M.I.L.A. designer Petra Berg come from a 3 generation fashion family. Born and raised in Austria, she worked as a model, journalist, book author and in politics before moving to Malibu, California in 2007. She fell not only in love with Los Angeles, but also back in love with fashion and founded M.I.L.A. – Made in Los Angeles – in 2014. Living and working amongst Hollywood A-lists, her designs are inspired L.A.’s movie and music scene. Cool designs, a functional approach and high end materials are turned into beautiful creations to underline the personality of the people who wear them.
Caroline Lengfeldner is a trained chemist and beautician, working in the skin care industry for more than 25 years and very passionate about the perfect, healthy skin. She was the global developer for well-known cosmetic brands, before she started to manufacture her own line of the finest organic fresh cosmetics in Austria together with her husband, himself a skin expert. With a specially developed Lipomed manufacturing process and the use of skin-like lipids, CA & LE Cosmetics activates the self-regeneration of the skin and supports the cells with fresh energy. All the raw materials are either certified organic or from a tested wild collection.
Ashley & Meredith
Ashley Lewis and Meredith Schroeder, former directors at Goop are the co-founders of the “cannabis apothecary” Fleur Marché. Inspired by cannabis’ many health benefits, Ashley and Meredith set out on a mission to bring this powerful ingredient to the beauty and wellness arena, providing a carefully-selected curation of the best cannabis products for canna-curious luxury customers.
Marisa Russell a successful marketing, sales executive, mom and outdoor lover, lives her life without compromise. So, when it comes to her family’s skincare, she approached it in much the same fashion as she has always yielded success — paving her own path. It all started with the need to find the safest and most effective sunscreen for her family. After an inspiring trip to Indonesia, she learned of age-old techniques using only pure, earth-based ingredients to protect and nourish the skin. From there, we quickly discovered that a label claiming to be “natural,” does not necessarily mean it is devoid of toxins or safe for our bodies. Since then, her calling to create the best sunscreens possible has extended to skincare solutions including, face, body and fragrance products. Each is filled with the highest quality, ethically sourced, and when possible, organically grown ingredients that deliver amazing results. 1% of proceeds go to charities supporting environmental, women’s rights and cancer research.
Lopa Van Der Mersch
Lopa van der Mersch built the alternative to coffee company Rasa with a personal mission to transform the way people energize. After a year of stressful life experiences on top of being a new, first-time mom, Lopa van Der Mersch realized that all the coffee she drank to keep her going, did quite the opposite. Instead of getting energized she found her heart racing, anxious, irritable and not sleeping through the night. On the search for an alternative she found her own alternative in the form of delicious, nourishing tonics, when she partnered with an herbalist. Rasa was born. What started in her kitchen, has now served over 100,000 customers seeking a healthier way to energize.
Adele Uddo is the creator and founder of“Essentiel by Adele, a Malibu based skincare brand that offers an exceptional multipurpose moisturizer made with essential oils and other face-grade ingredients for head-to-toe beauty that nourishes the skin and soul. Their mission is to provide premium quality at an affordable price point while donating a portion of all proceeds to the NOLA Tree Project. Created by parts model, Adele Uddo, Essentiel Moisture simplifies skincare with an inclusive essential product that covers all skin types and tones.”
Valeria’s passion for wild plants began under the lush canopy of the Amazon rainforest. As a child she learned from her mom to harvest, dry and blend its botanicals to craft nourishing natural remedies. Today, she passes her wisdom and knowledge along these ancestral beauty secrets in a raw and organic skin and hair care line that revitalizes not only you and your skin and hair, but also the rainforest by working with local harvesting communities to ensure the forest is worth more standing than cut and educating consumers about the importance of Rainforest conservation.
After a near death experience (NDE), Amber experienced an awakening, rebirth, and resurrection. Having communicated with spirit and angels her whole life, Amber fully stepped into her purpose as a medium and Akashic Records Reader. Her passion is to help others awaken their souls divine plan, to live your destiny in joy and freedom of expression.
Amber currently offers virtual readings one on one, small groups on topics on personal or business matters.
Paloma was born in Brasil and raised by a very artistic and open minded family. This would always lead her to seek a free life and to love people of all kinds and genders. People are her passion.
While living in Indonesia, Paloma met her beloved Iyengar teacher, Olop Arpipi, who taught her the precise method of Iyengar Yoga while inspiring her passion for working with the body and brought forth an energy that would never leave her.
Upon returning to Brasil she becomes an apprentice of Romana’s Pilates, and after 5 intensive years of commitment, was certified as an instructor and decided to move to Los Angeles in order to continue learning with the greatest Romana’s Pilates teachers around the world.
She is proud to currently be an instructor at the premier classical studio in Los Angeles,CA, Winsor Choza Pilates, where she can teach and continue to grow.
An ever-curious creative, lover, and student of the moon, stars and cycles, Kerry has been an artist and designer for over 15 years obsessed with the unseen energies that govern our world. Bringing her gifts, passions, and wisdom together, Kerry created Magic of I. The Magic of ‘Incarnation’ is a celebration of being alive and gratitude for every moment in our temporary human bodies. She has created navigational tools that inspire us to be present in life, to reach our greatest potential, and to help navigate the soul on it’s journey, through beautiful practical art.
Cheryl & Donna Freeman
Sisters Cheryl and Donna Freeman are the design partners behind theFFS, an accessories studio based in Los Angeles and Miami. Cheryl is also the owner of Tamra Copper LA, a line of Ayurvedic Copper Water Bottles and other handcrafted goods imported from India. Before they joined creative forces in 2011, they garnered over 20 years of experience in the fashion industry, initially as print and runway models in New York and London.
Their creations express the dynamic contrasts inherent in their working process: each brings to the table a creative vision fueled by individual self-expression. Cheryl is a formally trained designer and approaches her work with an exactitude of construction and considerations of color and proportion. Donna’s process is more intuitive, drawing unexpected inspiration from both the spiritual and earthly worlds.
Ayelet was born and raised in Israel, where she studied art and photography and worked as a staff photographer for an Israeli magazine. She lives in Los Angeles, is the mother of seven children, and is a dreamer in the old old ways. Her dreams are like a long narrative that tells the story of war and the possibility of an end to war.
Over the last year, she built her first bakery in the Oruchinga refugee camp in Southern Uganda, together with two powerful women partners. Today, their bakery is flourishing, with twenty bakers on staff, making bread and rolls that feed hundreds of children in the camp every day.
Ayelet’s intention is to create a global movement of bakers and bread makers to support the people who have suffered the consequences of violence and war. In her words, “bread represents a human right to be nourished by the soil, wherever you are. The act of breaking bread together creates a new narrative of community, healing, and an end to war.”
A skincare junkie, Maya the founder of Circcell Skincare had plenty of luxurious options in her arsenal–but nothing worked in the harsh weather of her new home, Jackson Hole, WY. And nothing offered her the clean options that she was so passionate about. So, she put her frustration, and her engineering mind, to work. Her goal was to produce skin care with a real dedication to performance and clean, loaded with dermatologist grade performance ingredients and combined with elements of nature.
Katharine Marinaro, a second generation Californian, has always been rooted in health and wellness. Living in Malibu for 25 years and growing her own vegetables and herbs,
she has always believed in leading a sustainable lifestyle. She has been using natural products and eating organic since 1980, a time before natural food stores were on every corner.
Katharine’s former career in the fashion industry spans over 30 years, where she was instrumental in branding Urban Outfitters, Juicy, and French Connection.
She then designed her first collection Madison Brown, which appeared in major retailers such as Barney’s New York, Neiman Marcus, and Fred Segal. Inspired by “The Emperor Wears No Clothes”, Katharine discovered the miracle of the hemp plant and was completely fascinated.
In 2017, she embarked on a new journey into wellness and beauty and CBD+nature was created. She believes Mother Nature put this amazing plant on Earth for a reason.
It is the only plant that can feed you, clothe you, and heal you. Katharine’s ultimate mission is to provide a natural alternative to healing and redirect our natural inclination to reach for the medicine cabinet and over-the-counter products – known to severely disrupt our body’s homeostasis. Instead, CBD+nature reaches for Mother Nature’s pantry to create and formulate intentional products that can heal and balance your brain+body+soul.
Patricia Santer, born and raised in Austria, is the creator of the “am Punkt” luxury umbrellas. She studied marketing and advertisement in Munich, Germany. Her journey at the path of fashion and design started at the age of 25 during a New York trip. In spring of 2021, she launched “am Punkt”, which means “at the point”. Each Luxury umbrella is individually made in Austria bringing color to life and are a contemporary answer to the connection between tradition and design. With refreshingly new product designs, “am Punkt” shows how innovative, sustainable Austrian quality can look and that everyone can make a small contribution to a more conscious approach to the environment and consumption, at the point of our time!
Shauna Walker is the author of How To Eat Vegan For 30 Days: A Daily Guide. Shauna is a mother, a wife, a friend, a nutritionist/ food coach, a choreographer, a self-taught cook, a midwife in training, an avid traveler, a seeker of incredible people, places, and things that leaves one speechless, an adventurer, an amateur surfer, and one who believes that dreams do come true. She spends the majority of her time living in Malibu, CA with her husband and two kids. Shauna also leads our Dance Inspiration series.
Mona Therese Winston
Mona Therese was born and raised in Denmark, Europe. She moved to the US 15 years ago and currently teaches and lives with her husband and her cat in Malibu, California. She is trained in the linage of Krishnamacharya, and her main focus is on breathing, Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga and Meditation. Her fascination of the human being, not only physically, but also mentally and spiritually shines through in her teaching and her own self.
Mona Therese’s journey on the path of yoga started at the age of 18 when she got the book “Ramana Maharshi and the Path of Self-Knowledge”, which was a great inspiration and gave her a bigger understanding of her own Spirituality and where she wanted to be in life. Her teachings are influenced by the practice of Ashtanga Yoga by her teachers Lino Miele and the late Gwendoline Hunt. Later on, from an injury and a deep desire for understanding how Yoga Asana works, she ventured into the practice of Iyengar Yoga with one of her teachers, Claus Wittig in Denmark. When she read “Autobiography of a Yogi,” Mona Therese found the missing link in her own practice and got Initiated into Kriya Yoga by Sri Swami Shankarananda Giri from Rishikesh, India.
Mona Therese started Meditating at age 21 with her first introduction to meditation through TM (Transcendental Meditation). At her first visit to India she was introduced to the practice of Zen Meditation and the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, and immediately realized she had to explore his teachings more.
Book a private session with Mona – Online $130 or in person (available in Los Angeles/West Side and Malibu only) $150.
Inspired by the rich hues and centuries long weathering of walls in the Yucatán, each Kasia Kulenty gown embodies comfort in luxury, and is dedicated to the empowerment of both the wearer and creator of each cotton gown.
Since the beginning of time, women have gathered together and through their laughter, singing, tears and joy, they have created – for a sense of purpose, for survival, to feed their children, to feel inspired,
And above all, in order to create that which connects us all – community.
Every piece of this collection is a true example of mindful slow fashion, requiring a minimum of 12 meters of airy cotton that is artfully hand cut, sewn, braided and then individually dyed by spirited local artisans.
By focusing on the artistry of handcraft and its longstanding traditions in all corners of the world, we are enriched with the knowledge of the present and the past, as well as understanding the importance of creating sustainable futures.
+Beryll designer Petra Berg comes from a 3 generation fashion family. Born and raised in Austria, she moved to Malibu, California to expand the brand’s success story in Europe to the United States. With its superior quality, trend-setting designs, and understated luxury, Beryll creations are an alchemy of of pure form, function, effortless style and exquisite craftsmanship.
At the Los Angeles +Beryll Studio, Berg and her artisan workers used selected materials that get more beautiful with age, materials that get the chance to take on the personalities of their owners.
Handcrafted by good people, worn by good people.
Born in a small village in Southern Austria, Sabine grew up with old traditions and customs and a burning curiosity about the world beyond the Alps. After studying fashion design and ethnology and art history she travelled the world in search for tribal “fashion” and lived among indigenous people to study their art, rituals, ceremonies, and making off traditional costumes.
Sabine lives now with her two kids and her dog between Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Venice California. Her luxurious Cashmere line SABINE is selling worldwide in selected places like the Aman Resort in Jackson Hole.
Sabine’s focus is female empowerment, with her brand she only employee’s female artisan workers and creatives. She is also a supporter of CLIMB Wyoming, a non-profit organization supporting single moms with low-income situations and placing them in rewarding careers.
Julie Vaden was born in Nottingham, England and currently resides in Malibu, California. From a very early age she had demonstrated unique intuitive abilities.
Throughout the years Julie has used her psychic and clairvoyant talents to give guidance and clarity to her clients which come from all corners of the world. Julie has several ways she receives information and of course one is by using the Tarot Card decks. Her clientele is very eclectic encompassing business professionals, artists, musicians and the entertainment industry. Julie loves having the opportunity to connect with her clients and loves to teach others how to open up their own spiritual potential.
Each session takes one hour, and additional time can be arranged upon request. The sessions can be by phone or zoom.
Intrigued by the magical world of fashion, film, flowers & scents, Vienna’s and New York’s world of Art Deco charm & Los Angeles’ contemporary charm; Katja Schmolka, was born and bred in Vienna, she has been making her way through these diverse, and vibrant worlds. She established the independent fashion & art magazine ZIP Magazine, founded in New York City, along with her wellness lifestyle brand Scent Clouds—both created for the self-confident woman in charge of her own life, style, self-love, and spirituality.
Twenty years ago, after the unexpected loss of her beloved mother, a Shaman Healer in Vienna helped Katja cope using Ylang Ylang essential oils. The love of natural, clean products, and the empowering, enchanting impact of floral & herbal scents inspired Katja to create her own brand: the Scent Clouds line. Mists, soaps, and candles are hand-crafted and combined with intentions—LOVE, PEACE, JOY, COURAGE, and TRUST, among others— the logos painted by her in bold brush strokes. The floral and herbal scent combinations convey different feelings; they lift, calm, inspire, and clear the user’s vibrations. Katja Schmolka lives and creates in Malibu, CA.
“Floral & herbal scents simply make you happy. They ignite your spirit & creativity. And when you are happy—you can make other people happy! I call it collective consciousness, which is powerful and truly transforming. ” – Katja Schmolka
With a passion to help heal and restore our physical world and all its inhabitants Patricia believes by first focusing on building a compassionate, healthy relationship with self that this is possible. Through her years working with Deepak Chopra, M.D. she witnessed and personally experienced meditation as one of the most transformational tools to achieve that connection and all-inclusive love.
Her diverse background of working in fashion, product design, wellness, tech start-ups and education has given her the unique opportunity to collaborate with and learn from world renowned scientists, doctors, artists, technologists, designers and athletes observing various viewpoints and desires. It all brought her back to one point, to achieve a supportive, beneficial societal and therefore ecological transformation, universal connection through gratitude, reflection, respect and love beginning with self was something she wanted to help inspire and felt necessary. Therein began the creation of The Meditation Toolkit and her company World Wellbeing.
Her wish for people when they use The Meditation Toolkit is to feel loved, connected and at peace thus strengthening the ever changing collective evolution of love.
Born and raised in the Chicago area, Patricia now resides in Southern California surrounded by the natural beauty and cool breeze of the coast.
Hallstein Water co-founder Elisabeth Muhr is a passionate advocate for global drinking water improvement and an acknowledged expert in hydrobiology. She graduated from Vienna’s University of Environmental Engineering in Environmental Engineering and Ecology, and was a visiting lecturer at Cal Poly Pomona teaching “Ecology Applied to Landscape Architecture.” Additionally, the Austrian Tyrolian Government tapped her expertise to evaluate the ecological impact of hydropower plants and the influence of highways on ecology and human well-being.
Personally, Elisabeth has been honored with many golfing awards including Austrian Junior Champion, Senior Champion, Member of the Austrian National Team, Austrian Senior Team and Sports Woman of the Year. She serves on the boards for the Salzburg Festival Society and the American-Austrian Foundation, and formerly as Vice Chair on the Buick/Barclays Classic PGA Golf Tournament benefiting United Hospital, Port Chester NY.
Bands of L.A. founder Berit Freutel was born in Germany and lived and worked as a journalist and book author in Vienna/Austria. Eleven years ago she moved to Los Angeles and started her own fashion brand, ‘Bands of L.A.’ The idea behind this label is that Los Angeles is a meeting ground where creatives from all over the world come to actualize their dreams, be inspired and grow in its adventurous terrain. Where resilience is often rewarded and the ability to transform and reinvent is a courageous necessary mindset. And as all this is contagious, Berit fell in love with this promising light and as the song goes “You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave!”, Berit does not intend to leave! Her purpose of creating the Bands of L.A. is to tie up the spirit of Los Angeles a little bit, free spirits keeping it together! When you don’t find her working on new ideas, you will find her passionately studying astrology with the goal of becoming a professional astrologer and helping others uncover their path!
Born in Australia and now residing in New York, Kristin McIver is a visual artist who specializes in video, painting, sculpture, light and language. Her artworks incorporate aspects of digital culture and social media as their subject matter. She has created several large scale public art installations which respond to their immediate environment, and her work can be discovered in locations around the world.
Kristin also runs a website design agency, applying her love for art, design and technology towards online solutions for fellow entrepreneurs. Having worked with some of the world’s most recognized brands, Kristin has gained insights, knowledge and expertise which she loves to pass on to emerging businesses.
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