Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Japan Benefit Event in less than 2 weeks!

If you live in the L.A. area or close by, please come to this benefit event for Japan I'm organizing & producing! Less than two weeks now until the event and I'm super excited about it all! There'll be live music (soul, jazz, bossa nova, pop), dancers, and a big raffle at the end!
Since the last post, which wasn't too long ago, I've gotten some amazing prizes that were donated by super generous sponsors... here are the prizes I've got so far:

Two violins courtesy of Joseph Arbiso
One hour massage valued at $100 courtesy of Summer Gray
90 minute yoga private lesson courtesy of Tina Raymond
Gift Certificate to any pair of shoes courtesy of Blowfish Shoes
Gift certificate courtesy of Sam Ash Music Stores
$25 Gift Card to Trader Joe's
$25 Cash Card to Costco
iHome (ipod doc with speakers/alarm)
Portfolio Bag w/goodies courtesy of Phil Fiorio at Nick Rail Music
Original art print courtesy of Carrie Hartman of UUPP
Original art prints courtesy of Katie of the Wheatfield 
CD's courtesy of Luke Redfield, Michael Mull Trio, CSUN Jazz
itunes gift cards
Vintage In'n'out Glass & In'n'out Gift certificate
$20 gift certificate to Musha, Japanese Restaurant (Torrance)
Traditional Japanese Tea cup & Tea leaves
Handmade Japanese goods courtesy of Yoko's Antiques and Fabrics (South Pasadena)
Original artwork courtesy of Miranda Tacchia
Original handmade jewelry courtesy of Deena Eskenas
Plush Sushi Rolls courtesy of TA Friendly
$10 Gift certificates courtesy of Small Island, Japanese restaurant (Northridge)
Barclays Coffee Gift Voucher


Admission is a $10 donation or more, and raffle tickets are only $2 each!
It'll be at Peace Yoga in downtown LA from 1:30pm-6pm. All Ages & very casual!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Prize donations wanted!

Hello world!

So the benefit event for the Japan earthquake/tsunami relief I'm organizing--the planning is going pretty well! It's on June 5th, in downtown LA.
I am now in search of prize donations for the raffle that will happen at the end of the event.
It can be absolutely anything from gift certificates, free products, handmade items, CD's, books, free service, art work, you name it!

I know there's so much good stuff out there, like ETSY products and other generous people who own small businesses that can help me out.

If you OR anyone you know would like to donate a prize PLEASE let me know asap! It would mean so much to me.
my email is marche_love at hotmail dot com

or leave a comment below with your contact info so I can contact you :)

All proceeds will go to the Japanese Red Cross.

Thank you for reading!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

I heart my mommy :)

I wish my mommy lived closer.... (she's in Japan)
I miss her so much every day.
But I'm still so thankful for all she does for me,
all she has ever done for me,
and that she thinks of her children first no matter what,
where ever we are.
I told her this at our wedding, but I hope to be a mommy just like her some day.

I wish there was more I could do for her this mother's day,
but I'm thankful that I can at least send a card and FLOWERS (from anywhere in the world!!!)
Here's the bouquet I sent her :)

Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful moms/soon-to-be moms out there!

What are you going to do/did you do for your mother today?

More happy things are ahead of us!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Japan Benefit gig/giveaway winner

Sorry that I haven't updated my blog in week...! yikes! time flies..
I've been busy (well, I hate saying I'm busy because we all are)
but I have been scrambling trying to organize a Benefit event for the Japan earthquake/tsunami.
But it's actually going to happen and I finally got a place and date for it!
If you're in the L.A. area, please save the date--Sunday June 5th (2pm-@Peace Yoga) is going to be an awesome day filled with live music, live/raw food, raffles, fun for all!
I'll be performing music and dance :)

Details will follow here soon :)

And also....

the winner of the $10 gift card to UUPP is...

Amber! Congrats!
Thanks again Carrie for the lovely giveaway!!!
And thank you to everyone who entered. Carrie is offering free shipping this week so be sure to take advantage of that! She also has a few new prints you should check out :)

Please come back to check my blog again soon :)

More happy things are ahead of us!