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LA Weekly’s 5th annual food and wine event was quite the spectacle this year. Our Street Team invaded the Petersen Auto Museum, and set up shop for a varietal of catering from some of the hottest fooderies in town… DSC_0547DSC_0501DSC_0490DSC_0507

Shout out to Anna, Lennon, Shelly and everyone else involved in production. That shit was going off!!

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Why is world hi…

Why is world history like an onion?

– Jared Diamond

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A Living Legend

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The WEEKLY

A departure from conventional behavior and thought. Constant growth can only be achieved by a small but perpetual dissatisfaction with one’s current position. Take it with a grain of salt, appreciate what you have, stay humble, but never stop striving for more. ImageAnd while grateful for all the support and opportunity I have received, I grow weary of getting too comfortable.ImageLife learned. A dismount and a bow. ImageAn opinionated judgement can only be studied. Criticism is welcomed with gratitude, but it is not always the solution.ImageWork is fun. You can’t win a championship without loving every second of the playoffs.ImageI’m a fuckin’ addict.

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And while some may surpass you with lightening speed, other’s will clench your coattails in resentment. Inspiration can be found further than the dictionary.Image“Get up, stand up, get up, stand up. Kiss your sister and brother. Hug your mother and father. Take a breath from your lover.” – Wildcat! Wildcat! Image

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LA LA LAND

I wanted to share some photos of my life back in L.A.

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back to L.ife A.nd reality

Two suitcases, 14 hours of flying, a few teary tissues, Tapas during a Madrid layover/hangover, and I was heading back to L.A.A knot grew in the pit of my stomach when I saw the skyline that was once so familiar appear out of the jetting engine fumes like a relative who grew gray in the year and a half since you last embraced.

What did my future hold for me? Was this the end of allurement? Or simply the beginning of something sublime?

My half-full cup of tomato juice swayed me towards the latter. This was the next chapter yet to be written, and I longed to persevere through the pages.Immense support from a family structure that prides itself with honor, respect, diligence, and tenacity was as big of a backbone as I could ask for. The faces change, but people stay the same. With the exception of my brother, a lot of people from my past seem to be stuck in that “comfort zone” I denounced so passionately in the beginning of my travels. Across the spectrum, acceptance has been a big bite for me, and I am learning to appreciate every creature on this earth for their individual worth.Some had kids and flourished to the responsibility of another’s life, others withered to  the duty. Choices are defining moments, I see now how critical these small acts play out down the road of life.Pursuing some further education in a journalistic world, I reached out to an urban-based publication, the LA Weekly. Who would have thought that my promotional work in Rome would land me a job with one of the hippest prints in town?But with great opportunity comes equal responsibility. Trying to find a balance should be easy to a lucky Libra like me. But we all have our ups and downs.  And though my Lakers didn’t take the Championship this year, I’m still jubilant to be back in the land of milk and honey.Looking forward to new experiences, acquaintances, opportunities, and even the tribulations.Buon appetito!

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A little break from the chaos

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