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ECHO PARK—A few weeks ago it was getting our aura portraits taken by Radiant Human, and this week the latest metaphysical craze we can't wait to get into is "intuitive flower bouquets" by Barnes Botanicals, which will be available for purchase this Saturday at Otherwild (1932 Echo Park Boulevard), one of our fave spots for everything mystical. From 1-4pm, shoppers can pop in to purchase custom, hand-wrapped arrangements with blooms picked strategically for their meanings. Small bouquets can be scooped up for $20, or splurge on a larger size for just $40.
HIGHLAND PARK—Romantic and creative duo Tiffany Ruiz and Zachary Moldof combined their separate backgrounds in—respectively—fashion design and music/art when they decided to create Twin Beast, a brand that boasts cute and quirky illustrated goods like patches, pins, and tees. Now the two have recruited a gang of their talented friends to take over co-LAb Gallery (5319 York Boulevard) for the group show, "Totally Savage." The exhibition, which includes work by Charlyne Yi, Mike Jones, Tiger Tiger, and other cool characters opens Friday with a reception from 7-10pm. Tiffany and Zachary have even created a limited quantity of badass pins for the occasion so don't be late if you want to try and score one.
FAIRFAX—Simply Stylist regularly offers educational workshops where folks looking to break into the fashion/beauty (we're looking at you, bloggers!) biz can get a crash course. This Saturday's lesson plan is focused on graphic design, featuring a tutorial from Jhoanna Marissa of Willa CA. The 10am-1pm class takes place at Maggiano's in The Grove (189 The Grove Drive) and will school attendees on the basics of Photoshop and web design. Admission is $50—though Racked readers can take advantage of a 15% discount by entering the code "RACKED" when you purchase here—and includes appetizers and drinks. Interested parties should act quickly since space will be limited. If you plan to attend, be sure to have Photoshop downloaded prior (duh) and bring your laptop/iPad, notebook and pen, and a few business cards.
SILVER LAKE—As the last pop-up in MiA Project's Makers Month series at Shinola (3515 Sunset Boulevard), beautifully austere shoe brand The Palatines will be showcased starting this Friday. The made-in-LA footwear company will be selling their minimal flats and slides—which have already become a key Eastside It-Girl accessory. Score a pair for yourself in the shop by Sunday, when the pop-up comes to a close.