Bohemian Vibes

Boheme is everywhere. Bohemian is everywhere. It is BohoChic. It is BohoMod. It is BohoNY. It is on the runways, in magazines, in window shops and definitely on Instagram :)

The history of Bohemia goes back to the late 1800's. It is nothing new. When i hear people say, Boho style is just a fad. I say, " No it isn't." Its a culture of style that has just morphed over the years. It has never really died. You can go back to Eastern Europe. You can go back to the first settlers of Bohemia in NY. You can read about the Beatnik Era and Bohemian Tribes in San Francisco. The small mountain communities through out California that still have May Pole Dances on May Day. Celebrating art, music, Now I see a huge surge in Australia defining their own ways of Bohemian culture.

I am grateful to carry the name Boheme with my business. My mission with Boheme Events  is to attract clients that have a modern sophisticated version of what it means to appreciate the natural world with a high level of class and poise.

I intend to begin a positive framework of consciousness of the event industry by respecting our environment, supporting organic caterers & sustainable craftsmen with all my available rentals. It won't be possible to do with every event but I am working on building an affiliate program by building relations with other business owners who are doing good for the whole, not just stopping at the good for their clients.

I hope you check out my contribution of services into the event industry. Stay tuned as the list of services & rentals grow. Every business starts small and that is right where I am. I must start somewhere. Give me a call and tell me about yourself & your next event. I would love to listen! 

OX carrie elizabeth

B is for Boheme + Bliss

True story: I tweeked my knee earlier this week. Anyone who has been injured knows how debilitating an injury is: your emotions are tapped, your body feels pain, your energy is confined, your mind races, you must focus on your healing . . . 

AND you must continue to show up in your  L - i - F - E . . . 

to F O L L O W  Y O U R  B L I S S !!!! 

While I was limping around the kitchen this morning, getting our morning coffee ready (sweet injured one I am, huh?), my husband asked me about a client call I had yesterday. My energy burst out about how grateful I was to have a glimpse into my clients' lives in a short timeframe. Especially for wedding clients, I enjoy listening and sharing in their joy as they organize a momentous occasion. And guess what? I forgot I was injured for a few brief moments. I explained that my potential client was a match (for me) instantaneously! You know when you meet someone and you just know they're good people. I was following my bliss and realizing that my happy place is when I get to intimately work 'behind the scenes' with people on their vision of their coming special day or event. Event planning is my bliss.

I enjoy the moment where I listen and start building a beautiful vision in my mind from your explanation. I know this isn't the case for every single person out there which is why I am focused on listening FIRST. My potential client already has my attention from the first hello. Its where it goes from there that make my heart beat faster. Bliss in action.

I am so grateful to be in the position of event planning. I have huge dreams becoming reality right NOW, not tomorrow, not next year... my bliss-filled life needs me right now. My knee feels better already (sort of). What is to come for Boheme Events is gonna be amazing! I can't wait to share what's in store. But as we know, everything has its process so ... not quite yet! I will be hosting a gathering early summer that will be a showcase of my works.

I hope you keep me in your thoughts when you or a friend needs an event planner or event rentals. I assure you I will be present and ready to hear your needs fully. I offer a free 30 minute consultation to get the process started. I also have a downloadable "Get Your Party Started Right" that will be available on my website later this week.

May this inspire you to follow your bliss today. Find your joyful expression in life. Ask for what you want. Pay attention for when it shows up and most of all, show up for it when its knocking on your door. F o l l o w  y o u r  b l i s s and tell me how it shows up for you in a comment below.

In love & gratitude,

ox Carrie Elizabeth

Bohemian Ruby

Bohemian Ruby of Boheme Beach.

Bohemian Ruby of Boheme Beach.

Dear Boheme Beach Tribe,

I am so grateful to have been blessed with many sacred specimens Rose Quartz. I was gifted these Rose Quartz Crystals from my adorable Mother-In-Love. She gifted these to my husband & I and they have been blessing the soil and soaking up the solar energy in our backyard. They came from a quarry in Northern California. Meanwhile upstairs, I have been diligently & whole-heartedly cultivating the business of Boheme Beach in our home office. I found myself recently needing to bring these stones with me to every photoshoot or Boheme Beach event. I currently have a piece of Rose Quartz around my neck, in my car, in my shower, in our fireplace and in our backyard. Yes, call me a Bohemian at heart. I cleanse them often in salt water to remineralize them and enhance their attributes. I realize that they may not always fit the 'theme' of our hired events but I intend to always carry some form of Rose Quartz with me in my creative productions of Boheme Beach.

:: This is an excerpt from The Robin A. Harton Creative :: Rose Quartz signifies: 

" Rose quartz is often called the "Love Stone." It's energetic hallmark is that of unconditional love that opens the heart chakra. This makes rose quartz a stone for every type of love: self-love, family, platonic, romantic, and unconditional. As a variety of quartz, rose quartz has high energy, and this strong energy can enhance love in  virtually any situation.

This stone of unconditional love that opens the heart chakra to all forms of love: self-love, family love, platonic love, and romantic love. The high energy of quartz gives rose quartz the property of enhancing love in virtually any situation. Bringing love in to life and daily situations not only brings inner warmth, but it also lowers stress and soothes those around it. Rose quartz is a very happy and loving stone.

Physically rose quartz is used in crystal healing to benefit the heart, the circulatory system, fertility, headaches, kidney disease, migraines, sexual dysfunction, sinus problems, acne, throat problems, depression, addictions, ear aches, slowing signs of aging, reducing wrinkles, spleen problems, fibromyalgia, and reaching one's ideal weight or weight loss. Rose quartz is used for lung problems and others in the heart chakra area. Rose quartz is also helpful and protective during pregnancy and with childbirth. It is also sometimes said that rose quartz is helpful for supporting brain functions and increasing intellect.  

Note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information." For more information on Crystal Meanings go here.

Moreover, the reason why I am sharing all of this information about Rose Quartz is because its alternate name is:

BOHEMIAN RUBY.

How beautiful and fitting, right?

Honorary Drum Roll Please....

Bohemian Ruby is now the official healing stone totem of Boheme Beach.

Amongst many things, I want to express my gratitude that the Bohemian Ruby has come to me and I am able to share it with you. How you ask? I am drumming up some fun social media activities in order to share the love & gift our tribe with some healing Bohemian Ruby, so stay tuned! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter to be in on the healing stone fun! 

Have a beautiful Tuesday... wherever you roam! 

With Bohemian Ruby Love,

Carrie Elizabeth

 

You, of course, are a rose-- 

But were always a rose. "  

– Robert Frost

Spring Equinox Women's Circle March 20, 2015

Women have always been connecting. It's a natural thing to do. But lives have gotten busier. And busier. Does it seem that way for you? It seems that a new common theme is revealing itself for women today. It circles around empowerment, self acceptance, connection, self respect. Female entrepreneurship is on the rise and I am specifically writing this blog post to all those women out there who are achieving their goals, reaching towards their dreams, or possibly are stuck feeling they do not have a way to get to where they want to be. Maybe you don't know where to start.  Maybe you feel stuck in the way support shows up to you. From whom or how. Maybe it is how close family and friends are keeping you in an image of the past. Maybe it's relationship or friendship that no longer serves you? You want change. You believe you can. You know you can. You trust you can.

The time is now. The universe is shifting : stars, planets, oceans, land. It's all moving and we are in ecstatic motion within it all. We are microscopic. If we don't start now, when?

We all have heard: "This life is meant to be lived, so live it fully each day".

It doesn't have to be some grand endeavor. If reading more connects you, do it. If doing more yoga connects you, do it. If calling that old friend connects you, do it. If learning a new hobby or sport, do it. Maybe you are already living the dream but feel lost inside. We all have been in these places and seek inspiration. We are turning to our phones & computers more often than having the physical connection of one-on-one time. Intimate conversation. Transparent conversation. C O N N E C T I O N. Feel like shifting boundaries & climbing mountains? Do things that make Y O  U feel good. The result is always positive. Our thoughts and our actions form our future. Seek support & guidance and build healthy relationships with your community. It typically starts with ourselves. Looking within and satisfying the inner calling. Move forward with you first and then all things will follow. Try it.

Personally, I am growing my business into a deeper stage of Start Up. I am working my little peacock tail feathers off! I move methodically through life. I am Virgo Sun, Libra Rising and Scorpio Moon. I am an outgoing humanitarian that knows empathy. I am creating Boheme Beach from my heart & soul and asking for support where I know my skills limit me. Currently, I want to get more curious and move slower. I want to think outside the box and learn more. I am honing my entrepreneural skills and digging in. What is moving you these days?

In 2009/2010, I was involved in a women's circle weekly in Santa Barbara. The circles were lead by a women I truly honor & admire: Shanti Pincock. www.shantipincock.com At the time, I was learning to transform my grief from losing my father, one of my best friends. We had been through a lot and I lost someone I knew was always there for me. It was hard, really hard, but what got me through it was my Santa Barbara soul sisters. I will never forget this time of my life. The love, the support, the guidance, the calm in the storm. It was within these weekly women's circles that I shifted.

Fast forward now: 5+ years have passed. I live in the Bay area with my (now) husband. I sat semi-numb to the fact that I left (once again) an amazing community of women (and men) back in Santa Barbara. I have had a vision of just starting a women's circle for the heck of it but always go back to the thought that I don't know enough women. This thought has just left me well, no where. I am the kind of person that makes friends wherever I go and the truth is: I do know women AND I want to know you! I want more community in my Bay Area life and I want more women's circles in my Bay Area life.

Within the last 2 years, Boheme Beach was birthed. I have been working with Shanti, virtually. I also recently enrolled in a 90 Day Year business course with Todd Herman in NY. I met a Bay Area woman, Karen Villanueva, who is also in the 90 Day Year program. We were assigned Accountability Partners. I asked Karen if she was interested in sharing the facilitation of a women's circle. We grew a vision together to gather women in a sacred space and keep our circles: Simple. Organic. Authentic. To learn more about Karen, go here: www.villanuevadesign.com

The first women's circle was yesterday on Spring Equinox. Also a New Moon & a Solar Eclipse. Whewwwww! Not just any day. Not only the fresh cleansing vibes of Spring began but the intention setting re-set of a new moon & the powerful forces of this unique re-newing Solar Eclipse. The day was magical.

We are planning to continue with monthly women's circles. The next will be Saturday April 18th in Mill Valley. The circles are a $20-30 donation - give what you can. We welcome you bring something to share for the potluck style lunch. Bring a pen, journal and plenty of warm clothes as we will be sitting mostly. Water & tea is provided. If you are interested to hear more scoop about our women's circles, put your information in the form to the top right of this page. 

I look forward to seeing you in the next circle!

Come as you are.

Bring a friend.

Share as you desire.

All are welcome.

Gratitude & Blessings,

Carrie Elizabeth of Boheme Beach