TODAY / The Full Moon Tea House @ Descanso Gardens. Nestle into the lush gardens inspired by Japan while sipping tea and snacking on almond cakes. Seeking shelter from the rain a couple weeks back, I felt very far and away from the city. Find tranquility just steps away from the chaos. 1418 Descanso Drive / La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011 / (818) 949-4200
TOMORROW / BUST magazine's Holiday Craftacular. Not your ordinary craft-fair. The DJs spinnin' and the drinks are flowin' as you browse over 50 vendors for the perfect holiday gifts. I'm looking to score some unexpected stocking stuffers for everyone in my family. The Echoplex / 1154 Glendale Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026 / 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
BEYOND / Scribble Press / Because nothing says Merry Christmas like a thoughtfully homemade gift. Watch as your children write, illustrate, and publish their own books. I think I may be inspired to try my hand at it too! Remember to make an extra copy for Grandma. Located inside Westside Pavilion / 10800 W. Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90064 / (310) 446-6154
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