After Stacey Bewkes, a former New York art director living in Connecticut, attended Legends last year, she was hooked.  So when the La Cienega Design Quarter invited her to be a Legends Ambassador in 2014, she eagerly accepted and copiously covered the LEGENDS events as well as the shops and windows in the quarter in her lifestyle blog, Quintessence.

“I am excited to be reporting from Los Angeles as a Legends Ambassador for one of my favorite annual design events,” wrote Bewkes in her first post. “The La Cienega Design Quarter is hard to beat for its charming array of shops… (and the) packed schedule of informative events make this a not to be missed extravaganza. This year’s theme, Novel Interiors, Storytelling by Design, is right up my alley. For me, it’s always all about the story, and the translation of words into visuals is how I spent the majority of my career.”

Her five blog posts covering LEGENDS, the celebrated windows of the La Cienega Design Quarter, and her favorite shops in the LCDQ, can be found here:

Incidentally, just days after Bewkes returned to the East Coast from her LCDQ Ambassador stint she was named among Domino magazine’s top 26 bloggers. Quintessence has been featured in House Beautiful, Luxe MagazineTraditional Home and Elle Decor online. Quintessence also was winner of the 2013 Design Bloggers Hall of Fame for best blog.

Stacey Bewkes – Quintessence Lifestyle Blog