West Elm + Heirloom LA : Eye Candy

By Tsz on March 5, 2013

Gastrophoria are baked sweets from Heirloom LA combined with eye candy from West Elm.

On certain days, I just want to let my girly flag fly high. Not sure I can speak for all females, but there are times that calls for—nay, scream for—frothy dresses, sugary desserts and being immersed amongst beautiful things. Am I the only one?

Last Saturday was one of those days and thus I invited (dragged) my partner-in-flavor to West Elm’s Etsy Pop-Up. Curated by Emily Henderson of HGTV, the pop up featured unique art and home goods from local Etsy crafters. Some of my favorites were:

Dominik : handcrafted cutting boards inspired by guitar picks!
Jikits: custom ice cream mobiles
Twpottery : glazed planters in deep blues and neutrals
Sass + Peril : geometric animal printed goods

As a added bonus, Heirloom LA served an array of sugary delights: chocolate dipped lemon passion fruit bars, coconut snow balls and toasted marshmallow s’mores. While the s’more trump in appearance with its swirly marshmallow top hat, the lemon passion fruit bar stole the show in taste. With the addition of a chocolate layer and passion fruit, it elevated the simple (and often times too tart) lemon bar to delicious heights.

Extra eye candy was provided by West Elm. It was a treat to my eyes to see how well they combine colors and textures to create vignettes—if only I could live in the store! I did the next best thing and fantasy shopped instead.

It was an afternoon well spent.

Sidenote: if you find someone who not only tolerates but celebrates your passions and all those girly outbursts, hold them close cause they’re special.

West Elm Los Angeles
8366 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: (323) 782–9672

*Next Pop Up will be held at West Elm Philadelphia this Saturday, March 9! Check their Facebook event page for more info.*

Heirloom LA
4120 Verdugo Road
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Phone: (855) 456–6652