A MANI WITH...

Kati Haack Morris

Occupation: Principal Art Advisor at CHM Arts

  Kati Haack Morris is a private art consultant, specializing in Post-War, Contemporary Art, and emerging artists. After graduating from Williams College with a BA in Art History and a Minor in French, Kati worked for two years in the Contemporary Art Department at Sotheby’s New York. She then moved to Los Angeles where she became curator for a private art collection, and helped open the Honor Fraser Gallery in Culver City. Since founding CHM Arts, she has advised various collectors with an emphasis on artists with strong international presence, while also working with local artists and galleries. She lives in Manhattan Beach with her husband and two children.  
 

 

What is the most important "job" in your life right now?

Being a mother to my two children and a wife to my husband are hands down my most important “jobs.”  I like to think of both roles as more of a privilege -  ones that I do not take for granted.

What is your key to feeling beautiful no matter how busy you are?

An early morning run is a must, no matter where I am! For my head as well as my body. Time is always made for regular mani/pedis, and a professional blowout when going out always helps.

Do you have any hidden talents?  

I have a mean butterfly stroke!  I was a competitive swimmer growing up, and the Olympics have absolutely inspired me to get in the pool more.

Beauty product (s) you cannot live without?  

Restorsea Day and Night Creams, treatments at Gina Mari Skincare in Beverly Hills, and my Chanel Aqualumiere lipstick in Ipanema - it’s been discontinued and although I bought in bulk, I’m on my last one so I better find a replacement soon!

Who is your style icon?  

Lauren Hutton - in fact we named my daughter, “Hutton,” after her.

Favorite clothing designers:

Oscar de la Renta, Balenciaga, and Marysia for swimwear.

Who is the best mani buddy you like to bring to Bellacures?

My daughter, Hutton!  Her first manicure was actually at Bellacures Larchmont Village for her third birthday.  I like to get a moisture rich gel manicure while she indulges in the Kid-i-cure Mani. One of my favorite mother/daughter milestones is when her feet reached the pedi tub.

Do you have a go-to nail polish color?  

You don’t know Jaques by OPI Gel. Although during the Summer I like to brighten it up a bit!

Who has the best coffee in LA?  

Blue Bottle Coffee in Los Angeles and Two Guns in Manhattan Beach, where I live.

What is your go-to restaurant in town?  

My two local favorite restaurants in Manhattan Beach are Love and Salt (for their branzino and bone marrow pasta) and Fishing with Dynamite (for their fresh oysters and key lime pie).

Who is your WCW (Woman Crush Wednesday)?  

Eva Green - not only is she beautiful but she is an incredible actress!

Would you ever live abroad?

Yes! I lived in Paris and Prague for quite some time and would jump on the opportunity to move back to either city, should it ever present itself! Thankfully I am able to travel internationally for work.

Who do you admire most?

My father. He is the most hard working, interesting, and supportive man I know. He is morally rich and gives the best advice. He always encouraged me to do what I love and taught me the importance of good grammar, which I appreciate now more than ever.