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CNCO FEBRUARY 2021 Cover look: Richard, Zabdiel, Joel: CATOU Shoes FRANTZ BENJAMIN Christopher & Eric: DULCE BESTIA

06 Letter From The Editor 07 BELLO Obsessions 08 Cover Story | CNCO 26 Creative Minds | JONATHAN LEARY 30 Fashion | Riding Untamed 36 DropLabs

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39 Celebrate Valentine's Day Like No Other 40 City Guides 41 Hike With Style 42 Pour Nous: Sci-Fi Lovers 44 HYPED | KALE CULLEY 46 MAISON PRIVÉE Shopping Guide

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To our beloved readers… As we make our way through the month of LOVE, it’s important to take a moment to think of the little things in life that make us happy. Whether it be a person, place, or thing, they all matter! Here at BELLO, we value all the hard work our team and others do as we pursue our hopes and dreams. Together we are stronger! After all, to quote the infamous Bob Marley, “All You Need Is Love!” In this month’s issue we are beyond excited to welcome the heartthrob boy band CNCO as our cover. Dive in as you discover the boys’ crazy roller coaster since they became a group back in 2015. We have many exciting stories in place for you too! Meet Jonathan Leary, our CREATIVE MIND of the month as well as Kale Culley who has got us HYPED! Truly amazing getting to know such talented individuals in all types of industries. With Valentine’s Day coming up, we have also prepared a little guide to help you keep this special day fun, unique, and filled with passion! For those of you who enjoy nature, you will find a nice section on how to look stylish while enjoying all that nature has to offer. For our fellow Sci-Fi Lovers, many shows are coming back as well as new ones! Discover new sides of Los Angeles and fall in love with the different fashion looks you can embrace. Feel The Love. Embrace The Love. Spread The Love. Bisous Nos Amours Alexandra Bonnet

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Coat CATOU Pants LEVI'S Shoes JEAN BAPTIST RAUTUREAU Richard: Denim shirt BID. NVNG Jeans ZARA Eric: Tshirt WAITING LIST Pants ZARA Shoes JEAN BAPTIST RAUTUREAU

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Talent CNCO @cncomusic Photography TOMMY CHUNG @tommychungphotography Photography Assistant MARK CHIN Creative Direction ALEKSANDAR TOMOVIC @alekandsteph Styling WAINA CHANCY @wainachancy Styling Assistant ISABELLE ANESTAL @isabelleanestal Hair RICHARD MANNAH @richardmannah Makeup VIRGINIA LE FAY @virginialefay Interview by ALEXANDRA BONNET @alexbonnetwrites Production @bellomediagroup x @maisonpriveepr_la x @alexbonnetwrites

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JONATHAN LEARY, FOUNDER, AND CEO OF REMEDY PLACE SAT DOWN WITH US AT BELLO AND SPOKE TO US ABOUT HIS JOURNEY FROM HAVING A DREAM TO TURNING IT INTO A REALITY. HAVING KNOWN AT A YOUNG AGE THAT HE WANTED TO PURSUE A CAREER IN HEALTHCARE, THERE WAS NO DOUBT IN LEARY’S MIND AS TO WHAT HE WAS MEANT TO DO IN LIFE! FASCINATED BY THE HUMAN BODY HE STUDIED ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY, NEUROSCIENCE, AND MORE. REMEDY PLACE, A SOCIAL WELLNESS CLUB MEANT TO HELP YOU FIND BALANCE IN YOUR LIFE, WAS LEARY’S ORIGINAL PRACTICE IDEA WHICH, AFTER NINE YEARS, FINALLY CAME TO LIFE. AS YOU STEP INTO REMEDY PLACE, YOU ARE SURE TO LEAVE FEELING RELAXED AND AIDED IN ANY SPECIFIC AREA YOUR BODY NEEDS. BRINGING TO YOU THE LOVE AND CARE YOU DESERVE, JONATHAN LEARY POURED HIS HEART AND SOUL INTO REMEDY PLACE SO YOU CAN FEEL RIGHT AT HOME! ENJOY! You have time travelled back to the day you decided to study anatomy, physiology, neuroscience, clinical nutrition, and rehabilitation. What was running through your mind? What inspired you to pursue these studies? I knew that I wanted to work in healthcare at a very early age. I was fascinated by the human body! I worked and volunteered in hospital settings throughout my high school and college years, which I thought was going to guide me in the direction I wanted to practice, but instead, it did the opposite. I knew that the type of care I wanted to offer was vastly different from what I was seeing in the hospital. Something was missing but I had no idea what other options were out there. I had heard of alternative medicine but was never exposed to it growing up in Rhode Island. I loved the idea of holistically healing the body so I headed to chiropractic school out west to find out more. That’s where it all started! What was your favorite class during your studies? Why? My anatomy cadaver lab. In order to fully get an understanding of every single aspect of the human body and how it works, there is truly no better way than to dissect the body from head to toe. It’s a little weird at first, but once you get over the strangeness of the whole experience, there is honestly nothing more fascinating than getting to literally see what everything in the body looks like. I am a very visual person - whether I’m manifesting goals or absorbing new research - and this 27

lab allowed me to perfect my anatomical understanding. My passion translated into great results, too. Not only was I a teaching assistant and tutor for my colleagues, but I seriously contemplated changing the direction of my schooling to become a surgeon (which would have led me down a different life path entirely). Who was someone (teacher or peer) who truly inspired you? While I was going through my doctorate, I launched my own concierge personal training company focused on the niche of people leaving physical therapy but who weren't quite ready to jump right back into the gym. For two years, I had one particular client that was a hugely successful entrepreneur in the luxury health/beauty space. Spending time with him each week and learning from his mentorship impacted me drastically. Starting my mornings 3x/week with a very experienced business leader was extremely motivating. Hearing and seeing the highs and lows - the stress and rewards - as well as all the pivoting in between allowed me to get a glimpse inside the life and world of an entrepreneur. It was a world that I badly wanted to be a part of, and knew it could be the catalyst I needed to make a meaningful difference in transforming the healthcare landscape. It gave me a window into what my life was to become as I started my practice and future companies. Did you ever think about changing paths? If so, what other careers would you have considered pursuing?

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Other than that brief moment when I thought about pursuing surgery - never. My work is my passion and I really do enjoy every moment of it! The best part about my latest endeavor is it allowed me to explore life outside of being a doctor and only seeing patients. Starting Remedy Place, the first fully holistic social wellness club in the world, has allowed me to grow personally and professionally more than I could have ever imagined. Building a company from the ground up, learning new business skills, raising capital, brick and mortar expansion, construction, marketing, interior design… I mean the list goes on and on. The exposure to all the above allowed me to find other passions that I never even knew about which has really made me much more wellrounded. Share with us the story of how “Remedy Place” came to be. What were some obstacles you faced? Remedy Place was my original practice idea. Throughout my doctorate, I spent every Sunday working on my business plan to make sure I was prepared the moment I graduated and got my license. Little did I know, getting a business loan right out of school was impossible. I can still picture it like it was yesterday...I was freshly graduated from school, I’d spent the better part of the last half-decade mapping out every conceivable detail of my dream business plan, and I walk into the bank with all the confidence in the world. Suffice to say, their response took the wind out of my sails pretty quick. They basically started laughing before finally

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asking “sir, how are we supposed to give you a loan with only $2,000 in the bank and all of your student loan debt?” I was young, naïve, and clearly had no idea how a business loan worked. So I did what my mentors had taught me: I pivoted, opened up a concierge private practice, and then used the next 5 years to perfect my business model by incorporating 5 years of clinical evidence as well as learning the ins and out of everything I needed to know about business. After 9 years of dedication and hard work, Remedy Place has finally come to life. How did working on developing this innovative concept help you grow as a person? As noted above, there is no better way to learn than to start from the ground up. Every challenge, every obstacle, and every feeling of discomfort forced me to grow. Now, I actually find comfort and excitement with instability and hardship. When I look back at all the most challenging times of my life, I see that after each one, I came out the other end stronger and more well-rounded. it makes me continually push myself for more self-growth. What do you hope your clients will feel when stepping into the establishment? When guests walk into the club we want them to feel at ease, welcomed, loved, and relaxed. I took all the psychology I knew and applied it to the design to make sure that the emotional effect was perfect. Everything was taken issue #207

into account: from the lighting to the sounds, smells, textures, masculine/feminine energy, and yes - even taste! I wanted it to be distinct from every other medspa or clinic; we want you to feel like you are walking into your home. Can you talk us through a typical day at Remedy Place? How does the process work? Guests/members will be greeted by our holistic team of recovery specialists or one of our alternative medicine doctors. If they have not already booked in for an appointment, our team will help analyze what that individual may need for that specific day. We analyze every stress that they put on their body, anything they may be struggling with, or if they just want to enhance their health and then create the perfect experience for them that day. That said, Remedy Place is more than just a place to get a treatment. It is about the experience and the social atmosphere that comes with it. Human connection is an important part of healing and instead of the isolation that most people are used to in a spa, Remedy Place is best experienced with others to make it social. It is the perfect substitution for a date spot, meeting, where you go after work to unwind, a Sunday brunch alternative, or just a place to meet new people that are like-minded. Here are some of the treatments that you or you and a friend can experience: chiropractic, physiotherapy, Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, cupping, vitamins IVs, vitamin injections, hyperbaric oxygen chambers, breathwork ice bath classes, lymphatic 28


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feeling when you step on stage, get a huge rush of endorphins, and get in a flow state! I see education as a critical missing cornerstone in our healthcare system so talks allow me to connect with a lot of people at one time than I do in my one-on-one’s with patients.

You have also helped a variety of people from celebrities to athletes and more. What would be your best advice to those who come in before starting the healing process?

Any 2021 plans/resolutions?

To make sure that they are prepared to put in the work to accomplish their health goals. Only that individual has the power to make themselves healthy. It is my job as their healthcare provider to provide the solution and plan and speed something up along the way but I can’t fix everything if they aren’t willing to put in the work. It is so important for my patients to establish their own health independence, take control, and put in the hard work for them to heal themselves.

Professional: Successful launch of Remedy Place #2, while also being halfway through construction of club #3.

Tell us more about what helps YOU heal.

Where do I begin?! There are a lot of them so I’ll just tell you my top three personal and professional goals.

Push the education side of Remedy Place. From starting our own podcasts to creating my own seminar for alternative medicine doctors as their continuing education, and doing as many huge talks as possible (maybe digitally given the current climate).

"My day-to-day is 7 hours of sleep, 5 liters of water, varying types of restorative movement, a 15-minute breathwork series, a visualization manifestation meditation, intermittent fasting, and a vegetable-based diet"

One of my tag lines is, “is your doctor the healthiest person you know?!” It is a huge priority of mine to practice what I preach, not only to control my own health but also to lead by example! Every single thing at Remedy is part of my self and preventive care routine. I get my functional medicine blood work done every six months so that I fully understand what is going on in my body and can change my regimen accordingly. On a weekly basis, my favorite part of my routine are my adjustments, ice baths, and hyperbaric oxygen chambers. Lastly, my day-to-day is 7 hours of sleep, 5 liters of water, varying types of restorative movement, a 15-minute breathwork series, a visualization manifestation meditation, intermittent fasting, and a vegetablebased diet.

Continue to push myself to become a better leader, by adapting, learning, growing, and being the best person I can be.

Personal: Stick to my weekly entrepreneur coffee group. This is a relatively new thing that I started to do with a group of buddies that all have early-stage startups. I cannot say how helpful this has been and how it has truly enhanced my life to discuss the challenges and process of building and scaling a new company. Have my heart open for love. Sell my current home and then begin construction on a new one. I get so much out of the design process, I had a blast renovating my first house so I’d love to have the opportunity to do this every couple of years or so.

How do you usually prep for a talk? What is your favorite part about them? A great night of sleep, a pep talk, and visualizing exactly how I want to perform. I used to hate public speaking growing up (and I know I’m not alone in this) but I discovered if you love what you are talking about, it makes it so much easier! There is no better 29

Talent JONATHAN LEARY @drjonathanleary Photography ALEX EVANS @alexevansphotography Interview by ALEXANDRA BONNET @alexbonnetwrites Remedy Place www.remedyplace.com Personal www.drjonathanleary.com

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DropLabs Partners Up With Deaf Dancers To Help the Deaf Community HERE AT BELLO, WE HAD THE IMMENSE PLEASURE OF GETTING TO KNOW SHAHEEM SANCHEZ AND ANTOINE HUNTER WHO DO NOT LET THEIR SELVES BEING DEAF STOP THEM FROM PURSUING THEIR DREAMS. USING THEIR PLATFORMS TO HELP THE DEAF COMMUNITY, THESE TWO TALENTED INDIVIDUALS HAVE PARTNERED UP WITH DROPLABS, THE FIRST SONIC SENSORY HAPTIC FOOTWEAR TECHNOLOGY THAT LETS YOU FEEL SOUND THROUGHOUT YOUR ENTIRE BODY, TO BRING ABOUT CHANGE AND PROGRESS. BOTH OF THESE DANCERS HAVE INCREDIBLE STORIES TO TELL SO SIT BACK, KICK OFF YOUR SHOWS, GRAB A DRINK, AND GET READY TO DIVE INTO A WHOLE NEW WORLD!

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me. I love making people happy and putting smiles on people’s faces. Share with us your very first experience wearing DropLabs sneakers. What were you feeling in that very moment? It made me feel so good. I’d never seen anything like it before— it’s different on another level. I like the shoes: they make me want to dance more, play games, place basketball. I shared with my deaf friends who didn’t know about the shoes, and when I was listening to music with the shoes and they felt it on their wood floors.

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Actor, Choreographer, Social Media Influencer... Growing up, what role did dance play in your upbringing? How did it shape who you are today? My dad is my inspiration. He was a dancer as well. I have never met him. He passed away before I was born, so I never got a chance to meet him. My family told me about him, I saw a video of him dancing and I was so shocked that he could dance do well. I decided I wanted to be like him. But I never thought I would dance because I’m deaf. But I wanted to try and not give up, because it doesn’t matter: deaf or not. Anything you want to do, you can do it, so I pushed myself. I grew up around the dance community, enrolled in dance competitions. It was a lot of struggle and frustration because I couldn’t understand what was going on. When you became deaf at the age of four, do you remember what your first thoughts was? How did you cope with the sudden change? I became deaf when I was 4. But I don’t remember hearing; I feel like I was born this way. Growing up deaf, I thought it was normal. It took me some time to discover who I am and to realize that nothing can stop me even if I can’t hear. What are some positive aspects that came with being deaf? How do you see the world since that age? To never give up and always chase your dream. Nothing can stop me from what I love. People will judge but don’t let that stop you from becoming who you are, because that doesn’t stop me. I still push myself. Share with us one of your favorite dance performances to date. What was it for? What about it makes it unique and stand out from others? The LG “Life is Good” commercial: it was very emotional for me. Big company. that was very spiritual for me— they treated me like a king, they took care of me. Zappos also had me perform. That was such a fun trip. People were coming up to me and taking pictures with

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Can you describe to us what music Describe what dance means to you in feels like when you dance with the one sentence. DropLabs Sneakers? I love dancing. I can never stop! I dance I feel like vibration controls my body and anywhere no matter what. To me, that’s my feet and I can move around as one. enjoying life. It’s all I think about. It’s my I can feel music everywhere. It feels like dad and me. no one is bothering Tell us more about me and I can focus. Sound of Metal. "I like the shoes: they I can be in my mind, What do you hope wander around, relax. make me want to dance your audience will I can feel myself. get out of it? more, play games, place Why do you think I hope people will be merging technology inspired and learn basketball." and fashion is so imand get the idea of portant? How will it have a strong imwhat the deaf community went through. pact on others, do you think? it’s about involving deaf people. It’s about They do really well together: it’s a chance a man who has hearing, and he is a drumto look good while finding a new way to mer, and he lost his hearing. He became experience the world. so frustrated at being deaf, but he realExplain to us your movement of comized he had to find a way back to drumbining ASL (American Sign Language) ming, because struggle is normal for evwith dance. What are some obstacles eryone, hearing and deaf people alike. you have faced and how did you overI want people to understand our struggle, come them? so when they see the movie, they will be It’s great to have deaf and hearing peoinspired and keep the deaf community ple come together and to have hearing in mind. People saw it at TIFF and they people understand our struggle and our came up to me afterwards and told me frustration. It’s better to understand each that they got goosebumps. other and to become one. I would love The movie came out in theatres in Novemto have everyone in the world know sign ber, and is available on Amazon Prime as language. It would be amazing if ASL of last month. was required, and that it wouldn’t matter if you were deaf or hearing, to just have everyone speaking the same language.

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What pushed you towards this career? As a producer, dancer and as an artist and a person who loves to learn from people, I always try to put myself in different communities. I want to support and understand what people are going through in America. This has allowed me to connect with all kinds of people throughout my career, which is the most rewarding. I’m currently working on a project about deaf refugees. When I connect with people in this community who are ready to share their story, I’m always amazed on how people were able to adapt and survive when they first arrived, because they had to accept so much change. What is it like to be a deaf dancer? A lot of people ask “how do you dance when you’re deaf?” Well, I get to listen to music in a different way! It’s almost like being deaf is a super power. Dancing to me is like breathing. I can compare myself to a fish: they have to keep moving to breathe— even in their sleep, they’re constantly moving. Dancing doesn’t always start with your ear, it starts with your heart. You can add music and that’s just extra! I believe that’s my advantage. I’m proud of being Deaf! Can you describe what music feels like with DropLabs? When I wear DropLabs, the music has so much clarity— I can feel it. The shoes became a part of my foot. I walk around and can feel the music that’s valuable to me. I can sit on the plane with DropLabs shoes and listen to music without disturbing anyone. Sometimes, to be honest, I wanna wear it all the time, even in my bed! I’m watching a movie. I don’t want to feel disconnected from entertainment, and this gives me more access. I really love it. I’m just sad that I can’t wear it in the bathtub. Zula! Which means brilFebruary 2021

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viewed them— some of them said they said they can’t use the liant!What are some of the obstacles you’ve faced in your phone to talk to their family. life? Some people are in there because they didn’t know how to I don’t think I overcame being Deaf cuzz I’m proud of it —but pay their taxes, because they were in the wrong place because facing discrimination as a young person, as a Black person, as they didn’t have an interpreter. a Deaf person. It get hard where I give up on humanity but I’ve I recorded the production of realized that you can’t give Deaf Imprisoned and showed up on anyone. You just have it to the inmates, and it was to be patient with people, overwhelming to share it especially when you’ve had with them. You can see how more exposure to things or it moved them to have their experienced more with your story shared with hundreds life. People may not see of people. 2 hours dance things the way you see it. show with film, music, text, I’m not saying be patient and spoken words, and so much let them walk over you. I’m more! We’re hoping this story saying you may have to say can have an impact on socithat some things will bear ety to improve. repeating before you can Can you explain DeafHope? bring people to your point of DeafHope is an organization view. that helps people who Why is it important to have experience domestic violence. more inclusivity in I see myself as a helped that technology and fashion? connects with people. When Great question. In lockI was a kid, I was mocked down, people are trying to and teased. It was so bad figure out how to interact at one point I came close to with each other. People with taking myself out from the disabilities have been doing world. Dance saved my life— that forever. We’ve been isopeople can understand me lated trying to find a way to through dance, it's a way to be a part of society. I think the community. now, people are stopping Domestic Violence is not an and slowing down and askeasy subject to talk about. I ing the disability community did a project called “Muffled to teach them how to solve Ovarian”. People walked up to me and my dancers and said these problems? It’s really a beautiful thing. It’s involved with the show gave them the courage to share their truth and talk art, it’s involved with technology. about some of the painful things they'd experienced and begin Do you have any special or favorite on a path towards healing. choreographies from your career? "In lockdown, people are try- What is your favorite thing about I love all my choreographers. I love “Risk!”— it’s about dancing with no ing to figure out how to inter- teaching dance to others? Getting people to dance! Now that help at all. In my personal experience. act with each other. People I’ve worked on film and on virtual platThe audience gets to roll the die and forms, I tell people that they don't pick tracks to the music. And while with disabilities have been need to be so focused on following I might dance off beat, the audience the rules: now tell they can go right if still gets to experience what I’m feeldoing that forever." I go left, as long as they're dancing! ing. And I learn from people in my class as much as they learn from I also love Deaf Imprisoned. It’s about Deaf people who feel me— I almost view that connection as a spiritual thing. like they’re in prison and Deaf people who are in prison. I inter-

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VALENTINE'S DAY IS FILLED WITH LOVE, CHOCOLATES, CANDIES, ROMANTIC DATES...IT'S A TIME WHERE YOU CAN SHOW THE PERSON YOU LOVE WHAT THEY MEAN TO YOU! NOW, IT'S NOT TO SAY YOU CAN'T DO SO EVERY OTHER DAY OF THE YEAR BUT WE ALL KNOW THAT THIS HOLIDAY HAS TAKEN A SPECIAL PLACE IN OUR LIVES. THIS YEAR'S DAY FOR LOVERS MAY BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT FOR ALL OF US BUT DON'T LET THAT BRING YOU DOWN! HERE AT BELLO, WE HAVE COME UP WITH A FEW IDEAS TO KEEP YOUR VALENTINE'S DAY WARM, LOVING, AND SPICY! KISSES...

Celebrate Valentine's Day

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PLAY A GAME Role Play. Each of you picks a list of people you will play and the other has to guess who. Have fun with this and go the extra step by dressing up, including props. To make it even more interesting why not add in some people you both know? And remember...just have fun! COOKING CHALLENGE Either pick a recipe or a variety of smaller recipes that each of you will cook. When you are done, take a picture of each dish and either do a poll on Instagram or send them to a few of your friends/family members. Get their votes and see whose plate looks better! Since it is just the two of you, you will have to decide who cooked a better dish... be honest! You might get lucky in the end if you pick right ;)

DRINKING GAME & A MOVIE Set up a projector, build a fort, whatever it is make this movie-watching experience as unique and comfortable as you can! You can look up different movies to which you can play a drinking game but for Valentine's Day we suggest you try this one out: put on "Wedding Crashers," grab your alcohol of choice, get comfy and get ready! THE RULES ARE... Drink every time: -A new rule is citedYou hear "Baba Ghanoush" -Someone drinks -Anyone mentions or engages in a Cleary family or Maryland tradition -A family member is inappropriate with guests After all, why not shake things up a bit?

GET CRAZY. GET DANCING To make this a little more special, each of you creates a playlist for the other. Incorporate songs your significant other loves, would love, and songs that remind you of them. Get corny! Get romantic! Get deep! Get funny! 45

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LOS ANGELES -City Guide-

Cholada Thai Beach Cuisine www.choladathaicuisine.com Located in Malibu, right off of PCH, this Thai restaurant is a hidden gem here in Los Angeles. If you are looking for quality food and incredible service, this is the place you want to go to. Available for pickup, you can expect to get back home with your food still warm. They offer all of our favorites from Pad Thai to Green Curry to Tom Kah Soup and more. Make sure to order and pick up today...oh and enjoy a nice little drive up PCH! Miam! Bon appĂŠtit!

Self-Guided Tour of Venice Beach https://rebrand.ly/gqq548e This tour is presented as part of Curating the City: Modern Architecture in L.A., was made possible thanks to the contribution of many different people as well as the Getty Foundation. Click on the link and discover a whole new side of Venice Beach that was right in front of us this whole time! This architectural self-guided tour allows you to get your steps in, breathe in some fresh air, and admire the beautiful architecture Los Angeles has to offer. This guide will give you all the information you need about the landscapes as well as how to get to them and more! Have fun!

Wasteland www.shopwasteland.com Who doesn't love a good old vintage look? Now available at different locations throughout Los Angeles, this is the perfect store for those who love to stand out and be unique. They have got it all and for everyone! From clothing to shoes to accessories and more, the shopping experience itself will bring you back in time and bring a smile to your face. Get creative, embrace who you are, and find your perfect fit at Wasteland!

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Hike with style IF YOU ENJOY TRYING NEW THINGS AND BEING OUTDOORS, THIS SECTION IS FOR YOU. THERE ARE SO MANY HIKES AROUND US THAT WILL TAKE YOU THROUGH A CANYON, OVER A MOUNTAIN, AROUND A LAKE, AND MORE. NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE, THERE IS A BEAUTIFUL HIKE AROUND (AND IF YOU HAVE TO DRIVE A COUPLE OF HOURS OUT OF YOUR CITY...WORTH IT)! FOR THIS MONTH'S HIKE AND LOOK, WE HAVE COMPILED A COMPLETE OUTFIT BASED ON DIFFERENT BRANDS THAT ARE SUSTAINABLE, IN STYLE, AND COMFORTABLE! TIP: IF YOU DOWNLOAD "ALL TRAILS" ON YOUR PHONE YOU CAN FIND HIKES YOU WANT TO DO, MONITOR YOUR PERSONAL HIKE, ALONG WITH MANY OTHER FEATURES! DEFINITELY CHECK IT OUT!!

Fjallraven Women's Vidda Pro

Whistler Windbreaker ($125.00)

Trouser (154.95)

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When going on these long hikes, the water pack

This pair of pants includes Cargo Pockets,

itself adds weight so when you bring extra

Media Pocket, Packable, Water-resistant,

layers, the lighter they are, the better. This

Adjustable Cuffs, Windproof. It has every-

Windbreaker not only covers and pro-

thing you need to be comfortable and pro-

tects, it is also as light as a feather.

tected throughout your hike. Whatever you

It packs into its front chest pocket

encounter (water, wind, rain) whatever it is,

which makes it on the go and in-

these pants truly do it all.

cludes secure stash pockets. It comes in a variety of colors so pick your pick, style it up, and enjoy!

MATILIJA CREEK TRAIL

Located near Ojai, California, this hike will take you all the way to a waterfall after climbing down to the river and making your weaker across the rocks (don't worry, the river is pretty empty). A fun adventure to go on with a friend, loved one..whoever it maybe...you will get to encounter many beautiful sites along the way! It's a 8.8 mile hike with about 1,000 ft in elevation, not too bad let me tell you. Your feet may be sore in the end but i guarantee it will be the good kind of tired!

Highly suggest bringing a water pack, some snacks, and extra layers just in case it gets chilly...and of course a comfy pair of shoes! Here at BELLO, we have the perfect outfit idea for you for your February hike...

MerrellMoab 2 Mid Waterproof Hiking Boots ($135.00)

Evolution Hoodie: Made From Re-

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cycled Coffee Grounds ($89.00)

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Coming from personal use, these hiking boots are amazing. They fit perfectly, keep my feet warm, protected from water and other resources

Yes, this hoodie is made from recycle cof-

as well as bring ultra comfort through-

fee grounds. Both sustainable and com-

out the hike. They come in different

fortable, its the perfect hoodie to keep you warm, it's odor resistant, and has secured pockets! You can hike with a sound mind knowing you and your belongings are safe.

OspreyRaven 14 Hydration Pack- 2.5 Liters ($150.00)

styles and are truly an amazing investment!

Highly

recom-

mend you check them out.

www.rei.com Absolutely love the brand Osprey. This is just one of their many hydration day packs they have to offer and this particular one can hold up to 2.5L. It also includes pockets and attachments for any extra gear you may bring. Once strapped in, you no longer have to worry about losing any of your belongings!

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Calling all our fellow SCI-FI lovers! I hope you are sitting for this one... ALMOST A FULL MONTH INTO 2021 ALREADY! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? WE KNOW THINGS HAVE BEEN QUITE DIFFERENT LATELY BUT HEY, AT LEAST WE HAVE MORE TIME TO WATCH OUR FAVORITE TV SHOWS AND MOVIES! SPEAKING OF WHICH...SOME OF OUR FAVORITE SCI-FI SHOWS ARE RETURNING AND WE COULDN'T BE HAPPIER!! THESE SERIES HAD A FEW SETBACKS BUT NOT TO WORRY BECAUSE AS THE SAYING GOES...THE SHOW MUST GO ON! ADDITIONALLY, THERE ARE SOME NEW SERIES SLATED FOR 2021 THAT ARE SURE TO ROCK YOUR WORLD. HERE AT BELLO, WE HAVE CHOSEN A FEW OF OUR FAVORITES SET TO COME OUT AND RETURN. HOWEVER, THERE MAY BE A LITTLE WAITING LEFT TO DO... JUST REMEMBER: GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT!

The Witcher (Netflix) The handsome Henry Cavill will return on Season 2 of The Witcher. Continuing the story of Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, fans are eager to see what the new Season will bring. In a world where people prove to be more wicked than anything else, his adventures will continue as they leave you hanging on the edge of your seat!

The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu) The infamous series that is set in a dystopian future is set to drop new episodes in 2021. Following the story of a woman who is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship, fans can't wait to see what else the series will bring to the screen.

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Evil (CBS) Following an aspiring priest played by Mike Colter, as well as his team of investigators (played by Katja Herbers and Aasif Mandvi), the show will be back with more horror stories and adventures. The show follows this group of people as they look into weird and terrifying events. Oooo...What will they find next?

Superman & Lois (The CW) The CW’s Arrowverse is bringing to us a new original series which spins off of Supergirl. We will be reunited with Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman and Elizabeth Tulloch’s Lois Lane as we follow the incredible duo in their day to day lives. Reporting stories at The Daily Planet, raising their family, and saving the world, these two are sure to be busy!

Cowboy Bebop (Netflix) Get ready to take a trip into the world of renowned anime sci-fi stories as they are brought to life with stars John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda, and Alex Hassell. On top of this, the director of the original anime series, Shinichirō Watanabe, is also helping out as a consultant. Woohoo!

Y: The Last Man (FX on Hulu) We have been waiting for this adaptation for a long time now...and it's finally arriving! This post-apocalyptic FX on Hulu series will be based on the award-winning comic from Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. Set in a world where almost all men have gone completely extinct, there is one man that remains..with his monkey. Following the survivors of this world, we will get to be with characters as they try to rebuild their world. What will happen?

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KALE CULLEY


KALEY CULLEY, WHO STARS IN "WALKER," HAS GOT US HYPED THIS MONTH!! TRULY TALENTED, THE YOUNG ACTOR LOVES TO COMPLETELY IMMERSE HIMSELF INTO A SCRIPT OR WHEN HE IS WATCHING A FILM/TV SERIES. READY TO DISCOVER EVERYTHING THE WORLD HAS TO OFFER, CULLEY HAS GRABBED HIS PAINTBRUSHES AND IS SLOWLY PAINTING THE LIFE HE WANTS. 2021 IS GOING TO BE A WILD ONE AND KALE CULLEY IS HOLDING TIGHT AS HE EMBARKS ON THIS YEAR'S ROLLER COASTER!

When you first walked on set of “Walker,” what stood out to you the most? What were you feeling? When I first walked on the set of Walker I definitely had mixed emotions. I was nervous, excited and a little bit scared just to see how the overall set experience was going to be. Was there a moment on set that had a strong impact on you as an actor? I can’t really pinpoint an exact moment just because, every single day on set is different and exciting in its own way. There have been too many moments to count and narrow it down to just one! Who did you connect with the most and why? I’d say there are 2 main people that I connected with the fastest. Number one is Jared. Because Jared is such a great guy and is such a fatherly type figure on and off screen. The second is Violet, because everyone else on the show are adults and Violet is the only other young one there. Me being a teen and having someone younger to connect with is cool. Also, Violet and I play brother and sister in the show and I feel like we hit it off, right off the bat, and we have a really great brotherly sisterly bond.

Growing up, how has TV/Film helped you in life? Do you recall a specific story in which it helped you make a decision or with a conflict? I wouldn’t say anything, in particular, helped me with a decision or a conflict. I would say, like a lot of people, tv and film is a great way to explore different stories and explore different worlds and experience different pictures that these filmmakers have painted. I’d say honestly getting lost in the stories, for me, is really important because the writer and director have such a distinct message. You know it's a really good movie/show when you just completely get lost in it, so I’d say just discovering all the possibilities of different stories and the pictures that we can paint. In terms of fashion, how would you describe your style?" My fashion sense is all over the place! I would say I like anything from sophisticated to thrift shop street style outfits. Maybe even a mix of streetwear and sophisticated! Describe what 2021 will be for you in one sentence. In the wise words of Samuel L. Jackson in Jurassic Park, (you better) “hold onto your butts”!

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MAISON PRIVÉE Shopping Guide By Alexandra Tuil

Crossbody Bag Zaendra ($65) www.aldoshoes.com

AGJ x Le Feu De L’Eau Lucky Charm Candle ($88) www.arielgordonjewelry.com

Luxie Signature Rose Gold Brush Set ($125) www.luxiebeauty.com

Add some pazazz to your Valentine's Day with this fun and unique crossbody bag

Feeling Lucky? Light this candle, let it melt, and get ready for a nice surprise!

Twelve brushes you need for that perfect makeup routine

Powder Kiss Lipstick/ Moon Masterpiece ($23) www.maccosmetics.com

Hydro-Shine Lip Gloss ($14.99) www.mineralfusion.com

Enhancing Nourishing Care ($19) us.payot.com

Celebrate Lunar Year effortlessly with this moisture-matte lipstick to get that blur of soft-focus color

One hydro-shine lip gloss a day keeps the doctor away!

3 in 1 lip balm to deeply nourish your lips

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LED Light Therapy Mask V2 ($149) us.peppyco.com

Polaroid Now I-Type Instant Camera ($99.99) us.polaroid.com

Seen Power Bundle ($70) www.helloseen.com

Banish bacteria, prevent wrinkles and detoxify skin with just three LED lights

Save a memory filled with love thanks to this fun and stylish Polaroid Camera

Sooth and nourish your skin and hair with Seen’s Power Bundle

Poppy- Dropping Love ($55) www.skechers.com

SuperDew Highlighter Balm ($18) www.tower28beauty.com

Luxe Necklace ($78) www.uncommonjames.com

Step into 2021 with love thanks to James Goldcrown and Skechers

A multi-purpose tinted lip balm to give your skin a glassy luminous look

Make any look pop with this beautiful gold necklace

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