Category Archives: CULTURE + HAPPENINGS

The Arc’s One Year Anniversary Party! Cocktails, Shopping and Modern Feng Shui with Meghan Wallace James

May 24, 2018

My favorite people are coming together – you must come! The Arc is the most stunning shop for objects for your home and life. It’s owned by the most lovely woman who became my dear friend while working on the brand development and website. Tiffany has curated a selection of items that are as much poetry as they are useful. We will celebrate The Arc’s one year anniversary with another woman who has personally changed my life with her work. Meghan Wallace James, who does a form of Modern Feng Shui that changed my home and so so deeply – my entire life. Come learn, mingle, meet, chill, vibe and shop!!

May 31st from 7-9pm come to the shop to celebrate the one year anniversary of the website and the birth of The Arc.

 Let’s meet there and gather for a  night of cocktails, conversation and reveling in our future.

To mark the occasion, a special guest, Modern Feng Shui consultant Meghan Wallace James. Meghan will be demonstrating her unique approach to space and objects with an in-store installation.

Please RSVP to info@thearcshop.com

The Arc

5121 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027

www.thearcshop.com

 

 

Crystal 101 Class @Varley Pop-UP: Manifest your goals and intentions by combining the power of healing stones with sacred geometry

May 22, 2018

Manifest your goals and intentions by combining the power

of healing stones with sacred geometry.

7pm Wednesday May 30th

Varley x Platform LA

8850 WASHINGTON BOULEVARD CULVER CITY,

The Crystal Manifest x Varley crystal grid
 

t h e  r e l a x e r

//the restorative manifest//
this grid attunes to the vibration of peace and tranquility. it assists one with finding relaxation, clarity of mind and focused awareness.
tcm stones// howlite + clear quartz

https://www.thecrystalmanifest.com/

Each crystal + crystal set offered is hand-picked and hand-crafted for its potency, high quality, and specific healing abilities.
All of the crystals are cleansed and supercharged by a Full Moon before finding themselves in your care.
TCM is intention setting and crystal activation taken to a new level. To strengthen and awaken our relationship with our own manifestation magic within, we work with crystals and sacred geometry to create grids that support and activate your desires and intentions. Each crystal is hand-picked for it’s special potency, high quality and specific healing abilities.
 

t h e  r e l a x e r

//the restorative manifest//
this grid attunes to the vibration of peace and tranquility. it assists one with finding relaxation, clarity of mind and focused awareness.
tcm stones// howlite + clear quartz

Barnsdall Park’s 10th Annual Friday Night Wine Tastings Start May 25th

May 7, 2018

Happy MAY!!

Barnsdall Park’s 10th Annual Friday Night Wine Tastings launches May 25th through August 31, from 5:30pm-8:30pm.

Celebrating its decade-long famed wine tasting fundraiser, opening night will be held in conjunction with Food Bowl featuring a special Q&A with famed American food critic Jonathan Gold and James Beard winner, Chef Daniel Humm, co-owner of Make It Nice, a hospitality group that currently includes the newly opened NoMad Los Angeles.

The NoMad Truck will be on-site for the event with other chefs to be announced. YUM.

Opening night tickets will start at $45 with the remaining wine tasting series events priced at $35.

Marking its 10th season, the renowned Barnsdall Friday Night Wine Tastings have become the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation’s signature fundraising event. With stunning views overlooking the City, four-acre Barnsdall Art Park in the heart of Hollywood welcomes Angelenos—21 years and older — to sip wine, picnic and watch the sunset for another not-to-be-missed season of wine tasting at this iconic cultural destination, which features Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House, a world-class art gallery, art center and theatre on its campus. DIVINE!!!!

Ongoing partner Silverlake Wine will curate their fine selection of boutique artisanal wines and there will be rotating food trucks on offer each week.

Music presented by KCRW DJs and this year’s series will also feature several globally-themed evenings, matching food and wine. For $15 more, guests can also tour UNESCO-nominated Hollyhock House (at 5:45, 6:15, 6:45 & 7.15pm every Friday) 4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027.

Check it out here!

Grab Your Tribe and Head to Wanderlust Hollywood For Lori Harder!

May 4, 2018

 

Have you met Lori Harder? Well if you haven’t, you must! This woman speaks my language!!! She’s a leading expert in the field of fitness, transformational work, mindfulness, and self-love and has grown multiple multi-million dollar businesses as a lifestyle entrepreneur, founding The Bliss Project, a women’s empowerment retreat, the Bliss Habit online course for mental transformation, and the Body and Soul Program, which includes E-courses, meal-guides, and a large online workout membership community. Lori is also a transformational speaker, fitness cover model, three-time fitness world champion, podcast host, and author of the soon to launch book, “A Tribe Called Bliss.” Lori’s intention for writing this book is to help women everywhere build a meaningful “tribe” or support system to get them through life’s tough moments and be unapologetic about the pursuit of their bliss.

The book comes out Tuesday, May 8th and lovely Angelenos, you can experience Lori up close and personally at her book launch event: signing and reading at Wanderlust Hollywood. The event is Tuesday, May 15th from 7-9pm; $59/ticket (gets you two books). Can’t think of a more perfect gift to give your favorite ladies in your life!

 

You can find more details about the event here:

https://www.loriharder.com/la/

 

 

 

COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS ANNUAL CELEBRATION

May 2, 2018

Last night CISLA celebrated 11 years in Los Angeles and honored 3 Angelenos who have dedicated themselves professionally or through their personal philanthropy to supporting the youth of Los Angeles. I especially connect to this as I work with kids in South Central ( and soon to be teaching in Juvenile Hall – CANNOT WAIT!!!). My dear friend Ashlee Margolis gave the most breathtaking speech and if there was ever someone to WANT TO BE, it’s Ashlee. Incredible event for amazing cause, helmed by wonderful people. More of this please – everywhere. More of what we need in this town.

LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 01: Mandy Moore and Chelsea Handler attend Communities in Schools Annual Celebration on May 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Communities in Schools of Los Angeles)

LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 01: Selma Blair attends Communities in Schools Annual Celebration on May 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Communities in Schools of Los Angeles)

LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 01: Ali Larter and Emmanuelle Chriqui attend Communities in Schools Annual Celebration on May 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for : Communities in Schools of Los Angeles)

LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 01: Busy Philipps and Zoey Deutch attend Communities in Schools Annual Celebration on May 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for : Communities in Schools of Los Angeles)

LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 01: Ali Larter attends Communities in Schools Annual Celebration on May 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for : Communities in Schools of Los Angeles)

LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 01: Zoey Deutch attends Communities in Schools Annual Celebration on May 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for : Communities in Schools of Los Angeles)

LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 01: Mandy Moore attends Communities in Schools Annual Celebration on May 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for : Communities in Schools of Los Angeles)

LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 01: Mandy Moore and Chelsea Handler attend Communities in Schools Annual Celebration on May 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for : Communities in Schools of Los Angeles)

Ashlee Margolis, founder of entertainment and fashion marketing firm, The A List – for her financial support, her and her company’s volunteerism to support career exploration and for providing life changing internships for CISLA students.

Iman Turner, MSW, CISLA Site Coordinator – for her dedication to ensuring that her students have the social and emotional supports they need to achieve.

 

Monica Garcia, LAUSD Board President – for leading the way within LAUSD to ensuring that ALL students have the tools they need to achieve  

GUESTS INCLUDED (alpha by first name)

Allison De Neufville
Ali Larter – Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci
Amy Smart
Busy Philipps – Giambattista Valli, Jimmy Choo bag, Stuart Weitzman
Chelsea Handler – Alice & Olivia

Emmanuelle Chriqui – Alice & Olivia jacket, Aritzia pants, Vince Camuto clutch
Mandy Moore
Oli Hudson
Regina King – Shoshanna, Vince Camuto clutch

Sanaa Lathan

Sasha Alexander
Selma Blair – in Valentino and Vintage Chanel shoes
Shiri Appleby – Alice & Olivia
Zoey Deutch – Fendi and Dries

 

Warner Brothers – Jesse Ehrman

MGMT – Courtney Kivowitz

ABC – Jenny Fritz

Untitled – Stephanie Simon

CAA – Richard Lovett & Michelle Kydd Lee

Blended Strategy – Allison Statter

DBA – Raina Penchansky

Jewelry Designer – Anita Ko 

 

Music by DJ Pookie Chapstick

 

ABOUT COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS

Communities In Schools (CIS) is the nation’s leading high school dropout prevention program whose mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.  Working nationally with nearly 1.5 million students in 25 states and Washington, D.C., CIS increases graduation rates and decreases dropout rates for the schools in which it serves.

 

CIS of Los Angeles (CISLA) (www.cislosangeles.org), founded in 2007, serves 10,000 students annually in 9 high need middle and high schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District, including 900 high risk students receiving case management from CIS Site Coordinators – trained social service professionals working and building relationships with students IN schools.  Since its founding, over 40,000 students and their families have been supported.  Last year, 100% of CISLA seniors graduated from high school.

 

CIS of Los Angeles’s vision is that every students in Los Angeles’ public schools receives the supports she or he need in order to develop the emotional, social and learning skills required to graduate high school ready for meaningful employment and higher education.