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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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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 #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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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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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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Love to Plan, Love to Chill, Love to You!

Hey lovely loves! Whether you’re feeling the Valentine’s thing or boycotting the romantic-industrial-complex, you’re probably gonna relate to this post about planning and chilling. Two things I love way more than Valentine’s Day! Since I’ve been working a full-time job … Continue reading

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My Top Ten of 2011: Movin’ shakin’ & sortin’ a sand collection!

Wow! What a year. I quit a job, got a job, moved in with my dude, traveled a lot, tripped out a lot, tried new things, had a JAWS-themed birthday-Halloween party, and like my bestie Justina Blakeney wrote in her … Continue reading

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On the Rail, Along the Sea

Super excited to head down to Union Station today and hop the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner to Oceanside. Off to visit my bestie from Berlin Amanda Vietta Andersen and chill by the sea until tomorrow. Wishing everyone a beautiful weekend full … Continue reading

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Mexico City, Green and Pretty

This Friday, I’m headed to one of the largest, most densely populated cities in the world—Mexico City, also know as D.F. (day-f-ay, as it’s pronounced) which stands for Districto Federal. I took a 5-day trip there in 2006, but this … Continue reading

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State Park Scene Report: Big Sur to Marin

California knows how to party! From LA to the Bay, I made it up and down the coast last week, visiting and camping in some of the most beautiful parks in the Golden State. Here are a few snapshots to … Continue reading

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Hit the Road, Jack

On the road again… Just like Jack Kerouac… Or was it Willie Nelson? Whoever it was, here we go again! Just like many ramblers that’ve come before me, I’m headed up the coast today. It’s a motorbike caravan and I’m … Continue reading

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Escape / Retreat

Ahhh, this was the view from my office-to-go this morning. Hiding out at my sister and her husband’s cabin in the pine trees near a lake in Washington was the best idea for this week! Can’t wait to see where … Continue reading

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Do Quit Your Day Job

When you quit your full-time day job like I just did a few weeks ago, and then give yourself a little time to space out before picking up more work, you’ll find you can turn a Tuesday into a Sunday … Continue reading

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HUSTLE FILE #75: Henry Hargreaves

NAME: Henry Hargreaves OCCUPATION: Photographer of breasts LOCATION: NYC WHAT’S YOUR HUSTLE: I shoot boobs in 3D. Currently working on the second insallment of the 3DD book series. WHAT DOES YOUR HUSTLE MEAN TO YOU: Helping others celebrate boobs of … Continue reading

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HUSTLE FILE #73: Michaela Lucey

NAME: Michaela Lucey OCCUPATION: ESL Teacher LOCATION: Borneo, Southeast Asia WHAT’S YOUR HUSTLE: I spent the year teaching English at University in Indonesia on the island of Borneo as part of a fellowship sponsored by the US State Department. I … Continue reading

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Sundays in the Park

Yaay! So happy I made it to two rad parks two Sundays in a row. Last Sunday while in Spain, I visited Gaudi’s cute and colorful Park Güell—a must-see when and if in Barcelona… And this Sunday, I made it … Continue reading

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Walk It Out!

Dude! This week’s story on NPR: Sitting All Day Is Worse For You Than You Think really freaked me out since I do spend a lot of my day sitting at the computer. Soooo, what to do? Well, I decided … Continue reading

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New Moon Monday

What a better way to kick off the work week than with some new energy from the new moon. Although the opaque new moon (opposite of a a fully-lit full moon) occurred yesterday, I’m just gearing up to get on … Continue reading

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Vamos a la LA Times Travel Show!

Time to travel! LA Times Travel, that is! In all my reading and travel writing adventures, I’ve always enjoyed checking out the Travel section in any and every major newspaper. I’ve even been known to save them in a stack … Continue reading

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HUSTLE FILE #65: Satsuki Shibuya-Thoeng

NAME: Satsuki Shibuya-Thoeng OCCUPATION: Designer / life lover LOCATION: Sunny Los Angeles WHAT’S YOUR HUSTLE: I’m the daydreamer behind lifestyle brand zakka nouveau. Always thinking + scheming up ways to connect people back to their human roots. Noticing the little … Continue reading

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Travel Tuesday: Sunday Sunset at Venice Beach

When I can’t take time to travel far and only have the weekends for adventure, a day at the beach is just like a day at the beach! Sea, sand, bikinis, champagne and boardwalk cafes. My Sunday in Venice Beach … Continue reading

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Travel Tuesday: Grand Canyon Collage

Whoop! Whoop! So many new year’s resolutions (write travel stories, record music, learn french, more freelance work, write a screenplay, spend more time in nature), yet so little time (to even catch my breath since this sentence is soooo lofty … Continue reading

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