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.

Marisa Marcantonio


This design insider and creative consultant oversees a daily guide to design trends, up-and-coming talent, and resources with a unique joie de vivre. She’ll be heading to LEGENDS once again to be a part of “the design camaraderie and community of Los Angeles that can’t be beat.” (No pun intended.)

Like most, she’s looking forward to the cinematic windows lining La Cienega. “The visually stunning themed windows are endlessly inspiring with a dose of Hollywood magic,” she says. “The interpretation of the theme can be tame or outrageous and that’s part of the fun.”

Being a leader in the digital decor space, Marcantonio is especially interested in the intersection of design and technology. “I love that there are new ways of doing things online that make the creative process easier and better for interior designers like the custom furniture startup I’ve been working for called Showroom.”

In-between covering the event for her readers, she’ll enjoy catching up with friends, discovering new design voices, and hearing what everyone has been up to for the past 12 months. “ It’s like a college reunion, which is what I love about the many events and panels,” she says.

Here are her picks for where to head in-between keynotes…


Harbinger & Harbinger By Hand

“I know I’ll run into many of my favorite designers shopping this unique mix of finds from Europe and California.”
752 North La Cienega Boulevard

Alfred Coffee

“When the jet lag kicks in, I get an iced coffee at Alfred's to head off the 4p.m. "wall of tired."
1200 Getty Center Drive

Clare V.

“Her accessories and aesthetic are clean and minimal and there is always a great Instagram moment to be had there.”
619 N. Croft Avenue


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