Category Archives: CULTURE + HAPPENINGS

Carpinteria-based Westerlay Orchids pledges 100% weekly retail profits to local Carpinteria Education Foundation, Inc., from August 31st to September 5th 2020

August 21, 2020

Orchid LOVERS!

From August 31st through September 5th, 2020, Westerlay Orchids is pledging 100% of weekly retail shop proceeds to Carpinteria Education Foundation Inc. (CEF) fundraiser! This being the third year in a row for Westerlay, (Last year raising over $18,000) they are hoping to match that for this years fundraiser. Funds have been earmarked for technology necessary for distanced learning. These need-based resources will help to close the digital divide and allow students to participate in online learning with their peers.

Owner/ President Toine Overgaag, believes the company’s responsibility to community does not start and stop at the greenhouse door. “Along with a deep commitment to environmental sustainability, we pride ourselves on impactful community outreach,” explains Overgaag, “We would not be where we are today without a strong local network behind us. This community’s success is our success – we both grow and thrive when we work together – and CEF is doing a great deal to ensure that Carpinteria’s next generation gets the support and resources they need during this extremely tough time.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, school districts across the State, including Carpinteria Unified School District have moved to online learning, creating a discrepancy in the opportunity to learn for some students. During the weeklong fundraiser from August 31st  to September 5th, Westerlay Orchids has pledged 100% of sales from their retail showroom to fund technological resources for CUSD families in need through the nonprofit CEF.

Carrying on a rich tradition of community outreach and support, Westerlay Orchids announces for the third year in a row their week-long Carpinteria Education Foundation Inc. (CEF) fundraiser. The family-owned business – best known for producing some of the finest flowers on the Pacific Coast – has pledged a full 100% of retail shop proceeds to help support local non-profit from August 31st through September 5th, 2020. Funds have been earmarked for technology necessary for distanced learning. These need based resources will help to close the digital divide and allow students to participate in online learning with their peers. The team at Westerlay Orchids continues a commitment to serve the needs of the community and in this case, the needs are resources, such as reliable WIFI, hotspots and devices for online learning. In September of 2019, Westerlay raised over $18,000 for CEF and they are hoping to match that for this years fundraiser.

The team at Westerlay Orchids is led by second-generation flower cultivator and Owner/ President Toine Overgaag, who believes the company’s responsibility to community does not start and stop at the greenhouse door. “Along with a deep commitment to environmental sustainability, we pride ourselves on impactful community outreach,” explains Overgaag, “We would not be where we are today without a strong local network behind us. This community’s success is our success – we both grow and thrive when we work together – and CEF is doing a great deal to ensure that Carpinteria’s next generation gets the support and resources they need during this extremely tough time.”

www.WesterlayOrchids.com

About Westerlay Orchids:

Based in beautiful Carpinteria, California, Westerlay Orchids is proud to serve as Southern California’s largest commercial orchid grower. The company annually distributes over 3 million orchids directly to customers and to local and national supermarket chains, as well as florists and designers. Westerlay Orchids has been a pioneer in environmental and sustainability practices and regularly contributes to local schools, nonprofit organizations, and many other community causes. Visit www.WesterlayOrchids.com to learn more about the company.

Calm During Coronavirus : Free 7-Day Digital Power Yoga Retreat Starts April 6th

April 4, 2020

With the Coronavirus pandemic and extended quarantine timelines adding increasing stress to our mental health, millions of Americans are seeking ways to process their anxiety and restore mental calm.

Beginning this Monday (April 6), renowned yoga and meditation teacher Travis Eliot, co-founder of Inner Dimension TV, will be launching a complimentary “7 Day Digital Power Yoga Retreat” on his Youtube channel for anyone in need of a mental and physical reset.

For seven days, you guys are invited to join Travis for a 90-minute power yoga class followed by a 10-20 minute meditation session beginning at 7am EST.

Access Travis’ Youtube page here: 

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ABOUT TRAVIS ELIOT:

After surviving a near-death experience in Kauai and another during the Thailand Tsunami of 2004, Travis Eliot dedicated his life to spreading the teachings of yoga and meditation to as many people as possible. Travis is a world-renowned yoga and meditation teacher and author. He teaches his signature Holistic Yoga Flow classes in Los Angeles and in workshops, festivals and retreats around the world. His style is intensely dynamic and has inspired many of today’s top athletes, celebrities, and entertainers.  Most recently Travis has become passionate about spreading yoga and meditation inside maximum security prisons. This work has proven to bring light to the darkest of places. He is the creator of the groundbreaking programs Level Up 108, The Ultimate Yogi, Yoga 30 for 30, along with many other best-selling yoga DVDs. He is the author of “Journey Into Yin Yoga,” co-author of “Holistic Yoga Flow: The Path of Practice.” His highly-acclaimed chant album “The Meaning of Soul” debuted at No. 3 on the iTunes world music chart. He is also the co-founder of Inner Dimension TV a new yoga, meditation and personal development streaming service. For the latest information on upcoming events please visit: http://traviseliot.com/

 

Supercharging Your Immune System Amidst Coronavirus

March 18, 2020

Scientifically Backed Unusual & Unique Tips from MD + Naturopathic Doctor About How To Supercharge Your Immunity


“The two biggest risks right now are the mistaken belief that there is nothing you can do to reduce your risk of infection and fear that if you get the virus, your recovery is out of your control. There is much we can do to reduce the spread of the infection and improve the probability of having a mild case if you are infected.” -Dr. Terry Wahls, MD

Recommendations below from Dr. Christian Gonzalez, Integrative Oncologist and Naturopathic Doctor

GROUNDING

  • One characteristic intrinsic to the human experience is connecting to the earth with our bare feet.

  • This study shows that electrons from the earth may in fact be the best antioxidants, with zero negative secondary effects


COLD SHOWER


BLACK OUT CURTAINS

  • Addressing sleep hygiene is crucial if you’re having trouble falling asleep.

  • Our lifestyle choices like watching TV, sending emails, and turning on bright lights often block these natural pro-sleep chemical shifts from occurring.

  • Utilizing tools such as black out curtains and eye masks can help individuals get the sleep that they need.

  • Studies show that “sleep deprivation makes a living body susceptible to many infectious agents.”   


*See Dr. Christian Gonzalez’s entire coronavirus protocol recommendations here*

 

About Dr. Christian Gonzalez

Dr. Christian Gonzalez is a Cancer Oncologist and Naturopathic Doctor that’s seen over 1,000 cancer patients. He’s also the podcast host of Heal Thyself, a popular podcast about holistic healing that has nearly 1 million downloads per episode. 
As an authority on non-toxic living, his viral “product reviews” on his Instagram have caught the attention of some of the most prominent health brands such as Oatly, whom he’s advised on creating more consumer-education and less chemically-based products. 

Recommendations below from Dr. Terry Wahls, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, author of The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles


USE A NETIPOT

  • This cleans your nasal tissue and reduces the virus’s ability to take hold.

SKIP THE ITALIAN FOOD

  • Improve the quality of your diet by removing added sugars, white flours, and pastas

  • A high–glycemic index diet dumps a lot of glucose (sugar) into your bloodstream, which decreases your immune cells’ effectiveness at protecting you from illness.

  • Focus on vegetables and meat (legumes and gluten-free grains for vegetarians and vegans) and get rid of sweet desserts.

CONSUME FERMENTED FOOD

  • The probiotics in these foods help modulate the immune response, lowering the risk of septic shock in response to serious viral infections.

  •  In addition, sauerkraut is a good source of vitamin C.

*See Dr. Terry Wahls’ entire coronavirus protocol recommendations here*

About Dr. Terry Wahls

Terry L. Wahls, M.D., is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City and the director of the Therapeutic Lifestyle Clinic at the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Health Care System, where she treats veterans with autoimmune, neurological, and medical problems using diet and lifestyle interventions. In addition, she is a clinical researcher, studying the use of diet and lifestyle interventions in autoimmune and other chronic disease states; her current clinical trial featuring the Wahls Paleo Diet received the support of the National Mutliple Sclerosis Society. Diagnosed in 2000 with multiple sclerosis, Dr. Wahls became a proponent of integrative and functional medicine, which helped her create an intensive nutrition, lifestyle, and neuromuscular electrical stimulation protocol that would treat the severe disability caused by her MS. She has made it her mission to spread the word about The Wahls Protocol and her own inspirational story of recovery through her TEDx talk, which has received more than 3 million hits; her website, www.terrywahls.com; the Wahls Foundation; and Wahls Protocol Seminars. 

Is The Grove The New Beauty Mecca? Sephora Opened (Bigger and Better) And Meet OrangeTwist

December 2, 2019

And I just moved out of the hood too – ARGH! What kind of timing am I on?!

The mecca of all things beauty, Sephora, just opened across from the old Sephora at The Grove, only more massive. And OrangeTwist which I recently checked out at their Brentwood Location, is now also here – offering injectibles and lasers. I could have walked to get my Botox? WHAT THE HECK?!

I had an amazing session at OrangeTwist in Brentwood with a wonderful low-key natural nurse for botox and fillers – Her name is Neda! SEE HER!

And I’m certain only the best providers will be at this location.

ORANGETWIST / SEPHORA 

189 The Grove Drive, Suite J1A, Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 543-7400

 

Thanksgiving Just Got Yummier And A Helluva Lot Easier – Eat at Cleo Third Street This Year!

November 27, 2019

If you’re like me, you are lucky enough not to have to cook this year. You might even be able to go out for dinner because you don’t have to deal with any family whatsoever (me!). Imagine! One of 3rd Streets yummiest restaurant is having a Thanksgiving dinner that will save you from the royal nightmare of cooking, cleaning and dealing in general.
Cleo Third Street‘s Thanksgiving menu is making me salivate just reading it.
Cleo Third Street Thanksgiving Menu
Warm Butternut Squash Salad $16
House-made stracciatella, pumpkin seeds, champagne vinaigrette, watercress, aged balsamic
Turkey Dinner $28
Roasted turkey breast, confit turkey leg, brown butter sweet potato mash, stuffing, collard greens, gravy
Turkeyless Dinner $18
Brown butter sweet potato mash, stuffing, collard greens, gravy
Pumpkin Pie Tart $10
Whipped crème fraîche, pumpkin and sunflower seed brittle
Maybe see you there?!
 Dinner served from 5:30pm to 10pm. A la carte menu items $10 – $28.

DANNY ELMALEH

Chef Danny Elmaleh, the culinary mastermind behind many of sbe’s most renowned restaurants, is best known for his award-winning concept, Cleo. He draws from diverse cultures to create richly textured shareable plates, which encourage a warm, social dining experience.

Elmaleh’s interest in cross-cultural cuisine was first inspired by his experience growing up with a Moroccan father and Japanese mother. He trained at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in New York and began his career at Jean Moulin in Japan. He went on to work in the kitchens of Ristorante Giannino in Milan and Melisse and Lemon Moon in Los Angeles. In 2006, Elmaleh opened his own restaurant, Celadon, and was dubbed a Rising Star Chef by StarChefs.com the following year. At Celadon, he met Katsuya Uechi and their relationship led him to his current role at sbe.

8384 W 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048