Archive for June, 2016

ARTISAN WORKSHOP: Natural Dyeing with Fabrics + Eco Friendly Materials on Sat 6/11 @ 10am-3pm

South Bay resident and artisan Stacy Wong loves to help others create something handmade through her Community Making Workshops. Make new friends, learn new skills, and create something beautiful!

Presented in partnership with Local Home Girl, her next workshop is set for Saturday, June 11 during which attendees will learn how to dye fabrics using natural materials. Guest instructor KC Cooper Sears is a co-founder of the Academy of Handmade Artists & Supporters and has worked for Martha Stewart, Urban Outfitters, and other notable clients.


The $135 fee per person includes the following:

  • Four hours of hands-on learning and fun with natural dyeing with a fiber arts specialist
  • Instructions on eco-friendly, sustainable and easy ways to dye fabric with everyday foods stuffs and natural materials
  • Training of shibori and resist techniques for patterning and designing your own set of napkins and placemats
  • All materials and supplies
  • A special thank-you gift
  • A delicious catered lunch by Savory N Sweet in Redondo Beach

Workshop spaces are limited. Wear clothing and shoes that could get dirty or stained. Free street parking. Exact address of Local Home Girl headquarters provided after registration. Questions? Call Stacy at (310) 464-7379.

GO! South Bay Vendors Among Many Participating at L.A. LIVE’s Downtown Dark Nights on Fri 6/3 … Kick off the Summer in DTLA!

I get it. Downtown Los Angeles is NOT the South Bay. After all, who really wants to venture outside of the bubble, and head to DTLA (and if you don’t know already, DTLA stands for Downtown Los Angeles!). Since I divide my time between the South Bay and DTLA, I get the pleasure of enjoying both worlds — vastly different, while at the same time, closely similar — surprising, huh?

Well, this Friday, my worlds collide. On June 3 @ 6-11pm, I am co-producing my 12th FREE community event at L.A. LIVE called Downtown Dark Nights, and this time, we have at least three of our vendors from the South Bay! Join us and be sure to support LOCAL by visiting these vendors when you come Downtown!

RSVP on FACEBOOK … Details on L.A. LIVE’s website HERE!

Here are the three South Bay locals who will be among the 40 vendors at Downtown Dark Nights!

DANE CAPO ART: A native of Hermosa Beach, California, 20-year-old Dane Capo is an artist who began painting four years ago. His world of bold color often features images of his favorite people — from famous musicians like the Beatles and Bob Dylan to artists like Matisse to family members. A world traveler, to date, he has also visited 37 U.S. states – his goal is to visit all fifty. An artist who also happens to have autism and epilepsy, his mom Krista Capo shares that “One day Dane just decided to start painting.” Learn more about Dane and his artwork by visiting his website at and by clicking HERE.

SHAY CANDLES: A long-time South Bay local who often sells in Redondo Beach’s Riviera Village, Rachez Miller makes the most amazing coconut wax candles that she mixes using unique fragrances and hand-pours into her decorated jars and tins. They burn for hours, and have the most heavenly scents! Follow this Roller Derby mom and her Shay Candles on Instagram!

SOAP SEAS: In 2015, artisan Christine Wennstrom began making and selling her small batches of handcrafted natural soaps inspired by the sea. A native of Redondo Beach, California, she shares: “The beach has always been my lifelong companion through my rough waters and calm tides. I breathe, dream, sing, and dance t­­o the beach. My soaps are my homage to the sea, and a way I can give back all that the sea has given me.” Learn more at