MINDFULnest, a contemporary gallery showcasing independent artisans and designers from across North America, is pleased to announce the official opening of its flagship store on Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank.
MINDFULnest considers itself a platform for independent artists and emerging brands, and displays the creations of nearly 100 artisans throughout the store at any given time. Co-owners Amanda Vernon and Diane Jackson personally select the collection of “adornments for the home, body and soul,” which include handmade pottery, jewelry and baubles, art work, picture frames, greeting cards, sculptures and more.
“It is our pleasure, not to mention passion, to offer a retail environment full of unique and unforgettable contemporary crafts to the denizens of Los Angeles,” said Vernon. “Plenty of other stores offer mass-produced items made overseas. The mission of MINDFULnest is to support artists and products that are distinctive and unusual. We like to think of our store as a gift-givers ultimate destination.”
Vernon and Jackson wholly believe in giving back to the community and host a variety of events that are open to the public. Once a month, MINDFULnest hosts a gathering for LA Green drinks, which is open to anyone interested in networking and discussing environmental issues. Additionally, every 4-6 weeks, the store features the work of new artists in their display windows, and hosts an in-store meet and greet with the artists at the end of each installation.
MINDFULnest is also the retail headquarters for KLEAN Bath & Body, a line of scentually-driven spa products created by MINDFULnest co-operator Jennifer Hardaway. KLEAN products are naturally-focused and made with the finest butters, oils and fragrances. Currently, MINDFULnest offers KLEAN body polishes, moisturizers, perfumes, candles and bath syrups and will soon offer a line of shampoo and conditioners.
“KLEAN products are about the marriage of delicious fragrance and luxurious textures that will pamper the body and soothe the soul,” said Hardaway. “With KLEAN, it’s about introducing scents like Bamboo Sugar, Pomegranate Fig, Lime Crush and Pink Martini Sparkle that will make you smile, feel great and smell beauteous. Of course, if you’re looking for something a bit more personalized and signature, that can be created too.”
Hardaway operates a mixing laboratory for KLEAN in the back of MINDFULnest, where custom blends and fragrances can be made to order. Furthermore, MINDFULnest hosts a two-hour KLEAN Blending Bash once a month, which gives customers the opportunity to create their own custom-made fragrances.
“Our monthly Blending Bashes offer customers the exclusive opportunity to create a signature fragrance that is reflective of their unique personalities,” said Hardaway. “With a vast assortment of aromas to choose from, customers can truly create a KLEAN scent of their own. Of course, Blending Bashes are also the perfect chance to create something extraordinary for that friend or family member who has everything.” The next Blending Bash will be held Sunday, January 24th from 5-7pm.
MINDFULnest is located at 3319 W. Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank. Hours of operation are Mon-Sat, 10:30am-6:30pm, and Sunday 12-5pm. For more information about MINDFULnest and upcoming store events, please call (818) 840-0123 or visit www.mindfulnest.net. For more information about KLEAN Bath + Body visit www.kleanbathandbody.com.