For attendees meeting in Los Angeles County, one of the most beautiful and innovative farms in Malibu is available for group
events and excursions.
Founded in 2008, One Gun Ranch (www.1gun-
ranch.com) is a biodynamic farm cradled in the
Santa Monica Mountains with breathtaking views
of the Pacific Ocean and awe-inspiring rock formations. A magical place for healing mind, body
and spirit, the ranch is a sanctuary of serenity
that inspires a healthy lifestyle.
The ranch is owned by Alice Bamford, a film
producer, healthy living advocate and farmer, and
Ann Eysenring, a real estate strategist and biodynamic farmer. The two also co-authored the book
One Gun Ranch, Malibu: Biodynamic Recipes for
Vibrant Living (see “The Gift of Fab” story).
With the mission of educating people about
biodynamics, the benefits and joy of living with
the land and rhythms of nature, One Gun Ranch
farming is conducted according to biodynamic
principles that produce healthy, delicious food.
The sowing, planting and harvesting of crops is
all in accordance with the moon, sun and planets.
Bamford and Eysenring believe in providing
love and support to the local community through
good food and soil. They sell their greens, veggies
and fruits to local markets and restaurants
throughout Los Angeles. The ranch also designed
and created UCLA’s Biodynamic Student Commu-
nity Garden through the Jane Semel UCLA Healthy
Campus Initiative. The garden is planted with
biodynamic “Supersoil” compost from One Gun
Ranch. It contains 30 beds of edible produce and
about 80 fruit trees and passion fruit vines. The
harvested produce goes directly to the students.
One Gun Ranch can host everything from
intimate brunches to larger receptions.
One Gun Ranch, Malibu, Calif.
Bamford and Eysenring are passionate advocates of biodynamic principles in farming and
beyond. They drew on generations of home-grown wisdom to design a book aimed at being a
viable approach to nutrition, fitness and well-being that nourishes the spirit and the body.
The book offers advice on topics such as vitamins, meditation, working out in nature,
what to look for at farmers markets, planting window boxes, making a supersoil compost
and preparing biodynamic menus and meals.
“We are thrilled to have put our lifestyle and passion to paper,” Bamford said, adding that
the book helps enlighten people about biodynamics and the benefits from living with the
land and the rhythms of nature. “Through sharing our story, inherited knowledge and the
way we live, we hope to encourage people to cultivate their true life force and harness their
natural potential, empowering them to revive the mind, body and soul.”
LATHER is dedicated to providing the best natural skin care products with unique healing
ingredients and essential oils that are good for the mind and body.
“We focus on traveler wellness through the use of the most natural and gentle formula-
tions, infused with essential oils for specific aromatherapeutic benefit,” said Emilie Hoyt,
founder of the company. “We realize that people are at their most vulnerable when traveling
so we work to offer products that treat the whole person, not just the skin and hair.”
LATHER’s line ranges from uplifting shower products to soothing and grounding wellness
balms aimed at helping with focus, sleep and anxiety.
Hoyt said products in its Turndown collection are especially suited for attendee gifts,
including its new peace meditation balm and app ( www.latherhotel.com/turn-down) in
partnership with StopBreathe Think ( www.stopbreathethink.com).
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