At Home With: Kate Brien and David Kitz

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Kate Brien and David Kitz can be summed up best as the loveliest creative powerhouse couple we know. Kate’s beautifully shot blog, View From The Topp has gained a cult-like following, while David’s artistic inclinations have manifested in textural photography, paintings, collages, and more. Their innate artistic abilities are all the more apparent upon entering their sun-filled Venice abode, which features thoughtfully decorated details at every turn.

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KATE:
Walk us through your perfect Sunday…
Sleep in, good food, a dip in the ocean and a long hike with David and our pup, Zoey.

3 products you can’t live without?
Cherry Chapstick
Embryolisse Moisturizer
Rodin by Recine Hair Oil

What’s your weekday morning routine?
Shower, walk the dog, grab a coffee and catch up on emails.

What are the albums/artists you have on heavy rotation?
Father John Misty, Neil Young and Jackson Browne.

What has been your luckiest moment?
Finding David again after all those years.

What job would you be doing if you weren’t doing this?
Probably designing clothing.

Whose style do you most admire?
Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy

What’s your go-to denim fit?
Slouchy/Skinny

What are your favorite places to eat and shop in LA?
Eat: Inaka, Speranza and Alma
Shop: General Store, Jenni Kayne, Painted Bird

What’s the best style advice you’ve received?
Have a uniform.

What are your favorite blogs and websites for inspiration?
Rip+Tan, Garance Doré, Jean Stories, Vogue.com

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David:
Walk us through your perfect Sunday…
To me, the perfect Sunday is one with no plans at all.

3 products you can’t live without?
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil Free Moisturizer
Aesop Petitgrain Hydrating Body Gel
American Crew Forming Cream

What’s your weekday morning routine?
Wake up, walk the dog, grab a coffee and surf.

What are the albums/artists you have on heavy rotation?
The War on Drugs, Todd Terje and Mac Demarco

What has been your luckiest moment?
Running into Kate after not seeing one another for 10 years.

What job would you be doing if you weren’t doing this?
Drumming.

Whose style do you most admire?
Paul Newman

What’s your go-to denim fit?
Narrow and flooding.

What are your favorite places to eat and shop in LA?
Eat: Mariscos for Mexican food, Le Saigon for Pho and Versailles
Shop: A.P.C., Patagonia and Stag Provisions

What’s the best style advice you’ve received?
Buy clothes that all look good together, that way you don’t have to think too much when getting dressed.

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