What have I learned in three years? 

I went into this business obsessing, overthinking, not leading with action and dwelling. When will things start happening for me? Why don't I have 20k followers on Instagram? Why am I always broke? Maybe I should go back to my corporate job...

Early last year I was at the Downtown Flower Market when I got the call "We found cancer". I broke down and cried, got myself together and proceeded to buy what I needed. That was when I knew. I knew that I had a business to run, who was going to run it if I didn't? Something changed in me at that very moment. The actual business suddenly meant so much more to me. If this is the final thing I do in my life I want it to be great, I want it to be memorable.  My inner dialogue changed from "Why don't I have 20k followers?" to "Work your fucking ass off and stop being a victim." I immediately started saying yes to every opportunity. A fire awoke and what followed was the year I worked the hardest I have ever worked in my life. 

I spent the year popping up everywhere possible, adding ideas and services to my brand, putting plants in homes just because people asked me if I would, I wanted to explore it all and that's exactly what I did. 

I still don't know if my business saved my life or if getting cancer saved my business. One thing is for certain, I needed to change my attitude and shift the hell out of my focus. It is absolutely not about having a lot of followers or about some other brand with a lot of followers validating yours. I really had to ask myself why I am doing this. In the end, I want to have a solid, profitable and inspiring brand. It is business, not a popularity contest. 

This year I have focused on being present in my store and really getting the business side down. I am still learning everyday. There are great days and there are bad days. Roll with it, always be passionate, surround yourself with genuine people, focus on yourself & your vision, and work hard. 

I am grateful. 

Little Parties Podcast 4 with Guest DJ E

i met E at one of our events on 1st street here in long beach. we instantly connected over our love of deep house. we often talk about the stigma that house music has. i think that comes from the lack of understanding of what deep house music actually is. i think when people hear about house music they often associate it with bad dance music. 

E and i are talking about bringing a house spot to long beach. until then, we will continue to dance in our living rooms. 

we had a blast recording this podcast episode and danced all night! thanks to alvaro, crystal lee, stewie (crystal's cutie pie pup) and tor for being a part of the discussion. 


keep dancing, 


Little Parties Podcast 3

october love is in the air! the music in this set is old, new and everything in between. i even threw a deee-lite song in there! the opening song by girraffage samples love you down by ready for the world. 

songs in the set:

all that matters - giraffage

them changes - thundercat (feat. flying lotus & kamasi washington)

apple juice kissing - deee-lite

think about you (first version) - heiko voss

dontcha - the internet

apples and pears - the canyons

cos-ber-zam-ne noya - daphni (i mean, can you guys even take this song? soo good and an instant dance-a-thon!) 

thank you so much for listening! 


keep dancing, 




Little Parties Podcast 2 with Guest DJ Kimberly - Owner, Anneise

get ready for a giggle fest! it actually made for a pleasant afternoon when i met up with kimberly to record over a cold beer on a very hot day. kimberly is my shop-mate, or as i like to call her, my shop-sister. 

kimberly and i connected over our passion for music. we later discovered just how much more we had in common. i met kimberly around 4 years ago while shopping in her store, anneise. at the time i was solely djing and we started doing events together shortly there after. after a few years of collaborating on local events and having what seemed to be a constant brainstorm session about how to bring our ideas together to do something really special and fresh in our community (our lists are so long at this point), it all eventually manifested into us co-locating in the shop that we now share. this whole experience with the shop strongly makes me believe just how much your energy can lead you to where you are supposed to be. collaboration is gold. 

kimberly's music selection is a nod to the world of sampling. each song in this set has been sampled on some of her favorite songs. 

***after recording the podcast, kimberly instantly remembered what song she was referring to that her dad showed her which was stevie wonder's pastime paradise. 

songs in this set: 

that's all right with me - esther phillips (sampled on give up the goods (just step) by mobb deep)

kitty with the bent frame - quincy jones

take me with you - lyn christopher (sampled on favorite rap stars by havoc)

go on and cry - les mcmann (sampled on VII by Cormega)

and that's saying a lot - christine mcvie (for some reason this recording took out the drums. look it up and listen to the original recording. it's such a good song! sampled on fly with me by havoc)

get out of my life woman - lee dorsey (sampled on u da man by black moon)

it's a new day - skull snaps (also sampled on give up the goods (just step) by mobb deep) 

and don't forget the special shout out by kimberly to the biebs! 

i am still learning a lot here as i go on the podcast so thank you for your patience! 


keep dancing, 



Little Parties Podcast One

i am a day late with this but here it is! the little parties podcast! i started little parties two months ago just a little over a year after starting peacock & co. having a shop is a dream come true but i have also missed djing! as i speak briefly about here on the podcast, i wanted to start little parties as a new dj collective and podcast to serve as a forum for music, collaboration and hopefully some dancing! 

this podcast is dedicated to the music of robin hannibal.

before the album kort far dine laber by danish music collective boom clap bachelors came out, i would listen to the only released song at the time hvor vi henne over and over again and when the album finally released, the freshly mixed version of  hvor vi henne brought me to tears. the beginning is so beautiful and melodic. i sometimes sing along and use english words to substitute the danish words. my version never makes a lick of sense of course! i totally fell in love not only with boom clap bachelors but also with robin hannibal and coco O who later became quadron.

i opened this podcast set with hvor vi henne because i used to open a lot of my sets with it and it is probably one of my all time favorite songs. 

songs in this set:

hvor vi henne - boom clap bachelors

amends - robin hanninbal

lonnie's secret - owusu & hannibal

pressure (anti muller dubby remix) - quadron

forar til dec - boom clap bachelors 

the fall - rhye

i'm trying - milosh

tiden flyver - boom clap bachelors (do you recognize what song this is sampled on? here's a hint: it is a kendrick lamar song) 

hope you like it! 

keep dancing,