One of my favorite events this year was NextDayBetter+ORL.
Thank you to my bro, Julius Droolius Mayo Jr., who invited me to be part of this great food and culture event.
I had the chance to meet the whole team behind the event. This all-day event brought together amazing talents, creators, and artists.
The event also included delicious snacks/food and drink and was a great way for people to network. I invited my friends: Dave; Randy; Orlando, Mai Hiro Editor, Larnna, and her husband, Geno, to join this event.
The event was held in local venue called, “Envy Labs,” which many of you may know as a successful online platform for “Code School” (one of my former colleagues currently works there currently). This place is really cool and has a Google or Silicon Valley type environment and culture.
Lunch was provided by food truck chef, Clarito Macalalad of Curbside Chef. I really loved the Kalua Pig Plate!
It always feels good to give back to the community. I really appreciate all of the support and love. I gave away some swag to those who came and entered in a quick photo contest. Thank you to everyone for participating!
I was so excited to meet Varick Rosete, another talented artist. We have many mutual friends and were finally able to share our love of vinyl toys. I hope I get the opportunity to work with Varick soon.
Time for another break! Thanks to Jonjie Sibayan, owner of Pao Cafe located in Tampa, Florida, who brought us some great Philippines-inspired food, including some bars and coffee.
I truly enjoyed being part of this event. Thank you to the NBD ORL+ team for making all this happen. This event shows that there are great things happening right in our own backyard and that the goal is to inspire those around us.
I hope everyone can attend the event for 2016 because it’s going to be bigger and better!
For more information about the 2016 NextDay Better+ORL event, please check out:
Photos by: Larnna & Geno Thompson
Edited by: Larnna Thompson