Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Whole Planet Foundation® & partners hosted pre-Grammy® benefit at historic Village Recording Studios

Presented by Whole Foods Market®, which featured 2014 Grammy-nominee and winner La Santa Cecilia and many other upcoming musicians.

Photos & story by Karen Ostlund

La Santa Cecilia were nominated, and won for best Latin rock Grammys 2014

Whole Planet Foundation, Whole Foods Market and partners honored Lauren Conrad and Julie Marie Chavez for their commitments to promoting sustainable practices and changing global environments last Thursday before the Grammys 2014.
(Center) actor Michael Sheen with Toni Lee, Bangladeshi rep. from
Grameen Foundation
The celebration took place at Whole Planet Foundation’s annual pre-GRAMMY® benefit, which was held at the historic Village Recorder Studios, 1616 Butler Avenue in Los Angeles. The venue is where legendary artists including Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and many others have recorded their iconic hits.
Whole Planet Foundation was founded in 2005, and is a Whole Foods Market foundation which funds poverty alleviation worldwide. 

right, Planet LA's Mark Nguyen and
  Harry Johnson
(Commissioner, National Labor Relations Board)
2014 GRAMMY winner La Santa Cecilia performed, which is a Mexican-American band based in Los Angeles. They played a blend of many forms of music, including cumbia, bossa nova, and boleros.
  Most well-known songs are: La Negra, Ice el hielo
  Albums: Their album Treinta Días
  Members: lead-singer La Marisoul, with band-members, Alex Bendana, Gloria Estrada, Jose Carlos,Miguel Ramirez and Hugo Vargas
  Nomination & win: Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

 The band dedicated their Grammy to the 11 million undocumented workers living in the U.S.

                                                                                                                      Other  leading artists included Yuna, The Parlotones, Jesca Hoop, Charlotte Sabina, Amilia K Spicer and Jonny Kaplan & The Lazy Stars.
“We are honored to thank Lauren Conrad and Julie Marie Chavez for their commitment to giving back to our global communities and inspiring others to do the same,” said Joy Stoddard, development director for Whole Planet Foundation. “We’re grateful for their support, and the support of all of those who joined us at the Grammy benefit  January 23rd.”
Jesca Hoop
                                                                    Proceeds from the evening went directly to Whole Planet Foundation to fund small loans and entrepreneurship programs for poverty alleviation.
Whole Planet Foundation has authorized $41 million and funded more than $­­­29 million in micro finance programs in 58 countries, including the United States.
Organic Mexican Zaragoza coffee


The event was presented by Whole Foods Market, featuring Community Leaders Garden of Life, Saffron Road Foods and VeeV. 
Dessert:chocolate truffles and coconut rolled dates

   Other partners included TEAS’ TEA, Frontier Natural Products Co-op, Acure Organics and Teatulia Organic Teas.  
Event Supporters included Be Green Packaging, Irwin Naturals, Mamma Chia, IZZE Sparkling Juice, NadaMoo! and prAna.

Event contributors: Allegro Coffee Company; Hubert’s Lemonade; popchips; Krave Jerky; Folio Wine; Peaceful, Easy Feeling Cabernet, Golden Road Brewing; Ai Vy Springrolls; Icelandic Glacial Water; Pura Vida Charity Bracelets; Olloclip; Pulso Viral; Sonix; Sunset Sessions; Sound House Promotions; Cerwin Vega; VOS Flips; Soapbox Soaps; Justin’s and Chavez for Charity.
Actors Curt Mega, Kimberly Whalen, and Stuart Brazell
Event producers were Clamorhouse and Planet LA Records/Music.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Roadside Attraction & Day 28 Films hosted a charity screening for "Gimme Shelter" to benefit Several Sources Shelters

Roadside Attractions & Day 28 Films hosted a charity screening last Tuesday for the film "Gimme Shelter" which premiered nationwide today.

Hollywood, CA
Story by Karen Ostlund
Photography by Alcazark
left, Vanessa Hudgens with cast of "Gimmi Shelter"
Roadside Attractions & Day 28 Films hosted a special charity screening to benefit Several Sources Shelters of their latest feature film "Gimme Shelter" last Tuesday, January 14th at Hollywood's famous Egyptian Theater.
The film is starring Vanessa Hudgens, James Earl Jones, Rosario Dawson & Brendan Fraser and Ann Dowd, and is based on the inspiring true events centering on the courageous story of "Apple" Bailey (Hudgens)and her incredible path to motherhood as a pregnant, homeless teenager. 
The movie is written and directed by Ronald Krauss (AMEXIA). 
"Gimme Shelter" highlights the hardships faced by youth and women in America struggling to find homes, medical care, and support for themselves and their children. 

Cupcakes by Real Food Daily at the after-reception at Egyptian theatre
The film was inspired by the true story of Kathy DiFiore's Several Sources Shelters, a non-profit organization providing support, education, care, and housing for women and families in need. Funds raised at the event were benefiting Several Sources Shelters,  and Director Ron Krauss will be matching all donations made on that night.
A reception followed the screening which allowed guests the opportunity to meet some of the cast and learn about the important work of this incredible charity.

Guests enjoyed specialty drinks and appetizers provided by the evening's sponsors:
Nespresso, Whole Foods Market Sherman Oaks West, Real Food Daily, Speck Products, Prive, Magnolia Bakery, Uber, the LA Brewing Company,Vina Sympatica and specialty cocktails by Tatratea tea liqueur.
Sponsor Whole Food Market served cold cuts
The story behind the movie:
Inspired by the real-life, David-and-Goliath story of Several Sources Shelters founder Kathy DiFiore. Award-winning writer and director Ronald Krauss wrote his original screenplay while spending a year in a shelter for pregnant teens, and based his poignant screenplay on the lives of several of the shelter mothers:
A pregnant teenager flees life with her drug-addicted mother and ends up living on the street before being welcomed into her first real home in Gimme Shelter, an extraordinary tale of survival and redemption inspired by actual events.
Vina Sympatica was the sparkling grape wine
For 16-year-old Agnes "Apple" Bailey (Vanessa Hudgens), life has been a constant struggle to overcome the harsh reality of a subsistence existence with her abusive mother, June (Rosario Dawson), and June's string of lowlife boyfriends.
When she finds herself pregnant and alone, Apple temporarily takes shelter with her biological father, Tom (Brendan Fraser), a wealthy Wall Streeter living in a New Jersey mansion with his wife Joanna (Stephanie Szostak) and two young

Nespresso coffee drinks
Tatratea  tea liquor
But Apple's inability to adjust to her new circumstances, and her refusal to terminate her pregnancy soon force her back onto the streets.
Desperate to find a haven for herself and her unborn child, Apple reluctantly agrees to move into a suburban shelter that houses other pregnant teens. 
Rated PG-13 by the MPAA


Friday, January 17, 2014

23rd Annual photo l.a. honored photographer Douglas Kirkland

23rd Annual International 
Photographic Art Exposition
photo l.a.
Opening Night Gala was
honoring  photographer Douglas Kirkland, and
benefiting Inner-City Arts, at LA Mart 
1933 S. Broadway, 2nd Floor Los Angeles, CA 90007


Photographers and artists - Douglas Kirkland, John Baldassari, Catherine Opie, James Welling, Anthony Friedkin, Jay Mark Johnson, Ken O'Hara, Joann Callis, Ken Gonzales-Day

 Photos & story by Karen Ostlund
right, Douglas Kirklan in front of  photo John Travolta 1977
23rd Annual photo l.a (January 16-19th) honored iconic, award-winning photographer Douglas Kirkland at opening night gala yesterday, benefitting Inner-City Arts.

Kirkland was honored for his exceptional contributions to the photographic community. With his career spanning more than five decades, Kirkland has photographed over 2,000 subjects and more than 600 major celebrities from Marilyn Monroe to Angelina Jolie. His photographs can be seen in permanent collections of museums around the world and he has published several books including Freeze Frame,  Coco Chanel: Three Weeks, An Evening with Marilyn and the recently released monograph book on his career, A Life in Pictures.
People at PHOTO L.A.
photo l.a. is the acclaimed photographic art exposition celebrating its 23rd annual photography fair. photo l.a. 2014 will present its widest collaboration of photography yet, exhibiting works dating from the 19th century, up through the most cutting edge contemporary photo-­based art. Known for its dynamic programming, photo l.a. will once again spearhead a unique series of lectures, roundtable discussions, and docent tours as a valuable supplement to its exhibitions.
The opening night gala was benefiting the local nonprofit arts organization Inner-City Arts, an oasis of learning, achievement and creativity for students in Los Angeles.

During visits, students work with professional teaching artists in well-equipped studios, receiving hands-on instruction in a range of subject areas within the visual, performing and media arts. This unique approach to arts education bridges the gap between the studio and the classroom while measurably improving academic and personal outcomes for children and youth, including those students with Limited English Proficiency who are at risk of academic failure.
Annie Leibovitz photos from 1967
Acclaimed as a showcase for the best in the photographic arts, photo l.a. continues to be one of the most dynamic and energized art fairs in the world.
Bert Stern's contact sheet of Marilyn Monroe Vogue 1962
   Since 1992, over 300 galleries, private dealers and publishers have participated and exhibited at photo l.a. More than 200 lectures, panels and collecting seminars have been presented. photo l.a.’s rich and distinguished history has influenced the transforming art/photography landscape of Los Angeles. Many important artists have been introduced to the public at photo l.a. and we are honored to have played a crucial role in the cultural life of Los Angeles.

With over 10,000 visitors photo l.a. is the best platform for meeting with collectors, curators and artists in Los Angeles.
Jean-Gabriel Barthelemy Versailles 1952
Featured Exhibiting Galleries

Cirrus Gallery - Cirrus Gallery, a Los Angeles­-based print workshop, publisher and gallery, is a welcomed addition to photo l.a. 2014. Cirrus shows a diverse range of mediums, with a special focus on photo and technology-enhanced work. Some of the artists they will show at photo l.a. this year include John Baldessari, Brice Bischoff, Brassaï, and Steven Criqui.  
John Baldessari mixografia print
on handmade paper

Hous Projects -­ New York City's Hous Projects will exhibit again at photo l.a. 2014, bringing seven contemporary artists -­- including Tara Bogart, Alison Brady, F & D Cartier, and Klaus Enrique -­- primarily exhibiting photography and video works adding a collaborative and intermedia approach to the contemporary scene.  

 Jancar Gallery -­ Los Angeles based Jancar Gallery joins this year's photo l.a., bringing leading works of contemporary photography, vintage photography and video. Jancar Gallery represents the local art culture of Los Angeles showing artists such as Micol Hebron, Robert Cumming, Ilene Segalove, Tricia Lawless Murray and more.


Louis Klaitman Louis Klaitman has been active in the photographic art community for over 25 years specializing in vintage and contemporary photographs. Klaitman will be showing artists including Beckwith and Fisher, Sally Gall, Annie Leibovitz and Ellot Porteer, among many others at photo l.a. 2014.  
Kevin Spacey at old Vic theatre London, 2005
George Lawson Gallery - The San Francisco based George Lawson Gallery is best known for its showcases featuring a dynamic international roster of contemporary artists from emerging to mid-career level. At photo l.a. 2014 George Lawson Gallery will be exhibiting photo-based works by artists including Tama Hochbaum, Susan Mikula and Jennah Ward.

Photo by Sid Avery, Frank Sinatra, 1954
 in recording studio
Monroe Gallery of Photography - AIPAD member from Santa Fe, NM, Monroe Gallery of Photography represents classic black & white photography with an emphasis on humanist and photojournalist imagery. The gallery features work by more than 50 renowned photographers in addition to representing a select group of contemporary and emerging photographers like Eddie Adams, Robert Capa, Bill Eppridge, Yuri Kozyrev and many others.

Smith Andersen North - San Francisco based Smith Andersen North gallery will show established and emerging artists focused on twentieth-­century and contemporary fine art photography. Some of these well-known photographers include Daido Moriyama, Paul Caponigro, Philip Hyde, Benjamen Chinn and William Heick.  
Uber editions


Featured Programming this weekend January 18-19th
Saturday, January 18, 2014

So You've Formed a Collection, What Now? (Panel Discussion)
Weston Naef (Panel Moderator; Curator Emeritus and Founding Curator, Department of Photographs, J. Paul Getty Museum) along with Stephanie Smith (Curator, Wilson Centre for Photography), Justin Fiset (Artist; Independent Collection Manager), Gawain Weaver (Independent Photo Conservator) explore the question: What is a collection and how does one maintain it? 
Time: 11:30am-1:00pm

 A Fifty Year Love Affair with Photography: A Life in Pictures (Keynote by Douglas Kirkland)
Douglas Kirkland has been photographing for over five decades, exploring his passion in the discovery of beauty that never wavers. Photography has been his bride, his companion, his lover, and his confidante throughout his multifaceted career. Kirkland is best known for his celebrity portraits, but the scope of his work is far wider: his portraits go far beyond the physical appearance of his subjects and capture the very essence of their being with disarming honesty and sensuality."
Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm

The Reproductive System (Panel Discussion)

This panel will discuss photographic reproduction and its changing relationship to contemporary art. Through a series of case studies on the work of Tino Sehgal & Stanley Brouwn, artists who prohibit the reproduction of their work, the phenomenon of "burning" a work on the secondary market, come into investigation relative to the broader economy. Matthew Thompson (Director of Collection Development and Exhibition Support, LACMA) will moderate this panel.
Time: 3:30 - 5:00pm

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sex and Fashion (Panel Discussion)

This panel, presented by Joe Zee (Creative Director, ELLE Magazine), discusses the blurred lines of sexuality and what is accepted as appropriate in the world of fashion photography.
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm 

Moving Still, The Art of Gabriel Figueroa: A Legacy of Images, From Cinema to Stills 

(Panel Discussion)
For decades, Gabriel Figueroa has been known internationally as one of the greatest innovators in the medium of black and white cinema. So powerful and universal are his images that today he is reconsidered as a master maker of both the moving and the still image. Currently the subject of a major LACMA exhibition, this panel, featuring Gabriel Figueroa, Rita Gonzalez (Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, LACMA) and moderated by Michael Donnelly (Producer and Curator of Film, Photographer), will explore Figueroa's historic importance, as well as the technical aspects of the transformation of the master's motion to still images, with his son Gabriel Figueroa Flores, photographer and archivist.

Time: 1:30 - 3:00pm 

Photographic Fictions: Technology and the Digital Document (Panel Discussion)
Natalie Bookchin (Photography and Media Faculty, CalArts; Artist) and Ken Gonzales-Day (Professor of Art, Chair of the Art Department, Scripps College; Artist) will discuss their work in relationship to technology, from digital manipulation and online publishing to large archives and social media. Bookchins video installations often draw their source material from social media and video-sharing sites, exploring shared language, gestures, and narrative tropes. Gonzales-Day alters found images and objects to raise questions about racial violence and historical memory. Both bodies of work reflect on documentary practice and push at the boundaries of the digital document. Topics may include: fair use, authorship, archives, photographic truth, alternative constructions of documentary practice. 
Time: 3:30-5:00pm
more info

Thursday, January 16, 2014

LA Art show Celebrated Launch of Bordeaux-Los Angeles - A 50 Year Partnership

The LA Art Show, the largest platform for contemporary and traditional art in the West, returned yesterday to the Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall J & K, January 15 - 19, 2014.
Jewelry & Antique show joined LA Art show on the same floor this year.

Photos & story by Karen Ostlund

Bordeaux-Los Angeles 50 Years Partnership
The Honorable Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, art ambassadeur  Tim Robbins, and Sister Cities of Los Angeles, Inc. welcomed guests to the Opening Premiere Party of the 2014 LA Art Show to celebrate the official launch of Bordeaux-Los Angeles:  A 50-year partnership and to honor Councilmember Tom LaBonge for his commitment to the Sister Cities of Los Angeles and for his advocacy to arts and culture in the City of LA.

Bordeaux tasting at LA Art Show opening
The event yesterday featured exclusive tasting of many world-renowned wines from Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux generously supplied by: Union des Grands, Crus de Bordeaux, Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB)., while enjoying delicious California-Latino inspired samplers by chef of note, John Sedlar of Rivera Restaurant.
Additional  culinary delights were served by  Beso, Calavera Tequila, Chivas Regal, Deep Eddy Vodka, Evian, Hama Sushi, John and Pete’s Fine Wine & Spirits, Magnolia Bakery, Maria’s Italian Kitchen, Trattoria Neapolis, Chaucer Freight and James Magni Design.

Honary Host committee posing w/Bordeaux wine
Attendees  also had the chance to view an exhibition of limited edition Richard S. Duardo fine art prints from Cheech Marin's The Chicano Collection / La Colección Chicana, the photographs of acclaimed photographer Gil Garcetti, and works by participating artists in the France Los Angeles Residency Exchange (FLARE) program.

Designer Sue Wong w/friend. She presented her gowns
at the Jewelry & Antique Show


19th Annual LA Art Show and art de vivre exemplifying French-American cooperation and the Bordeaux-Los Angeles relationship.
Sue Wong gown at the Jewelry
& Antique show
 All Opening Night ticket proceeds went  to the Sister Cities of Los Angeles, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, to support this year-long cultural exchange. Sister Cities of Los Angeles, which creates and strengthens relationships between Los Angeles and her 25 Sister Cities around the world, partnered with the 2014 Opening Night Premiere Party, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Los Angeles' partnership with sister city, Bordeaux, France.

Artist J. Diamond, sax, made
 of golf clubs
 The 2014 LA Art Show,  produced by the Palm Beach Show Group  build upon the concept of two distinct shows under the banner of the LA Art Show.

A complete art experience, the fairs-within-a-fair will showcase four sections of work: The Modern & Contemporary Section, The Historic & Traditional Contemporary Section. The Vintage Poster Section and The IFPDA Los Angeles Print Fair.
Artist Jim Vogel


               The 2014 LA Art Show also features an exclusive and impressive collection of galleries selected by the LA Art Show's Gallery Selection Committee, and an exciting roster of programming including an engaging lecture series, ground-breaking special exhibits by top curators, artist book signings, guided show tours, mixers, and evening events.
Gallery Breathing was sponsored by World Capital Market

The Los Angeles Art Show will run thru  January 15 - 19, 2014 and is located  in the same building as Los Angeles Jewelry & Antique Show (same ticket) at the Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall,1201 Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015.

There is a free shuttle between La Art Show (LA Convention Center)  and PhotoLA, at 1933 South Broadway at LA Mart.

Gallery Wolfsen Denmark

 The Honary Host Committee:

The Honorable Eric Garcetti, Mayor of the City of Los Angeles
The Honorable Alain Juppé, Mayor of Bordeaux
His Excellency François Delattre, Ambassador of France to the United States
The Honorable Axel Cruau, Consul General of France in Los Angeles
Councilmember Tom LaBonge, Council District 4, City of Los Angeles
Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, Council District 13, City of Los Angeles
Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr., Council District 9, City of Los Angeles.


Opening day, designer Kevan Hall's
gown at Jewelry & Antique show
jointed with LA Art show

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

"Oh Canada" Gifting Suite to Kick Off Golden Globe Awards' Weekend

2nd Annual Gift Lounge returned to Los Angeles to kick off
Golden Globe® Awards Weekend with a cocktail party
to benefit new Canadian Museum for Human Rights
with host committee led by actress/comedienne Catherine O’Hara
and comedian/director David Steinberg.

Beverly Hills, CA (West Hollywood Today)
Photos & story by Karen Ostlund
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
September 20 2014

The 2nd annual Oh Canada Gift Lounge returned to the exclusive The Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel the weekend of Golden Globe Awards, and offered nominees, presenters and celebrity guests Canada’s finest lifestyle products and services.

The inaugural Oh Canada Gift Lounge and Benefit Cocktail Party marked the first time Canadian products and services from Manitoba, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal have been put together in a single gifting suite, and welcomed a steady stream of American and Canadian filmmakers, movie and television stars, and journalists who stopped by to learn about and celebrate some of Canada’s most coveted artists, creators and manufacturers.
Lilyfield Cakes Heather Stewart
Organized and hosted by Winnipeg-based Heather Stewart of the popular Lilyfield Cakes, the 2nd annual Oh Canada Gift Lounge featured a selection of prominent as well as up-and-coming Canadian artisans and companies hand-selected to introduce their cutting edge and top quality products and services to the influential Los Angeles market.( Lilyfield Cake's donate
a portion to REACH, in support of Hirschsprung's Disease.

 "We are very excited to return to Los Angeles with our Canadian gifting suite and to introduce Hollywood to the extraordinary new Canadian Museum for Human Rights that will open September 20th this year," said Heather Stewart of Lilyfield Cakes. "Hollywood is at the forefront of creative collaboration and we are thrilled to come together with celebrities and global trendsetters in the entertainment industry to spread the word about this important institution, which is founded upon tolerance and respect, and is an incredible accomplishment in recognizing and celebrating humanity."
At Oh Canada reception, Burton Cummings
The opening night Oh Canada Benefit Cocktail Party, was  held on The Peninsula’s  Roof Garden to benefit the Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, a brand new national museum scheduled to open September 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

When the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) opens, it will feature many exhibits about the rights of Indigenous people in North America and around the world.  Many of the Museum’s inaugural exhibitions will focus on Indigenous Rights in Canada, but as the CMHR grows new voices will be added to the galleries, such as those of the Indigenous women of the Philippine’s Cordillera region.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the first national museum in Canada since 1967.
Shit Happens Tshirt to
 benefit Hirschsprung
With a host committee led by acclaimed Canadians: actress/writer/comedienne Catherine O’Hara and comedian/director David Steinberg, this special event featured Canadian entertainment, libations and cuisine, including the U.S. debut performance for 2013 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards CBC Rising Star Award-winner Bobby Wills. He was accompanied by Alabama Music Hall of Fame Walk of Fame bronze star recipient Walt Aldridge and Mike Pyle.

 Bobby Wills’ CCMA was nominated and Canadian #1 hit single, "Show Some Respect," co-written by Aldridge and Pyle.Wills has intention to donate half of all proceeds from iTunes downloads worldwide from January 2014 through December 2015 in support of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
Makeup artist Paul Venoit
did touch-ups

Highlights of the two-day Oh Canada suite included:
Hirschsprung's Community gave away T-shirts with the slogan “Shit Happens”. They serve as a forum for anyone with a family member living with Hirschsprung's disease. Hirschsprung's disease is a blockage of the large intestine due to improper muscle movement in the bowel. It is a congenital condition, which means it is present from birth.
Canadian Pickles Elman's Kosher Deli Food

 Elman's Kosher Deli Food Pickles ( Today, in addition to horseradish and pickles, Elman's product line includes sauerkraut, hot and honey mustard, pickled herring, pickled eggs, and sauces.

The “Bite Me Campaign” hoody, is another marketing plan also hit a wider market. When it first hit advertising billboards people were phoning the company just to express their delight in the punchy phrase. As a result, the caption went on the company truck along with the message 'Drink Pickle Juice'.
High Tea Bakery at Oh Canada


  High Tea Bakery, is where Winnipeg's favourite one-of-a-kind custom cookies, cakes, and cupcakes are made, along with all things wedding! (
Farmery Estate Brewery is Manitoba’s new beer:
“The point of The Farmery is to grow the ingredients on the farm that go into our beer,”
said Lawrence Warwaruk, co-owner of The Farmery Estate Brewery.
This concept makes The Farmery beer a unique brewery not only in Manitoba,or Canada but in
North America as well. Nowhere else in North America is there an estate brewery. This grassroots business is made of traditional ingredients,with no rice, corn or corn syrup.
Farmery also produce their own handcrafted artisan soap made of lemongrass, oil of hops, prairie canola oil, olive oil and Farmery Lager.
Dr Bruce McFarlane

Dr. R. Bruce McFarlane moved after 22 years orthodontic practice in Canada to 153 South Lasky Drive in Beverly Hills, and he made his debut launch at Oh Canada suite. He does everything  from Clear Aligners and Behind-the-Teeth Braces to White and colored braces.

Advanced technologies, such as Invisalign® and Incognito®, are often best applied in conjunction with more traditional treatment methods and as a progression in the smile solution process, said Bruce McFarlane.
Gris Gris jewelry for both sexes, from Montreal
                           Gris Gris Jewelry Design ( The name comes from Gris-Gris, which is an amulet originating in Africa believed to protect the wearer from evil and can even bring luck. It consists of a small cloth bag and contains a ritual number of small objects, worn on the person. In other words, it is a sachet of luck-filled charms!
Jewelry designer Barry Richards, created the brand to celebrate spirituality, tradition, superstition and all things beautiful. Gris-Gris Factory prides itself on working with local artisans and ethically sourced materials.
Janie Jewels by Janie Fontaine at Oh Canada

Janie Jewels Inc.( features eco-friendly earrings, bracelets and necklaces sold at Goodwill stores of Alberta in Canada. Designer Janie Fontaine's recycled jewels have also been featured on CBC Dragon Den show in Canada.
The Hartmont Candle Company
    The latest edition to the Canadian Hartmont Candle Company hand crafted line, is the Aurora Collection which  features Hartmont’s 100% Soy with just a touch of Beeswax that is hand-painted for a unique effect that varies from candle to candle. No two Aurora candles are exactly alike.
Each Aurora candle also features an all-natural wood wick that has no chemical additives to assist in its burn. As a result, the Aurora candle has an auditory crackling effect as it burns to a full melt pool.

Bead A Bling Inc for hair and earrings, Canadian handcraft″ two brass chain bracelets
 with fabric details