The Weekend Guide
Santa Monica Craft Fair
What: Knock out holiday shopping early with locally designed baubles from Kathryn Bentley and All for the Mountain, stained glass panels by David Scheid, bags made with deadstock fabrics by Me & Arrow, handmade Rachel Craven linens, indigo dye kits from Noon Design, fresh Treat Street cookies, and more.
Why: Twenty percent of profits benefits the Wright Institute of Los Angeles.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 2424 Fourth St., at Hollister Ave., Santa Monica.
The Quest by Hayley Starr
What: Discover all the artist-cum-designer’s favorite things, from her convertible dresses and one-of-a-kind gowns to charms, natural beauty products, and limited-edition skateboards co-designed by local artist Jack McCann.
Why: Get the lay of the virtual land at the just-launched hayleystarr.com.
When: Mon.-Wed., by appt.; Thurs.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 2122 Lincoln Blvd., b/t Amoroso Pl. & Victoria Ave., Venice (310-360-9711).
Independent Label Market
What: Some of the coolest record labels in the world (Mad Decent, Iamsound, Anti) join forces so you can snag rare releases, dance off brunch (see below) with surprise appearances, and discover your soon-to-be favorite band straight from the source.
Why: Think Pandora meets the farmers market.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Micheltorena Elementary School, 1511 Micheltorena St., at W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake.
Brunch at Ba Restaurant
What: Start your day with a getaway to the French countryside via classic provincial dishes made with seasonal produce and Cali flair.
Why: Cornish hen and chive omelet with creme fraiche, wild mushroom brulee with Brie, and pain au chocolat served with a glass (or two) of champagne.
When: Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 5100 York Blvd., at N. Avenue 51, Highland Park (323-739-6243).
Ziba Beauty’s Art of Threading Studio
What: The brand that introduced threading to the States opens its first in-store concept at NewBeauty in Fred Segal.
Why: A $5 brow threading on your first visit.
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 500 Broadway, at Fifth St., Santa Monica (310-394-8509).
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