LOCATION: Ca

This Artist Is Changing The Woodworking World One Instagram At A Time
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27141
VENUE:
Romantik Studio
LOCATION:
Carlsbad
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Woodworking Workshop
Featuring Aleksandra Zee
Romantik Studio
REPORTER: The Venue Report


You probably haven’t given the woodworking world a ton of thought unless you’re following the ultimate wizard of wood, Aleksanda Zee. In that case, you are very very familiar (and probably envious) of this chic’s bada** work and down-to-earth attitude. Known for making beautifully intricate pieces of art, she has built quite the cult following on her Instagram around her unique wood masterpieces. 

This gifted gal is on a one woman mission to change the art of woodworking in what's currently a male dominated field. This is no easy task but Al handles it with poise and creativity like you’ve never seen before. Working with both raw and painted redwood, her artwork is easily distinguishable and far from replicable. Her art has been commissioned for cool kid approved boutique hotel, Urban Cowboy, as well as countless influencers and followers alike.

What happens when she decides to host a workshop to share her creativity with some of her most avid admirers?

Photography by Taryn Kent

 

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This New Pretty In Pink Pop-Up Has All Of L.A. Talking
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27136
VENUE:
Sonix Pop-Up
LOCATION:
Los Angeles
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Trending Topic
L.A. Pop-Up
Sonix
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

We love and know Sonix as the uber cute, kitschy iphone case and accessory website... But what happens when they round up their squad of like-minded friends? Pop-up magic - that's what! Amongst the Sonix's product on Melrose is brands Ivy Kirzhner, Gorjana Jewelry, Emm Kuo, Bite Beauty and Stone Fox Swim. If the curated brand line-up isn't enough, the design team behind this pop-up made the entire space an instagrammable moment complete with a cherry blossom tree and swing dead-center in the middle of the shop and trending blush tones covering every wall. Sold? We thought so.

This pop-up is only lasting one more weekend so don't miss out. Shop the latest Spring ’17 collection at their exclusive FIRST EVER pop-up shop at 8017 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles 90046. Delivering up the details and dates behind this grand idea is Creative Director, Jillian Wheeler + PR Manager, Mallory Molinski. 

Photography by: Sonix

 

L.A.'s event and pop-up happening till April 2nd

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Check Out This Pop-up Dinner Series With A Cause
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27123
VENUE:
UBC Farm
LOCATION:
Vancouver, British Columbia
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Outdoor Community Gathering
Long Table Dinner
The UBC Farm
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

We’re always chatting about the importance of gatherings to make people feel like they’re part of a community, but our gatherings would be null without great food and drink. The team at Canada’s Farmacie is totally with us on that point. This crew not only produces amazing pop-up events where they connect folks over delicious meals, but they do it all in the name of fundraising for local farms, small businesses and non-profit foundations. 

The Farmacie crew recently hosted a Garden of Eden community dinner in the poplar grove at UBC Farm in Vancouver to raise funds for Thrive Alive. They asked guests to show up in their Thursdays' finest (aka: farm chic) and prepared the attendees to expect the venue to completely blow their farm-to-table, garden of eden dreams out of the water. How much fun does that sound?! We turned to them for the whole story behind these amazing (and gorgeous!) events. Be sure to check out their event newsletters, because this is a team that’s worth keeping an eye on. More from Farmacie below.

Photography by: Christine Pienaar

 

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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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