Book Gifting Gone Wild // Juniper Books

July 27, 2018

As I have been Feng Shui’ing my home – EVERYTHING has to look incredible (More on Meghan Wallace James soon!! – It’s TOOOO BIG to write now – I need like a year!)

Anyway – I am obsessed with Juniper Books – LOOK! Books as ART!!!! And not just art books!  You can create a book set – customize one – its HEAVEN!!!!!

You can color coordinate your shelves! This is the most genius gift (for myself thank you!) and I wish I had known about it sooner!!

WWW.JUNIPERBOOKS.COM

PRICE RANGE: $150-$3,000+

 

PIONEERING EXHIBITION LAUNCHING ON JULY 26 INTRODUCES A NEW GENERATION OF LOS ANGELES TALENT

July 26, 2018

The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery has a history of showing cutting edge work in LA, which continues with the debut of group exhibition, Juried Exhibition 2018 on July 26 at Barnsdall Art Park (4800 Hollywood Blvd.). Awarded biannually by the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), the pioneering Juried exhibitions have been running for six decades, introducing a new generation of Los Angeles artists and taking the pulse of contemporary art practice in the city.

Featuring students and recent graduates from the region’s leading MFA programs, the works in the exhibition represent a variety of mediums from performance and video to painting and installation. This year’s works explore topical themes from identity politics and intersectionality; ‘prepper’ culture and psychoanalytic theory; as well as more sustained critiques of the relationship between images and truth in a digital age.

The opening reception of Juried Exhibition 2018 on Sunday featured a special performance by Rebecca Bruno, the founder of homeLA. Other notable works include Hannah Varamini’s Colony Reprise, a dramatic site-specific seaweed installation and Gal Amiram’s Doubles, a monumental 24-foot inkjet print which critiques the manipulation of images through digital technology. Also not to be missed are Lena Daly’s sculptural installation ReCharge Battery, employing UV light and ultrasound, Anikó Kuikka’s video installation, White Sugar, which offers a compelling fairytale for the modern age, and Adee Roberson’s vibrant paintings that speak to African diasporic memory.

Artists were selected from an open call for entries by a jury comprised of Jonathan Griffin, art critic; Jamillah James, Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and Steven Nelson, Professor of African and African American Art History, UCLA. The 2018 edition of Juried Exhibition continues to build on its legacy beginning in 1953 of providing a platform for emerging artists in Southern California. For more information visit, www.lamag.org

Juried Exhibition 2018 features work by: Trevor Amery, Gal Amiram, Brandon Andrew, Elena Bajo, Olivia Booth, Breanne Bradley, Rebecca Bruno, Alexandra Corrin, Helen Chung, Philip Chung, Martina Crouch, Lena Daly, Veronique Dentremont, Larry Dunbar, Galería Perdida, Zeal Harris, Orr Herz, Randi Hokett, David Horvitz, Jon Huck, Ruby Jackson, Katherine Kelly, Jeongmyo Kim, Anikó Kuikka, Olga Lah, Matthew Lax, Galia Linn, Grace Lynne, Maya Mackrandilal, Alex Nazari, Margaret Noble, Sara Parent-Ramos, Mariner Padwa, pecking nets, Anna Petrisko, Kaiya Rainbolt, Miguel Ramirez, Samuelle Richardson, Adee Roberson, Jacklin Romine, Tamara Rosenblum, Joshua Ross, Gloria Sanchez, Reva Santo, Yoshie Sakai, Lindsay August Salazar, Aaron Sandnes, Cintia Segovia, Allison Stewart, Emily Sudd, Hannah Varamini, Fleurette West, Mark Williams, Andrew Norman Wilson, Kelly Witmer, and Sam Wohl.

LAMAG is at Barnsdall Art Park // 4800 Hollywood Blvd.

When You Just Need Pizza : Wood Silverlake

July 22, 2018

Love a good neighborhood spot to grab an easy pizza. But when it’s wood fired, with yummy veggie offerings and salads – I get super happy. We popped over to Wood Silverlake and I’m still having ordering regret that I didn’t try more than the 4 Cheese and truffle pizza! My kids wanted pasta so we ordered two dishes – a classic meatball and a veggie mix and while they were both gobbled up – the pizza is the star. My eyes kept tracking all the pizzas as they came out and I was saying we need to try more pizza!! But everyone was full. Self included. The sides of veggies (crispy brussels in tahini with pomegrante gastrique, coal roasted spaghetti squash with fontina, rosemary brown butter sauce – YES, this is how you make spaghetti squash actually taste amazing! and the roasted cauliflower with za’tar, currants and chermoula). Of course we had to see what the non-pasta entrees were about so we tried the wild scottish salmon and it was grilled to perfection and resting over a mound of couscous with marinated tomato, olives and tzatziki.

We pounded the cannoli and banana cream pie and were stuffed and happy and convinced we had to go back and order ‘all the pizzas’. Wood is easy, breezy, perfect to grab a bite, meet a friend, a chill non-fancy first date. We sat on the open patio and on the corner of Sunset and for the peeps who live over there it ‘s prob the go to for great wood fired pizza. For us it was totally worth the 20 minute drive. The service was attentive, warm and fantastic. OH!! I am also having FOMO about the grilled escarole caesar that looked amazing. Next time!!

2861 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, California
(323) 667-9940

“We offer many shareable wood-fired dishes, including several vegetarian
options as well as an array of traditional Neapolitan pizzas.”

 

OsteoStrong | Ultimate Osteo Loading | Mar Vista

July 21, 2018

The ultimate bio-hack has arrived to town. I would love to explain the science behind Osteostrong as simply as possible. but I’ll probably the bungle the paraphrasing. Here is what I pulled from their website which explains the benefits of osteoloading simply:

OsteoStrong sessions utilize a series of robotic musculoskeletal treatment devices that allow axial compression of bone to emulate the effect of impact. Because of the robotic optimized positioning of the human body, loading forces go through the human bone that is far higher than those seen in daily activity or exercise. Heavy loading is already understood and recommended by all international bodies of medical education, but at OsteoStrong, we make it safer.

A force of 4.2 multiples of body weight is the minimum required force to trigger bone growth in the hip joint (the most important place to avoid fracture) and peak forces with adults in conventional resistance exercise only show 1.26 to 1.54 multiples of body weight (1).

Read about Bone Health! 

Read about Skeletal Facts

Read about the SCIENCE

And simple it is. And fun. And fast. And it’s beautiful and the owners are incredible and if Tony Robbins is a partner then I’m in. 

You basically hop on a machine – exert your best effort to push, pull or press for what feels like a few seconds (60!). Move to the next. And in around 7 minutes, you are done.

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY

OsteoStrong uses the Spectrum System to deliver unprecedented results. Spectrum is first-in-class of a new category devices called Robotic Musculoskeletal Development System (RMDS).

THE ULTIMATE BIOHACK

OsteoStrong works for people at all ages and levels of activity to promote skeletal strength which impacts the entire body in many ways using a process known as Osteogenic Loading. Sessions are quick, painless, and results are measurable and happen quickly.

TRACKABLE RESULTS

OsteoStrong sessions utilize a series of robotic musculoskeletal treatment devices that allow axial compression of bone. Because of the robotic optimized positioning of the human body, loading forces go through the human bone that is far higher than those seen in daily activity or exercise.

The session: 

There are a few things you need to know prior to coming in for your first visit, which will help make the most of your OsteoStrong experience.
 

PHYSICAL

While OsteoStrong is not a gym, we do support a regular exercise regimen; however, we recommend that you do not exercise at least 3 hours before a session as this will produce quicker results.

ATTIRE

Come as you are. Sessions are quick and only take ten sweat-free minutes once per week. You will feel comfortable wearing anything from business casual to regular street clothes. We see everything from slacks to yoga pants.

SHOES

Almost any shoes are appropriate as long as they do not have a large heel. Some of our members bring a second pair of shoes or just wear their socks while they do their session and all of our facilities have a place for you to put your other shoes if you need.

SKIRTS + DRESSES

During your session, you will be sitting on a few of our specialized devices. Some of our members prefer to wear pants, shorts, or slacks instead of a skirt or dress.

TIME

Regular sessions generally take 10 minutes or less. However, your first visit to OsteoStrong will be longer because of the initial orientation and education. We also want to know more about you and any personal needs or expectations that you may have.

END OF SESSION

After you complete your session, we will not rush you out of the facility. Your certified technician will spend time with you to answer whatever questions you may have about your session, what type of results you can expect and the available membership plans.

And then you get to chill on the PEMF chair, headset and headphones on, listen to Binaural beats and CHILL!!

OH! We need to look into this supplement. It’s Osteostrong approved !

Address: 12712 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Phone: (424) 331-1404

Your Best Butt At Bünda

July 6, 2018

Imagine if Pilates Plus, Burn 60 and your stairmaster workout had a threesome.
Welcome to Bünda – the best new workout in town. When I saw this peachy pink studio
opening on West Third, my eyes and butt perked up. WHAT COULD IT BE?
Only the best ass workout in town.
I am so in love this workout. As in obsessed. The class is divided into intervals of around ten mins (tops) floor and stairmaster. The floor station is pimped out with rigs, bands, floor slide, booties and more.
It’s total heaven to me!  
Intense intervals – walking, slow, fast, deep, sideways, ‘catwalk’, and skipping steps. Floor work is classic lunges and butt work -with the emphasis on alignment and form. This is what really speaks to me – as a 20 plus year instructor who is also a stickler for form – I knew this was the real deal. Slow. Steady. Deep. Aligned. Specific.
Excellent.

     IMG_1570Here is why we love this machine

  • Helps shape the butt and legs, specifically with the Bünda unique movements
  • Low impact on the joints, unlike running which is very stressful on your joints
  • Allows for intense cardio without burning all of your muscle tone,  compared to spinning and running.
The owners and creators are smart, well-educated master trainers. Lovely too.

New clients have two options // First class free OR 2 for 1 special for $30. *must choose one, both options will not be honored. CLASS PASS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR NEW CLIENT SPECIALS

PACKAGE OPTIONS

Single Classes $30
5 Classes $140
10 Classes $270
20 Classes $500

*Class packages expire 1 year from purchase date

CANCELLATION POLICY- ALL CLASSES MUST BE CANCELLED OR RESCHEDULED 12 HRS PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED CLASS TO AVOID LOSS OF THAT CLASS.

Membership: $299

Limited to 100 members
10 percent off retail
1 class per day

*NEW MEMBERS RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY BUNDA TANK AND BRANDED ANKLE CUFFS 

    
Address8231 W 3rd St suite c, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone(323) 852-3355
Open ⋅ Closes 7:30PM