For entrepreneur Josie Maran, her mother’s quiet Hollywood residence will always be a place to nest
In Los Angeles, it’s not uncommon to find beautiful people lounging at members-only clubs on their lunch hours. It’s less common to find them slathering butter on a baguette, as Josie Maran is doing on a Thursday afternoon. Even more unusual is the fact that the model-turned-mogul’s exclusive venue of choice—a stop squeezed in between meetings as CEO of her eponymous, eco-conscious beauty line—happens to be her mom Roberta’s house.
The 1920s-era Hollywood home is the preferred hangout of Josie and her two daughters, 3-year-old Indi and 9-year-old Rumi. It’s a warm, nurturing retreat where homemade plum jam is always on offer, “girl power” is the mantra, and Joni Mitchell’s “A Case of You” is on repeat.
Josie is finding extra comfort in spending time with her family, having recently separated from her girls’ father. As she looks for a permanent place of her own, Roberta’s home, with its farmhouse-meets-flea-market style, is also a source of aesthetic inspiration.