Unique LA craft show Dec. 3 & 4
A couple of Sundays ago, I stopped by the Patchwork Indie Arts & Crafts Festival in Culver City and left with bags full of Christmas gifts for friends and family, like letterpress stationery, confections from C Salt Gourmet and T-shirts from Hips and Hair -- all made in L.A. I had no intention of starting my holiday shopping just yet, but with December just around the corner, now I'm on a roll.
Next up is Unique LA, one of the biggest independent design shows in the country. The craft show will be held at the California Market Center and will feature more than 325 artists selling jewelry, gourmet edibles, clothing, art, toys and stationery. The two-day event allows those from SoCal to shop local, support L.A.'s economy and check off names on their Christmas lists.
Stock up on jams, chocolates, spices, bacon and more from Unique LA participants, including food vendors Hepp's Salt Barrel, Coldwater Canyon Provisions, Lemon Bird handmade jams, Morning Glory Confections, the Rice Creamery and Matchbox Kitchen, to name a few.
110 E. 9th Street, L.A., stateofunique.com.
-- Caitlin Keller