[christmas in ca]
28 Dec 2014

Christmas in California

Coming from Hawaii, Christmas in California feels like the North Pole…those are some serious life issues!  But nothing a trip to Disneyland can’t resolve Wifey was pretty bummed that we missed Hello Kitty Con 2014 earlier this year (check out Tricia’s post here http://fatlace.com/2014/10/hello-kitty-con/), so we sacrificed some family time

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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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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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02 Jun 2014

DUNK XCHANGE SWAP MEET

DunkXchange (DXC) – the original buy/sell/trade sneaker marketplace – had their first outdoor swap meet this past weekend in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. As expected, hundreds of people came through to show off or score their holy grail. And we were there, too. As vendors, appropriately showing a Porsche Cayman,

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17 Aug 2013

AND WE’RE BACK

Somehow someway, Little Tokyo in LA became the official spot for me to do any Tastemakers work. Even though features were written on uneven tables, interviews were interrupted by transients, and broken power outlets would be everywhere, it still was the place to be. Hey, the journey is the reward,

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09 Jan 2013

Winter Mode

After over a year of living the HI life, Socal in the winter was rather cold…that didn’t stop me from having a great time!In addition to quality family time, I also spent some time with some good friends.  R.K. Smith from Hot VWs Magazine invited me to their headquarters, which

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illeststore
25 Jul 2011

illest store meet

We had a small gathering last night that turned into a pretty sizable meet. Cars were driving all over Little Tokyo to check things out and park close to the illest store. A number of spots were secured outside of the store which made for some really cool snaps as

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