If you really love travel and culture, I’ve got a message for you this holiday season that I hope you will share with others.
It wasn’t because there was any particular pride in a culture that was behind our start. But, rather, the opposite.
We started in 2015 to give folks a platform to cultivate a sense of understanding, empathy, and love by experiencing them all—led by our local partners and HUNDREDS of member travel enthusiasts in Austin, NYC, DC and growing.
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As we start the holiday season, in a time when our immigrants and their cultures have been alienated when they should be embraced for the perspective they have brought for over two hundred years, this message of LOVE is important.
Because in actuality, culture is a beautiful illusion.
Why? Because it is something that we perceive with our senses so that it’s only a reflection of people and places.
The smell and taste of food.
The sights of travel.
The sound of music.
Think about it. It’s all just a reflection of the person or people who created it and the place that adopted it.
There are nearly 200 nations but over 6,000 organized cultures worldwide. In the U.S., we are fortunate to get a “taste” for nearly all of them, I’m willing to bet.
How often do we really get to know the person or place intimately—in a way that’s beyond our own perception of it? I mean, how often do we perceive with our mind and heart what culture is trying to tell us about people and places through these reflections of food, drink, music and more.
When we read a book, a blog or watch a show about a country, its great, but we still absorb and translate it OUR way because it’s handed down through a secondary resource, whether that be a blogger or a friend.
But what if we learned from the source? From someone who is a first hand expert in the culture.
That’s why we see international restaurant owners, boutique curators, musicians, and other artisans in our backyards and their craft as the ultimate resource at MezzeCulture—immigrants and representatives of the world at our fingertips.
We are a community of travel enthusiasts who come together at our pop up events hosted by these local partners who share a unique cultural narrative through their craft—to encourage those half of Americans without passports to travel and those who have to do more of it.
If you choose to subscribe, I thank YOU from my heart for being a part of US.
If you identify with our message this holiday season, please do share us with your friends in Austin, Washington DC, New York, and even Miami, Houston, and San Francisco where we will grow soon.
And please don’t forget to subscribe your email for invites to our exclusive events and check out our upcoming list.
MezzeCulture is the sister event company of Mezze Weekly Magazine.