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LIFE

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Life has been good — great and now absolutely flipping amazing.  The past couple of months I’ve been dedicated to working my ass off.  DEDICATED.  I haven’t been inspired to write in awhile, simply because I’ve been to busy “doing” and less interested in “talking” and “writing.”  I finally feel like I can take a moment to breathe.  I didn’t say a “week off” I said “moment.”

I’m inspired and I’m listening to my intuition with my projects.  Three weeks ago I received a call from the Oprah Winfrey Network regarding Unite for Green.  I was asked to submit my story.  Regardless of the outcome I think that’s pretty flippin cool! Lol.  My Unite for Green team members have also started dialogue with some major companies and synergies are being formed for the beginning of the school year solar concert, as well as the programming for the coming year.  Amazing companies such as Island Def Jam have signed on to support Unite for Green, alongside additionally forming synergies with the NBA, Whole Foods and AEG.

Life happens and the most challenging part of this entire project is keeping the ball up in the air because dropping it is just not an option.  In fact, the challenging part of this entire project is keeping the ball SOARING through the air.  It truly didn’t matter how many or what came up in my life — this project has come first.  I simply have had to save the tears for later.  The work is paying off in ways I can’t describe and ways that I don’t think I’m even aware of at this point.  The conversations and phone calls I’ve had surrounding this project has been nothing but blessings after blessings.  Everyone has worked soooo hard and the students are some of the most amazing individuals I’ve ever worked with.

Additionally, there have been some CRAZY turn of events and I have a strong feeling there are going to be some MAJOR changes happening in my life very soon. I’ve had a great month!  I made my trip to Las Vegas and got to hang with my dance family, the Jabbawockeez and one of my very best friends Fayeboogie :D.  It was my first time seeing their show and it almost made me tear up seeing some of their old routines and hearing music from past shows.  Mad nostalgia.  I’m really proud of them.  Post show – we all hooked up and drank and soon found ourselves in a lounge that could’ve acted as a freezer!  It was a lot of fun!

A couple of weeks later … I found myself in beautiful New York City.  I had the time of my life.   I was only there for 36 hours but I got it in!  I was trying to be responsible and get lots of sleep for an important meeting i had the next day … but in the 11th hour I decided to roll.  I met up with my close friend Crazy Legs and Shah Wonders at a venue called Sutra where Pete Rock was playing. There I also saw a friend Dj Waynski and was completely entertained listening to the sweet sounds of Dj June from NYC.  She’s a Japanese female DJ (wooohoo) and she was killin it!

I’ve had more friend in the past month than I’ve had in the last year!  I’ve missed a lot of people and it’s felt incredible to get some QT time in.   I’m so thankful for the relationships in my life, for my family, the blessings and the direction my career is going/heading.  I had roommates for all of 4 days when one of my bestie’s came to town from the bay area.  RJ and Dennis!  It was nice to have their company and have chance to catch up.

The lessons learned in the past year haven’t all been easy but I suppose they were important lessons that I needed to learn.  (maybeeee not alllll of them though.) 🙂  I AM SHOWING UP for everything in my life right now!  It’s not a game!  Get reach for the Honey Live Soul Series coming in May, the JW rooftop Series anddddd the Unite for Green solar concert!  Check out my recap of this last month …. Peace and Love!

Me and Phil 🙂

Fayeboogie, Rainen, Ben and me! Vegas Baby! After the show...

ME and PHI!!!!!! straight fam bamOf course me and my feylaaa!

awwwwww

Fayeboogie, Rainen, Ben and me! Vegas Baby! After the show...

They took my camera and hid it the locker!

OMG this was by far my favorite photo! priceless. HAHAH

Inside the Freezer Lounge. They wouldnt let me bring my camera in but I did it anyways! Who wants to spend time in freezer if you cant capture the experience?

Enough said...

Fayeboogie on the 1s and 2s!

Tony!

Personalized Goodies at the Hotel! Loved this!

Shah and Legs at Sutra!

Things to Look Forward too!

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Not knowing exactly how something is going to work out is scary, liberating, exciting and truly tests the importance of trust.  “Trusting” that everything WILL work out. This Unite for Green project is truly testing my faith.  I don’t have all or any of the answers. However, I do know what can be accomplished if people truly believe in something and put their heads together.  There’s no time better than the present to encourage people to do something great for the earth.  I’m certainly not an environmental guru by any means – but I’m taking the time to learn.

I’m working with a great group of kids at UCLA.  This last week, we met with the sustainability coordinator of UCLA; as well as an amazing company titled Harmony Sounds.  Harmony Sounds may become involved with initiative in terms of providing the technical support for this (possibly) massive initiative.  We are making lots of traction and more importantly, creating something special out of absolutely NOTHING.  Stay Tuned.

The students are officially launching a UNITE FOR GREEN student organization at UCLA that will be spearheading this first initiative.   Pretty exciting!

The Honey Collective is producing a series of experiences for our Los Angeles following.  Recently, HC launched Honey Live at Angels in Santa Monica.  Honey Live featured the talents of Chico and Kristinia DeBarge, Teddy Riley and Guy.  It was absolutely amazing. Honey Live was sponsored by Hennessy & Vibe Magazine – it was incredible.  Honey Live is currently being scheduled for next month and it’s going to be a treat for everyone!

Kristinia DeBarge Performing at Honey LIve

Chico DeBarge Performing at Honey LIve

Too Short at Honey LIve

Teddy Riley and Guy at Honey Live!

We are currently in the final wave of our Summer time Rooftop parties at the JW.  We’ve had a great run at the JW.  It’s been wonderful to have been able to provide this experience for our Honey patrons.  The talents of Dj Eque, Dj D Nice and Anthony Valadez have blessed the turntables.  Spinderella, Talib Kweli, Hi-Tek Dj Scratch and Mtv’s Butta have also made appearances at Honey this Summer.  It’s been a good time had by all.

Dj D-Nice at Honey on the Rooftop

D Nice on the 1's and 2's at Honey on the Rooftop

We are currently preparing for New Years 2010.  It’s going to be a hit so save the date and your funds so you can join in the festivities we are preparing as we bring in the New Year!

The Honey Collective website is done!  Finished!  … and SCENE.  I cannot wait to launch!  We should be launching this bad boy shortly!   Until next update!

I had way too much fun this weekend. Much props to Vikter Duplaix for hosting Kiss N’ Grind featuring the amazing talents of Dj Questlove and Peanut Butter Wolf.  I haven’t had that much fun in ages!  I had the chance to see so many people from so many different industries under one roof sweatin’ and dancing!  Good times were had by all this weekend. I think I’m getting old!  I’m still recovering from Friday night!

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!  Happy Monday lovelies!!!

BIG CHANGES AND LOTS OF FUN STUFF!

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WHIRLWIND!  I sit here on a Thursday afternoon drinking a glass of white at 1:29pm. Don’t judge me!  It’s much needed and well deserved. I’m currently in the last chapter of moving — thank you Jesus!  A person might as well not plan ANYTHING when they move.  It completely took over my life!  I’ve recently returned from the bay area. I hadn’t seen my nephew and nieces for 3 months — way too long in my book.  They make my life complete … seriously!  I’m completely invested in Unite for Green!  This project in itself has been life changing for me.  I genuinely have no ideas as to how we are going to accomplish this massive initiative but I “just know” it will be done!  Extra-ordinary things are done by extra-ordinary people — most times with no blue print or instruction manual!   Have the courage to do something amazing!  NOT yesterday or in 2 week when …. (this/that/or the other needs to be done) NOW IS THE TIME.

I have been completely humbled.

I’m find myself in gratitude much of the time lately.   Whenever I feel challenged I try to take time to myself to be thankful!  Due to the number of challenges I’ve come face to face with – I’ve found myself in gratitude more than the norm! LOL.  It’s also given me quite a bit of time to think.  I’ve closed MANY doors lately.  “CLOSED” is an under-statement.  Bolted, super glued with a massive couch in front of it – CLOSED.  I stand with curiosity and openness for whats to come…

On  a MUCH lighter note. HONEY is awesome!   The site is looking great. The pool parties have been ridiculous!  We are so grateful for patrons who continue to support us!  We love you!  Honey live is about to go for another run as we PREPARE for our HONEY WALKS FOR LIFE event.   An event that benefits women’s cancer!

Unite for Green is underway!  The team is building and we’re in the midst of the creative brainstorming process.  We’re just beginning! Check out a drawing done by one of the team members Rosalie Yu – UCLA student.

Now that my internet is connected – Stay tuned for more updates!   Excuse the typos! I told you I’m drinking a glass of white!