Friday’s lark was held at Cleobella’s 1920’s seaside cottage in Sunset Beach. We had a balmy, beautiful evening under the stars as we enjoyed wine, conversation and an Ecuadorian inspired menu. We are thankful for Jim and Angela for opening the doors, sharing their good vibes and joining us at the common table.
Their quaint little boutique offers timeless bohemian pieces from handbags to home décor. All of Cleobella’s handmade products create sustainable income for artisans in Bali Indonesia and a portion of all profits are donated to Care.org, specifically helping women in South East Asia. So inspiring!
Cleobella’s 16792 14th St. Huntington Beach, CA 92649
We decided to host a communal pop-up diner party, yay! But where can we get a table for 12? Hmm, those beautiful farm tables are a bit pricey. Fortunately, my talented husband and youngest son took it upon themselves built our table from raw Pinewood from Home Depot. They turned out solid and functional, but they needed a little character.
A little research on Pinterest resulted in a simple DIY recipe for staining wood – one that would dry in just a few hours. So on the very morning of our very first pop-up we stained the raw Pinewood with a concoction of steel wool, vinegar and coffee grounds (which we soaked together in even proportions for about 17 hours). Once we applied the stain, we felt it needed a bit “more” so we grabbed that morning’s coffee grounds and rubbed them into the table, perfect! While the table was drying a small rain shower made a brief visit leaving it’s own marks. Results? Absolutely beautiful!