This & That
Palos Verdes designer Carol de Miranda dreams up two visions of an epic entryway.
- Edited byJennie Nunn
“Displaying things from your travels is always a great way to give your home a personality. The mirrored elephant is a treasured piece from my trip to Thailand. I was also drawn to the silver deer heads for modern lines. The Moroccan stool adds warmth and an old-world feel for the perfect conversation starter. Pairing that with the Moroccan, a more contemporary piece makes for a unique blend of classic and modern.”
GET THE LOOK | Sydney desk, $899, Nina mirror, $349, Caprise table lamps, $199 each, Parker nesting tables, $249; all at Z Gallerie at Del Amo Fashion Center, zgallerie.com. Deer bookends, $15; Home Goods at Plaza El Segundo, homegoods.com. Moroccan stool, $500; Arhaus at Del Amo Fashion Center, arhaus.com. Succulent, $35; Palos Verdes Florist, palosverdesflorist.com. Vintage book, $5 each; Palos Verdes Thrift Store.
“I am always inspired by living in the South Bay, and the ocean is a constant source of beauty and innovation. I also enjoy finding vintage pieces throughout my design trips. I love the organic lines and reflective layers of the Sequoia console from Z Gallerie. I wanted to mix in natural elements from the sea with the coral. The abstract sailboat art was a vintage find, and I love the colors and geometric lines.”
GET THE LOOK | Sequoia console, $999, Addison lamp, $250, quartz crystal, $35; all at Z Gallerie at Del Amo Fashion Center, zgallerie.com. Turquoise vase, $35; Home Goods at Plaza El Segundo, homegoods.com.
Since 1936, members of lifeguard services throughout Southern California have gathered at sunset for the Judge Irving Taplin Medley Relay. Under special lights near the Hermosa Beach Pier, these friendly competitors test their endurance in a race that consists of two runners, four swimmers, four paddlers, one surf ski paddler and four two-person dories. The result: 40-minutes of pure adrenaline and sustained excitement … pushing even the fittest lifeguard to his or her physical limits. This year, a team from Victoria, Australia competed against our lifeguards. the winning team, LA County Central Section “A,” got the honor of holding the “Taplin Bell” perpetual trophy until the following year’s race.