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.



The dapper designer runs his interiors business, lifestyle brand, and shop on a historic block of Magazine Street in New Orleans. Smith, who made his first LEGENDS trip in 2015, is eager to return for what he describes as “the best three-day summer camp you can imagine.”

He loves the expansive, curated collections at some of the Quarter’s iconic shops. “Mecox Gardens, Harbinger, Lee Stanton, and Dragonette Ltd (to name a few) are always so inspiring for me,” he says. “As a designer and also a retail proprietor myself, I’m always looking to see what’s next because it happens in L.A. first.”

Currently designing actress Annie Potts’ home in New Orleans (“I was obsessed with “Designing Women” as a child”), Smith also has a line of cocktail and occasional tables coming out this summer. “My job is all about knowledge and finding the best for my clients, and my projects,” he says. “LEGENDS is the best of the best. I leave with new resources, new business contacts, and new friends.”

In between shopping and soirees, Shaun can be found at…


Urth Caffe

“I always stop here for a quick bite on my way to the Design Center. The Niçoise Salad is to die for. It’s also not a bad idea to get a coffee and a chocolate chunk cookie to go.”
8565 Melrose Avenue

The Architecture Tour at The Getty

“Learning about Richard Meier’s architecture, and his vision for the Getty Museum site was so fascinating. It takes 45 minutes and is free.”

1200 Getty Center Drive

Sunset Tower Bar

“Inspired by Old Hollywood, the interiors are chic and welcoming. The discrete niche seating always has you wondering what star is seated around the corner.”
8358 West Sunset Boulevard

Shaun Smith Style

Follow his Southern charm @shaunsmithstyle