Hannah Vainstein founded The Lower Lodge : Artist Salon, Studio, and Boutique which is in Santa Barbara, California. The Lower Lodge hosts, promotes, and participates in cultural events with the aim of fostering a local and global creative community. The LL is an outlet of seasonal making with an emphasis of an integrated and sustainable lifestyle. Hannah Vainstein studied at an intensive arts and crafts college in England before attending The Slade School of Fine Art in London. She returned home to California to finish her arts education but her experiences in England continue to inspire her and informed the creation of The Lower Lodge.