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{field trip} olive & june... 16 Sep 2013

Oh Joy | Olive and June Nail Salon

Oh Joy | Olive and June Nail Salon

Oh Joy | Olive and June Nail Salon

My last few field trips have been to textile shops or companies where their customers shop for beautiful textiles or home goods. Today's trip is all about merging beauty and pampering into one. I visited the recently-opened Olive & June nail salon in Beverly Hills and was blown away with the beauty of the space. I mean, have you ever seen a nail salon that looks like this?!?

Oh Joy | Olive and June Nail Salon

Oh Joy | Olive and June Nail Salon

Oh Joy | Olive and June Nail Salon

Founded by Sarah Gibson Tuttle, a former Wall St. exec who left her fast-paced job to open a business she felt passionate about, Olive & June has just the right mix of warmth and design. I love the bright, airy, and modern space mixed with the natural and organic materials used in the decor. The tiny kids chairs that the nail technicians sit on are crazy cute and so chic. It was seriously so relaxing and a great place to take an hour out of my day to just relax...

Olive & June | 430 N. Canon Drive | Beverly Hills, CA 90210 | 310.247.0500

P.S. More retail space inspiration...

{Photos by Oh Joy} 

{field trip} en soie in silver lake... 26 Aug 2013

En Soie in Los Angeles | Oh Joy

En Soie in Los Angeles | Oh Joy

En Soie in Los Angeles | Oh Joy

One of my favorite shops here in Silver Lake is En Soie—a family owned and operated line of clothing, textiles, and home goods that originated in Zürich, Switzerland, in 1894. Every pattern is hand-drawn and hand-printed to create bold and beautiful pieces.

En Soie in Los Angeles | Oh Joy

En Soie in Los Angeles | Oh Joy

En Soie in Los Angeles | Oh Joy

This is one of those shops that make you want to save up for a special treat for yourself or a really beautiful gift for someone. The two dresses I have from En Soie (this one and this one) are seriously my favorites, and they both fit so well. And I asked the owner, Eleonore, to show me how she wears her scarves because I knew the result would look both effortless and beautiful. The colors and patterns are just so ridiculously good.

En Soie | 3333 Sunset Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90026 | 323.662.0985

{Photos by Oh Joy}

{field trip} hedley & bennett studio... 7 Aug 2013

Field Trip with Hedley & Bennett | photos by Bonnie Tsang

Field Trip with Hedley & Bennett | photos by Bonnie Tsang

Recently, I've gotten to know Ellen Bennett, a talented chef who recently started her own apron-making business called Hedley & Bennett. And despite being in business for just a year, Ellen's aprons are now worn by some of the top chefs in L.A. and across the country. I spotted her work at Poketo a couple months ago and loved that her aprons combine function with a style that both men and women can wear. So Ruby and I went on a little field trip to the Hedley & Bennett studio to check out Ellen's process and to have a couple aprons made just for us!

Field Trip with Hedley & Bennett | photos by Bonnie Tsang

We talked about our favorite fabrics, what kind of pockets we like, and Ruby pretty much went to ribbon heaven with all the supplies in Ellen's studio. And, we started dreaming up what our aprons would look like...

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{field trip} marimekko store in beverly hills... 3 Jul 2013

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Sometimes I get so tied to my desk—I get in the work zone and forget to leave my office all day. So, a few weeks ago, I decided that on Friday mornings, I'd start to make a habit of going to visit a shop, showroom, or other inspiring location that I've had on my "must-visit" list. It's a way of forcing me to get away from the computer screen and get inspired by real things in real life. And after two of my friends, Bri and Amy, mentioned loving the new Marimekko store in Beverly Hills, it was time to pay a visit....

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