I really love traveling and exploring new places and try to do at least one big trip a year. This year I'm going to Copenhagen for a week at the beginning of May. Last year I was researching going to Scandinavia but the timing didn't work out for me. I was also struggling with wanting to see everything but not wanting to be gone for a long time. So a few weeks ago when I saw that plane tickets were very reasonably priced to go to Copenhagen I decided that I'd go for a week. I'm going to stay in the city the whole time and do a bunch of day trips to explore some other cities too.
I've lived in LA for about 10 years and while I haven't been to every store (there are too many!) I've done my fair share of hunting and I have a lot of favorites. Los Angeles is a big, spread out city with a lot of different neighborhoods so if you are visiting for a short time and have your heart set on fabric shopping, I recommend doing a bit of planning. Fortunately, most of the fabric shopping is located downtown in the garment district, known as the LA Fashion District. I've created a handy-dandy google map for you to use with all my favorite fabric and notions shops, plus a few sights and eats to keep you inspired and nourished on your journey. Read on for more details.
I’ve never been one of those walking through the airport with a pillow around my neck kind of people but during my last big trip, I saw this pillow at Muji and decided that I needed one. And, of course, I had to sew it myself with one big change. Instead of the plastic microbeads that are used in the Muji pillow, I filled my pillow with buckwheat hulls. Buckwheat hulls are the outer shell of the buckwheat seed. They are very lightweight and, of course, more eco-friendly than plastic beads.