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The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-LA) 26th Annual NAWBO-LA Leadership and Legacy Awards Luncheon was held at the J.W. Marriott at LA. Live last Friday, March 23, 2012.

The NAWBO-LA Awards aim to give deserved tribute to top achievers and advocates in the women’s business community and recognize their contributions to the advancement of women.

Magic Johnson, Max Azria both made special appearances to present their gorgeous, lovely wives awards. Cookie Johnson, received the Rising Star Award (which Kalika received in 2012).

Max Azria and Lubov Azria of BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP

Earvin "Magic" Johnson Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises, Cookie Johnson the Founder & Co-Owner of CJ by Cookie Johnson

Kalika with EO Online guru, Stephen Jagger

with the NY Times best selling author of Tribal Leadership, Dr. Dave Logan

Congratulations to the 2012 honorees!

Lubov Azria
Chief Creative Officer, BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP

Frieda Rapoport Caplan
Founder & Chairman of the Board, Frieda’s Inc.

Cookie Johnson
Founder & Co-Owner, CJ by Cookie Johnson

Byron Reed
Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo

Patricia Watts
President/CEO, FCI Management Consultants

Julie Schoenfeld
CEO, Perfect Market, Inc.

Luisa Acosta-Franco
Head of Specialized Distribution, Farmers Insurance Group


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Spa Tiara “delivering happiness” in a form of Jasmine hand massages & manicures at Citrus Studios.

Jasmine is considered a symbol of friendship in Thailand. After a long week of design work, our hands were massaged, cleansed, polished and restored!

Thanks Spa Tiara!

We’re very honored to be included in the latest version of CRAVE Los Angeles.

CRAVE Los Angeles innovatively connects urban gals to the sassiest, gutsiest, most inspiring people they need to know in LA, through Soirees, gatherings, online networking and their unique guidebooks, which are “an Urban girl’s guide to all that you CRAVE”. It supports and enhance L.A.’s women-owned businesses while having some fun!

Connect. Inspire. Suceed

What’s your CRAVE?


Best web design firm in los angeles, citrus studios
April Fools! Website Pranks Are in the Air.

It’s April 1st, which means website hoaxes are running rampant.

This year web scams have hit the sky as some of the major airlines have embraced their customers’ fear of flying.

Virgin claimed that they purchased Pluto.

“Virgin has expanded into many territories over the years, but we have never had our own planet before. This could pave the way for a new age in space tourism,” claimed Virgin mogul Richard Branson on his company’s website.

Ryanair announced they would be implementing “child-free” flights on some of their busiest routes.

“When it comes to children we all love our own but would clearly prefer to avoid other people’s little monsters when traveling,” said spokesman Stephen McNamara.

Not to be outdone, the self-proclaimed comedians of Southwest Airlines announced it had discovered how to offer customers time travel.

Here at Citrus Studios we are staying grounded for today!


For Umesh’s 26th Birthday we created a Bollywood theme party complete with a How to wear a Saree workshop, delicious Indian food, very small fireworks, and a Bollywood dance off. We streamed Indian dance disco videos from Youtube on the ceiling and sang Happy Birthday in Hindi. We laughed our… a$$es off the entire time!

A couple of our programmers who couldn’t make it joined us via Skype video.

A first for team Citrus? Wearing a saree and a bindi to work!

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

Our CEO, Kalika Yap, was featured today on a fun segment on NBC’s Today Show.  Click here to see Kalika and her 4-year-old daughter, Malia, in thier fun Today Show debut!


Umesh, our master web developer/master of the grill

What a beautiful day in Santa Monica!  Here at Citrus Studios one of our core values is to, “have a positive attitude & a fun family spirit.” This has given birth to a brand new tradition, Barbecue Fridays!

Umesh did a stellar job of grilling up turkey and veggie burgers for the team, despite the very valid question of, “how do you know when they’re done?”  Meanwhile, the girls hurried to find the perfect joke for what is threatening to be a weekly joke contest…

Happy Friday from your friends at Citrus!