The number one tip for a successful launch party? A glamorous guest list! Just ask "Hot 20" member Gary Friedman, who recently hosted some of LA's most beautiful for the opening of his company's massive new retail space on Melrose Avenue.
The new RH West Hollywood, The Gallery on Melrose Avenue, is a 40,000 square foot "retail environment" featuring Restoration Hardware's trademark pieces, interior design studio, a Ben Soleimani rug showroom, and a Bellocq organic tea atelier. And on the third-floor rooftop? An olive grove garden and park with views of the Hollywood Hills!
“Our vision is to create an environment that blurs the lines between residential and retail, interiors and exteriors, offline and online," said Friedman, who envisions the new space as a way to celebrate the creative spirit of West Hollywood and the Los Angeles Design District.
A Pregnant Molly Sims Relaxes on an RH Couch
Among those in a celebratory mood at the party: Paris and Nicky Hilton, Camilla Belle, January Jones, Jaime King, Michelle Trachtenberg, Molly Sims, Vanessa Lachey, Chord Overstreet, Josh Henderson, Estee Stanley, Jacqui Getty and Jennifer Howell, to name a few.
RH West Hollywood, The Gallery on Melrose Avenue, 8564 Melrose Avenue, open Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., valet parking, 310-652-0323.
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