The end of 2011 is fast approaching, and I’m sure you, like most, are nearing the “frantic mode” in preparation for the holidays. But don’t fret, my pet! There are a few fantastic events happening in LA, NY, Portland and SF in the next few days with some great buys, ideas and inspiration to get you through the last few days of 2011. Check them out!!
This Saturday December 10th, a LBH favorite, Remodelista, is partnering with Big Daddy’s Antiques to bring a number of great buys from local designers for the Remodelista Holiday Market. The event is free, the parking is plentiful (and free), and the inspiration is endless!! You can find more details here!
For those in the Portland area this weekend, the Portland Bazaar is going to be a BLAST!! This Saturday and Sunday only, you can peruse, buy and even join a workshop to learn how to make some of the amazing crafts and handmade designs made by local artisans in Portland. I can only imagine all of the awesome clothing, accessories, vintage items, delicious food and drinks and more!! One of my favorite bloggers (Design*Sponge!!) helped produce the Bazaar, and will be there handing out free coffee and tasty Pine Street Biscuits. Please say hi from LBH!!
Apartment Therapy is hosting another Apartment Therapy Design Evenings event with the founders of Kiosk, featuring a design presentation to kick off the evening, pieces from various world travels and an evening of design delight! Be sure to RSVP on Meetup.com, AND if you are a designer or student and would like to feature one of your works, make sure you email Herma (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
Oh, and did I mention there will be a LiveStream of the event for us who can’t make it in person? (Don’t you just love the internet??)
There’s a new West Elm store in LA!! A few other favorite bloggers, D E S I G N L O V E F E S T, Cupcakes and Cashmere, and Mrs. Lilien will be there hosting this lovely little party next Thursday!! Check out West Elm’s chic-but-bank-friendly pieces, enjoy some tunes and cocktails, and meet a few lovely people!!
Be sure to RSVP at westelmRSPV@gmail.com by December 11th!!
Not to be left out is San Francisco and the Bay Area, which is hosting a number of events in December. One of the biggest is the Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale happening next weekend December 17th and 18th, a giant showcase of all things indie-craft. Find tons of handmade and independent designs and goods (perfect to help ease the “frantic” in your holiday planning!), enjoy a number of activities and of course great food and drinks.
Well, I obviously have a lot of prepping to do with all of these great events happening!! What other not-to-be-missed events are happening near you?? Do share!!
Have a belle weekend, bon ami!!