Sorry for the slow posting this week guys, been a little under the weather. I am finally strong enough to sit up so why not drop by and say hi to everyone! Hope your week has gone a little better then mine. Anyway, I am so hoping I am 100% healthy by this weekend for the 2nd annual Unique L.A Holiday shopping extravaganza! If you have never been to a Unique event, guys, you are seriously missing out. This weekend the California Market Center will be the home for over 300 local artists showing off their goods including green designs, clothing, accessories, paper goods and tons more. It only costs $10 and you even get entry into the show both days plus an exclusive tote to carry around all your purchased goodies. Ok, must get better, this is just too good to miss!
Posts Tagged ‘Upcoming Events’
For most of us out there (hello bloggers!) our business cards are a major way of getting our name out there, and there have been so many times when I am out and about and need to pull out my card only to reveal my very plain mirrored holder. I have been looking to spruce up the look for a while now, and am just loving these little guys from How About Orange! Made from cotton canvas and sewn with love, these wallets for your business cards are perfect to whip out at your next networking extravaganza! I might just have to get a few. Stop on by her shop for lots of colorful goodies.
photo via How About Orange
Looking to get your networking on? If you are in the L.A area and are in the design world, might I suggest checking out the Designers Networking Group, run by the lovely Vanessa from Turquoise. The next event is tomorrow (August 27) in Venice Beach. Check out the DNG blog for more information!
photo via DNG
Ah, its that time of the week, the weekend is in sight and if you are going to be in the L.A area and love photography, Space 15 Twenty is premiering their newest collection, Everything is Possible – A Polaroid Group Show. The opening reception starts at 7pm August 21st (this Friday!) and looks like it will have some great shots on display. To see a list of featured artists and rsvp, stop by here.
Can’t make it to Space 15 Twenty this Friday? You might also want to check out Mini Market on Sunday, August 23rd. Put together by Unique Los Angeles and Space 15 Twenty, it will be a great way to end a summer and find some great local buys. Clothing, art, jewelry, stationary, eco goodies and tons more are all slated to set up shop and there are even going to be free drinks! And as a bonus, the Hollywood Farmers Market is in the area… making it super easy to get a chore done while shopping for goodies!
Tomorrow, August 2nd is the 33rd anual Festival of chariots. I look forward to this every year.
It all starts with the Chariot parade down main street starting from the Santa Monica Civic auditorium, where followers celebrate an ancient pilgrimage .
The Festival celebrates Lord Krishna’s return to Vrindaban and is held annually in the months of June-July to honor Lord Jagannatha, which means Lord of the Universe. Lord Jagannatha is a particular Deity form of Lord Krishna, fashioned from neem wood and brightly painted. The residents of Puri have been worshipping this form for many centuries. Five hundred years ago, Lord Chaitanya, the most merciful incarnation of Lord Krishna used to daily visit Lord Jagannatha in the temple and see Him in a mood of intense separatiol
The parade makes its way down Main street to Venice beach where a free vegetarian feast is waiting. Along with other festivities crafts for kids, live performances and music, Lectures and , did I mention more food?
Check me out, I am a whole day early on upcoming events for this weekend and boy is there a lot out there. If you are in the west L.A area, you might want to stop by Royal T this Saturday August 1st from 3-9 for a Candy Land Lolita Tea Party. If you have never been to Royal T, I highly recommend it. Last year, I stopped by their Pecha Kucha event and loved it! Not only are the events well done, but the actual space is a sight to see. Part art gallery, part gift shop and part cafe, Royal T is awesome. This weekend, they will house the Candy Land Lolita Tea Party and will include a fashion show, jewelry and dolls from The Valley of the Dolls, raffles, cupcake and cotton candy stands and live music. Oh, and did I mention its Free? All you need to do is rsvp!
Not quite your thing? Then may I suggest stopping by the Blogger Shop Day 2 over at Space 15 Twenty in L.A on Sunday, August 2. On hand will be vendors selling vintage wares, fashions from Japan and Hong Kong, Neal’s special traveling flea market van (I have no idea what that is, but is sounds fun!), bbq, live music and guest DJ Heather Gram, and with over 40 vendors, there has got to be something for everyone! So, get your shop on, grab some food and rock out with Heather. And, of course, its Free! You can check out their facebook page and rsvp here.
It may be a little early, but if you are in the West L.A area August 8th, be sure to check out the Designer Tag Sale going on in Venice. Hosted by Amy Swift of Smarty, the event will feature over 10 L.A designers selling items from their inventories and nothing will be over $200! Included will be tables, lighting, accessories and you may even find some lucky finds as low as $5!! You can also get a mini consultation or appraisals from designers themselves, and if you are one of the first 30 people to attend, there is a gift bag in your future. And if that weren’t enough incentive, there will also be a DJ getting everyone in the mood, beauty treatments, appetizers and liquor. Entry fee is $10, and you could walk out with HUGE savings. I wish I could stop by, but will have to imaging all the fun while I am at my bridal shower, so stop by for me!! For more details, be sure to check out the Going event info.