Lauren Malamala (known to most as “Mala”) is a singer, songwriter, and pianist. Originally from Hawaii, she grew up in Bellevue, WA and lived in London for four years before taking the NYC plunge. After six years living on the Upper East Side, Lauren is currently taking a “sabbatical” back in Bellevue.
An avid multi-tasker, Lauren is the marketing director and a contributing writer to a luxury magazine, and has her own blog at Halela & 5th. In terms of non-work-related interests, Lauren loves international travel, sports, “scary movie nights” with her BFFs, rooftop bars, museums, staying out past 4 a.m. and all things shiny.
Eric Barao is originally from Manila, Philippines. He moved to New York City in 2014 with his wife Liv and their daughter Demelza. Photography is Eric’s passion. He loves shooting street photos, events, travels, landscapes, candid portraits, and anything he finds interesting. He believes photography is a language that can be expressed without saying or doing anything. “It doesn’t matter how good your camera is, it is the artistic eye that captures the slice of life.” Eric is available for photo assignments. See his work on Flickr. Or contact him – ericbaraophoto at gmail dot com.