For the second day of Fabric Weekend I actually didn’t do any fabric shopping. Instead I met up with my sister in law who lives in the area and spent the day with her. We decided to head from LA to Malibu and drive the coast…
but not without a quick stop to the Bachelor Mansion first. Yes that is right, we saw the Bachelor Mansion!! For now I am just going to share one photo of the mansion. This post is already going to be picture heavy. But no worries Bachelor fans, more pics are to come!
From there we headed to the coast. Such a beautiful coast. We stopped for lunch at Malibu Seafood. BEST. SEAFOOD.EVER. Seriously, I’m still dreaming of that fried (gluten-filled) food. It was such a treat to eat super yummy food while chatting with my sister in law. I sure have missed her. From there we just kept driving the coast while taking in the sites. The Malibu Pier We even caught a glimpse of the Santa Monica Pier in the distance.But as you can tell, what catches my eye the most is the natural surroundings.
And because sister time is never complete without a sweet treat, we made a quick stop to Sprinkles Cupcakes. I couldn’t order just one, so I chose a red velvet and a black and white. Best cupcakes I have ever had!
Then we headed back to the hotel so I could get ready for Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores Girl’s Night Out. I have been dreaming of attending one of these GNO events ever since Jessica from the Sewing Rabbit started hosting them.
The event was held in downtown LA at Industriel Farm. The moment I walked in it felt like a little bit of home in the middle of LA. There were canning jars and apple crates all around the restaurant.The hostess, Jessica from The Sewing Rabbit.
And the company was even better!Me and Justine from Sew Country Chick
Mei from Sewing Like Mad and Me
Thank you to Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores for sponsoring such a wonderful event and to Jessica from the Sewing Rabbit for hosting. You sure know how to throw a great party! I also want to thank Pellon, Coats & Clark, Michael Miller Fabrics and Dear Stella for all of the goodies in those bags! Even though most of my pictures were of fabric, food and flowers…what made the trip best was all of the friends and family I was able to meet and share it with! I have linked to all of their blogs or sites below. I hope you will take some time to learn a little more about each of them. They are all amazingly talented women and I am so honored to have met all of them!
Abby Smith from Sew Much Ado
Andrea Pannell from The Train to Crazy
Autie Mousser from iCandy
Bev McCullough from Flamingo Toes
Caila Murphy from Caila Made
Cherie Lockwood from You and Mie
Jen Schumann from iCandy
Jessica Abbott from The Sewing Rabbit
Justine Abbit from Sew Country Chick
Leanne Barlow from Elle Apparel
Marissa Fischer from Rae Gun Ramblings
Melissa Esplin from I Still Love You
Melissa Mora from Melly Sews
Merrick White from Merrick’s Art
Mie Brindle from Sewing Like Mad
Miriam tribe from MadMim
Rachel McDermott from Stella & Dot
Sabra Gubler from Sew a Straight Line
Stephanie Knaus from Girl. Inspired
Now stay tuned for the most amazing giveaway ever! Like $800 worth of goodies being given away amazing!!