We had the good fortune of connecting with Matthew Schildkret and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Matthew, what role has risk played in your life or career?
The risk of living everyday… That’s something isn’t it? My life, my career, why even label them? Where do you live? Where do your co-workers live? Who do your kids go to school with? When I look inside myself about the risks I take, within the circles that I roam? Sometimes the risks are bodily, sometimes they are romantic. The risk in what I do, is what I do. I have been making scarfs, ascots, shawls, bandanas, pocket squares, and handkerchiefs since 2012. I’d define the decision to go from the Obama White House to making scarves in Venice Beach a huge ‘Life’ risk. Life is meant to be lived, shared, loved, created. I live to create. Any time I make a choice I create my reality. Late Sunday Afternoon is my reality. The more work I do on myself, inside myself and outside myself, the more I am able to learn from the risks I take. The magic of creativity in of itself is risky. The feelings associated with risk are what generates art, Coming into Late Sunday Afternoon is an expression of risk. The risk that you will open to whats not right in front of you. Kindness.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Connection. I change what I do with each person based on their capacity for connection. Late Sunday Afternoon is a vortex that will mirror your inner ability to be open and kind. Everything we make we knot and bless to love, happiness, adventure, and mystery. We tell people we blessed this for you so you can learn to bless yourself. How you speak to yourself is how you show up in your world. What I choose to create is connection. My work centers around people being generous with themselves and others.
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?
Day 1: We would clearly go to Late Sunday Afternoon for a shop and hang. Probably order Superba to go and eat behind the shop. After that we would light up a joint and do a fun dog walk through the Venice walk streets. Night time would include a outdoor dinner at my place in Venice with a fire and wine. Day2: Road trip to in Joshua Tree with a stay at the Airbnb: Mojave Sol: a bohemian spa/stay. Early morning visits to the park. Followed by night time dance parties under the stars and moon. Day 3: JT – Yummy breakfast feast followed by a tour of Joshua Tree Day 4: Come back to Venice. Hangout at the beach and eat Great White! Night time Pizza from Pissaro. Day 5: Breakfast from Gjousta to go and a Temescal Canyon Hike. Lunch to go from Wexlers. Nap, Dinner from Wacky Wok and Netflix. Day 6: Morning Tennis game at Penmar Park. Breakfast at home that we get from Erewhon. We go downtown to the fabric market for a tour. Late lunch from Mizlala. Quiet dinner with a fire. Day 7: Lazy day boat ride around the bay. Nice lunch from the Window. Shalom!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Plant Medicine, Psychologists, Everyone and Everything that provides food and sustenance.
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