It’s almost here…With LEGENDS (May 9-11) fast approaching…we wanted to introduce you to our Ambassadors (some returning and some new) to hear what they’re looking forward to this year, some of their favorite LCDQ spots, and get a sneak peek into their new projects.

Sarah Sherman Samuel


This L.A. based Designer, Art Director, and Lifestyle muse won’t be traveling far to attend LEGENDS but that doesn’t lessen her excitement. “Being surrounded by so many other designers and people within the design industry is extremely inspiring,” she says. “Also, just being able to take some time to see what’s new and explore LCDQ as a whole without being on a sourcing mission.”

Like everyone else, the windows will be high on her list to see. “I love seeing designers bring their A-game,” says Samuel.

Known for her imaginative use of color and pattern, she currently is at work on a midcentury remodel for actress Mandy Moore and the office spaces of Oh Joy. Samuel will “be keeping an eye out for special pieces and inspiration for both.”

The local spots Sarah loves…


Alfred Tea Room

“For people who aren’t coffee drinkers (like me), it’s nice to have a place just for unique, well-crafted teas. And the interior is a must-see!”
705 N. Alfred Street

Galerie Carole Decombe

“There is always a statement piece to fall in love with. Their curation strikes the perfect intersection between art and functionality.”

8629 Melrose Avenue

Isabel Marant

“The front garden here is such a refreshing respite amongst the bustle of the LCDQ.”

8494 Melrose Place

Sarah Sherman Samuel

Follow her breezy, beautiful lifestyle @sarahshermansamuel