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ECHO PARK CRAFT FAIR HAS ALL YOUR GIFTING NEEDS COVERED

December 1, 2017

 

 

Echo Park Craft Fair

Mack Sennett Studios

1215 Bates Ave., Los Angeles, CA

Dec. 9th & 10th @ 10:00am – 6:00pm

EPCF VIP Preview – Friday, December 8th @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm

And, cocktails by GEM&BOLT * bites by Lori * music by DJ Pinchy Don!

Also raising money for INNER CITY ARTS this year!

 

The 2017 Echo Park Craft Fair holiday event expertly curates a new wave of local artisans alongside top international design brands.  

New Artists this season include: Baserange, Brother Vellies, Caroline Z Hurley, Jenni Kayne Home, Kissweh, Lucy Michel, Morrow Soft Goods, Rudy Jude

 The Echo Park Craft Fair, a bi-annual, two-day art and design event, makes its anticipated 2017 holiday appearance December 9 & 10 at Mack Sennett Studios (1215 Bates Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029). Founded by designer and stylists: Rachel Craven and Beatrice Valenzuela in 2009, the Echo Park Craft Fair has become a pioneering showcase for the thriving Makers Movement. Showcasing a meticulous curation of work that spans all categories, this incredible gathering features everything from ceramics to jewelry, handcrafted beauty products to clothing design, woodworking to textile art.

Founded at the cusp of what is now a global trend toward the support of the handmade and locally sourced, The Echo Park Craft Fair has evolved, over nearly a decade, from a backyard pop-up to a vast community event. Drawing influencers and tastemakers, as well as national and international retail buyers, magazine editors and stylists – the Fair has become a valued resource for showcasing products, igniting ideas and fueling creative inspiration.

Both Valenzuela and co-founder Rachel Craven are successful designers with established namesake lines. Together, they have spearheaded and nurtured what has become both an evolving e-commerce business and a one-of-a-kind communal gathering. “As the Fair grows it’s important to remember what it’s all about – we’re women and artists who are supporting each other, validating each other’s vision, laughing, creating and struggling together. No matter where it all goes, how much it grows – it has to remain about that sense of community and fostering a greater sense of beauty in the world.”

 

It is exactly this sense of inclusiveness, plus a relentless eye for quality and detail that sets the Echo Park Craft Fair apart from other markets of its kind. This is an event not merely showcasing and celebrating artists – it’s curated and founded by artists as well. Expanding far beyond from its beginnings as an intimate backyard gathering, The Echo Park Craft Fair now occupies the entirety of the legendary Mack Sennett Studios in Los Angeles, spreading across two massive soundstages and occupying an entire block just outside the historic venue. It features not only the best artists working in beauty, crafts and design, but also includes delicious, artisan food and drinks from diverse local vendors, including: Moon Juice, Canyon Coffee, Leaves and Flowers, Alejandra’s Quesadillas, SOO N Food, Gorumando, Lori, Morning Glory Confections, Solstice Canyon, Sun Potion, and Todo Verde, Yo Tambien, and  Zenbunni Chocolate. The holiday event will also feature a specialty cocktail bar hosted by Pharmacie.

Hosting thousands of guests over the course of the weekend, the Fair draws style-icons, celebrities and trendsetters – a creative-minded, discerning crowd who cull inspiration from both the vendors and vibrant communal atmosphere.

Website: www.echoparkcraftfair.com

Instagram: @echoparkcraftfair

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/echoparkcraftfair/

YouTube: https://youtu.be/6YXiHCJgIm8

Mack Sennett Studios

1215 Bates Ave

Los Angeles, California 90029

Saturday, 12/9 –  10am – 6pm

Sunday, 12/10 –  10am – 5pm

Entrance Fee $10.00

2 Day Ticket – $16.00
Tickets Available:  HERE

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November 27, 2017

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  •      It Teaches You How to Set Big Goals

Created by a leading coach and master of the Law of Attraction, the planner empowers you to set big goals for your life. You will follow the same methods millionaires and billionaires worldwide follow to set goals. Once you learn these lesser known methods for creating bold goals that not only challenge you but also add energy and passion to your life, you will be drawn automatically to achieve them.

  •      It Gives You the Clarity and Focus to Succeed – No Matter What

Instead of wasting time worrying about things you didn’t do or that you regret, the planner keeps you pointed in the right direction: towards your brilliant future. Daily, weekly and monthly goal sections keep you focused on what is most important in your life. Like a laser beam cutting through steel, with the focus programming within this guide, you will be able to conquer any obstacle and keep making progress through any challenges.

  •      It Creates Harmony in Your Life

Achieve your goals and dreams without sacrificing other important parts of your life. Unlike typical business planners, the Law of Attraction planner creates well-rounded happiness and success. You get to set goals for all parts of your life, including: health, love, finance, personal, spiritual, and friendships. Weekly and monthly reflection templates keep you in harmony with your relationships and all facets of your development. You will experience joy on all levels in life.

  •       It Raises Your Vibrational Energy **This feature alone is LIFE CHANGING!

Gain experience from the high level meditation coach who created the energy vibration table within this guide. Following the simple energy enhancing process daily will increase your positive emotional energy, also known as your vibrational energy, throughout your day. Expect an experience of bliss, love, joy and freedom from the first moment you work through these easy steps. Once you assume this high vibrational state, you will attract your dreams like a magnet! If you only pick one reason to get this planner for changing your life, this section that instantly moves you to the magical high-vibration level for achievement and attraction is the key!

  •      It Makes Gratitude and Daily Celebration into a Real Habit

The daily, weekly and monthly gratitude sections will help you to reach, and maintain a state of gratitude and love most of the time. Gratitude is a powerful energizer. By celebrating gratitude daily, you begin radiating acceptance to the people around you, your environment, and your circumstances. Instead of feeling in conflict, you feel in harmony. With a bedrock of harmony, gratitude, and appreciation, you position yourself to receive more of the best things in life. Once you feel the power of gratitude making you more motivated, more excited, and more ALIVE, you will know you are on your journey to all of your dreams. The planning section keeps you in a state of gratitude, and keeps all of your dreams well within reach.

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This planner is designed to help you become much more productive by helping you to focus only on your top priorities and guiding you for delegating the rest. Delegating is one of the secrets of high achievers. Delegating allows you to put your ideas into action faster, and with less effort than you ever thought possible. You will achieve more and create more free time for yourself. One of the challenges of delegating is keeping organized for managing your new, fast moving projects. The Law of Attraction planner has templates that make your new delegating habit unfold easily and stress free. It keeps everything simple for you to control. You will then be free to focus on achieving goal after goal, dream upon dream.

  •      It Turns Daily To-Do Lists into Feel Good Lists

Daily prioritized to-do lists and a delegation list help you complete your most important tasks. A mindshifting Daily Feel Good List uses the reward and pleasure principle to create unlimited motivation for you to breeze through even the longest list of tasks. Applying the latest in dopamine generation research (dopamine is the brain chemical linked to desire, pleasure, and achievement) you will feel on top of the world when you reframe your to-do’s into feel-good tasks. Instead of dreading a task, the planner links it to the reward center of your brain. Suddenly, you will find yourself jumping out of bed to tackle everything on your to-do list, feeling completely on fire as you continue to check off everything on your Feel Good List. Even better, these unique lists make sure you take care of your happiness first. Once you feel good, you can give more to your relationships while being more productive towards your goals.

  •      It Develops Your Creativity and Your Future-Seeing Intuition

The universe communicates through our intuition. The planner’s special dot grid paper sections make it easy for you to express your ideas by drawing and working on your creativity like a muscle. Daily Sections where you can write down intuitive feelings and ideas you had during the day keep them in your consciousness. You will be able to remember and apply these thoughts whereas before you may have lost track of these critical insights. Like any skill, daily practice is the key. The planner builds your creativity and intuition daily to the level of an artist, poet, or ground-breaking businessperson. No other book, guide, course, or planner makes it this simple with step-by-step guides to stimulate your creative and intuitive juices, which are already flowing, but untapped, inside you. Creativity and intuition are the keys to building your dreams and building a fortune. People regularly spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on workshops for a one-time fix of creativity and insight. The Law of Attraction planner includes creativity and intuition building exercises for free.

  •      It Declutters Your Mind and Creates Inner Peace

With journaling space for writing down your ideas, feelings, and thoughts, you can clear your mind of anything exciting or anything that is troubling you. Once you clear your mind for planning, strategizing, delegating, and making Feel Good Lists, you enable yourself to focus more on the present. Focusing on the present is not only the key to achieving everything you desire, but more importantly, keeping yourself happy and energetic while you progress. Buying a quality journal alone costs over $30. The Law of Attraction Guide and Planner includes a beautifully formatted area for journaling, helping you ascend to your highest self.

  •      It Effortlessly Creates Positive Habits

“We make our habits and then our habits make our life.” John Dryden’s key to success requires changing habits that are not helping you towards your goals while forming new habits that make achieving your goals automatic. According to research, it takes approximately 66 days to 90 days to turn an action, or a way of thinking, into a habit. The specially designed positive habit creator helps you stay on track, creating positive habits that will support you for the rest of your life. The value of reforming your habits into a positive force from a negative force holding you back is absolutely priceless. People spend thousands of dollars attempting to break bad habits or form good ones. With the Law of Attraction planner, you now have the ability to leave your bad habits behind and adopt habits that bring success every time – all included.

  •      It Makes it a Breeze to Manage Your Time Effectively

How well we use our time dictates how our futures unfold. Sections for big picture dreaming, developing strategic plans that lead you directly to achieving our goals, plus daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly feel good task lists puts you back in charge of your time. Once you control your time effectively, you will build you dream life step-by-step. Making the most of your time, packing as much joy, creativity, contribution, and goal focused action into everyday separates those who fall short of their dreams from those that soar beyond even their highest aspirations.

  •      It Ties Your Dream Board and Mind Map to Your Plans

The more we see and focus on what we want, the faster we attract it.  You now have a place to create your vision board and a mind map leading to your goals. You will see them daily, remember your purpose, and feel a surge of desire empowering you to take daily actions towards your dreams. You will get excited about your vision and burst through your toughest tasks, imagining what it will be like when you accomplish them. The more you look at your dream or vision board, and see yourself following your mind map, the more you harness the power of your subconscious mind to help make all your dreams come true. Dream boards that you see once a day or only when you are home, lose most of their power to impact your decisions every second of the day. With the Law of Attraction planner’s built in dream board and mind map, you always have your vision in your hand, ready to help you make the right decisions leading you towards your visions, instead of awayfrom them.

  •      It Keeps You Charged Up for Challenges and Rewarding Yourself

The planner keeps you focused on progress, not perfection. By having you set daily, weekly & monthly goals that challenge you and reward you for each step of progress, you naturally stay energized no matter how long or difficult your journey. The more we reward ourselves for making progress, the better we feel, the more we attract and the more we love to keep progressing. By celebrating and rewarding yourself for progress, your brain gets trained to associate pleasure with getting things done. This process of plan-act-reward is absolutely miraculous in taking even “lazy” people and turning them into super achievers! We all know the brain moves towards pleasure and away from pain. The Law of Attraction Planner turns your projects, plans, and tasks into brain rewarding activities that you are excited to complete. You will get more done, with more pleasure, while training your brain to always move you towards positive actions. This feature alone will start improving your life the minute you put it to use and is worth thousands of dollars by itself.

  •      It Uses the Proven Power of Affirmations for Programming Your Mind for Success

Every military force in the world uses affirmations to program new soldiers for discipline, toughness, achievement, and pushing through pain. Your thoughts create your feelings, and your feelings lead you to take actions. Your actions lead you to results. If you understand how critical managing thoughts and feelings is, then you already understand the transformational power of affirmations. Whether you are silently telling yourself, “I am capable of handling any situation,” or “I fail at everything I try,” you are commanding your own reality. The planner takes all of the risks and challenges away of trying to create your own affirmations. Every day, the guide takes you through a list of professionally written affirmations for affirming your power, affirming your abilities, activating your gratitude, and energizing your mind in less than two minutes. By practicing daily positive affirmations with positive emotions, you can get rid of your negative beliefs.  Visualizing these affirmations as true, feeling good about yourself, and feeling the reprogramming impact on your unconscious mind to support you, you create unlimited success in your life. If you can dream it and affirm it, you can do it. Affirmation books and courses cost up to $50 and the Law of Attraction Planner includes psychologically verified affirmations as part of your daily routine – for free.

  •      It Guides You to Rest, Relax and Recharge

You are an achiever with your time usually devoted to productivity. Creating has become your passion with the guidance and power of the Law of Attraction Planner. However, if you are driven all of the time, you will eventually burn out. It is essential for your peace of mind to recharge your batteries, and take time for yourself. This planner builds these recharging times into your schedule. With templates that prompt you to include relaxing activities every day, you know that you will be at your best for new challenges starting fresh in the morning. By taking time every day to relax, recharge, feel good and love yourself, you will be refueled and reenergized to tackle challenges and live your mission.

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Law of Attraction Planner:
  • Journaling section – $30 value
  • Professionally created Affirmations – $50+ value
  • Habit Reprogramming Process – $99+ (really a priceless feature!)
  • Creativity and Intuition Development – $199+ value
  • Locking in Consistently High Motivation – $99+ value
  • Keeping Your Vibrational Energy at a Peak – $199+ value
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  • To erase the whole planner simply throw in the microwave for 30 seconds (using heat-sensitive, erasable Pilot FriXion Pens)

Hurry, there’s only 1,000 planners available at this time! This is valued at over $650 and worth 10 times that for the results – and wealth – you can achieve when you take advantage of all the features never before packed into a planner.

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After you put this proven system to work for even one day, just one day, you will feel the power building within you to achieve. You will see “random events” start going your way. You will instantly believe that your dreams are drawn to you, just as powerfully as you are drawn to them.

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  • Annual Goal Setting Guide
  • Vision Board
  • Strategy and Planning Guide
  • Reprogram your mind and unlock your true potential
  • Create your Life Statement
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  • Feel Good Guide
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  • Monthly Reflection Page
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November 17, 2017

I need glasses!! And before I go spend a fortune on designer frames – I am going gaga over this!

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I am loving so many, it’s hard to choose. And, they are so low price – I don’t have to!

I mean $27???!!! With lenses?

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Holiday Gifts For Design Lovers: Books on symbols, graphic design, and hand-lettering for the designer in all of us

November 11, 2017

Thinking in Icons by Felix Sockwell

Designing and Creating Effective Visual Symbols

With: Emily Potts

Foreword by: Steven Heller

ISBN: 9781631593147

Rockport Publishers | October 10, 2017

USD: $24.99 | CAN: $32.99

In Thinking in Icons, artist and designer Felix Sockwell takes readers through the process of creating an icon, covering many styles and visual approaches. Sockwell also offers examples of his collaborations with Stefan Sagmeister, Debbie Millman, and other high-profile designers, and features the work he has done with an impressive roster of blue-chip international brands, including Apple, Facebook, Google, Hasbro, Sony, The New York Times, and Yahoo.

A Designer’s Research Manual, 2nd edition, Updated and Expanded by Jenn Visocky O’Grady and Ken Visocky O’Grady

Succeed in design by knowing your clients and understanding what they really need

ISBN: 9781631592621

Rockport Publishers | July 1, 2017

USD: $24.99 | CAN: $33

A Designer’s Research Manual, an essential in any design library, has been completely revised, with all new case studies, photos and graphics, and updated technical information. Authors Ken and Jenn Vosocky O’Grady present a comprehensive discussion what design research is, why it’s necessary, and how to conduct and apply it. Designers will go beyond simply crafting a logo and learn to create commercial successes.

Written by Hand by Erica Tighe

An Introduction to the Art of Beautiful Handwriting

ISBN: 9781631063862

Rock Point Gift & Stationery | October 3, 2017

USD: $16.99 | CAN: $21.99

The art of beautiful handwriting is being rediscovered by a generation that spends most of the day typing on keyboards and screens. With Written by Hand, anyone can hone, perfect, and beautify their handwriting. Guided practice sheets encourage readers to look deeply at the written word and add flourishes and embellishments to their lines that elevate them from typical or rushed to elegant and purposeful. Learn to love your handwriting again.

Who Needs Heaven When You Have Tentsile?

November 4, 2017

Ok wait a sec – WHAT?

I CAN SLEEP IN AIR, LIKE, BETWEEN TREES?

Tentsile Tree Tent just upped my camping game to new elevations. No pun. If a tent and a treehouse made hot love, this would be their love child.

You may call them hanging tents, hammock shelters, flying tents, kick ass mo fo bad ass domiciles – but for now, let’s call it Tentsile.

The bad boy that’s coming with on my next Camp Manu adventure is the Stingray,  the mack daddy of the line.

Tentsile makes camping even more magical and ethereal. There you are sleeping in the air – the stars above you – feeling weightless. They can hold 2 or 3 people – depending on the tent.

The hammock floor also give you this feeling of floating. They are taught enough to work as a bed, lounging chill zone, or a place to just hang for dinner.

Since I have not set mine up yet, I can’t offer any advice, but the peeps at the company are so cool and you can totally check in with them before heading out, if you have questions.

And yah, you can stack tree tents on top of each other work your way up a cathedral of self-Tensiles.

And more cool news:

  • For every product sold,  Tensile will plant a tree
  • No trace of human impact on land (cuz you’re in a tree!)
  • Can be used in forests,  woodland and mature trees
  •