NIKE Pan American Highway LA Recap

Nike’s Pan American Highway five-day skateboarding roadshow concluded this past weekend at the skate hub of Los Angeles, Lincoln Park skatepark. The tour began in Sao Paulo, Brazil before entering Buenos Aires, Argentina, Lima, Peru, Mexico City, Mexico before finishing in LA. The event featured an athlete meet and greet, live musical performance, DJs, shoe…

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…

Nike Football Society Combine

With football season right around the corner, millions of people are ready to root for their favorite teams as they take the field, while others are eager to set their optimal fantasy line-ups for Week 1. Rather than sit on the couch with a bowl of nachos and a cold brew (which doesn’t sound bad…

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 Concert Hall. And yes, there…

TASTEMAKERS: CHRIS OH

A new breed of cool has surfaced and it’s not in an industry you would have expected. The leaders of the new cool bring people together in dialogue, set trends in social media, and create content for our counterparts in the media world. Who has this much clout that you didn’t know about? It isn’t…

California Adventures

For the past few weeks, I’ve been on a vacation from paradise.  I left Hawaii and woke up on the east coast for “work” then enjoyed an extended layover in California. While home in Orange County, I was fortunate to attend my brothers’ graduations; one with his masters, and the other with his high school…

YES SSUR

Back when I was working for Backside, I was an editor for their print magazine called EightxTen. It launched in 2012 with a full feature I did on Rick Klotz (Freshjive, Warriors of Radness). I was tasked with writing about influencers in the lifestyle markets, and all in Q&A format. For the second issue, I had Ruslan…