"Tech Nerd, Marathoner, Music Lover, Global Citizen, Strategist, Health Nut, High on Life." Assia Grazioli-Venier's instagram bio is basically bursting at the seems. Full of energy, Assia's the perfect fit for her job as a Technology and Media Adviser to companies and venture capital firms. Eager and excited, not to mention fun and fashionable, she's so the spirit you want behind your business.
When Shayan was six years old, he hung out at his father’s jewelry shop in Downtown LA and learned everything he could. At 18, this jewelry Doogie Howser launched his own line. Not much older now, Shayan’s client list is as massive as it is impressive, boasting names like Rihanna, Lebron James, Kim Kardashian, even the Saudi Royal family. Specializing in over-the-top custom fine jewelry, he designed an amazing $1 million bespoke ring for Amar’e Stoudemire and his wife. Um.. Ca-ching!
A conceptual artist and designer, Jonmarc moved to Los Angeles back in 1990 after spending time in New York, Japan, and art school in Minneapolis. His epic, mural-sized collages and paintings have been exhibited frequently, as well as winning him numerous grants.
If you think your frequent flyer miles are impressive, you don't even know. Stephanie Steinman's site Le Postcard is a luxuriously curated guide to the globe's best hotels, restaurants, boutiques and more - approved by and collected from the recommendations of jet-set friends and, but of course, her own painstaking, laborious, suitcase slugging travels. When we caught her in fact, she had just stepped straight from the airport, Louis Vuitton duffle in hand, and with no time to rest let alone unpack, was hitting the high skies the next day.
Alex Beh is as full of laughs as his head is of hair. Basically a Pantene commercial of humor, we're talking big, full volume, possibly just got out bed like that, slash, no, actually just got out of bed like that and spent six minutes in front of the mirror styling to make sure said situation was perfectly secured in place, kind of laughs. A respectable amount of tousled humor mind you, not full on Robert Pattison a la five years ago - because that shit was just out of control. But we digress. Alex is funny. He likes to write and say things that are funny. And if you watch them, you just might laugh.
How Chelsea Ciara always manages to get that perfect Lauren Bacall side swept large barrel curl, we will never know. That and a ridiculously glowing complexion that seems to make everything around it look dull. Eh, we suppose being a cosmetologist turned model turned actress doesn't hurt these features.
Never bite the hand that feeds you. True. But even more true is the saying which we're going to create right now but should definitely be culturally archived as a proverb: Never bite the hand that seats you. Christian Kneedler has been the well-loved Maître d’ of legendary Los Angeles power dining spot Dan Tanas for over a decade. You'll want to make nice with him the first time round.
Californian Art Dealer Christopher Heijnen recently opened the Los Angeles branch of the New York based Franklin Parrasch Gallery. After a year of hunting for the perfect location, Heijnen landed on an old dinette in Boyle Heights. A great, dynamic space with room enough for a sculpture garden. Definitely worth a visit!
Groovy chick extraordinaire Jaime Johnson knows how to capture fun on film like no other photographer we've come across. Just one scroll through her Instagram of professional pics, and you'll totally be obsessed with replicating her chill vibes and love of color. Her Bowery series? Obviously our favorite.
Kassia Meador has got the whole Endless Summer thing oh so enviously down pat. A more than rad surfer, she splits her time between catching waves and designing for them with her collection of almost too cool to just wear to the beach wetsuits. Her new tie dye line of full length suits? Obsessed.