Archive for the ‘LOS ANGELES’ Category
we taught our last video class of the year in LA (we are working on an exciting new project!) we love sharing how to make blog video and original content.
need a polka dot journal? yeah you do. head to sugar paper.
our friend over at geronimo balloons dressed up the place real nice with her frilled perfection. seriously, those balloons make any room look good.
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there are few things i like more than a good vintage dress and shareen vintage happens to be one of my favorite places to find those gems! together, shareen and i, are creating an after hours private shopping event to celebrate individual style, drink champagne, shop, and take portraits of you and your girlfriends in the party dresses from the evening! it’s a really impressive warehouse that will be perfect for a night of fun.
i will be there to pull some of my favorite pieces and help to dress and style you. jesse chamberlin from our labor of love will be shooting professional portraits (she did this style post & this one too!) you will be able to download high-res versions after the event. light food and bubbly drinks will be provided. shareen will also be offering a discounts & raffles that evening. the price of entry will be $59. sign up right here if you want to join us.
TO RSVP & ATTEND (limited space) to this event, go here!
DETAILS: Los Angeles | Thursday, September 12th from 7-9:30pm
looking forward to meeting each of you in one of my all-time favorite places!
i’ve had a lot of people tell me that they followed my LA food & shopping guides when they visited LA. i love to hear that! los angeles is such a special place to me. it’s been my home for 7 years and there is SO many great places to share. i truly believe in gathering recommendations when traveling (they can make a trip, right?!) so hopefully these links make your LA experience that much better.
i’ve added a category in the sidebar of the blog called LOS ANGELES. here are some of my favorite LA posts that we’ve done on the blog… (OH! and remember we often post LA companies that are hiring on our job board)
shop & wander
1. poketo: a wonderful store in the arts district (see post here)
2. clementine floral works: where i always buy my flowers (see post here)
3. the americana at brand: where i get my mall shopping done (see post here)
4. heath ceramics: gorgeous home decor & ceramics! (see post here)
5. dream collective: a charming silver lake shop with great jewelry (see post here)
6. mohawk general store: i love to just wander around here. stunning curation! (see post here)
7. the getty: spend the day at the museum on a nice day. a great date! (see post here)
8. rosebowl flea market: my favorite one, every 2nd sunday of the month in pasadena (see post here)
eat, drink & date
1. the mercantile: a delicious brunch made by a top chef! (see post here)
2. bar stella: an LA must. my favorite bar & hangout spot (see post here)
3. the spice shop: fancy up those cooking skills (see post here)
4. silver lake food guide: bookmark this map for sure! (see post here)
5. the cheese shop: when having guests, i always go here for wine, cheese & bread (see post here)
6. angel’s flight: a $1 date idea. the shortest train ride in downtown LA (see post here)
7. another silver lake restaurant map to mark (see post here)
8. eat drink americano: a romantic spot with the coolest chalkboard wall! (see post here)
ALSO: more date ideas here
and do you remember the video i made with my boyfriend below? we had a day of adventure roaming around LA looking for inspiration.
have fun exploring these spots! my goal is to keep adding to the LA category as much as possible, so check here if you are making a trip to LA and scroll through all the posts. and of course if you have favorite LA spots, please let us know in the comments. thanks! -bri
i love a good floral arrangement, they are basically instant happiness. i usually like to have a vase or two around my house with fresh flowers, especially if we are entertaining. it is the little things that count. my floral skills are basically cut the stems and throw in a vase so i thought it would be nice to learn a couple of tricks from a true professional. kristen owns moon canyon design co and is always creating arrangements that leave me saying, how in the world did you do that? when domaine home approached me about what projects i had in mind that we might be able to collaborate on, i knew it was time to make the floral workshop come to life. i originally thought that i would make the workshop something simple but alas, that is never the case. it was a lot of work but turned out beautifully. it is always fun to see so many different vendors come together on one aesthetic vision.
we hosted the event at rachel craven textile studio which is such a dreamy space. so much natural night with white walls and cement floors, i’d move in if i could. the linens (and the aprons that kristen and i are wearing in the first photo!) are handmade by rachel in this studio. she is insanely talented and hand paints the patterns on each one.
yeah! rentals read my mind with those perfect white tolix chairs and teak tables. they always hook it up with their stylish furniture.
the setup started early with all hands on deck. kristen woke at 4am to buy the freshest flowers, and we made about a million trips up and down the tiniest elevators with the rest of the goods. at 8am i promised myself to never do one of these again but by 11am i was wanting to do one every weekend – funny how quickly you forget the hard parts when it magically turns out just how you pictured it.
kristen made this gorgeous garland to make the frame for a photobooth where the students could take photos with their arrangements. we hung some of rachel’s linen as the backdrop.
heirloom la created a phenomenal brunch spread for the event. talk about above and beyond with their creativity and attention to detail.
and everything tasted just as good as it looked…
i mean, come on heirloom. heath ceramics, found stones and pretty packaging made the display on another level of awesome.
i am always one to vote for mimosas on the weekends, especially before noon. onehope weddings delighted us all with their mimosa bar. fresh squeezed juices, berries to muddle in your glass and striped paper straws to top it all off.
one of the coolest things about onehope wines, other than the best mimosa bar, is that they donate 50% of all of their profits to a non-profit organization. nothing like a drink that gives back, eh?
and of course there is casa de perrin! they provided 30 different vintage crystal champagne flutes. we love using their glassware for our events because they are so unique. remember this one?!
kristen taught the class of 25 how to create a tabletop arrangement pretty enough for any dinner party. helpful tips like selecting a vase that is half the size of your intended arrangement and building your flowers in an asymmetrical shape were among some of the advice she shared. she walked the students step by step through the arranging process and explained the purpose of every flower and trick.
it was so much fun to see how each student varied their own arrangement. they each had the same flowers and vases but everyone’s was slightly different and unique to them.
arranging is definitely a process with no step skipping allowed. the small adjustments made a big difference in the end result.
all in all, it was the perfect way to spend a saturday.
i left the event feeling more sure than ever that designlovefest needs to start hosting more events. they always end up being the best time and all of the work it always worth it. i’d love to hear your thoughts on what events you’d like to attend or what new skills you are looking to learn. let’s get these going!
oh! did you see our new studio?! i am pretty sure we are moving in, which means EVENTS IN THERE!
florals by: moon canyon design co. - see more floral posts here!
photography: woodnote photography
art direction: bri emery
location: rachel craven’s studio
a collaboration with domaine home - see the feature on their site here
right before we moved out of our loft in the arts district in LA there was a restaurant that arian and i really enjoyed walking to. it was really mellow, had a romantic vibe, we would share olives and cheese, taste different beers, (shown above) get down with some flatbreads, and just relax. it’s actually a very special restaurant to me now because we ate there on our last night in the loft before we moved into our new place in silver lake. i remember sitting there with him and talking about the good times we had in our first place together and how we were excited for the future memories in our new house.
one of the coolest things about eat drink americano is the decor. it has a very rustic vibe. the food is served on wood boards, they have an enormous chalkboard wall with impressive typography, mismatched chairs and couches create unique vignettes.
i am a fan of their simple flatbreads & sandwiches. they sure don’t slack on the presentation…
pretty cool vibe, right?
and the tiramisu! my favorite dessert (and i am not much of a sweets gal) but this one i really love. served in a tiny jar with layers of goodness.
ps that bright watercolor shirt is by an artist named kindah khalidy and we are doing a giveaway with her shop tomorrow!
definitely check this place out if you are in the area. and maybe stop by poketo & apolis across the street for a little shopping beforehand.
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:
this brunch spot
this downtown store
this LA city food guide