June 11, 2009

Can I get ketchup with that dog?

Wedding Mode Day 1:

If you are from Southern Cali and you are on a budget you have to go visit the Fashion District or what is more commonly known as the Garment District. I spent my day today in Downtown L.A. on the search for some DIY ideas and for great finds.

I totally scored and I will share my finds with you within the next few days. My recommendation to you if you decide to go is to take public transportation. Not only is it cheaper and great for the environment but you don't have to deal with traffic and parking. One of my favorite stores to go visit while I'm there is Maple Craft 925 Maple Ave # 1st Los Angeles, CA 90015 (213) 622-9602‎. This store has an array of stuff for DIY. You can find artificial flowers, ribbon, stuff to make favors, etc.

Another great store is Craft Beads. Both stores pretty much have the same things except that they sometime have different prices. Yay! This is handy when you are trying to score a deal.

The one thing you have to do while you are visiting the Garment District is to grab yourself a nice hot dog. A hot dog from an outdoor cart is such the L.A. thing to do while you are there. For $3.00 you can have yourself a treat that you normally wouldn't.

The reason I suggest the hot dog is because once you go there and start looking for deals you'll forget to eat.

Where have you recently scored great deals at for your DIY projects?


megan marie said...

ok, i need to hit up these craft stores, pronto. thanks for the tip!

Newlywed Next Door said...

I always used to hit up the fashion district when I was at USC for crafts, costumes, you name it!

Westside Wedding said...

I *love* bacon hot dogs! yum! I live in L.A and planning on checking out the Fashion District, thanks for the tips on where to go!

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