November 24, 2014

⪼✺⪻ Our Autumnal Feast ⪼✺⪻

Autumn's magic was upon us! It was time to summon friends for a meal to celebrate the season. A soap and scent collaboration with Naked Eye Beauty was in the works, and ready for a sneak peek. My husband, Stephen, set his culinary imagination upon a feast of fall flavors. Desa Fasiska, designer and ceramicist, had begun opening her home for creative workshops and events, and invited us to have our gathering at her beautiful A frame. 
We knew that our dear sister Amy had to be present, blessing the meal and the land with a deep connection to Spirit. To capture the essence, we asked Lani Trock, who paints the most poetic pictures with her camera, and also forages beautiful plant life. 
Here are some favorite moments from the event!
Mandala offering by Amy 
Desa and I
Naia Bingi helping us set the tables!
Gratitude to the sun, earth, plants, farmers, and to all that made this supper possible.
Shiitake risotto balls with roasted red pepper and black lentil sauce appetizer. 
Amy aka Daughter of The Sun and 
founder of the Spirit Weavers Gathering with her daughter Naia. 
I love these two more than words can express!
Massaged kale, shaved fennel, and Fuji apple salad with pomegranate seeds and hempseed-tahini dressing.
Autumn vegetable pot pie with sautéed beet greens and roasted garlic parsnip mash. Ceramic plates made by Desa.
Stephen McCarty sharing food from the heart!
A gluten free option; stuffed red kuri squash. 
L to R: Nitsa of Sun Potion, a visionary company that sources and distributes the most powerful and healing tonic herbs. Chef Scott Winegard of M.A.K.E., Santa Monica's pioneering raw food establishment. Chef Greg Arnold of Mesa Verde, Santa Barbara's premier plant-based dining experience. 
Chai Pumpkin and Chocolate Goji Berry Raw Vegan Cheesecake.
L to R: Stefani of La Tierra Sagrada, creator of sacred plant medicine hair products that have become my new moon/full moon ritual. Sherise Lee, of The Radder who has an inspiring blog and curates beautiful events.

Visit for upcoming events!

November 23, 2014

✨Spirit Weavers Gathering 2015✨

"Spirit Weavers is a celebration of cultures past which represented basic human skills to ensure the survival of the body and the soul. Fermenting foods, weaving and dying fabrics, creating ceremony, sharing tea, and making plant medicines- singing songs, together as a community- these were the common knowledge ways and  part of the simple pleasures of a life lived in balance and in harmony with nature. Let us gather and share our skills in remembrance of the beauty path and 
an honoring of our Ancestors."
I'm grateful i've been able to attend the past two gatherings where I experienced sisterhood, ceremony, skillshare, and songs from the heart!
 Teacher + work trade applications are now available at
Beautiful new website design by Tehya Shea!

November 22, 2014

⫷⫶⫶⫶ Only Love Is Real ⫶⫶⫶⫸

Matthew and Carly Jo Morgan's furniture from the future; Only Love Is Real.  

November 10, 2014


Rainbows find Rainbows! Mara Hoffman's Circo Mágico resort 2015 swim editorial.
Photograph: Olivia Malone | Stylist: Richard Ruiz | Makeup: Mayia 
Hair: Anthony Campbell | Jewelry: Dinosaur Designs