Alexandra Gargiulo fell in love with architecture from her summer visits to Napa Valley, CA, where her family’s winery had one of the first dwellings in the area. She grew up with an intrinsic value for the concept of a complex landscape and the production of high-quality tangible effects. Alexandra would become a resident at both the Ravenswood and then the El Royale, where she would have to navigate the streets of Los Angeles on foot. She began to fall in love with the old buildings and felt inspired to create a coffee table book.
Alexandra began to philosophize with the notion that at one point in time, every building in this book was considered by their generation as beautiful - but today, they catch our eye because they have style. She believes the more beautiful and honor we have in our buildings, as a society, the more elevated people become.
Alexandra holds a Bachelor of Arts from Dominican University of California, and a Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School.