Carren's Pitch

Life by Design

What a beautiful experience this must be and a god send for busy families! I'd go here even without kids, actually. 

Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Craig Nakano
Published: 21 Aug 2013 (in print 31 Aug), Los Angeles Times

Crafting Community, an annual weekend retreat at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, will run Oct. 4 to 6 this year. Photo by: Crafting Community.
Crafting Community, the annual art-themed, family-centric weekend getaway organized by three L.A. mom-entrepreneurs, returns to the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs from Oct. 4 to 6.

Attendance has grown from 20 families in the 2009 launch to an expected 180 families this year, with workshops led by designers such as Tanya Aguiniga, whom L.A. at Home covered last year in conjunction with her JF Chen show, and Rene Holguin, founder of the West Hollywood shop RTH. The weekend is programmed to appeal to adults and children, from sunrise yoga to nighttime desert disco. [read more]


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