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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!

Simple Tonics Mother’s Day Rose Specials

May 5, 2018

Simples Tonics and Apothecary has a different kind of Rose for Mother’s Day. I have been hooked on them ever since my first sip and I cannot wait to do a deep dive into this incredibly delightful looking elixirs and essences. Totally up my alley and perfect to enjoy on Mother’s Day (or any other!) with my amazing Tibetan bowl Mother’s Day curation from Unlimited Singing Bowls (did you order one yet?!)

Simples Tonics Rose Tonic – The Elevator

Gentle and soothing, this Bulgarian rose water tonic embodies the essence of thousands of roses. At once uplifting and calming, rose balances the mood and nourishes the soul. As the highest vibrational plant on the planet, the delicate rose intoxicates with her fabled aroma, power and beauty. As an esteemed heart opener, mood lifter and aphrodisiac, no wonder the rose is the universal symbol of love.

16 oz. – $6 / 32 oz. – $10

 

Simples Rose Elixir

This delicious elixir is felt immediately as the sacred and high frequency rose enters the system dissolving stress and anxiety, leaving you with a sense of calm and centeredness. Soothing to the heart and soul, Rose is our favorite go to in the face of emotional challenge, overwhelm, and overburdened nervous system. Keep it nearby to take any time you feel your heart beat beginning to rise and stress fogging your mind.

1 oz. – $20

 

Simples Flower Essences

Simples Tonics Flower Essences are a collaboration between Sunsong and Simples and are formulated by Sunsong herbalist Saewon Oh. Available are four flower essence blends, therapeutic remedies for emotional and energetic healing. Flower essences are subtle yet powerful medicines that facilitate personal journeys. The Simples and Sun Song collaboration has resulted in the creation of four stellar blends alchemically made with wild harvested flowers as well as flowers from the Simples organic garden. The Flower Essences collection includes Goddess Bless, Shadow Spell, Soul’s Dream and Gentle Warrior. Choose the best bouquet for Mom this Mother’s Day.

.5 oz. – $15

 

 

 

ABOUT Simples

Simples is a handcrafted, plant-based tonic and apothecary shop located in Santa Monica, California. Simples was founded by Traci Donat, an herbalist devoted to traditional folk medicine practices, with the goal of sharing the wisdom of ancient plants as medicine, and the belief that plant-based tonics and elixirs are the medicine of the people. Simples Tonic Shop and Apothecary is a destination for those looking for daily nourishment and ancient plant-based wisdom. For more information about Simples Tonics & Apothecary please visit simplestonics.com or follow us on FACEBOOK @simplestonics & INSTAGRAM @simplestonics.

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.  

Paperless Post x Your Fave Designers

Image result for paperless postAre you like me – Do you want to have parties just so you can send out amazing invites? Are you a parent who gets weird joy from making invites for your kids birthdays? *Insert hand raising emoji here.

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I’ve been a Paperless Post user for years. And they only get better. I am actually overwhelmed by how great the designs are, so much, that I decided to forgo using my original art work and just use theirs. Yes, it’s aesthetically approved on so many levels! They do design partnerships with so many incredible designers…you simply will fall in love.

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Paperless Post has partnered with several world-famous designers and lifestyle brands, including kate spade new york, Oscar de la Renta, Jonathan Adler, and Rifle Paper Co., and has delivered over 85 million cards to date. It really is the GO TO for a chic online invite experience. And yes it is an experience! The open, they animate, you can mix and match envelopes, fonts, colors…all of it!

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Of course my goal in LIFE is to do a line for them, through my design studio, Emily Wagner Studio  but for now, I’ll be obsessing over all of the brilliance they have at the ready to come to life for you.

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