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happy friday + little treasures...

Oh Joy at the Long Beach Antique Market

Happy Friday all! Last weekend, I took the kids to the Long Beach Antique Market (which is the 3rd Sunday of each month). I typically go to the Rosebowl Flea Market but missed it this month, so we tried Long Beach instead. While we didn't go needing anything (I am in serious purge-mode with my pending move after all), it always serves as great inspiration trip for me. I love old things with a story that feel unique and I can make my own.

Plus, it's fun way to teach my kids about money and interacting with people. I'll give my kids $10 each to spend. They can buy whatever they want, but cannot spend more than what they have. It teaches them to look people in the eye to ask them how much something is, give money and accept change if they want to make a purchase, and that the money eventually runs out so they have to choose their purchases wisely.

For this past trip, I didn't plan to buy anything but came across these pieces in our last 15 minutes there—a beautiful white and jeweled necklace and a bunch of amazing clip-on earrings. I'll wear the necklace exactly as it is. And, the clip-on earrings I'll pin to my shoes or perhaps a jacket? They pinch way too much to actually wear them on my ears! What else could you do with them? Any ideas?

Anyway, finding the jewelry was our last little treasure-hunting trip which turned out to be just enough until we all got hot and tired and needed to get lunch! Have a great weekend, all...see you soon!

(Photo by Joy Cho)

field trip: still life ceramics

field trip: still life ceramics / via oh joy!

Get ready, because today, we're taking a field trip to Still Life Ceramics. (You may recognize it from our Day Trip to the Row in downtown Los Angeles here!) I recently took a class at Still Life for a friend's party and had so much fun that I decided to bring the the entire Oh Joy! team back for an out-of-office activity just before the holidays. As someone who sits at a desk for most of my day, it was a refreshing change. Come take a peek!


field trip: all day baby!

field trip: all day baby!

We're off today on another field trip, and at this place, breakfast is served ALL DAY, BABY! All Day Baby is new to the Silverlake neighborhood in Los Angeles, and it's rumored to be home to one of the best fried chicken biscuit sandwiches of all time. Check it out...


field trip: Vive La Tarte!

field trip: Vive La Tarte / via oh joy!

If you're in Los Angeles, you're in luck! Vive La Tarte recently opened in Silverlake, and it is seriously good. They have several locations in San Francisco and just opened their newest spot in L.A. last month. Check it out...


craft workshop at the oh joy! studio...

craft workshops at the oh joy! studio... / via oh joy!

Happy Monday! Up till recently, the Oh Joy! Academy has largely been geared towards business owners and entrepreneurs, so today, I'm super excited today to share that we've added two CRAFTING workshops to the academy!

Julia and Jess from our Creative Content team are hosting two workshops (Make it Dazzle and Wrap Stars) in Los Angeles to teach you how to make some of our most popular DIYs of all time. Both workshops will be at the studio and make for a really fun craft night out with friends or solo! Here's everything you need to know...

craft workshops at the oh joy! studio... / via oh joy!

Make it Dazzle! Who remembers when we took pearl beads and turned plain cardigans into amazing embellished works of art?! Or the time we took large sequins and bedazzled a tule skirt?! Both projects show you how to give new life to a piece of clothing you already own, and in this workshop, Julia and Jess will show you how to do just that. Just bring a piece of clothing that you'd like to embellish, and they'll show you how to add your own sequins or pearl beads to make it totally amazing and one-of-a-kind. 

This class will be held in Los Angeles at the Oh Joy! Studio on Sunday, November 3rd from 7-9PM. Save your seat here! (There are only a couple spots left!). These workshops are a fun way to grab your friends and have a ladies night of crafting and fun! Hope to see some of you then!

{Photos by Lily Glass. Written by Joy Cho and Traci Michael.}

field trip: second home serpentine pavilion (+ lunch!)

field trip: second home pavilion (+ lunch at LACMA!) / via Oh Joy!

Get ready for lots of dreamy photos! We recently took a field trip to the Second Home Pavilion in Los Angeles at the La Brea Tar Pits, and we're sharing all the rainbow tunnel goodness with you. See below for all the details and how we spent the afternoon...


field trip: five leaves...

Day Trip: Five Leaves... / via Oh Joy!

Today, we're headed to East Hollywood for lunch at Five Leaves, a trendy new cafe in Los Angeles! Check it out to see what we loved about the space and everything we ordered off the menu...


field trip: paris pilates

Day Trip: Paris Pilates / via Oh Joy!

The Oh Joy! team recently took a trip to Silverlake to visit Paris Pilates for a mid-day workout! It's an amazing space and a great workout, so we're sharing all the fun details with you today (including our all-time favorite bathroom in the history of bathrooms). Check it out... 


day trip: valley country market

Day Trip: Valley Country Market / Merci Milo // via Oh Joy!

For today's day trip, we're heading Northwest of Los Angeles to the Valley Country Market! It's a cute shopping center in the valley with great shops, coffee, and the most heavenly bread to eat. Here's how we spent the day there... 


happy friday + fun art spots for kids in los angeles...

Nine Fun Art Studios for Kids in Los Angeles... / via Oh Joy!

Happy Friday! I often get asked for recommendations for fun, creative art studios for kids in Los Angeles. And since schools are releasing for summer, I'm rounding up NINE of my all-time favorite places to take my girls. Summer is such a great time to play, explore, and try new things, and these are a few great spots to do just that. Click on each one below for all the nitty-gritty details (like hours, location, and specific class offerings!), but first I'll tell you a bit about each one and why we love them...