The Weekend Guide

copper willow holiday shopping social!

Just 23 more days to decide who’s been naughty and who’s been nice.

Copper Willow Holiday Shopping Social
What: Enjoy sips and sweets while browsing letterpress holiday cards and gifts from local artisans.
Why: Update that profile pic with a custom portrait from Kara Frans on Saturday or one of Karl Johnson’s silhouette cuttings on Sunday (advance sign-up required).
When: Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 8530b Washington Blvd., b/t Fay & McManus Aves., Culver City (310-836-6004).

The Living Christmas Tree Co.

What: Select a living, potted Christmas tree to be delivered to your front door. After the holidays, the local company picks it up and returns it to its farm.
Why: Adopt the same tree year after year to see how it grows.
When: Now.
Where: Online at livingchristmas.com.

Echo Park Craft Fair
What: The semiannual fair showcases the work of nearly two dozen local artists and designers.
Why: Shop for hand-mixed, organic beauty products from Miele’s Essentials, belts from Samantha Grisdale, leather shoes from Beatrice Valenzuela, and jewelry by Mari Eastman.
When: Sat., 1-5 p.m.
Where: 1719 Sargent Pl., at Academy Rd., Echo Park (213-445-4350).

Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids
What: It’s that time of year when kiddos (and those at heart) dream of shiny new balance bikes, mind-bending puzzles, and sparkling shoes.
Why: They still believe.
When: Before all the good stuff is gone.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.

Sweet Lady Jane in Santa Monica
What: After 22 years, the famed West Hollywood bakery and cafe finally opens its second location.
Why: Celebrate with free coffee with any purchase on Friday, 5-9 p.m., and gratis mini cupcakes for the first 100 customers on Saturday and Sunday.
When: Sun.-Wed., 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: 1631 Montana Ave., at 17th St., Santa Monica (310-254-9499).

What: Shop for body balm, body oil, and bath powder made from the finest wild and organic ingredients.
Why: The appointment-only studio allows walk-ins for the holidays, along with limited-edition soaps, candles, and whipped body butters.
When: Thru Dec. 22. Mon.-Sat., noon-7 p.m.
Where: 304 S. Edinburgh Ave., at W. Third St., West Hollywood (323-658-7007).

Carolina Herrera Bridal Sample Sale
What: Score 30-70 percent off floor samples and in-stock gowns; veils, Manolos, and mother-of-the-bride dresses are 50 percent off.
Why: It happens only once a year (the sale, silly, not your wedding).
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 8441 Melrose Pl., b/t Alfred St. & N. Croft Ave., West Hollywood (323-782-9090). Call ahead to reserve a spot.

Photo: Courtesy of Karl Johnson

Echo Park Craft Fair
1719 Sargent Pl
@ Academy Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Sweet Lady Jane
1631 Montana Ave
@ 17th St
Santa Monica, CA 90403
304 S Edinburgh Ave
@ W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Copper Willow
8530b Washington Blvd
bt Fay & McManus Aves
Culver City, CA 90232
Carolina Herrera
8441 Melrose Pl
bt Alfred St & N Croft Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069