Sometimes you have to disconnect to stay connected. Remember the old days when you had eye contact during a conversation? When everyone wasn’t looking down at a device in their hands? We’ve become so focused on that tiny screen that we forget the big picture, the people right in front of us.
— - Regina Brett

Communication, trust, intimacy. My idea of what makes up a conversation. Most say that conversations are dead, or at least true conversation.   We find ourselves not being able to have conversations with new friends or old friends because everything else is so much more interesting, but can you blame us we feel infinite like the whole world is in our hands on our little devices. It’s easier just leaving a comment under an old friend’s photo or sending a quick text and “forgetting to respond” keeping whatever left of a conversation short or nonexistent. I'm sure we won't be able to stop this or bring back the old days where phones were not the center of attention. I was ecstatic when brunch became a thing again, gave me hope that people are open to meet over food and drinks and talk about things that keep a dialogue going. For every man and woman, I think it's so vital to be able to meet with a few friends, gain some knowledge through their experiences and wisdom.

When I met with the team to brainstorm on our next issue, I couldn't help but think about “conversations” why is it so difficult to have those, and how can we inspire entrepreneurs to get into the habit of communicating with each other -- for a while we dealt with that same problem  on our team, having open dialogues. For our first shot at printing in mass, and with the hopes of being sold in stores, we knew that we will have to do something that’s different from our past issues. Besides changing our covers, we decided to do a series, a Conversation series. 4 issue 4 colors, same goal, holding conversations with creatives, tapping into things that they won't normally discuss and most importantly knowing that this will and can inspire other creatives.

Our 3rd issue for this #conversationseries we collaborated with Brainwash media and Just Tea to bring you #FromXtoX, our women’s issue. We sat with amazing influential women, who are leaders in their own rights. We can’t wait for it to be on stands so you can get in on the conversation. Special Thank you to AMBER VITTORIA, for her art work gracing our cover, who’s also featured in the issue. And our main guy SamCardelfe for always keeping it fresh!


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