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Here are my favorite colleagues in the greater Long Beach, Los Angeles & Orange county areas who offer a variety of exceptionally high quality services.  Also below, are some of my favorite sources of uplifting spiritual support and experiential inquiry.  If you feel drawn to any of them, be sure to say my website directed you. 



Ever since the early 90s, I've gone to Atlantic Studio in Long Beach for their leading edge hair and make-up services.  Vanessa is oh so skillful in the fine art of memorable bridal / wedding designs, and fantastically creative up-dos!  Her colleague Vinnie is amazing too!  As is long time salon owner, Janet!  You will feel totally gorgeous after they WOW you with their expertise.  By appointment.

425 E. 4th Street (between Linden & Elm)
Long Beach, CA 90802
562. 436.4255

A Wedding Store by Linda duPlaine Gray

Weddings and more.... Linda's commitment to excellence in artfully and elegantly overseeing everything in wedding planning / coordination from A-Z, has put her in a league of her own.   By appointment.  

A Wedding Store & Special Events
562. 436.2222

Lori Shepler Photography

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, Lori Shepler, is a spectacular visual artist.   But since "a picture is worth a thousand words," you'll just have to visit her web gallery below and see for yourself!  

Lori Shepler Photography
714. 369.9650


Angel City DJs - Roger Ranney, Owner/DJ

Roger's been providing the finest DJ, full-range lighting & audio-visual solutions for over a decade now!  With his crisp, clear ceremony sound; signature dance floor & reception lights; and of course, all the right tunes, your wedding will ROCK!  

Angel City DJs
818. 207.9000

Wedding Gown Care and Preservation by the Clothes Doctor

After your wedding, be sure to clean and preserve your gown with an expert.  When Bob & Carol Clarke are in charge, you know the job will be done to perfection.  I recently took my mother's vintage 1945 gown in for their special Heirloom Restoration service, and the result was beyond my expectation!   Beautifully restored and packaged.  By appointment.

2206 Lakewood Boulevard
Long Beach, CA  90815
800. 926.5313
562. 494.3200


EnGAYged Weddings

LGBT Friendly Wedding Vendors
EnGAYged Weddings Planning Guide & Directory for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans Community since 2009.

Your Source for Live Music from Long Beach area soloists & performers

Check out some of my former musical colleagues from the Long Beach Symphony!

Esalen Institute

Esalen is like no where else on earth! This is where I've taken a lot of my bodywork training and most especially, my inspiration, since finding my way "home" there in 1987. Esalen is a convergence of mountains and sea, mind and body, East and West, meditation and action. It is a center for alternative education, a forum for transformational practices, a restorative retreat, a worldwide community for seekers. And... it is The Place for massage & bodywork!

Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920
831. 667.3000

Agape International Spiritual Center

Rev. Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith
Agape offers exhilarating spiritual upliftment, classes and special events!

5700 Buckingham Parkway
Culver City, CA 90230
310. 348.1250

The Classic Eleven-Circuit Labyrinth at Christ the King Church

"Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Walk the labyrinth to find God or have God find you. Walk the Labyrinth to experience Peace and Tranquility. Walk the Labyrinth to find Resolutions to life's problems. Walk the Labyrinth for Joy and Delight. Walk the Labyrinth because it's there."

Open in the sanctuary, Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
Open in the garden, every day sunrise to sunset
2706 West 182nd Street
Torrance, CA
310. 323.6821