New York City Showcases Luxury at ICFF!

The very best of luxury products for both residential and commercial design can be found at the ICFF, International Contemporary Furniture Fair, which was just held in New York City in May. As a luxury interior designer, I make it … Continue reading

Steamy in California

Talk about a steamy trip to California! What an amazing trip from Los Angeles all the way north to San Francisco to take in the beauty of A Well Designed Life as well as participate in one.  October’s #BlogTourCali by Modenus  treated all to a indescribable day with @Mrs_Steam aka Martha Orellana of Mr. Steam aka Feel Good Inc. Yes, that’s the name.

Did you know that there are at least 40 Benefits of Steam Therapy? One benefit for sure was being on a bus headed up Highway 101 to Santa Barbara to the Bacara Resort and Spa for an amazing day of yoga, steam, facials and a delicious lunch.

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First we had to warm up for all the great things that lay ahead of us that day. Yoga was wonderful by the ocean. Photo: Chasen West

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Highly recommend visiting Bacara when in the area! Photo: Patti Johnson

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Our fearless leaders, Martha Orellana and Veronika Miller of Modenus lead us to A Well Designed Life. I am so grateful to have been a part of it.And no, the guys did NOT accompany us into the steam room. Girls only! Photo: Patti Johnson 

Tala Bath & Body essential oils, clays, scrubs and soaps are derived from the Moroccan landscape and produced locally. Tala Bath & Body Argan Oil is good for your skin. It nourishes and soothes, helping your skin combat environmental damage and other aging factors. Tala Bath & Body transforms the steam shower experience into an exotic sensual experience where steam meets the timeless scents of Morocco. Photo: Mr. Steam

A Well Designed Life incorporates more than just a single element of living. It is about mind, body and soul.  To begin a day with friends traveling to a posh resort such as Bacara, having a yoga session by the ocean in the sunshine, experiencing a a steam room and high quality facial products amongst friends then being served a delicious lunch on the rooftop was definitely a well designed day in my life to be sure!

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STEAMTHERAPY™ by mr. steam may be the only true therapy you need! Photo: Mr. Steam

According to Wikipedia: A Turkish bath or hamam (Turkish: hamam, Arabic: الحمام, ḥammām‎) is the Turkish[1] variant of the Roman bath, steambath, sauna, or Russian banya, distinguished by a focus on water, as distinct from ambient steam.

In Western Europe, “Turkish bath” as a method of cleansing and relaxation became popular during the Victorian era. The process involved in taking a Turkish bath is similar to that of a sauna, but is more closely related to ancient Greek and ancient Roman bathing practices.

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Conversation is always as yummy as the food with this group to be sure! Photo: Chasen West

 

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YUM~ Photo: Patti Johnson

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DOUBLE YUM~ Photo: Patti Johnson

 

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TRIPLE YUM~ Photo: Chasen West

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Big THANK YOU to Mr. Steam who generously helped sponsor this trip and provided  products to use from their new line TALA, available from premier Mr. Steam dealers.

Thank you for stopping by Chatti Patti Talks Design.  Disclaimer: Even though this is a sponsored post, I only agree to endorse products that I approve of and have experienced.  I sell Mr. Steam units to my clients and can recommend them with ease!

 

 

Is #California ready for #BlogTourCali?

The rumor is true; #ChattiPatti is headed to California for a #BlogTour extravaganza, #BlogTourCali! If you have been following, you know that I have attended a Modenus BlogTour once before for the London Design Festival in September, 2012.

October, 2014 takes me to the WestEdge Design Fair and OH MY, wait until  you see the lineup of events for design education and inspiration: You can see more here. I’m really, really looking forward to all the fun and opportunities to meet the sponsors of this great trip and to talk to and hopefully interview many of them and others for Chatti Patti Talks Design future blog posts!

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Yes, this is the Coast Line of which I will be gazing at next week while on #BlogTourCali! Can’t WAIT!

Over the course of the next few weeks, I will be posting about all of the wonderful places that I get to attend and also be sharing a little bit about each company who is sponsoring our group on this trip. Major companies such as Miele, Mr. Steam, Zephyr, DXV, WestEdge Design Fair and of course Modenus!

One event sponsored by Zephyr  is celebrating ten years with renowned designer Fu-Tung Cheng of Cheng Design.  Check out his website in the provided link to see his amazing aesthetic.  I can’t wait to meet him during a dinner event in Zephyr’s showroom!

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Woo Hoo – Golden Gate, here we come!

There will be so much to share with you as we embark on this road trip that begins in LA and ends up in San Francisco, California. Chatti will be an understatement.

Thanks so much for stopping by Chatti Patti Talks Design, be sure to check back soon and often as #BlogTourCali unfolds and learn a little more about the other participants.