My name is pronounced "Fun-Fun,'' like you are having fun twice! I am an emerging multi-disciplinary food artist that explores identity, feminism, and activism under a provocative lens of sensuality, pop culture and comedy to nourish and uplift underrepresented communities.
As a resourceful creative with a proven track record of successfully building a multitude of diverse projects from the ground up, I have never been afraid to take on projects outside my area of expertise. My ever-evolving curiosity, knack for highly visual, creative innovation and compelling communication skills are a direct result of my ongoing, and intimate participation in culture.
My experience is anything but the status quo. I most recently won an artist grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts for a large-scale public sculpture for the city of Tucson. I bootstrapped and designed a womenswear label featured in Vogue and WWD. I independently produce video, events, creative business strategy, and art with NYC’s up and coming cultural tastemakers in my multimedia project Ciao Downtown. I shaped NYC nightlife hosting and DJing a weekly themed party deemed “Best New Party” by Paper and Time Out magazines. I single-handedly produced a 3-million dollar annual VIP experience consulting for celebrity and elite clientele at some of the most prestigious fashion houses such as Saint Laurent, Celine, and Rick Owens. I created a best-selling culinary program while also training and managing teams as the executive chef at a trendy vegan restaurant in downtown Manhattan. To put it simply, I am a multi-hyphenate.
Actively contributing to contemporary culture naturally forms genuine connections that define outstanding creative innovation and inspiration. My deep bond to the creative community has allowed me to work from a point where narrative leads to impactful communication and enduring relationships. Transforming the ordinary into extraordinary is the reason for my 15 years of success in the luxury and creative industry.
Healthy hedonism. To reinvent the idea of healthy as a recipe for pleasure.
We believe that sensuality is the main ingredient for leading a healthy life. Ciao Downtown is a resource for a more diverse educational yet playful narrative around eating that aims to nourish and empower. By creating provocative, educational, inspirational videos and events, we strive to challenge the conventions of wellness culture quite literally through our tongue and cheeks.