An LA Getaway with Designer Kendall Conrad
Owner of Kendall Conrad Design
When I'm traveling I'm always looking for exotic getaways where everything – the smells and sights – are truly different. When I was five, I traveled to Mexico with my parents and they took me to the bullfights in Aguascalientes. I loved the pageantry of it all. At an after party for one of the bullfights, I was introduced to the matadors which was very exciting and I remember being struck by their colorful costumes and monteras (hats).
I would spend my perfect day in LA because the city has a little bit of everything. I love the laid-back beach life in Malibu; the cool, young, urban parts of Venice; and appreciate the hipness of West Hollywood. I would stay at the Hotel Bel-Air. The gardens and the pool are so beautiful. How can you resist swans floating in a pond? So romantic!
The place I'm most excited to go next is Marrakesh and Northern Africa.