needless to say, august has been quite the colorful month. not only did ban.do turn 6 (remember our disneyland trip and this cake?), we also released a fun new line that’s all about getting organized and taking care of business. we were also inspired by pool parties, flamingos, ice cream sundaes, pretty candy, and bright neon colors. ps - we’re totally obsessed with the flamingo bong (flabongo?) that the glitter guide gals gave us! we see good times ahead. this is august!
hooray and happy friday! we’ve been super busy this week with all sorts of fun stuff. we had a photo shoot on wednesday, attended our first twitter party, and co-hosted a cool giveaway with chronicle books (hurry up! you still have time to enter!). we also came up with one super secret handshake! and can we talk about how summer is almost over? …such a bummer. well, here’s to enjoying the rest of those long summer nights and we hope everyone has a fun weekend. don’t forget to check out our favorite links from around the web.
what’s cooler than a secret handshake? um…nothing! we slowed down our super secret handshake so you could really learn it and get it down. so the next time you see your bestie, do the secret handshake to let everyone know you’re a memeber of the ban.do girl gang!
not to brag or anything, but we had a super FUN week! here’s what went down…a couple members of the ban.do girl gang took a working trip to las vegas to check out magic and hang with our besties at bc footwear (spoiler alert!). we also hit up our favorite las vegas hot spots including the neon museum, the pinball hall of fame, and the peppermill. we also finished up a super fun week at ny now and we can’t wait to ship out everyone’s orders. and as for this weekend’s activity? it’s time to BUY YOURSELF A HUGE BOUQUET OF FLOWERS! oh go on, you deserve it. and don’t forget to snap and pic on instagram with the hashtag #bandotodolist. your photo could be featured on our instagram feed…and that’s pretty cool. happy friday, here are some of our favorite links from around the web!
if pretty flowers are your thang, you gotta check out the flower market in downtown los angeles. not only does it smell incredible, the flowers are super cheap and crazy fresh. you’ll find flowers there that you didn’t even know existed! here are a few tips to help you navigate your way around. 1) go early. the early bird gets the worm. and in this case…the prettiest flowers. 2) parking…it will most likely suck if you don’t know what you’re doing. we recommend parking at moskatels: they validate with purchase, and you should probably buy something there anyway cuz it’s really cool. 3) don’t buy the first bouquet of peonies that you find (as tempting as it may be)…shop around a bit to find the cheapest vendor. trust us on this one. 4) check out the rainbow roses – they will BLOW your mind.
you know those perfect little candy boxes that seem to be all over instagram lately? they’re from our favorite candy shop, sugarfina! if you’re looking for top notch candy, look no further. they’ve got chocolates, caramels, toffee, gummies; all super cute and SUPER delish! they also carry an array of gifts and stationery. getting something for your bestie? sugarfina is a one stop shop! it’s pretty much the best store EVER. oh, and while you’re there picking up sweets for your sweet, see if you can spot some of our best selling ban.dos! you might even spot the sales associates wearing one or two of our it girl bobbi pins! so if you’re in la and looking for a sugar fix, stop by the following sugarfina locations! tell them the ban.do girl gang sent you.