We had the good fortune of connecting with Desmond Edson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Desmond, let’s talk legacy – what do you want yours to be?
I want to be remembered as someone that turned any situation into a positive one. From Worldwide Bartending Expeditions, to solidifying myself as a Beverage Tycoon, to being a Political Leader and bringing the community together while creating safe places to express/enjoyment. Also establishing my brand to grow into more than drinks but as a lifestyle. I want my life to be a happy one, as a child imagines being surrounded by friends & family this is how my mind imagines leaving my family example as just enjoying every moment you have. I want people to remember a inspiring tale about drinks, adventure, love and happiness everything else is just a plus.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
DrinksByDez is a fully operational freelance bartending company, which servers to curate diverse people, vibes and customized cocktails under one roof for the ultimate experience. This current drink collection is a testament to where I have been and to where I am going with infusing my roots as a Nigerian and my love for a well made cocktail. Featuring popular spirits and keen ways on how to bring out the best flavor. I am most proud of the new relationships that I have made from across the globe and excited about what the future holds. Though it was not easy at all I believed I overcame my challenges by trusting in my path, and not hesitating. I learned that hard work is an understatement and that you have to think it then find ways to create it. I want the world to know, that nothing is written in stone for anyone, at the age of 14 I didn’t have a mother or a father, but just my friends and peers to help guide me to the straightest path I could imagine, If it wasn’t for the people god gravitated around me I would be on a completely different path, so I’m grateful because iron sharpens iron, and I plan to hang with the sharpest

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Monday- Downtown LA Little Damage Ice Cream
Elysian Park
Tuesday – Koreatown
Wednesday- Pico Union
Happy Taco
The Association
Friday – West Hollywood
The Phoenix
Saturday- Santa Monica
Lock & Key

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Yeah honestly everyone that’s rocking with me and supporting me since I’ve started is truly appreciated. My Brother : Laurent gave me the idea to do something with my talent and turned it into a business, My Brother Julius painted the imagery in my mind to move to Los Angeles. My Brother Fletcher showed me the ropes in LA and helped me get accustomed. My Bussiness Partner Tyler helps with all the logistics of the business. I have to many people to thank honestly my sister Joann, so much support from my friends and family I’m truly blessed and forever grateful

Website: Drinksbydez.com

Instagram: DrinksBydez

Linkedin: Desmond J. Edson

Twitter: Dezzydez0302

Facebook: Dezmond Edson

Yelp: https://m.yelp.com/biz/drinks-by-dez-los-angeles

Youtube: Drinksbydez

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