MAY 2016 TOP ZEN LIST
$$ · Comoncy Cafe | www.comoncy.com
Coffee & Tea, Breakfast & Brunch, Sandwiches
The group behind Coral Tree Café, a locally owned and operated award-winning café chain, opened their new café concept called Comoncy in Beverly Hills, CA in February 2014. A cross between an espresso boutique, and a European-style breakfast and lunch place, Comoncy more recently expanded to Studio City and even has a location in Scottsdale, AZ.
“Comoncy” means coming together and sharing in our uniqueness. A place for diverse individuals to gather, flourish, and enjoy something we all have in common: A desire for good food, good coffee, and good company.
Utilizing state of the art espresso equipment as well as single-origin offerings from select local rosters, Comoncy prides itself on serving their customers the finest coffee experience using custom-built 3rd wave coffee gadgetry and of course, love. They also have lots of organic options for breakfast and lunch that are fast and easy for those in a rush, including gluten free bagels and amazing salads.
Not dissimilar to Coral Tree, the ambiance is California casual and yet still feels high-design and luxurious in its form. The orange décor creates a vibrant energy to elevate your spirits in conjunction with your caffeine fix.
Good to Know: Their corporate chef, Joseph Gillard, curates their menu selections, with a passion for farm to table cuisine that can be tasted in every delicious bite they serve.
413 N. Bedford Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: (424) 285-8874
Hours: Mon – Fri: 7AM – 5PM; Sat 9AM: 4PM; Sun Closed
12265 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
Phone: (323) 391-2096
Hours: Mon – Sat 7AM – 6PM; Sun 7AM – 5PM
“Recommendations: Breakfast in a Blanket, Wake Me Up Panini, Thai Salad, Wrapper Sandwich, Quinoa Burger, and Mac & Cheese”
“The mac n cheese was perfect, and the quinoa burger was so full of flavor!”
Lumene is an affordable skincare line from Finland created to combine the best of nature with the best of science to illuminate natural beauty in all. Developed and available exclusively for pharmacies, their products are dermatologically tested, hypoallergenic and free from parabens, synthetic colorants and mineral oils.
Combining their insight of the power of wild arctic nature with their scientific expertise has been Lumene’s recipe for illuminating beauty for more than 40 years. But benefiting from the power of nature, they also understand that they need to care for them by honoring the environment.
Good to know: Lumene’s new Vitamin C Hyaluronic Essence combines the brightening benefits of Vitamin C and intensive hydration and wrinkle smoothing efficacy of hyaluronic acid. It increases skin hydration immediately by +109 % (clinical test, 26 women). Not sure what an essence is? These new miracle products are a hybrid between serums and masks, designed to prep skin to receive more nutrition from the other skin care products in your daily regimen.
Our recommended choices: Zen Woman recommends the entire Bright Now line of vitamin C products to start with from cleanser to moisturizer. Then for age reversal options, we like their Time Freeze Instant Lift V-Shaping Serum for facial contouring in 56 days!
Available online for purchase via their website as well as in store or online at Target, Walgreens, Rite Aid and other locations (see their website).
Booty Works is a unique boutique fitness studio that is class-centric, offering an urban vibe atmosphere and intimate community for all levels of fitness. Dynamic cardio and strength training group classes challenge your body and free your mind.
BootyWorks offers a wide variety of unique and original classes that are exclusive to the Bootyworks Studio or are only available at a select few larger gym spaces. With sixteen different types of classes, your body will never plateau and there is something different for everyone every day of the week! From their hardcore HIIT training resistance classes (ReXist360 & Velos) to HipHop Cardio (FitHopLA) to their four varieties of Vinyasa Flow yoga (Goddess, Fun-ctional, Hatha & Sensual)! There’s something for everyone!
In a personalized small group community atmosphere that feels more like personal training, their community of 5-star instructors will help you look as good on the outside as you will feel on the inside! Founded by Danielle Harris, who is a successful actress turned fitness studio owner has always been an avid fitness group class lover.
First Class/New Client Special $10
Single class $15
5 Class Pack $70
20 Class Pack $270
Unlimited Monthly…1 class per day OR 30 classes whichever comes first $149
Unlimited Monthly…Up to 2 classes per day $199
Good to know: FREE Valet parking is available at The Village restaurant for all evening classes Monday-Friday! Bring your ticket in for validation. FREE water and towel service as well! Class reservations are recommended due to limited space and are subject to availability. In order to reserve space payment is required via phone or via website. They do have a 12-hour cancellation policy requirement for single class and class pack holders and you will forfeit your class cost if you do not cancel within the policy window.
Oh! And they also are one of the fitness centers that qualifies for Class Pass – our other Top Zen Recommendation!
Location and Hours:
12307 Ventura Boulevard
Studio City, CA 91604
Mon 8:30 am – 12:30 pm; 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tue 8:30 am – 12:30 pm; 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Wed 8:30 am – 12:30 pm; 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Thu 8:30 am – 12:30 pm; 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Fri 8:30 am – 12:30 pm; 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Sat 8:15 am – 12:30 pm
Sun 9:45 am – 12:15 pm
“Such a fun studio with so many options. I’ve taken the Piloxing Barre, Pound and Rock Your Best. The teachers were all really nice and helpful. Also, it’s a small intimate space, so everyone can meet and create a community.”
“Absolutely love this studio! The classes and instructors are amazing and the staff is very friendly. It is a very warm & welcoming environment which is a nice change of pace from so many other studios and gyms. The studio is very clean and they provide clients with free towels and water. “
$$ · Class Pass Fitness Membership – ClassPass.com
Access the largest network of fitness studios with ClassPass in many cities nationwide. This is an amazing new way to add variety into your workout routine, and if standard gyms are not your thing, this could be the way to go. monthly membership lets you create workout routines that work for you, whether that?s Bikram and barre or cycling and circuit training. Every month, you can take a variety of classes and visit the same studio up to 3x a month, depending on your plan. Find what works for you and set your own schedule.
Good to know: Class Pass is for women who like variety and abhor routine in their workout. So, if you are looking for a membership that will allow you unlimited access to the same studio daily for instance, that’s not this type of membership. You can also find promo codes via Google that provide a slight discount to their membership cost.
Base Membership: Base costs $60/mo. and you can take 5 total classes during your cycle. You can visit a studio up to 2 times per cycle.
Unlimited Membership: Unlimited membership costs $119/mo. and gives you access to unlimited classes. You can visit a studio up to 3 times per month and hold up to 4 active reservations in your account at any given time.
Class Pass is also great for the ZW on the go, because you can easily find a studio in any of these popular cities:
USA: New York | Los Angeles | Orange County | San Francisco | Chicago | Miami | Boston | Washington, DC | Seattle | Atlanta | Austin
Charlotte | Columbus | Dallas/Fort Worth | Denver | Houston | Minneapolis/St. Paul | Philadelphia | Phoenix | Portland | San Diego
Las Vegas | Raleigh | Baltimore | Tampa | St. Louis | Orlando | Nashville | Sacramento | Kansas City
Global Locations: London | Toronto | Vancouver | Sydney | Melbourne | Brisbane | Perth | Adelaide
$-$$$ · Task Rabbit Helpful Services – TaskRabbit.com
As we move away from being super women into our “zen-ness” it doesn’t change that we still have a ton to do that interferes with our just being! Lots of things piling up all the time and only two hands. So, that’s why we love Task Rabbit. You use the app on your smartphone to pick a task from a list of popular chores and errands, then it matches you with a skilled “Tasker” within minutes to complete the job same day if need be. It bills directly to your account and you can get on with other things. It’s really simple and an awesome way to handle those extra things you have to get done and just don’t have time to do. From cleaning to handyman work around the house, or shopping and delivery, there’s now an App for that! You’re welcome.
Good to know: Available in 19 cities nationwide (check the site) and has a 24-hour cancellation policy for all tasks. Task Rabbit does thorough background checks and has a $1 Million dollar insurance policy for all jobs ordered.
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$-$$ · Studio 1220 | Studio1220.com
While recently on a small weekend getaway to San Diego, we discovered this amazing store on Coronado Island that is affordable bohemian and has adorable gifts and accessories as well. Lucky for us they have an online presence to shop from afar if we’re unable to get to either location again soon. Which is why they made our list and you’re invited to discover their amazing treasures and gypsy goddess goodies via their online store above!
Enjoy the shopping…Be adorned and adored goddesses!
Locations in San Diego:
952 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118
12925 El Camino Real, Ste J-9
San Diego, CA 92130
Mon-Fri 10:30 am – 7:00 pm; Sat 10:30 am – 7:00 pm; Sun 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
287 S. Robertson Blvd, Suite 413
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Services: 310-498-1227 | Products: 252-228-9547 or order online
Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm; Sun: Closed
If you are looking for an eco-friendly, safe and non-toxic cleaning service for either your home or business, then KisClean is the way to go. They also offer their own cleaning products that were developed to clean thoroughly without harsh chemicals of any kind. The KisClean product line is formulated of enzymes derived from edible and seed-bearing plants, minerals, fatty acids, folic acid, natural vanilla, coconut oil, and purified water. That’s it! They believe you don’t have to compromise a clean environment by being environmentally responsible, and offer a complimentary walk through and estimate to assess your cleaning needs.
Good to know: They also offer carpet cleaning, floor buffering and pressure washing.
Address: 4423 Lankershim Blvd | Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Phone: (818) 505-3633
Hours: Open Daily 10:00am-8:00pm, except closed Tuesdays
The Room Organic Spa offers organic manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing and massage in a clean and comfortable environment. They pride themselves on having a “fresh-air” nail area and their “zen” back room is a perfect escape from the hustle outside. They were even voted reader’s choice for favorite spa in 2015 by the Daily News. Definitely a quiet oasis to check out on your journey valley side if you need a traffic time-out or similar.
“Our spa was built on a simple premise: to create an atmosphere low on toxins, while offering the highest level of service for everyone that walks through our doors. Visit The Room Organic Spa… and breathe freely.” ~ Ann Soccio, Spa Owner.
Good to know: They have a Mother’s Day Spa Special running through May 9th for $125 that includes a 60-minute massage, 60-minute facial and a Spa Mani/Pedi. Their current massage special is $39 cash/$45 credit at time of publishing. Call to confirm.
“After my great massage and that painful kink beaten into submission, I opted for a gel manicure from Lan.
“Everyone is so nice especially Angie who changed my toe polish a week later because I picked the wrong color free of charge!”
“Plus to make it all even sweeter, they have free wifi and the TV is always set to HGTV!”
Alana Fairchild’s intuitive nature speaks to our spirit at a level of intimacy that is rarely this specific and she definitely lives up to her motto – “Voice of the Soul.” Her products are beautiful to work with and usually quite accurate in their ability to ascertain or confirm what we intuitively already know to be true for us. The stories and artwork behind her oracle decks specifically are truly inspiring and include unique healing processes to assist with shifting energy through the power of our intention and ability to heal self.
If you are new to working with oracle decks, these are extremely powerful and informative, not requiring a whole lot of intuition. From the Sacred Rebel to Kuan Yin or Rumi, there is something for every soul type and we invite you to follow your heart to choose the best deck for you at this time. Collect them all and fall in love with the many aspects of you reflected in each image and its corresponding message. The universal beauty that is Alana’s spiritual connection can be felt deeply throughout her books, music and guided meditations as well, and that is why she’s our Top Zen pick for May.
Good to know: Check out her online oracle experience prior to picking your deck if you’d like.
$$ – The Juice – TheJuiceLA.com
Brand New Location in Sherman Oaks! (Formerly Totes Juice Bar)
13569 Ventura Boulevard | Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Glendale Location in Atwater Village:
3145 Glendale Boulevard| Los Angeles, CA 90039
Hours: Open daily 8am-7pm
The Juice was founded by two moms who selfishly yearned for the delicious health benefits of cold pressed juice in their own neighborhood. The concept has always been clean, simple, and organic concoctions and aesthetics. Organic, raw, fresh, cold-pressed juices and nut milks. Vegan ice cream and smoothies. Organic, raw salads, chia pudding, vegan cheesecake and energy snacks. They offer three types of juice cleanses – one for immunity, one for weight loss and one for detoxification. All delicious, made with love and the best intentions. They have two locations currently: The original in Atwater Village (Glendale) and a brand new location in Sherman Oaks (Formerly Totes).
“Coconut Almond Milk, to go with that Proof Bakery pastry you’re going to snag across the street!”
“Yes they are pricey ($8 per drink), but they are packed full of nutrients and make my insides feel great.”
“I’ve only had #3 (apple-celery-kale-romaine-parsley-lemon-ginger) & #11 (blueberry-cranberry-apple-kale) so far, but both were amazing.”