Celebrate 4th of July! | Recipes, Activities & Events

4th of July is basically here – how will you be celebrating?

We figured you’ve been busy and all, so here are a few quick recipes you can whip up and some activities to do with the fam! Oh and if you’re looking for some fun events to attend in the LA Fashion District and surrounding areas, we found some of that too.

Just keep reading…and don’t be afraid to share with your friends and family 😉

1. Firecracker Milkshake Recipe

2. Red, White & Blue Cheesecake Strawberries
cheesecake strawberries

3. America Cake
america cake


Don’t forget to take pictures to share the fun with everyone! 


Still looking for more to do? Check out our A Day in the LA Fashion District blog post. 

BONUS: Did you know…July 4th is the “biggest hot dog holiday of the year,” according to TIME magazine, with Americans reportedly consuming about 155 million of them on Independence Day alone. *WOW* You can get your fix at Alley Dog!

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Red, white and BOOZED #Delish #DamnThatsDelish #4thofjuly

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A quick thank you to Delish for all of the delish recipes…we hope you all have a great Independence Day! #HappyFourth

4 Reasons to Get Your “Last Remaining Seats”

In its 33rd season, the Los Angeles Conservancy’s classic film screening series, Last Remaining Seatsreturns to Downtown LA with a month-long set of events showcasing some of the most historic movie venues in our city. You have 3 weeks left to experience this one-of-a-kind series, and here are 4 reasons why you should!

1. Classic Films

From hilarious classics to psychological thrillers in black and white, Last Remaining Seats never disappoints when it comes to the film selection. A group of dedicated volunteers work hard to carefully curate a lineup that includes a range of themes and perspectives, while keeping both diversity and inclusion to of mind.

2. Historic Theatres 

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Here’s the beautiful Los Angeles Theatre (1931) with “Easter Parade” playing to a packed house as part of the Los Angeles Conservancy’s annual “Last Remaining Seats” program. • The 2019 season kicks-off this Saturday with “It Happened One Night”, hosted by Leonard Maltin at the Los Angeles Theatre. So far it’s about 90% sold out so get your tickets quick to see a classic film in the theatre’s opulent surroundings. • Although pre-screening theatre tours are sold out, stick around after the movie for a Q+A about the theatre and an after party in the sumptuous five-story Grand Lobby! • For photos+info -> historictheatrephotos.com/latheatre • For event info+tix -> laconservancy.org/last-remaining-seats • #theatre #theater #movietheatre #cinema #lastremainingseats #lastremainingseats2019 #laconservancy #losangelestheatre #losangeles #dtla @laconservancy @losangelestheatre.la @official_lahtf @happeningindtla @dtla_everyday @dtlaweekly @cmjosehuizar

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The classic films aren’t the only thing being showcased — the opportunity to see some of LA’s most iconic venues is alone worth the ticket price. We’re fortunate enough to have two of these historic gems here in the Fashion District — Orpheum Theatre and Theatre at Ace Hotel.

3. A Night Out on the Town


You wouldn’t go to a show like this without making it a “thing”, would you? While it’s not exactly a “night out on Broadway”…it certainly is a night out, so why not layer in the food a drink before and after? This is the perfect opportunity for you to try a downtown restaurant you’ve had on your list for a while, or revisit that place you liked that one time. A few faves that are just a quick 3-5 minute walk from both the Orpheum and Theatre at Ace Hotel are Best Girl, Terroni, and Zinque.

4. All the Extras


In addition to the amazing venues and classic films, the experience might include some yummy extras like free Q&A sessions about the theatre follow the screenings, behind the scenes tours with all the historical and architectural info you’d ever want, and lobby after parties with drinks, music, pub trivia and more. Check the full schedule of screenings to find out what extras come with your Last Remaining Seat!

Food, Fashion & Footwear for Fathers

So your Dad is easy-going and says he wants nothing for Father’s Day…but deep down, you know when it comes to his gift, it’s gotta be something good — no pressure! To help you show your appreciation to Dad on his special day, we’ve put together a quick gift guide with some of the most fatherly food, fashion and footwear you can find in the LA Fashion District. These hyperlocal, one-of-a-kind gift ideas are not only practical, but they work for almost any budget. Check out our 2019 Father’s Day picks!

Food — is there a better way to show Pops how much you appreciate him than treating him to a delicious meal on his special day? Whether you’re keeping it super cas with pizza and beer, or want to indulge with some good ol’ comfort food, we’ve got some great options!

Denim Eatery

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Our best selling ..Main St.Fried Chicken ✨

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Superfine Pizza


Fashion & Footwear — one of the most surprising and influential fashion trends from 2018 was the “Dad Fashion”. From chunky tennis shoes and crew neck sweaters to dad jeans and dingy tees, the “Dad Look” took over our runways, closets and style influencer feeds. And 6 months in to 2019, the style trend is still going strong. Check out these spots for his retro-inspired suits, stylish fanny packs, dad sneaks and more!

Ron Thompson




Holy Grail


A Guide to LA Market Week: Fall II/Holiday ’19 Edition


The Fall II/Holiday ’19 LA Market Week, also known as LA Fashion Market will be held June 17 – June 19. Designers and brands will debut their collections for the upcoming Fall/Holiday season at the showroom buildings on 9th and Los Angeles Streets.

For the Lines Directory click here.



LA Market Week is a trade-only event and buyers must be able to prove they have, or are working for, a licensed business.

Buyers and retailers wishing to attend LA Market Weeks will need to register at each building. At the Cooper Design Space, Gerry Building and The New Mart, Lady Liberty Building, and Academy Awards Clothes Showroom Building buyers and retailers are asked to bring a business card. At the California Market Center, in order to register for market weeks you must be able to provide the following credentials:

  • Photocopy of Business License
  • Photocopy of State Sales & Use Tax Certificate or Federal EIN Certificate
  • Photocopy of three (3) current industry-related invoices

Registration is available on-site. Online registration varies by building.



California Market Center (CMC)110 E. 9th St.

  • Showroom Directory
  • Label Array – LA Market Week’s newest showcase presenting on-trend apparel, accessories, footwear, home, beauty and gift.
  • LA Kids Market – LA Kids Market is a children’s showroom collective showcasing Kids’ fashion lines, gifts, toys and lifestyle products.
  • To register to attend at the CMC, click here.

The New Mart127 E 9th St.

  • Showroom Directory
  • Designers & Agents – (D&A) is an independent, trade show well known for changing the landscape of the modern trade show experience by bringing a selection of curated designers to the marketplace.
  • To Pre-Register for the New Mart, please fill out and bring with you their BUYER REGISTRATION form.

Cooper Design Space860 S Los Angeles St.

  • Showroom Directory
  • Brand Assembly – Brand Assembly plays host to 250+ brands and 1,000+ buyers each season, providing a fun, inviting environment for shoppers and sellers alike.
  • A Current Affair –  The vintage pop-up will offer a thoughtfully curated selection of pre-loved clothing, accessories and jewelry, so you have a chance to immerse yourself into a vintage fashion wonderland and catch a break between the market appointments.

The Lady Liberty843 S. Los Angeles St.

Academy Award Clothes Showroom817 S. Los Angeles St.



A list of local parking structures and lots can be found here.



  • Plan ahead! Know the brands and styles you are interested in ahead of time. Be sure your inventory and budget levels are good to go before your Market Week visit.
  • Time management. Because there will be HUNDREDS of brands to see! Make a list and check it twice.

Show Mom Some Love in the LA Fashion District

With Mother’s Day only a few days away, we thought we’d share how you can show Mom (and Mother figures) some love this Mother’s Day weekend! After all, Mom has dealt with you thus far…she deserves this and more. 💕

1. Oldvine Florals – Mother’s Day Collection. Because we are willing to bet your Mom loves flowers! BONUS: Use the promo code InfitineRosesForMom for 10% off 😉

2. Treat your “Madre” to brunch, lunch or dinner at DAMA. She’ll love the surprise AND the Daytime Disco. Make your reservations now

3. Pamper Mom with a mani/pedi + blowout for $100 OR make it a mani/pedi date for just $45 from Neihule Salon + Academy.

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Neihule has expanded to #dtlafashiondistrict come visit us soon! #dtla #pedicure #nails

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4. West Elm DTLA is a lot more than just a furniture store. They’ve been working with the neighborhood and local businesses to bring pop-ups and activations to the Fashion District every Saturday and Sunday. Pop-in with Mom to see what’s going on this weekend.

5. Flower Markets have extended their hours just for you. For the Moms who love flowers, a visit to the Flower Markets will be the perfect gift! See extended hours here.
BONUS: California Flower Mall will have some surprises just for the special ladies in your lives.

6. This just in from Zinqué: first mimosa free for Moms! Pro Tip: Pair a mimosa with…well…quite frankly anything.

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stripped back, but far from basic. grilled shrimp w/ citron. #zinquélunch

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7. Need another option for brunch? Best Girl at the Ace Hotel is another perfect place to celebrate Mom. BONUS: Complimentary glass of bubbles for all attending Moms…ALL DAY LONG.

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8. Unique Markets is back at the California Market Center and better than ever! “Shop small, make a big impact.” 5/11 AND 5/12.

To all the Moms, with love from the LA Fashion District.

¡Feliz Día de la Madre! Happy Mother’s Day!