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Cacao Moon MainMeeting someone with a taste and aesthetic that rivals my own always makes me giddy and I can chat for hours about design…but pairing that visionary with an interest and love of food as deep as Amanda Chantal Bacon’s and I might just move in!

Cacao, Crystals and Cutting-boards! I mean it just doesn’t get much swoon-ier than that! How magical that those are the three prominent elements in the beach bungalow kitchen of Amanda Chantal Bacon, founder of Moon Juice Shop, the raw food and juicery with a cult-following in Venice Beach and Silverlake CA.

Amanda opened Moon Juice inspired to provide the best possible health products – made with the absolute purest ingredients and served in a setting that’s perfectly aesthetically pleasing. Moon Juice was built on her own desire to, “Go to work everyday and be excited to put the best stuff in my body and that of my child.” Her journey was an organic evolution beginning with Amanda’s professional cooking experience mingled with her passion for health and wellness. Talking about Moon Juice, Amanda says, “Originally I had another name for the brand that I was totally uninspired by. I was in Northern California standing on the beach one morning when an old-school bus came rolling up through the fog. It had this hippie mural of the moon painted on the side and Moon Juice came to me in that moment.” Cosmic!

Amanda truly is a gal after my own heart, whose love of creating nourishing delights in her avocado-green kitchen is rivaled only be her love for mid-century furnishings! The way she marries warm wood elements with gleaming bits of brass and earthy, energetic minerals is pure genius! And she admits, “Cutting-boards and crystals – that’s the story of my life, right there! Sums me up in a nutshell. It’s seriously one of my favorite looks because it pairs two beautiful, raw elements, crystal and wood.” YES, Amanda! Surroundig yourself with beauty always makes everything more alive, more visceral, more delicious!

My invitation into Amanda’s kitchen was initiated specifically so I could salivate over her raw cacao pudding – so yummy and so simple to create, yet deeply rich and decadent in a way that makes you feel like you’re being bad even though it’s oh-so-good. And, Amanda says, “Organic raw cacao has the highest antioxidant and mineral content! It’s high in calcium and stimulates the mind without the crash of coffee. It’s high in calcium and stimulates the mind without the crash of coffee. Cacao makes us feel super sexy and also curbs the appetite. Avocados are one of the healthiest fats, they are alkalizing to the system and great for skin.”

What could be more swoon-worthy that this pairing of food and design in one perfect Venice Beach bungalow? It made me one happy girl indeed.

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Quartz Standing Points

Quartz Standing Points

Raw Organic Cacao

Raw Organic Cacao

Modern Salt + Pepper Shaker

Modern Salt + Pepper Shaker

Vitamix Turboblend

Vitamix Turboblend

Maple Handled Cutting Board

Maple Handled Cutting Board

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