ABOUT EDIZEN STOWELL: Business: VenicePaparazzi.com, VisitVeniceCa.com, HireVP.com, and KettlebellBoxing.com Community Involvement: Co-Founder of the Venice Art Crawl, Venice Chamber of Commerce board member, Venice Photographer, LAX Coastal Chamber member Describe yourself: Motivated, thankful, positive and hardworking. Family and health is important to me. Favorite activities? Boxing, running, skating,and playing ball with my dog Smithers and Gertrude. What organizations do you support? I support any organizations that protects the environment, animals and human rights. Define success: Living a life with no regrets or what ifs. Health and great relationships. Anything else you want to share about yourself to the world? -I won a National Amateur Women’s Boxing title. -I have a Business Degree and I majored in Marketing. -Alex and I have been married for almost 17 years. We met in Aug. 2000 in Venice at the Sandpit! Alex and Edizen Stowell MY FAVORITE THINGS IN VENICE! A yoga class at YAS Fitness Center Sat. or Sun. Brunch at James Beach. I look forward to their complimentary warm scones. Lounging and relaxing at High Rooftop Lounge. They have a 360 degree view of Venice/Los Angeles. Biking and skating the bike path. If you go north on the path you will head into Santa Monica and into Pacific Pallisades. Go south, and you can ride all the way from Marina Del Rey to the Palos Verdes peninsula (Tip: Once in Marina Del Rey there is a slight inland detour. Otherwise, the path runs 17 miles directly by the sand). Visit Jay’s Rentals on Windward and the Boardwalk. Running on the the beach. Tip: Keep an eye out for dolphins, pelicans and seals. So cool! Doing kettle bells and boxing at KettlebellBoxing.com Vanilla soy lattes and advocado shakes from the Cow’s End Cafe! Playing fetch with my dog Smithers at the Westminster Dog Park! Tip: Dogs prohibited on the Venice Boardwalk/ Ocean Front Walk 11 AM to 8pm Sat., Sun. & holidays memorial day through Labor Day. Happy hour at the Canal Club Acai bowls and the original Poke bowl from Poke-Poke on the Venice Boardwalk. So delicious! Walking the Venice Boardwalk. It is a great place to people watch. Really, who needs a T.V. The boardwalk is full of entertainment. On the east side of the boardwalk you can find Venice tees, fashion clothing, jewelry, furniture, etc. The west side of the boardwalk is dominated by artists from around the world that come to Venice to exhibit their works. It’s like an outdoor market where you can sometimes barter the costs of goods. Artists offer original sculptures, paintings, poetry, photographs and sketches, etc. You’ll find the neatest things in Venice, such as paintings on spoons, endearing poems on cardboard or recycled trash turned into art. Take a moment to enjoy a performance by one of the boardwalk performers . We have performers eating fire, walking on glass, singing, break dancing, standing on stilts while juggling very large knives, singing, playing instruments and more. As well, stop and take a moment to listen to the newest sounds and beats from one of our Local Venice Artists. Hanging out at the different neighborhoods in Venice! So many cool boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, bars, cafes, and more on Abbot Kinney Blvd, Washington Blvd, Lincoln Blvd and Rose Ave. Watching a sunset with my husband! During the summer the sun sets over the Santa Monica mountains while during the winter the sun sets over the sea, no matter what time you see it they are all breathtaking an event contain within thee. Check out Hotel Erwin’s rooftop high with 360 degree view of Venice and Los Angeles. It is like another world up there. Very beautiful Photographing Venice events! View my Venice event coverage on www.VenicePaparazzi.com. Need an event photographer or photo booth? www.HireVP.com for your next event! Just being in Venice is perfect!