Welcome to our well links for the week. Each Friday, we’ll round up our favorite stories, products and friends of Well + Away. This week, we’re inspired by how much our hometown community of Los Angeles has come together to support each other through the blazing fires and mass shooting. After voluntarily evacuating and then glueing ourselves to the news all last weekend, we got out and ventured back into the world this week: celebrated the launch of a good friend’s company, visited our new favorite salon and took a crash course in color.
Here are our favorites from the week:
Read Nora Walsh’s wonderful story on all of the ways vegan and vegetarian travel is getting easier and more accessible, and how Well + Away’s VitalGuides and new VitalKits are part of the sea change. And then share that shit and tag us @wellandaway.
Local businesses who donated to relief efforts:
Local LA eateries Pizza Cookery and Trejo’s Tacos donated vegan dinners to the Red Cross team in Woodland Hills, who were all working overtime and without lunch breaks. They dropped everything to support those on the front lines. Additionally, Manhattan Beach-based Tone It Up donated 15,000 boxes of their Tone It Up nutrition bars to evacuees. We know there are so many others out there who also contributed. We’d love to hear about them.
Parachute opens in SF:
We’ve lusted after these organic, sustainably and locally produced linens since the e-commerce site first launched. And as of November 14, the San Francisco retail shop is open for business. An interactive lounge space covered in Parachute fabrics seats 10, sooo grab a kombucha and meet us there.
Farrow & Ball opens in LA:
Farrow & Ball are makers of low VOC, gorgeous, pigment-rich, premium paints and wallpapers (and a seriously inspiring Instagram feed @farrowandball). They’re a heritage English brand that’s been around since 1930, and just opened a super experiential new showroom in West Hollywood that’s both DIY-er and designer-friendly. Our new dream is to collab on a future VitalGuide cover in a Farrow & Ball color. Going on the vision board this weekend. Until then, you can find us at the new LA showroom dreaming up how we can drench the new W+A HQ in Farrow & Ball colors from tip to toe.
The Dopple launches in LA:
Well + Away friend Chao Wang is a co-founder at new San Francisco kids startup The Dopple, which just had their official launch party in LA last night with a gathering of serious boss mamas. The brand curate monthly ‘Dopple Drops’ of curated, cool kids clothing for parents to look through each drop and keep what they like and return what they don’t. Clothing is up to 80% off of retail and guarantees any Dopple-dressed kid will be the best-dressed in their playgroup.
We just discovered Sunday Forever:
How did we only just find out about this charming purveyor of ‘nice things’ and ‘magic’ as they put it? We just received their Witch Kit as a gift, and are using it to jumpstart a meditation space at the new HQ.