It’s Only Natural

By Richard Mineards   |   July 5, 2018
Hostess Kendall Conrad; Laurie McQuillan, Brenda Papiernik, at the signing table with author Shiva Rose (photo by Priscilla)

Montecito fashion designer Kendall Conrad hosted a cocktail and dinner bash outside her achingly trendy Village Mart store for her friend Shiva Rose and her new 304-page tome, Whole Beauty: Daily Rituals and Natural Recipes for Lifelong Beauty and Wellness.

Shiva, who lives in the Santa Monica Mountains, has created an eponymous line of all-natural, non-toxic skincare products, as well as launching Local Rose, a popular lifestyle website.

The colorfully illustrated book took her two years to write using knowledge she has gleaned over the past decade.

“It is a guide to finding a deeper connection to life and self,” she explained. “It is quite spiritual.”

Among the beauty buffs jamming the store’s concourse were Montecito Village Mart owner Jim Rosenfeld, Beatrix Ost, David Cameron, Michael and Kimberley Phillips, Lisa Taylor, Blue Caleel, Nati Smith, and Paul and Jane Orfalea.

Beatrix Ost, chef Lori Stern, Neil Harrison, and Lisa Taylor with Chef Lori’s signature array of colorful and natural appetizers (photo by Priscilla)
Gathered around Blue Gabor Caleel holding her signed Whole Reality book are Daniel Kuttner, Scott Linde, Beth Kuttner, Jill Nelsen, hostess Kendall Conrad; with Nitsa Citrine of Sun Potion Transformational foods serving pine pollen passion elixir (photo by Priscilla)
Kimberly Phillips and Kyle Brace enjoying the afternoon with a refreshing cocktail looking forward to meeting author Shiva Rose (photo by Priscilla)

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