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11 July 2016

Style Spotlight on Melrose Avenue

All Santa Barbara umbrellas are equally at home on semi-covered patios as they are under a wide-open sky. Case in point, these oh-so-fun pink and white striped Paseos on the indoor-outdoor patio at the chic, kid-friendly, organic West Hollywood eatery, Au Fudge.

Also dubbed the ‘SoHo House for kids” by NY Magazine, Au Fudge is equal parts restaurant, gourmet marketplace and kids’ clubhouse. Co-owner, interior designer and fashion stylist to the stars, Estee Stanley insisted on Paseo umbrellas from Santa Barbara Designs to add playful panache to the indoor-outdoor dining patio.

In a recent media interview, Ms. Stanley, who has long dressed co-Au Fudge owner actress Jessica Biel for the red carpet, and also designed the interior of her home, said of Au Fudge, “I just wanted it to feel like you were coming over to my house. We all really wanted it to feel inviting and not like you’re going to a restaurant.”

Ms. Stanley specifies Santa Barbara umbrellas on her design projects whenever she can. She does, after all have an eye for fashion.