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La Cienega Design Shops to Host Weekend of Events

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Those who are longing to stretch their legs again after last weekend's West 3rd Street Spring Stroll needn't wait too much longer—the shops of La Cienega's Design Quarter are set to fling open their doors for three days of festivities. The Legends of La Cienega Design Walk will be taking place from Thurday, May 7 through Saturday, May 9, in an apparent attempt to bring foot traffic to the stretch.

First, the bad news: We didn't see any mention of sales in the event's literature. Even so, there are still plenty of signings, seminars and cocktail receptions to distract you from the Tivo for a few hours, from Saturday's green design talks at Bausman & Company and Lee Stanton Antiques to an exhibition of work by LA's "most promising" design students at Catherine Malendrino Maison. And, proving that fashion and interiors are forever entwined, Marge Carson, The Red House, and Catherine Malandrino Maison are all hosting discussions on how runway trends translate to the world of decor. The best part is that it's all free, which makes that lack of deep discounts—and, with it, the lack of temptation to splurge on that totally impractical antique chandelier because it's such a great deal—seem a little more palatable.
· Elle Decor Presents Legends of La Cienega Design Walk [Official Site]