Fiona McCarthy of WISH Magazine, in a piece published on the evening, said ‘[Founder Shelley Simpson] hosted a spectacular dinner in honour of the leading handmade porcelain brand’s 25th anniversary and its Los Angeles store’s first anniversary. Together with Garcia House’s owner, John McIlwee, Simpson welcomed a small gathering of West Coast press and friends to revel in the beauty of the house’s sweeping 11m vaulted ceilings and sensitively restored mid-century details (including the glass window panels that have afforded it another nickname, the Rainbow House), and a table elegantly laid with a mix of Mud Australia bowls and plates in the brand’s signature pared-back pastel shades.’
All photos by Stefanie Keenan
Mud founder Shelley Simpson and John McIllwee
Tess Lloyd, Erin Garvan, Kelli Lamb (Rue Magazine), Lauren Urband, Etosha Moh (both The Consultancy PR) and Ben Heap
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