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By laislabrand

“You can sleep when you’re dead.” Coffee is a lifeline in more ways than one and nothing is better than a delicious cup of java. Today I had the pleasure of checking out a handful of the local coffee shops and coffee companies near La Isla’s US headquarters in San Luis Obispo and received some […]

By laislabrand

We couldn’t be luckier here at LA ISLA . . . our office has the optimal location, here in the beautiful town of San Luis Obispo, California, almost perfectly in between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The weather is outstanding 98% of the year and we have the most incredible mountains, hills, beaches and rocks […]

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Exclusive Cedella Marley Interview for LA ISLA

By laislabrand

I first met Cedella Marley about seven years ago at her office in Miami. I was extremely impressed by her. Not only was she tremendously welcoming but her creative spirit was felt in every single corner of her design studio. I felt truly emotional about meeting her. On one hand, Cedella had been a real […]

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Exclusive G. Love Interview for LA ISLA

By laislabrand

We had the opportunity to interview the man behind G. Love and the Special Sauce, and creator of music genre “hip hop blues”! G. Love has been playing the guitar since he was 8 years old, and throughout his musical career he has recorded some incredible albums, both with his band and as solo projects. […]

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Interview with Salvatore Ferragamo – IL BORRO

By laislabrand

These questions ask a bit about different topics. But to start though, what inspired you to start Il Borro Winery ? My father and I agreed on our main objective right from the start, that of bringing a historic corner of Tuscany – abandoned and in ruins – back to life. This pointed us towards […]

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Interview with Erinn Valencich

By laislabrand

How did you become interested in Interior Design and who were your mentors in the early days? I have always loved homes and design. I grew up in a very creative family. My father studied architecture directly under Frank Lloyd Wright, and my mother is the daughter of a contractor and fine-cabinet maker and the […]

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Carmen Miranda

By laislabrand

Who was Carmen? Our 2011 Carmen Miranda vintage tee is inspired by the beautiful and spectacular Maria do Carmo Miranda de Cunha, or Carmen Miranda as most people knew her. This Portuguese-born Brazilian has been dubbed the Latin American Marilyn Monroe. She became a hit in the 1943 after wearing her signature fruit hat in […]

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Interview with the Children of The Americas

By laislabrand

Who are you? Children of the Americas is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization made up mostly of volunteers, both those in the United States and those in Mexico. We are a relatively small, grassroots organization working locally in Mexico and border areas in the United States, especially Southern California and central New Mexico. We work in […]

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Interview with Jean-Michel Cousteau

By laislabrand

Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, is an explorer, environmentalist, educator and film producer. For more than four decades, Jean-Michel Cousteau has dedicated himself and his vast experience to communicate to people of all nations and generations his love and concern for our water planet. He is an impassioned, eloquent spokesman for the oceans, continuing […]

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Inteview with Tyler Ramsey

By laislabrand

Where do you get your inspiration? When I was a child, my father would create stories and illustrate them for me to satisfy my unique tastes. He couldn’t find enough books about dinosaurs with talking dogs and monster friends so we would improvise a story together and he would doodle as we went along. The […]