Trend Alert! We all know that history tends to repeat itself and that is definitely true when it comes to fashion. There are a ton of noticeably 90s inspired street style trends happening in the world right now. See below for our roundup of what's in so you can get the look!
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Your plans are made, your outfit is on point, now it's time bring the best burgers, salads, and frozen star-spangled treats to your July 4th bbq or picnic. See below for our roundup of the of quick, easy and festive recipes.
Summer is here and we are ready! Make the most of the next few months by checking out suggestions from The Unique Team!
Go Forth! Visit 3 places you've never been before. Maybe you plan a road-trip to a city or town (Sonja is planning to plot-out a day of antique shopping in nearby small towns, and also plan to go to an area she's never been to in Mexico.). Perhaps you visit a local museum or restaurant that you've never been to. Wherever you go, adventure and new experiences await!
Dance Your Ass Off! Join the Unique team along with our friends at Cocktail Academy & Smilebooth SATURDAYS ALL SUMMER at EL CHAVO DJs will be playing all the Hip Hop, Soul and Top 40 Pop Jams from 10pm-2am
Give Back! I know, I know, summer is for relaxing not volunteering. Wrong! It's the perfect time to dedicate some of your time and expertise to others. Whether you commit a full day to volunteer at a local charity or start volunteering regularly, there are organizations in every city and town that could use your help.
Get Outside! Take advantage of warm weather and longer nights by taking your usual activities outside. Picnic in the park, attend outdoor movie screenings or concerts and head to the beach to watch the sunset.
Take a Dip! Just because you might not live near the beach doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to cool off. Investigate hotels in your area with amazing pools and dive in.
#Staycation! Traveling to a tropical destination isn't your only vacation option. This summer, plan a “staycation” and relax unwind within your neighborhood or just within your own four walls.
Get the Popcorn Ready! Summer is a time for Hollywood blockbuster hits and the perfect time to cool off inside a dark air conditioned movie theater. (Bonus if you can find a drive-in!)
With the official start of summer right around the corner we looking for new ways to refresh our homes and wardrobes for the warmer months ahead. Discover new makers and check out the list below for our roundup of 10 Summer Indie Markets!
Renegade Craft Fair: Austin, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York City, Portland and San Francisco
Parachute Market: Los Angeles, CA
Indie Craft Experience: Atlanta, G
Market Collective: Calgary, AB
Bust Craftacular: London, Los Angeles, Boston, New York
Urban Craft Uprising: Seattle, WA
Firefly Handmade: Boulder, CO
Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles: Los Angeles, CA
Smorgasburg: Brooklyn, NY and Los Angeles, CA
Craft Lake City: Salt Lake City, UT
When congratulations are in order, share your best wishes to the grads in your life with one of these unique picks from our Unique Market vendors.
Still trying to figure out what to get Dad this year? We've got you've covered! Remind him why you're his favorite with these rad finds from Unique makers.
You may remember some of our rad desktop wallpapers from a few years ago, we loved them so much we've decided to bring them back! Here is our very first round of images...your desktops and phone screens have never been so unique! Enjoy...
Happy May y’all! Spring is here and even though we’ve have been experiencing some pretty gray weather here in LA we are ready for picnics, bbq’s and outdoor entertaining. With Memorial Day around the corner we have rounded up some of our favorites DIYs and recipes for you to check out!
We can't wait for The 7th Annual Unique LA Spring Market this weekend! Save the date for April 30th and May 1st! Aside from shopping our curated selection of over 250 vendors, we've lined up some pretty rad perks for shoppers who attend over the weekend, including free mini mani's, watercolor DIY's, Oh! Snap portraits and gift wrapping - plus free drinks and snacks from GT's Kombucha, Pop Chips and Luna.
You can buy your pre-sale tickets here or buy tickets at the door (cash only). More event details can be found here. Make sure to follow @uniquemarkets on Instagram and Snapchat for the latest news and behind the scene photos.
We are also launching our exclusive Snapchat filters for you to use at the event...try them all!
See you soon!
The 7th Annual Unique LA Spring Market is coming up! That means it's time to start planning your visit and figuring out what to buy for mom (don't forget about Mother's Day!). Check out the look book and list of participants and join us April 30th and May 1st at DTLA’s California Market Center for a day of shopping, drinking and snacking from over 250 vendors!
Have you heard? We are on Snapchat and Instagram! Go behind-the-scenes with vendors, check out unique office life, and all our crazy shenanigans by following us @uniquemarkets
We are spreading the love this Valentine’s Day by sharing some of our favorite DIY projects. Skip the typical flowers and chocolates and make your own unique gifts or gather a few friends and make a party of it! Click the images below for links to a few of our favorites!
Vendors! Applications are now available online for the #UNIQUELA 2016 Spring Market! It takes place April 30th and May 1st at the California Market Center in DTLA. Applications will be available until midnight February 29th. For more information click here.
We are very excited to announce that Unique Markets is expanding in 2016! New York City, New Orleans, Toronto and Vancouver we are coming at you! Stay tuned for details as we lock-down venues and finalize show dates!
Get ready for Unique's 4th Annual Fake Prom!
As usual we've partnered with The Flashdance DJs to rock the night away and in honor of the 30 anniversary of it's release, this year's costume theme is... Pretty in Pink! Check out our inspiration below and buy tickets now (hurry, the event sells out every year). The all-inclusive ticket price includes open bar, drinks, 1980s after-school snacks, prom portraits complete with a cheesy commemorative folder, DIY corsage+boutonniere stations and more! This is the BEST Valentine's party every year, fun for everyone whether you are single, were Prom King or never went to prom... Fake Prom is the best! Please note this event is 21+.
A Guide for Small Business Owners, Entrepreneurs and Freelancers
By Financial Planner and Small Business Consultant Paco Nicole
HAPPY FUCKING NEW YEAR! Congratulations, on surviving another calendar year. It’s no small feat.
The start of the year is a natural inflection point for most of us. We make resolutions and with the beautiful potential of the 12 months that are ahead of us, achieving our goals feels totally and completely within the realm of possibility.
Through my experience working with clients and in firms, I’ve learned the best way to get the most of your year, is to take the time to examine how you did last year and reflect on what you want to achieve this year. You’ll be amazed at what you can achieve with a clear vision in mind. So make the time for you and your business. Pause and be mindful about setting things up for a killer 2016.
Here is a list of six things you can do to make sure you start your business on the right foot in 2016. I recommend taking a full day off to go through the steps I’ve outlined below. It’s going to take a lot of mental heavy lifting, but you and your business are worth the investment. In fact, you owe it to yourself.
The holiday season is in full swing and we couldn’t be more excited! Hosting a party? See below for our Winter Recipe for Mulled Wine Punch by Rachel Mae Furman, Leisure Expert of cocktail and lifestyle blog smokeandhoney.com