Friday, July 31, 2009

{ I Love LA! }

Last week I snuck out of town for not one, but TWO visits to the Fashion District in Downtown LA. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, LA's Fashion District is a multi-faceted hub of fashion-related businesses serving both the trade and the general public. An interior and floral designer's paradise! I brought with me my trusty iPhone to document my adventures.

Day 1: Day one found me in the Garment District with my dear friend Holly. Wow! What a place. The stores, sidewalks, and alleyways were completely crowded with bolts and bolts of fabric. Fabric as far as the eye can see! Holly and I spent most of the afternoon searching high and low for the perfect fabric to use as the anchor for a summer bridal shower we're throwing this weekend. We scored a classic black and white stripe I made into two table runners for the brunch. Can't wait to share pictures of the final result.

Day 2: I found my happy place. It's in LA and it's called the Flower District. Incredible! So many flowers I didn't even know what to do with myself. And all for the most incredible prices! My co-worker Hannah and I were at the Flower Mart EARLY Friday morning to pick out all the flowers for the Laguna Beach wedding we did over the weekend. Keep in mind the best time to go to the Flower Mart is on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday between 3:30 and 7:30am. Yikes! It was well worth it though to find all the pink and yellow blooms we were looking for. Stay tuned for pictures of our creations tomorrow!


nerak said...

Oh my gosh, I'm not exactly an artsy person, but I'm pretty sure I need to check out those districts. Those flowers are ah-mazing.

Can't wait to see your creations!

Kim said...

See those red things on the upper left hand side of that picture of flowers...THOSE are what I am wanting to put in my mercury glass vase in the dining room!

chari-o said...

The #1 and #2 things I miss about So Cal! #3 is YOU! or maybe not quite in that order. i'm sad i missed the shower.