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tips for vintage shopping at the rosebowl flea market...

Tips for Shopping the Rosebowl Flea Market / Oh Joy!

One of my favorite things happened this past weekend...the Rosebowl Flea Market. Every second Sunday of the month, Los Angeles vintage lovers head to Pasadena for this day full of scouting for treasures! I usually go every month and find it to be so inspirational and fun! I now bring my oldest daughter, Ruby, and it's fun to show her all the cool things out there that still have lots of life left in them. Today, I'm answering some of the most common questions you guys have asked me when I go to the flea market...

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Oh Joy Day Trip: Echo Park (Part 2)

Big Bud Press in Echo Park

Last month, we featured a few of our favorite spots in Echo Park! But there's more! Since we had so many, we've broken them into two parts and here is the 2nd part with a couple more spots...these ones located on Sunset Blvd. in Echo Park (between Silver Lake and Downtown LA). Stop by this pairing if you're meeting a friend for lunch and some shopping after...

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Oh Joy Day Trip: Echo Park (Part 1)

Exploring Echo Park Ave... / Oh Joy!

Happy Friday! Today, we're exploring one of my favorite neighborhoods in Los Angeles...Echo Park! Because there are so many amazing coffee spots, shops, and restaurants, we're breaking it up into two posts. First up, we have three spots all on Echo Park Avenue, so you can leisurely walk down one street to discover a few amazing spots. Each shop is curated and designed to perfection. Ready? Let's go! 

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appreciation and celebration during the holidays...

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The holidays are a time to celebrate the people who are important to you. And today, I've partnered with Capital One to share with you how I recently celebrated some very important people in my life. While family often first comes to mind during the holidays, for me, it's also about those you spend everyday with...in my case, my team and co-workers at Oh Joy! I learned from my Dad to show your love and appreciation for people through food. So I regularly try and treat my team to weekly coffee, boba, or other treats. To wrap up our last week of work before the holidays, we had our year-end reviews followed by a bountiful and celebratory lunch...

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oh joy field trip: the happy place!

Oh Joy Field Trip: The Happy Place

After the success of Museum of Ice Cream and Color Factory, it's been cool to see more "experience museums" pop up in Los Angeles. We recently took an Oh Joy Field Trip to...the Happy Place! The space is all about things that give you instant joy...candy, rainbows, cake, flowers...you know, all the GOOD stuff...

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field trip: bonjour fete in studio city...

Oh Joy / Bonjour Fete

We love being out and about in the city discovering new shops and seeing beautiful items in real life. I do so much online shopping (instead of real life) these days, that I find it to be a nice dose of inspiration to see how things are merchandised and to be inspired by a beautifully curated shop. For a recent field trip, we visited Bonjour Fete, a party boutique in Studio City, Los Angeles, that also offers event styling...

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oh joy eats: compartes in century city...

Compartes in Los Angeles / Oh Joy Eats!

One of my favorite chocolate brands, Compartés, just opened a beautiful new shop! So we went on an Oh Joy Field Trip to the new Compartés store in Century City! It was designed by Kelly Wearstler and is STUNNING. Come take a look...

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oh joy day trip: pasadena...

oh joy day trip: pasadena

Today, we're going to Pasadena, CA which is just 20 minutes outside of Los Angeles for our latest Oh Joy Day Trip! Pasadena has a family-friendly vibe with Angelenos living here when they want more of a neighborhood feel than you might get in parts of Los Angeles proper. Here are some of our favorite spots in Pasadena...

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oh joy day trip: atwater village...

Oh Joy Day Trip: Atwater Village

In our newest, Oh Joy Day Trip, we're taking you to Atwater Village—a small neighborhood near Silver Lake and Los Feliz on the East side of Los Angeles.

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Happy (almost) National Ice Cream Day!

Somi Somi Ice Cream Los Angeles

Happy Friday! In honor of National Ice Cream Day this Sunday, here's a look back at several of our favorite ice cream spots in Los Angeles if you're looking to pick up a sweet scoop. There are quite a few—and as you might be able to tell—we really like ice cream ;). Take a look...

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