#eyeADVENTURE | The Phoenix Zoo & Ear Hustling Monkeys


 "Hey do you want to go to the zoo?" Of course I say yes! Fatima, better known as the future veterinarian and the coolest little sister on the planet (yes, Asia, Kris, Bril,and Lorenzo; I'm claiming her too) made sure I got a little Sahara while back in Phoenix. It was 108 degrees so it was only right we made our way to see the beautiful animals and exquisite cacti.


  Besides sweating crazy and thinking about what were were going to eat after, it was a wonderful experience.

Check out a few photos below.  




#eyeADVENTURE | Five +1 Things You Missed At The Set 40oz Bounce Nashville Edition


No, really, as we get ready for the next one it's only right you know how it went down at the One-Year Anniversary of The Set. Responsible for curating house party, yet organized dope vibes, The Set has been putting together various themed parties that have made lovers of Hip-Hop really appreciate having a place to let it all out on the dance floor, take cool pictures to capture the moment, enjoy live art, great settings and to just be.

To celebrate one full year of good times, Protect The Culture turned it up a notch and collaborated with my fellow New Yorker, 40oz Van for The Set 40oz Bounce Nashville Edition and it turned out to be something quite special. Not wanting to rub it in your face we minimized the list of good times to the five ehh, six things you missed. Check them out below

And make sure you don't miss the next Set, September 16. 

  1. One of the best performances from Alocodaman I've ever seen (which 40oz Van got on staged and captured it on Snapchat)
  2. A completely sold out venue of 540 when the capacity calls for 500
  3. One of the most innovative photobooth designs from @idreaminblueray (2 Life sized, personalized Set 40s)
  4. Kamiayah's DJ... Ohso.... I mean she's DJ OHSO and a woman of dopeness. Such a great vibe with her was felt
  5. A true celebration of Nashville's hidden gem... Being in attendance literally made you capture the feeling of what it means to be 2 Live From the Set

Thanks D'llisha for sharing your favorite moments! This was a certified #eyeADVENTURE


#eyeADVENTURE | How The Nashville Flea Market Became The Most LIT Place


No really, from  my Adventure tee going from the light olive green to a dark green because it was drenched with my sweat to stepping in a huge puddle twice (with my Jellies) it was worth it. 

But the Nashville Flea Market was pretty exciting (washed statement)! Although I didn't find my succulients I did get manage to get Fittonias and Caladiums, which are beautiful! They just so happen to match the PEACHES Adventure Tee. It really became an adventure when Elliott and Reci met up with me, they finally got to see their work in print via the EYEPISSGLITTER look book.


I also managed to cop some dope records, one in particular caught my eye right away. The O'Jays Familt Reunion; my GRANDPA would play this song some mornings driving me to the train. I played it this morning and the warm crisp sounds made me think of all those good times together, yes I'm shedding a tear as I write this, but good tears. I miss him so much. Ok, this is getting teary but yes. Nice to have some good music on vinyl. Then I had to get Aunt Tina Turner and Janet, the artwork is amazing plus this is the album with Pleasure Principle.