Saturday, March 25, 2017

Furniture Store Pat



We all have our favorite diversions. My Travel Buddy Pat's favorite indulgence is to visit modern furniture stores. 

The employees in the modern furniture stores in Pat's home in Toronto, Canada know my friend Pat well. Pat is a frequent visitor to their establishments, as they well know when they see Pat's shaven head enter their floor to ceiling glass doors. 


Pat checking out a recliner at CB2 in West Hollywood

When we're visit West Hollywood in California, one of the first places we visit is the CB2 store at 8000 Sunset Plaza (see banner photo).  We frequent this plaza because that's where our favorite foodie place, The Veggie Grill, is located. A CB2 store is also located there.  


The Veggie Grill in West Hollywood, California

This plaza is located on Sunset Boulevard, right across the street from the Comedy Store and the Chateau Marmont Hotel. Talk about a prime location. Absolutely one of our favorite places to visit when we're in West Hollywood. Of course we have yet to spot a celebrity but that's all right. We enjoy the vibe.


Me and Pat enjoying about to enjoy an excellent meal at the Veggie Grill (all vegan!)

Thus every time we have a meal at the Veggie Grill, we make a side visit to the CB2 furniture store. I have too admit I too like the furniture in CB2.  If I had to furnish my house from scratch, I would definitely use modern furniture. I like that clean, uncluttered look. Unfortunately over the years I have accumulated a mish mash of furniture that I am stuck with now unless a hurricane wipes out my house here in Delaware.


Pat enjoying a smoothie while sitting on his favorite sofa at CB2 in West Hollywood (the sofa is you Pat!)

So when we make our annual visit to California, one thing is always on our itinerary, and that is a visit to the modern furniture emporiums. Last year we even visited one in Beverly Hills. Of course the prices in that store were astronomical but it was interesting to see how the Other Half lives. 

We have yet to visit a movie studio (unless you count "The Price is Right") but you can be sure we'll always visit the modern furniture stores. Hey, I'm okay with that. 

6 comments:

  1. Yep, Ron, I'm easily entertained with modern furniture and modern design. I know you have an appreciation for it too. And it is so cheap to window shop. Altho I do support these stores due to this addiction of mine. While most people hang on to furniture for years, often over a decade - I have the problem of wanting to keep changing until I get it right. And it's with embarrassment that I confess I've had 8 sofas, or groupings, in just under 30 years. One of which lasted 2 weeks. What was I thinking. But as I have little else in the way of furniture at least my expenditures have been restricted. And, thanks, Ron for your patience in tagging along with me on these furniture treks I make. btw - I think I've got everything in place ready for my Hamilton move.
    Pat

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  2. Hi Ron, there is a very good facebook/blog site you might enjoy. It's called VINTAGE LOS ANGELES. Alison Martino maintains it. She is the daughter of Al Martino, the great singer, and she covers of the good old days of LALA LAND.

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    1. Thanks Mike. We'll check it out next time we're in Los Angeles.
      Ron

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    2. Ron, it is not a place in LA it's a facebook blog. Vintage Los Angeles, it is about the good old days of Hollywood. Alison is a native local favorite.

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  3. I enjoyed the video of the CB2 store - and I'm rather surprised that they allowed you to film it (some proprietors are bitchy). Modern furniture isn't my style - and yet I like the clean, sophisticated simplicity of it. And I do love the leather sofa that intrigues Pat.

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    1. Jon,
      Yes, I know some stores are fussy about videotaping. Wegmans is bad about that. They wouldn't even let me take a photo outside of the storefront. That leather sofa was comfortable but Pat has since bought another one. The one in the video was too big for his new place.
      Ron

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