I went to MOOD!!!
Last week my husband went to Marina Del Rey/ Santa Monica for business, and I got to fly out to join him for the weekend. Now I had to entertain myself during the day since my husband was working, and I really didn’t know much about this area, but I did know that Mood Fabrics has a store in LA. So after I found myself a Starbucks and a jumbo shaken iced-green-team (so delicious), I got on Mapquest and learned that LA was not all that far away from Marina Del Rey. I then downloaded the Uber app and got myself a ride to Mood Fabrics on La Brea Ave. This was a full-on adventure for me–it was my first Uber trip, my first time in LA, and my first time getting stuck in the midst of an Armenian Genocide Protest–more on that later. I was super proud of myself for finding my way to Mood, and Mood was everything that I thought it would be. I think I spent about three hours in there, and honestly, I can not say enough good things about that store. The selection was amazing, the people working in the store were helpful and kind, and THERE IS SO MUCH FABRIC!!!!!!
Here’s a picture from one of the aisles:
After three hours I finally decided on these fabrics–three knits and one stretch denim:
While I was in Mood, I met some women who were on a Pattern Review sponsored trip, and they told me about another fabric store that was about six blocks down La Brea. I was still feeling very bold from making it to Moo.d, so I decided I way check out this other fabric store. I am super glad that I did. This store specializes in merino wools from New Zealand, but it also had many other wonderful fabrics at very reasonable prices. Here’s the card from the store:
I ended up buying some black merino wool and these two knits:
As I was finishing my shopping in The Fabric Store, a major protest started on La Brea Avenue. Thousands and thousands of people were protesting the Armenian Genocide and the failure of the U.S. government to recognize this event. La Brea Avenue was now closed to traffic and I was a little panicked. I had now idea how I was going to find an Uber ride to get me back to Marina Del Rey and my phone was dying. There was no way to cross La Brea, so I walked several blocks away from La Brea and tried to get an Uber ride. The problem was that all traffic was at a standstill and so no Uber rides were coming my way. After about 30 minutes of trying to find an Uber ride and my phone working on fumes, I saw a taxi coming down the street. I sprinted across the intersection and caught the taxi. It was a pricey trip back to Marina Del Rey, but it was worth every single penny. Here’s a picture of the protest: