Lurvin’: Oh Joy for Target

Happy Memorial Day! Thankful for those who gave their lives while serving our country, and also thankful for a day off from work! I’m headed to the OC later today for a BBQ with some friends, and I’ll be bringing my yummy 7-layer dip. 🙂

Did you guys check out Joy’s new summer collection at Target? It feels like just yesterday when her spring collection was out! Anyway, it launched yesterday, and I lurrrrve. It includes more party essentials/decor, but also picnic essentials, like a woven basket and the cutest condiment caddy. Here are some of my faves from the collection (photos via here):

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picnic basket and picnic mat

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tiffin box meal carrier

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condiment caddy with four bottles

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insulated soft cooler

I guess it’s a bit early but now that this collection is finally in stores (we actually received the samples of all the products at the studio in March/April!), I’m excited for Joy’s fall collection to come out… 😉 Hooray!

 

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#ohjoyfornod

Hi everyone! Did ya’ll have a good weekend? I spent all day Saturday helping my dear friend Pri (recipient of the appliqué onesies turned cupcakes) 😉 shop for her nursery. We hit up Target, Ikea, Crate & Barrel, Anthropologie, West Elm, and best of all, The Land of Nod, where Joy’s collection launched just 4 days prior!

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So cool seeing everything in person– such cute bedding, toys, and decor, all inspired by her daughter Ruby’s transition from a baby room to a big girl room. Pri bought a few things from Joy’s line, including the cutest stuffed elephant ever… it’s covered in sprinkles!

#ohjoyfornod FTW! Happy Monday!

Lurvin’: MUJI

I’m sure all of you LA folks are already aware of this, but the MUJI U.S. flagship store opened in Hollywood this past Saturday! My only time in a MUJI was in Korea, so I was excited about one opening nearby. Elizabeth from Flourish in Progress (remember her from this?) invited me to a press event the day before the grand opening, so we got to see/shop the store a day early (without the crowds and with a discount!). Thanks, E. 🙂

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They gave us free tote bags (pictured right) and a free planner. I think they offered the same to the first 1000 customers the next day as well! Hurray for free.

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Cosmetics + skin care. MUJI has the world’s best skinny Q-tips that are perfect for makeup detailing/fixing (which I originally found out about from makeup artist Renee at Beauty Makeup Studio).

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The meticulous organization… it pleases me so. As does the simplicity in design. And the neutral colors. And… okay I’ll stop.

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E, lookin’ cute in front of shower/bathroom essentials.

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These wooden utensils are from the line Found MUJI, which no other store in the U.S. carries– the line features “items from around the world, re-discovered and renewed by MUJI, to represent the roots and philosophy of our products.”

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Kitchenware galore

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More kitchenware + storage.

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Figured this post needed a pop of color. Hexagonal water-based ink double-ended pen… is the official name of these pens.

Other than the stuff pictured above, MUJI also sells furniture, travel items, food (the first MUJI in the U.S. to do so), and clothing (50% off all clothing right now!). The store is huge and definitely worth checking out. Prices can be a little steep depending on the item, but you’re paying for the quality and minimalist-but-functional design.

Parking is a bit of a pain– there’s an underground structure, shared with stores like CVS and Fresh & Easy, and it offers one hour free parking with validation. Anything longer, and it’s $8 (yuck). Nevertheless, worth checking out, perhaps for some last minute Christmas shopping? 🙂

MUJI
7021 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

Inside A-Land

Before I left for Korea, a friend told me to look out for the store “A-Land.” I’d never heard of it but it has 9 locations in Seoul, so I came across it pretty immediately. It sells women’s and men’s clothing, accessories, as well as vintage/thrift clothing. The store in Myeongdong had 4 levels of goodness; the one in Garosugil had 5! The products/prices seemed to be comparable to the U.S.’s Topshop or Urban Outfitters. Here’s a peek inside….

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Outside the store in Myeongdong.

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Shoes and bags galore

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Renee browsing the “flea market” floor

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Menswear + more vintage clothing

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Loved the assortment of leather pouches and wallets in every color

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Having fun with all the glasses. 🙂 I felt like Harry Potter.

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Vintage fur-lined leather jackets

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Vintage dresses + plaid

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Women’s shoes, men’s shoes

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More leather goodies + stationary

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Wall decor. Nerd alert– I LOVE the picture on the left.

Check out their online store here— or if you’re lucky, one of their stores in Seoul. 🙂