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Fortune Favors The Bold: Scary Pretty featuring Shannon Brooke

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Fortune Favors The Bold: Scary Pretty featuring Shannon Brooke

    Having bold artistic vision takes great confidence in one's intuition.  It has long been said that courageous action is often rewarded.  Fortune Emporium prides itself in maintaining a unique style which supports creatives and small batch brands. Fortune Favors The Bold: An Artist Series aims to bring fresh faces to Livermore's creative community.   We are excited to continue the series with SCARY PRETTY, an art show and book signing by photographer Shannon Brooke.  This CA based photographer has pushed her work to new heights with the publication of two high-end, hardback coffee table books featuring a collection of portraits in her signature...


Create Big Impacts By Shopping Small: The Maasai Widows Project

Create Big Impacts By Shopping Small: The Maasai Widows Project

   Fortune Emporium aims to be an advocate for meaningful purchasing.  Buying artisan goods supports creatives, builds community relationships, and circulates money within local economies. There is no better example of how shopping small can create big impacts than with the jewelry made by the ladies of the Maji Moto community in Kenya. Although these are very traditional pieces, they can be styled in such a way that they give an incredible modern edge to your wardrobe.   The Maasai are an indigenous African ethnic group of semi-nomadic people located in Kenya and northern Tanzania.  In the Maasai culture, young women are often married to older men, increasing the...


Meet The Maker: Heidi DeVito of Heidi's Hangups

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Meet The Maker: Heidi DeVito of Heidi's Hangups
Maker Heidi DiVito shares how she turned a personal need for a storage solution into a small business. She'll be joining us at BATCH on August 11th!

Meet The Maker: Belly Dancer Sara Shrapnell

Meet The Maker: Belly Dancer Sara Shrapnell
Sara Shrapnell expresses creativity through dance. She's been a belly dance instructor for over 20 years and talks with me about how this art form helps support a healthy body image for all ages, shapes, and genders. She even gives us a little sneak peak of what we can expect as she and her troop take the stage at our upcoming BATCH: A Makers Market!

Meet The Maker: Artist Brittni Paul talks how creativity can serve a bigger purpose

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Meet The Maker: Artist Brittni Paul talks how creativity can serve a bigger purpose
Brittni Paul is an incredible artist who creates with intention. It was an honor to sit with her to find out how being a creative can serve a bigger purpose.