Category Archives: Charity

Hollyrod Foundation Design Care 2015 #StylistDiaries #20Models #Charity #AutismAwareness

I’ve ditched all my vices these days in favor of becoming an adrenaline junkie. There is nothing more exhilarating in my life than being thrown into an extreme situation. I live for it. That’swhy when I get offered a 20 model fashion show, I can NEVER say no.

When I was asked to help out with the amazing yearly Hollyrod Foundation Designcare 2015 event to tap a quality designer I said yes. In the past they have worked with fashion superstars such as Naem Khan and Emmauel Ungaro. Finding a fit in Los Angeles would be difficult but not impossible. I have great connections, and know even better designers. I tapped the stunningly talented Adolfo Sanchez and within 24 hours he and the amazing , Holly Peete Robinson and Hollyrod Foundation were working together.

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Backstage Army, Adolfo Sanchez and I

 

Once you commit and find someone that is high caliber to a charity event this size things get out of control. First you get the designer, than you get tapped to help, than you are the Key Stylist for 20 models, in 20 looks with two personal assistants. The models were gorgeous, the dresses were beautiful, and made me remember why I got in this business 8+ years ago, and the cause was worth working for.

 

Backstage was small but we managed to get all the girls in their dresses and looking stunning. All the headpieces, crowns, etc were provided by the lovely Fiori Couture. She makes the most magical fantasy pieces of couture you have ever seen.

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Model Natalie in Fiori Couture crown and corset.

 

Chaz Dean Studio provided Hair and make up s our girls looked professionaly made over. Backstage was cramped but we managed to get everyone in their dresses, head dresses with matching accessories.

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We even had fresh flowers thanks to @VSanchezFlowers from Orange county.

Believe it or not this hot mess turns into the most beautiful, and well coordinated show you have ever seen. This is what we managed.

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Overall this was a fantastic event to be part of. I got to be head/Key Stylist, had amazing assistants and co-workers .

HUGE thanks to Traci May Wagner for taking over backstage, she is an OG industry professional who works around the world and I was lucky to have her.

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Marie Bargas and Drea Johnson for helping me. Dressing models in dresses with 15-foot trains is no joke.

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Drea, Marie and I in our dressing room.

 

Special thanks to the Hollyrod Foundation for including me in their event. They are amazingly professional, and they are doing their part to help educate families and children with Autism and give them the tools they need to to be strong, and overcome adversity and learning disability.

Check out the Hollyrod Foundation, by clicking below, and donate whatever you can to this fabulous cause. Or go to http://www.hollyrod.org/ to learn more.

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Holly Peete and the Hollyrod Organization

Runway Report – Courtney Allegra Swimwear at Art Hearts Fashion #LAFW #Swimwear #Runway #2015

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Courtney Allegra shined at Art Hearts Fashion during LAFW swimsuits. Bringing her unique style’s in swimwear, Allegra, began designing and producing her line at 12. Now at 18 she is a strong entrepreneur coming into her own on the runway with clean lines, knowledge of fabrics, and a drive for business, creating a perfect collection for this coming SS 2015 season.

This season Allegra presented her line with Art Hearts Fashion at the Taglyan complex in Hollywood. Brimming with fashion industry the Art Heart Fashion brings out the best in Los Angeles with buyer, models, singers, actors and magazine editors lining the front row.

The pit of photographers is packed to the brim at the end of the runway and the show seats sold out. I want to thank Parris Harris Entertainment for not only bringing us to the show but planting me in the front row with a clear view and gift bags from the amazing sponsors FHI Heat.

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Front Row at LAFW/Art Hearts Fashion for Courtney Allegra with journalist Kiera Renee and actress Jae Hitch

This season Courtney Allegra Swimwear passed on the blue, orange and yellow color’s and beachy patterns that we normally get in traditional swimwear. This year metallic’s and solid’s graced the collection. Models dripped with dashing belly brazing necklaces by Sweets Jewelry adding to an eye-catching mix of black and silver cover ups, revealing banded bottoms and bikini tops.

Local celebrities graced the front row including Sam Sarpong, Kiera Rene of Trendy/Mii, myself and actress Jae Hitch as my guest.

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Celebrity model Kiara Belen from ANTM cycle 19 walked the runway perfectly, looking like a leggy goddess in Courtney Allegra’s couture swim designs for summer.

20150311_195317Bikini tops ranged from modest to shameless. Sheer cover ups and bottoms showing more booty then butt coverage, but that’s the way we like it. SS 2015 is sure to keep you sizzling in summer wear. Courtney Allegra made a sexy statement for summer 2015 we’re not likely to forget.

‘Love Shawls’ Steals Our Hearts #Gifts #Luxury #Scarves #PreciousGems #Gold #Silver

I have decided that philanthropy is my new favorite color. It goes with everything and makes everyone look good. You are always hot in it and the trend never dies. I especially like philanthropy when it’s attached to 24K accessories, don’t you?

Enter ‘Love Shawls’.

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A brilliant new look in fashion brought to you by the beautiful talent of Shary Shavalian. In travelling, Shary became enamored with the use and brilliance of wraps and scarves in Global culture. This motivated her entrepreneurial spirit, and she created Love Shawls.

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Love Shawls Chief Glam Officer Shary Shavalian

Simply enchanting, Love Shawls come with delicate gold leaf infinity clasps, leather detailing and Eternal Symbols charms. Each scarf has one of the eleven different semi-precious stones creating an inspirational accessory.

Each piece; Infinity, Om, Hamsa, Pomegranate, Dragonfly, Kaftan, Rumi, Leaf, Tulip and Key, is specially developed with no-static, breathable viscose.

These hand-made, artisan scarves have carved a niche becoming a household name. Love Shawls is creating a international stir, not just because of their unique look or quality, but most of all because celebrities are L-O-V-E-ing them!!

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Miss J Alexander doubled up in her Love Shawls for a fashion fierce look!!

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The ever lovely Adina Porter of True Blood and CW’s 100 wears the ‘Foxy’, Love Shawl.

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Carolina Bacardi wears the Glam in silver

Love Shawls is an enchanting product. t brings elegance to what might be a boring outfit or simple understated look. I am already in love with the delicate chain detailing, the spiritual aspect and beautiful material used to create Love Shawls. The reason I absolutely adore Shary Shavalain’s Love Shawls? She gives back.

According to Love Shawls site, Shary is reaching out to the community with this new endeavor;

Each Love Shawls purchase benefits homeless, mentally ill and battered women by helping to provide food, housing and supportive services toward achieving a life of self-sufficiency. Love Shawls is currently developing an exclusive collection of shawls crafted by and benefiting the women of Daybreak, a Los Angeles-based program for homeless women suffering from mental illness.

I’ve been able to teach women who lack education and opportunity for enterprise, financially sustaining skills such as weaving, dying and knitting. Now, I’m also able to help women, in need, who live locally.”

Timeless elegance to celebrate any woman in your life, Love Shawls is a gift you can buy knowing you are giving back to those in need. Sustainable gifting makes me feel amazing as well.

Love Shawls is MY pick for March. Beautiful, hand-crafted, delicate, warm, celeb friendly and sustainable to our communities. Prices range from $125 to $185.

Grab one of these exclusive scarves here;

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If you don’t see what you want here don’t stress beauties! They do custom orders. Everything you ever dreamed of is one click away at Love Shawls.

Things we love to support! Survivor Campaign by @LisaReillyPhotography on #IndieGoGo #CancerSurvivors #Bills #Help #Charity

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Giving to the people, from the people rarely exists these days. Half the charities out there are a tax shelter and the other one’s don’t get any love unless helmed by a celebrity.

But wait! There is hope.

There are those of us on this planet who live with our heart on our sleeve and actually acknowledge human suffering on this planet just….to help. We’re talking about the small donations and ‘random acts of kindness’, YOU bring into this world.

That is why I stood up and became part of Lisa Reilly Photography’s AMAZING Survivor Campaign.

Lisa, who I met at LAFW had originally approached me with this campaign asking me if I would be willing to help raise funds and awareness for Cancer Survivors and their families, who are unable to pay for treatment or are left with hundreds of thousands of bills.

Check out Lisa’s IndieGoGo video for The Survivor Campaign!

I was happy to help. I also joined this campaign, being a Cancer survivor myself.

In 2013, I went for a routine check up and found out I had cervical cancer. I had to have surgery, which saved my life but left me with permanent complications and painful memories. However, they managed to cut the cells out of my body before they did major harm. I was a lucky one.

As I worked on this campaign other began to help as well. Tracie May-Wagner, CEO of May-Wagner PR contacted me. She wanted to help. She brought her client, the amazing Victor Wilde of The Bohemian Society on board. He in turn donated two pieces of his SS 2014 collection. Proving to me that there is ALWAYS support.

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No one should have to stand alone in their battle against cancer. Emotional or physical.

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Shooting with Lisa underwater was extraordinary. It took everything I was doing this for and changed it.Not only was I helping others who have been through and going through pain, but I created something positive out of my Cancer experience. I never thought I could look back at this as more than a charitable session but it really changed how I look back at having had Cancer and is giving me a chance to empower others that have had it.

Check out the video out of the amazing video of Amy W. & I shooting underwater and describing our experiences (Video by D’arby Rose) ;

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Click and Donate, or buy this Print to Donate!

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Click and Donate, or buy this Print to Donate!

The women pictured in Lisa’s campaign have all fought and lived with Cancer. The women above have Stage 4 Aggressive cancer, survived a double mastectomy and cervical cancer. Going through chemotherapy and severe treatments that have costed them time, sanity, health and a small fortune.

Donating to this campaign will help them continue their fight. We’re taking donations as low as $10 to help raise funds and have packages up to $5,000 for every size and income. Please help us reach our goal so Cancer victims stand a fighting chance.

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(If you or a Cancer victim would like to contact Lisa Reilly Photography for a session please contact Lisa@LisaReillyPhotography.com, Please forward all Press Inquiries to HeathyrW@Gmail.com)

Rihanna for MAC Viva Glam II Going #Green #NewColors #Budgetista (@MacMakeUpDaily @Rihanna)

One of the few celebrities a la songstress I am enjoying these days is Rihanna. She has been up, down, fought the nipple censorship on Instagram and got past the foolishness that was Chris Brown. She has made waves in Fashion, both good and bad and then good again. She is pretty much done more in her early twenties than most achieve in lifetime and is bold as F**K.

Riri’s latest amazing campaign with MAC VIVA GLAM is just that.

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Not only does she look stunning and the subtext of an all green Rihanna MAC Viva Glam Campaign, is not lost on us (4:20 much?). It screams Rihanna, being over the top, without looking too Nicki Minaj. This collaboration truly is proving that Rihanna is full of win, and knows how to work it like no other bitch in the industry (Except Queen B).

 

As awesome as Rihanna is working it, let’s get back to the VIVA GLAM make up for a second.

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The new colors have a little tang of retro coming in an icy purple, leaving you frosty sexy. This grape color makes us at Heathyrwolfe.com, want to lick our own lips. I swear I saw this color all over the 70’s and resurfaced in 90’s. In fact I think I had this color at one point and used it to the nub.

MAC is keeping it affordable ranging between $16-18 dollars, so if you feel like getting your sexy on this is the color. Problem? Yes there is. This sexy ass tube of gorgeous doesn’t come out until October/September, which means we have to bide our time using Lipglass for the rest of the summer.

Get primed for fall and prepare your Paypal. This color will be everywhere and you want to be the first in line to get it. Added Bonus?

All profits go to helping women and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

 

Gift Guide – South Hill Designs Custom Jewelry. #Accessories #Personalized #Perfection

Hooray it’s the holiday season. This means it is time to run out to the mall, the store and cruise the nifty net for fabulous gifts, and gift guide’s. Look no further I have the perfect answer to all your gift giving AND fixing your wallet.

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Jewelry can be sweet, cute, romantic, sentimental, seductive, enticing and has a full and passionate history. It has has been given as a gift for centuries. Some jewelry is passed down generations, some given romantically or as a symbol of dedication and celebration.

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It’s what everyone wants, men, women, my BFF gal pals, everyone I know.

My best friend loves personalized gifting. She adores giving custom pieces, gift baskets, cards, and simply adores bling. This year I want to give her something just as personal and beautiful. However, I am feeling a bit frugal but I do not want anything that looks frugal. I want something FABULOUS that screams I love you, without losing quality.

Thank you South Hill Designs!

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Of course, a personalized touch makes it heartfelt and unforgettable. With personalized lockets and charms you can make anything for a special someone this Christmas.

Creating Jewelry that from the base to the charms is the perfect gift for anyone. South Hill carries everything you need to make lockets that are unique for everyone. Mom’s, Dad’s, lovers, friends and wouldn’t it be nice to show Grandma how much you love her?

South Hill Designs has lockets, droplets, accessories and of course, they have pre-made jewelry & accessories for any occasion.

Looking for gift’s for the discriminating boss or celebrity? Done.

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Actress Angie Everhart, model Caroline D’Amour and Deborah Gibson love their South Hill Designs personalized lockets.

Here’s the part I really like. You can become your own South Hill Design artist and create your own design OR host your own South Hill Design DIY party.

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Perfect for the holidays and perfect for the wallet, in home South Hill Design parties require no selling, cold calls or unnecessary speeches. Parties last around 2 hours and it’s just fun DIY with the people you invite. As a hostess you receive a cash commission AND discount on items. ( Click the picture above to find out more). This gives you the opportunity to have an amazing party, be creative with friends and get paid for it.

South Hill Designs, started in 2012, in Tempe Arizona. In just over a year they have developed a celebrity clientele, and have had a 400% growth in sales! I did a little research on South Hills Designs and found out they work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Charity work always gives me the awwwz. No wonder they are growing so rapidly.

With such a beautiful, and very unique idea, South Hill is definitely my destination for Christmas shopping. Even my dad is getting something from them.

Click the link below or any of the pictures above to go to South Hill Designs and start shopping now!

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Backstage Exclusive; Tribal by Camille Wood at @Kenneth_Barlis Fashion show #San Diego #Couture

While most of you were partying, in the US, for Labor Day weekend, I was working.

Of course it’s hard to call it work when you travel in business class on the Pacific Surfliner to San Diego.I highly recommend taking it if you are in California. It is so choice.

View from the Surfliner to San Diego;

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Then there is the fact it was to cover a fashion show. With a gorgeous room waiting for me. In the famous San Diego Gaslamp district. Walking distance from the pier.

My room at the Marriot;

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Ok, OK I have rubbed it in enough, let’s talk fashion.

Camille Wood is the daughter of a Vogue model and was raised in the dressing room, backstage and on set. Being surrounded by models, fashion, photographers and make up Camille was born into fashion. However we all have our disadvantages and being too short to walk the runway like her mom, she became a fashion designer.

Proving yourself when you are walking in your family’s footsteps is difficult, but Camille has managed to outshine her mother by creating over the top, couture swimsuits and now, her new clothing line Tribal.

I arrived at the Broadway Port Pavilion which is a massive building.

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Inside the Kenneth Barlis fashion show was packed with flowing full length gowns, men decked out in suits and array of fine nibbles and beverages. I was very impressed.

With my VIP press pass I headed backstage to a HUGE area that contained multiple designers racks of clothing, make-up artists, hair stylists a food table for crew and more.

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I found Camille, who looked beyond beautiful in a white latex dress of her own design. She was busy prepping all the models but made time for everyone and every detail.

The ever radiant Camille Wood working with her model, Kelly Lenahan;

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Even though it was hot, humid and took time to get everyone ready, all Camille’s models were in a great mood and full of smiles. We were in the very back of the building by the fresh air off the port of San Diego so the models were happy.

Max Tijerino getting his make up done;

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And the head dresses were out of this world.

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A Beaming Suzanne Shea Reed in hers;

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And Jovane Henry looking FIERCE in hers.

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She owned her head-dress. It made me want to buy it.

And at last Javone Henry and Diana Lieziert in full wardrobe and make up.

We decided since we had the very back area of the port pavilion to use it to our advantage. We grabbed all the runway boys and girls we could find and went outside for a photo shoot in the fresh air off the back of the port pavilion. The outfits look good under the spotlight but were dazzling in the sun.

And I got a selfie with my press pass;

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When we came back in it was time for the girls to line up. I caught a perfect moment of them being dazzled by sunlight.

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Then off to the front of the stage to catch the full show. When I walked out into the crowd I thanked Camille silently for my press pass. It was overly packed and the crowd spilled from the stage all the way into standing room only.

As the show began the first presenters came out wearing Kenneth Barlis couture gowns that were simply jaw dropping.

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Then the charity presenter for the event, which helped raise money for Books for Kids in the Philippines was amazing and her story was touching. She came out in a stunning gown as well.

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Poor girl was nervous but did an astounding job and made it through her speech.

The first show passed showing amazing ready to wear, that was very California casual. Cute jumpers, Jodhpur pants and leggings with clean designs and cute graph tee’s. Thigh high legging with high-waisted shorts and unisex pants. Super cute and very wearable.

When Camille’s line took the stage it was, overwhelming. Pounding tribal drum beats followed with two very handsome topless models with spears. Girls came out strutting the stage in skin baring outfits with goddess like head dresses. The final piece was a towering Diana Liezert in a backless netted latex dress with a live SNAKE wrapped around her waist! Beyond impressed.
Check out the full runway video I shot below;

I knew there was a reason Camille wanted me to cover this. Her ‘Tribal’ line literally coined the phrase ‘dress to impress’ that night for me. Turns out I wasn’t the only one who was enamored with her clothing that night. Turns out one of the models bought the top she wearing as well.

After seeing her swim line at LAFW and her Tribal line in San Diego, Camille Wood isn’t just one to watch anymore. She’s one to follow, wear and want.

What’s next for Camille? Check out the sounds byte below and get ready for a whole new wave of fashion from Camille Wood.

Huge thanks to Camille Wood for giving me a place to stay. Thanks to Camille Wood and Kenneth Barlis for backstage access. Lastly thanks to San Diego for having me.

Sunset at the Pavilion Pier;

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Muppets to be Exhibited at NY’s ‘Museum of Moving Image’ #cool #Muppets #NewYork

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Oh Piggy how I wanted to be you!

Great news for Muppet’s fan’s worldwide, the Muppets are finding a permanent home in New York City. New York’s Museum of Moving Image, is getting a fat donation.
By fat I mean Piggy, Kermit, some of Sesame street and some very happy little Fraggles, who no longer need to worry about their home.

According to the lovely people at AP/Yahoo;

Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Bert and Ernie of “Sesame Street” fame, the stars of “Fraggle Rock” and other puppets, costumes and items from throughout Muppet’s creator Jim Henson’s career have been donated

What is even cooler is over 400 items and 25 years worth of Muppet’s are being handed over to the museum. How epic is that?!

Unfortunately the sad part? We have to wait a year.

The exhibit is to open next year at the museum in the Long Island City neighborhood, across the East River from midtown Manhattan. The city is chipping in $2.75 million toward the $5 million cost for a project it sees as furthering its goal of persuading more tourists to venture beyond Manhattan.

I guess I know when to schedule my visit to the East Coast. See you there.

Ride to Feed @ Soul Cycle 4/21, Sunset Plaza, Time to Give Back Angelenos! #Exercise #Charity #MealsonWheels

I f you haven’t given to charity this year, here’s your chance to become a key player in philanthropy in Los Angeles.

The awesome folks over at Michelle PR sent me this. Being a huge fan of charitable causes I wanted to share this, suggest it and push strongly that you go and partake.

The drive is for ‘Meals on Wheels’, which, I have actually donated to thankyouverymuch.

Meals on Wheels was created to distribute a nice, healthy, hot meal to Senior Citizens who are home-bound and can’t prepare food or go to the market themselves in Los Angeles county. We’re talking about the your grandparents here so PAY ATTENTION.

The event will take place on April 21st. There are two ways you can help

1) Be a rider. The great part is riders get free schwag bags that include;

Junk Food tee,

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Which we adore being fashion addicts on this site,

a Cart for a Cause Cook Book, a St. Vincent Meals on Wheels angel pin and more for taking time to raise awareness for this important cause. Are you hooked? I am!

2) Be an attendee. With celebrity chef, Michael Fiorelli hosting this, you know you want to go. Tickets are $50 and that is a small amount to give for a charity. Because charity is AWESOME (and tax deductible)

In the past charitable events have raised enough money to distribute 25,000 meals a year for ‘Meals on Wheels’ so yes, you will be making a difference. If you can’t be a rider there is hope for you. You can attend this event by buying tickets on eventbrite HERE;

Eventbrite ticket link to  – Ride to Feed Event @ Soul Cycle SUNSET PLAZA
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