I've long been a fan of designer Kerry Cassill textiles. Her collection, easily spotted by the paisley symbol used on the tags on all of her work, has a strong Indian influence that is simply stunning. Her collection developed with this theme in mind due to an inspirational trip to Paris, where she spotted Indian fabrics and fell head over heels with their rich colors and patterns. She then ventured to India to learn more, and this is when her career in textile design took flight. Today, she is a popular designer with a huge following of fans that adore her patterns, like myself.
You can view her designs online or visit her store, lala, located in beautiful Laguna Beach, CA (here's a sample itinerary). While in Laguna, make sure you reserve time to stroll around to browse all the stores around lala, break for lunch, and don't miss the postcard perfect ocean views. We were there last June and met up with some German travelers for lunch, visiting from the Munich area. Laguna is a hot spot for Europeans, as it has the reputation of being paradise on earth here in America. In addition to lala, if you'd like to know where Kerry Cassill textiles are sold in your local area, click here.