|Photo by Andy Goldsworthy
un soir à ensoma
19 october 2014
6 – 9 pm
you’re invited to a soirée of special treats
we’ve concocted a blend of teasers for your senses
billet d’entrée $30
“Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings.”
― Rumi, The Essential Rumi
Image source: http://leifpodhajsky.com/Unity
Photo by Andy Goldsworthy. Source: http://rikkcarey.wordpress.com/2009/12/28/andy-goldsworthy-2/
Come celebrate our one year anniversary as a team, with an epicurean feast on Sunday, September 21st, crafted by Malik Francis, high-end chef “alchemist,” and Susanne Capello, founder and creative of Chantal Events. The duo will be metamorphosing Ensoma to share a unique and memorable culinary experience. Lillian Madden, our effervescent cocktail expert, will be serving infused mimosas with fresh juices. Artwork by Charles Papillo. Hosted by Marion Pernoux, proprietress, Ensoma Skincare & Gallery.
The menu, a compelling tease for your taste buds:
Pistachio, Peach, Honey
Summer Squash, Chorizo, Basil, Rosemary, Avocado
Bone Marrow, Tomato, Fennel
Albacore, Red Pepper, Pear, Quinoa, Arugula
* We can accommodate all food allergies: please notify us in advance of any food allergies you might have.
Sunday, September 21
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Ensoma352 6th St.San Francisco, CA 94103
Malik Francis, Chef
Cooking is a deeply personal passion. Like most passions it is a mixture of love, intimacy, sacrifice, and dedication. I became a professional cook shortly before completing my PhD thesis in Biochemistry and Molecular biology at UC Berkeley. Cooking has previously been a creative outlet to counterbalance the daily grind and stress of graduate school. My experiences as a scientist have shaped my perspective on food. In that I do not strictly adhere to dogma, as I seek to challenge assumptions. I have been fortunate to have worked in some of the best kitchens in San Francisco (Spruce, Beast and the Hare, Ragazza, and Benu), and my experiences have taught me to let star ingredient be the star using both modern and classic techniques.
Susanne Capello, Chantal Events
Chantal Events specializes in creating experiences from weddings, celebrations, corporate events and parties being planned for no particular occasion at all. It is a one stop shop for all your planning, design and production. Founder, owner and creative Susanne Capello was born and raised on the exotic island Curaçao and lived in Holland for 8 years. Her designs are inspired by culinary arts, fashion and her travel experiences. Creatively repurposing materials with an eye on high quality, as well as creating custom décor pieces for your event is highly valued by Chantal Events. Susanne’s goal is to create unique and imaginative experiences for all her clients.
Lillian Madden, Cocktail Expert
A native darling of the Bay Area, Lillian inherited fine gourmet qualities from her father, to fulfill the purpose to deliver inside-and-out beauty rituals, with some of the most inspired juicing recipes. Top it with her natural effervescent disposition: santé! Lili will be serving seasonal infused mimosas and bloody marys.
Charles Papillo, Artist
My work can be viewed as a form of open-ended storytelling that utilizes visual art as a means to convey subjective narratives.The body of work functions as an eclectic collection of thoughts through imagery and object, and the place where the two meet. Through questioning the purpose, function, or narrative of an individual piece, the viewer will recognize various historical, cross-cultural and understandably personal influence. My work is predominantly about compromise. Taking objects and people out of a particular context yields a new and sometimes ambiguous identity. Through taking these things out of “where they belong,” I attempt to create a new context from which the entire situation can be viewed, examined and interpreted. My work focuses on themes of identity and categorization through this attempt, with the intention of connectivity. Within my work, I continue to gain inspiration from iconic and religious imagery, archetype and stereotype, ritual and ceremony, reality and surreality, and balance.
Marion Pernoux, Ensoma Skincare & Gallery
A one-on-one privileged rendez-vous at Ensoma is an invitation to surrender to mothering hands, to embrace a touching moment of serendipity, while you are feasting horizontally on exquisite skincare potions.
Plénitude is her raison d`être, when it comes to servicing You. An artisan of the body & soul, Marion Pernoux crafts refined treatments to restore this sense of fulfillment, enfolding your being to receive efficient & nurturing care. You`ll leave refreshed inside-and-out. The glowing results radiate from within. Let`s make the world a better place: be environmental, be good to yourself.
Lili, a native darling of the Bay Area, initiated her eclectic career as a makeup artist and beauty advisor, she then devoted her inherent confidence to excel at hair removal, hence her eloquent nickname, “Queen of the Wax”. As a skin expert, Lili’s inquisitive mind caters to the most meticulous selection of treatments. The culinary passion she inherited from her father now becomes a purpose to deliver inside-and-out beauty rituals, with some of the most inspired juicing recipes. Top it with her natural effervescent disposition: santé!
Marion and Lili’s encounter in 2007 while working together at a prestigious spa, set the tone to a common vision: impeccable skills and a nurturing presence lead to a soulful practice. We now have the pleasure to work together, and manifest savoir-faire and savoir-être at Ensoma!
Lili is available Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays & Sundays.
Ensoma welcomes Emily Cyan, a healing artisan specializing in advanced bodywork and yoga therapy.
Emily brings a meaningful pause to our treasured practice, through a wholesome ritual of massage and yoga to balance and preserve the sacred integrity of our body-mind connection.
Come experience a massage session and a restorative yoga class, remember what the state of bliss feels like, while you restore.
combining the wisdom of intuitive eastern therapies with subtle blending of aromatherapy, each massage is tailored to support your body & soul.
Receive a 15% off your first session with Emily.
restorative yoga class with aromatherapy
an all-inclusive healing session of grounding, reconnecting with your breath, with nurturing aromatherapy, calming the nervous system through profound reiki.
New to yoga or new to Ensoma? We welcome you! Between now and Sunday, August 17, enjoy your first yoga class on us. Intimate setting for a maximum of 10 guests.
*** Yoga mats and props will be provided for use during the session ***
Mondays & Tuesdays 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Space is limited, reservation is a must. Credit card required to hold your reservation.
Happy summertime, you all!
While Marion will be away July 12th - 23rd, returning on July 24th to the hot waxing pots, body butters and skin care potions, Mesdemoiselles Rahnie, Amy and Mai will be taking care of business. This is a tight team of Wonder Women, and we each stand out with our own special way to catering to your needs.
Embrace the summer solstice!
Get ready for the summer with a smooth, defined silhouette. Freshly imported from France, manual lipomassage is a body treatment that eliminates stubborn fat that is resistant to physical exercise and dieting, aka “saddlebag thighs,” “banana bulges.” Fat deposits riddled with cellulite dimples are dissolved, while the blood and lymphatic circulations are being revitalized.
Each 35 minute session is tailored to your preferred body contours, and includes a dry brush stimulation of the tissues, a deep manual lipomassage, and an anti-cellulite serum. Series of 6 sessions, two per week, is recommended for optimal results.
Special Introductory prices (valid through August 1, 2014)
Mint Studios is an immaculate Pilates practice established in SoMa, just around the corner from Ensoma, and ran by the lovely Elaine Hayes. As proud proprietresses, Elaine and I thrive to provide personal, unique experiences in our industry.
When I started Pilates at Mint Studios with Elaine, I immediately felt in my natural element, for we share the same attitude-free, yet high end professionalism, in a vibrant environment. Within one hour of personal one-on-one machine class, I get so much out of this extremely tailored, precisely guided training.
In a few words: lovely sense of presence, sharp and engaging mind, challenging your body to its limits, mindfully. I’m a fervent fan.
Come discover the world of Mint Studios, enjoy a special introductory, and join me!
Enjoy complimentary offerings by Ensoma: brow waxing, lip waxing, and shoulders, neck, scalp massage.
Ensoma is proud to feature the Happy French Gang.
Meet Sandra Dejanovic, the hip and chill hot mama who designs and creates dreamy blankets. They are made with love, from a hand dyed indian natural cotton, picture a marshmallow pastel color of your choice, with an vibrant neon trim. This is the kind of inspiring, juicy, artful touch we want in our everyday life!
Dress up your couch, revive your lazy Sundays in bed, get some peps this spring and brighten up your home! The full collection is now available at Ensoma for purchase.