Set the scene for enchanted evenings at three new versatile venues
The latest from the team behind Los Angeles’ Lombardi House—a Victorian farmhouse turned event hotspot—is a versatile new indoor-outdoor venue with undertones of Spanish Revival and California coastal design. Inside, natural light floods through the wraparound paned windows; branching bubble chandeliers hang from the tall, exposed ceiling; and a brass-and-marble bar waits to beckon more than 200 seated guests. Nano doors slide open to the courtyard and patio, where twinkle lights, a fireplace and a Spanish-style water fountain set the vibe for alfresco cocktails. 1323 Highland Ave., L.A., 844-544-6873; casitahollywood.com.
Written by ANUSH BENLIYAN.
ROLLING GREENS ON MATEO
Plant fanatics flock to Rolling Greens in Culver City and Beverly Grove for the retailer’s varied greenery, eclectic home decor treasures, design services and DIY workshops. Last fall, owners Laurie Resnick and Greg Salmeri revealed their latest project: a 2-acre flagship located in the Arts District. In addition to a furniture/lifestyle showroom, the grounds’ 45,000 square feet offer flexible, stunning settings in the form of a sprawling greenhouse, and a wine bar and cafe, plus the option for a tent that can accommodate up to 250 seated guests. 1005 Mateo St., L.A., 213-271-2047; rollinggreensnursery.com.
Written by JESSICA RITZ.
“There was a need for a creative events space that had an aesthetic point of view but lets planners and stylists lend their twist to it,” says Steve Fortunato of Los Angeles-based Hospitality Collaborative, who opened The Harper in Costa Mesa last August. Fortunato, whose portfolio includes The Fig House in Highland Park, tapped L.A. interior designer Cliff Fong and Salt Landscape Architects, along with pieces from Portia de Rossi’s General Public fine art venture, to bring, in Fortunato’s words, “a sense of timelessness” to the venue. Fong blended provincial-style furniture and accessories with contemporary elements for an urbane, sophisticated vibe. Features include bride and groom suites, two gardens and a 6,300-square-foot interior party space that accommodates up to 300 guests. Hosting an event at The Harper also means having access to roomforty and Pharmacie, Hospitality Collaborative’s full-service culinary and beverage operations. 1618 Ohms Way, Costa Mesa, 323-254-4103; theharperoc.com.
Written by JESSICA RITZ.