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Join us at Jackalope Art Fair on April 29th and 30th in Pasadena! January 23, 2017 21:01

Jackalope Pasadena returns to Central Park for our Spring 2017 fair, coming up on April 29th & 30th. A unique, curated shopping experience featuring the top trendsetting makers & designers of local goods. Where local culture meets craft.

Free Admission & Over 200 Local Artisans
Fair Hours: 10am - 5pm both Saturday and Sunday

More details at www.jackalopeartfair.com/pasadena

Jackalope Art Fair Spring 2017


Banter & Bliss will be at all 2017 Anaheim Art Crawl Experiences January 23, 2017 19:43

Banter & Bliss Candle Company will be a vendor at all four (4) Anaheim Art Crawl Experiences this year! The art crawl is at Center Street Promenade stretching from Anaheim Boulevard to Harbor Boulevard and goes from 6-10 PM. Complimentary rides provided by Anaheim Resort Transit (ART). For more information, visit http://downtownanaheim.com/events/ace/

Art Crawl Experience 2017 Events

Art Crawl Experience 2017 Dates:
Feb 11      •      May 13      •      Aug 19      •      Nov 18


Banter & Bliss Candle Co. is Coming to Orange County Great Park! January 04, 2017 21:29

Candlemaking at OC Great Park

Join the Orange County Great Park Artisanal Crafters Workshop with Banter & Bliss Candle Co. on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 9:30am-11:30am. Price: $62/Ages 16+

LOCATION:
Orange County Great Park, Artist Studios
6950 Marine Way
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: 866-829-3829

Learn How to Make Beeswax Dipped Party Candles 12/17 + 12/18 All Day December 08, 2016 00:54

Join us on Candy Cane Lane at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles on Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18 ALL DAY & learn to make your own dipped party candles. RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2fOKXF8 Workshop Fee: $18. Space is limited.

Banter & Bliss Candlemaking Workshop

Banter & Bliss Candle Co. Creates Custom Candle for "The Bounce Back" Movie Premiere VIP Gifting Suite December 08, 2016 00:40

Banter & Bliss Candle Co. created a custom labeled candle for the VIP gifting suite at The Bounce Back movie premiere. The feature film stars Shemar Moore, Nadine Velazquez, and Bill Bellamy.

Relationship expert Matthew Taylor (Shemar Moore) is on a book tour promoting his bestseller "The Bounce Back" when he meets talk show circuit therapist Kristin Peralta (Nadine Velazquez), who calls him out as a fraud. Matthew's life is upended when, in spite of himself, he falls in love with this quick-witted woman and is forced to face painful truths about a past relationship.

Check out the movie trailer. The Bounce Back releases in theaters on Friday, December 9.


Our fave finds from Day 1 of Unique LA’s Holiday Market December 03, 2016 23:12

December 3 + 4, 2016 · 11 AM – 6 PM · California Market Center

We played hooky today at Unique LA’s Holiday Market and snuck away from our booth to meet some of the other designers and artists at the event (and check out their one-of-a-kind goods!). We could have spent hours oohing and aahing over just about everything on the 13th floor of California Market Center. We were especially jealous of everyone participating in the Paul Frank DIY Den with the cartoonist himself! Day 2 is tomorrow! To purchase tickets to the Unique LA Holiday Market, visit Eventbrite.

Here are our five favorite items from Day 1:

The Roc Shop · Cheeky, modern, and badass partyware (and their bad ass neon "I'm Here to Party" sign!) Fave item: All of their cake toppers! @the_rocshop

 The Roc Shop @ Unique LA Holiday Market

 

Amanda McAulay · handcrafted in Los Angeles for your kitchen and home. Amanda’s home goods are everything! Each item is a work of perfection. Stop by and check out the video she has on display showing you her work process in making these wooden masterpieces. Fave item: Countertop Egg Trays! @amandamcaulaydesign

Amanda McAulay Designs at Unique LA Holiday Market

 

Pretty and Perky · small batch handcrafted soaps, bath and body products, as well as home fragrances. We’re a little biased on this one because we know Pretty and Perky from CRAFTED, where we both set up shop in LA’s largest year-round handmade marketplace. Their loofah soaps are fab and their bath bombs are…well…da’ bomb! Our favorite item: All of their loofah soaps! Photo credit: @prettyandperky

 Pretty & Perky at Unique LA Holiday Market

 

Concrete Geometric · Original Concrete Geometric minimalistic vessels. Krizia Flores’ little cactus planters caught our eye and her Instagram is pretty amazing, too. @concretegeometric

Concrete Geometric at Unique LA Holiday Market

 

Indust-realized · Indust-Realized is Alexandra Fowler’s curated collection of creations by several artists from DTLA. Here you’ll find curiosities for creating the coolest curio, from specimen models to creatures of whimsy. Everything in this shop is truly “Unique” including Alex’s vintage gauges which she transforms into pieces for modern day applications such as smart phone docking and charging stations, lighting and storage solutions. This one is a must-see and she just so happens to be our beloved boothmate! Go Booth #148. Fave item: Sea Urchin Spine jewelry @indust_realized

 Indust-Realized at Unique LA Holiday Market

 

Bella Jackson Studios · Vintage silverware repurposed into meaningful gifts

You can’t go wrong with a gift from Bella Jackson Studios. Their vintage silverware is hand stamped with sassy sayings like Game of Scones, Owl Always Love You…they even have a butter spreader that reads “I Loaf You.” Our fave item: Twas the Night Before Christmas stamped spoon! Photo Credit: @spoonologynapa

Bella Jackson Design at Unique LA Holiday Market

 

 


Upcoming workshops: Learn how to make your own scented soy candles! September 07, 2016 16:14

We've scheduled our next 3 candlemaking Meetups! Learn how to make your own scented soy candles. Workshop fee is $25 per person.

Monday, 9/12 · 4 PM · Pasadena
Friday, 9/16 · 12 PM · Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro
Saturday, 10/1 · 4 PM · The Flying Owl in Agoura Hills

For more information on the classes or to RSVP, visit our Meetup group http://bit.ly/2bTSeS6!

Candlemaking at The Flying Owl!

 


Banter & Bliss at Abbot Kinney Festival 2016 September 02, 2016 00:48

Banter & Bliss will be back at this year's Abbot Kinney Festival on Sunday, September 25, from 10 AM-6 PM. Come stop by our booth and check us out!

We've added to our product line since last year's festival. In addition to our soy candles and wax tarts, we now have reed diffusers and room/linen sprays!

Banter & Bliss at Abbot Kinney Festival 2016

We're also excited to be sharing our set up with our good friends over at On Board Organic Skincare. They'll be joining us with their sea salt and sugar scrubs for the body and feet, and more!


Join Banter & Bliss at UNIQUE LA Fall Market September 10-11 August 15, 2016 08:55

UNIQUE LA's FALL MARKET, SEPTEMBER 10 & 11 2016

Come shop small this Fall... Skip the mall, come shop at Unique LA instead! We started our large-scale, modern popup markets back in 2008 to create something big, something fun and exciting that would bring change and inspire... Come shop with us to discover and meet great independent designers and artists, buy local and support your local economy, and take part in community. We make it easy to shop small and have a blast while supporting the city you love! Discover and meet our curated group of 125 independent designers and artists, selling everything from jewelry to home decor and furniture, stationery to mens leather goods!

Unique LA Fall Market

 

Cost: $12 online (Click now to buy!) / $15 at the door (Kids 12 and under are free)

Admission includes these great Amenities & Perks:

    • Unlimited re-entry all weekend (both Saturday and Sunday)
    • Free drinks from Honest Tea and GT's Kombucha, and snacks!
    • Free DIY watercolor projects all weekend long
    • Free photo booth portraits with Oh Snap Studios
    • Kick up your feet in one of our multiple Lounges
    • Enjoy our Kids Play Area

    Where: The 10th Floor at California Market Center, 110 East Ninth St.
    Hours: 11am-6pm (both Saturday & Sunday)
    Parking: There is secure, underground parking at the California Market Center for a $6 flat-rate. There are also numerous outdoor parking lots surrounding the building. We encourage shoppers to carpool, take public transit or Uber.


    Join us July 9 + 10th at Grand Park for Renegade Craft Fair! June 01, 2016 18:56

    Renegade Craft Fair 2016 Spring + Summer Dates

    275+ MAKERS AND MORE

    Renegade is a celebration of DIY spirit and for each Fair gathers new and seasoned independent Makers alike.

    2016 will mark Renegade Craft Fair's 8th year in LA!

    DATES: July 9 + 10, 2016

    HOURS: 11am to 6pm

    LOCATION:
    Grand Park
    190 N. Broadway St.
    Los Angeles, CA 90012

    TRANSPORTATION:
    We encourage you to walk, bike, or take public transit to the Fair. The closest Metro stop to Grand Park is the Civic Center/Grand Park Stop on the Red or Purple lines.

    PARKING:
    Street parking is limited, although there are a few day lots available close by.

    FAIR ENVIRONMENT:
    This Fair will be held outdoors.

    PET POLICY:
    Leashed pets are allowed to join in on the fun!

    As always the Fair is free to attend.

    For more information, please visit Renegade Craft Fair online.


    June 23: Candlemaking Workshops at The Flying Owl at Whizin Market Square May 24, 2016 17:38

    Work with one of our makers to learn our methods, tips and tricks to create your own scented soy candles! Workshops last one hour and cost $25 per person. RSVP required. Workshop space limited. Only 10 spots available per class.

    Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016
    Time(s): 5:30-6:30 PM & 7:00-8:00 PM

    Location:

    The Flying Owl
    28914 Roadside Dr #211
    Agoura Hills, CA 91301
    (818) 855-8143


    Class outline:

    1. Mix your own fragrance
    2. Wicking
    3. Pouring the candle
    4. Curing
    5. Creating your own labels

    What is included:

    One hour of workshop instruction
    7 oz. scented soy candle
    15% off all Banter & Bliss products coupon

    Before/after  the class, stay to enjoy Tunes & Tastings Artisan Food Market at Whizin Market Square:

    Artisan comes to Agoura Hills in the area’s first and only weekly gastronomic shopping experience. Held every Thursday in the newly renovated Whizin Market Square, enjoy artisanal food pairings and performances from local musicians and artists. This is not a traditional farmers market, but rather an artisan food bazaar, which focuses on finest pantry food items made in southern California. Take a stroll through a carefully curated selection of food offerings made from the freshest, local ingredients and discover popular and up-and-coming food makers and beverage artisans. Taste, sip and enjoy supporting the area’s local economy by taking home your favorite goods to savor later.

    The event will take place in Whizin Market Square’s beautiful, and newly renovated, Market Hall every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. The shopping center’s restaurants, such as Plata, Hugo’s, Wood Ranch and Blue Table Wine & Cheese, will offer happy hour specials, and local musical entertainment will also be featured during the event.

    RSVP for Banter & Bliss' Candlemaking Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Banter-Bliss-Pasadena-Candlemaking-Meet-Up/

    For more information on Tunes & Tastings, visit: http://www.whizinmarketsquare.com/tunes-tastings/

     


    Join us at Jackalope Art & Craft Fair: Pasadena Spring 2016 on April 30th & May 1st! April 23, 2016 22:25

    Two day shopping destination featuring over 200 local artisans, crafters, and DIY enthusiasts. Bringing locally handcrafted goods to the community, with an emphasis on quality artistry.

    When: April 30th & May 1st, 2016 // 10:00am to 5:00pm daily

    Where: Central Park // 275 S. Raymond Ave, Pasadena CA 91105

    This event is FREE to attend, all ages, pet friendly, and open to the public.

    For more information on the fair for attendees and vendors: www.jackalopeartfair.com/pasadena