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Jonathan Rachman, designer

Posted by on Oct 30, 2012 in Designers, Slider | 3 comments

Born in Sumatra and educated in Switzerland, Jonathan Rachman’s international story landed him in San Francisco, where his entrepreneurial spirit came alive. A designer who has fashioned all kinds of interiors—from city apartments and penthouses to wine country estates and urban hotels—Jonathan admits that saying goodbye to corporate America was the best risk he ever took. Check out his work at and browse a few of his favorite treasures at Second Shout Out.

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Char Hatch Langos, stylist

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012 in Stylists | 4 comments

If you’re a magazine aficionado, chances are you’ve seen the lovely work of prop stylist Char Hatch Langos. Her interior styling has appeared in home design and lifestyle publications from Elle Décor and House Beautiful to Coastal Living and InStyle. A fixture on photo shoots up and down the West Coast, editors have come to rely on Char to make each photograph worth a thousand words. Check out her work at

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Heather John Fogarty, writer

Posted by on Oct 16, 2012 in Slider, Stylists, Writers | 2 comments

Heather John Fogarty, a Los Angeles-based writer, has been fortunate enough to cover her passions—fashion, food and wine—for the Los Angeles Times Magazine and Bon Appétit. In her popular blog,, she writes about those subjects with expertise and candor, a combination that will leave you wishing you could raid her closet—and snag a seat at her kitchen table.

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Paige Porter Fischer, writer

Posted by on Oct 7, 2012 in Slider, Writers | 13 comments

My name is Paige Porter Fischer. I’m a writer and editor, and I created this web site to tell inspiring stories of inspiring people. My job has allowed me the consistent honor of intersecting with unforgettable individuals. My own story involves a few too many trails for one small paragraph; so if you’re inclined to know more about me, check out my Q&A with Maria Streshinsky. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you will find some inspiration here to stay the course of your biggest dreams.

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Sara Remington, photographer

Posted by on Sep 25, 2012 in Photographers | 1 comment

Her food photography has appeared in countless, award-winning cookbooks and magazines such as Travel & Leisure, Real Simple, Oprah, and Better Homes & Gardens. But her client list also includes advertising powerhouses such as Ogilvy; Goodby, Silverstein & Partners; and Crispin, Porter & Bogusky. Check out all of her mouth-watering work at

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J. Nichols, marine biologist

Posted by on Sep 7, 2012 in Advocates, Slider | 0 comments

You may recognize his face from recent GAP or Nautica ads, but what Dr. Wallace “J.” Nichols would prefer to be known for is the cause closest to his heart: Ocean research and conservation. A marine biologist, J. has helped to save sea turtles from extinction, and is now working through his organization,, to preserve our oceans. Follow him on Twitter: @wallacejnichols, his web site,, or The Huffington Post.

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Grant K. Gibson, interior designer

Posted by on Sep 7, 2012 in Designers, Slider | 3 comments

Meet Grant K. Gibson, one of the rising stars of interior design, who’s garnered praise from magazine editors across the country, built a clientele from Palm Beach and New York to Carmel and San Francisco, and attracted a huge following of devoted fans via his popular blog. Follow him on twitter @grantkgibson, or check out his design work and blog,

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Maria Streshinsky, editor

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in Slider, Writers | 0 comments

Maria Streshinsky is a magazine industry star. She made a name for herself as the managing editor of the Atlantic Monthly before returning to her home state of California to take the reigns as Editor in Chief of Pacific Standard, a magazine dedicated to research-driven stories on national and international issues. Check out the magazine or follow her on twitter @mstreshinsky.

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Ian Knauer, food writer

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in Slider, Writers | 0 comments

Ian Knauer is a notable food writer whose cookbook, The Farm, has drawn reviews as enticing as his recipes. When Gourmet magazine closed, Knauer, who was a celebrated editor there, spent the better part of a year at his family’s farm in Pennsylvania. There, he cultivated the garden once tended to by his grandfather and developed a year’s worth of recipes using its fresh produce.

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