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The New Boho Bash

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We celebrated the release of The New Bohemians last week at one of my favorite L.A. locals, Hotel Figueroa. After all the hard work we put in on this book — we wanted the release party to feel very special and intimate so we enlisted the help of One Kings Lane and Urban Palate to help all my boho bash dreams come true…

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The location was absolutely perfect. The hotel’s Moroccan vibe and the bougainvillea set the tone perfectly… The-New-Boho_Bash-19

My dearest Dabito (who photgraphed the book) flew in from New Orleans and got all dapper for the occasion.

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Urban Palate served up some serious finger foods — this is grilled shrimp, bucheron, pea shoots, grapefruit on ciabatta. I know.

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Team Jungalow’s Danae looking all pretty. Not sure who is happier to see who here!

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Here we have mango crab salad, toasted coconut, cilantro chutney on papadum. So bomb.

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And one of my favorite neighborhood book stores, Skylight Books was set up shop at the hotel for the occasion. I felt to honored!

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How amazing is this setting??

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(and yes I’m wearing a necklace on my head!)

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Lot’s of blogging buddies stopped by to say hello.

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And quite a few families and friends whose homes are in the book came out as well, like these two beauties: Emily and Kirby from Sword and Fern. Their home is in the Earthy Bohemian chapter of the book.

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Little Ruby and my homegirl  Joy came out looking as patternful as ever!

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And if the pattern on my dress looks familiar, you’ve got a good eye! It’s one of my #PatternsByJustina. The dress was made by Eva Franco and will be a part of the limited edition collection we are creating together. (more on that soon!)

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How cute are my bro and sis? The-New-Boho_Bash-31 The-New-Boho_Bash-30

My brother and his amazing wife Emily came in their jungalow finest.

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And even the newest addition to the extended Jungalow family, baby Mila, came out celebrate. Her beautiful mama, Natalie was the project manager on the book.

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And speaking of beautiful mamas…there’s mine^.

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Lots of smiles…I wonder what Joy and my Mother-in-law are laughing about here?!?

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And I love this shot of Dabito and my dad and me!

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All in all, good people, good food, good music (thanks Jason!) a beautiful setting–everything I had hoped for. After the sun went down, our photographer left but the whole thing turned into a hiphop dance party that involved a little too much wine and lots of new boho grinding. haha!! It was a blast.
With love and thanks to Hotel Figueroa, Urban Palate, One Kings Lane, Eva Franco, Danae Horst, to Amanda Vanvels for the breathtaking photography and to all the friends and family who came out to celebrate. My heart is full!

 

Alternative Text Justina Blakeney

Designer, artist, stylist & mama. Founder and CCO at The Jungalow. Crazy for color, pattern and plants!

32 responses to “The New Boho Bash”

  1. Laura says:

    this looks like it was totally amazing! what a great setting and what a stylish, joyous occasion. i can totally feel the happy vibes coming through my computer screen :) congrats!
    p.s. your brother is super cute – and his suit is totally rad!
    p.p.s. your shoes!!! i want them! give us the deets!

  2. Geoffrey says:

    Justina,
    We were so touched to have been a part of such a celebratory evening.
    The book, location, music, people were all perfect.
    Thanks so much to you and Danae.
    Congrats on your beautiful creation.
    Sincerely,
    Geoffrey, Paige, + entire Urban Palate Team

    • Justina Blakeney says:

      Geoffrey and Paige, you guys killed it and per usual. Everything was ABSOLUTELY perfect and your down-to-earth vibe, and the love that you put into the food is omnipresent. Bog love for you! <3

  3. Rachel says:

    So I’m on a super strict budget at the moment so I kept not buying your book. But then I had a small windfall and went for it last week, and I am so glad I bought it– it’s even better than a new pair of sunglasses or straw basket.
    I love it. My weird little ten year old daughter loves it and keeps trying to decide what type of boho different spots of our house are. It’s great. Good work!

    • Justina Blakeney says:

      Oh my gosh. That’s the cutest thing ever. I love that your daughter ‘gets’ that one house doesn’t have to fit one style and that you can be lots of different styles rolled into one!

  4. emily says:

    Dearest Justina!
    SOOOOOO many hugs, happy tears, and high fives for you!!! The magic you create has been amazing to watch and we are so stoked to share in your sunshine! We are honored, sister!
    All the love, beijos+congratulations,
    Emily+Kerby

  5. debra says:

    This is debra’s son Max.
    I love the photographs that you took and everyone looks so excited for you to get your new book published! Even I am excited to have one to!

    from Max!

  6. Emily Katz says:

    LOVED the party Justina! You are a magic woman!
    Can’t wait to see where all this takes you and hope the adventures join us up again.

    So honored to be a part of your magic.

    XOXOXOX

    Emily (and Adam in spirit)

  7. Mary Adams says:

    Hi there- love the book and your blog too :) Whoever does your distribution has done a great job – I’ve just got it out from my little local library branch in Brooklyn, Wellington, New Zealand!

  8. Sarah Middleton says:

    Super book! I got my copy last week, I am really enjoying it, and so happy that there are other maxi-bohemians OUT there!

  9. First time visitor last week after seeing your book review on Decor8. I’m so glad I found you and your colorful style. Oh yeah, and my book is on it’s way. Can’t wait to get it in my hot little hands!

  10. tammyCA says:

    That historic hotel looks so beautiful (that shot of the door, bench, bougainvillea is just lovely) & makes me happy knowing it has retained its character & charm amidst the ever changing LA landscape..I never even heard of it until now. Congrats on your book..I come by way of Emily’s blog & will definitely look for your book as it & your blog speak to me. :)

  11. Jenni Booth says:

    My copy arrived in post tonight, all the way over in Oz (Australia)!!
    Congratulations, it is lovely and so inspiring, well done on all your hard work. Cant wait to devour each page over the coming days! xx Jen

  12. JoJo says:

    I too saw your book on Deco8 and am looking forward to receiving my copy. I shall savor every page!

    CONGRATULATION on creating such a beautiful book. I hope it sells well so that more people embrace a bohemian lifestyle.

    I love the location of your gala party. My next visit to L.A. is sure to seek out that unique hotel.

    Create something special today,

    JoJo

  13. Manu says:

    I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it once more: you deserve all of this SO much! The success, the smiles, the hugs and all the boho-jungalicious goodness in the world. I can see that you are a beautiful person. Thank you for always inspiring me! Besos y abrazos!

  14. Jennifer Steger says:

    I adore The New Bohemians cool and collected homes! It is effervescent! It is a celebration and a joy! I love the photography and the profiles of fellow bohemians. One of my favorite parts is the little ‘On Bohemianism’ paragraph. I like knowing these perspectives. I am a haufrau poet so I qualify as a bohemian. These homes gave me a chance to dream bigger and add. Thank you for your wonderful book. I treasure it.

    • Justina Blakeney says:

      that is so, so nice to hear. THANK YOU for sharing. I absolutely LOVE hearing what people are liking about the book <3

  15. Justina what a beautiful night it was!! Every person that I met there was so lovely and so happy for you. And that dance party was nuts! I still can’t believe Kathrin had Ginuwine and No Diggity on her phone.

    XX

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  17. Angela Moraes says:

    Lindo o seu trabalho, é de encher os olhos, eu moro no Brasil e aqui onde posso comprar o seu livro?, parabéns!.

  18. Rinat says:

    Osen krasivo, nravitsj!

  19. zahra hamidi says:

    very nice

  20. Halee says:

    Wow! What a beautiful area! So inspiring. Can’t wait to check out the book!

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