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 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 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 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 15, 2019

"What you exhibit outwardly, you are inwardly.

You are the product of your own thought.

What you believe yourself to be, you are." 

p. 21 The Magic of Believing by Claude M. Bristol

December 1, 2019

A woman may marry not only whom she likes, 

but when she likes 

and if she likes.

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...

November 11, 2019

“The intuition is the voice of the heart that will tell me what I have to do.”

- Isabel Allende

Featured in the motion picture 'The Power of the Heart'

November 4, 2019

You know a really big ego when you see one.
I’d hate to have something in common with such a jerk, nor insinuate that you do,
but unfortunately so can each of our own personal egos be pretty
cringe worthy and unpleasant.

It may not be exhibited so bluntly and flagrantly as the “big ego” that we can so easily identify in public,
but whether you want it there or not, our own jerk ego is still very much existent.
You know, that voice in your head that second guesses decisions? That cares what people think and needs validation? It brings
up old hurtful memories and gives you reasons to worry about the future? This voice can also be blindingly protective, overly defensive,
and as mentioned earlier, rather offensive.
Yeah, that’s your "own worst critic", your very own bully and it will control and limit you with fear and dissatisfaction as long as you let it.

So, practice intellectual humility, and put that jerk in check.

To combat this unwanted, unhelpful and uninvited over-thinking adve...

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