Monday, May 14, 2012

Bits of Splendor Monday

As a single ladybird I can’t always spend every Saturday night watching reruns of Xena: Warrior Princess with the dogs. This Saturday I decided to take myself out for a night on the town in Anaheim. My friend April was throwing a grand opening for her new store Home Eco:Nomics in the Center Street Promenade. I didn’t get off work till 7:30, but I RSVP’d yes and I’m really really weird about flaking on things. I ran home and changed out of my undertaker garb (when I’m at the boutique, it’s all black all the time) and jetted over to the Promenade. I knew that it was coinciding with the extraterrestrial themed Art Crawl Experience- so I figured I’d take myself out on a quick date. There is something about weekends that just makes me feel like I’m invading on couples’ turf but this event wasn’t too bad and since there was live music and lots of stuff going on- it was less v-neck-sweater-match-dot-com-second-date and a bit more varied. So the moral of the story is: cool street fairs are not quite couple-y as the waiting room at Cheesecake Factory at the Irvine Spectrum on a Saturday night.

"Decorate your home, it gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is." - Charles M. Schultz

Cute home stuffs.
Jewelry and bric-a-brac console.

Love the wood walls.

Such a sweet surprise at the bottom of my bag. New mileage log methinks.

How cute are April and her Husband?!? Adorable.
The opening was lovely, the wood-lined boutique is small but it’s got some really great things. It’s owned by the same company that owns The Lab and The Camp in Costa Mesa and my girl April has an amazing buyers’ eye. Essentially, I wanted to buy everything and it was PAINFUL to talk myself out of buying a $28 glass bottle of handcrafted soap. I ended up leaving with two Flea Market Girl charm necklaces- a rhinoceros (which I have dubbed my Rhymenoceros chain after Flight of the Conchords) and a fortune cookie. The event was catered by Home Eco:Nomics’ soon-to-be-neighbors The Gypsey Den, and even though I’ve been to the Costa Mesa location many times for coffee, I didn’t realize that they had such wonderful cuisine.

It’s the mother flippin’ Rhymenoceros
Plated Brass Rhinoceros Charm Necklace / Flea Market Girl

The Art Crawl Experience featured a great many UFO inspired pieces. A sweet Mars Attacks! live painting demo and a super creepy alien autopsy video. There were loads of food trucks (which, thank gawd had vegeterian selections). After much debate, I ended up at the Bratz Berlin truck and had a serious grub-fest with their veggie tomato basil sausage and some belgian fries. So delish.

Tomato basil veggie sausage with yellow peppers and grilled onions.

Exotic sausages? That's what she said.

Hornrimmed Glasses / Derek Cardigan
Leopard Summer Scarf / Old Navy
Desert Party Tank / Obey
Black Casual Blazer / H&M

Dark Denim Skinny Jeans / Old Navy
Cobalt Gladiator Sandals / Target
Flamingo Pink “Trout Pout” Nail Polish / Butter London

So how was your weekend? Do you ever take yourself out for a night on the town? 

bits of splendor monday

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