1 This is the front of fashion designer Jenni Kayne's boutique in West Hollywood, California. Jenni is best known for her timeless wardrobe classics. Her store was a wonderful place to hold the Jenni Kayne - Martha Stewart cocktail event celebrating the Martha Stewart Living 25th anniversary issue. http://www.jennikayne.com
3 The shop's window designs were inspired by the "fire starter" project Jenni did for our special 25th anniversary issue of Living. Hemp twine is used to bundle small dried branches found in the woodland and mixed with lavender or sage for a pleasant scent. Visit Jenni Kayne's blog Rip & Tan for more fire starter ideas. http://ripandtan.jennikayne.com/?s=fire+starter
4 In this photo, I'm joined by Annie Campbell, Amy Blessing and Jenni. All three are close friends who were featured in that same 25th anniversary issue of Living - on newsstands now. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan)
5 Lots of beautiful branches in tall vessels provide a natural evergreen scene surrounding some of Jenni's fashions.
6 Jenni's clothing style spans both age and season for today's modern woman. In this window is a simple, yet elegant black dress with a fringed bottom and sleeves.
7 The hors d'oeuvres and cocktails were by Annie Campbell, owner of the catering business, Apres Fete. apresfete.blogspot.com
8 The cheeseboard included fruits, nuts, fig jam, honey, crackers and a variety of cheeses. @annielcampbell
9 Here I am with actor, Jason Bateman. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan)
10 Fresh green and white farmer's market crudités were served on a giant cutting board - cauliflower, cucumber spears, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli - served with a selection of seasonal dips.
11 Some of the bites passed around were these curried cauliflower pancakes with spiced yogurt, pomegranate seed and chives.
12 And, mini grilled cheese sandwiches with sharp cheddar, pickled apple and crispy sage.
13 Here I am with entrepreneurs, Clare Vivier, Heather Taylor, and Simone LeBlanc. I called Clare the "bag lady" because she designs beautiful handbags, totes and wallets - and, her bags are made in America. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan)
14 The event's cocktails included a "spicy gimlet" made with mezcal, cucumber, mint, lime, habanero tincture on salted rimmed glasses, and a "smoky Paloma" with grapefruit juice, lime, honey, and rosemary.
15 Mezcal Union was used for the cocktails, but there was also wine from Gargiulo Vineyards, and delicious champagne provided by Perrier-Jouet. @mezcalunion, @gargiulo_vineyards, @perrierjouet
16 The dessert table included chocolate chip cookies with sea salt, chocolate espresso cookies, chocolate dipped seasonal fruits and candied citrus.
17 Holistic health counselor and blogger, Pamela Salzman, and actress, activist and blogger, Shiva Rose. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan)
18 I Invited my friends and entrepreneurs, Michel and Sally Perrin, to join me at the party.
20 I am joined by my creative director of Weddings and Style, Kate Berry, and Erin.
21 Here's a fun photo of Amanda Alexander, COO for The Great, Kate, and designer, Meritt Elliott of The Great. Merritt, along with her business partner, Emily Current, were also the duo behind the popular "boyfriend jean" craze.
22 This is my makeup artist, Daisy Schwartzberg.
23 Here I am with designer, Rachel Zoe, in her beautiful jacket.
24 And, here I am with the Kayne sisters - Maggie, Jenni and Saree.
25 This is Eve Gerber, co-founder of a non-profit organization called Heart. She opened her home for a lovely dinner that followed the cocktail event. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Jenni Kayne)
26 This is owner and chef of Heirloom LA, Matt Poley. He prepared all the food at the "after party" dinner. http://heirloomla.com
27 This photo, and the following few black and white images, were taken by Victoria Pearson, a gifted photographer who has been contributing her talents to my magazines for many years. Daisy stopped for this quick snapshot.
28 Here is Kate with Jenni, pastry chef and owner of Merci To Go, Elizabeth Colling - also a former food editor for Martha Stewart Living, and Jenni Kayne brand creative manager, Lauren Elliott. (Photo by Victoria Pearson)
29 Here, Victoria captured several of us enjoying casual conversations around the coffee table. Interior designer, Nathan Turner, is in the center talking to Jana Branson, director of publicity and corporate communications for Martha Stewart Living. (Photo by Victoria Pearson)
30 A nice photo of Nathan, myself and Kevin. (Photo by Victoria Pearson)
31 Jenni Kayne's sister, Maggie, owns an art gallery called Kayne Griffin Corcoran. Maggie gave us a tour during our Los Angeles visit. This is a James Turrell installation of light and space. http://www.kaynegriffincorcoran.com/
32 Each room of the installation shows a different colored light that changed every few seconds.
33 In his work, Turrell uses light and space to engage his visitors. These lights were mesmerizing. James Turrell is best known for his work in progress, "Roden Crater", a natural cinder cone crater located outside Flagstaff, Arizona, that he is turning into a massive naked-eye observatory.
34 Turrell believes human perception is his true medium. In all, the installation included three major "elliptical glass" works with LED lights.
35 A selection of unique graphic works, including this print, were taken from "Aten Reign", the large work Turrell created for the atrium of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City nearly three years ago. The prints capture stages of light projected in the Guggenheim's curved architecture.
36 This is the meditation room, part of James Turrell's Perception Cells series. Guests lay down in a dome for a complete sensory isolation, light and sound experience - it was so fascinating. The dome is made with LED lights, and is about 15-feet high by nearly 17-feet across.
37 Maggie also showed us this beautiful view of the sky through a skylight in the gallery's conference room. It was a nice ending to a lovely tour.