If you watched my Stories on Instagram over the last few days, you already know I was in LA for the Design Blogger’s Conference. It was a whirlwind of a trip, but I got to meet some incredible people, visit some amazing spaces, and was introduced to some new (to me) brands. So today on Beautiful Distractions, I thought I’d share some LA weekend highlights.
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Ashley and I stayed at Erica Reitman’s AirBNB, Casita 42, in the LA. We’ve both stayed at AirBNBs before and this was one of the best…I’m not just saying that because Erica is my friend. Casita 42 offers a washer/dryer, kitchen, dining area, snacks, wine, and a fully stocked fridge full of LaCroix. Plus, it has an absolutely bonkers mid-century modern cool interior that she designed for the One Room Challenge.
At the conference there were a few new to me brands like Hudson Valley Lighting, Nostalgic Warehouse, Dowel (drooling over this chair…I mean, that green cushion, ERMERGERD, swoon…and this chair), Between The Sheets (their pillows are amazing), and lagrand. Buster & Punch was also there…I want this hardware in my dream kitchen. They designed their pulls with a plate to cover the holes in existing cabinet doors. And just sayin’, I think they would look fabulous with this faucet.
After the sessions, we ventured out a bit. I got to shop La Commune General (BTDubs, she ships) and visited Light Lab (they are neighbors and yes, the bath womb was just as pretty as it looks online). Sadly I missed 45 Three Modern, but I did purchase these gorgeous sculptural hands via Instagram the other night. Thank gawd for the interwebs.
Sunday morning, Erica took us to the Pasadena Community College Flea. Apparently this flea is waaaay smaller than the Rose Bowl, but personally, I thought it was ginormous. Three sections plus a parking ramp. Mark my words, I will drive my truck out and load up because it was bonkers good. During this visit, I bought the vendors out of art, and the folks sitting next to me on the plane were unpleased with my carry on luggage…they should be thankful I didn’t drag the 2 poufs with me. It was in the parking ramp where I first met Carri from La Commune General. Meeting her, well I can’t really explain, but I have a feeling in a past life we were besties.
At night, we dined at Cafe Birdie and found more even art I wanted to take home. Look at that lady in the photo below. We may need an intervention. The food was outta this world and the drinks were hella strong. My kinda place.
When I returned home, a few boxes of fun had arrived. Ban.do had their warehouse sale, so I picked up this and this. This coffee table book peaked my interest, so obviously I ordered it immediately. Beauty by Popsugar sent over some samples, and I’ll be busting that out to play with this weekend (will of course share on Stories).
Speaking of beauty, I just picked up another Hanacure face mask…and I’m obsessed. Yes, Korean skincare is all the rage right now, but this mask is one of my ride or die essentials. Upon application you look like a wrinkly old lady, it gets frighteningly tight and has an intense tingle, but man my face looks fabulous the day after.
That’s it for Friday! I hope you have a fantastic weekend, and I’ll see you on the flip side!