All tagged Valeri Spiwak

Bloom Farms - '10 Benefits of CBD'

We’ve all noticed the recent upswing in CBD use, and I’m sure we can all name someone who swears by its healing powers. But what makes this magical cannabis elixir so special? The answer lies within the CBD’s non-psychoactive ability to promote “homeostasis” within the body. In other words, it encourages your brain and body receptors to self-soothe and self-heal, allowing it to operate at its optimally balanced state.

Electrify Magazine - 'Morgan Maassen is Chasing Waves with a Camera in Tow'

Life is a beach, literally, at least for photographer Morgan Maassen. Known for his unique and dreamy surf photos, Maassen truly has been around the world and back. While Maassen was born and raised in Santa Barbara, Calif., he rarely find himself in one place for long. Whether he’s photographing the likes of Kelly Slater in Portugal or trailblazing through the misty mountains of Chile, Maassen is always armed with camera in hand, ready to capture life’s beautiful and unusual.

Electrify Magazine - 'Sarsaparilla Club: East Meets West in Miami'

Since its birth, the United States has remained a proud melting pot of influences from all corners of the world. Despite the nation’s cultural differences and vast ancestral influences, one tradition remains highly celebrated: food. Whether your stomach grumbles at the very thought of juicy barbecue, you salivate at the smell of spicy street tacos, or live for long courses of authentic Japanese sushi, America offers a mouthwatering meld of century-old recipes blended with new-age cooking techniques for truly diverse dishes that can be found all across the nation.

Electrify Magazine - 'From Farm to Table with the Urban Farmer'

Like most chefs, Matt Christianson prides himself on his delicately prepared dishes. However, chef Christianson not only dedicates endless care and attention to his meal preparations, but also places great value on the well-nurtured relationships he possesses with local farmers. Christianson currently holds the title of executive chef at the Urban Farmer Steakhouse in Portland, Oregon, where he excitedly shares his many years of experience learning how to unite his “love of working with farmers and local product with his affinity with for urban environment.”

Electrify Magazine - 'A Volkswagen, The Great Outdoors and James Barkman'

Imagine if the beach was your front yard, the stars were your roof, the coastal cliffs were your playground and complete strangers became your companions.

For most, this type of fantasy only exists in their wildest dreams. For photographer James Barkman, this is reality and the life he scored when he loaded up his Volkswagen van and hit the open road to explore parts unknown. Barkman first moved into his VW van two years ago and has been traveling the country ever since. Barkman, with his heart set on adventure and his camera lens aimed at endless possibility, has become famous for his stellar outdoor photos and willingness to try just about anything. 

LA Canvas Magazine - 'The Experience: Q+A with Magdalena Wosinska'

Magdalena Wosinska escaped from Poland and was listed as a “trader” by the age of nine. She received paid trips to Paris and Spain to shoot magazine covers at 17. She bought her own house in Los Angeles at 24. She played bass in a metal band and toured the world for eight years. She possesses a highly covetable resume of work, from shooting campaigns for companies like Urban Outfitters and Converse, editorials for Vogue, Spin and of course, LA CANVAS. For most individuals, this would take a lifetime to accomplish. For lifestyle photographer Wosinska, this was her reality all by the age of 32.

LA Canvas Magazine - 'Clifton’s Cafeteria is Back to Blow Your Mind'

Historic gem, Clifton’s Cafeteria is located on Broadway between 7th and 8th streets in the Historic Core of Downtown LA since the 1930s. Dormant for years, the iconic establishment  is about to crack open its re-furbished doors after years of construction and palpable anticipation.

Following four years of detailed remodeling and months of intricate interior and exterior design by acclaimed Londubh Studio, the cafeteria-style eatery has reached completion. Clifton’s invites Angelenos to take a trip back in time and dine on savory dishes while relishing in the surrounding iconic decor, antique photographs, and decades worth of memories.