Luxe's Living Well Summit
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Luxe's Living Well Summit
Oct 26, 2022 | West Hollywood | Lisa Kelley Remerowski
Luxe's Living Well Summit

On Wednesday, October 26, Luxe Interiors + Design editor in chief Pamela Jaccarino and executive vice president and managing director of Luxe and chief sales officer of Sandow Design Group 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 informative and inspirational gathering was the centerpiece event to kick off Luxe’s new pillar, Wellness by Design, which features wellness-focused print and digital content throughout November and December along with exclusive wellness programming, including Living Well presentations, on the Wellness by Design channel, launching November 14 on DesignTV by Sandow. 

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 KitchenSara 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 Suite, 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 was created by Jessica Viola of Viola Gardens of Los Angeles.

“Wellness in design has never been more important, and it represents so many ideas to so many different people,” said Jaccarino. “I’m incredibly proud of the engaging content we shared at our inaugural Living Well summit, as well as in our 14 November/December print editions and on our upcoming wellness channel on DesignTV. We are excited to lead the conversation around creating a happier, healthier and more regenerative world.”

“The Living Well summit’s focus on wellness, flexibility and sustainability through design aligns perfectly with our True to Food mission,” said Helen Cho, head of marketing for Signature Kitchen Suite. “We were thrilled to join forces with Luxe on this inaugural event and showcase how our line of high-performing appliances offers the perfect blend of innovation, precision and purposeful design for every kitchen and every appetite, along with the flexibility to prepare and enjoy food in the best way possible.”

“At California Closets, we believe in the core relationship between belonging and belongings,” said Emily Reaman, senior director of content, public relations and partnerships at California Closets. “Intentionally designed and personalized spaces deeply affect how we live and how we feel, and that’s why we were thrilled to be a proud partner with Luxe Interiors + Design for this inaugural Living Well summit.” 

“Benjamin Moore celebrates wellness in design and believes in the critical importance of wellness in our industry—from how color and design choices can influence a space to the well-being of those who bring such environments to life—a sentiment shared by Luxe Interiors + Design,” said Lauren Corbin, senior manager of A&D, Benjamin Moore.

Kate Kelly Smith
Kate Kelly Smith
Kate Kelly Smith
Pamela Jaccarino
Pamela Jaccarino
Pamela Jaccarino
Lani Ton-Nu, Emily Reaman, Edward Leaman, Hannah Nieves and Francesca Harris
Lani Ton-Nu, Emily Reaman, Edward Leaman, Hannah Nieves and Francesca Harris
Lani Ton-Nu, Emily Reaman, Edward Leaman, Hannah Nieves and Francesca Harris
Helen Cho
Helen Cho
Helen Cho
Kate Kelly Smith, Max Lugavere and Pamela Jaccarino
Kate Kelly Smith, Max Lugavere and Pamela Jaccarino
Kate Kelly Smith, Max Lugavere and Pamela Jaccarino
Blair Costello
Blair Costello
Blair Costello
Kelly Velocci and Brittany Ambridge
Kelly Velocci and Brittany Ambridge
Kelly Velocci and Brittany Ambridge
The Well-Designed aromatherapy bar
The Well-Designed aromatherapy bar
The Well-Designed aromatherapy bar
Jason Hanussak and Melanie Freeland
Jason Hanussak and Melanie Freeland
Jason Hanussak and Melanie Freeland
Michael Crotty, Kara Marmion and Danika Wilson
Michael Crotty, Kara Marmion and Danika Wilson
Michael Crotty, Kara Marmion and Danika Wilson
Lindsay Todd and Cecilia Ramos
Lindsay Todd and Cecilia Ramos
Lindsay Todd and Cecilia Ramos
Signature Kitchen Suite fitness bars kept guests nourished.
Signature Kitchen Suite fitness bars kept guests nourished.
Signature Kitchen Suite fitness bars kept guests nourished.
Sara Mednick, Ph.D.
Sara Mednick, Ph.D.
Sara Mednick, Ph.D.
Lisa Staprans, Jessica Viola and Virginia Williams
Lisa Staprans, Jessica Viola and Virginia Williams
Lisa Staprans, Jessica Viola and Virginia Williams
Jonsara Ruth
Jonsara Ruth
Jonsara Ruth
Kate Kelly Smith, Blair Costello, Sara Mednick, Ph.D. and Pamela Jaccarino
Kate Kelly Smith, Blair Costello, Sara Mednick, Ph.D. and Pamela Jaccarino
Kate Kelly Smith, Blair Costello, Sara Mednick, Ph.D. and Pamela Jaccarino
Complimentary seat cushions from the Kravet x Crypton x Celliant collection made every seat a wellness retreat.
Complimentary seat cushions from the Kravet x Crypton x Celliant collection made every seat a wellness retreat.
Complimentary seat cushions from the Kravet x Crypton x Celliant collection made every seat a wellness retreat.
Lauren Corbin
Lauren Corbin
Lauren Corbin
Edward Leaman and Jeremiah Brent
Edward Leaman and Jeremiah Brent
Edward Leaman and Jeremiah Brent
Ale Segrero, Lisa Lovely and John Bolduc
Ale Segrero, Lisa Lovely and John Bolduc
Ale Segrero, Lisa Lovely and John Bolduc
Skylar Berkus and Liz Jasinski
Skylar Berkus and Liz Jasinski
Skylar Berkus and Liz Jasinski
Caleb Anderson and DeAndre DeVane
Caleb Anderson and DeAndre DeVane
Caleb Anderson and DeAndre DeVane
Peti Lau and January Chance
Peti Lau and January Chance
Peti Lau and January Chance
Thank you to our Sponsors.
Thank you to our Sponsors.
Thank you to our Sponsors.
Kathryn Given and Andra Schwenk
Kathryn Given and Andra Schwenk
Kathryn Given and Andra Schwenk