Luxe Interiors + Design editor in chief Pamela Jaccarino and executive vice president and managing director Kate Kelly Smith co-hosted the inaugural Living Well summit on the lush and serene grounds of the renowned Sunset Marquis hotel in West Hollywood, California.
The invitation-only, day-long event brought together thought leaders from across the country, who were motivated and educated on issues of design that kept health and wellness in mind.
Speakers included Blair Costello, principal, director of interiors and healthy living at Vera Iconica Architecture; Max Lugavere, health and science podcaster, wellness journalist and New York Times best-selling author of Genius Foods, The Genius Life and Genius Kitchen; Sara C. Mednick, Ph.D., world-renowned sleep researcher and cognitive neuroscientist at University of California, Irvine, author of The Power of the Downstate and Take a Nap! Change Your Life; Jonsara Ruth, co-founder and design director at Parsons School of Design Healthy Materials Lab; innovative brand leader Edward Leaman and interior designer and TV personality Jeremiah Brent; and Caleb Anderson and DeAndre DeVane, co-founders of Well-Designed with lead facilitator Vallori Thomas.
The Living Well Summit was presented by title sponsors Benjamin Moore, California Closets, and Signature Kitchen Suites, as well as Crypton, Humanscale, Jeffrey Court, Kravet, Lutron, Material Bank, and The Shade Store, plus local sponsors Armadillo, El Løvaas, Flexform, KLAFS USA, Las Vegas Design Center and Terra Outdoor Living. Stage plantscaping and floral design by Jessica Viola of Viola Gardens of Los Angeles.