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Profile: Doreen Portnoy


Doreen Portnoy is an exuberant, loving, creative LA native. Passionate about all things nature she created her own flower company called Flower Gypsy. Serving up fresh flowers, plants and succulents to local restaurants, offices and homes is what moves her. When she isn’t designing for an event or clients she loves escaping the city or hiking, hanging by the ocean, dancing, reading and practicing yoga. Namaste.

Ma Nishma (what’s up)?

Living well! Taking it easy… Focusing in on what I what to accomplish in 2018, what my intentions are for the future and how to mindfully reach what my heart desires.


How does the identity of your neighborhood tie into who you are?

Its diversity. the food, the people, the religions. Its a combination of influences that inspire me.


What’s your favorite place in LA, and why?

The mountains.. when I am hiking they give me new perspectives of myself and the city I live in.


You know you’re from / live in LA when….

You see a poke store on every corner!! shake my head… SAVE THE PLANET AND THE ANIMALS!


Who’s your favorite Angeleno, living or dead, real or fictional?

Anthony Kiedis


3 people you’d invite to your fantasy dinner party?

Ram Dass, Rav Shlomo Carlebach, Jerry Garcia


You become the next big Jewish rapper, what’s your rap name?



What do you wish you’d knew about Jewish culture?

The rich history and everyone that has influenced the culture in LA.


What defines Jewish culture for you?



Do you have a favorite Jewish memory?

Shabbat. Growing up in the jewish hood we used to ride around on scooters, eat gushers and play basketball.  


A past trend that you wish would come back?



If you were to invent anything, what would it be and why?

Um. A tent that has solar panel lights attached to it.


Your dream project?

Creating giant flower houses at festivals. Feel free to donate to my art installation dreams!





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