Giannetti Home Or Why I Was Late Getting to the Airport

Last Friday, 

Pillows at Giannetti Home
while leaving Los Angeles International Airport:

Husband:   "Why were you late picking me up?"

Me:   "Sorry.  I stopped at Brooke's from Velvet and Linen shop on San Vincente since I was up here."

Husband:   "Who?"

Me:   "Brooke Giannetti.  The blogger who makes everyone else look like a slacker.  Great mom, wife, interior designer, store owner, philanthropist, book writer, chicken farmer..."

Husband:   "...  a blogger Idol?"

Me:  "She sent me an encouraging email when I felt like quitting the blog in the beginning."

Husband:   "Like 'Martha Stewart'? Well, then I guess that's OK you left your poor husband waiting at the curb."

Earlier At Giannetti Home:

Me:   "Hi.  I am a fan of Brooke's blog. I just mentioned her on 
my famous Joy of Doing Laundry Post.  Here's my card. 
Thanks for the silver spoon ornament that I won last Christmas."
Kelly (cute store manager/designer):   "She's not here right now. They are doing the home tour installation to benefit the Gilt and Ashton Kutcher for the DNA Foundation." 

Me:    "Oh, that's right. I knew that.
(to inner self: that's creepy, you haven't even met Brooke personally, oh well).  Mind if I take some photos?"

Kelly:   "Go right ahead. Want a tour?"

Me:   "Sure."
Source: Lisa Romerein...Better photo than what I took.

The design space is to the right of the amazing bird cage.  
There was a beautiful sapphire blue roll of Fortuny fabric on one of the desks.  

"Oh no!  
 Look at the time!
May I purchase this heavenly smelling candle, please?
I'm in a hurry but, hopefully, I'll catch all green lights."

Best Wishes,
Mary Ann

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  1. What a treat to go to Brooke's shop! I'd love to see it in person. Love your commentary with your husband!

  2. Haha. Things like that happen to me all the time.

  3. My husband might still be at the airport! I am in love with those pillows. Is that a stack of the book she wrote? I will have to check out her blog. Thanks for a fun post!


  4. My husband may not be as understanding as yours, but you were perfectly justified in being late!

  5. So funny! I know, it does seem creepy to know so much about someone you don't even know or have not met. That is just how it works in this case. I would love to visit the store, I am sure I would want everything. I would have called my hubby to get himself a cab:)

  6. Great pictures! Love Brooke and the store. Her chickens are my favorite.
    Glad that you were able to visit. Wish I was close by, but then again I would spend all of my money.
    Hope you day is going well.

  7. What a gorgeous place. She sure has a lot of style.

  8. You are too funny!! I'm sure I would have been late as well. Good think I don't live closer!! I've always loved the label on their candle. And the icing on the cake is that they are just so darn nice!!

  9. This looks so fun! I'm sure the same thing would have happened to me if I was in that store. :-)

  10. I just love your blog and now you've given me another one to love. Thanks for sharing!

  11. hahahaha that's hilarious! I can totally imagine you looking at the time, yet still strolling the store looking around prettiness. I can't blame you!

  12. See? Only you darling bloggers would be on my side about being late. It made a trip to LAX fun!
    Mary Ann

  13. What a cute post Mary Ann - you are so funny! Her store is great and worth the trip - airport or not! What a shame you missed meeting her though.

  14. That is too funny!!! But I have to say I think the shop was totally worth it!!!

  15. Mary Ann...Love this post! I would not have been late to pick up my husband...
    I would have forgotten him until my cell rang...Oops! thanks for the humor...sounds like you had fun.

  16. What a great post! You took great photos! The shop looks amazing. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  17. Very cute blog! What a treat to get to visit Brooke's store! Well worth being late! Maybe one day this east coast girl will get to visit too;)
    Debbi @ the beach

  18. Love her blog. I'm sure her store is gorgeous!

  19. "Blogger idol"....I love that he used that term! Great post...I can't believe you were discouraged and wanted to quit blogging....your blog is awesome! Maybe I have a case of "blogger idol"...HAHAHAHA! Thanks for sharing.

  20. Lucky girl... getting to go there!! xo

  21. Just found your blog and I love it! I would be very late picking my husband up if I stopped in that store! Such gorgeous things, I want that chair and those pillows! Look forward to following you! xo


  22. hahaha! I LOVE that!! Its true you do get to know people through the blogosphere and then realize you haven't even met them!

    And your husbands reaction was classic. Thanks for the smiles!

  23. To Funny! I love it. Yay to supportive husbands who have lost us to the wonderful world of design and blogging x

  24. Cute! I bet she is really nice in person...I can just tell.

  25. I was so sorry that I wasn't in the shop when you popped by, but maybe it was for the best. Surely you would have missed your flight once we started chatting! Thank you so much for your lovely (and very funny!) post about our shop.
    I hope you will drop in again on your next visit to LA.
    I can't wait to meet you in person, but please make sure to set aside more time next time :)

  26. would love to see the store in person. thanks for the tour. the office space chair has the blue that I am working into one of our rooms. and the desk is similar to what I want to make. ha.

  27. She has a gorgeous store! My DH would have thrown a fit about being left at the airport -- he's most impatient -- sigh. But that store was well worth seeing and spending time exploring! :-)


  28. Seems like a perfectly good reason to be late! :)

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. I am your newest follower!

  29. Such a fun story!
    Great store too... Heading to Cali tomorrow... Hmmm.

  30. Love this story...I just bought that same candle:)


  31. Beautiful blog. If you want follow me, and I'll follow you too :)
    Alla Moda e con Stile

  32. Hysterical.....love the running narration! Very funny...and of course the pictures speak for themselves, just fabulous...she has great style. Really enjoyed this!
    please stop by my blog for my first ever giveway a gorgeous french chair!

  33. I always love your posts, your blog but what I love the most is your personality. You always make me smile, laugh with your posts!

    Great pictures! Thank you for the tour, sweetie!

    Have a great weekend!


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

    Post of the day: DEXTER INSPIRED DECOR. (warning: it's creepy!!!) :-)

  34. Mary Ann, how fun I would have done the same thing!! I totally understand. I have been following Brooke's blog for a very long time and she is by far one of the most generous talented ladies around. I don't think their is an un-kind bone in her body!! Love her shop and how fun to go there!! Fun post, Happy Weekend,Kathysue

    PS thank you for your sweet comments and reading of my blog!!!

  35. Funny post! We can all understand why you would be delayed. Such a beautiful shop.

  36. Ahh I can totally understand you forgot the time in that heavenly boutique! Poor hubby though. And LOL @ "blogger idol"!

    xo Linda

  37. A great boutique to loose track of time in! Good thing you have a good natured hubby...
    You can make it up to him on Valentines Day!!

  38. Happy Pink Saturday!

    Love all these things at this store!

    ~ Gabriela ~

  39. Couldn't think of a better place to linger longer Mary Ann!
    Millie x


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