Gorgeous Little Things

  • BellJar One Year Anniversary

    Please join us Friday Oct 21st from 6-9 PM for drinks, music and an array of magical happenings.

     

     

    1764 N Vermont Ave, LA

    Psychedelic Jams by DJ Jimmy Hey, Animal Readings with Jane Anne Thomas of House of The Standing Moon, Stick & Poke Tattoos by Talia Migliaccio and the masterful weavings Of Mary Grisey.

    We invite you to help us celebrate our first year of success. Success that would not be possible without the support of our LA people! We feel so at home here.

    Music by DJ Jimmy Hey, a Capricorn, a musician, all vinyl DJ, and Los Angeles native who has been DJing all over town since the 90s. He plays a kaleidoscopic selection of records of all genres and eras conducive to mellow hangout experience.
    See more @jimihey

    We have had a long time girl crush on Hannah Kristina Metz. Way back when she had the adorable lingerie shop in Pasadena, The Loved One. She also had the dreamiest girlie Blog with well-directed photoshoots that made us just want to hang out with her all day in lacey, frilly things while we drank exotic tea, out of bone china. 

    She is everything girl dreams are made of. So of course we were thrilled when we found out she was making her own clothing line H.K.M


    The ever-magical Jane Anne Thomas will be offering Animal Totem Readings. Jane Anne Thomas is a Los Angeles based Artist, Seer, and Kundalini Yoga teacher engaging a blended path of Celtic, Native American, & Yogic traditions with a deep connection to plant and animal medicine.
    You can find here at @houseofstandingmoon



    About the readings:
    "An Animal Totem Reading is a personal ceremony in which you are invited to drop into a receptive state before being expertly guided into direct communication with your own soul. 3 Animal Wisdom cards will be used to stimulate a dialogue where channelled messages can come through as necessary to illuminate the deeper meaning of each animal’s presence in your life. Once acknowledged, we are better equipped to work with instead of against our own energy for ease of navigation through the joys and challenges of life. Channeled messages may take the form of personal visual symbols that can be worked with in meditation, revealing their importance slowly over time."



    We will also have stick and poke tattoos by creative force Talia Migliaccio. She began tattooing in late 2012 and has quickly become an expert at this ancient and ceremonial tattoo tradition. For those of you who are not familiar with the art of hand poked tattooing it is a method in which no machine is used - every mark on the skin is done by hand - poking every dot of every line to construct a whole. It’s beautiful and intricate as well as simple and personal. Talia is one of the most skilled artist in this tradition.
    See her work at Talia Migliaccio



    Come feast your eyes on the astounding artwork of Mary Grisey. A recent graduate of York University where she earned her MFA in Fine Art Weaving, Mary’s moving execution of fiber art is something of a natural wonder. In her own words…


    I am fascinated by the connection between the physical and metaphysical, and, in this vein, I take ancient mythology, metamorphosis, ruination and entropy as inspirations in my work. Like ruins, my works are remnants of what was once whole; they are inscribed with traces of their previous life, death endured and the hereafter. My works embody these remnants that prefigure thought and feeling.
    See more www.marygrisey.com

  • Sorry We Are Such Blog Slackers // A Garden Party With One Of Our Favorite Bay Area Makers.

    Ok Ok we are children of the 90's and may have watched the movie Slackers one too many times. And maybe our lack  of attention to the blog may make us look like we are living up to our generation, but we promise, we are still here and still busting our butts.

    After a somewhat crazy few months the BellJar San Francisco location was finally closed. It was bitter sweet. San Francisco was our first love, but operating under the current economics in SF had begun to feel way too challenging and we really just wanted to focus on our new life and new store down her in sunny LA. 

    So that's what we've been doing. Building our business in LA. Revamping and focusing on our website! Doesn't it look pretty?? And you know, just being a small business.

    Things are going great. We are settled in and very happy. But of course we miss the bay. So when we received an invite to a lunch under the Orchards with one of our favorite bay area makers, The Wilderness Workshop, how could we not return to our home and spend the day in Bolinas with friends old and new.

    I, Sasha Darling, Grew up in Bolinas and it remains to this day one of my favorite places on earth, so I'm so happy that friends and peers are moving there and that I have great excuses to return. Even though I'm betraying my hometown even discussing it. (read linked article above)

    Thayer, the genius behind The Wilderness Workshop is such a creative force that I had no doubt that this party would be a perfect day. She did not let us down. Shibori died napkins, actual plate-ware and glasses. A big long concession of locally made redwood picnic tables, and the most amazing homemade spread. The sun parted the fog just in time for guests to arrive and we had a beautiful day.

     

    Of course Thayer is also an amazing photographer so I couldn't resist posting some of her pictures for y'all.

     

    Sasha Darling and her date Ethan

     

     

    Beverage Station

     

     

    Early Arrivals

     

    Bolinas Babes

     

    Daniel Dent Photographer Extraordinaire

     

    Making flowers with trimmings from yard

     

    Finished product

     

     

    What a spread

     

     

    What an amazing day! Now back to work in LA. We love you Bay Area forever and will always be back. Don't forget us either!

  • In the House Of Lovers LA Pop-up

    Explore the art of Lise Silva creator of the sacred knot and Mary Elizabeth Evans the creator of Spirit Speak Tarot.

    Together they have created In The House of Lovers. Come by and meet these lovely talented ladies.

    Thursday Dec 3

    3-­7 at BellJar, Los Angeles

    There will be drinks, Tarot readings, and creative energy all around!

     



    In 2015 Mary & Lise launched In The House of Lovers, a collection of ceremonial artwear and one­ of­ a ­kind wall hangings that incorporate fiber, metals, and crystals. Drawing from their respective backgrounds in metalwork & fiber art, they use a wide range of techniques and materials to create each piece. Mary translates her whimsical tarot illustration into figurative metal pendants depicting hands, stars, eyes, and other powerful symbols. Lise uses color and design to construct a piece that supports or expounds upon the essence of Mary's charms. Their work is best described as statement jewelry, as each handcrafted, bold piece is imbued with special meaning. From weddings to protests, they have adorned In The House of Lovers wearers for the most sacred events.

     

     



    For more information on BellJar, visit:

    http://www.belljarsf.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/belljarboutiquesf
    http://instagram.com/shop_belljar

    For more information on Lise Silva, visit:
    www.lisesilva.com
    http://instagram.com/lisesilva

    For more information on Mary Elizabeth Evans, visit:
    http://www.spiritspeaktarot.com/
    http://instagram.com/spiritspeaktarot

  • Oh My Drifter Launch Party

    Join us in celebrating the relaunch of Micaela Hoo's blog Oh My Drifter (formerly Drifter & the Gypsy). Enjoy 15% off apparel and shop a rack of Micaela's favorite BellJar finds. There will be almond milk from Pop & Bottle, homemade cookies and goodie bags for all.

     



    Micaela founded her blog in 2008 when she was 14 years old. It served as an outlet of self-expression and opened up the opportunity for her to connect with other creative individuals from around the world. Seven years later, Oh My Drifter has evolved into a fashion and lifestyle blog with a flair for the vintage and whimsical. Oh My Drifter has been featured on BuzzFeed, Hello Giggles, College Fashion, ModCloth, Frankie Magazine, Free People and more. Micaela has worked with such brands as Zappos, Glade, IZZE, method, Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and more.
    Party with us at BellJar (3187 16th St.) Friday, November 20th from 6-9pm

    Contact:

    Emma Lindenbaum (Manager)
    manager@belljarsf.com

    For more information on BellJar, visit:

    http://www.belljarsf.com/
    http://instagram.com/shop_belljar

    For more information on Micaela Hoo & Oh My Drifter, visit:

    www.ohmydrifter.com
    instagram.com/ohmydrifter
    twitter.com/ohmydrifter
    facebook.com/ohmydrifter

  • Meghan Shimek Opening Party

    Come explore the beautiful artwork of Meghan Shimek!


    Her opening party will be Friday, November 6th from 6-9 at BellJar (3187 16th St.)

    Join us to sip champagne and meet this talented Bay Area artist!

    The show will be on display at BellJar from November 6th -January 1st.

    Meghan Bogden Shimek is a weaver and fiber artist living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Meghan is inspired by her past, present and future. She integrates the natural beauty of her surroundings, the memory of quiet snowy nights, and the sound of the stream running under her home into every weaving. Meghan uses traditional tapestry and Navajo weaving techniques with raw fibers and objects to create abstract and textural wall hangings.

    In her own magical words 

    "Restraint. From the moment of our birth we are taught to restrain ourselves, quiet our cries and fit into the world. The universe will always propel us forward; yet we hold ourselves back through pain, fear, anxiety, and doubt. There is beauty in restraint. Allowing ourselves to have a moment, a breathe, the sun on our skin to feel. The most growth often comes from pain and like the snake, we cannot rip off our skin, we must shed it at the rate in which it is meant to be shed."

     


    For more information on BellJar, visit:
    http://www.belljarsf.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/belljarboutiquesf
    http://instagram.com/shop_belljar

    For more information on Meghan Shimek, visit:
    http://meghanshimek.com/


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