creative inspiration


on the heels of this past weekend’s dwell show, we’re talking about my hometown of LA today, namely how they took eight of 10 of the restaurant design awards. use kcet’s wrap up as your destination list and start experiencing these places firsthand!


i first heard about greenbar collective while working with mohawk bend, the managers of which were very excited to add them to their bar menu. greenbar collective is a distillery based in LA’s clean tech corridor downtown, producing organic infusions and liqueurs. in addition to their philosophy and production chain, i’m also a fan of their label design. check out alissa walker’s story about greenbar’s history for kcet: a boozy peek at the future of LA food.

also, as we take a turn into grilling season, if you’re looking to add something special to the cooler without buying pre-packaged drinks, mix-up your own recipes and ice them in mason jars. great idea!

LA river greenway
it took a lot of work and involvement from the community, but the LA river greenway was recently designated a national recreation trail. if you haven’t been down to visit the newer pocket parks or ride the greenway, i highly encourage it! explore on your own, or use this piece i wrote for LAist to find the parks and some of the backyard chickens along the way!

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