Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
BURBANK—If your Xmas list includes readers who will totally roll their eyes at you if you give them anything Twilight-related, hop on over to Wax Poetic Salon, at 3208 W. Magnolia Blvd., for their 5th Annual Alternative Holiday Book Bazaar. Tomorrow night’s party runs from 5pm to 9pm, and includes drinks, DJs, readings?oh, and books too! From authors including Rob Cohen and David Wollock (Etiquette for Outlaws), Carrie Borzillo and Liz Adams (Cherry Bomb), and tons more. (818-843-9469) [Racked Inbox]
CAMARILLO—In the midst of the holiday frenzy, don’t forget about “me” time. Here’s a fun way to do something for you (and maybe buy some great gifts, too). Sunday, December 6, the founders of Chivas Skin Care are doing an amazing event with vendors, workshops, massages—and the chance to milk a goat! Join Donna and Lauren Johanson at their private home in Camarillo. You can shop Chivas Skin Care, The Nomad Foundation, Doie Designs, Pierce Jeans, Ecstatic Circles cards, Bogini Jewelry and Tanzeas Baby; they’ll also have workshops including DIY skin care (Chivas Skin Care), Green Living 101 (Creative Green), mat pilates (kristen 4 pilates) and Gray's functional movement (Soma Get Fit). Bring cash and/or checks, since not all vendors take plastic. To get the address and RSVP, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org