This is going to sound ridiculous, but I don't really spend much time in my home city (Los Angeles). I live in Miracle Mile and work in Playa Vista, so during the week, yes I'm here, but I'm not really exploring LA like I do with other cities I visit. Anything walking distance from my house or job I know, and then everything else just kinda... gets ignored.
It's not that I don't like LA (I LOVE it), it's just that S and I travel almost every weekend, and the weekends where we're home are spent cleaning up/unpacking and packing for the next trip.
Leave it to For Love and Lemons to get me to stay put and enjoy my own city. Their new pop up shop is hands down the cutest store I've ever been to. The walls both inside and outside are shades of pastel pink (besides the restroom which is the perfect shade of pastel mint) and everything has a touch of 60s glamour too it. It feels like your in a French film or the Valley of the Dolls.
I first went to FLLinLA for their "Women Doing Work" panel last Wednesday. The panel featured Laura Hall (co-founder of For Love and Lemons), Alex Taylor (President of digital and content at Clique), Danielle Duboise (co-founder of Sakara life) and Stephanie Tchamanian (Founder and Designer of Lili Claspe Jewelry) and took place on their roof top terrace. It was an amazing experience to meet these hard working women and to be able to gain some words of wisdom and advice from them!
I also REALLY appreciated the TWO cups of free coffee they gave me. Which is why I went back only three short days later with my friend Mollie! Mollie and I bonded over our love of FLL and Spell Bryon Bay when we met this summer, so I was eager to show her the adorable pop up shop FLL put together!
Mollie and I accidentally wore the same FLL shirt, and laughed about it over tea at Alfred's Tea room. This visit to Alfred's was, as crazy as this sounds, my first time going! I really enjoyed Alfred's Tea room; the aesthetics were over the top adorable and everything looked so tasty.
The only two drawbacks I had were there are no prices on anything (I'm trying to pay off my student debt before getting married so this was terrifying) and I had absolutely no idea what "matcha" was before going in. So I ended up being THAT person that ordered an "iced green tea" at Alfred's tea room.
We then strolled over to the For Love and Lemons pop up where we spent almost two hours trying on pieces and soaking in the interior design within. The For Love and Lemons popup shop is open until the end of Feburary! Make sure to stop by and check it out while you have a chance!
And ps... the new collection is in their popup shop this weekend before it goes on their site!!
Even the bathroom is adorable!