This month, we’re celebrating a lot. Not only is it National Women’s Small Business Month, but it’s also the five year anniversary of Bryson Tiller’s debut album, T R A P S O U L. Just kidding— though I’m definitely listening to his newest album as we speak, we’re actually celebrating our six month clubiversary for our Monthly Music & Wine Tasting Club. It’s been an amazing six months, so we wanted to take a moment to appreciate how far we’ve come, the incredible partners and artists we’ve had, and, of course, you all who attended our events and helped us make each monthly experience extraordinary!
We launched our Monthly Club back in April with Diniz Cellars, Savage Los Angeles, and Few For All— and we’ve been so excited to see it grow since (shoutout to all our day one Club Members!). In a time of seclusion and lack of sensory stimulation due to COVID-19, we hoped to create a space where we could share items of beauty and engage in sensory wellness together. We strived to found a community of sensuists who, even though we may not be physically near one another, could come together and wind down from the craziness of 2020 and enjoy. To accomplish this, Kala curated a unique tasting experience by pairing music, wine, cheese, chocolate, and other delicious treats centered on a particular theme; some past themes of ours have included “Mother Earth,” “B-Sides,” and “Old World/New World.”
Our mission is, and has always been, to support small businesses— and now, with the ability to look beyond our LA community as a result of our virtual format, we’ve been able to forge incredible partnerships with vendors and artists across the country. We’ve had all sorts of beautiful items from down-to-earth wines to blissful Brigadeiro to the self-proclaimed Very Best Cookie in the Whole Wide World (and seriously, they’re not exaggerating— it’s kinda the best). And we’ve even had a didgeridoo player! We’re always on the lookout for cool new partners, so if you love a winery or chocolatier or farm or retail shop that might want to participate in our monthly club events, please email us with any and all tips, and we’ll reach out to them.