What to do before the swap starts

frugalfestivalThe Frugal Festival is at the NoHo PAC this year, a hip new venue on Magnolia just east of Lankershim in North Hollywood. NoHo PAC is surrounded by restaurants, thrift stores, and theaters so there is plenty to do in the hour after you drop off your swappables but before the swap begins. Here is how the day will go:

10 a.m. – noon: drop off clothes, media, and housewares to swap and get your free reusable bag and free raffle ticket

noon – 1 p.m.: grab a coffee, browse thrift stores, get a bite to eat, have your nails done, etc.

1 – 3 p.m.: SWAAAAAAAP!

Here are a few things to do withing walking distance (so you won’t have to repark your car).


Eat (hip diner, 11108 Magnolia)

Eclectic Cafe (artsy cafe, 5156 Lankershim)

Panera Bread  (casual sandwiches, 5300 Lankershim)

Pitfire Pizza Company (pizza, 5211 Magnolia)

Royal Garden (Greek, 11026 Magnolia)

Spumante (Italian fare, 11049 Magnolia)

Starbucks (coffee, 5166 Lankershim)

Toyko Delves (festive sushi, 5239 Lankershim)

Thrift Stores

Age of Innocence (vintage, 11054 Magnolia)

Kathy’s E Boutique (11114 Magnolia)

Someone Else’s (11024 Magnolia)

St. Anne’s Thrift Shop (11102 Magnolia)


Get your nails done at Mani-Kir Royal Beauty Bar (11008 Magnolia)

Relax with a treatment at Z Nail Salon & Spa (5300 Lankershim)

Check out a book or movie at North Hollywood Regional Library (5211 Tujunga)

Fill a prescription at Walgreens (10995 Magnolia)

Get in a workout at the YMCA (5142 Tujunga)

Chill out at North Hollywood Park (on Magnolia between Tujunga and the 170 freeway)


2 responses to “What to do before the swap starts

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