This year, CakedLA has partnered up with Center Theatre Group to reach their goal of 400 gifts to support 40 year of arts education. For 40 years, CTG has reached students, teachers and community members through programs such as the Young Audiences Program, which brings students to selected mainstage performances at CTG. Your donation today will allow CTG to continue developing new educational programs. In the coming year, your contribution will support exciting initiatives including:
The Student Advisory Committee – a unique program that offers participating high school students real-life job skills development, while also allowing CTG to engage with and hear directly from the next generation of theatre artists and audiences.
The Chase Theatre Educators Fellowship – which provides fellowships in support of professional development needs and artistic revitalization to five outstanding theatre teachers in Los Angeles County. This program is the only one of its kind in the country.
The Middle School Playwriting Program – a three-year residency with 10 local middle schools that works with students to improve and inspire their language and creative thinking skills. This program joins CTG Teaching Artists, middle school English teachers and local theatre companies as collaborative partners.
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Eat cake pops, drink W.I.G. (Women’s International Group) wine and be merry at Lakewood, Calif.’s Studio Cie Wellness Spa was the theme for the spa‘s first-ever “Happy Hour” event that took place on April 22. Attendees were treated with complimentary mini treatments such as hand facials to chair and scalp massages.
Since the spa is all about promoting health and well-being, Toni Carner, certified massage therapist, gave attendees a sample of her other specialty in“reiki.“ Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administer by “laying of the hands” and spiritually guided life force of energy. The word reiki is made of two Japanese works – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy.” Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. “I’ve never done this type of treatment before but I felt that a weight of my stress and worries were lifted off me. Somewhat like a spiritual cleanse,” said a spa attendee.
Other than the mini spa treatments, makeup touch ups and air brush tattoos were also part of the happy hour event. Ali Mendivil, support staffer was in charge of beautifully airbrushing various tattoos from flowers, hearts, stars, and for the few men in attendance, she had dragons, skulls, bulls, etc.
Alongside CakedLA, other special guests included Geschenk Gourmet Cookies, The W.I.G. Foundation who brought award-winning wines for guests to sample and Mercedes Benz of Long Beach who donated a Mercedes Benz Watch for one lucky attendee to win during the raffle. The spa had over 60 attendees and was a great success. The next event is scheduled for July 18. For more information about Studio Cie Wellness Spa , visit: www.studiociewellnessspa.com
The cake pops have gone Hollywood! With the help of LA-based public relations company American Rebel PR, CakedLA was present on April 20 at Hollywood’s Cinespace for the launch party of the latest MTV reality show, MTV Hired.
The show focuses on recent college graduates desperately seeking employment in today’s cutthroat economy. As these applicants venture out potential jobs, viewers will get a behind-the-scenes look at what they face from the application process, to the interview, and finally, the waiting game as they wait for the “call” to see if they land their dream position in the industry of their choice or not. Series premiere on May 17.
Companies in participation include: American Rebel PR, Blowfish Shoes, Energy Muse Jewelry, GenArt, King Baby, Malibu Wines, Models International, Premier Sports, Prive Salon, Reveille, TheBalm and Warren Tricomi.
Attendees were treated with cake pops tastefully decorated in a glass vase and placed at each table, even the DJ-booth was sporting a CakedLA banner. And it wouldn’t be Hollywood without celebrities. CakedLA had a chance to mingle among the celebrities present for the launch include Saleisha Stowers (America’s Next Top Model winner from Season 9), Bai Ling, America’s Best Dance Crew’s Beat Freaks and Amber Stevens of Greek. Also The Bachelor’s Jake Pavelka and sweetheart Vienna Girardi showed some CakedLA love by posing with a lone cake pop while being heavily photographed by paparazzi. The CakedLA crew also had the opportunity to meet one of the executive producer of MTV Hired, Dave Sirulnick.
The atmosphere was filled with fun and lots of CakedLA love especially from Saleisha Stower’s manager who said “biting into one of these cake pops is like a taste of heaven.”
Good Job CakedLA!
Want to get pampered for free? Get complimentary mini treatments along with delicious treats from yours truly and wine tasting at StudioCie in Lakewood, CA on April 22nd. It will be StudioCie’s first ‘night’ event. So come by after work and invite your friends! See you all there!
StudioCie Wellness Spa
11421 E. Carson St. Suite D
Lakewood, CA 90715