Tranquility du Jour #211: Dreams to Reality

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Welcome to the 211th edition of Tranquility du Jour. Today’s show features upcOMing happenings and Dreams to Reality with Leela Ross.

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Workshops + Retreats
Consider joining moi for a true tranquilologie experience:

* our seasonal Tranquilology Teleclass Monday, March 21 at 9pm ET
* 2 workshops at Centre Luna Yoga in Montreal April 30
* Yoga in Costa Rica Retreat July 2-9
* Hip Tranquil Chick Retreat at Kripalu in Mass August 28-September 2
* Yoga + Creativity Lifestyle Retreat at a Farmhouse in NY October 14-16
* Yoga Retreat in India November 11-20
* Yoga + Art Retreat in Paris + Provence May 2012 (details to come)

Featured Tranquilista: Bon Jour.  Leela here. I’m a photographer and writer based in Portland, Oregon.  I create photos and stories of things that I love: food, family, memories, daily life, and really fancy chocolates (and all the other stuff in between).  My photos and mixed use of cameras, styles, and subjects are informed by a life-time of obsessive journaling and collage projects.  I use both a Diana (50s style film camera) as well as a DSLR.  I’m interested in revealing a story in multiple modes–creating a feeling, aura and mood.  My photo site is

I’m also a features blogger for the highly-acclaimed home-cooking site, The Kitchn.  I keep up my own eponymous blog,, which focuses on travel, eating, cooking and other musings.  I teach cooking classes and am a private chef.  I’m a woman of many hats who loves to keep life busy and interesting.  When I’m not taking photos, thinking about food or writing, you’ll find me playing dance video games, browsing the thrift store for vintage dresses, painting my nails bright red and working on my crow pose.

Connect with Leela:

Savvy Sources:
martha stewart vintage bike story
new york times, finding the right tool to tell a war story
food blogs that originally inspired me (and still do!)
chocolate and zuchhini
The Kitchn
photo tips from The Pioneer Woman

1. How can I bloom into spring this week?

Signature Style: TranquiliT is a line of layers in rayon made from organic bamboo. We are locally sewn and plant 150 trees each month while also donating a portion of proceeds to Nest and Tranquil Space Foundation. In honor of a recent feature on convertible clothing in the New York Times, our featured piece is the reversible tube. Coming this spring: tres versatile, chic, and fabulous.

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