Orn Hansen | Long Beach

February 18, 2014

Orn Hansen / blog.jchongstudio.com
It's been a while since I've done a local small shop. Quite frankly I sort of ran out of local shop ideas, so if you're a reader and have some long beach favorites please let me know! Anyhow, last fall Orn Hansen popped into town, right next to Lord Windsors. It's a welcoming addition to this Long Beach corner and it excites me to see shops like these pop up in town. Orn Hansen caters to both men and women from clothing and jewelry to handmade soaps and leather goods. Everything in the store is made in the US and even a good handful of local LB artist are represented in the store. Be sure to check it out on your next visit to Long Beach!

Orn Hansen / blog.jchongstudio.com
Orn Hansen / blog.jchongstudio.com

Orn Hansen / blog.jchongstudio.com
Orn Hansen / blog.jchongstudio.com
Orn Hansen / blog.jchongstudio.com
Orn Hansen / blog.jchongstudio.com
Orn Hansen / blog.jchongstudio.com

ORN HANSEN
306 Cerritos Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802
714.402.8097

PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG

Brocamuebles | Buenos Aires, Argentina

January 28, 2014


One of our favorite shops in Buenos Aires was Brocamuebles it mainly runs as a textile and furniture store but they had a pop up shop with a special display of ceramics by Semana Ceramics Gres. It was beautiful work. We spent a few hours in the store trying to decide what was going home with us. The owner makes the furniture and her mother made the rugs. Here's a few snapshots from the store and a list of others Palermo favorites below!

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Sabated Hnos – Awesome soap store, a little reminiscent of LUSH in the states.
La Joyeria – Jewelry store.
Kabinett – Small Design Boutique - fun polka dot walls outside
Calma Chica – Home and Textile store - carried small tote bags with fun patterns.
Gorrion – Cute backpacks and totes from Argentina. Loved the patterns and designs.

PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG

Love and Whiskey | Irvine, California

October 31, 2013

Love and Whiskey / blog.jchongstudio.com
Love and Whiskey / blog.jchongstudio.com
Love and Whiskey / blog.jchongstudio.com
just discovered this new gem in irvine – love and whiskey. a great boutique in tucked away in park place. yes you heard me a cute boutique in irvine! they carry an assortment of women's and men's clothing – a mix of local and domestically produced and even cause-driven brands like 31 bits and krochet kids. one of my favorite things they carry is tanner good – the most incredibly crafted leather goods. i had the pleasure of chatting with owners sarah and mike on my recent visit. such a pleasure visiting their shop!

Love and Whiskey / blog.jchongstudio.com
Love and Whiskey / blog.jchongstudio.com
tell us a little bit about love vs whiskey and how it began, what were you doing before you opened your own retail space?
sarah - before opening our own retail space, i worked 19 years in retail management for companies like nike women, d & g, bally, st. john and tse cashmere. love & whiskey began when we were asked to expand our first location deer lovely/whiskey tango 1977 into a 2nd location. we believe in evolving as a company, so we didn’t want to do the exact same thing as our first retail space. we wanted it to be refined. we combined the names of our original stores into love & whiskey and began curating our favorite brands... some old and some new.

what can people find at love vs whiskey, what makes you different than other retailers?
a unique selection of nicely curated items from a variety brands and local artists that changes and is updated frequently. people can also find whiskey tastings at our store every third thursday of the month. guests can pop in, enjoy a whiskey cocktail, and shop!

Love and Whiskey / blog.jchongstudio.com
whats the most important thing you’ve learned since opening your business?
that i am a really good buyer and to be confident when i feel strongly about new styles or when i want to take a risk.

what has been your favorite moment so far?
our favorite moments are when clients comment that there is finally a “cool” shop in irvine. irvine is known for everything looking boring and the same. we set out to be different so it is nice to be noticed for that exact thing.

Love and Whiskey / blog.jchongstudio.com
Love and Whiskey / blog.jchongstudio.com
Love and Whiskey / blog.jchongstudio.com
Love and Whiskey / blog.jchongstudio.com

three other local favorite shops?
analog at the oc mix at soco in costa mesa
tankfarm in seal beach, ca.
laguna supply co. in laguna beach, ca

LOVE AND WHISKEY
2967-A Michelson Dr
Irvine, CA 92612
949.660.5659

PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG
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Superba Snack Bar | Los Angeles [Part 01]

October 21, 2013


this week adrianna and i are taking you inside the kitchen of superba snack bar. located in venice – superba looks like a corrugated box cut in half but in a really cool way. they have house made pastas, small plates and an awesome fried chicken at dinner. i wouldn't say its quite italian but definitely inspired by. we got together with chef jason neroni to watch him make his magical cocoa pappardelle pasta. stay tuned for a recipe you can test out yourself at home! you can check out more pictures on a cozy kitchen!

Superba | Los Angeles / blog.jchongstudio.com
Superba | Los Angeles / blog.jchongstudio.com


Superba | Los Angeles / blog.jchongstudio.com
Superba | Los Angeles / blog.jchongstudio.com

Superba | Los Angeles / blog.jchongstudio.com
Superba | Los Angeles / blog.jchongstudio.com

PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG IN COLLABORATION WITH A COZY KITCHEN| CHECK OUT OTHER POST FROM THIS SERIES HERE


Upper Metal Class

October 17, 2013

Upper Metal Class / photo by Jennifer Chong
today i going inside the studio of upper metal class! i first learned about upper metal class when i was browsing the brika site. i am completely in love with all of t's creations, they are simple yet so uniquely designed. i love the triangle necklace and sunset earrings among many other items in her collection. i was so excited when jen and kena of brika helped connect us together. i got a chance to spend some time with t hearing about her creative journey and watching her make an exclusive item for brika. keep reading below to see and hear more.

Upper Metal Class / photo by Jennifer Chong
Upper Metal Class / photo by Jennifer Chong
Upper Metal Class / photo by Jennifer Chong

tell us a little bit about upper metal class, and what you were doing before you got started.
before upper metal class i worked in the clothing and footwear industry for a good amount of years till eventually the high stress and intense pressure got to me. i ended up taking time away from it all to re-evaluate my priorities in my life and while i was trying to figure that all out i took on various jobs from working in a department store selling high end handbags, to assisting wardrobe stylists on feature films to working in an office that produces commercials. i was in a hard search for what that special thing was that i was most passionate about and it wasn’t till i stopped looking is when my hobby of making jewelry turned into something much more then what i had ever imagined it to be. it’s just something that i fell madly in love with to the point where i am excited about everyday of my life.


Upper Metal Class / photo by Jennifer Chong
Upper Metal Class / photo by Jennifer Chong

Bocado | Atlanta, Georgia

October 03, 2013


ever since i moved to los angeles i've been hearing so many great things about the food in atlanta. when im home to visit i'm always torn between hitting up my usual favorites and trying out new places. bocado is one of those places or rather the bocado burger. many people have compared it to the ever so popular holeman and finch burger that is only available at 9pm each night (and only 24 burgers at that!). it's a pretty simple burger – two burger patties, american cheese, bread and butter pickles and mayo. the burger so simple yet so freaking delicious – and you can get it at any time of day! bocado isn't a burger joint, so you can go there with your burger loving friends and have something else if you wish... like grilled cheese or deviled eggs, but really people, get the burger!

Bocado // blog.jchongstudio.com
Bocado / blog.jchongstudio.com



Bocado // blog.jchongstudio.com
Bocado / blog.jchongstudio.com

BOCADO
887 Howell Mill Rd
Atlanta, GA 30318
404.815.1399

PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG
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Petals and Pops | Seal Beach, California

September 26, 2013


Petals and Pops / blog.jchongstudio.com
Petals and Pops / blog.jchongstudio.com
i just discovered this adorable shop in seal beach called petals and pops of course you can guess what they carry! but besides making beautiful floral arrangements and filling your soda pop cravings, they have an assortment of home goods, magazines and chocolates. while i never typically fill my home with flowers, i really did want to bring an arrangement home with me. really glad to have this cute boutique in the neighborhood!

Petals and Pops / blog.jchongstudio.com
Petals and Pops / blog.jchongstudio.com

Petals and Pops / blog.jchongstudio.com
Petals and Pops / blog.jchongstudio.com



PETALS AND POPS
214 Main St
Seal Beach, CA 90740
562.936.0131

PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG

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