Friday, November 16, 2018

Having a Ball at Partywith: The Latest in LA Experience Popups

Partywith, experience popup, Los Angeles, Westfield Santa Anita, Arcadia
Most people in my life know how I feel about experience popups -- which is that I LOVE THEM. For example, I visited The Museum of Ice Cream not once, but twice in the span of a few months! I also had to check out Happy Place, Candytopia and The Museum of Illusions. So, when I was invited to an exclusive preview of the newest experience popup to hit Los Angeles, Partywith, you KNOW I jumped at the chance.

Partywith is a bit different from the other experience popups because it was truly designed with the ability to post the perfect Instagram photo in mind. Each of the 15 (!!) rooms has been outfitted with the perfect lighting to create highly photogenic experiences. You can also use one of the free Polaroid cameras they have on hand (all you have to do is pay for the film). Founders Crystal Lo and Jason Lo wanted to create an art space that was accessible, affordable and, most of all, FUN. And I have to say I definitely had exactly that during my time here!

You enter Partywith through a soda machine. Yes, that's exactly how that sounds. No, I couldn't figure it out at first. Truth be told, I actually entered through the back by accident! A few of us didn't realize that the soda machine at the front was actually the entrance! It's pretty similar to the large refrigerator you walk through at Good Times at Davey Wayne's (side note: that is one of my favorite bars in LA and where I've spent my last two NYEs!). But once I figured this out, I oohed and ahhed and pulled open the soda machine to enter a place of light, wonder and merriment.

In case you're wondering whether you'll get any amazing Instagram-worthy content? Uh, yeah. The answer is a resounding OBVIOUSLY! Some of the rooms you can look forward to are:

Partywith, experience popup, Los Angeles, Westfield Santa Anita, Arcadia
A dream room filled with disco balls

Partywith, experience popup, Los Angeles, Westfield Santa Anita, Arcadia
A blue flower wall room (and, yes, it's scented!)

Partywith, experience popup, Los Angeles, Westfield Santa Anita, Arcadia
A purple flower wall room (I really loved this one!)

Partywith, experience popup, Los Angeles, Westfield Santa Anita, Arcadia
An infinity rainbow wall. Seriously, can we talk about how cool this is? They figured out how to create rainbow shadows on the wall!

Partywith, experience popup, Los Angeles, Westfield Santa Anita, Arcadia
A room inspired by Mean Girls. I really want this couch.

Partywith, experience popup, Los Angeles, Westfield Santa Anita, Arcadia
A room inspired by the ever famous eggplant emoji. Truth be told, I didn't want to straddle it, and originally just sat alongside it. My brother made me do this!

Partywith, experience popup, Los Angeles, Westfield Santa Anita, Arcadia
A room complete with a dryer you can climb inside. I was too afraid to get completely in, but my brother did!

Partywith, experience popup, Los Angeles, Westfield Santa Anita, Arcadia
And, of course, the ever-important "sprinkle pool" made famous by The Museum of Ice Cream, only this time it's with pink and purple balls! Here I am with my brother, Evan, having a grand old time!

This scroll-stopping experience offers professionally lit Hollywood film set lighting and premium photo opportunities around every corner. Highlights include a dream room filled with disco balls and light reflections, an out-of-this-world infinity rainbow, a Mean Girls-inspired neon sign and a provocative, larger-than-life dreamscape featuring a giant eight-foot eggplant and peaches. (No translation needed.)

My only con with Partywith is that there really isn't anything to do other than take pictures in the various rooms and installations. And, while it's nice to get some Instagram content, I honestly feel kind of bad about myself when I walk out of a place with nothing more to show than 150 photos of me. That said, all of the rooms and installations are very fun and most are pretty unique, so you will get some intriguing content out of it!

So you're probably asking me, where is this incredible light-filled experience taking place? Here's all the info on where, when and how to get tickets.
WHERE: Westfield Santa Anita Mall
WHEN: Thursdays-Sundays, starting November 16 and ending January 27, 2019
HOW MUCH: $28
HOW TO GET TICKETS: Visit partywith.com

8 comments:

  1. I went with my friends and we had a great time - so many fun photo opps! The peach scented ball pit was my fave!

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  2. lol.....the eggplant one. hahahahah I'd love to go to one of these things for all the fun photos to take!

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  3. What a great place. LA is such a wonderful city with experiences like this.

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  4. This looks so fun and something different! It almost makes me wish I lived in a big city. :)

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  5. What fun! Love that you went with your brother. And yes. that Mean Girls couch!

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  6. I wish I lived in a bigger town that did Popups like this. It looks like such a fun experience.

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