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Holiday Gift Guide

On the twelfth day of Christmas… We are officially in full holiday swing and we hope this gift guide helps inspire as you continue (or begin) to find those perfect small gifts and stocking stuffers. The shop is stocked with journals, pens & pencils, candles, sweets, 2017 calendars and more in a fun variety of styles for everyone left on your list.

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Post no. 915

Warmest Thoughts

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Send your loved ones — near and far — your warmest thoughts this season with beautiful, festive cards. Whether custom, boxed or individually selected, Urbanic has a wide selection to make this year’s mailing extra special. Stop in today to pick from the best so you can get started on addressing those envelopes soon. ‘Tis the season!

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In this season of gratitude and reflection on the things that mean the most to us in life, we are SO thankful for the fun, creative & loyal people we have had the pleasure of meeting over these wonderful 10 years in business. A BIG cheers and thank you to all of you who brighten our every day at Urbanic. We are beyond grateful! xo, Audrey


UPCOMING EVENTS

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Kick off your holiday shopping with us this weekend… starting with Sweet Friday! This is our very own version of black friday – but better. Join us in the shop for our 5th annual as we open early (8AM!) where we’ll be serving mini doughnuts + warm cider. Plus, you’ll save some dough! 15% off all purchases from 8am-10am and random giveaways throughout the day.

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We participate in Shop Small! Support your local small business this Saturday as you begin checking off your holiday shopping list. We’ll have giveaways, treats and perks throughout the day. Shop Small store hours: 10am-7pm

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Our shop is located on the BEST street in Los Angeles — Abbot Kinney Blvd! There’s a lot of neighborhood fun ahead including the annual Holiday Stroll. Come visit AKB and all the shops to take advantage of holiday specials. We’ll be open until 7pm. See you there!

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Celebrating 10 years on Abbot Kinney Blvd was a true milestone for us. Over this last decade we have been so appreciative of the love & support of our customers, designers, friends and fans that have journeyed with us along the way. Without all of these very important people we couldn’t be where we are today, so we wanted to host our loveliest party yet …. as a ‘Thank you’ for the 10 years of small business support and also as a ‘Cheers’ to hopefully many more.  I couldn’t be more happy to share these beautiful photos with you from our party (shot by Marisa Vitale)

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We were so grateful to have such a stellar lineup of sponsors on board. For starts, Gather Events (!!) Sarah and her team are organizational and creative wonders. On top of that, they are absolutely amazing to work with and really helped us pull out aaallll the stops on this one!

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We had savory bites from the best in LA – Whoa Nelly Catering, and served them on our favorite paper plates by Harlow & Grey. For treats we served waffle cone ice cream sandwich treats by Tilamook  (appropriately called “Tilamookies”). For beverage the  The Whaling Club created & served up some tasty cocktails made with fresh ingredients. The signature drinks were titled ‘Sunshine state of mind’ and ‘Walking on Sunshine’ and were a combination of  the best pressed juices by Pressed Juicery, (… one mixed with  Skyy Vodka + and the other with Bulldog Gin).  SO freaking good and Soooo pretty too served in Borrowed Blu glassware!

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Party features included: A paper flower making station where guests could craft themselves a wearable accessory while socializing.  We also had calligrapher Nicole Miyuki hand lettering guest’s names onto a little paper desk plaques stating ‘The Desk of ___”.  Finally, we gave out Urbanic Boxes of Sunshine to 100 lucky guests and even rang a little bell each time someone scored them – which was a big hit.

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With all of the flower power happening, we of course had to flower-bomb my car! (which also was the vessel that contained all of the gift boxes).  Admittedly I had considered trying to keep the flowers on indefinitely.

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There was an amazing turn out of people and we got to celebrate with friends old and new!

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The above pic is of the URBANIC GIRLS!  Let it be known that without these fine ladies, Urbanic would not be what it is today. Each one of them is so creative, talented, patient, hardworking and absolutely lovely from the inside out.

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The party was spectacular in so many ways. The best part overall was beig able to connect and celebrate with so many people that we love.   #URBANICFOREVER

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OH. & PS .
>>> you HAVE to watch the video here by California Electric <<<

…and P.P.S!
More party pics over on  100 Layer Cake

Hosts: Urbanic / Photography: Marisa Vitale / Planning: Gather Events / Ice Cream: Tilamook / Appetizers: Whoa Nelly / Cocktails: The Whaling Club / Alchohol: Skyy Vodka + Bulldog Gin  / Mixers: Pressed Juicery / Plates and Napkins: Harlow & Grey Glassware: Borrowed Blu / Calligraphy: Nicole Miyuki / Video: California Electric / Press: 100LayerCake

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Urbanic Box of Sunshine

We gave away 100 of these Urbanic ‘Boxes of Sunshine’ at our Year No.10 Party, but reserved a bunch of them just for those of you who were celebrating with us in spirit! 

FOR A CHANCE TO WIN:  Simply find the picture of theses goodies posted on our Instagram or Facebook  and ‘like’ it.  If you want to double your chances at winning, leave a comment there with any favorite memory from this past summer. 

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10 lucky winners will be randomly selected and announced next week on social media. Good luck & stay tuned!  PS. * A special thanks to our wonderful design partners: Forever summer card (Iron Curtain Press) , Hip hip hooray card (Smock Paper), Hello sunshine card (Rifle Paper Co.), sprinkle cookie from (MilkJar Cookies) , gold foil stickers (Knot + Bow),  Triangle Washi tape + bookmark (Urbanic) Ice cream sandwich card (Snow & Graham) Star sparkler (Topps Malibu),  Travel candle (Illume), Foiled tattoo (Tattly), Signature pencil (Paperwink),  Cotton Ribbon (Angela Liguori) *

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Layering Watercolor Workshop at Urbanic!  

Instructor Sara Boccaccini Meadows, print designer and illustrator from Brooklyn, NY, will be teaching students how to create texture and dimension through painting – using a variety of mediums.  In this class you will learn a range of watercolor techniques such as: wash, salt sprinkle, blotting, color merge, and more!  You’ll receive your very own take-home supply kit of watercolor paints, brushes, paper, white crayons and felt tip pens to use during the class and keep so you can continue practicing your new skills at home.

 Sunday, August 28th 6:30-9:30pm  | More details  & book your ticket here *

 

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