JUNE 8 - 10, 2018


A series of retail pop ups celebrating the

sophisticated cannabis enthusiast is launching next month in Los Angeles. PIPE DREAM LA, a collaboration between gallerist and designer Astrelle Johnquest and wardrobe stylist Michael Cioffoletti, will showcase an elevated approach to embracing the emerging marketplace for legal cannabis consumption. The first pop up will come to life inside Wittmore, the fashion and lifestyle shop located in the arts district of downtown Los Angeles.

"Our PIPE DREAM LA pop-up will present a tightly curated edit of our favorite artist and

maker-made cannabis pipes,“ said Michael Cioffoletti. “Plus a special selection of

ashtrays, vessels, rolling trays, and incense holders.”

Limited selections will include pieces from Ben Medansky, Miwak Junior, Love and

Destroy, Eunbi and Stonedware. Several of Wittmore’s brand partners are developing

customized items for the weekend, including Hiro Clark graphic tees, Appointed

notebooks, Robert Siegel Studio ceramics, and wood and brass accessories from

Craighill. CBD-infused apothecary brands Apothecanna and GARA Skincare will also be

on hand sampling their product lines and teaching guests about the soothing and

healing benefits of plant-based medicine.

As California and surrounding states continue to ease restrictions on the sale and use

of both medicinal and recreational cannabis products, PIPE DREAM LA will provide a

space for modern Angelenos who want to extend their creative, physical and mental

health regimens to include the constructive use of cannabis in their daily lives.

“We are redefining the image of the modern pot smoker with our collection of chic

objects and smoking utensils for the design-minded cannabis enthusiast,” added

Astrelle Johnquest.

Wittmore is hosting PIPE DREAM LA Friday – Sunday, June 8 – 10 during normal

business hours from 11am – 7pm. Johnquest and Cioffoletti will toast their new

endeavor with a special evening of cocktails and shopping on Friday June 8, from 7pm

– 9pm. The event is open to the public. Wittmore is located at 300 S Santa Fe Ave, Los

Angeles, CA 90013. Free parking is available with validation in the surface lot at One

Santa Fe.


For more information contact:

info@nowspacela.com and press@shopwittmore.com


Astrelle Johnquest is a Los Angeles based artist and designer. She is also the founder

and curator of NowSpace, an alternative artist-run gallery, and NowShop, a

marketplace featuring hand-selected vintage and artist made objects and decor. Both

NowShop and NowSpace work to foster a community of artists and makers whose

practices broaden the dialogue around experimentation, and traditional ideologies

surrounding fine art and design.


Michael Cioffoletti is a fashion retail veteran and wardrobe stylist based in Los

Angeles. Since the early 1990’s, he has applied his curatorial drive and quality minded,

egalitarian eye to staffing, merchandising and wardrobe styling for a host of storied

retailers and publications. Known for his ability to connect the dots between high and

low, embellished and minimal, luxurious and practical, Cioffoletti has consistently

provided opportunities for his clients to clarify and advance their personal or retail

brands. He is most passionate about bringing the places, parts and people that make

creative endeavors unique and valuable, to customers who care.


Wittmore is a modern and approachable shop offering clean, smartly edited clothing,

accessories, grooming supplies and gifts from brands with a global perspective. With

two stores in Los Angeles and an online shop that ships globally, WITTMORE is a

destination for guys who appreciate smart, high quality designs from established,

niche and emerging brands. WITTMORE is a forward-thinking company that celebrates

fashion, design, art, and pop culture, showcasing the the sensibility, personal style, and

marketplace knowledge of founder Paul C Witt.

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