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Sawtelle Blvd

Westsiders take note.  You don’t have to go all the way Downtown to experience Little Tokyo. This little strip of Sawtelle Blvd is the mini Westsider destination for all things Japanese. You can easily walk the short stretch of Sawtelle Blvd that is chock full ...Read More

Oh Christmas Tree

Oh Christmas Tree. I can’t stay mad at you. In honor of the holiday season, I would like to introduce you to my Christmas Tree.  I am in love with this tree.  I have always been a bit contrarian in that I never saw ...Read More

Renegade Craft Fair – Holiday Edition

If you missed Unique LA’s Holiday Show, don’t fret. Renegade is this weekend…and it’s FREE. Head over to The Cornfields, aka Los Angeles State Park, and find that unique gift that eluded you last weekend. Yes, Renegade is for all you holiday procrastinators who ...Read More

Unique LA {Christmas Edition}

Looking for that perfect gift for your person of interest who has friggin’ everything?  Well, lucky for you, my favorite circus of local hipster-handmades is coming to town!  Unique LA is now a huge deal and has morphed into the STATE OF UNIQUE  which ...Read More

Happy Thanksgiving… and Black Friday

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I hope you spent the day with people you love and ate your fill of savory and sweet.  I brought two dishes to Thanksgiving: bacon scalloped potatoes, to take a few years off your life and a kale brussel sprout salad ...Read More

Pop Up Store: Graffiti Beach

More local.  More hip.  More California.  This is a Pop Up store just in time for the holidays featuring emerging local designers in the LA scene.  Here is your chance to discover new fashion and support local designers.  Graffiti Beach was formed to showcase ...Read More

Patchwork: Indie Arts & Crafts Festival

Yesterday in Culver City was the Indie Arts and Crafts Festival: Patchwork.  It is exactly what it sounds like, independent artists and crafters get together to pimp their wares.  However, this is not your grandma’s craft fair…not that your grannie’s not cool… but these ...Read More

Lucha Masks: make your own

Spoonflower, the home for custom fabrics, has a new design contest up!  It is for custom fabric to make your own LUCHADORE mask.  Thanks to a tip from my friend Autumn, I was all over this!  I included pics of some of my favorites.  ...Read More

German Soul Food {Alpine Village}

Apparently, the new hipster hangout of choice is one of the many nouveaux German Taverns popping up around the City of Angels.  Maybe it is the array of beers on tap that draws them.  Perhaps it is the delectable selection of wursts.  There are ...Read More

Rose Bowl Flea Market

I feel like everyone I know is looking for that ONE GREAT FIND.  There is something primal about “the hunt.”  That elated feeling when you find that amazing vintage brooch that completes your look or that mid-century Eames lounge in perfect condition is part ...Read More