Luna, Beyond the Bar

LUNA is all about good food and good nutrition, but let’s face it: You’re not ONLY what you eat. Here we take a closer look at what feeds your strength. Whether you’re an athlete, an artist, a foodie or just plain awesome, we hope you’ll find something here for you.

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Her Story: Sonja Rasula of Unique
Her Story: Sonja Rasula of Unique

Recently named by Los Angeles Magazine one of LA's Top 10 Most Inspiring Women, Sonja Rasula is a curator of culture. A community leader and entrepreneur, Sonja is passionate about helping empower independent business owners, growing and activating community, and cultivating great design and art. She truly believes in "quality over quantity" and the power of creativity.  Sonja is best known for Unique LA, the world's largest made-in-America shopping event that she started in 2008. Last year she started CAMP, a business conference for creatives who hate business conferences - and yes, it takes place at a summer camp. After witnessing the amazing success and positive results of CAMP, Sonja decided to create a permanent place for entrepreneurs and creative thinkers... And so her third venture, The Unique Space, was born! Sonja’s diverse media background before starting Unique LA/CAMP/The Unique Space includes being a online content specialist (AT&T, Reebok, HGTV, Harlequin), being featured on television (ABC, CBS, HGTV, Food Network, MuchMusic), and being a writer and editor for a variety of print publications including Azure, Style Ideas, Canadian Living and The Toronto Star.

What makes UNIQUE…unique?
I think Unique USA is "unique" because we are indeed different from the other shopping pop-ups out there: We are the only ones to focus on made-in-America and bringing awareness to American manufacturing, I believe in showing people the importance of "quality over quantity", and I truly am passionate about diversity and my role in showing examples of diversity at the events and in my work.

What was your first job?
If you can believe it, my first paying job was at the age of 15 as a waitress in a motel diner! I had to do everything from wash the dishes to make the coffee to be a waitress to mop the floors, so it taught me a lot about discipline and hard work. And that I did not want to do that for long! :)

Who was/is your mentor?
Always strong women! My grandmothers were both role models for me, as they both worked outside of the home and then also raised great families. But my true mentors have always been my bosses, who each in their own way helped shape my work ethic, ideas, skills, work/life balance... I've been very lucky to work for and with great women all my life. Specifically some of the women I worked with at Harlequin (one of my first 'real' jobs) like Pam Laycock.

Describe your personal style in 3 words.
Eclectic. Classic. Bold.

What's the best meal you've ever made?
I pride myself on making really delicious spaghetti sauce, filled with grilled vegetables.

What's the best craft you've ever crafted?
Too many to count! I used to be on HGTV as a designer, so i craft a lot...

Favorite LUNA Bar flavor?
Lemon Vanilla!

What's your favorite spot in Los Angeles?
A hiking trail in Elysian Park, that looks out onto the city.

If you could have lunch with any female, past or present, who would it be?
I love the idea of talking with Gloria Steinem.

Looking back, what life/love/career advice would you tell your 16-year-old self?
Be confident in yourself and never look back. Trust your gut. Having braces isn't that bad, you'll survive. :)

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Protein Matters: How Much Do YOu really need each day?
Protein Matters: How Much Do YOu really need each day?

Protein has earned its reputation as a work horse for your body. Understanding how much you need based on each day's activity level will give you a leg up when it comes to replenishing, recovering, and recharging your body each day. Learn more here

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Keeping it Pinteresting
Keeping it Pinteresting

Stay in-tune with what the ladies of LUNA are loving at the moment - everything from food to fashion. Follow our boards on Pinterest!

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TODAY’S TOPIC- “The Skinny on Fat”
TODAY’S TOPIC- “The Skinny on Fat”

We believe that strong beats skinny any day of the week. So we asked women everywhere, “How do you Feed Your Strength?” And since strength starts from the inside, we began by taking a closer look at what we put into our bodies. Our “Debunking the Diet” video series weighs in on current eating trends and myths that we’ve all heard mixed messages about. Does eating fat make you fat? In our latest episode - "The Skinny on Fat" - our in-house nutrition guru Tara Dellolacono Thies shares key tips to remember when deciphering what are good fats vs. bad fats. 

After watching the webisode, be sure to head over to our Facebook page to share what feeds your strength. You'll also have a chance to enter our sweepstakes to win a LUNA Bar a day for an entire year!

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