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Clothing gets a second life thanks to eco-friendly company

Everyone’s business could use a little help these days, so we’re featuring some companies owned by local residents or located in Westchester/Playa to help promote shopping locally and supporting community members. 

Here’s the scoop on Deux Life, owned by Playa Vista resident Melissa Gerber!

Q. Please tell us a little bit about yourself. A. Hi! I’m Melissa Gerber, a Playa Vista resident originally hailing from Chicago. I’ve lived in Playa Vista with my now-fiancé (fingers crossed our August wedding still happens!) for four years and my favorite part of the area is the proximity to the beach and being able to surf before work! 

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Community Spotlight: Westchester mom hopes to make Super Pop bars a household name

Westchester mom, Melissa Wessely, is hoping to take the protein bar market by storm with her line of crispy, creamy Super Pop bars.

Wessely always had a passion for healthy eating and nutrition, but when her oldest daughter was born, the desire to find healthy options that were easy to eat on the go went into overdrive. Frustrated after looking at label after label with artificial ingredients and sugars, Wessely became determined to create her own all-natural snacks that were not only tasty and portable, but would also appeal to adults and kids alike.  Continue reading