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Smoky Quartz Grunge

After wrapping up 2022 in style with Zoe Jakes‘s workshop and her epic performance with Beats Antique at the Music Box on NYE, I’m excited

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Spellbound Collection

My Spellbound Collection is embellished with magical hand-drawn imagery illustrated by local San Diego artist Gopi Henna. It features esoteric amulets designed to simultaneously empower and protect

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Mystique Collection

One of my favorite aspects of being a clothing designer is collaborating with artists to create my exclusive prints. The Mystique print is a wonderful

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Season of Grunge ’22

Drumroll, please! I present to you the Limited Edition Grunge Collection; Rock n roll inspired silhouettes, hand-dyed into marbled jewel tones. Produced from super soft

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Summertime

Having grown up on the beaches of South and North America, playing in the sands and ocean will forever be woven into the tapestry of

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Zero Degrees Latitude

Meeting Tata

Tata was Raul’s mother, Melodia’s Ecuadorian grandmother, and the person I eventually learned would be my best friend and partner in crime while I was

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OFFERINGS/OFRENDAS

Dedication: The post “Offerings/Ofrendas” is dedicated to my daughter Melodia Mendoza-Medley in remembrance of her father Raul Alfredo Mendoza who passed away before father and

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GIFTS FROM HER FATHER

by Deborah Medley Melodiaʼs father, Raul Mendoza, was a musician, a very good musician. He was a self- taught Latin percussionist who specialized in Latin

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CALDO DE PATA

CALDO DE PATA Dedicated to my daughter Melodia who always oversaw the lunch preparation in our house in Ecuador. Though she was too young to

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Soup on the Go!

SOUP ON THE GO! Reliable, Delicious, & Nutritious Soup for a Girl on the Go! Things you’ll need… Crock Pot Chicken Broth Bonafied Bone Broth

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Good Tempered Chocolate

♡ Good Tempered Chocolate ♡ Make your own box of Raw Bon Bons Chocolate: The Aztecs referred to cacao as “nourishment of the gods”. Chocolate contains the

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C.M.R.A. with Melodia

With love in the air, I feel inspired to share with you my favorite self-care practice. Adapted from a technique I learned from compassionate communication

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Blood Moon Sangria

Tonight offers a gorgeous full moon in the desert and I suddenly find myself with an unusual hankering for some fragrant, spiced sangria. I don’t

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recipes from the blog

Ketogenic Cookie Recipe
Dessert

Keto Kookies

I grew up a product of the 80’s, an era when calorie-free and fat-free foods became confused as healthy. I have become savvy to the

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Dessert

Sweet Potato Pie

Healthy Dessert I’m not gonna lie… I LOVE PIE. BUT… Life is too short to feel guilt from what one eats, so I love to

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Happy Holidays
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Raw Nog

Raw Nog easy as 1-2-3 Try this delicious, raw, and healthy version of our featured holiday Egg Nog “inspired’ drink. Ingredients 3 cups Raw Almonds,

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