I doubt any of you live in my neighborhood so this probably isn't the most interesting piece of news...BUT West Elm is open on Beverly Blvd!! This is soooo close to my work (and home) - I no longer have to make the trek to Santa Monica.! I can't wait to visit the new showroom and spend some $$. Of all the chain home stores this is by far my favorite. They do a great job of mixing modern and eclectic styles. I especially love their holiday decor - it's fun and whimsical without being cheesy and expected. Today is a good day.