About Us

Mission

Journey 33 is a travel journal geared towards travelers seeking a more authentic experience. It is a fresh and tailored site offering a variety of information with good taste and local findings.

Contributors

All contributors for Journey 33 were chosen by the founder of the site, Lisa Rosas. These are people in the know that were born in, traveled frequently to, or now live in the city they are providing information about. These creative insiders seek to find local places that will feed their own and others highest desires: from great hotels, good food, local shops and spas. These contributors have the taste level to recommend a variety of places to fill one’s needs.

Lisa Rosas

Lisa Rosas

Los Angeles

Owner of fashion showroom: em Productions & Owner of Journey33 travel site.

Favorite Places Traveled: Thailand, Cuba, Belize, Morocco, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Paris, Prague, Sweden, Belgium, San Miguel, Mexico, Death Valley, Big Sur.
Inspirations: Travel, Art, Dance, Architecture, Nature, Literature, Poetry, Documentaries, Biographies.
What travel has brought to my life: Culture, Friends, Adventure, History, Knowledge, Excitement, Joy, Bliss, Peace.

Lisa grew up in Los Angeles, CA. She also lived in Switzerland, Boston and New York. Upon her return to CA in 1998 she continued her work in the fashion industry as well as exploring her excitement for traveling and writing. An adventurer at heart, Lisa enjoyed the many places to explore on this earth for their cultures, cuisine, history, art, architecture, friends and new experiences. In 2001 she began em Productions in Los Angeles: at the time a production and press showroom for emerging fashion designers. She then expanded the Co to New York and a sales showroom. Work also gave her the pleasure to travel to Paris, Tokyo, London and several states in the US.

In 2009, after researching several publications and travel sites, Lisa found a niche for a missing link: one that offers a variety of tasteful options covering a mix of prices and demographics. So she decided to launch her own site including creative insiders from an array of cities to contribute with their expertise on hotels, food, shops, art and spas. In 2010 Journey 33 launches as an exciting venture to fulfill the needs of travelers that want a more authentic experience. Wether being a family, couple or single with a price range from low, moderate to high, one will find the information to fulfill their needs if looking for a tasteful experience.

Lisa resides in Silverlake with her husband, daughter and son. Lisa and her husband Paulo have completed their first book: Beauty Unwound: his photos in natural habitats and her poetry.

Anika Poitier

Anika Poitier

Los Angeles

Filmmaker and Jewelry Designer

Inspirations: Laughter, good food, travel, lazy days, my dogs, my friends
Places traveled: Paris, Venice, Bahamas, St. Tropez, Lake Como, London, Porto Chervo Sardinia, Greece, Hong Kong, Monaco, Mexico, Hawaii, Switzerland, Vancouver, Toronto, Madrid, Tunisia.

Corinne Grassini

Corinne Grassini

Los Angeles

Founder/Owner/Designer for Society for Rational Dress

Favorite places: Peru
Inspirations: Postmodern architecture, Brutalist art, a good cup of coffee, Japanese tree houses, my sisters.
Bio: In Los Angeles, it’s so easy to stay in a design bubble and never have to interact creatively with anyone that pushes my boundaries. When I travel, whether it’s just outside my studio door or 3000 miles away, I’m forced to confront other creativities and cultures that inspire me to no end.

Gabrielle Heyman

Gabrielle Heyman

Los Angeles

Online Media and Jewelry Design

Favorite places: Kauai, Sedona, NYC, Paris, Cuba, Belize
Inspirations: Love, Nature, Gems, my Husband and two dogs.
Bio: A native Los Angelina, Gabrielle resides in LA with her husband and two dogs. LA is a muse and a demon, a double edged sword. Dining at new and old haunts, discovering hidden gems, and exploring nature in the city are her favorite past times. By day she works in media at a large Internet Publisher, off the clock she is a jewelry designer and a repressed rocker. From the ocean to downtown, she finds her inspiration in hidden alcoves across the city. Though she was born and bred here, LA is a vast metropolis which continuously unfolds mysteriously and miraculously before her, and which she is unfailingly dedicated to.

Janet Levy

Janet Levy

Los Angeles

Gallery Owner and Curator

Favorite places: Seychelles, Canary Island, Guatemala, Mexico, Costa Rica, Switzerland, Barcelona, Greek Islands, Finland, Italy.
Inspirations: Art, sculpture and good Architecture, other cultures, yoga and new experiences.
Bio: Janet Levy grew up in Hermosa Beach, California has lived in San Francisco, New York and spent ten years in Switzerland living, working and making sculpture. Upon returning to the US, she was an advertising director for a lifestyle magazine for over seven years. In 2006, she founded See Line Gallery, an exhibition space dedicated to supporting the work of exceptional contemporary artists.

Kimberly Johnson

Kimberly Johnson

Los Angeles

Costumer/Stylist

Favorite places: India, Loas, Thailand, Vietnam, Paris, London, Bali.
Inspirations: Nature, Travel, Different Cultures, Fabric/Textiles, Art, Books, Food, Music.
Bio: Kim Johnson lives in Los Angeles where she works as a stylist and costumer for Film and Television. She is also a Certified Ayurvedic Specialist and loves cooking healing foods and practicing living a balanced and healthy life. Her greatest passion is traveling to distant countries to learn, grow and experience different cultures.

Paris Montoya

Paris Montoya

New York City

Music Management

Favorite places: New York City, Barcelona, Prague, Corsica, Greek Isles, Death Valley, Zion National Park, Redwoods National Forest, Arizona.
Inspirations: Music, food, nature, open hearts & minds.
Bio: I’ve been in the music industry since I started selling/trading live show bootlegs at age 16. For the past 7 years I’ve been in music management. I was raised in NYC and experienced all the variety that exists in just a few miles there. That influence coupled with parents that embraced travel has led me to continually wander and explore on my way through life, locally and globally. So now I seek out the unfamiliar, it keeps me engaged with the world and my own priorities. I’m inspired by the people and their traditions that foster these different worlds existing down the street or across the globe.

Paz Stark

Paz Stark

Los Angeles

Salon Owner

Favorite places: Guatemala, Brazil, Spain, Italy, Greece, France, England, Scotland and scattered states in the US.
Inspirations: My children, The Rolling Stones and a well crafted piece of fiction.
Bio: Paz Stark grew up in LA and still lives in LA. It’s smoggy and hot as heck, but she loves it. Paz spends most of her time enjoying the company of her son and daughter. In her rare spare moments she works as much as she can, answers the phone on occasion, shops online a lot, and fantasizes about being adventurous. In the past four years she has managed to travel to Brazil, New York, Israel, Austin, Kauai, Maui and Portland. Next month she is going to to Ecuador and is looking forward to watching the turtles and seals in the Galapogos Islands.

Yun Lingner

Yun Lingner

Seoul, Korea

Television Producer

Favorite places: Italy, tropical beach locations, NYC.
Inspirations: Documentaries, films, books, art, design, music, traveling.
Bio: Yun Lingner loves traveling and obsesses frequently over food. She’s partial to exploring urban cities and stylish beach locations over thrills or adventure-seeking. She’d choose a bowl of caccio e pepe in Rome, over trekking the Andes any day. She is a television producer that lives in Silverlake with her husband and son.

Danielle Levitt

Danielle Levitt

New York City

Photographer

Favorite places: Africa, Morocco, Costa Rica, Europe.
Bio: Born in California, I started taking photos after I stole my mothers 35mm Canon ( I was ten). Oh I loved it! I loved the way the camera looked, and how it felt to press the shutter release. By the time I was in Junior High School, the camera was just as much a part of me as my arm. I joined the yearbook and would shoot all of my friends doing their best model poses. It was clear, that I wanted nothing else than to become a photographer. When I could I moved to NY (rumor had it, that NY is where the photographers were, so I arrived with my best friend and some cheap luggage.) It took a few but I finally got my start, a street fashion column in the NY POST. It was the late 1990s so I found joys in capturing styles that varied from a single strap messenger bag look to a slip over pants ensemble.

Jose Ramon Reyes

Jose Ramon Reyes

New York City

Fashion Consultant

Favorite places: Dubrovnik, Cairo, Paris, Madrid, London, Mexico City.
Inspirations: Art, Music, Dance, Travel.
Bio: I own a fashion consulting firm REYES+partners advising retail and wholesale businesses. I enjoy experiencing different cultures, to be in a different country represents some sort of escape for me.

Rachel Spring

Rachel Spring

New York City

East Coast & International Sales Manager

Favorite places: New York City, Buenos Aires, Paris.
Inspirations: life, people, food, and travel.
Bio: Rachel Spring was born and raised in West Orange, New Jersey. In 2001, Rachel moved to Manhattan and attended The Fashion Institute of Technology, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising and Marketing. For the last three years, she has held the position of East Coast and International Sales Manager at eM Productions, a multi-line fashion showroom that represents emerging designers. Outside of work, Rachel is on the steering committee for 3G, a NY-based non-profit social organization for third generation children of Holocaust survivors. While Rachel is extremely passionate about her work and career, her personal interests include food, traveling, and wine. Rachel looks at the preparation of food as an art form and she enjoys traveling to different countries, discovering each country’s cuisine, as well as its history, art and culture.

Erin Katgely

Erin Katgely

San Francisco

Photographer & Owner of Chez Spencer Restaurant

Favorite places: Japan, Vietnam, China, Peru, Central America, Europe.
Inspirations: My family and friends.
Bio: I love to travel because I can shake off habits and routines of my daily life. To be in a position where nothing is familar is heaven. I can just be. I have learned more through traveling than I can explain. I have learned that the world is more than just me.