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Locale Lovelies: Orange County + L.A., Part Three

Our last guest today is actually the very first person I asked to share in our O.C./L.A. feature. Jen is a perfect fit, because her blog {Green Wedding Shoes} offers inspiration specifically from Southern California weddings!
Jen's first pick is a lovely way to allude to Hollywood: she recommends a luxurious Apothia Candle from Fred Segal in the {Behind the Velvet Rope} scent, which has notes of dry vanilla martini paired with sunny grapefruit. Another nice SoCal scent is {Wave}.


{Wine} from Municipal Wine Makers in Santa Barbara is a great choice with fun labels. The {Bright White Riesling} pictured above and the {Pale Pink Rose} bottle below are each $20.


Beautiful Paulette {Macarons} are much less expensive than you might think: just $4 for a mini gift box of two! Sweet tooths (is the plural "sweet teeths?" "sweet teefers"?) would also love a cupcake from L.A.'s famous (and best, in Jen's opinion!) cupcakery, Sprinkles. Adorable cupcakes in favor boxes cost $5 each.

Designer {Truffles} from Compartes are almost too pretty to eat! I would go with the {Chocolate Guinness Truffles} as a small nod to the tastes of your guy guests, since so much of this basket is pretty and pink!

For the ladies, beachy nailpolish by local {Sheswai Lacquer} would be much appreciated. At $16 each, these bottles aren't cheap, but they aren't cheaply made either: the caps are sustainably harvested wood, and the lacquers don't contain formaldehyde or other chemicals commonly found in polish.

{Bossa Nova Juices} are produced in L.A., and would be refreshing for guests the morning after a night of celebrating. These superfruity bevs feature fun label designs and flavors such as mangosteen, acai and goji berry.

It seems that "no trip to Southern Cali is complete without a trip for an In-N-Out burger!" Jen suggests including a $5 {In-N-Out Gift Card} for a trip for what a lot of locals call the best burger around.

Jen would package everything together in customizable Wedding Chicks {Totes}, which you can register for! She would add a pair of Old Navy {Flip Flops}, which are indispensable in SoCal. These pretty pearl white ones are just $5, and many fun colors are under $3.

And lastly, include a welcome note with a suggestion for guests to explore town and find some of L.A.'s beloved food trucks. Your note could be written on a postcard featuring vintage photos of the Santa Monica pier, Hollywood sign, and other L.A. icons; you could write it on a pretty Art Deco {Card} from Peach Press Studio, available at Urbanic Paper Boutique {whom you know and love from last week's Venice Beach feature!}; or, you could pen it on one of our free printable notecards!

Thank you so much to Jen, Danni and Rachel for making today's Orange County & L.A. feature so special. Next week, Locale Lovelies will be in Georgia!

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