“PIPE DREAM LA” HITS WITTMORE
JUNE 8 - 10, 2018
FEATURING CURATED OBJECTS FOR THE CANNABIS ENTHUSIAST
A series of retail pop ups celebrating the sophisticated cannabis enthusiast is launching next month in Los Angeles. PIPE DREAM LA, a collaboration between gallerist and designer Astrelle Johnquest and wardrobe stylist Michael Cioffoletti, will showcase an elevated approach to embracing the emerging marketplace for legal cannabis consumption. The first pop up will come to life inside Wittmore, the fashion and lifestyle shop located in the arts district of downtown Los Angeles.
"Our PIPE DREAM LA pop-up will present a tightly curated edit of our favorite artist and maker-made cannabis pipes,“ said Michael Cioffoletti. “Plus a special selection of ashtrays, vessels, rolling trays, and incense holders.”
Limited selections will include pieces from Ben Medansky, Miwak Junior, Love and Destroy, Eunbi and Stonedware. Several of Wittmore’s brand partners are developing customized items for the weekend, including Hiro Clark graphic tees, Appointed notebooks, Robert Siegel Studio ceramics, and wood and brass accessories from Craighill. CBD-infused apothecary brands Apothecanna and GARA Skincare will also be on hand sampling their product lines and teaching guests about the soothing and healing benefits of plant-based medicine.
As California and surrounding states continue to ease restrictions on the sale and use of both medicinal and recreational cannabis products, PIPE DREAM LA will provide a space for modern Angelenos who want to extend their creative, physical and mental health regimens to include the constructive use of cannabis in their daily lives.
“We are redefining the image of the modern pot smoker with our collection of chic objects and smoking utensils for the design-minded cannabis enthusiast,” added Astrelle Johnquest. Wittmore is hosting PIPE DREAM LA Friday – Sunday, June 8 – 10 during normal business hours from 11am – 7pm. Johnquest and Cioffoletti will toast their new endeavor with a special evening of cocktails and shopping on Friday June 8, from 7pm – 9pm. The event is open to the public. Wittmore is located at 300 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90013. Free parking is available with validation in the surface lot at One Santa Fe.
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ABOUT ASTRELLE JOHNQUEST
Astrelle Johnquest is a Los Angeles based artist and designer. She is also the founder and curator of NowSpace, an alternative artist-run gallery, and NowShop, a marketplace featuring hand-selected vintage and artist made objects and decor. Both NowShop and NowSpace work to foster a community of artists and makers whose practices broaden the dialogue around experimentation, and traditional ideologies surrounding fine art and design.
ABOUT MICHAEL CIOFFOLETTI
Michael Cioffoletti is a fashion retail veteran and wardrobe stylist based in Los Angeles. Since the early 1990’s, he has applied his curatorial drive and quality minded, egalitarian eye to staffing, merchandising and wardrobe styling for a host of storied retailers and publications. Known for his ability to connect the dots between high and low, embellished and minimal, luxurious and practical, Cioffoletti has consistently provided opportunities for his clients to clarify and advance their personal or retail brands. He is most passionate about bringing the places, parts and people that make creative endeavors unique and valuable, to customers who care.
Wittmore is a modern and approachable shop offering clean, smartly edited clothing, accessories, grooming supplies and gifts from brands with a global perspective. With two stores in Los Angeles and an online shop that ships globally, WITTMORE is a destination for guys who appreciate smart, high quality designs from established, niche and emerging brands. WITTMORE is a forward-thinking company that celebrates fashion, design, art, and pop culture, showcasing the the sensibility, personal style, and marketplace knowledge of founder Paul C Witt.