I want to live at Bottega Louie. Downtown LA's spot has been open since April but, it was my first time going today and I adore it. (Yay downtown LA! I'm rootin' for you.) I love it when someplace gets everything right! These people have spent a lot of time studying the successes of the likes of Dean & Deluca in NY and Ladurée in Paris. White subway tile, white marble floor, gilded counters, a great selection of wines, skinny baguette sandwiches and MACARONS! Yum. They didn't have my favorite Ladurée flavor, fleur de sel caramel, but the raspberry went fast and the chocolate chewiness was just right. (Oh yeah, and the salad sample plate we ate for lunch was delish, too!)
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Nylon's Diane Chang blogged about how charitable the pop-up boutique is, too...And she snapped some cute pics of my wrist wrap:
And, the new fall color Navy Messenger bag - not yet on website but very soon - is available for order at the gallery!
July 15, 2009