Author Archives: Shannon Flaherty

About Shannon Flaherty

Writer. Creative. Freelancer. Freebird.

HUSTLE FILE #100: Clara Polito

NAME: Clara Polito OCCUPATION: Head baker and founder of Clara’s Cakes, curator, high school student LOCATION: Atwater Village WHAT’S YOUR HUSTLE: I bake happiness into people’s lives. The remainder consists of homeschooling, refreshing my instagram, and figuring out how I’m … Continue reading

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HUSTLE FILE #99: Sacha Pytka

NAME: Sacha Pytka OCCUPATION: Sometimes fashion designer, sometimes travel blogger LOCATION: Venice Beach WHAT’S YOUR HUSTLE: Quite simply seeing the world and sharing it. WHAT DOES YOUR HUSTLE MEAN TO YOU: I caught the travel bug young, traveling with my … Continue reading

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Happy, New & Beautiful too!

Happy New Year, friends! Wishing you all much love, beauty and blessings in 2013. I caught the last few sunsets of 2012 in Venice Beach (with my husband!) and they were magnificent! Hope these photos inspire you as they do … Continue reading

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Palm Springs & Desert Dreams

Last call for Desert Dance Party tonight at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs! Randy Randall performs and him and I (DJ HUSTLE UP!!!) will be kicking out the jams from 10 ’til 1 in the Amigo Room. Come hang. … Continue reading

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HUSTLE FILE #98: Vanache

NAME: Vanache OCCUPATION: Visual / Recording Artist LOCATION: New York, NY WHAT’S YOUR HUSTLE: I created my own record label in college and years later, I’m releasing my major debut album. It’s officially my transition into the big leagues. I … Continue reading

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HUSTLE FILE #97: Ana Ottman

NAME: Ana Ottman OCCUPATION: Writer LOCATION: The top of a hill in Echo Park, Los Angeles WHAT’S YOUR HUSTLE: Wrangling words into prose. Creating space for creative exploration and travel. WHAT DOES YOUR HUSTLE MEAN TO YOU: Getting paid to … Continue reading

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Racing in the Strawberry Fields Whatever

Happy Friday, friends! Let me take you down, cuz I’m going to (and I’m featured on) Strawberry Fields Whatever… Rad writer friend and HUSTLE FILE #81 Elizabeth Barker recently asked me to take part in a survey on her fresh … Continue reading

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HUSTLE FILE #96: Elizabeth Skadden

NAME: Elizabeth Marguerite Marie Skadden OCCUPATION: Visuals creator, artist, director, musician LOCATION: Between Berlin and the U.S. WHAT’S YOUR HUSTLE: Creating all the visuals that are in my head. WHAT DOES YOUR HUSTLE MEAN TO YOU: I like to concentrate … Continue reading

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HUSTLE FILE #95: Justin Gakuto Go

NAME: Justin Gakuto Go OCCUPATION: Writer LOCATION: Transient. Usually in the US or Europe. WHAT’S YOUR HUSTLE: I write novels. But you don’t hustle writing. It hustles you. If you’re lucky maybe you get back something in return. WHAT DOES … Continue reading

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Balancing Your Way Out of the ‘Busy’ Trap

Happy Sunday, everyone! Greetings from my front porch where I sit with my MacBook on my lap, plus notebooks, papers, writing projects and to-do lists all around. Leisurely diving into my to-do’s for the day, I had a laugh when … Continue reading

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Looking for Some Action?

It’s summer y’all! And if you’re like me and mostly thinking about the beach and chillin’ as much as possible, I totally understand. But if you’re looking for some action…some socio-political-economic-justice action, here’s something important (and fun) that’s happening this … Continue reading

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HUSTLE FILE #94: Kris Fagan

NAME: Kris Fagan OCCUPATION: Designer/Craftsman/Artisan LOCATION: Los Angeles WHAT’S YOUR HUSTLE: Repurposing furniture, wrangling up anything I can to make things. Collaborating with creative people on design projects. Being a true craftsman and artisan. WHAT DOES YOUR HUSTLE MEAN TO … Continue reading

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There She Blows! Old Faithful & New Ideas

My rad dude Randy just sent me these photos of the Old Faithful geyser erupting in Yellowstone National Park. Wow! And what’s even more amazing is he rode his motorcycle there to see it! Above is a shot just before … Continue reading

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HUSTLE FILE #93: Minel Louis

NAME: Minel Louis OCCUPATION: Actor/Writer/Producer LOCATION: Melbourne/Sydney/Los Angeles WHAT’S YOUR HUSTLE: Actor in film, TV and stage. I’m also, in no particular order, a professional fairy, writer, producer and F1 Princess. WHAT DOES YOUR HUSTLE MEAN TO YOU: Trying to … Continue reading

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Tastemaker (& Booty Shaker) Faith Blakeney

Happy Friday night, friends! Whether you’re at home on the couch cozy-style kickin’ it (like me) or out-on-the-town shakin’ it, don’t miss the chance to wake up tomorrow morning to a treasure trove of goodies while you sip your morning … Continue reading

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HUSTLE FILE #92: Gia Bahm

NAME: Gia Bahm OCCUPATION: Designer/Creator of Unearthen LOCATION: Los Angeles WHAT’S YOUR HUSTLE: Maker of keepsakes WHAT DOES YOUR HUSTLE MEAN TO YOU: I get to work with my hands. IF YOU COULD HAVE ONLY THREE TOOLS FOR YOUR HUSTLE, WHAT … Continue reading

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Torrential & Tropical in Taipei

Whoooo!!! We made it to Taipei, Taiwan. We arrived to a tropical and humid night, scooters buzzing up and down the city streets. Instead of stinky tofu at the night markets though (a real delicacy that stinks up the whole … Continue reading

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Lost in Fascination (with Beer Posters)

Some of my favorite graphics I’ve spotted popping in and out of hidden, hole-in-the-wall Japanese restaurants over the last week are all of the beer posters. Here’s a collection of a few favorites… Even if you don’t drink, there are … Continue reading

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Lost in Fascination (with Stationery)

Ahhh Tokyo… the land of hot sake and lots of way-too-cute stationary! As a writer, I get most excited about shopping around and seeing all of the cool notebooks, pens, stationery, stickers and paper goods. From overly ornate to simple, … Continue reading

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Lost in Fascination (with Our Engagement!!!)

Okay, internet friends, far and wide!!! I’ve got some BIG NEWS for you!!! The dude I’ve been very in love with and very obsessed with since the day we met and he asked me for my phone number almost seven … Continue reading

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Lost in Fascination (with Cherry Blossoms)

Whoooooo!!! Greetings from springtime in Tokyo, where everything is pink! Well, maybe not everything… but ’tis the season when all the cherry blossoms are in bloom and it’s kind of rainy and windy so the blossoms are blowing everywhere like … Continue reading

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Lost in Fascination (with Toilets)

Konichiwa and welcome to “Lost in Fascination” — a series of stories and photos from my travels in Asia over the next few weeks. It’s Day 4 for me in Tokyo and I’m kicking off the series with a “toilets” … Continue reading

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My Weekly Mansion in Tokyo Awaits!

Greetings from LAX! We’re all packed and checking in to fly to Tokyo! And I just saw the website for where we’re staying when we arrive! It’s like a hotel apartment but it’s called a weekly mansion! I can get … Continue reading

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HUSTLE FILE #91: Lesley Arfin

NAME: Lesley Arfin OCCUPATION: Writer LOCATION: Los Angeles WHAT’S YOUR HUSTLE: Screenwriting, looking good, working hard. WHAT DOES YOUR HUSTLE MEAN TO YOU: Feeling good on the inside. IF YOU COULD HAVE ONLY THREE TOOLS FOR YOUR HUSTLE, WHAT WOULD … Continue reading

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HUSTLE FILE #90: Sarah Anne Hartzog

NAME: Sarah Anne Hartzog OCCUPATION: Jewelry Designer LOCATION: Los Angeles WHAT’S YOUR HUSTLE: After almost 10 years in the fashion industry, I bailed and started Hartfield in 2011. My first collection is for Spring ’12 and everything is made with … Continue reading

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HUSTLE FILE #89: Patrick O’Dell

NAME: Patrick O’Dell OCCUPATION: Various; photo, video, curation LOCATION: Echo Park WHAT’S YOUR HUSTLE: I don’t have one. I like doing things and let the pieces fall into place organically. WHAT DOES YOUR HUSTLE MEAN TO YOU: Mostly it means … Continue reading

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Two Weeks ’til Tokyo! Taipei, Seoul and Busan!

Konichiwa, homies! Yep, I’m practicing my Japanese since two weeks from today I’ll be on a direct flight from LA to Tokyo to bounce around Asia for three weeks. Why, you ask? Well, because that’s how I roll. Or at … Continue reading

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Desert Escape

Greetings from swanky Palm Springs and Joshua Tree swap meets! Postcard-esque photos courtesy of none other than Randall Randall. Happy weekend, homies! Desert vibes & out-of-town kisses, s

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Tropic of California: Big Sur Happenings at the Henry Miller

I love Big Sur (grew up in Nor. Cal, near the coast and among the redwoods). And I love Henry Miller (first trip to Paris, I read Tropic of Cancer cover-to-cover, absolutely stunned). So when I got the chance to … Continue reading

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Stoke-My-Fire February into Make-It-Happen March

Oh man! Here we go folks, sliding from February right along into March. We even get a whole extra day with this February 29th Leap Day business. Trip out! And although I’ve been kind of spacing it on this blog, … Continue reading

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