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Our resident spirituality expert Rory Lula McMahan offers up her monthly insight into what this new moon cycle holds for you - and how to make it work for you. The Deck: Vessel Oracle The Draw: Movement, Power, Rest The Vibration: The time for holding back has come to an end. The last few months have enclosed you like a dark tunnel, forcing you to step with constant hesitancy - or even keeping you from taking steps at all. And although you knew it was leading somewhere, the forced restriction at times felt downright unbearable. But now, suddenly, you...read more
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With this current lunar cycle being ripe with change, it’s important to take some time with comfort food and close girlfriends to nourish your spirit. I suggest a ladies night-in with wine and cookies, which gives me the opportunity to introduce you to my favorite gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe using browned melted butter.
Last Saturday I welcomed some of my dearest friends and collectors to celebrate my newly expanded studio space at Ironton Distillery’s Artist Studios. Expect to see a lot of new pictures and in-process moments in this new art studio this summer, as I have a large new project that I am looking forward to starting soon. And let’s just say this: I plan on using every inch of this new studio to make this project come to life.
I am thrilled to share with you this month's Inspired Women profile with you on Natacha Vilson, founder of Social Enlite. Natacha is a "socially-conscious, entrepreneurial influencer that stands for the people, purpose and planet." Her company, Social Enlite focuses on helping businesses with 360 marketing and media strategies and sponsorships. Natacha is a New Yorker now living in LA who is passionate about healthy living and sustainability and I admire how both of those things come through in her work. I had the pleasure of meeting Natacha when I attended the...
Eating gluten-free on vacation can sometimes be a challenge. But with a little planning, I find it is always doable. And if you are like me, staying away from gluten also ensures a better vacation all around, because who wants to be in pain when they are on vacation? Here is my guide to the best Gluten Free Apres Ski options for Aspen and Snowmass. There are more options for dinner and on the slope, (Cloud Nine is legendary in Aspen Highlands) but this list is sure to crave your hunger needs and then some after an epic day on the slopes. Also to note, my...
Our resident spirituality expert- Rory Luna McMahan uses, The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit Deck to unleash our inner truth. The Deck: There are a lot of animal spirit decks out there to choose from, and while they can be fun to use, many miss the mark on truly connecting with deeper insight into the situation at hand. Others can often feel appropriative or trite, linking into just enough common sense to seem knowledgeable yet somehow not truly opening the transformative spaces we seek. But Kim Krans, in her mesmerizingly mysterious wild ways, brings all the...read more
This full moon takes place on Friday the 13th and is ruled by Jupiter the planet of expansion and abundance. It is also a very dreamy full moon. With Virgo season we are doing a lot of work to move our dreams forward. With Virgo opposing Neptune it is a great full moon for being dreamy as well. While action helps us makes our dreams come to fruition, it is also important to line up psychically with what we want to manifest in our lives.read more
I’m excited to share this power smoothie with you all. This is my go to pre-workout smoothie these days. I have always been a big fan of eating a banana before a workout. It’s easy energy and never makes me nauseous during a workout, which some fruits and nut butters seem to do.read more
Do not underestimate the value of the wisdom you receive this cycle simply because it comes into your life quietly. As you walk through this often confusing existence, it can be so easy to mistake glamor for beauty and noise for knowledge, but now you have a precious opportunity to turn away from the edges and toward the center of it all, to the places that bring you comfort, and peace, and calm.read more
Summer may be winding down, but canned wine is here to stay - which means there's no reason to put the rosé away after Labor Day. With so many cute cans of wine to choose from these days, I had no choice but to sample the gamut before hosting gals' night on the patio and share my take on the top five. All of these porch pounders would pair divinely with our watermelon salad and a snack of green olives. Looking to take on a whole meal? Throw some turkey burgers on the grill and voilà! You have dinner. (Fun fact: did you know that canned wine is actually two...read more
I am so excited to share this month’s Inspired Women post of my dear bestie, Mary Allison Wright. There is nothing quite like watching your friends step into their creativity, their power, and the fullest expression of who they are. That is the honor I have had of witnessing first hand with Mary’s ambitious growth and establishment into the wine world and beverage community. Mary’s passion is undeniable and her attention to learning and perfecting her craft has been an inspiration to me and those that know her. But the most inspiring thing about Mary is how she...read more