Thursday: The Neighbourhood @ The Greek Theatre
favorite local brewery couldn't fix. It excites me to see their sales and distribution increase all throughout the city.
shuttle. It's only $7 and completely efficient. Why pay $20+ for stacked parking when you can pay less than half, park in a well lit area and be shuttled to right out front of the entrance? Since you buy your ticket in advance, you're ensured a spot and you can specify the number of passengers so that everyone has wrist bands for the shuttle. It's a no brainer.
Friday: Roaring Nights @ LA Zoo
Having mentioned the Roaring Nights event in a previous post, my excitement for this had been building for some time. I love animals and the zoo, but drinking at the zoo at night just seemed like it was the best idea ever! Not having researched the event at all, my expectations was merely drinks + zoo with some music and food. The night delivered more than that and I was one happy camper.
Grilled Cheese Truck to the Lobsta Truck, all the big players were there, and the line followed. As for drinks, there were full bars set up all across the zoo and many more beer and wine stands in between.
Saturday: Renegade Craft Fair
During the week, a quirky older coworker mentioned that she thought I'd be interested to check out a craft fair in LA since she's noticed how crafty I am. After sending me a link and then receiving it again on the FabFitFun LA weekend agenda email, I thought this may definitely be up my alley and worth a trip. It wasn't too hard to convince a coworker to join in. By the way it looked online, it looked like it would be a gathering of etsy shop owners and it sure was. Rows and rows of tents filled with different crafts. Really though, it was a cesspool of hipsters buying handmade goodies in the 95degree heat without wearing deo.
I walked away with only purchasing one necklace. I blame the heat for that erratic behavior of mine. My coworker, on the other hand, bought a ton of goodies. I was super jealous. I spent the evening thinking I should have bought more stuff and that I should have a tent at the next one. The Renegade Fair will be back in LA in December as it tours through the states. I don't know if I could be ready by then but it's definitely a thought. I've been meaning to get serious and open up an esty shop for the things I make and bake but haven't gotten to it. Seeing these booths really put things into perspective.
Tip: There's metered parking near 1st and Hope. Definitely worth the drive by before cashing out for a lot especially since the Walt Disney Music Hall is right there. Just be aware of the signs.
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With the opposite of buyer's remorse on my mind, I made the decision to drive back to DT and rummage through the fair again solo. I walked away thinking the event was pretty cool and the selection was awesome yet I only came back with one necklace. I knew I needed another run through after checking out the vendors online.
I seem to have missed these interesting and cool finds on Saturday.
California Card by Paper Parasol Press
California Necklace by Seoul Little Jewelry
Master Key Bracelet by Goat and Kettle
Ostrich Card by Small Adventure Paper Goods
Stone Necklace by Mia Earrings
Meerkat Card by Paper Wilderness
Raw Almond Blossom Honey by Massey Honey Co.
Postcard Print by The Poster List
Lavender Mint Lip Balm by Ripe
|delicious Thai food and wine|
|"how to take a selfie" tutorial was had prior to the show|
We caught The Taming of the Shrew and it was really funny. Not having read the play, this definitely had a fun, light hearted tone... and even some skin on stage. The actors were great and the crowd enjoyed their performance as did we.
It was a great weekend spent in LA with friends. Would you go to any of these events?