Tonga Hut's Tiki Wonderland - A Tropical Holiday Celebration

Tonga Hut's Tiki Wonderland - A Tropical Holiday Celebration

This past weekend, the Tonga Hut in North Hollywood held its 11th annual Tiki Wonderland event. We've never been able to make it out for this holiday celebration before so we were excited that our schedule was finally free this year! There was a lot to see and do as the Tonga Hut and the vendors on site filled the day with holiday cheer. Check out our brief recap!... 

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Modern Tiki Wedding at the SmogShoppe

Modern Tiki Wedding at the SmogShoppe

When it came time to plan our wedding, there was no doubt about one thing: it was going to be tiki-themed. Once we started crunching numbers, we quickly realized that it was also going to have to be as DIY as possible. Since we're both creative people, we embraced our big day as one giant design challenge. In the end, everything came together in one fun, tropical-filled event that we were happy to share with our closest friends and family members. Now, we can't wait to share it with you - check it out! 

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MAK Tour 2016: A Peek Into 9 Modern LA Homes

MAK Tour 2016: A Peek Into 9 Modern LA Homes

On October 2nd, we had the pleasure of going on the 2016 MAK Tour in our local neighborhood of Northeast Los Angeles. The self-guided tour took us through nine homes that are all great examples of modernist architecture and were designed by a handful of architects, some of whom, like Schindler and Lautner, are very well-known for their iconic buildings in Los Angeles... 

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What We Learned by Attempting DIY Wedding Florals

What We Learned by Attempting DIY Wedding Florals

As many of you may know, we're in crunch mode when it comes to planning our Modern Tiki Wedding. Since we're on a super tight budget for our event, we're trying to take the DIY route as much as possible. We've been curious about our floral options so we decided to find out if we could make some super awesome looking arrangements on our own... 

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7 Unique & Affordable SoCal Wedding Venues

7 Unique & Affordable SoCal Wedding Venues

Over the past few weeks of wedding planning, we have found SO many wedding venues that look great but we've only been able to visit a few top picks. This has been pretty fun for us as architectural/interior designers! We've been a quest for a spot that's interesting architecturally, has a great view, or is in a warehouse. Want to see our favorites? Check out all of the great spaces we got to explore...

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Modern Tiki Wedding in the Works!

Modern Tiki Wedding in the Works!

This past Friday Greg proposed (and actually managed to surprise me big time)!  We've been together for almost four and a half years now so of course the answer was "yes."  Shortly after I had my own big question to pop: "sooooo....tiki wedding?"  And somehow, he was totally into that idea :)  So here we are just a few days into fiancedom/fiancehood/engagement and we've completely fallen down the rabbit hole of venue searching and event planning...

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Renegade Craft Fair: Our 10 Favorite Finds

Renegade Craft Fair: Our 10 Favorite Finds

Last weekend, the Renegade Craft Fair was held in Downtown LA at Grand Park.  Some of the booths really stood out with products that we could see ourselves buying in the near future.  Since they seem like cool companies that we're excited to follow, we've decided to share them!  Here are our 10 favorite new discoveries...

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Our Top 8 Tiki Destinations to Check Out in California

Our Top 8 Tiki Destinations to Check Out in California

Ok, so major disclaimer up front: these are not our recommendations for the best 10 tiki bars in California.  This entry is instead focused on the top 10 places we HAVEN'T been to yet in this state but would really like to check out (and, if you're really curious, you can scroll down to the bottom to find out which tiki bars we've already conquered).  So why are we writing about places we haven't been to yet in California?  Well...

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A Tour of the Sheats Goldstein Residence

A Tour of the Sheats Goldstein Residence

This weekend we took a private tour of the Sheats Goldstein Residence that was set-up by the Association for Women in Architecture + Design.  I've seen some opportunities to tour the house in the past but finally decided to check it out!  I had been impressed with Lautner's design for the home from countless photos I've seen before but had never really looked into learning too much about it, which allowed for quite a few pleasant surprises along the way...

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A Peek Inside LA's Underground Tiki Supper Club

A Peek Inside LA's Underground Tiki Supper Club

Last weekend we finally got to experience The Coconut Club - an underground tiki-themed supper club that I heard about many months ago.  My expectations for the night included: great food, some cocktails, and some immersive tiki decor.  I wasn't aware of just how many courses or drinks would be involved...

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