Carlie & Co hosts Fête de la Musique event at The Soul Project on Saturday

Carlie & Co, a local Laguna Beach stationery and lifestyle company, announces its first event of the summer: Fête de la Musique, from 6 - 9 p.m. on Friday, June 21. 

Carlie & Co’s first open house-style event will serve as an introduction to the mother and daughter run company, showcasing their commitment to the community and to helping people live an inspired life. 

Carlie & Co recently established its very first pop-up shop, housed in The Soul Project, in the HIP District of Laguna Beach. The Soul Project is a retail space, established in 2014, that has been very popular with locals and visitors alike.

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Carlie & Co is a locally owned, mother and daughter run company 

Fête de la Musique, or Music Day, is June 21 and coincides with the summer solstice, also celebrated the same day. Traditionally, for World Music Day, people are encouraged and allowed to play music outside for fun, with a number of free street concerts.

For the event, Frances Livings from Los Angeles, a grant-winning writer, poet, and singer-songwriter, will be playing French and American Jazz in the back courtyard. Refreshments and snacks will be served and there will be opportunities to shop and win prizes.

Heather Schwarm, CEO of Carlie and Co, gave up her C-Suite job, took a two-year hiatus in France, and then moved back to her hometown of Laguna Beach to start Carlie and Co with her daughter, the namesake of the brand. 

She teamed up with Summer Meek of The Soul Project through a local networking event and decided to jump straight into establishing her business in Laguna and pursue her love for throwing events and connecting communities. 

Heather commented, “When I lived in France, Fête de la Musique was one of my favorite traditions. It brought the community together to listen to music, dance, and enjoy each other’s company! I want to share this with our community here in Laguna Beach.”

Carlie & Co is committed to creating and curating high-quality stationery and lifestyle products, events, and classes to meet the needs of girls and women on their journey to live their inspired life, at any age. 

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Carlie & Co creates high-quality stationary and lifestyle products 

The brand offers a range of products featuring unique patterns and designs that are globally inspired and individually designed by Carlie and Heather. The brand’s signature look is bright, cheerful, and classic with a little whimsy thrown in for good measure. Carlie & Co’s pop-up will run through the end of August with their products available for purchase daily. 

For more information about products and events Carlie & Co will be hosting throughout the summer at The Soul Project, visit

The Soul Project is located at 1516 S Coast Hwy.