SOURCED. four year anniversary party!

F O U R   Y E A R S   Y O U N G.

We landed on a Speakeasy theme for our 4 year Anniversary party this year. Invitations were a collaborative effort between Ali Rybczyk and Eddie Rios and were sent to 50 plus past & present officemates and close friends that have called SOURCED. home. 

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Guests received digital e-vites and were given individual prohibition slang "passwords" for entry.  They were told to dress up in their best glad rags. Our grifter doorman took post at our 1920's cottage ushering guests in with a stern look and asked for their password. 

Guests then were told about the gambling table rules ($2 bill hands at Left, Right, Center) & tattoo parlor (with temporary tattoos from Tattly, the only way to get re-entry into the party was by showing your ink).

Ali Rybczyk painted a larger than life cocktail menu to showcase the Bootlegger Cocktails offered by Vacation Bar & Ford's Gin. Guests had the option of three sassy gin cocktails served in vintage glassware, which paired nicely with bluesy melodies spun by DJ Nacor ranging from Nina Simone to Blood Orange and Toto. 

Marty McFly with Ford's Gin, Bianco Vermouth, Orange Bitters

Balm So Hard with Ford's Gin, Blessed Booch Elderflower & Lemon Balm, Lemon, Sparkling Wine

Son of a Bee Sting with Ford's Gin, Lemon, Honey, Ginger, Rosewater

Photographer Mitch Maher turned one of our office nooks into a portrait den capturing the smiles of the people we love so dearly. 

Our pitched roof was washed in shades of pink, yellow, and purple as guests mixed and mingled. It wasn't long until everyone was under the influence of the giggle water and stomping away on the dance floor. The night ended up with impromptu speech, happy tears, a last dance to Fleetwood Mac's "Gypsy"...well and THEN a serenade of "my neck, my back". Because well...that's just us. 

Thank you to everyone that joined us for this special night!

September Pop Up Market

Recap of our September Pop Up Market!

Can we keep continuing to say that it was our BEST Pop Up Yet? I hope so because each event just gets better. New makers experiencing our space first hand, more locals stopping by and joining in on the fun, and more connections made with big smiles on everyone's face. WE. LOVE. THESE DAYS!

This September marked our 4 year Anniversary for SOURCED. Our space originally started as part retail, part office space with our shop in the front room (where our vendors set up for these Pop Ups now) and our creative office spaces in the back. A lot has changed since that first year of business. There has been a lot of growth and the hard decision to transition out of our traditional retail shop and commit solely to these monthly Pop Up Markets. Sometimes I wish I had made the leap earlier because everything seemed to click in after that but in refection having that store for the first two and a half years made us who we are today. 

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Every other month we offer photography coverage at these events by our officemates Neighborhood Creative. We've found it to be one of the offerings that sets us a part. Eddie and Jordan spend time with each vendor capturing their set up, interacting with customers, shooting various lifestyle shots, and for some vendors, getting their first portrait of them as a business owner. 

These events for us as a space and collective are also an opportunity to engage with our neighbors and community. This year we asked resident artist Ali Rybczyk to design each months flyer and do some sort of live art or whatever new project she wanted to dream up. I feel like these Pop Ups have become a "Laguna thing" and at the same time, we're attracting new customers/friends at each month. It's kinda magic. 

We also recently partnered up with Kristin Lewis of The Garage Collective who created the perfect lounge/showroom within our space. Her bohemian finds look like they've lived their entire happy life here. Although it’s in their name, some are still discovering that the GARAGE collective is a collective of makers and creators showcasing products right here in Laguna Beach. They have a smaller shop in town and this second home for them here at SOURCED. will become where they sell their larger interior pieces. This pop up, Kristin highlighted Carma, owner of Carma Collection with her handmade jewelry pieces. 

Officemates Freeman's Collective turned their office space into a store featuring Spencer Berkeley's leather goods and Mexican Opal rings. Lisa of Accoutrements LA set up with her newest pieces from the Philippines like multi layer necklaces meticulously crafted using coconut rings and the most awesome Yakan weave textile and Batik bomber style jackets. Local Nancy Deline Jewelry shared her new seaglass necklaces collected from the California coast beach wonderings. Founder/Designer Ashley of Rora Clothing came dressed in her newest design from her travel inspired clothing line. I fell in love with the inspiration for each collection by a new destination that Ashley experienced and translated into travel friendly frocks. A reversible dress? Sign us up!

Lori of bsimple creations wowed customers with her totes made from washable paper (yep, paper. Washable paper!) and Raegan Knight's brilliant sterling silver and gold filled jewelry pieces were such a hit! I think everyone went home with a pair of earrings or new ring. Obsessed.

Our pop up tent in the front yard was strung with macrame pieces from Mollie Brenner who also lead a free DIY macrame keychain station. Our neighbors, Nbrhd hats looked right at home with their local designs of Laguna Beach beloved street names trucker hats. Ali Rybczky also did a live mural on our front window painting the picture of what 4 years of big dreaming has looked like for SOURCED. with captions like, "a pair of wings blessed our space and together we fly", and "four years of straight magic moments, composed by the community we call you." Yes. we are one blessed group of big dreamers. 

We look forward to seeing you at our next Pop Up on Saturday, October 28th! Interested in showcasing with us? RAD! We'd love to have you! Check out our Artisan Pop Up page for more details! 

August Pop Up Market

Recap of our August Pop Up Market!

Such a special day! Our front yard was transformed into a fun DIY Terrarium station where guests were able to make their own FREE terrariums sponsored by Pure Leaf Tea complete with beach inspired adornments like seashells and coral pieces collected from over time at our beach. Our friend Forrest & J and Seventh Bixel created a stellar photo wall that served as the backdrop to our event. Guests took photos with one another, there terrarium creations, and marveled at the floral cubes designed by Penelope Pots Floral Design.

Vendors included greeting cards and paper goods by Desiree B of I Must Draw, Laguna Beach's beloved candle maker Robert Brink of The Hundredth Acre, see the hat maker Debbie Lawrence of Floradora in action, got styled by Ronnie M Jewelry, and enjoyed a curated offering of The Garage Collective with special pieces from Peruvian designer Presentyln

Officemates Freeman's Collective set up shop and transformed their office space into pop up shop highlighting their leather goods, California crafted threads & a new line of handmade rings by Spencer Berkeley.  Ian Bryan of Agave Surf talked shoppers through their sustainable surfboards startup built right here out of SOURCED. Ali Rybczyk, officemate and resident artist set up a custom denim bar taking custom orders for painted vintage Levi jeans. And let's not forget about the empanadas. We had enough delicious empanadas from our neighbors Sergio's Empanadas to feed a small army and that's exactly what we did! 

Needless to say, we pretty much had the best day ever. This video shot by Ali on her phone sums it up & paints the perfect color of nostalgia that we feel after these events. 

Looking forward to our next Pop Up on Saturday, September 16th and the fun it will bring! Hope you'll join us. 

Photos by officemate Jordan Rodriquez of Neighborhood Creative

Lark Pop Up Dinner with Chef Kyle Powers

We were fortunate to host not one but two Lark Pop Up Dinners this month! 

We found ourselves on night two of our Pop Up Dinners with Lark still high from the vibrational foods from the night before, yet still hungry! This also marked our 4th Pop Up Dinner with beloved Chef Kyle Powers of Fork in the Road Catering. 

We flipped the room for the event by adding bold pops of color starting with a custom yarn hanging that was suspended in the front window welcoming our dinner guests from the street. Bright, whimsical brush strokes of resident artist Ali Rybczyk covered the walls and set the tone. The tablescape was a mix of jewel tone hues with floral arrangements from Floral Fete with a gardenesque mash-ups of scabiosa, geum, protea, aloe, pomegranate, and oregano. Vintage wine goblets remained full all night. 

MENU CRAFTED BY CHEF KYLE POWERS of Fork in the Road Catering

Welcome Drinks (Chef’s Whim) + Social Crispy Seaweed Cone with Black Rice, Pineapple + Shrimp Ceviche

First course // Smoked Heirloom Carrot Soup with Blue Cheese accompanied by Grilled Garlic Toast w/Pork Butter
Second course // Beet and Beef Carpaccio w/Fennel and Frisee tossed in White Kimchi Vinaigrette
Third course // Cocoa Braised Short Rib on Purple Sweet Potato Mash and Garlic Charred Miatake Mushroom
Finale // Sweet Sticky Toffee Pudding w/Tangerine Syrup & Basil Cream

Special thanks to Mitch Maher for capturing the night in our greatest light! 

Lark Pop Up Dinner with Chef Lena Ksanti

Our studio was transformed for yet another Lark Pop Up Dinner!

Special thanks to Lisa of Lark & Chef Lena Ksanti of Pure Vegan Food for hosting another beautiful and meaningful Pop Up Dinner with us. It was a collaborative affair with lots of special details from officemates Yoshi O'Connor of Floral Fête creating the most beautiful floral installations and Ali Rybczyk with signage, menu design, and custom painted the ceramic vases for Yoshi's table arrangements.

We were fortunate to see old friends, make new friends, and gather in unison to enjoy the art of conversation, delicious inspired food, and raise our glass in good cheer. 

MENU CRAFTED BY CHEF LENA KSANTI includes:

Welcome Drinks (Chefs Whim) + Jicama with Chili Lime Salt

First course // Zucchini Rolls with Smoked Macadamia Cheese
Second course //Turmeric Glow Soup with Carrot, Sweet Potato & Shaved Fennel
Third Course //Basil Pistachio Pesto Kelp Noodles with Snap Peas, Watermelon Radish & Almond Ricotta
Finale // Red Velvet Cake with Mascarpone Cream & Fresh Berries

We drank. We laughed. We left with a satisfied palate & sense of wonder.  

Special thanks to photographer Mitch Maher, who captured the evening for us. 

Custom cloth napkins added a pop of color from Dot and Army, and Cold Brew coffee provided by Wilson Coffee

Laguna Beach Mural with Resident Artist Ali Rybczyk

SOURCED LAGUNA BEACH MURAL

At last month's Pop Up Market - our resident artist, Ali Rybczyk painted a large scale Laguna Beach abstract cityscape mural on our brick south facing wall. It's pretty rad. It's actually like really rad. We asked her a few questions regarding her inspiration and process. Enjoy!

WHAT INSPIRED THE MURAL?

It was inspired by the welcoming of a Summer spent in Laguna Beach. May it draw locals and tourists to come visit and take a photo with the wall— cross it off their summer bucket list! 

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE PLACES AND ELEMENTS HIGHLIGHTED IN THE PIECE?

The Laguna Beach Trolley! To me, the trolley is an iconic and universal symbol of Laguna Beach- The trolley is filled with all walks of life- tourists, families, workers and young beach goers- it captures a sensation of summer— wet sandy feet, sun kissed smiles and smells of Hawaiian tropic. For me, it felt important to pronounce that in the piece, as it stands out amongst the abstract vibrancy of colors and beach-ly shapes

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HOW IS THE PROCESS DIFFERENT WHEN CREATING A MURAL?

The process of each new piece carries an equal sense of refreshed newness and a sense of familiarity. I think its the unfolding process that feels the same for me- as in, I know it will always come alive through its layers and time spent. Trusting in the layers, I feel as if I am gaining a new perspective, as I solve to add more coats on top of whats been done— that is the kind of process that I can relate to all my art endeavors. It is easier to approach a larger piece (for me!) I would like to continue to go big- more color, more time making. Its so healing for me- why not spend MORE time making something that causes such joy!?

All photos by our officemates, Neighborhood Creative! Make sure you stop by and check out Ali's mural!

*See more of Ali's work on her instagram: @loveincludeseveryone or her website www.paperleemade.com

May Artisan Pop Up Market

Recap of our May Pop Up Market!

Special pop up for us right before Mother's Day! We have some extra fun with resident artist, Ali Rybczky who painted a mural throughout the duration of the day. A bustling scene of Laguna Beach in the summer is now sitting pretty on our south facing wall. We also had our friends Project Juice set up with samples of their incredible cold pressed juices.

Our vendors included AREO, beloved local shop popping up as our "shop within the shop" with perfectly curated gift boxes for Mother's Day, The Hundredth Acre candle maker, resident artist Ian Bryan of Jonathan Seagul butterfly art, beautiful and functional bikini's by Sportkini, and Hui Hui Design jewelry.

All photos taken by our officemates, Neighborhood Creative! 

Next Pop Up is set for Saturday, June 17th! See you then!

Mother's Day Instagram Giveaway!

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Did you catch our Mother's Day Instagram Giveaway?

Head over to our instagram @sourced_collective to gift this set to a special Mama out there!

Collectively valued at $133 | Gift includes:

Fjord Handmade 8oz Scented Natural Soy Wax Candle and "You Can Find Me Among The Wildflowers" 5’x7’ Print by Nordic Fox Design Co.

Yen Works Mini Bud Vase from Girl and the Abode

Custom Turquoise Ring from SDF Jewelry

A $50 gift certificate to AREO here in Laguna Beach!

 

The fine print:

Eligibility: SOURCED COLLECTIVE (the “Contest”) is open and available for pick up in Laguna Beach, CA only.

    1    Agreement to Official Rules: Participation in this Contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

    2    How to Enter:  To nominate a special mama to win, 1.) follow @nordicfoxdesignco @girlandtheabode @sdfjewelry @areo_lagunabeach @sourced_collective on instagram, and 2.) Tag and comment on a special Mama (local for pick up in Laguna Beach, CA) and write something that makes her so special to you! Instagram’s terms apply. In order for your entry to be valid, your Instagram profile must be public and thus viewable by the Sponsor. 

    3    Winner Requirements: Potential winners will be notified through their Instagram account via a comment from the Sponsor (@sourced_collective). The potential winners will be required to pick up the gift from SOURCED. 

    4    Release: By receipt of any prize, winners agree to release and hold harmless SOURCED COLLECTIVE, LLC., its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.

    5    This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administrated by, or associated with Instagram.

 

March Artisan Pop Up Market

We enjoyed a beautiful, breezy afternoon for our last Pop Up Market! The day was filled with makers and artists sharing their passion, their brand, and what propelled them to the next level within their businesses. The greatest moments for me within these events is really getting to know the people behind the products. I'm fascinated by the process of a spark of an idea and then the story of putting it into action. For some of these vendors it's been years while for others its only been a short few months. From whimsical crystal mobiles and macrame hangings to precious turquoise jewelry and delicate scarves, there was no shortage of inspired goods with the talents hands and masterminds behind them. I know our customers enjoy getting to see the new faces we bring into the space and their stories and I'd say my biggest joy comes from the interactions between the vendors themselves. They are with their kind and they naturally gravitate towards one another; speaking to future collaborations, sharing successful tools or things they've learn along the way, and generously supporting one another. We all sort of some together as strangers and leave as a body of supporters and new friends. 

Thank you to our featured artists and of course, Eddie and Jordan of Neighborhood Creative for capturing the day to photos and video!

Featuring:

Girl and the Abode

SDF Jewelry

Nordic Fox Design Co.

Harper James Design

Hip-O Modern

Paper Lee Made

Elements in Motion

Diana Garreau

Next Pop Up : Saturday, April 22nd

 

 

 

Lark Pop Up at SOURCED.

A magical night with Lark Artisan Market for their communal dinner party! Special thanks to Lisa & Chef Kyle Powers for creating such an inviting atmosphere where guests mixed and mingled over a perfectly curated four course winter inspired meal. No detail was left untouched and a permanent smile radiated from each guests face. Highlights included welcome cocktails by Bless*ed Booch and Cold apple smoked chicken with morita chili glaze, over golden beet puree with roasted mushrooms. Thank you to everyone who attended and we look forward to seeing you at the next Lark!

Special thanks to Kendal Riley for this stunning photos and Neighborhood Creative for the video.

December Artisan Pop Up Market

Our last Pop Up Market of 2016 was a hit! Our artisans and makers came together to provide Laguna Beach with plenty of holiday gift options between jewelry, ceramics, small batch candles, knit toys, and so much more. There was something for everyone on your list! Ali Rybczyk of Love Includes Everyone set up a custom gift wrapping station and had some of her beautiful custom ornaments. Thank you to everyone who joined us & we look forward to bringing you even more events in the New Year!

Featuring:

Off The Beaten Pallet industrial home decor

Luna Reece Ceramics

Morning Blossom Studio bath & body

Yarn plus Art knit toys

Micaela Saldari global goods

Mei Elizabeth Jewelry

Lula Roe Shop Girl

Knighbury hand block scarves and accessories

The Hundredth Acre Candles

 

November Artisan Pop Up Market

Our November Pop Up Market set the tone for the holidays with incredible gift items & artisans goods that put Black Friday to shame! 

Featuring:

Shen & Sam Co. with hand poured soy wax candles

AU & Co. with vintage inspired USA made clothing

By the Lite of the Moon small batch handmade soaps and beauty products

Little Blue Beach House hand-curated coastal home decor

Love Includes Everyone custom illustrations and greeting cards

Doodlelew Macrame

Megan Blanco botanical prints & boho portraitures

Jonathan Seagul butterfly art and preservations

Photos and videography by our officemates, The Neighborhood Journal

See you at the next Pop Up on Saturday, December 17th!

3rd Annual Hawaiian Holiday Party!

When we say TIKI, you say PARTY!

Last night marked our 3rd annual Hawaiian Holiday Party! We pulled out all the goodies we had collected throughout the year in anticipation for the special occasion. From pink flamingos to our vintage tiki bar borrowed from our friends at The Potting Shed to making the call to The Poke Hut food truck who created a special menu for us - no detail was left untouched without a little Hawaiian flair, a lot of twinkle lights, and plenty of tiki inspired holiday drinks with oh so sassy names.

We couldn't have done it without the love, support, and talent from our fellow creative friends:

Event styling & floral design by Floral Fête

Tiki bar and rentals by The Potting Shed by Carlisle

Tiki bar curation by In Cocktails We Trust and mixologists Andrew Aoun & Janaka Bandaranaike

Custom illustration, menu design, and photo back drop by Love Includes Everyone

The Poke Hut food truck

A filled dance floor by DJ Wendy

Photos & videography by The Neighborhood Journal

Fall Floral Arranging Hack with Floral Fête

Feeling inspired to add your own floral arrangement to the Thanksgiving table this year? Yoshi O'Connor of Floral Fête shared with us some tricks from the trade on how to construct a beautiful arrangement using Curly Willow to add height and a woodsy feel.

Fall Floral Arranging Hack with Floral Fête

"Curly willow is nothing new...but, I love to use it for fall inspired designs, as a quick and easy way to create a grid inside your vase to hold your flowers in place, without messing with tape on your vase. Curly willow comes in different shades of brown and green depending on when it was cut; all are perfect colors for fall! Be sure to use fresh curly willow, as it is still pliable and easy to wind into your vase. The dried versions you often find in craft stores, are too brittle and will break if you try to bend. However, if dried curly willow is all you have available, you can plan ahead, and pre-soak the branches in warm water, submerging the branches in your sink or bathtub for a few hours or overnight. This should help make the branches pliable enough to stuff inside your vase." 

To create your own Fall Inspired Arrangement you'll need the following supplies:

1 clear square or cylinder vase

5-7 small fresh, not dried, curly willow branches

bleach

water

floral shears

Flowers 

Large focal flowers, like hydrangea, roses, and tulips. 

Smaller flowers, like chrysanthemums and spray roses

Foliage such as lemon leaf, huckleberry

Fall Inspired Arrangement for Thanksgiving by Floral Fete

Step 1. Wind the curly willow branches around your fist into a tight loop. Insert into vase, so loop sits vertically; this is going to create a grid to hold your flowers in place. Some pieces may want to fly out a bit, either leave them, or tuck them in. It doesn’t have to be exact. 

Fall Floral Hack with Floral Fete

Step 2.  Add water about ¾ full, and add a tiny bit, as in ¼ tsp. of bleach. This will help keep your flowers fresher, longer. 

Step  3. Add the foliages. Cut most of the foliage short, to just peek over the top of the vase. Insert stems through the curly willow grid, at an angle. This makes an extra stable grid so your flowers stay put! To make it interesting, insert a few long pieces of foliages. IMPORTANT TIP: You don’t want to submerge foliage or flowers in the water; this makes the finished arrangement look messy, AND it makes the water dirty! So, make sure you clean the stems of any little leaves before inserting into the water. 

Step 4. Add your largest, focal flowers first. Here, we are adding out large hydrangea’s first. TIP: Side note… Before using hydrangea’s in an arrangement, fill another vase, or container with very warm water, cut hydrangeas at an angle, and place in warm water. Let drink for an hour. Then use in arrangement. The flower will drink the warm water quickly, and hydrate the bloom to ensure it doesn’t droop.  

Thanksgiving Floral Arrangement

Step 5. Add tallest flowers next. create an interesting line with a few tall flowers.  

Step 6. Continue adding the other flowers, Turn your vase after inserting a couple flowers, to ensureyou create an arrangement that looks great from all angles. TIP: Like the foliages above, insert your flowers in at an angle. This will help create a rounded look. 

Step 7. To refresh water after a couple days. place arrangement in the sink, with either a water bottle or the faucet hose, flush the old water out until it’s filled with fresh, clean water. add that ¼ tsp bleach again. 

Thanksgiving Floral Arrangement with Floral Fete

 Step 8. When your flowers have finally faded. You can rinse the curly willow and re-use it in your next arrangement!

Can't get enough? Join Yoshi for her next Holiday Wreath Making Workshop here at the studio on Sunday, December 4th! More information and tickets found here.

Photos by: Steve Orlick

Floral design + tutorial by: Floral Fête

October Artisan Pop Up Market

Thank you to our artists, makers, and big dreamers who joined us for our October Pop Up Market!   

Featuring:

Anhcoy - millinery collection of handcrafted hats

Jonathan Seagul - butterfly artwork and preservation

Morning Blossom Studio - All natural, vegan friendly beauty products 

Knighbury - traditional block print scarfs and bags from India

Lula Roe Shopgirl - buttery soft leggings

and Jen Bloch of Heritage Mercantile

Photos & videography by our officemates, The Neighborhood Journal

See you at our next Pop Up Market on Saturday, November 26th!

SOUNDWAVE #003

 All the stars aligned for our last SOUNDWAVE live music series. It was the perfect night and we are still in awe from the performances & the energy from the crowd. 

Line up included David Langran, Pearl Botts, and James Spaite. Photo and videos produced by The Neighborhood Journal. 

You can also listen to all songs on Spotify

The vision behind these events are to highlight local musical talent and provide them with a unique and captive audience in our creative space. You come, They play, We hit record and a story is told.

David opened up with third installment of our Soundwave Sessions with an original song, titled "Time Will Tell", followed by his most recently written song, "New York in June". David shared with the audience that he wrote the song after attending a music festival in New York City. 

David shared: 

"The song is essentially about a single day/night where I met a great girl at this music festival, and consequently spent that day/night running around with her listening to great music, drinking, and generally having an amazing time. After the festival, we went out in the city and continued to have one of those nights that only happen once in a rare blue moon where everything seems to slot into place. At the end of the night, I put her in a taxi and off she went. We kept in touch for a little while afterwards, but for me that night was something special. And I think the fact that it was just that one night is what made it special. There was no time for things to get complicated."

Pearl opened her set with a cover medley from Ariana Grande's latest album including "Into You", "Side to Side", and ended with "Dangerous Woman" with accompaniment from Jacob Mayeda on guitar. Her second song was an original titled "Come my Way" which she explained was about beckoning and longing for hopes to come to fruition. She finished her set with her most recently written song "Drive Me Crazy" which she opened up was written in the midst of a new busy season of her life and is a musical manifestation of the challenges of a fast-paced world. 

James Spaite, an artist from San Diego, closed out the night with a moving performance. His first song "Past, Present, Patience", he shared was his perspective that he felt that songwriters often write out of an attempt to fulfill a need.

"In retrospect I wrote Past, Present, Patience out of a place of pain and reminding myself to make wise decisions. I am super fickle when it comes to relationships. My heart is inconsistent. It swells for a moment, then the tide goes back out, then it swells again, then the tide goes back out. In a culture that heavily pushes the idea of singleness as something to be avoided at all costs, I think it is a healthy reminder that there is incredible value in putting the breaks on for a minute to figure yourself out. That said, I am majorly still learning how true that session is." 

In our Soundwave format we asked each artist to do a cover and James went all out by mashing up country singer Bonnie Raitt's ballad "I Can't Make You Love Me" and "So Sick" by R&B artist Ne-Yo. The crowd wanting more, James then played another song off his 2014 album A Woman Gave Me Music, "Effort". Ending by treating everyone in attendance with two new unreleased songs. 

Join us for our next SOUNDWAVE on Thursday, December 29th

September Artisan Pop Up Market!

Special thank you to everyone who joined us for our last Artisan Pop Up Market! We had some incredible vendors and makers to introduce to our local community here in Laguna Beach! Thank you to our officemates, The Neighborhood Journal for capturing the day and the spirit behind these creative and passionate new friends! 

 Featuring: 

Nica Home

Playa Goods

Morning Blossom Studio

 Charlotte Marie Jewelry,

Micaela Saldari

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Next Pop Up Market set for Saturday, October 15th! Interested in becoming a vendor? Apply here!

#25BeautifulThings Watercolor Workshop!

I had met Anne-Louise at Unique LA and instantly fell in love with her and her newest creation 25 Beautiful Things - A Fine Art Coloring Book.  Not only was she incredibly sweet and just oozed creativity but this book…this book instantly spoke to me. Anne-Louise created 25 Beautiful Things hoping to offer a doorway to the peace, freedom and joy that come with exercising your creativity. Her goal was to have the book be more about personal love of art and less of the intimidating respect for it. During our first workshop hosted with Anne-Louise and Speak Wines, we experienced first hand the delight in discovering what kind of beauty appeals most to us while playfully experimenting with color and picking our favorites from the 25 original fine art prints on large 11" x 17" heavyweight paper (plus a few bonus pages with rebellious words of encouragement).  Everyone was encouraged to sign, frame, and share their unique work of art with the world. Did I mention we had wine? Yes, there was wine. It was pretty much the most ideal Sunday afternoon! We hope you can join us for our next one!

Photos by our friends & officemates: The Neighborhood Journal

2nd Annual SOURCED. Hawaiian Holiday Party!

Capiz Shell Window display at SOURCED.
Vintage Book Christmas Tree at SOURCED.
Tiki Bar by In Cocktails We Trust
Tiki Drinks at SOURCED.
Office Christmas Decor by Floral Fete
Tiki Holiday Office Party at SOURCED.
Tropical Floral Mannequin by Floral Fete
Tropical Dress Form Orchids by Floral Fete
Hawaiian Holiday Office Party at SOURCED.
Floral Designer, Floral Fete - Laguna Beach
Tiki Hawaiian Holiday Party
Floral Designer, Floral Fete in Laguna Beach
The Christmas Room - Laguna Beach Lofts
Hawaiian Holiday Office Party at SOURCED.
Outdoor Bistro Lights and Capiz Shells
The Neighborhood Journal at SOURCED.
Thanksgiving Potstickers
Hawaiian Holiday Office Party at SOURCED.
Tiki Rum Drinks
Tiki signage
DJ Wendy, Laguna Beach CA
Singapore Sling_Hawaiian Holiday Office Party at SOURCED.
Hawaiian Holiday Office Party at SOURCED.
Book Christmas Tree
Hawaiian Holiday Office Party at SOURCED.
Hawaiian Holiday Office Party at SOURCED.
Hawaiian Holiday Office Party at SOURCED.
Hawaiian Holiday Office Party at SOURCED.
Hawaiian Holiday Office Party at SOURCED. Laguna Beach
Hawaiian Holiday Office Party at SOURCED. Laguna Beach
Hawaiian Holiday Office Party at SOURCED. Laguna Beach
Hawaiian Holiday Office Party at SOURCED. Laguna Beach
Hawaiian Holiday Office Party at SOURCED. Laguna Beach

Thank you to everyone who made it out to our

2nd Annual Hawaiian Holiday Party! 

(internally loving known as Tacky Tiki Party!)

We had fun playing up holiday decor at the studio this year! Stephen and Ian made sure the cottage was seen from across town with tons of twinkling lights on the building, around the door, and bistro lights overhead on our outside table. The entry way was the perfect spot for our Pinterest inspired "Vintage Book Christmas Tree" complete with airplanes as the guiding star on top. We turned another fallen branch into a window display with strung capiz shells. Nothing says "beach snow" quite like capiz shells. We turned one of our lofts into a proper "Christmas Room" with two Christmas Trees, lights, "snow", and our lit up blue barb wire reindeers by local Sculptor, friend, and neighbor - Shamus Koch. Officemates, Yoshi & Rebecca turned their office into a winter wonderland with multiple floral installations and wreaths. The show stopper was the Hawaiian inspired mannequin done up with banana leaves & orchids - just beautiful!

Friend and local, DJ Wendy's music selection complimented the tiki drinks offered by In Cocktails We Trust. We used the fancy vintage glassware, unnecessary garnishes, and tons of gangster rap! Personal favorite, the "Boochie Walla, Boochie Bang Bang" punch with Papas Pilar 24 Year Solera Rum, Allspice Dram, Blessed Booch Chai Tea Kombucha, Lemon, Sparkling Wine, Bitters, Gangster Rap. What was your favorite?

Probably the best Tuesday night of the year! The studio was definitely filled with laughter, good cheer, and hugs...tons of hugs. What can I say...we like to hug. Cheers to 2016!

Special Thanks to our friends, officemates, and sponsors!

Photography: Rebecca Judy Photography

Videography: The Neighborhood Journal 

Floral Design: Floral Fete

Tiki Bar: In Cocktails We Trust, Papa Pilar Rum, and Blessed Booch