LOCATION: Ca

Block Shop Hosts Block Printing Workshops at This Mojave Desert Homestead
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27111
VENUE:
In Your Home
LOCATION:
Joshua Tree
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Block Printing Worksop
DIY
Joshua Tree
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

Design fans, you’ll love the photos from this workshop that took place in Joshua Tree last fall. Block Shop, an LA-based textile company, brought together a group of creatives to teach them the Indian tradition of hand block printing using carved wooden blocks and naturally made dyes. Gathering with a group of like-minded makers and soaking up some sunshine at a homestead out in the Mojave Desert while designing scarves sounds like the perfect way to spend a Sunday.

We recently had a little chit-chat with Lily and Hopie, the sister duo behind Block Shop, and they filled us in on how they got started with their business and the inspiration behind their workshops. Stay tuned for more workshops from this crew, as they’re always adding new gatherings to their calendar. Make sure to sign up for notifications of upcoming workshops here. 

 

Words by Hopie and Lily of Block Shop

 

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This Hair Of The Dog Cocktail By Barçon Cocktail Co. Is Sure To Cure Any Hangover
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27078
VENUE:
Sycamore Den
LOCATION:
San Diego
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
The Hangover Cure
Hair Of The Dog Cocktail
Sycamore Den
REPORTER: The Venue Report

Oh New Year's Eve - What a night! You've danced (and drank) all evening long and somehow stumbled your way into bed... Party dress still on, glitter in your hair and not even thinking about the after effects that will soon come after the sun rises. We've all been there. The morning after an epic New Year's bash can be rough. 

That's why we partnered with Barçon's Mixologist, Eric to create a "Hair of The Dog" Cocktail that would trump all others containing the perfect set of ingredients that will nurse you right out of your unbearable state. 

 

this hair of the dog cocktail is perfect for the morning after New Years

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3 Disco Inspired Cocktail Recipes To Try On New Years Eve
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27076
VENUE:
Sycamore Den
LOCATION:
San Diego
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
New Years Cocktails
Jungle Disco Concoctions
Sycamore Den
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

Looking for the perfect cocktails to whip up this New Years? You are in luck! Recently, for our Gypsy Jungle Disco Holiday Party we partnered with the one and only Barçon Cocktail Co.  on the drink portion of the evening and oh boy oh boy did they deliver! However, we were'nt surprised as Barçon prides themselves in offering the finest quality libations with the service to match. For those of you who don't know, Barçon is a unique marriage between Sycamore Den, a rustic dive bar that instantly teleports you back to the 1970's and A MIHO Experience, a catering service that provides farm to table cuisine and bursts of flavor in every bite. 

We ventured to Sycamore Den in Downtown San Diego to get the inside scoop from Eric, one of Barçon's talented mixologists. You didn't think we would keep these delicious concoctions to ourself did you? Not a chance. We've willingly test drove three must try cocktail recipes and there's simply no other way to put it... For the best New Year's party ever, make sure you have one of these drinks in your hand. 

 

 

 

FORTUNE TELLER

1oz of Light Rum
1oz of Dark Rum
.75oz of Orange Juice
.75oz of Lime Juice
.5oz of Cinnamon Vanilla Simple Syrup
Garnish with a Cinnamon Stick and a Cube of Dry Ice for the smoking effect

 

rum dry ice cinnamon new years cocktail

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Gypsy Jungle Disco: A Holiday Gathering by The Venue Report
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27067
VENUE:
The Venue Report HQ
LOCATION:
Carlsbad
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Holiday Party
Gypsy Jungle Disco
The Venue Report HQ
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

When we say, "We've been dreaming of this for a while,” boy, do we mean it. In early 2016, our office got a new nickname, The Greenhouse on 2nd, as our office space housed not only us humans but a variety of plants lives as well. Cacti staked their claim, vines overwhelmed the ceiling and us - well, we were all heart-eyed at the view around us. As the team grew so did our greenery collection and smorgasbord of disco balls. So why not combine the two for an epic end of the year bash, right?!

The Jungle Disco theme was set, but as planning progressed we found ourselves getting even more inspired by new beginnings, good fortune and looking forward to all that 2017 has to offer. The mystical feels spoke to our creative teams' nomadic souls and Gypsy Jungle Disco was created. After months of building up this idea, this pre-meditated party truly deserved the royal treatment so we brought in A MIHO Experience and Barcon for food and cocktails. To round out the theme, we partnered with local San Deigans and good friends Pow Wow Design Studio and Hostess Haven for magical decor and tableware. Lastly, additional greenery and florals were brought in, Eucca was a girl. Let the party begin! Welcome to our Gypsy Jungle Disco dream. 

Photos by Evelyn Molina Photography

 

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A Look Inside One Of L.A.'s Most Magical Outdoor Venues
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27048
VENUE:
Daily Dose Cafe
LOCATION:
Los Angeles
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
A Magical Holiday Tasting
Holiday Gathering
Outdoor L.A. Venue
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

In Los Angeles, the coolest spots can be found anywhere. Now, that’s not necessarily suggesting that each and every diner and dive bar in the City of Angels is of equally awesome merit, though it honestly feels that way on some blocks. Instead, it’s more a curious case of finding your favorite escape in anything from an abandoned warehouse to a mysterious mansion to a parking lot.

So it doesn’t seem too surprising — if you’re from California anyway — that a spectacular farm-to-table experience awaits you in a magical alleyway tucked on the eastern edge of Downtown Los Angeles. Indeed, in the very colorful Arts District, Sarkis Vartanian welcomes you to his enchanting urban oasis, The Daily Dose Cafe.

Photos: Scott Clark

 

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