California Dreamin’ With Chris Nichols and Jim Heimann, at The Hollywood Riviera

What could be better than lounging by the pool at Edward Fickett’s classic mid-fifties Hollywood Riviera, listening to two of LA’s wittiest design connoisseurs discuss a topic (with yours truly) that intoxicated many of us raised in colder climes: LA’s Pool Culture? Well, that’s what is in store next Tuesday, May 22nd, when the City of West Hollywood hosts its  2012 Historic Preservation Celebration, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m with guest speakers Jim Heimann from Taschen Books, and Chris Nichols from Los Angeles magazine.

The Hollywood Riviera is at 1400 N. Hayworth Avenue in West Hollywood. Admission is free. For more information, call (323) 848-6393 or visit  And for more on West Coast pool culture, listen to this DnA.