We had the good fortune of connecting with Brent Moon and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brent, what matters most to you?
Just believe. If you don’t believe in something magical in this world, then you might spend your life with out wonder. Magic is nothing more than changing realty through belief. The magician performs their illusions by making the audience suspend their notion of possible, if only for a moment. In that moment there’s wonder. Believe. There is still adventure and possibility in this world and so much Hope.
What should our readers know about your business?
I want to show an example of an imperfect person doing the best they can when they can. Progress not perfection. Wabi on Rose is this Nexus where people can come together and suspend their reality, if only for a moment. Its a beautiful venue, but what is the most lovely aspect are the humans that work here. Guests fall in love here, Guests connect here. I was taught you build a restaurant one friend at a time. A hug and a hand shake. A wink and a smile. When have you been really seen last? When has a stranger told you how great your hair is, because it looks really good that day? Has someone ever just come up to you and handed you a gift with a genuine smile and an Honest interest in just simply making your moment better? Those questions are why I’m in this industry. If I’m able to just change Someone’s mind, for one instant then maybe a little wonder can creep in and a ripple effect of some common good can flow. I’ve learned to receive from every human I’ve interacted with. I’ve made horrible mistakes in my life. I’m 2 years 1 month and 4 days sober as of today. Accepting sadness with the same love as I accept happy is something I’m not great at, but i keep trying. You need to keep trying too.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
California is so diverse. its literally like living in OZ. Coming from a guy born in Wichita Kansas, I feel I can accurately make that comparison. we’d go to Catalina Island for a couple days, Go to the spa on the island, have a proper diner breakfast. Its amazing in a sleepy town kind of way. Santa Monica and Venice offer so much life and culture to the west side. We would drive up PCH towards Ventura because mountains leading to the sea is a breathtaking view. Lunch at The window on Rose, Dinner at Wabi or Felix . roof top sunsets at the Erwin. Basically this is the exact plan I took my mom when she came.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Dedicated to My Mama, My brother, My sister, my sisters wife, my sponsor,