Last time I was in NY, some friends and I went to this little french restaurant on Gansevoort in the meatpacking district and while the restaurant was delish (although no one remembers the name…) it was the chandelier that stood out in my mind.

It was enormous and made entirely of wine and champagne glasses.  I would never put that in my house but it was definitely something to see.

Although last time I was in LA (with the same friends) we went to the Tasting Kitchen for dinner and drinks.   My favorite in Venice Beach.

We sat under this gorgeous crystal and wrought iron chandelier at long communal oak tables.   I recognized it from Restoration Hardware as The Boyfriend and I have been eyeing it for some time.

We did buy a persian rug.  At least a step in the right direction.

Baby steps…