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Marikoko

March 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
Marikoko

I first met the elegant Mariko at a theater where we were both at to watch a Commedia Dell’arte performance. Yes . . . ¬†culture is alive and well in our City of Angeles, and one of the reasons is in due to women like Marikoko. When she first walked into the theater I was ...

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Kintsugi ~ Restoring The Broken

Japanese Art of Golden Repair

July 21, 2016 | 1 Comment
Kintsugi ~ Restoring The Broken

When one of the incense diffuser’s from Bodha arrived in the mail broken I felt a bit crushed. Mostly because I had to tell Emily L’Ami the creator of the lovely line the news, and hated to inconvenience her. She took it in her usual graceful way and sent me a new one to replace ...

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Holiday Hostess Gifts ~ Bodha and Bali Oils

The best gifts to bring with you this holiday season.

December 7, 2015 | 2 Comments
Holiday Hostess Gifts ~ Bodha and Bali Oils

With the holidays upon us, we have gatherings and parties filling our wintery evenings. Bringing the right gift to the host can be an art in itself. Some favorite gems I have been using and love to share are by artisans bringing conscious goods to the world. Lovely Emily L’Ami has created a line of ...

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Serenity During The Holidays with Coyuchi

Exploring mindfulness and relaxation during the sometimes stressful season.

November 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
Serenity During The Holidays with Coyuchi

With autumn here, I am enjoying the subtle changes that come with the season. Seeing the bounty of beauty with the leaves changing, pumpkins, squashes, persimmons and pomegranates makes me so happy. I also can appreciate the gradual slowing down that comes with the sun setting earlier. A feeling of wanting to get cozy with ...

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Plant Dyed Textiles with Jane Palmer

An interview with the force behind Matson + Palmer.

October 18, 2015 | 1 Comment
Plant Dyed Textiles with Jane Palmer

I love a good creative space. The artist in me wakes up when I’m in a well used, airy, inspiring studio. Visiting Jane Palmer’s space downtown made me want to take out my dusty paint box, and start to play with colors and shapes again. What makes Jane’s work even more special is the fact ...

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Cloth Bento Bags

An Eco-Friendly Alternative to Plastic Bags

July 31, 2015 | 0 Comments
Cloth Bento Bags

Ahh summer days ¬†. . . visiting friends by the sea shore, BBQ’s at the neighbors houses, gatherings under full moons like the one tonight Aquarian Blue Moon Power! These asocial gatherings are usually about pot lucks and bringing home cooked treats. One of my favorite ways to keep horrid plastic out of my nest ...

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