'Free Associate Fridays' with Dawn Garcia
It’s Friday, and once again time to ‘free associate’. This week I’m getting spontaneous with a female of the species and verbally riffing with the lovely, talented and hard working Dawn Garcia. She is the visionary behind A TASTE OF DAWN Magazine and all-around champion of creative spirits in the world of food, film, music, entertainment, arts and fashion. Dawn’s purpose is to inspire the world to savor every moment. So let’s do just that and enjoy her responses to the randomness that is ‘Free Associate Fridays’.
Let’s free associate!
1. I say favorite sense, you say… Damnit. Do I have to choose? I say… hmm. Ok. Sight. Why? Because it leads the exploration of everything else and when you willingly choose to close your eyes, you heighten the other senses so desperately in need of attention.
2. I say dare, you say… YES!
3. I say last meal, you say… Foie Gras, champagne, dark chocolate with chiles, and LOTS of kissing (hey, it’s related)!
4. I say celebrity chefs, you say… An ever changing definition. Chefs are artists. Celebrity fades. Their passion for what they do and the 100+ hours they put in every week – that’s the grit. But ok, here are some I enjoy: Brian Malarkey, Andrew Zimmern, Tyson Cole, Susan Feniger (met them all, ate their food, adore them all.)
5. I say sexy, you say… LIFE. Integrity. Sensuality. Food. Wine. Confidence. Honey dripping …
6. I say Friday nights, you say… If all goes well, unforgettable and just another reason to make it last as long as possible.
7. I say Sunday mornings, you say… Morning “love”, Coffee, brunch, sitting on the ocean (though I’m tempted to sing a song here)
8. I say comedy, you say… Essential to one’s survival and existence. Oh, and Monty Python.
9. I say tragedy, you say… child predators, war, violence, depression, self sabotage, death, heartbreak, wasting days lost in fear.
10. I say soul, you say… awakening to the beauty and hope around us. Benevolence. Passion. Truth. Everyone has one, some just forget to nourish theirs.
11. I say undiscovered artist, you say… My job – I mean, I spend my days devoted to sharing them with the world! Artists are the foundation of goodness. Art is the cadence that beats at the core of everything beautiful and true.
12. I say favorite lyric, you say… Let Love Rule
* Not only is Dawn the publisher of A Taste Of Dawn Magazine—ATOD, she is an accomplished writer, radio host, event producer and all-around bon vivant. But, perhaps she is most proud of being a Mom to her beautiful little girl. Look out Oprah, Dawn is after your crown!