VENICE—Celeb-loved British activewear brand Sweaty Betty has finally found a home stateside. Their first brick-and-mortar opens in Venice (1112 Abbott Kinney Boulevard) this Friday, and to celebrate the occasion, the shop will host a welcome party all day (store hours are 11am-7pm) featuring guest hosts Audrina Patridge and Neon Blush's Jennie Ong. Followers of the fashionable ladies can come in with the codes "SBxNeonBlush" or "SBxAudrina" can get 20% off in-store purchases for the day, and any guests to pop by can enjoy Butcher's Daughter's juices and tunes from DJ Heidi and DJ Valida. While you're there, make sure to check out the chill back patio, which boasts an LA design as well as a "God Save the Queen" graffiti wall to show the brand's roots.
ARTS DISTRICT—If artisanally-made goods are the kind of gifts you prefer to give loved ones for the holidays, head to monthly market Artist & Fleas (647 Mateo Street) this weekend where dozens of vendors will be showcasing everything from handcrafted pet accessories to eco-friendly bedding (and everything in between). We've always been big fans of this DTLA pop-up—seriously, what can you not get there?—so we'll certainly be hitting it hard this Saturday and Sunday when makers including Cloud Hunter, Janjoon Jewelry, Plantworks, and Pretty Suds Soap Co. will be on hand. Stop by Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 5pm, when you'll also be able to enjoy unseasonably warm weather.
FULLERTON—Too-cute-to-be-true shop Oh, Hello Friend (122 N Harbor Boulevard, #104) will get a visit from online womenswear boutique Morning Lavender for their annual Holiday Pop-Up. Saturday from 11am-7pm and Sunday from 12-5pm, shoppers can sip bubbles and get a head start on putting together a flawless holiday party ensemble or grab gifts for girlfriends.
MID-CITY—In the market for a bit more ear bling? Shop Super Street's new LA storefront (458 S La Brea Avenue) is hosting an event that should be right up your alley. House of Ink's piercing pro Justin will be pokin' holes for those who make an earring purchase from Stacy Nolan's line of fine jewelry (the basic 14 karat gold and diamond pieces range from $80-$350). RSVP to lucy@shopsuperstreet to join the 6-9pm piercing party.