Joysticks Icecream (Photo Credit: Erica Leigh Macaranas)
Two Point Oh LA's First Annual Picnic could not have happened without our fabulous sponsors. This post is for them, and for you, so you too can share in their awesomeness!
Joysticks Ice Cream (Photo Credit: Cindy Whitehead)
Joysticks Ice Cream – The wonderful toppings spread! (Photo Credit: Heather Petrey)
I first met Taj of Joysticks Ice Cream at the Kari Feinstein Style Lounge, both my friend Jen and I had an instant adoration for the cold and creamy goodness coated in yummy melted chocolate and our choice of toppings. We knew then and there Joysticks were a must have for the Two Point Oh LA 1st Annual Picnic and thankfully Taj agreed!
Our Sponsor – Crossroads Trading (Photo Credit: Paul R Giunta)
An impeccably styled mannequin from Crossroads Trading (Photo Credit: Steph Hallett)
Crossroads Trading were on hand for the day to provide attendees with VIP membership cards and give us information on their stylish buy and sell stores across the country. When I first moved to the states, Crossroads Trading was my go to store for bargainous garb and kept me stylish on a dime. I thank them for that and for being a fabulous sponsor.
The 'Ugandal' Sandal from Reef (Photo Credit: Cindy Whitehead)
Bracelets featuring Paper beads from Reef (Photo Credit: Cindy Whitehead)
Reef brought along their new 'Ugandal' sandal. A beautiful line of leather sandals featuring paper beads handmade by displaced women in Uganda, purchased in a fair trade agreement in conjunction with 31 Bits, an organisation that helps these women. These sandals are truly beautiful, both in message and in aesthetics. A percentage of proceeds from each pair sold goes to the Reef Redemption Fund – Reef's own humanitarian and environmental organisation.
I can't wait to get my own pair!
Our Sponsor – RGK D'Zines (Photo Credit: Heather Petrey)
More beauties from RGK D'Zines (Photo Credit: Heather Petrey)
Ruchi of RGK D'Zines flew all the way from Phoenix to join us for our picnic bringing with her some of the prettiest jewelry I have seen in a very long time. Beautifully crafted Indian and Vintage inspired jewelry made with fine metals and semi precious stones, I felt uber glamourous in my gorgeous pair, voted by you and gifted by Ruchi to be worn at the event (as pictured here)
We were so blessed and priveledged to have the lovely Ruchi join us.
Getting greedy with my Dry Soda's (Photo Credit: Paul R Giunta)
Dry Soda provided the beverages for our picnic, much needed on such a hot hot day! There all natural soda's are refreshing, tasty and ever so trendy…perfect for quenching a fashionista's thirst! We tried the cucumber, the vanilla bean, the lavender and my absolute favourite, rhubarb!
Each guest was the lucky recipient of the above bag, courtesy of XCVI, which was filled to the brim with goodies from our sponsors!
Goodies included: Peacock earrings from ModCloth (who also sponsored my outfit with this dress), Notebooks from Carolina Pad, Handmade bangles from Frosted Willow.
A super absorbant lightweight towel from Lightload Towels, a paper bead bracelet from Reef and jewelry from Forever 21.
Clio Designs provided each guest with a Beauty Trimmer, Wallflower Shave Cream and a Palm Perfect even the boys got in on the action with an 8 in 1 Grooming set!
REM Spring sent their magical facial hair removal tool..it's actually magic and each guest also recieved a mini bottle of Queen by Queen Latifah! (The boys got a bottle of Ecko)
And last but not least – I'll finish with one of my favourite pictures of the day…the Racked LA girls, Lisa and Lauren getting toga-riffic with their Lightload Towels!
Stay tuned, as I have a giveaway coming up, where you can pretend you're a member too – and win your very own bag of swag! I also promise I have some non Two Point Oh LA content coming up soon too!
Again, thanks to all our wonderful sponsors, we couldn't have done it without you!
By Kelsi Smith.