Spring is here, flowers are abundantly in bloom, friends are re-emerging from the winter’s slumber and we are gathering the community to celebrate. Wanda Weller Sakai and I are partnering with Kinfolk, as representatives of the magazine, to showcase the magic of Ojai via the carefully curated lens of this beautiful magazine. Throughout the year, we will be uniting for a variety of celebrations and dinners, so do not fret if you can’t make this one! If you aren’t familiar with Kinfolk, be sure to swing by Wanda’s store – Modern Folk Living – to pick up your own copy, and perhaps even subscribe.Each gathering will entail an activity, a guest gift, a meal of some sort and plenty of time to engage with your fellow community members. Our first gathering will take place on MAY 4th from 5-9PM. Interested in playing with flowers, tasting the delights of spring and seeing why we love Kinfolk so much? Please sign up here: Kinfolk Flower Potluck in Ojai. All sales are managed by Kinfolk. More details to follow. In the meantime, please sign up for my blog here. Happy spring and remember to take time to laugh in the flowers!
“IN SPRING, AT THE END OF THE DAY, YOU SHOULD SMELL LIKE DIRT.” – Margaret Atwood
Wanda began our weekly planning session, last Tuesday, by telling me about her recent interactions with people from her past. Wanda reminisced that there were several interactions that happened only after she had thought randomly about each of the people. We spent the next hour brainstorming some marketing plans for the next few months for her eco-boutique, MODERNFOLK Living.
As we finished this session and walked to our cars, I thanked her for the coffee and asked her to continue her streak of manifesting beautiful relationships. 3 days later this Los Angeles Times article appeared, featuring Wanda, her husband, their gorgeous home and MODERNFOLK Living. I was thrilled to read Wanda described as having the “knack for softening the modern architecture with handcrafted decor” because I’ve always been attracted to her approach to modern design and decor.
1971 Ojai ranch house remodeled into modern retreat
Having spent a few days in their home while the Sakai’s were on a road trip, I can vouch that yes, this home and this article could easily be found in Dwell Magazine.
Please enjoy the full article here and remind me next time, that I need to ask Wanda to manifest the winning lotto ticket!
If you happen to be in the Ojai area, I highly recommend swinging into MODERNFOLK Living – if only to stand in awe of a truly beautiful store.
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