Hauntoween Review and Top Tips

hidden hills CA, halloween popupWe love celebrating Halloween-do you? We kicked it off this season with a media preview of Hauntoween (in Hidden Hills, CA). And WOW was it spooktacular! If you follow us on Instagram, you know we are crazy about going to ALL the popups, so trust us when we say this one is GOOD. In fact, I dare say it was the perfect, family-friendly, way to celebrate Halloween. This interactive environment was created by Experiential Supply Co who also created the hugely popular, equally instaworthy and eye-popping, “Sugar Rush” popup years ago in the same location. If you’re familiar with that popup, you’ll understandingly be so excited to experience the same level of grandiose displays and over-the-top thematic environment again!

📍 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Woodland Hills, CA (where these pics were from)

📍101 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel, NJ (They also have another NJ location)

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  • over 200,000 sq. ft. of incredibly decorated, outdoor space, with wow-worthy halloween installations everywhere you lookskeleton costumes, skeleton family, halloween costumes, halloween, hauntoween nj, hauntoween la, hauntoween review
  • Picturesque photo opps (and I mean, Disney style sets) at every corner
  • Theatrical moments with roaming costumed actors (they’re not there to scare you but rather make you laugh and smile)halloween, halloween activities in LA, skeleton pajamas, skeleton costume, family costume ideas, halloween activities in NJ
  • Complimentary face-painting! And hair color spraying! See important tip below on that!
  • Bubbling cauldron science experiments
  • Halloween sand art necklace making 
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  • Green screen, broomstick flying special effects
  • A pumpkin: shaped bouncy house, patch and carving station 
  • Free rides including: a merry go round, a kiddie car ride, and a mini coaster
  • Food trucks, and alcohol + treat stations (purchase at an additional price)skeleton costume, skeleton pajamas, los angeles halloween, nj halloween, hidden hills ca, halloween popup
  • Carnival games, a hay stack mountain, and glow-in-the-dark neighborhoods
  • Trick-or-treating throughout!


  • Buy tickets as far in advance as you can to ensure you get the dates you want and they don’t have on-site ticket purchasing options.  tickets start at $40 and are all- inclusive of the rides, games, activities, green screens , trick or treating, and face +hair painting. WORTH IT!
  • Parking is free and easily accessible as this (HIdden Hills) venue is at a mall.  Park off the entrance at Erwin otherwise you’ll have to trek all around the massive popup to find the entrance.  
  • We stayed for a full 3 hours to fully take advantage of ALL the activations, eat and to get all the photo opps but most people would only need about an hour or a little more.  
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  • Children under 2 are free.  And it is super family-friendly event where you don’t have to worry about it being too scary and there is lots of entertainment for the littles!  It is also stroller-friendly.
  • Food and drink including alcoholic beverages are available on site but ONLY with cards, not cash.  There are food trucks and picnic tables at the end of the experience and drink and treat vendors throughout.
  • FIND THE FACE PAINTING station FIRST!  That way, all your pictures throughout has you in full costume.  We unfortunately only found the face painting booth at the end of the night so I am here to alert everyone that it is available and complimentary with your ticket purchase.  They have a couple experts on-site to help transform your costume to the next level. Take advantage!  The one at the Hidden Hills venue was easily missed as it is behind the vintage cop car and beside the happy parents area.  You are able to backtrack your steps at this popup (unlike many others in NYC where you are only allowed to traverse in one direction).  So don’t worry about having to skip some displays on the way there.  You can always retrace your steps and head back to whatever you missed after your face is painted.  skeleton costumes, skeleton family, halloween costumes, halloween, hauntoween nj, hauntoween la, hauntoween review
  • The most Instagramable spot is the pumpkin tunnel.  I suggest you head there immediately after getting your face painted in order to hopefully get there before all the crowds do.  You’ll have better light to shoot with at the earlier part of the period too resulting in more photos without extraneous people, and better lit shots. 
  • If you have kids that you want to photograph, make sure to entice them with the reward of endless rides (which are included in your experience).  Get all your important photo opps done first, and then reward them with the time of their lives at the end of the path where all the rides, games and food trucks are. skeleton costumes, skeleton family, halloween costumes, halloween, hauntoween nj, hauntoween la, hauntoween review
  • There are porta potty booths throughout in case of emergency but I highly recommend you remember to use the bathroom before arriving as these are never ideal.
  • Pets are allowed so if you bring them, make sure to get them in costume!

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LV Popups Take Over Beverly Hills and Beyond

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Anyone who knows me (or follows me on Instagram) knows I love a good popup.  And if the popup happens to mix in my favorite passion, fashion well then you can most definitely bet that I’ll be there!  See here for the Chanel popups we attended in the past as an example!  So when I visited Santa Monica and found that Louis Vuitton was celebrating its 160 year anniversary with a worldwide tour of its latest popup in Beverly Hills, I made sure to be get myself there!  See below for all the insider pics, details and fun facts!

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It was part museum, part insanely, Instagramable shop.  If you’re a LV fan, make sure to make your way up the winding staircase to get to the shoppable section which features new collaborations and exclusives!


For example, you’ll find new artist renditions of the famous LV Capucines bag- many of which sold out during pre-sale already.  Don’t feel bad if you missed out on getting one.. you just saved yourself $8600 lol.   Alex Israel, Urs Fischer, Tschabala Self, Nicholas Hlobo, Jonas Wood and Sam Falls are some of the latest collaborators and the line is called ArtyCapcuines.

Collaborations was the theme of this free, open-to-the-public exhibit entitled, “Louis Vuitton X.”  And the 1st floor featured famous collabs with the likes of Karl Lagerfeld (who knew they collaborated??), Stephen Sprouse and our beloved, Yayoi Kusama.  It highlighted how the iconic brand led this now more commonplace fashion collab idea and showcased the brand’s love and respect for artists around the world.  Sidenote, they started this traveling popup in LA because of the “vibrant art scene.”

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The displays were so colorful and vivid and the space so impactful and cool that even my popup-hating husband admitted enjoying his walk through!  Kudos to Louis Vuitton for turning my jaded hubby into a fan!

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This room showcased Louis Vuitton’s famous scarves as artwork.  Juliet and I enjoyed discussing our favorites and considered them true pieces of art too!

Never leaving the boys out, the collection shows off some stunning printed pieces from the men’s collection as well!

The 1st floor also wow-ed us with grand displays of their celebrity-worn, red-carpet looks.  A massive video wall summarized some of the red carpet moments and guests were able to see the gowns up close and personal. How stunning is this??

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I loved refreshing my memory about the iconic brand’s history, tradition and beginnings and I was surprised to SEE Louis Vuitton’s image (finally!)  Did you have any idea what he looked like?  Why is it that most of us fashionistas have never been privy to his image?  Why is his image not as well-known as say, Coco Chanel and other luxury brand founders?  Why after attending now 3 (yes 3) LV popups am I just now finally getting this glimpse of his painted portrait?  I peered closely into his face needing to know…

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So here’s a wrap-up of some of the facts you need to know!

LOCATION – 468 N Rodeo Dr. Beverly Hills, CA

UNTIL – September 15th

WHAT WILL HAPPEN HERE AFTER THE POP-UP? Brooks Brothers previously had their store here.  And LVMH, Louis Vuitton’s parent holding company bought the retail space for 245 million dollars in case you were wondering!  They plan to turn the space into a hotel after the popup ends.  I can’t wait to see that next!!

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TIP – Make sure to unlock the special Instagram x LV filters made free and available by scanning the barcode near this giant statue on the 1st floor!

NYC – News alert!  The next in this pop up series (a neon green version) is opening in NY TODAY!!  NYC fashionistas, it’s time to line up on the lower east side where a grungier, neon-green version of this amazing pop-up will appear!   Friday, July 12 to Sunday, July 21 from the hours of 12 p.m. EST to 9 p.m. EST.

Louis Vuitton Residency
100 Rivington St.
New York, NY 10002

Would you go???

Click the highlights button underneath my Instagram profile page labeled, “LA Popups” for the video footage from our visit!

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