Our 6 Favorite So-Cal Makers
Meet our favorite local on-the-verge creatives carving out a name for themselves
Meet our 6 favorite Southern California makers!
Jodie Alonso, co-founder of The Local Bazaar, who with her business partner is responsible for so many of the makers’ bazaars around town, fills us in on her favorite so-cal makers, the local creatives carving out a name for themselves who she thinks are going to be huge someday soon.
Alicia René of Bloom Bloom creates amazing modern plantscapes. “Alicia comes to my house once a month with new succulent planters, tidies up my arrangements and brings me new houseplants,” Jodie says. “She’s fantastic and quite new. She’s also a regular at the Flower Hill Makers Bazaar.”
“We’re so lucky to have Stefanie Bales Fine Art in San Diego,” she gushes. “Her beautiful, feminine but modern sea-and-landscape paintings are a real favorite of mine.” Visit her new gallery in Little Italy.
“Momma Pots makes the coolest hand-painted pots around,” Jodie explains. “Every house should have a Momma Pot. I think Blaine [Tiongson, the company’s president and creative director] is going to be huge all over America.” Momma Pots opened a retail space in Bay Ho last year.
Jodie has worked with Rachael Polk of Three Sparrow Vintage for the last few years. “Rachael has the best eye for finding modern-boho pieces,” she says.
Not quite as local (though I mentioned Jodie hosts events in Orange County too) or small (they have more than 400,000 followers on Instagram), Stone Cold Fox has shops in Venice Beach and Newport Beach and sells clothing; accessories; and umbrellas, chairs and tents that are designed and made in LA.
You may have seen some of Wandering Delilah’s work around town. She’s done murals at Flower Hill Promenade, Bivouac Ciderworks, Vin De Syrah and more. Plus, she’s responsible for the pretty leaves in Jodie’s guest room (below).