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Mystical Malas ~ Nala Malas

The power and meaning of the prayer beads

March 6, 2016 | 2 Comments
Mystical Malas ~ Nala Malas

A Japa mala or mala (Sanskrit meaning garland) is a string of prayer beads commonly used by Hindus, Buddhists and some Sikhs for the spiritual practice known in Sanskrit as japa. It is usually made from 108 beads, though other numbers are also used. Malas are used for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally ...

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Golddust Dresses ~ Look Out & Wonderland Collaboration

An interview with Roxana Zal and Niki Tsukamoto.

November 21, 2015 | 1 Comment
Golddust Dresses ~ Look Out & Wonderland Collaboration

My two favorite Angeleno artisans have joined their skills to create a line of beautiful dresses. It was so inspiring visiting with Roxana Zal  and Niki Tsukamoto at Niki’s studio in China Town. There we got to play dress up in these beautiful, one of a kind, vegetable dyed silk dresses. I have known Roxana ...

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Crystals and Jewelry with Ele Keats

Using Crystals to bring healing into our lives

August 11, 2015 | 2 Comments
Crystals and Jewelry with Ele Keats

As a little girl I used to spend time imagining what the inside of a Genie’s lamp looked and felt like. I used to imagine the magical stones that adorned the inside of the lamp and the magical items that were housed in it. When walking into Ele Keats’ sweet home, I felt like I ...

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Dresses by Hayley Starr

Astrology Inspired Style

May 31, 2015 | 5 Comments
Dresses by Hayley Starr

I first met Hayley Starr almost 16 years ago when she was a young novice designer creating heavenly fairy dresses. I was in one of her very first fashion shows, and I fell instantly in love with this bright young lady who spoke of fairies, angels, goddesses and creatures of the forests. Three years ago we ...

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The World of Chay

Vintage Designs, Artisan Crafts and Restorative Teas

April 19, 2015 | Comments Off on The World of Chay
The World of Chay

Chay Wike is one of those rare expansive renaissance women who is in a constant state of creation. I feel like our fair city of angels is wonderful place for entrepreneurs, and Chay is an example of that ever expanding energy.  As if her beautifully curated boutique in mid-town Los Angeles wasn’t enough, she now ...

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Sam Roberts ~ Hand Crafted Hats & Clothes

An Interview with a California Artisan

March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
Sam Roberts ~ Hand Crafted Hats & Clothes

I first met John from Sam Roberts LA at various vintage shows that I would haunt on weekends. I was instantly drawn to his easy California cool vibe, twinkly blue eyes, and authentic style. When my dear friends  started wearing only hats made by him and his wife, I wanted to meet the man behind ...

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