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New vintage craft store opening in Oak Park this fall

05/18/15

New vintage craft store opening in Oak Park this fall

For Lori Easterwood, what's old is newly fashionable. The former librarian is opening Make/Do Sacramento, a vintage, fabric and handmade goods shop, this fall in Oak Park. The cozy boutique will feature rare and vintage fabrics, antiques, craft materials and locally handmade products including jewelry, ceramics and bags. “A lot of things are languishing in closets that can be brought out and repurposed rather than just buying new—I love finding the utility in things,” Easterwood says. Currently, Make/Do operates as an online store, which highlights items like reclaimed, steam punk-style jewelry by Sacramento native Christina Edmondson and a ceramic elk skull wall lamp by Velk that’s adorned by mosaic tiles and light bulbs on its antlers.  ...

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A spring bazaar invites locals to Shop 'n' Stroll

03/17/15

A spring bazaar invites locals to Shop 'n' Stroll

On March 21, retail stores on 21st Street between 1st Avenue and X Street will open their doors and share the sidewalk with 36 local artisans and vendors for Shop 'n’ Stroll—a full-day bazaar for goods galore. Starting at 10 a.m., visitors can browse jewelry, shoes, handbags and other wares from local and out-of-town vendors alike. Sacramento will be represented both by stores along the route (including vintage outlets like The Antique Company, Fringe, and This ‘n’ That Thrift and Gift, whose proprietor Lynda Tyler founded the event) and vendors like AmberLilies Fashion (who will sell her handsome artisanal aprons), Two Flew the Coop (which makes swanky shelters for urbanite fowl), or Z to Z Creations (which creates functional artistic pieces out of such...

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Fashion, food and summer are in focus at Sacramento's inaugural First Festival

03/03/15

Fashion, food and summer are in focus at Sacramento's inaugural First Festival

Memorial Day Weekend might customarily usher in the summer season, but what ushers in Memorial Day? Look for the answer this May in West Sacramento, which will host the inaugural First Festival on May 23 to launch 2015’s season of outdoor festivities. Born from the minds of local business owners Danielle Vincent and Ashley Rastad—the two run the retail shops Firefly and Moonrise Boutique, respectively, out of the Midtown Collective at 19th and P streets—the free fair starts at noon and will highlight music, food and fashion from around the region while allowing festival enthusiasts to stock up on apparel and other local goods for their summer itineraries. “The idea is that it kicks off festival season,” Rastad says. “This is a great place...

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Getting married? Get inspired at these 6 spring wedding fairs

02/19/15

Getting married? Get inspired at these 6 spring wedding fairs

Love is in the air this spring with an influx of weddings—and their corresponding wedding fairs and other planning events—occurring in and around Sacramento. From a one-stop showcase giving away a prize package valued at over $8,000 to a Southeast Asian-infused bridal extravaganza, here’s a list of six wedding showcases to check out before saying, “I do.” Dream Wedding Show Feb. 22 Having wedding block? Look for inspiration at this bridal show’s Dream Theme Pavilion, a 5,000-square-foot space at Cal Expo scattered with tabletops and wedding designs collaboratively arranged by vendors, including décor professionals, furniture rental services, backdrop specialists and florists. (In the past, ideas have ranged from a Great...

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'Project Runway' stars to present their new spring collections in Sacramento

02/18/15

'Project Runway' stars to present their new spring collections in Sacramento

Local fashion designer Richard Hallmarq and four of his fellow Project Runway alums get set to rule the runway in Sacramento on Sunday, March 1, at “House: A Fashion Experience.” The chic showcase, which will be held at downtown’s The Park Ultra Lounge and feature a runway show and pop-up boutique, will highlight the spring 2015 lines from Hallmarq, Melissa Fleis, Daniel Esquivel, Emily Payne and Samantha Black, all of whom starred in the Heidi Klum-hosted reality television series. For Hallmarq (who opened his studio and showroom at 8th and H streets last April), this high-style evening not only presents an opportunity to unveil his new collection, but also to show off his hometown. “I wanted to invite some of my friends from [Project Runway] here so they...

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