Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Renegade Handmade L.A.

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I'm finally posting up my photos from last month's big RENEGADE HANDMADE craft fair which took place in a park on the outskirts of Los Angeles' CHINATOWN. My two sisters and two nieces took shelter from the unrelenting California sun under PINK PARASOLS:

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The first thing we noticed when we arrived at the park was a line of FOOD TRUCKS and a MOBILE WOOD SHOP. The wood shop was pretty impressive, with all these perfectly appointed individual workstations:

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We decided to take advantage of the food truck situation and fill-up before the trucks ran out of food. We loaded up on Mexican food, Belgian waffles, and gourmet popsicles, and found a nice shady spot for an impromptu picnic...

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Once we had our fill, we headed into the fray, with the Los Angeles skyline looming in the background...

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We geeked-out over this faux LIBRARY INDEX CARD FILE CABINET tablecloth:

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I couldn't resist this CONSTELLATION PRINT that featured the title of one of my most favorite SMITHS songs...I ended up buying the very last one they had on hand:

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The LOS ANGELES ZINE FEST had this cool makeshift ZINE LIBRARY set up at the fair...

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We saw these AZTEC FOLK DANCERS with these amazing FEATHERED HEADDRESSES milling about. They performed several ceremonial dances for the fair-goers as the sun began to dip towards the horizon. It was a great way to end our day shopping at Renegade Handmade...

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After the fair, we headed over to HPK (HIGHLAND PARK KITCHEN) for dinner...for dessert, we made TABLETOP SMORES (we would have tabletop smores the following night at my parents house, too)...

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After dinner, the kids went back home to Riverside, while my sister Cynthia, Missy, and I headed over to the ARCLIGHT THEATER in Hollywood to see the new Wes Anderson flick, Moonrise Kingdom, with Missy's friend Jamie. Of course, this being Hollywood, the Arclight had ORIGINAL COSTUMES from the newest BATMAN MOVIE on display in their lobby...

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We saw this painting in the theater which perfectly encapsulates the sultry air-brushed sexiness and subversiveness of HOLLYWEIRD:

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Following the movie, we headed over to the HOUSE OF PIES for a late night snack. Growing up in Southern California, the House of Pies was always a great place to stop on the way home after seeing a show in L.A...It's a lively place to see showbiz-types, cops, immigrants, hipsters, and tourists rub elbows while having a cup of coffee and a delicious slice of pie. It was the perfect proverbial cherry-on-top of an excellent day out...

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2 comments:

Michelle Cornelison said...

Man, this is awesome! I'm loving that library tablecloth and that Smiths poster too. And the pie, of course.

RANCHO COCOA said...

I know, right? Aren't those great? Can't wait to get the poster framed...