• connect create collaborate collective // photographers, writers, social media

    Craving Connection: New events, new website, my new creative agency

    Have you noticed a wave of creative breakfast meetings, retreats and conferences? It’s like the bigger, more expensive trade show-type conferences have given way to more intimate, often free to attend, gatherings. It is almost as if, in this plugged in, digital world of ours, people are craving a more personal, IRL connection. Can you feel it? Recently, I attended a Connecting Things event in Irvine, which was a screening of the documentary “Love and Bananas.” I had attended another event of theirs over a year ago, when the guest speaker was filmmaker Bayan Joonam from Soul Pancake. There was not much interaction at that one. There was a big…

  • Creative Inspiration Abounds at Monthly Social Media Breakfast

    When thinking of ways to do community outreach, beyond digital means for my new client, SOCO and the OC Mix, I decided to put together two of my favorite things: Social Media and Breakfast. Thus was born the first SOCO Social Media Breakfast, a collaborative gathering of social media managers, influencers, creatives and SOCO super fans. The idea was to gather like-minded people to share tips and tricks about social media, bring questions to the table and network. What happened was so much more – it was a creative burst of energy. Not only were new personal connections made but also awesome collaborative photos! During our first meeting, Portola Coffee…