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CULVER CITY—Affordable, online interior design experts Laurel & Wolf make what seems like a service reserved only for the wealthy a more accessible option. This Sunday the company is working with modern furniture store Room & Board (8707 W Washington Boulevard) and cool kids toy brand Seedling for a family-friendly event. From 2-4pm, bring the little ones along to take a peek at some kid's bedroom vignettes—and perhaps get some ideas for their own decor—where they'll also get some hands-on experience with the unique, imaginative toy line. While you're there learn a bit more about what Laurel & Wolf could do for your space. RSVP here to join the fun during this crafty afternoon.
LITTLE TOKYO—Plenty of beauty buffs already flock to the Japanese Village Plaza in Little Tokyo (115 Japanese Village Plaza Mall) for prettily-packaged makeup and skincare—we talk about some of our must-haves in this roundup—and now the ones who also happen to be Hello Kitty fans have a reason to get totally giddy. Torrance-based maker of savvy home tools, Simple Human, has teamed up with Sanrio to create an adorable sensor mirror ($150) that features everyone's favorite kitty on the back, while offering clear, super-flattering light that's perfect for powdering your nose. In fact, when you stop by the Little Tokyo launch this Saturday, you'll get to put the limited edition mirror to work with a complimentary lash application at the beauty bar. Stop by from 12-4pm to try it out.
MALIBU—At only 25, Katherine Schwarzenegger has already made some major accomplishments. The daughter of actor-turned-politician, Arnold, has received a Communications degree from USC and penned a self-help text for young women. This girl-on-the-rise also happens to be an advocate for animals, and this Saturday she'll be headed to 360 Cashmere in Malibu (23405 Pacific Coast Highway) for an event that benefits local dog rescue organization Love Leo Rescue. During the 2-6pm event, 20% of anything you purchase from the luxe knits boutique will go to the cause. RSVP to email@example.com.