we are filling up our calendar with interesting events for 2014 (and hopefully not just in LA). so far, we have done florals, calligraphy, DIY, and blogshop. they have been selling out rather quickly, so i wanted to start a mailing list that i could notify people with before the events are announced on the blog & social media. and if you have a workshop in mind that you’re dying to take, leave us a comment below and we’ll try to make it happen.
we have used MailChimp for years to send out all of our blogshop updates to students & alumni, so i wanted to get one going for designlovefest too. if you don’t know about MailChimp you should definitely check them out for your business or blog. great custom designs and stats that you can track on how many people are reading your eblasts. and if you have less than 2,000 people on your list, it’s free. seriously, i’m a big MailChimp fan for my businesses.
we’d love to keep you in the loop with the things we have going on around here. fill this out if you have a second…
(this post is a partnership with mailchimp, all opinions are 100% my own)
this year, i am super excited to be hosting more workshops. honestly, they take a lot of effort to put together but at the end of the day they are so worth it. i happen to be a “learnaholic” myself and these workshops are a way to expand my creativity. last weekend we had 3 calligraphy workshops in my studio taught by lauren essl, who traveled from texas to teach everyone! calligraphy is such a beautiful skill so i was happy to watch all the students learning it.
PS we have a few more spots in our floral workshop on feb 1st. sign up here!
i jumped in the last day to learn myself. man, it’s not easy! (but very fun) by the end of the class i was feeling a little better at it. i hold my pen the wrong way to begin with, so i felt like i was learning two new skills haha.
lauren taught these classes in color. she called it the designlovefest special we set up our new workshop chairs (fiberglass shell chairs from modernica, mostly white and a few pops of color) and i picked out some simple flower arrangements for the tables. we went to trader joes and bought a bunch of snacks for the students to enjoy while learning. mimosas and muffins in the morning and red wine and popcorn for the evening class. brain fuel.
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.
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
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