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I first met the awesome ladies behind Ōna Organics at last December's Echo Park Craft fair and we all got along right away, but it wasn't until becoming completely obsessed with their products that I really started to do the deep dive.

Founded by friends Amanda Arapoglou and Elizabeth Dorow - Ōna was founded out of a mutual appreciation for plant medicine and self healing. With backgrounds in herbalism, Moringa farming, Ayurvedic medicine, and Vedic meditation - the recipe of their friendship was truly one to create something special. I traded with them at the end of...


Just when I thought I didn't need another food centric Instagram feed to follow, I ran across Mia Rigden of Rasa Life.  Without ever having met her, there was something about her vibe that felt super authentic, funny and worth following. She's  a classically trained chef, a licensed holistic health coach, and currently completing a masters in nutrition- all of which makes me feel like she definitely knows whats up in the food world. Her recipes seem super delicious, down to earth,  and she's up for adding some...

DRY BRUSHING// big deal? or big hype?

Plenty of articles exist on the benefits of dry brushing - making claims that it can do just about anything from removing cellulite, to spider veins, detoxifying, energizing, the list goes on. The internet loves a good hyperbole, and the dry brush fits that bill. 

We come to the dry brushing side of the equation from the sensitive skin camp, and while we are absolutely not against it, we'd like to offer some insight on how best to dry brush, and perhaps help you manage your expectations. 

What dry brushing does do: 

1 - Helps exfoliate your skin....


I have journaled off an on for most of my life, but in the last 10 years with upping my digital experience, I've definitely slacked off. Something as simple as putting pen to paper feels almost impossible to find time to do. Out of all the wellness tactics and strategies presented to us on the internet, I believe that something as simple as writing could be one of the more profound healing modalities. 

A month or so ago it was perfect timing to meet Laura Rubin - founder of AllSwell Creative - a passion...


I first met Carson last December at the Echo Park Craft Fair, and I'm not exaggerating when I say she was literally one of the nicest and most sincere people I've ever met. We've since done a few events together, and I could not be more thrilled to see the success of her beautiful company C & the Moon, where she makes an exquisite vanilla scented sugar body scrub. So good, that its been worthy of multiple Kardashian mentions (no big deal)!

Growing up in Malibu, her ethos and compassion for...