Love is in the Fashion District

Love in the Fashion District

With only a few days left until Valentine’s Day we thought it would be helpful to gather some ideas and recommendations for you!

Flowers
In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, flower markets within the LA Flower District will be extending their hours of operation. See the Valentine’s Day FAQs here (including hours this year).

Experiences & Outings

  • Galentine’s Day @ West Elm DTLA
    Sip champagne, eat chocolate treats and make lovely Intention Candles. $35 per ticket, purchase tickets here. 2/14 3-8pm
  • Galentines PJ & Movie Party @ BizBabez
    Enjoy a viewing of The Notebook, drinks, snacks, and the perfect cozy set up like any good 90s slumber party. $27 per ticket, purchase tickets here. 2/13 7:30pm
  • Valentine’s Day Menu @ Best Girl
    Take your special person on a date to Best Girl to enjoy their special “menu d’amour.” See the menu hereDon’t forget to make reservations! 2/14
  • Love Looks Like Fire @ Upstairs at Ace Hotel
    Artist Janet Levy presents Love Looks Like Fire featuring a presentation of her own artwork, book pop-up designed by Iván Martínez, and movement performance choreographed by Melissa Schade. 2/14
  • Special treats @ Little Damage
    Valentine’s Day red cones are back this year! 2/13-2/17
  • Couples Spa Day @ Neihule Salon + Academy
    Couples pedicures with flowers, chocolate and champagne. $50 per couple. Offer valid through 2/16.
  • Seafood Platter for Two @ DAMA
    Seafood platter for two comprised of four tasting portions of: 4 Oysters, Mussels Escabeche, Seafood Tostada, and Aguachile. Make your reservations here. 2/14
  • Valentine’s Day Menu @ DTLA Ramen
    Menu will include 1 appetizer, 2 ramen, 1 sake & 2 mochi. $35. 2/14

 

Have an event or special that should be added to this list? Email info@fashiondistrict.org.

Valentine’s Day Hours in the LA Flower District


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In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, flower markets within the LA Flower District will be extending their hours of operation.

The Original Los Angeles Flower Market & Southern California Flower Market 
754 & 755 Wall St.
Saturday, February 9: 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday, February 10: MARKETS CLOSED
Monday, February 11: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Tuesday, February 12: 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wednesday, February 13: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Valentine’s Day, February 14: 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The markets open earlier to the trade. See trade hours here.
Admission: $2 on weekdays, $1 on weekends

California Flower Mall
825 S San Pedro St.
Saturday, February 9 through Tuesday, February 12: 4:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday, February 13: 4:30 a.m. open 24 hours through Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day, February 14: Open until 8 p.m.

Hours are for the trade and the public.
Admission is free.

 

BONUS: Flower Meanings for the Perfect Valentine’s Day Arrangement

  • Peonies: most commonly associated with romance, prosperity and bashfulness
  • Roses: symbolize love, romance, beauty and perfection
  • Matthiola Incana: symbolize beauty that doesn’t fade with age and a lifetime of happiness
  • Red Chrysanthemum: all about love and passion
  • Ranunculus: signify charm, attraction and radiance
  • Pink Asters: represent love, charm and sensitivity
  • Daffodils: said to bring 12 months of good luck and happiness
  • Gerbera Daisies: symbolize beauty, innocence and purity
  • Tulips: said to stand for “perfect love”
  • Alstroemeria: represent friendship and devotion
  • Casa Blanca Lilies: symbolize beauty, class and style
  • Orchids: said to stand for love, beauty, luxury and strength
  • Carnations: stand for fascination and new love
  • Sunflowers: represent warmth and happiness
  • Irises: associated with faith and hope

Holidays in the Fashion District 2018

Holidays in the Fashion District

RETAIL HOLIDAY HOURS
The Santee Alley and surrounding retailers on Santee Street and Maple Avenue are expected to open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. Retailers in other parts of the district are expected to have limited hours. See a map of the area here.

WHOLESALE HOLIDAY HOURS
Wholesale businesses are expected to close on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Hours may vary by business on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

LA FLOWER DISTRICT HOLIDAY HOURS
The LA Flower Markets will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. The California Flower Mall will be open with limited hours on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. It will close on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

NOTE: All businesses in the Fashion District are independently owned and operated. For exact business hours, please contact the businesses directly.

4 Instagram-Worthy Murals in the Fashion District

Street Art has become a staple in major cities everywhere. Not only does it provide a “stop and stare” moment for those pedestrians passing by, but it allows the City to express itself culturally. There is no question that this public art movement is enhancing and beautifying our communities, but there has also been an unexpected effect that we did not anticipate. The ability to increase our presence on social media.

In this day and age, most people live for that perfect “Instagram-Worthy” photo. Luckily for us, in the LA Fashion District, we have much to Instagram – Alley Dogs from The Santee Alley, flowers from The Flower District, and now various murals that people can’t help but photograph.

Here are 4 Instagram-Worthy murals in the LA Fashion District:

Teddy Kelly (Intersection of 8th Street and Los Angeles)


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This morning at around 8:30 a.m. Taking @emilyanntowner’s photo before meeting her, and before having my coffee…

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This colorful piece by Teddy Kelly has been a smash hit ever since it’s inception in 2016. Inspiring an entire series of posts where visitors attempt to match portions of their wardrobe to the various colors of the mural.

 

Sharp. by Charlie Edmiston (Werdin Alley, on 8th Street between Los Angeles and Main)


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New wall in downtown for @avenuedesarts_hk

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Just finished in October 2018, this colorful mural was a part of Charlie Edmiston‘s first ever solo exhibition hosted at the art gallery, Avenue des Arts. The Sharp. exhibition involved joining vibrant colors and composition, making this mural the perfect backdrop for an Instagram photo.

 

@lamkat & @rad_rio (Inside of Mega Bodega, 1001 S. Broadway)

Enjoy a delicious coffee and a quick bite to eat, all while admiring the beautiful artwork on the walls. Because who doesn’t love shapes and dragons?

 

Peter Greco (Werdin Alley, on 8th Street between Los Angeles and Main)

Another “Instagram-Worthy” installation done with the help of Avenue des Arts by Peter Greco. Peter Greco is one of America’s most experienced practitioners in the art of lettering and typography.

 

Know of another “Instagram-Worthy” art piece or want to share your Instagram photo? Tag #lafashiondistrict for a chance to be featured. 

Thanks from the Fashion District

‘Tis the season to give thanks, and here at the Fashion District, we have a lot to be thankful for.
These are just a few of the things we most appreciate about the Fashion District (in no particular order):

1. Our Board of Directors
2. Our Staff
3. The Safe Team
4. The Clean Team
5. Our Residents
6. Delicious food from all of our great restaurants
7. Pizza from Superfine
8. Tacos from Sonoratown and Cilantro Lime
9. Bargain shopping at The Santee Alley
10. The culture and diversity
11. The beautiful buildings


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10.23.2017 / DTLA. It’s 104 outside but it’s about 54 in my office and I don’t know which is worse

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12. The history of our district
13. Every business in the district
14. All those who travel from far just to visit the district
15. The San Pedro Wholesale Mart and wholesalers


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Los Angeles Market, you were a dream

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16. Views from the Ace Hotel
17. Sample Sales
18. Celeb sightings in the district
19. Streets and streets of fabrics
20. Cool events held in the district
21. Original bacon-wrapped hot dogs from The Alley Dog

22. All of our visitors
23. Beautiful art throughout our district
24. The countless flowers from the Flower District


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👧🏻❤️🌸

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25. And of course, you!
But trust us the list can go on forever. We love everything about our district and are thankful every day. We hope you enjoy your time with loved ones this Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving, from the Fashion District.