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 during this trip to…

Not Even Once Mural Project Fall 2014

  Big Mahalo Nui to Illest & all our sponsors for donating towards the fall 2014 Not Even Once Mural Project (NEOMP) in partnership with Hawaii Meth Project.  This mural project is a statewide anti-meth campaign within the island chain of Hawai’i.  We painted 4 murals at 4 high schools this season and the response…

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 Fraser, and although this one…

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 team – to collaborate with…

New York State of Mind

The last stop on our summer of travels is New York!  First time back since May 27, 2006 to visit our little future Army guy in training at my alma mater…so many things have changed!  One thing I wish I did when I lived on this side of the country was spend more time in…

Perseverance

A little late to the party but considering I am not a California-native I think this post still deserves some daps! Ok, maybe not but let me share my experience from the perspective of a Japanese Tattoo fan. The Japanese American National Museum, located in downtown Los Angeles, has been running an exhibit centered around…

LA HEAT

Remember that one post I did about art in LA? And how I had a list of exhibits to visit? Well this was one of them. LA HEAT at the Chinese American Museum, all about everyone’s favorite condiments, Sriracha and Tapatío. LA HEAT creatively examines the two hot sauces made right here in the city (Irwindale…