While in Los Angeles last month, David and I met up with friends for lunch at The Butcher’s Daughter in Venice Beach. I was in full vacation mode and with menu in hand I started daydreaming about having a vacation home in the style of the restaurant. The bright and airy space with pops of cobalt blue and copper cleverly evokes a feminine take on a classic butcher’s shop – where they chop and filet veggies instead of meat. (I tried their Mediterranean Butcher Bowl. Amazing.)
The following day I was catching up with my friend Dani, and she informed me that my dream of being able to stay in a “Butcher’s Daughter” cottage could easily become a reality. The Butcher’s Daughter, Heather Tierney, just opened her latest project – Bungalow and Breakfast – a private guest cottage along the Venice Canals that offers a complimentary breakfast at the restaurant with every night’s stay. The same California-cool that we know and love from her restaurants pervades Heather’s rental cottage which you can see on Instagram here. Rattan furniture, shibori cushions, Morrocan rugs and a plethora of houseplants come together to create a bohemian refuge steps from buzzy Abbot Kinney. I know where I want to stay next time I’m in town!
I’ve been so inspired by the beautiful homes, restaurants, and hotels I’ve been visiting around the country, and often want to bring a piece of the experience – and decor – home. Because of this, I’m introducing a “Shop the Post” feature on my site which will highlight small touches you can use in your own home to get the look. I hope you find this a helpful and inspiring resource as you create the home of your dreams. xx SF