“LA Influencer Dinner” by Carnivor Wine

June 19th, 2014

Tuesday night was one for the books!

About a month ago the good folks at Carnivor Wine approached me with a simple idea. “Bring together twenty of your favorite ‘influencers’ in Los Angeles and we’ll provide dinner and red wine all night”. Hmm, deal.

I started by thinking about what it means to be an “influencer” and how subjective the term is. I wrote down some buzzwords and struggled a while with definitions. I eventually settled on a three characteristics that I thought were necessary to be considered an influencer.

1) An influencer is creative.

2) An influencer spends time doing the things they are passionate about.

3) An influencer inspires others.

This was a great opportunity for Alex and I to catch-up with some of the guys who’ve had an impact on us since moving to LA, as well as a chance to meet some of the people that influence them… The outcome was an incredibly rare evening of shared interests, thoughtful discussions, hard laughs and new friends. In fact, it was such a success that we’re considering making this a seasonal thing.

Here’s a recap from Hollywood, with special thanks to Boa Steakhouse and Carnivor. #DevourLife

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Spacial thanks to all of our guests below!

 

James Kisgen

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He makes some of the best glasses in the world

 

Browne Andrews

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He’s a creative soul, and an @EgyptianLover.

 

Ben Nemtim

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He helps people do the things they want to do before they die

 

Christian Lopez

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He builds wicked motorcycles. 

 

Earry Hall

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He creates visual experiences

 

Olivier Rassinoux

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He hosts a great party, every night.

 

Waraire Boswell

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He brings the positive energy.

 

Dan Sabo

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He knows a thing or two about drink. 

 

Sam Adegoke

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He designs motorcycle clothing and provides helmets to those in need

 

Anthony Ollmann

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He drinks whiskey and does a little tailoring on the side

 

Scott Fanslow

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He’s a bosses boss, and a family man. 

 

Jabari Johnson

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He makes documentary films and fitted hats. 

 

Chris Greco

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He turns dreams into photos and videos. 

 

Grayson Knight

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He’s a rockstar in fine Parisian cuts. 

 

Dan Trepanier

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He brings people together. 

 

NOT IN PORTRAITS:

  • Benjamin Quddus Philippe
  • Gordon Gheller
  • Alex Crawford 

 

Yours in style,

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Photography by Alex Crawford