Last month, Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC) held its annual international fair at the Barkar Hangar in Santa Monica. Luckily, it coincided with my good friend Kate’s short but sweet visit to LA– a trip purposed for an interview with a potential post-law-school job.
I was fortunate to be on the VIP list (thanks, Hammer!), so in order to help relieve her stress from the rigorous job hunt, I invited Kate to join me to tour the art collection of Sam and Shanit Schwartz, followed by a proper brunch and shopping around Melrose.
The drive up Rodeo Drive, the trees cast with the perfect flat lighting.
The front yard/backyard/entry to the $2M Schwartz home overlooks the Holmby Hills
And the West LA skyline.
Living room full of art catalogues and a quirky print..
Wall opposite the breakfast nook, next to the kitchen
Portraits of the Schwartz girls
Framed photos spanning the family’s picturesque lives.
Kate admiring the view in the sun-kissed sitting area in the master suite.
Figures in the master bath.
Daughter Alexys Schwartz gave a rushed but informative tour of the collection.
The bar, the pool, and the beautiful LA sky.
Kate and I exhausted and hungry, waiting in line at Blu Jam Cafe…
For her 2nd and my 100th serving of the cafe’s famous crunchy french toast, succeeded by shopping on Melrose.