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  • 2 Nights 3 Days

  • Gallery Experience and Reception

3- Day “Straw into Gold” Immersive Art Experience at B-Loves Guesthouse
Featuring Rosa Johnson aka Malikia

Across the diaspora we are weaved together with braids, plaits, and dynamic patterns of our past, present, and future. Braids are universal, crossing time and traveling across the space of our crowns. “Straw into Gold, Malikia Johnson’s (aka Rosa’s) first solo exhibit in over 40 years, maintains the African American diasporic tradition of Ancient African Hair Sculpture through braiding intricate and elaborate patterns with beadwork. 


She is world renowned as “The First Lady of Braids,” and her creative expressions have been showcased on notable icons such as Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Cicely Tyson, Beah Richards, and Abbie Lincoln to name a few.

Malikia is an instrumental Artist who created elegant hairstyles that spanned the 1970s through the early 2000s. The stylistic influences of Malikia’s braiding style have bolstered and empowered the economic impact on African American culture which continues to be seen across the Diaspora. 

Come STAY at B-Love’s Guest House to experience the cultural influence of Malikia’s handiwork. Witness the intimacy of “Straw in Gold” with us!  



Enjoy a unique accommodation in a historic Victorian House surround by inspiring art.

  • 3 Days, 2 Nights

  • Fully Furnished Private Room with Queen Size Bed

  • Shared Kitchen and Bathroom

  • 1 Self Serve Light Breakfast with Seasonal California Produce

  • 1 Delicious Hot Breakfast

  • Free WIFI


We are thrilled to share a one of a kind indoor/outdoor gallery experience and celebrate Hip-Hop culture.

  • Gallery Tour

  • Artist Talk with Malikia Johnson

  • Refreshments: Alcoholic and Non Alcoholic Beverages. Hors d'oeuvres

  • Free Spotify Playlist Honoring the jazz and soul music on the 1970’s

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Rooms Available Starting At $650

For a 2 night 3 day accommodation and gallery tour at B-Love’s Guest House.


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