Joshua Sam Miller, who splits his time between California and Berlin, is a musician, environmental activist, eco-preneur and immersive media producer. His most recent project, alongside production company Embodied Sounds, is “Sounds of the Ocean,” a multi-sensory immersive experience that connects people with life underwater for a meditation experience.
Fabulous People: Patrick Nguyen
Patrick Nguyen is the general manager of Ojai Burger, a Japanese-inspired burger joint specializing in tasty Wagyu burgers and fried chicken sandwiches. The fast-casual restaurant opened in Old Towne Orange this summer.
Fabulous People: Juan Lopez
After a 36-year tenure, Juan Lopez recently became the executive chef at Hilton Anaheim and now oversees its three restaurants and catering services. “Drawing on my Mexican heritage, I plan to incorporate many of the styles, flavors and techniques from my diverse culture at MIX Restaurant and MIX Lounge.”
Fabulous People: Kai Chase
For more than 20 years, Chef Kai Chase has cooked for the likes of President Barack Obama, Kevin Hart, Jamie Foxx and many others via her catering company, KC Foods. “After seeing my culinary creations resonate with my celebrity clientele, I was inspired to share my favorite flavors on a wider scale – prompting me to create Creations by Kai.”
Fabulous People: Nicholas Leitner
Indian Wells Golf Resort, the world-class Coachella Valley destination, just named Nicholas Leitner as its new director of agronomy. Celebrating its 36th anniversary in 2022, the resort features 36 holes of exceptional with The Celebrity and The Players layouts.
Fabulous People: Georges J. Daou
Georges J. Daou is the proprietor of Paso Robles-based DAOU Family Estates and PATRIMONY, both leaders within the luxury wine segment. “Our secret to what we do — making great wines — is rooted in precision, passion, extreme viticulture and the relentless pursuit of farming for flavor.”
Fabulous People: Maya Madsen
Maya Madsen is the founder and CEO of Maya’s Cookies, which opened in 2015 at farmer’s markets and now has two retail stores in San Diego (Grantville and North City). “As a vegan with a sweet tooth, I was motivated to craft recipes that fit the bill.”
Fabulous People: Sarah Wynn
Sarah Wynn is the co-founder and owner of Wynston’s Ice Cream, which opened in San Marcos’ North City in 2020. “We want to be the place where people come to celebrate birthdays, the winning game or simply spend some time together to enjoy a little handcrafted happiness.”
Fabulous People: Damian Doffo
Damian Doffo is the CEO and winemaker of Doffo Winery, a family-owned and -operated boutique winery with a focus on exquisite reds in Temecula. “We have intertwined our second passion of vintage motorcycles through our second wine brand, MotoDoffo.”
Fabulous People: Ben Farber
Ben Farber is the co-founder of Benny Boy Brewing, LA’s first brewery and cidery. “We produce onsite with a focus on Old World brewing and fermentation methods: only whole-flower hops, no filtering and natural carbonation.”