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Daily Candy says, "Erin K. Smith makes a believer out of our L.A. editor"

  Up until a few weeks ago, my experience with mysticism was limited to cootie catchers, failed attempts at Light as a Feather/Stiff as a Board, and late-night viewings of The Craft. Thanks to divine intervention in the form of groovy stained-glass windows and wafts of sage, I was led to Vardo Tarot, L.A.’s one and only tarot truck. Sensing newbie apprehension, soft-spoken guide Erin K. Smith suggested the three-card reading (five-card spreads, in-depth Celtic Cross readings, and private tarot parties are also available). After a quick review of my intentions (no interest in knowing the future or delving into past lives), I opted for general life insight. One quick shuffle and a pre-reading silent prayer later, I drew my...

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Interview with Karmen Lizzul for The Clear Creative Hour

  Tonight’s guest, Erin K. Smith a professional set decorator for film and television in Los Angeles. You may have seen her work on Alias, CSI, 90210 and independent film projects like Mysterious Skin and others. She is also an energy healer, tarot card reader and founder of VardoTarot.com and she has a real gypsy caravan where she does her tarot card readings. She also reads via Skype which is how I got to experience her gifts as a passionate reader of the tarot. Listen in and hear about Erin’s truly magical journey out of darkness into a passion-filled life of creativity and clarity. I believe we are all on a magical journey and I hope this interview will inspire you to honor your own. Erin also...

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Pure Wow experiences the magic of the Vardo

So we’re a little skeptical when it comes to woo-woo trends (aren’t you?). But we’re die-hard believers in beautiful design. That’s what got us toVardo Tarot, a fortune-teller in a charming modern-day gypsy caravan. (Only in L.A., folks.) Tarot-on-wheels is the work of Erin K. Smith: television-set decorator by day,tarot reader by night. Smith spent a year turning a food truck into a mod version of a 14th-century Romany caravan (a “vardo”). She installed an arched roof, vivid stained glass and even, with the help of a carpenter pal, a fancy inlaid-wood floor. Smith says she's had a love affair with tarot cards since she was 16. Perhaps it’s because of her longtime fascination that we felt a whoosh of energy moving...

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Apartment Therapy features The Traveling Caravan

  Erin's Eclectic Mystic Home & Traveling Tarot Caravan Tucked away on a hillside in a little residential pocket just east of downtown Los Angeles is a magical little house, home to Erin Smith. For many years she's worked in film and television as a set stylist and decorator. However she also has an entirely different business, reading tarot as a psychic healer. Cultivating both worlds, her home exemplifies both of her talents! Her home is welcoming to all visitors. It is calming and cozy, filled with gorgeous artwork, crystals and some wonderful furniture. The house is elevated against a hilltop, surrounded by palm and pomegranate trees. Erin says that during the time of our shoot that the most significant...

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Shiva Rose features the Vardo on The Local Rose

Once in a while even the wisest amongst us needs a little boost. To know we are on the right path, or that a breakthrough is around the corner. Lovely Erin Smith is not just a reader of the tarot, but also a pure light being who can channel her sweet energy towards the reading to make it beneficial in many ways.  She has made the most exquisite traveling wagon, reminesent of gypsy wagons in the old countries.  Her eye for details make this wagon a true original bohemian gem! The stained glass windows, ethnic textiles, and her own hand made pottery pieces make this a little sanctuary almost like a mobile church for all us Gypsy souls. Vardo Tarot...

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