Friday 28 September 2018

Store: Solar Return

Solar Return

Solar Return...... The lovechild of two of my favourite Instagramers, husband and wife team Tracy Conti McCarty (aka vintage clothes expert Prism of Threads) and Stephen McCartey (raw cake maker extrodinaire  This is just one of those shops that automatically head to the top of my list of places to visit....... to browse the beautifully curated items from the talented duo and finally taste one of Stephens famous works of art .... his Raw cheesecakes!

Hanging in the store front window is a stunning stained glass 'cake portal' made by artist Megan Geer-Alsop  
Solar Return x Prism of Threads

Also in the store are a selection of hand chosen 'wearable art' garments from Tracy's clothing line 'Prism of Threads' , a conscious and sustainable clothing brand she established in 2011 offering vintage and handmade creations.

Other item sin the shop include a selection of 'Cosmic Gifts' including :books, tea sets, children toys, crystals, work by local artists, and other cosmic gifts :)

A must see if you are visiting LA!!!

Solar Return is located at 1461 1/2 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90026
You can see Tracy and Stephens 2011 Home tour here

You can also follow their story over on Instagram and via their Webpage

Hand carved wooden comb
One of Stephens famous Raw Cheesecakes
The Cakes in Stephens words.....

This journey began on Valentine’s Day of 2014. My wife, Tracy had a vision of a rainbow raw vegan cheesecake, and I knew that making her one would be the perfect way to celebrate our love.

Creating that first cake was a mind expanding process, as colors made from scratch with organic fruit and herbs emerged more vividly than I had imagined possible. She was thrilled when I presented her my rainbow love cake, and when we shared images of it with our community the response made it clear that I was onto something. A new desire was born within to create food that was art.

Friday 14 September 2018

Poppy and Someday.... Eye of Ra..... Isis

Isis: The eye of Ra by Poppy and Someday
I am not big on make up, mainly because I am really unconfident at applying it so tend to shy away from anything other than a splodge of mascara (that ends up smeared across my face because i forgot it was there) but I am getting to the point where actually I would like to not look like a zombie in photographs and maybe make a bit of effort.

And so maybe it is perfectly timed that Poppy and Someday and Eagle Eye Healing have teamed up to make what must be the most beautiful make up I have ever seen..... Isis!

Isis our first Eyeshadow and is Lapis Lazuli and Pyrite. Associated with the third eye chakra, the Lapis Lazuli can be traced back to ancient Egypt where royalty believed in its power to stimulate openness to the spirit world and infinite possibilities of the imagination.

Isis is the first product from the new line Eye of Ra, a collaboration between Kari Jansen (Poppy and Someday) and Jessi Campbell (Eagle Eye Healing)......This ceremonial make up is ideal for opening your third eye and tuning in to your intuition. 

Composed of powdered Pyrite and Lapis Lazuli, this eye shadow can be worn soft or made darker with a little water or natural primer.  
The brass container is handmade by Peter Goebel, The Lapis Lazuli inlay and custom eye design on the lid by Moon Pi. Comes with handmade little brass spoon and a scroll with instructions. 
To see more Visit Poppy and Someday here
Eye of Ra