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05/09/2014 // 26 comments

Vibrant Venice: Exploring With Happy Mundane

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Jonathan Lo and I met one another through our blogs about three or so years ago. With a shared love of hue we often exchanged postcards from our various travels across the globe and finally met in person during a trip to NYC in 2013. So when it came to exploring LA ahead of the final stop on my book tour with west elm, I was super excited to explore Jon’s favourite design stores and eateries in the city’s vibrance Venice district. With our pal and talented photographer Dabito along for the ride, we set off colour hunting around the area for an afternoon under the SoCal sun. Click over to West Elm’s blog Front & Main to read our full guide to Venice, along with stacks of extra snaps from the day. Thanks for everything, JoLo!

// Photography by Dabito

Alexandra Aimee

09 / 9 / 2014

Lovely post! This certainly is bright and cheerful!

— Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

Bea

10 / 10 / 2014

You guys clearly had a blast!! Great places you included.

Bj

10 / 10 / 2014

Such fun to follow these posts!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

10 / 10 / 2014

@Alexandra – Can’t help but seek out the brightest places!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

10 / 10 / 2014

@Bea – We sure did! :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

10 / 10 / 2014

@BJ – Thank you for following along!

Anya

10 / 10 / 2014

Ohh looks so FAB – 2 cool blogger loose on Venice beach – what’s not to LOVE. Happy weekend Will,
Ax

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

10 / 10 / 2014

@Anya – Thank you! It was so much fun. Have a wonderful weekend! xx

Mike Ahern

10 / 10 / 2014

Hey Will, absolutely beautiful photography – certainly brightened up my grey & rainy day in the UK!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

10 / 10 / 2014

@Mike – Dabito is so talented, love his work. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the weekend! x

susan // fleurishing

13 / 13 / 2014

Well you are just having too much fun! ;)

Both you + Oh Joy started with ice cream shots, hehe…makes me smile. Summer is upon us!

Natalia

13 / 13 / 2014

Fabulous pics Will:) as always anyway.

Isabel

14 / 14 / 2014

Your pictures are always so amazing. I love love love your blog!!!!

I just saw this and it reminded me of you. http://www.etsy.com/shop/gutav?section_id=13933310&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1
How cute is this?

xoxo

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

14 / 14 / 2014

@Isabel – Thank you so much! Those wooden bow ties are brilliant! x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

14 / 14 / 2014

@Natalia – Thank you!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

14 / 14 / 2014

@Susan – It was such a blast!

Geraldine@littlebigbell

14 / 14 / 2014

Will, you look like you are having a fabulous time in the States! Maybe I can find myself a role and follow you if you do book number 2. How does ‘fan club controller’ sound? Your pals Dabito and Jonathan are so cool. Hopefully get to meet them one day! Anyway, so happy for your success! x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

15 / 15 / 2014

@Geraldine – Thanks so much for all your support! x

Trude

20 / 20 / 2014

I only just discovered your lovely blog through Apartment Therapy, and imagine my happy surprise to recognize Dab’s lovely work in combo with yours! I’ve been a fan of his for a long time and am happy to add you to the list. :) Congrats on the book!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

20 / 20 / 2014

@Trude – Yes, Dabito rocks! Thanks for the kind congrats!

Mel

21 / 21 / 2014

Will, so great to see these photos during your tour. Hope you’re enjoying your well deserved break now. xx

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

21 / 21 / 2014

@Mel – Thanks for following along. Back in London now and hitting the ground running! Hope you are well. x

Chelsey

22 / 22 / 2014

wow these pictures are amazing! I love venice, such a fun place to explore – especially abbot kinney. looks like you hit up all the best spots!
xChelsey

http://westcoastcapri.com

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

22 / 22 / 2014

@Chelsey – I agree! Dab’s photos are ace! x

Judith

27 / 27 / 2014

Fabulous to see these colorful shots with 3 talented misters united! I’ve been a long-time follower of Jon and love his eye for color & style. His TGIF video breaks are the best! Of course I just had to pin that image at Chariots on Fire to our Urban Jungle Bloggers board ;) Hope you are well!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

28 / 28 / 2014

@Judith – Thanks so much! And, I agree, Jon is AWESOME!