If there was ever a time to practice being present, it is now.
There is a lot of uncertainty at this time.
Uncertainty about how life will change in the coming weeks and months, about what this will ultimately mean financially, and how this will affect the health of our friends and family, our clients (whom are also our friends and family), our-selves, our community, our city, state, country and the whole wide world actually.
With our wellness collectively as the very most important concern, we respect and agree with the decision to close our doors temporarily and have done so since Thursday last week.
As soon as it is considered safe to re-open, we will make sure to update you here.
Meanwhile, although for many of us, our livelihoods are being brought to a halt and we are navigating through the repercussions of that, little matters more than the health of the people we love and care about. Both of which are resulting in, whether apparent or underlying, a fairly co...
"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...
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.
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
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.
Today at least 50% of the worlds' population accepts that women can choose whom they'd like to marry (As opposed to be set up in an arranged marriage for example). However, among those individuals who couldn't fathom not having free will to choose their partner, many still cant seem to grasp two other considerations about women and marriage.
One being, WHEN they get married.
How old, or I should say, how young they should be married by.
And the second being, IF they even need to get married at all.
As if this is some mandatory inescapable law instead of a
t r a d i t i o n.
The curiosity of why a woman is not married "yet", seems to only increase with age
as opposed to decrease and eventually go away altogether.
Thankfully its merely the look received that insinuates the concern and rarely does anyone actually ask. Because the long "why" list might enhance their 11 lines as a result of the horror stories of l...