NYC1
11 Nov 2014

LESSONS AT 33

I am fresh off of birthday week and a trip to New York. I am home, in warmer weather, and grateful for the change in seasons, friendship, good food, and long walks. For the first time in a long time I felt off the grid. So much of my travel

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30 Oct 2014

JASON MARKK x HELLO KITTY

To round out my Hello Kitty night, I went over to the Jason Markk store to celebrate his latest collab with the cultural icon. They came together to collaboratively brand the premium cleaning product. As I mentioned in my Hello Kitty Con recap, this damn cat (or not really a

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30 Oct 2014

HELLO KITTY CON

For me, Hello Kitty and Sanrio in general, defined a lot of my childhood. Growing up, my family would frequent this Chinese restaurant that was situated in the same plaza as a Sanrio store. I loved eating there because I knew that after my meal, I’d be treated with Hello

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kaws_mansbestfriend1
19 Sep 2014

KAWS: MAN’S BEST FRIEND

Get off work early, and go see some art. I think that should be my new mantra… I spent an afternoon on the Westside and had a chance to see the latest KAWS exhibit, “Man’s Best Friend”. I’ve managed to see every one of the shows he’s had at Honor

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16 Sep 2014

ILLEST x JA

Many thanks to everyone who came through to “Snapshots” at Illest LA. It was a great night for Ja, for us, and for me. Like I had previously mentioned, this was my first stab at an event with Illest. After Ja’s Tastemakers feature, I brought up the idea to the

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ANTONIOBRASKO-iLLEST-BraskoDesign-Studio-12
11 Sep 2014

SPACES: ANTONIO BRASKO

When I interviewed Antonio Brasko for Tastemakers, I met him in his studio in Portland. I’ve come to realize that this is one of the coolest parts of the gig – being able to immerse myself in personal environments. So with that said, I may start a new thing here

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snapshots
10 Sep 2014

SNAPSHOTS

When I interviewed Ja Tecson for Tastemakers, conversation started to brew about teaming up for a photography show. After going back and forth on concepts, schedules, locations, etc, we all came to an agreement. Illest would host “Snapshots” – a show featuring Ja’s personal collection at our Little Tokyo store.

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lafoodandwine8
26 Aug 2014

LA FOOD AND WINE

Last Friday night I was given the opportunity to have free food and drink, underneath the stars, right next to an architectural masterpiece. Ok, that was real dramatic, but last Friday I did end up at the Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival on Grand Ave next to the Disney

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