West 3rd Street in Los Angeles is filled with little discoveries of vibrancy and things to love. My colleague and collaborator, Emily Tate, and I were not only shopping for ourselves but for partners to hold an event with. We seek out small producers that personally involve themselves in every aspect of their art and design.
We came across a dark Gothic building that stood out from its neighbors' bright white and jewel tones. I seemed to be gravitating to a snakeskin backpack in the display window. No choice was allowed; we had to go into Elisabeth Weinstock's store. It was a great little shop; every piece unique and magnificent. More than just backpacks and purses, there were boxing gloves, baseball bats and home decor all gloriously wrapped in the elegance of exotic leathers. I particularly remember being enamored by this tall exotic jewelry box with eight slender drawers wrapped in emerald green leather. Gorgeous.
I walked out of her store with two things that day. First, a black snakeskin backpack that travels the world with me. Second, the intent to share these amazing pieces with you. You may not have known about Elisabeth Weinstock. It is a great pleasure for me to introduce you to her vision and talent with this curated collection.