They help us find our way, explore new places and now they can help us see the places we thought we knew in a different light. Artist, Levi Mills blends geography and fantasy to feed our wanderlust culture and unknowingly find a new appreciation for cartography.
A burgundy house with blue shutters was the inspiration behind this artistic duo’s entrepreneurial endeavors. Jay, from South Dakota and Ryan, Ventura County currently reside in the quaint, inland town of Ojai, California. Ryan was searching for a talented counterpart to help expand Caliendo Photography and Jay was looking to get her boots back on the ground in the photography business.
Engaging Art From Cuba
Bryant Toth is a very well-traveled young artist and now art publicist. He was exposed to different cultures at a young age and tries to allow his memories from childhood and subsequent extensive travels to transform and influence him today. Bryant is trailblazing a new approach in the art gallery industry. He is working to stay ahead of an ever-changing world and to shine light on the talents of artists around the globe trapped in the shadows of isolation. He wants to showcase their unique works in new ways.
How One Company is Changing Photography Forever
It’s the New, New
When photography “loses its fizzle” what do you do? Reinvent it of course. Plotagraph [ploh-tuh-graf] has captured the art of photography, transformed the traditional approach to it and released its captivating software to the masses. The budding photographer inside of all you Instagram users can now step onto a new playing field, shoulder to shoulder with the pros.
The Story of a Chef and his Lasting Impact
The warm and talented Kimpton executive chef, James Siao, helms the kitchen of one of the most celebrated locales in downtown, Finch & Fork. In the five years Chef James has been in Santa Barbara, he has proved integral in the evolution of Finch & Fork at the Canary. Now, with a loyal following and panache for dishing out consistently delicious plates, he’s looks to do the same in his duel role as executive chef of both Finch & Fork, and now Outpost at the Goodland.
Relationships, creativity and consistency are Chef James’ primary ingredients. He has an eager approach to life; one that sparks a drive to constantly learn and grow in his work as a chef, in his relationships with staff and friends, and connect with his community. Guests may enter the restaurant as curious, hungry visitors, but most often leave feeling satisfied and with a lasting impression.
The Prefix to Success
The Sophisticated Gypsy is the newest arrival to the boutique scene in Santa Barbara and it is the brainchild of Colombian native Natalia Duque. She chose the name because it seemed a fitting description of where she sees herself in life. She has lived in four states and two countries and has reinvented herself several times. She has always had a passion for design as well as language and law. In her recent past she was on a path to becoming partner in a law firm in Texas but it wasn’t the fulfillment she was looking for. “I think I always wanted something that was intellectually stimulating – something with history, philosophy and writing, but I also wanted to make a living.” A career in law certainly seemed to fit the bill, yet Natalia was not settled. “I was just one dimension. I wanted my life to have many more layers.”
Changing the Coffee Business Model
In 2007, two parallel paths defied the rules of mathematics and intersected. It was the first day of law school for Noushin Ketabi and her future husband and business partner, Rob Terenzi. A friendship quickly began between two people who had uncannily similar life stories as well as a deep-rooted passion for coffee. Two helpings of entrepreneurial mindset, undertones of ritual and passion, filtered through the nontraditional, all came together to form the irresistible brew that is Vega Coffee.