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May 2019

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VIVOBAREFOOT Launches New Plant-Based Shoe

This week, VIVOBAREFOOT launched The Primus Lite II Bio. The new plant-based shoe is made with corn, algae and other natural materials. Making The Primus Lite II Bio better for both you and the environment. Fun The Primus Lite II Bio Facts: The Primus Lite II Bio is VIVOBAREFOOT’s most innovative sustainable shoe to-date and one of the world’s first plant-based performance shoes. The new vegan shoe is designed with over 30 percent renewable plant-based materials, including Bio TPU made from yellow dent field corn, natural rubber and harvested algae called Bloom, instead of single-use petroleum materials. The award-winning design weighs on average an estimated 10 percent less than today’s standard performance shoes. VIVOBAREFOOT’s sustainability ethos is uniquely different from other footwear brands in the industry, as it is rooted in design, wellness and social impact, along with utilizing eco-friendly materials. By 2020, the company aims to use 90 percent sustainable materials across their entire range, and 100 percent by 2021. More than 20 billion pairs of shoes are made annually, most from petrochemicals, which have a harmful impact on the environment, contributing to the already serious effects of climate change. The plant-based materials in the Primus Lite II Bio shoe are sourced…

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Second Home Serpentine Pavilion

Second Home, the London-based social business committed to supporting entrepreneurship, and creativity in cities around the world, and the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County (NHMLAC) are collaborating to bring the acclaimed 2015 Serpentine Pavilion designed by SelgasCano to Los Angeles, from June 28 to November 24, 2019. The Second Home Serpentine Pavilion by SelgasCano at La Brea Tar Pits will offer the public a flexible, multi-purpose social space in which to enjoy public programs and events focusing on the intersection of art, design, science, and nature, co-organized by Second Home and NHMLAC. The Pavilion precedes the opening of Second Home’s first U.S. location, Second Home Hollywood, opening later this year. The installation in Los Angeles at the iconic La Brea Tar Pits—the only active urban Ice Age excavation site in the world—will mark the first time that a Serpentine Pavilion has been presented in the United States, and Los Angeles will be its only venue. The 866-square-foot Second Home Serpentine Pavilion by SelgasCano at La Brea Tar Pits will be set on the grassy ellipse in the park adjacent to the museum at La Brea Tar Pits. Designed by Madrid-based architects SelgasCano for the 15th annual presentation of…

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Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show

Serving up extraordinary arts & crafts, entertainment, and fun, the Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show, comes to the southland this fall with even more ways to celebrate. A new showcase has been added in Costa Mesa. This marks the 48th season for the revered tradition that is recognized as the largest and most prestigious indoor showcase on the west coast. With more than 24,000 original works from hundreds of exhibitors nationwide, live entertainment, a Kidszone, specialty foods, strolling performers, demonstrations, contests, and more, it’s an awesome experience best shared with friends and family. There is always something new to discover and enjoy with such a colossal collection of artistry all under one roof. Community outreach programs also fundraise for local non-profits. Tickets range from $4 to $9, and kids 12 and under are free. Entrance for groups of 10 or more is only $5. Hours are Friday 10am to 5pm; Saturday 10am to 6pm; and Sunday 10am to 5pm.   *Costa Mesa, September 20-22 OC Fair & Event Center; 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626   *Ventura: October 4-6 Seaside Park, Ventura County Fairgrounds; 10 West Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001   *Del Mar:  Oct 11-13 Del Mar Fairgrounds; 2260 Jimmy Durante…

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Wedding Trends

Wedding Trends that are going to be huge in 2019 Courtesy of Giant Invitations   Getting married this year? Don’t worry, we have got you covered with all the latest! Here are the top wedding trends for 2019 according to leading celebrity wedding experts:   Wedding Styling Colin Cowie, the party and wedding planner of choice for celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lopez, Oprah Winfrey, Ryan Seacrest and Kim Kardashian comments: “I’ve never been one to do trends— I’m much better at creating them. When you work around your client’s unique DNA and cater everything guests smell, touch, taste, see and hear to that DNA, you end up with something unique that truly tells a story. Of course, being in the industry for as long as I have, I can quickly pick up on a few things we can expect to see in 2019: keep an eye out for the return of modern, contemporary, minimalist looks; this year, less is more. Out with the over-the-top floral walls and in with non-traditional florals composed of wheat or grass. Round ceremonies are something I’ve always enjoyed designing because they ensure friends and loved ones are no more than a few…

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SoCal’s Quick Costa Rican Getaway: El Mangroove

It’s been called the “land of art in nature” and for those who love spectacular landscapes, Costa Rican is a travel-must. If black sand beaches and vibrant colored sunsets are your idea of a tropical getaway, El Mangroove in Northwest Costa Rica should rank at on the top of your proverbial bucket list. With an unhurried vibe and hammocks placed in each guest room, this is where visitors come to unwind and indulge in Costa Rica’s unmatched splendor. Situated on the Guanacaste province, El Mangroove is an all-inclusive resort that’s a convenient 20-minute drive from Liberia International Airport. This is where travelers” land and play” without the delays of actually getting to a hotel destination. El Mangroove is the nearest beach resort to an international airport within Costa Rica. Offering an array of activities and water sports, guests can enjoy paddle-boarding, snorkeling, boating, swimming and a variety of treatment options at Bearth Spa, which features outdoor terraces and massage decks. Private and group yoga classes are available upon request and the gym is open 24 hours, seven days a week. Boating excursions are available should guests feel like visiting nearby beaches, and surfing lessons can be booked for individuals or groups….

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10 Top SoCal Dog Parks and Beaches

Dog owners will reach new heights to give their dog the best opportunities possible. With these ten best dog parks and beaches in SoCal, Fifi will be the most athletic and social dog around.   The dog beach at Huntington Beach is one of the most popular dog destinations. Your pup can play in the sand, relax in the sun and swim or even surf in the ocean. The only cost is parking, but donations are also accepted. For more information, go to www.dogbeach.org   In San Diego, Nate’s Point is a 2.3-acre dog park. It has many trees for shade and includes picnic tables, water fountains and a double entry gate. The surrounding beautiful scenery feels like you’ve left San Diego for a mythical dog land. www.npdog.org/park.html   Country Kennels Dawg Water Park is one of the best ways you can help your dog cool off. It costs $12 for the first dog and $6 for the second, but is worth every penny. The park includes a pool, fake grass, hills and tunnels to give your dog the time of his/her life. Watch this video for a closer look: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfPolY85EqY   Carlsbad offers a newer dog park, with sections…

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