talk about a marriage made in heaven! i've been in love with calamigos ranch since my first visit for a friend's office party where i won a hula hooping contest forever ago. i've also been a longtime fan and OTTE shopper from back when i had a place in soho. suffice to say i was was over the moon when OTTE moved an outpost into one of my treasured malibu hangouts. beyond the fact that being at calamigos makes for stress free, no-rush shopping (and is easy to slip away to while everyone else is preoccupied with some manner of ranch fun), the selection is culled down to my exact wants and needs. how did they know i couldn't live without that piece when i wasn't even looking for it?
if you've never experienced shopping OTTE on either coast, it's a must the next time you're on the left or right side of the country!
since its inception in 1999 by retail innovator, kay lee, OTTE has been a new york destination with locations in the upper east side, tribeca, west village and most recently nolita. with a curated mix of both established and emerging designer collections, each store evokes the vibe of the neighborhood; the same can be said when OTTE traveled west and set up shop on the gorgeous calamigos ranch property in malibu. with its white-washed walls, hardwood floors and mix of natural materials, this sunlight-filled cottage captures chic, breezy california style with an edgy designer twist. as kai has been part of the OTTE new york store collections for many years, we were thrilled to join them here in our very own neighborhood and recently had a weekend trunk show to celebrate.
have a look at some photos of the event.
if your weekend ever allows, stop by OTTE calamigos to sip and shop (say hello to the wonderful brenda & diego!) and work up an appetite for brunch at the malibu cafe right next door -- one of our kai team's very favorite malibu destinations!