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Baxter Of California Gets Woody

Baxter Finley Wood Ash Candle 1

A lot has been happening with Baxter Of California in the best ways possible. The local brand semi-recently was acquired by L’Oreal and has rapidly expanded products to carry periphery lifestyle items like car air fresheners and Unionmade collaborated candles. They’re doing it all!

On that last note, they’ve very much gotten into the candle space and have a new batch called the Ash Series, the next evolution of their Flammable Series that focuses on coastal, desert, and forest landscapes. They studied and meditated on ashy, fiery scents to create three candles that remind of camping. There is dark woodsy Sweet Ash and leathery Smoke Ash and—most attractively—Wood Ash, which is a candle we got a hold of. All of the candles can and do position themselves as smokey and woodsy but the Wood Ash certainly captures that smell and feel most successfully.

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Scent Bar Valentine’s Party

SCent Bar Valentine's Party 2014

Beverly’s Scent Bar is having a little party February 8 from 4PM to 6PM to celebrate Valentine’s Day. They are sharing two Middle Eastern perfume oils from Al Attar (which is “exclusive to Scent Bar”) and there will be some rounds of the “Scent Bar Sniffing Game.” Fun!

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Living And Sustaining A Creative Life Sharon Louden LACMA

To celebrate her book, artist Sharon Louden will be coming to LACMA for a discussion and book signing of her new piece Living And Sustaining A Creative Life. It’s April 21 and will include a panel of speakers from Randy Sommer of ACME to George Stoll.

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Freeway Studies Insidue The Quad Otis

For the second of their road studying shows, Otis is presenting Freeway Studies< #2. It’s a group show featuring “work by 31 contemporary artists whose studios are located inside the border defined by the following freeways: I-405, I-110, I-10 and I-105.”

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Marco Wolowlec Anat Ebgi

Anat Egbi has a showing of work from Margo Wolowiec opening April 19. It’s a solo showing of woven works made from threads printed from various social media sites. Interesting! On view through May 31.

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CalArts Print Fair 2014

Every year CalArts has a big print fair from students sharing zines, prints, and homemade goods—and it’s always great. It’s happening on April 19: if you are in town, take a day trip to check it out!

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