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WANDERLUST: The World’s Only “Mindful Triathlon” Returns to Los Angeles

April 11, 2018

 On Your Mat, Get Set, Flow!
April 28 and April 29, 2018

 

Wanderlust, producer of the largest yoga lifestyle events in the world, in partnership with adidas, brings Wanderlust 108, the world’s only mindful triathlon, back to Los Angeles on both Saturday April 28, and Sunday, April 29, 2018.

Coming to the iconic Santa Monica Pier, Wanderlust’s unique triathlon consists of a five-kilometer run (or walk), a music-fueled, outdoor yoga class and a guided meditation. Mindful triathletes can also browse the marketplace of local craft and food vendors, and experience bonus fitness classes throughout the day.

Saturday’s lineup includes yoga from Chelsey Korus, meditation from Noah Levine, with tunes spun by DJ Drez.

Sunday’s lineup includes yoga from Mary Beth LaRue, meditation from Light Watkins with sweet beats provided by Jesse Blake.

For the complete lineup and ticketing information, please visit:

For the SATURDAY Wanderlust 108: http://www.wanderlust.com/los-angeles-saturday

For the SUNDAY Wanderlust 108: http://www.wanderlust.com/los-angeles-sunday

New for 2018, participants in North America will be able to choose from an array of premium ticket options to create their perfect Wanderlust 108 adventure. Ticket prices starting at $30 with premium packages from $99. Attendees can customize their experience via the tiers below:

WAN(DER)LUST Package: $150

Wanderlust has joined (RED) in the fight to end AIDS.

  • 50 tickets will be available
  • Attendees will receive a Manduka WAN(DER)LUST mat, Wanderlust 108 tote, WAN(DER)LUST water bottle, and Wanderlust fandana.
  • Entry to the entire mindful triathlon: 5K run + yoga + meditation
  • Premium mat placement for the yoga and mediation portions of the event.
  • A scheduled bonus activity: Attendees can choose from a variety of experiences: aerial yoga, AcroYoga, hooping—and new this year—Flying Therapeutics, which is a combination of AcroYoga and Thai Massage, or Body Work, which is deep-tissue, self-massage techniques which can assist in releasing pain, opening locked muscles and facilitating proper posture. Participants will be able to add this to their day’s agenda pre-event.
  • A Wanderbowl will be included as well—a hearty, Mexican inspired vegetarian (or vegan) meal of rice, beans, cheese, avocado and mango-lime-cilantro salsa, plus snacks and a beverage. (Wanderbowls are also available for purchase at any ticket tier.)
  • A Free Wanderlust TV class ( https://tv.wanderlust.com/ ) to continue the Wanderlust experience online at home.

108 Package: $99

  • 200 tickets will be available
  • Wanderlust 108 yoga mat, 108 tote, Wanderlust water bottle and Wanderlust fandana
  • Entry to the entire mindful triathlon: 5K run + yoga + meditation
  • Reserved mat placement
  • Free Wanderlust TV class ( https://tv.wanderlust.com/ ) to continue the Wanderlust experience at home, online.
  • A scheduled bonus activity: Attendees can choose from a variety of experiences: aerial yoga, AcroYoga, hooping—and new this year—Flying Therapeutics, which is a combination of AcroYoga and Thai Massage, or Body Work, which is deep-tissue, self-massage techniques which can assist in releasing pain, opening locked muscles and facilitating proper posture. Attendees will be able to add this to their day’s agenda pre-event.

108 Ticket: $40-$60

  • Entry to the entire mindful triathlon: 5K run + yoga + meditation
  • Prices will rise as the event date approaches.
  • Wanderlust fandana
  • Access to bonus activities on a drop-in basis, space available.

Practice Ticket: $30-$45

  • Entry to the yoga + meditation portions of the event only
  • Prices will rise as the event date approaches.

At all Wanderlust 108 events, the Kula Marketplace will showcase local craft vendors, including clothing, jewelry, and handcrafted items. Local and organic food vendors will be on site, as well as a retail store experience created by adidas and Wanderlust housed in a 60’ geodesic dome. Items from the adidas x Wanderlust co-branded collection will be sold on site at each event.

At each Wanderlust 108 event in North America, attendees will be nourished by a number of Wanderlust partners, including:

  • adidas will be introducing new experiences to the 5K run and offering additional fitness activities to help attendees embed more sport into their day.
  • Flow is pleased to bring their high-quality, naturally alkaline spring water to the Mindful Triathlon to hydrate participants throughout the day. These events will also be a chance for Wanderlust attendees to taste Flow’s brand new organic flavored water: Cucumber + Mint and Lemon + Ginger in a refreshing environment.
  • Ford Motor Company was built on the belief that freedom of movement drives human progress. Ford is proud to be the Official Vehicle of Wanderlust and to support healthy initiatives inside, and outside, the company. Event attendees can stop by the Ford Zen Den to learn more about the sustainable practices and wellness programs at Ford, and of course, take home some incredible giveaways.
  • Rainier Fruit is a leading grower of both conventional and organic apples, pears and cherries. As a fourth generation family farm we are committed to the mission of living Wholesome to the Core. A partnership with Wanderlust allows us to share our delicious fruits with like-minded consumers who are choosing to fuel their active lifestyles with high quality food like our organic apples. We are excited to meet yoga enthusiasts from around the country and help them get to know Rainier Fruit through our on-site sampling and our sponsorship of the Wanderlust Walking Lunch.

In 2018, Wanderlust will donate $1.08 from every ticket sold to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS with (RED), which could provide over 3 days of life-saving HIV medication. To date, (RED) has generated more than $500 million for the AIDS fight, supporting HIV/AIDS programs and services in eight countries in Africa. 100% of money raised goes to work on the ground—no overhead is taken. For more information, visit red.org

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All Photos by Melissa Gayle for Wanderlust Festival

The Gift Of Sleep With Swannies

March 17, 2018

If you are not wearing Swannies Blue Light Blocking Glasses NO WONDER YOU CAN’T SLEEP.

Would you like to fall asleep faster, and sleep more deeply?

Would you like to wake up feeling more refreshed, ready to tackle the day?

What about having a greater sense of control over your cravings?

Have you ever woken up feeling hungover, even though you didn’t have any alcohol the night before, and wondered why?

Crappy sleep = hormones become dysregulated, increased cravings (usually for rapidly digesting carbohydrates), emotional instability, and reduced cognitive function.

Did you know that after just a single night of poor sleep, a metabolically healthy person is essentially pre-diabetic the next day?

The problem is, blue light from our screens tells our brains that its daytime, which prevents our pineal gland from secreting a hormone called melatonin that is responsible for (among other things) helping us wind down and sleep long and deeply.

I also am loving the sleep mask. Darkness (and cool room) a must. Also, try the Magnesium spray. I can’t tell if it’s working but I spray it anyway. I also got a pair for my kids cuz iPAD!

The Gentleman’s List: Daddy Daycare

February 21, 2018

To all the dapper daddies out there, this one’s for you! Groomed LA has chosen the best kept secrets to help make parenting easier with these two brands for every all American dream couple that loves to travel. Take a look and let us know what you think in the comment section. 

Petunia Pickle Bottom :

Petunia Pickle Bottom backpacks are great for every age! The chic line of backpacks merges luxury with comfort and is versatile for both mommy and daddy! From diaper bags to luxury-travel bags Petunia Pickle Bottom creates pieces that are timeless and perfect for every stage. 

Petunia ranges from $12 – $210

MOBY Wrap

The cool way to carry your child, up close and personal. With organic fabrics and styles for the Daddy or the Mommy to wear! MOBY focuses on creating products that encourage bonding over special moments all while having your child being Close Enough to Kiss™.

Moby retails for $59

IG: MOBY & Petunia Pickle Bottom

#petuniapicklebottom
#closeenoughtokiss

xx Jonathan Stinson

Clean, Vegan, Cruelty, Chemical Free Skincare and Makeup For Tweens And Teens

February 7, 2018

I’m still having severe postpartum. That being said, I’m the mom of an 11 year old.

PARENTING A TWEEN IS UTTER HELL.

Hell I tell you.

Everything in life, to Aria, is miserable. There is Shitty School, a Changing Body and hormones, and now…drumroll…tween skin to deal with.

There are a few things that make Aria happy, and they are: slime, Bob’s Burgers, when I am shutting the F up, cute packaging and cool stuff.

When I heard about C’est Moi, a new clean beauty brand thoughtfully formulated for tweens and teens, I thought SCORE SCORE SCORE, this will not only keep Aria happy for a good while but it’ll also score me some major mommy points.

The ADORABLE line features 38 products across skincare and color cosmetics priced from $8 for an eyeliner pencil to $26 for a three-piece skincare set, the entire collection just launched on Target.com and CestMoi.com.

( Oh, I am in totally in love with their brand video !)

I could just see Aria in this photo because YES, she literally jumped for joy when her package arrived.

Firs of all – SHE IS WASHING HER FACE! And, I mean – with care. WHY? Because she loves that they cute tubes are just for her!! It’s totally shocking.

She is a bit young for make up – but the glosses are lovely. The fact that the line is gentle, chemical free, cruelty free and not filled with crap, of course is the greatest selling point for me.  But really, just getting Aria to care for her skin, is something that cannot happen soon enough.

 

Oh – and guess what – I AM SO INTO IT ALL FOR MYSELF. It brings back memories of Love’s Baby Soft and my first forays into make up (Elizabeth Arden turquoise 80s eyeliner, Clinique and Tatiana perfume anyone?).

The make up is clean, fresh and totally great enough to covet. So now, it’s me stealing stuff from Aria – and not the other way around. A win win, I  say!

Valentine’s Date Special For Parents at SPA LE LA!

February 6, 2018

We all know how difficult Valentine’s Day can be with kids. 

Spa Lé La has put together the perfect Valentine’s Date just for parents!

You and your Valentine will receive one hour of relaxation and luxury. Share some 1-on-1 time with a glass of champagne, and a 25-minute Retreat Service of your choice! You can rest easy knowing that your child is in good hands with Spa Lé La’s complimentary childcare and learning programs provided by the most qualified nannies

Spa Lé La Valentine's Date

Happy kids. Happy parents.

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