Saturday, December 18, 2010

Shanti Mission Harmony Centres

Guru Shakti Durga
Lalita Sestito - My favorite healing and meditation teacher

If you are feeling lost, low in energy or just want to share abundance and joy with others. Then stop by the Shanti Mission Harmony Centres. After being introduced to the centre by my Mum, I spent 4 wonderful weeks enjoying meditation and healing at the Sydney location.

The Shanti Mission Harmony Centres are schools for the soul which means that they are centres of study in respect of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual good health.

The primary role of The Harmony Centre is to teach and demonstrate the role of our spirit in creating good health. Through understanding that we have to look after our spirit as well as our physical body, we can lead healthier, happier and more peaceful lives and often make astounding recovery from acute and chronic health problems and serious, stressful life events.

The concept that we have an energy field is now widely discussed but not yet universally understood despite growing research and anecdotal evidence of its role in wellness. Pain (physical as well as mental) as well as stress are held in our energy field, and we help people learn how to remove or minimize it.

Ignite Your Spirit therapy, an energetic healing modality (recognized and accredited by the Energetic healers Association of Australia and the International Association of Complementary Therapy) is taught and practiced at The Harmony Centres.

At the Harmony Centres there is always a (free) cup of tea and like minded people to talk to and to share experiences. People are able to explore their studies and their spirituality in a safe environment. We are multi-faith: Everyone is welcome and respected. People from all backgrounds come together to learn and practice ways to bring more joy, peace, well being and grace into their lives.

Through our seminars we educate the public about the benefits of meditation, energetic (light and sound) healing, and mental well being. The wonderful results we obtain in classes and healings at our Harmony centres is giving people hope and happiness, and a greater sense of personal empowerment.

The training programs are offered to the public by donation.

Check out the website for a location near you.



Monday, November 15, 2010

Dining chairs reupholstered Before and After pics - so excited!


Check out the before and after shots of my 80's dining room chairs. I am in love with the new blue/ivory zig zag fabric. Thanks to Vanessa De Vargas for helping me pick the fabric out.

Friday, October 8, 2010

FULLER + ROBERTS Co. Opening @ The Collection 703 North La Cienega Boulevard LA, Ca

Last Week was the opening of The Collection @ 703 North La Cienega Boulevard Los Angeles, California 90069. Showcasing about 7 different designers (Shop in Shop concept).

I personally went to celebrate the opening of the FULLER + ROBERTS showroom. But enjoyed the many different styles being shown.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Mary McDonald & Jordan Cappella

Just received an email for Mary McDonald's book signing events.

I look forward to seeing Mary and getting my very own signed copy.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Duchess of Corbin: The Duchess Recommends . . .

The Duchess of Corbin: The Duchess Recommends . . .: "Jordan Cappella Design This weekend the Duchess had the great pleasure of having brunch with Jordan Cappella, a Venice Beach-based Renaissa..."

Friday, September 17, 2010


I wrote about this back in July. Congratulations to Kelly on STANDARD Magazine which has been received with such deserved praise. Click on the below link for the full article and magazine

.: KELLY LAPLANTE LAUNCHING "STANDARD" ONLINE MAGAZIN...: "The fabulous Kelly Leplante is launching an online magazine This September. EVERYTHING in the magazine will be eco friendly or Green but ne..."

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER for Roche-Bobois & Angeleno magazine Event

Jordan Cappella & Rique Uresti
Vanessa De Vargas, Jordan Cappella & Kate Lee
Anthony Sion & Jordan Cappella

Great event at Roche Bobois boutique on Beverly Blvd. LA Ca Angeleno Editor Alex Abramian - Mott & Editor in Chief Degen Pener invited us to preview the new JEAN PAUL GAULTIER COLLECTION for Roche Bobois.

Friday, September 3, 2010

New Black & White striped rug for living room

I just wanted to share my latest purchase. A black & White striped rug for the living room. I love this rug 5 x 7 and $179.00 from Ikea. I have layered it with a black hide. It also comes in 8 x 11 for 299.00 Enjoy!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Inspiration for my dining area

What a fun day i had with my good friend Interior Designer Vanessa De Vargas, we were designing my dining area. I have attached an inspiration board.

I already have the Nina Campbell wallpaper $10.00 a roll from the last Designer Tag sale, You really would not believe the deals, and should make it to the next one if you like to shop for home decor. The Tulip dining table was picked up this week from out of the closet in Weho for $50.00, sisal rug $99.00 from Ikea, 80's chairs were $15.00 a piece from another charity store. Just bought the blue/natural zig zag fabric today (the last 6 yards for $10.00 a yard from a fabric store downtown) for the 80's chairs. The stunning vintage bamboo cabinet is on loan from My friend Alona the owner of Capri restaurant on Abott kinney Blvd, and is for sale $1200.00

Next week will search for the burlap window treatments and a light fixture.

Will keep you updated on the progress.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Check out pics in westside MAGAZINE Social pages

Some fun pics in the social pages of (MOON TIDE MEDIA'S) westside Magazine.

See pics of Vanessa De Vargas, Jennifer Ekstein, Deborah Greene, Marcia Zia and Jordan Cappella. for Vanessa's DNG event.

Also love the article/pics on Interior designer Chad Eisner on page 40.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

New product development for Jordan Cappella line - four face buddha soap

This post is to share the latest project i am working on. In addition to the candles I have been developing a soap.

I have been playing with a few different silhouette's but my favorite to date is the FOUR FACE BUDDHA, which features BUDDHA'S moods ranging from, happy - sad - mad - content.

I will let you know when the final product is available. Until then enjoy the pics of the prototype.The photo also gives you a chance to see my new labels.

Thanks for taking the time to look.

Jordan Cappella "KEANDRE" candle on STANDARD blog by Kelly LaPlante

The wonderful kelly LaPlante just put a post up about my signature candle scent "KEANDRE" on Standard Magazine Blog. click on link to read the post. To purchase a candle click here

Thanks Kelly!

Looking forward to September, for the Launch of STANDARD online Magazine.

Friday, June 11, 2010


The fabulous Kelly Leplante is launching an online magazine This September. EVERYTHING in the magazine will be eco friendly or Green but neither of these words will be said. In Kelly's own words. The idea for Standard came, quite naturally, from the mantra I have been repeating for years: “green is a standard, not a style.”

Read more of what Kelly has to say below.

After almost a year of scheming and dreaming I am proud to announce that my new periodical publication, Standard Magazine, will debut online this September. The cutting below is a tiny portion of our fall cover, illustrated by Dallas Shaw. Journalism runs through my blood like a mint julep through a silver straw so this move into the world of publishing was probably predestined on some cosmic level. Over the years of penning this blog and my 2008 book écologique, I’ve realized how much power there is in the written word and how much I can continue to effect a positive change in the design industry by regularly putting forth something beautiful and inspirational.
The idea for Standard came, quite naturally, from the mantra I have been repeating for years: “green is a standard, not a style.” After more than a decade of pushing my industry toward sustainability I’ve decided that the time has come to really treat green like a standard—and that means not making a big deal about it anymore.
So that is what we are going to do at Standard. We will only ever feature sustainable products and design but we will not be giving out brownie points (or even mentioning) things that should just be status quo. You won’t see the words “recycled content” or “FSC Certified” but you can be assured that we are presenting you with the cream of the eco-crop on every page of every issue. That is just our Standard.
As you may imagine, this changes things for me as well. While I will continue to practice green design, I am no longer calling myself a “green designer” because, if I am not going to give anyone else brownie points for doing the right thing, then I’m not going to give them to myself either. The adventures will change too, and I look forward to sharing all of the ups and downs with you, here on my blog.
Now, I hope that you will go right on over to check out the Standard website and read our pre-launch blog where you can meet the contributors, see some sneak-peaks of the fall issue, view some great design and become a registered reader. (You can also “like” us on facebook, of course.)

I can't wait!

Sunday, June 6, 2010


So some changes have been made to my bedroom that I wanted to share with you. I have added a vintage wall sculpture, wallpapered another wall, purchased some Trina Turk Cushions, added lamps and moved the furniture around. I hope you like.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Just wanted to give you a look at my bedroom, still needs some finishing touches. But it's almost done.

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Caluco is an amazing patio furniture company. They had a beautiful event that I attended at The Montage Beverly Hills.

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Be sure to check out C California style magazine. Page 115, there is a great story and pics on the historic EI Royale apartment building on Rossmore Ave, Hancock Park. (Sandy the building Manager of 35 years has retired)

I had the chance to live there for a short time in the late 90's. Amazing times. My favorite was 2 hour walks with my good friend Caroline every night. "look how happy they are dancing"