February 16, 2020

"The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always take your time." Junot Diaz

Creating the collage a La Mistinguette Studios is likely the longest time I've spent working on an art project. Not only have I been adding magazine clippings every couple of months for 7 years but some of the images I had already collected and have held onto long before that. It isnt taking so many years due to a lack of content. On the contrary, I have a large pile waiting to be added to the walls but I add only approximately 3-5 images when the time feels right to do so. I'd be lying if I said I was this patient with all of my projects big or small. I'm nonetheless very connected to this project and at no time feel like I'm putting it on the back burner and procrastinating or postponing its completion. Instead, I am enjoying the process of watching it slowly develop. And for that reason it's a nice reminder that some things just require or take more time than othe...

February 9, 2020

Although a very small gesture, sometimes argued too small, its a positive impactful gesture nonetheless. One that is intended to strengthen the confidence and sense of safety of members of our community; fellow HUMANS. Without having to say a word, the safety pin symbolizes solidarity in the resistance of hate. Wearing a safety pin, or this very cute safety pin on a button by Mia X Marks the Spot, expresses the commitment to stand up to negativity, discrimination and prejudice, and stand by any individuals experiencing it. Make the statement that you will not tolerate the intolerant and will act as an ambassador for safety.       

February 2, 2020

Mia X Marks the spot is known for her amazing handcrafted herbal tea blends but ACTIVIST Body Health & Nourishment Tea is exceptionally unique and purposeful. It's not only reiki infused with intention, it's purchase results in the donation (from a portion of the profit) to benefit organizations that serve underprivileged communities, at risk youth, women in need, and LGBTQ.

January 26, 2020

The lighting in the hallway, the aesthetic of the light fixtures and the design they create on the walls, sets a romantic vibe that fills my heart by their artistry and elegance. I loved these vintage chandeliers at first sight, but I had no idea just how much beauty and class they would exhibit. A "romantic vibe" is probably not what you expect of your go to wellness and beauty destination. However I find it rather appropriate for the place you build upon and show yourself love, and the place where we provide our passions; our crafts and services from the heart, that make you feel and look good.  

January 19, 2020

Massage therapist, Reiki healer and intuitive Jolene Ramos of Reiki Me Happy uses her skills and gifts to address your physical and emotional pain.

Her sessions are "tailored to release stagnant emotion in the energetic body and to heal physical manifestations of our emotions and daily demands on our physic body."

Make time for selfcare and healing, your happiness depends on it. 

January 12, 2020

This is the space to decompress, destress, unwind, and HEAL.

Physical pain, emotional pain and unwanted habits, can all be addressed ...right.. here.

Practitioners of massage therapy, reiki, acupuncture and cupping share their ability to help you feel good and enjoy life more. 

Include treatments like these into your selfcare routine and reap the benefits.   

January 5, 2020

Create your own tea blends with Mia X Marks the Spots herb bar here at La Mistinguette Studios. Each herb is described by its medicinal and magical qualities, giving you the insight to address a concern and/or set and intention and thus give more purpose and meaning to your daily ritual. Message master reiki therapist and herbalist Mia X directly for more info.Kat   

December 29, 2019

The overall aesthetic of La Mistingeutte Studios is representative of the transition of Art Nouveau design into Art Deco, which gradually occured between approximately 1910 and 1920. And for this reason many authentic furniture and decorative peices from this time period are found throughout this workspace. 

December 22, 2019

To say Josephine Baker is an inspiration, is an understatement. Which is why the Jazz era symbol and icon, French resistance agent and civil rights activists' images can be found throughout La Mistinguette Studios.

December 8, 2019

Threading is hair removal with the use of cotton thread. By twisting the thread to make small loops and then rolling it over the skin while pulled tightly essentially creates a tension that wraps around the hair and plucks it out. Like waxing, many hairs can be taken at a time and like tweezing one hair in particular can be removed. But being able to achieve both tasks, removing many hairs and isolating one, with one tool is not the only advantage threading has over waxing and tweezing. Threading can pick up hairs that both waxing and tweezing often cannot. Waxing sometimes misses baby fine hairs, very short and/or very stubborn hairs. Baby fine hairs and very short hairs can also be a challenge for tweezers. However, threading can remove all of the above very successfully. Threading does not require using any pre or post products as is suggested and ideal for waxing. Threading is also the most hygienic of the three options since a new piece of thread is used for each person and then d...

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