Sunday, March 27, 2011
LA Spring Break 2011 & Fashion District
We're back! After a whirlwind month of March, it sure feels good to be home again! The last 10 days we've been on Spring Break and for us, that meant a mission trip with the church youth group to Southern California. We drove 18 hours straight to Burbank, CA on the 18th and stayed in a church there. We were able to serve at a homeless shelter, rescue mission and retirement home for retired missionaries 3 of the days then had a fun day at Disneyland. Other fun adventures included Hollywood (in a torrential downpour!), Venice Beach, Glendale Galleria mall and best of all.....the LA Fashion District!!!
My friend, Jill Williamson, and I took the 3 little girls to the Fashion District to check out the deals I've seen blogged about. It did not disappoint! I'm talking $1.99/yd fabrics in small shops, Michael Levine's amazing selection in fabric store style and the incredible Michael Levine Loft where fabric is sold for $2.50 a pound!
I felt feral digging through bins in search of fabrics here. In addition, they have rolls of fabric and notions along the walls. If we didn't have the little girls along, I could have spent a whole day here. In the end, I purchased 49 lbs at the Loft plus some notions and a bag of designer scraps for $2!!! The challenge was carrying it 2 blocks back to the parking garage...I was sore for a few days after that one :)
I've finished our 8 loads of family laundry and am starting to wash the fabrics now. It's an amazing amount of fabric...it just makes me smile :) If you have a chance to visit the Los Angeles area, make time to visit the Fashion District. Bargains galore!!!