Trending With: TEKTON LA

Follow along as we begin our new “Trending Series” – this is Episode 01 featuring
TEKTON LA of the LA Fashion District.

Stay tuned and go behind the scenes with a new businesses in the LA Fashion District each month!

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!

5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in the LA Fashion District

Earth Day can be celebrated in so many ways. Showing our appreciation to Mother Earth can be as simple as picking up trash in our local communities, or it can be used more broadly to bring awareness and inspire actions that make real environmental impact. However you choose to celebrate this magnificent planet, we encourage you to go beyond April 22nd. Here are a few super fun, fashionable, and delicious ways you can show your appreciation to our Earth all year around right here in the LA Fashion District!

 

Shop Sustainable Brands 

4.22.19 | 9am – 2pm | CMC Lobby

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In celebration of Earth Day, the California Market Center is hosting a special Earth Day Sample Sale Pop-Up Shop in the lobby of CMC. The pop-up will spotlight sustainability with a curated selection of brands known for their sustainability and socially conscious business practices.

That’s not all – CMC is also giving away a $200 Gift Certificate from one of the Earth Day Pop-Up vendors. You’ll be able to pick up a raffle ticket at the Event Info Desk and you must be present to claim your prize when the drawing is held at 1pm.

Featured Earth Pop-Up brands include:

Accoutrements LA, Arsayo Paris, CLED Jewelry, The Giving Keys, Johnny Concert Beauty, Native Shoes, Pao Tea, Parkland Bags, RockDoodles, and Taylor + Thomas Footwear.

 

Devour Wild Living Foods

760 S Main Street | 9am – 11pm

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A lifestyle that speaks for itself. Live WILD.

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Wild Living Foods offers a colorful menu – breakfast, lunch and dinner – from a fully organic plant based kitchen. We won’t go into the various ways meat consumption takes a toll on environmental resources, but we will encourage you to try eating vegetarian and/or vegan meals for the day. If devouring delicious Chocolate Mousse Crepes, Avocado Toast, and Flat Earth Pizza is what we have to do to save the planet, those are certainly “sacrifices” we’re willing to make ; )

 

Shop Second Hand

You can totally stay fashion forward and contribute to lessening clothing waste by shopping second hand. If there’s one thing we know about fashion, it’s that most trends are recycled. Reduce your fashion footprint by shopping for pieces at these local thrift stores:

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Support Local Farmers

Wednesdays | 9am – 2pm | CMC Plaza

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Another way to celebrate Earth Day (and you can do this all year) is to support local farmers and contribute to the local economy by shopping our local Farmers Market. CMC’s Farmers Market offers chef-grade, certified organic, and sustainable produce, honey, eggs, nuts, and much more.

 

Ride Metro

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This year, the Metro Board approved FREE train and bus rides on Earth Day. These free rides are designed to help reduce auto emissions, promote a healthy and sustainable environment, and combat climate change. Just think…if we all made Metro part of our daily commutes, we’d all save a half ton of CO2 emissions over the course of a year. Do it for Mother Earth!

Click HERE for more info about Metro’s FREE rides on Earth Day!

5 Coachella Essentials from the LA Fashion District

You’re probably either on your way to Coachella, already at Coachella, or having a serious case of Coachella FOMO. Whichever applies, this Coachella Essentials list is for you…because there’s always next year, right?!

1. The perfect outfit from Hellen’s Sample Shop, 810 E Pico Blvd #134. We guarantee you’ll find either a complete look for Coachella at Hellen’s OR you’ll find the perfect pieces to complete the perfect look. Win-win either way.

2. Accessories from Urban Outfitters, 810 S Broadway. You’re not doing Coachella (or any festival) right without accessories. Besides the usual statement pieces, we definitely recommend: a fanny pack and bandanna(s). You can thank us later!


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Accessories we can’t stop wearing. Or staring at. #UOonYou @UOCarolinas

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3. A handmade flower crown from Oldvine Florals, 132 W 7th St. It’s almost a crime to NOT have a flower crown at Coachella. Don’t say we didn’t warn you! The fresh sunflower crown pictured below will last an entire weekend in Coachella Valley. Pop into Oldvine Florals’ location or email them to book an appointment for you and your gals at their Flower Crown Bar!

4. Original piece(s) from Virgo, 216 E 9th St. It’s Coachella, so you obviously have to be original. Virgo’s been busy lately making some original pieces specifically for festival season. Check our their IG for a preview of what you can expect to see in store — you can also DM them to purchase pieces! 

5. Sunglasses from The Santee Alley. Because there’s no such thing as too many sunglasses — especially during festival season! If you don’t want to break the bank pairing the perfect sunnies with every outfit, or take a chance on losing your favorite shades during a killer set, build a super affordable collection of various shapes, sizes and colors from shops in the Santee Alley.


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The cat eye look is in! Photo Via: @sammysapparel #accessories #sunglasses #shopDTLA #santeealley

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And don’t worry if you’re not going to Coachella this weekend…there’s always Weekend Two! 😉

A Day in the LA Fashion District

Three-day holiday weekends are the perfect opportunity to discover new parts of your neighborhood or explore your city like a tourist. The LA Fashion District’s 100+ blocks of creativity, community and culture guarantee a fun day of vibrant adventure!

This guide is a suggested itinerary for a full day of leisure exploration. Modify the schedule to best suit your personal preferences — maybe you’ll linger at the Tuck Hotel for after-dinner cocktails — and be sure to tag all of your adventures using #lafashiondistrict on social media.

Enjoy “A Day in the LA Fashion District”!

10:30 AM – Brunch
Get a late start to your day and enjoy brunch at the popular Poppy + Rose. Because who doesn’t love brunch?

Brunch, Poppy + Rose

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12 PM – Shopping
It’s time to walk off that delicious brunch. Head on over a couple of blocks to enter the famously unique Santee Alley, most popular for bargain shopping and a lively atmosphere. Here you’ll find anything from toys to formal wear!

Santee Alley

Photo Via @rochelle_som

2 PM – Lunch
Lunch time already? You’re in luck because Sonoratown has just been named an “Essential LA Restaurant” by Eater LA and they live up to the laundry list of awards an accolades they’ve received over the past year.

Sonoratown

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3 PM – Fun
If you haven’t been to an Escape Room, this is your chance. Escape Rom LA opened in December 2014 and is now LA’s largest and most popular escape game company, presenting more than 80 games each week. Now that you’re fueled with the best tacos in town, you should be up for the mental challenge ahead. Good luck!

Escape Room LA The Pyramid.07

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4:30 PM – Art
If you escaped successfully, visit Avenue des Arts…literally right next door. Here you can see art from well known artists such as Matt Gondek, Brett Crawford, Pez and so many more.

Avenue des Arts

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6 PM – Dinner
Yes, it’s time to eat again! Dinner is served at Bar Garcia inside of the Tuck Hotel. Enjoy a small bite or a full crispy paella. Whatever you decide, we’re sure you’ll love it!

Bar Garcia, Tuck Hotel

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7:30 PM – Dessert
Last but not least, no day is complete without dessert. Little Damage is the place to go for a delicious treat AND a pretty new Instagram photo. Check out their IG feed to get a glimpse at what’s in store (or cone) for you.

Little Damage

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We’ll see you soon!