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Eastside Handmade

November 3, 2017

Eastside Handmade is coming soon!
November 11, 2017 /11am – 5pm

at Amsterdam Modern / 5215 York Blvd LA, CA 90042

Please visit us and our fellow creative friends! Perhaps you can get an early start on your holiday shopping?!
Joni (shepherd) and I will be there with a table fully loaded with treasure super excited to see you!

For more information check out the Eventbrite page here or Facebook event page here.

Check out the Eastside Handmade Instagram for photo updates on designers and other fun happenings at the pop up!

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August 21, 2015


Hey y’all!! I’ve been working my butt off making some goodies for a POP UP I am hosting at the Madewell at the The Grove in LA!! It’s this SUNDAY AUGUST 23rd from 2-4pm!! They are offering 25% off when you spend $125+ and there will be sips and sweets! Stop by for some shopping and /or say hi! Hannah and I would love to see your faces!! ❤

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a book, friends, a dog, a shop…

November 13, 2013


my super talented friend emma has recently released her book on knitting titled knitting by design and it is awesome! to celebrate one of my favorite stores in all the lands, individual medley hosted a party that was tops! never a dull moment when you have a smilebooth to be goofy in with babe-a-licious friends like miss emma  or miss justina… oh yeah, and that fluffy gal i spend lots of time with… hannah dog!

(the lovely garland behind us was made by none other than the one and only yasmine.)

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upcoming event:
pergolina martini party / trunk show

November 8, 2013


i’m super excited about this event – and not just because i get to sell my wares at one of my favorite places but because i will be surrounded by some majorly talented designers that i have admired for YEARS! if you love jewelry this is the event not to be missed! additionally there will be other treasures in pewter, leather, and more…
chaparral studio will be selling a variety of crowd pleasers and one of a kind surprises (perhaps i will show some sneak peeks soon…)!
so come and get a head start on your holiday shopping or personal shopping! have a martini! a bite to eat! and visit me!

xo b

pergolina martini party / trunk show
thursday, november 14th
5 – 9 pm
10139 riverside drive
toluca lake, ca 91602

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disco ball planters for air bnb’s pop up home designed by justina blakeney

October 4, 2013


you better believe i was tickled pink when designer extraordinaire justina blakeney asked to showcase our disco ball planters in her interior design project for air bnb‘s pop up home. the space she designed was with actress lake bell in mind. it was booming with color and pattern as most of justina’s arrangements are. our planters were in good company amongst all the textures and vegetation and we are so thankful that she invited us to be a part of the visual feast!

the disco ball planters are now available on our online shop! each one is made to order by hand!

photos by the super talented laure joliet. to see more visit this link.

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flowers for kate

September 18, 2013


my dear friend kate miss is getting married this month! (woohoo! wave the flags! and do a little dance – i really like her husband to be! and kate. duh.)

the lovely bride to be was celebrated recently at a bridal shower hosted at laura’s magical house overlooking the city. creative ladies katie and lisa made amazing treats (both edible and keepsake). i was asked to provide the flora. planted arrangements are my regular gig so any chance i get to work with flowers is very exciting. i picked up a romantic little collection for the occasion that consisted of soft beauties like queen anne’s lace, chamomile and ombre white to pink to lavender dahlias. naturally the bunch had to have some succulents from my garden added to the mix.

i also made a crown for the babe of the hour. was tempted to make collars of flowers for the dogs too… maybe next time!

to see more photos of the sweet lady date and the fine looking details visit kate’s blog post here.

all photos by me, except the awesome shot of the patio. that one is by none other than my dog walking partner in crime… laura.

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l & j’s wedding / photos by polly antonia barrowman

August 23, 2013

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in april i had the great privilege of doing all the pretty flora details for my dear friends lia & jason’s wedding in palm springs.  and to add to the awesomeness of it all my super talented “scientist by day, photographer by day” friend polly antonia barrowman photographed the whole shebang from process to completion. while selecting which of the lovely photographs to show off on the blog i was reflecting back to that happy day of  bunching succulents with lia’s favorite flowers (peonies and chrysanthemum) in the kitchen excited knowing that soon my beautiful friend would be holding the concoctions of blooms down the aisle to marry her best friend.

lucky for me my best friend was there to help me with all running around. thanks again mr. evans (wink wink). again a huge thank to lia and jason for inviting me to be such a big part of their special day. and to polly thank you for gorgeous photos!!! folks – she is up for hire! check out her site here.


the cream part 1 / photos by marble rye & moi

April 4, 2013


finally i am post images from the cream event! it was quite the experience. i was surrounded by amazingly talented folks from all over town and felt so lucky to be amongst them! i met so many wonderful folks that i hope to work with lots in the future. thank you to everyone that came out!

below are couple shots of my table. the problem with doing your table and several other projects is that it leaves little energy to document so my apologies if my images aren’t up to par! we poured our hearts into this display – it was loaded with moss, orchids, succulents, floral notes and surprises all along the way. we designed a sweet heart table that was suited for a romantic pair. at the plate of the bride and groom was a tiny miniature nude that pulled a thread tied to a mica gilded wishbone (real!) in the center of their settings. the idea suggesting that the two would break the bone and wish for the best on their upcoming adventure as a team. throughout the table dressings there were many more scenes to encounter… such as honeymoons in the van with the pets, a glitter dance party in one of the vintage glass / brass trinket boxes, a woman painting a male nude, a lady flying a kite with her dog companion and much more… we were so lucky we got to use a gorgeous table and bench from found rentals and two sexy bertoia chairs from yeah! rentals to complete our look.
hopefully we can score some other shots of our table from elsewhere but in the mean time this serves as a little insight on our display at the cream event…

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one of the best parts of the event was collaborating with the talented jessica of bramble workshop to create this tablescape for the delicious urban palate display. they are such an incredible group of folks at this catering company – warm and friendly, up for creative challenges and best of all make the yummiest treats in town. jessica is responsible for the lovely box designs and the background and my handy work is all the florals. we did 6 lovely arrangements for their table along with garnish dressings and sweet boutineers to pin on to their handsome staff.

another collaboration was this planted tipi (tepee, teepee…) for bash, please. this tipi was covered from head to toe in succulents, ferns, moss and love. it took a small crew of patient ladies with a passion for plants to install this beauty. i am quite pleased with the end result of this project but i have some ideas for a more sustainable planted tipi in the works! this one inspired me so much and was such a blast to build i kinda think i want to do my first test garden tipi for my dog…

and my last collaboration with miss jess was this backdrop for smilebooth…. it was super silky soft. at one point in the process of making it i was convinced that i should put the strips of fabric on everything as decoration, including myself as a scarf. i think that is the side effect that happens when you spend hours upon hours starring and cutting  gold shiny metallic fabric…

a big thank you to my friend and photographer melissa at marble rye for most of the images on this post (and on my site!) of this event.


the cream event / this sunday!

March 6, 2013


we are so excited to announce that we are a vendor at the upcoming cream event at the vibiana in downtown la. not only are we doing our own table loaded with wild centerpieces and styling suited for a bohemian festivity of love and then some… we are also doing florals and plantings for our friends urban palate – a creative and delicious catering boutique. in addition in collaboration with bash, please‘s behind the scenes crafty expert bramble workshop we have been building a tipi that will be loaded up with guess what… yup. plants. our favorite material! alongside some other cool nature inspired scenes… and last but not least we are also collaborating on a backdrop for our friends at smilebooth!
the event has sold out. but if you are already set to go – please visit! this is a prime example of what we do for events! and we’d love to work with you to come up with more magical projects in the near future… consider us for your upcoming celebrations… our skills go beyond the planted…

see ya soon lovers! xo

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la mart / LA artisan showcase

February 2, 2013

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last week i had the great privilege of participating in the la mart‘s artisan showcase on the 11th floor. i didn’t invite my usual company considering it was set up for wholesale ordering but i had to share the experience! my fellow artisans – some i knew before and some are now new friends – were such an creative and rad bunch. please be sure to check out their sites and consider them when buying your next gifts… you won’t be disappointed.

the crew…
BZIPPY and Co.
Cathy Callahan
Joey Roth
Kate Miss
Lookout & Wonderland
OK Universe
Mt. Washington Pottery
Saskia Wilson-Brown
Tanya Aguiñiga Studio

another must see… a dear friend opened up an awesome new space on the 11th floor of the mart called collective field. inside their offices they feature some  amazing projects by talents such as nancy stella soto, joshua nathanson, emilie halpern and more…
so yeah i was surrounded by beauty. life ain’t bad. and of course hannah dog  got to join the fun.

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