Taking a moment to appreciate a fellow magic maker; authentic recommendation from
The Imaginarium Wonder Emporium founder + key artisan, K. Day Gomez.
"I was immediately impressed with this organic Hawaiian-made brand ZEN+MAGIC which offers handmade and distilled energy sprays by alchemist Shani Momi Odo. From her Honolulu base, she sources primarily organic, all natural holistic ingredients to create these aromatic blends, each of which offering a different physiological response. What first drew my attention was Z+M's gorgeous packaging and equally impressive, easy to navigate website.
Fast forward to experiencing four of her mainstays first-hand and I have to say the fragrances are as mystical and enchanting as one may imagine. Extremely fragrant upon first spray, the mist dissipates naturally as it's intended to. As Shani explains, these tinctures are meant to act as smokeless smudging, much like using sage or palo santo. It only lingers for a time while it refreshes and neutralizes the energy in your space, on surfaces or your body.
[*see below explanation as described on her website.]
Of all the amazing scents, I'm torn between Elixir and Absinthe as favorites. I highly recommend giving her a follow and shopping the ZEN+MAGIC website. You will not be disappointed whichever blend you choose. And for those witches and spiritualists out there with sensitive sinus or family members who can't endure the smoke of incense or smudging, these are an excellent natural alternative offering the same results. We here at TIWE look forward to following her journey in fine wildcrafting."
founder + key artisan
The Imaginarium Wonder Emporium
Ideally, smudge and energy sprays should NOT linger. After the scent dissipates, cleansing and setting of you and the space is complete. A lingering scent occurs when the spray has attached to a stagnant energy it is working to release. Give it a bit of time to "unstick" these heavier energies then gently dissipate, taking the stagnant energy with it and creating an energy infused blank canvas for you to begin your inner or outer work!
ZEN+MAGIC smudge and energy sprays are NOT room fragrances or perfumes, which often use artificial fragrances that last longer, but don't offer the same healing benefits of the naturally derived botanicals. The intention of ZEN+MAGIC energy sprays is to shift the vibe, then dissipate rather than overstimulate."
Proudly introducing The Imaginarium Wonder Emporium's "Great Big site-wide Mother’s Day SALE"!!!
Now through the end of May enjoy huge mark-downs on our whimsical wares.
+ Get everything in time by ordering with our new LOCAL Pickup option.
Deals from 10% - 70% off in ALL categories!!!
Don't miss out.
Chefs Jess and Cierra are incredibly talented women who ethically and locally source all of their delectable goods to bring patrons aromatic, conscientious and delicious tailor-made gourmet charcuterie experiences.
With Mother’s Day [and Father’s Day] coming up fast, this non-binary holistic bath goods offering from The Imaginarium is a perfect gift OR wonderful for self care or a romantic occasion.
*pictured above is the beautiful Amanda Hardman of The Magical Unicorn 11:11 with Lesley Fielding, face painter representing Pineapple House Beauty as captured by photographer Reiko Rodriguez.
Photographer Reiko Rodriguez was kind enough to be our eyes over the event and we are excited to share his first-hand account.
"Immediately getting there as I walked up the stairs, I could hear the music. The vibe were warm and welcoming. Everyone was full of joy doing something they love with passion, which is one of the greatest gifts in life that some never get to experience.
Creativity was definitely in the building. The force was immaculate. I got a chance to interact with and meet every individual. Some of them were a bit camera shy at first. Then it happened--- I captured 'that' moment. Honestly that’s my favorite part about photography; meeting new people and having the ability to make people smile and laugh. Even if it’s only for a split second. I got the chance to see and capture that happiness, the mood I felt and wanted to share it with them."
*Above gallery of photo-journalistic captures of the event by photographer Reiko Rodriguez.
"I share what I see everyday through my own eyes. Words can’t explain. Life moves fast and being able to capture positive moments and joy is the best feeling. We all have dreams of where we are going and forget to enjoy the ride while we travel on the way to that destination.
I’m originally from Colorado. I have always been a creative in the art scene. I've been welcome among all sorts of creatives. Connecting with others like yourself is such an opportunity--- it’s okay and excepted to be different as we all view the world through our own thoughts and vision. I say take your time but don’t waste it." ~R. Rodriguez
*Above gallery by Laura Arellano of Blue Betties Boutique (the official seamstress of TIWE).
The vendors present included Jagwired Art, The Magical Unicorn 11:11, Blue Betties Boutique and Lita Deady as an extension of The Imaginarium Wonder Emporium. Nonprofits in attendance were The Alora Farm (community for teen and adult autists) gifting pollinator plants to the community and ELEMENTZ bringing ethically extracted local honey and sustainable crafts. Live music and face painting for the event was provided by Pineapple House Platforms.
Our Apothecary section is growing and growing to provide more offerings to naturalists, herbalists, health enthusiasts, spiritualists of all walks of life and witches alike. We've got something for everyone. Though most of what you will find is bulk herbs and natural goods, we will also be offering:
Please take a moment to give The Magical Unicorn 11:11 a follow and don't hesitate to direct message owner Amanda Hardman with serious inquiries or to make online purchases.
In keeping with our overall signature Imaginarium theme of magic and wonder, we aim to only provide whimsical, enchanted, rare cultural and circus themed garments that are sure to gain the attention of onlookers anywhere you go. Practically impractical and perfectly extra!
We’re so excited to be featured on Style Lush TV again preceding the launch of our Cirque Couture collection and vintage cultural clothing release.
Designers K. Day and Laura Arellano of Blue Betties Boutique teamed up to create the vintage circus inspired Cirque Couture line beginning with clown ruff collars and branching off from there.
Cirque Couture is a culmination of my designs constructed in-house locally by Arellano, with her design guidance and professional insight. We are available online 24/7 and our pop-up shops (trunk shows as we like to call them) can be found at various events about San Antonio, Texas and surrounding areas."
We are simultaneously releasing our curated vintage, cultural and reworked clothing to coincide with our wearable fashion launch. Much of what you'll find is one of a kind, limited, sustainable and theatrical / couture. In keeping with our overall signature Imaginarium theme of magic and wonder, we aim to only provide whimsical, enchanted, rare cultural and circus themed garments that are sure to gain the attention of onlookers anywhere you go. Practically impractical and perfectly extra!
Interview with teen actress Madyson Gonzales for the upcoming independent film presented by
The Imaginarium Wonder Emporium, a Pineapple House Platforms film.
Credits for the film production:
directed by K. Day
cinematically captured by Madison Eiland
produced by Pineapple House
with still photography by Simply Sefra Photography, Joe Gomez III and K. Day
makeup by Stephanie Eiland
wardrobe, props and aesthetics provided by The Imaginarium
with clown collars by Laura Arellano of Blue Betties Boutique and hats by Gina Jaramillo of HappyChick Beauty Designs
and Lemonade Stand Cosmetics
performances by actors
Joe A. Gomez III
Anita Lee Flowerz
Michael A. Salas
Alina Rose + Penelope Grace
and K. Day
filmed on location at The Good Kind Southtown and in part at TIWE home workshop in beautiful San Antonio, Texas.
~ coming 2021 ~
So many new and exciting things underway as The Imaginarium Wonder Emporium undergoes a full revamping, gearing up to emerge altogether improved and more mischievous than ever January 2021.
What's currently on our itinerary?
We have such wonders to show you.
Animal, Mineral or Vegetable?
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