The Revelry [Week’s Best]

THE REVELRY [WEEK’S BEST] explores some of the week’s best social & cultural finds from around the Web.

Interview with Photojournalist and Change-Maker Mr. Sebastian Meyer
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Natalie Massanet was on to something when she founded Net-A-Porter, the online luxury retailer wrapped in a media brand. She understood that she wasn’t just selling clothes, she was selling a story. Massanet followed her first stroke of genius with another, the Net-A-Porter brother site, Mr. Porter. This week, on Mr. Porter The Journal, Mr. Chris Elvidge interviews Photojournalist and Change-Maker, Mr. Sebastian Meyer who has lived in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, since 2009. He runs Metrography, Iraq’s first photography agency, which he helped establish and which now represents more than 60 photographers. In the Mr. Porter interview, Mr. Meyer speaks eloquently about empowering a nation of photographers, the curiosity that fuels his work, and the upside of letting romance lead the way. Read interview here.

The Place|California’s Central Coast
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T Magazine, The New York Times Style Magazine, has a wonderful spread in its Travel Fall 2012 edition on California’s Central Coast. The four-parter, written by Tanvi Chheda,  introduces the young, talented winemakers (a few still under 30) pushing the boundaries of winemaking in more experimental Paso Robles, with acclaimed results, and showcases an array of Central Coast gems, from  inns and restaurants, to artisanal food you can sample right on the farm, to the slew of wineries and the local-centric restaurants that have sprouted up in the midst of the verdant farmland of the Central Coast. Read articles here.

What You Need To Know About Prop 37
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There’s a ballot initiative on California’s ballot this November called Prop 37 – California Right To Know. When it passes, it will give us the right to know whether the food we are buying contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This week on The ChalkboardJenni Kayne, the Los Angeles-based fashion designer and blogger talks about Prop 37 and what it means for Californians, and the role it plays in the conversation happening all across the nation about food safety and the right to know what’s in our food so we can make informed decisions about the health and safety of our families and the environment. For more information about Prop 37, visit Read article here.

The Latest Visual Magic From DJ/Singer-Songwriter Solange Knowles
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Solange Knowles’s My Damn Blog is a feast for the eyes — and for your wayfaring soul. It’s where the wife, mother, DJ, singer-songwriter, actress and model documents her soulful, earthy, globetrotting life, in pictures. Have the experience here.


PHOTOGRAPHY BY (top to bottom) ADRIAN GAUT for T Magazine, AYMAN OGHANNA for Mr. Porter The Journal, ADRIAN GAUT for T Magazine, Solange Knowles (Mood Board featuring works by MICKALENE THOMAS, DANIELE TAMAGNI, MALIK SIDIBE’) via My Damn Blog

PAULA PURYEAR is a Lawyer, Film & Television writer, HuffPoster and Founder of Revel In It Mag.

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