Carren's Pitch

Life by Design

When people make use of a space for their own purposes, you know you've got success on your hands. Every morning, a group of smart folks have taken to having coffee by the LA river even on a weekday. It's a recipe for sanity and serenity. :)

Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by:  Yosuke Kitazawa
Published: 04 Feb 2015, KCET

Waking up in the morning can be abhorrent, especially if you're startled out of bed every morning by the sound of an angry alarm, which then triggers a mindless sequence of getting to work. But it doesn't have to be that way.

Each Wednesday morning from 7 a.m. until about 9 a.m., coffee enthusiasts and cyclists gather at the recently opened Sunnynook Park, a 3.4-acre park just north of the Glendale Hyperion bridge, to take some time out of time. In a Zen-like attempt to achieve a piece of sanity in a crazy, busy world, these early risers have committed themselves to be present in the moment, by the river. [read more]


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