Wolven's Woman Crush Wednesday: Ashley French of Crystal Tribe

Wolven's Woman Crush Wednesday: Ashley French of Crystal Tribe

As a small business owner, I am constantly overwhelmed by the amount of support and resources you can find for your brand on social media.  Instagram has proven to been an incredible resource in helping to unite an amazing #girlgang of women in business. One of the women I am constantly looking to for inspiration is my friend Ashley French, co-founder of Crystal Tribe with her husband Jordan.  Ashley is an incredible creatress, energy worker & modern day medicine woman who spends her days surrounded in nature in her cabin in Texan hill country, creating and manifesting.  She can be found picking wildflowers  & watching the moonrise at dusk.  Her vision is to spread love & light through the work by helping others awaken to their inner divinity.  The first time I put on one of Crystal Tribe's energy-infused necklaces, I knew that Ashley was tuned in to a special kind of magic, and had to know more! 
Meatless Monday Recipe: Tofu Scramble

Meatless Monday Recipe: Tofu Scramble

Question: What is more quintessentially vegan than a tofu scramble? Answer: Nothing. This Monday I’m sharing my favorite twist on a veg staple. When I was a kid I loved to smush my scrambled eggs between my two pieces of buttered toast and eat it like a sandwich. Once I kicked animal products to the curb, I was determined to find a new breakfast favorite. Well, after lots of trial and error and dollops of guacamole I developed the perfect substitution. This recipe is great because you can do it as a hearty breakfast sandwich or deconstruct it for avocado toast and have the tofu scramble on the side. More of a light breakfast type of gal? No problem, this guy is filling enough to have as breakfast for dinner with a side of your favorite fakin’ bacon.
Wolven's Women Crush Wednesday with Charlotte Victoria

Wolven's Women Crush Wednesday with Charlotte Victoria

Charlotte Victoria has one of those creative and inspirational souls that people become enamored by. As a self taught artist, she has pursued her dreams to the fullest extent by taking a leap of faith. From creating beautiful, colorful paintings on canvas, to connecting with someone spiritually and letting their connection create art on that person's body, Charlotte finds means to express herself in so many ways. 
Meatless Monday Recipe: Detox Miso Soup

Meatless Monday Recipe: Detox Miso Soup

Well well well, looks like somebody overindulged this weekend. It’s me, I overindulged, I’m the somebody. While there were no animals harmed in the making of my Thanksgiving, eating half a vegan pumpkin pie and quart of mashed potatoes is still bad for the bod. If you went a little overboard like I did, you’re probably looking for a way to get your health back on track this Monday.
What is Yoga? An Intro To The Heart of Yoga

What is Yoga? An Intro To The Heart of Yoga

Yoga is to align the body, mind, and soul. The Sanskrit definition of yoga is "union" or yoking. It is the union of the individual soul, and the universal soul. Yoga is the science that teaches the technique of joining the human spirit with the Divine. Yoga is a way to restore our lost wholeness, our integrity as complete human beings, by unifying the personality around a center that is silent, unbounded, spacious, and joyful. 
Meatless Monday Recipe: Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes

Meatless Monday Recipe: Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes

Monday’s, am I right? Not only is this Monday the start of a work week, it’s the start of a holiday week. Between mobbed grocery stores, crowded airports, and traffic beyond compare, it’s important to find some time to treat yourself. Lucky for you, I’ve got just the thing. These pumpkin spice pancakes are sure to kick your case of the Mondays to the curb. Not only are they bursting with of all your favorite fall flavors, they are chock full of fiber and protein to keep you full all day long. Feeling especially low on zen? Throw in a handful of your favorite vegan chocolate chips!
Wolven's Woman Crush Wednesday with Shannon Barker

Wolven's Woman Crush Wednesday with Shannon Barker

As a female founded business, we are so grateful to be constantly surrounded by beautiful, inspiring ladies. From artists, to models, vegans, and yogis, there are so many girl bosses that encourage us each and every day. California girl, Shannon Barker is one of our favorite muses. As a sun kissed, salty haired model, Shannon is the kind of girl they write songs about. She is a health and fitness enthusiast who uses healthy eating and maintaining a positive attitude to keep her mind and body in sync. When Shannon isn't modeling, she loves to cook healthy foods and create delicious and nutritious recipes.  We had the honor of working with Shannon earlier this week for a collaborative festival shoot we curated at the Venice Love Shack with our friends at TUK footwear and Love Tribe.  Keep reading to learn more about Shannon & what makes her tick! 
Woman Crush Wednesday with Charmaine Olivia

Woman Crush Wednesday with Charmaine Olivia

Earlier this week I was thrilled to sit down with one of my all-time favorite artists.  As a painter myself, I find so much inspiration in other female painters. Amongst the painters I admire, Southern California based Charmaine Olivia has been a major woman crush of mine for a long time. Charmaine's oil paintings bring to life a deep exploration of the human spirit, with vibrant Lisa Frank color and a mystical, psychedelic girl gaze.  Her work evokes a hypnotic blend of impressionism and surrealism. At 28, she has acheived what so many young artists dream of– collaborating and working with clients ranging from Lady Gaga to Nylon Magazine, Burton and Vans.  I got to learn more about the magical Charmaine and the ins and outs of what she is inspired by, how her career came to fruition, and her creative plans for the future. 
Women Crush Wednesday with Daizy

Women Crush Wednesday with Daizy

Los Angeles based photographer, Daizy LA (@aciddaizies) creates some of the most amazing art behind her lens. Her photography is edgy yet ethereal and she makes videos that transport you to the 90's underground music scene. Her Instagram gives you a sense of wild rock and roll mayhem mixed with fine art and fashion. 
Women Crush Wednesday with Alexandra Carson

Women Crush Wednesday with Alexandra Carson

Sometimes, we find ourselves day dreaming of being at the top of a lush, green mountain or swimming in crystal clear water with sea turtles. Most people get back to whatever they were doing and take a mental note to book a vacation soon. Alexandra Carson (@alexandra_carson), however took that leap of faith we’ve all dreamt of at some point or another. With some money she saved up, she and her fiance Michael left their home in California, and they have been traveling the world ever since. She’s a modern day vagabond with the Southern California babe vibe. Her adventures have taken her to Florence, Thailand, Indonesia and the small French Polynesian island of Mo’orea. No matter where in the world she may be, Alex always takes the time to get centered on her yoga mat and let the day slip away from her for a bit. 
Woman Crush Wednesday with River Johnson

Woman Crush Wednesday with River Johnson

If you’re looking to take a quick psychedelic trip into the past, all you need to do is scroll through River Johnson’s Instagram (@opium_dreams) feed for a minute. Part fairy, part unicorn, this babely LA based model is anything but ordinary. You can find her grooving at festivals all summer, or at home brewing kombucha. River has recently started producing some amazing videos as well, many focusing on empowering other females. Make sure you give her a follow to see all she’s doing and be ready to turn on, tune in and drop out.

Woman Crush Wednesday with Nicole Pagan

Woman Crush Wednesday with Nicole Pagan

sland girls are known for having a carefree spirit and a fresh nature about them and Nicole Pagan is no exception. Native to Puerto Rico, this talented beauty has successfully followed her passion in the creative arts. With a bachelor’s in Photography from Boston University, Nicole has had her amazing work featured in international magazines like Elle USA and Elle China, Nylon Japan, and Vogue Italia. She users her photography and her platform to inspire other female artists and creators. #Girlbyagirl is an Instagram and Tumblr movement Nicole founded that features female artists from around the world, encouraging you to support your local girl gang. One look at her own Instagram @leavesyoubreathless will get you right on that girl gang train. Light and airy photos of mega babes fill her feed and leave you with a feeling of warmth and liveliness. Nicole is the definition of “babes shooting babes.”