LA-based journalist and writer, Steffie Nelson is kicking off 2010 with a new reading series called “Little Birds,” hosted at the beautiful Echo Park vintage boutique Tavin. Last night marked the first event – the headliner was Julia Chaplin, author of Gypset Style, published by Assouline. The book, which highlights the romantic luxury and whimsy of the Gypset lifestyle (Gypsy + Jet Set = Gypset. Get it?), has some beautiful moments.

Like all these cozy pillows and straw mats overlooking the ocean in Sayulita, Mexico.

A 1970s model photographed for Elle.

The Mignot Sisters frolicking on the beaches of Mexico.

Veruschka looking nothing if not inspired in her silk headdress, circa 1970s.

And this here treehouse, which might just be the ultimate place to take a nap.

More Gypset Style HERE.