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New Blogger On The Block: SMDLR

Our new blogger on the block is:

 Smdlr, curating coffee culture by Chermelle D. Edwards.

Why did you decide to start blogging?

I love coffee, coffee shops, culture and the intersection of the three in relation to forming universal community. In every part of the world coffee plays a part in culture. But, without the people to consume coffee, frequent a coffee shop and commune over coffee and other goods, the industry wouldn't exist. In conceiving smdlr, I looked for something to marry my love of the Arts - film, music, fashion, literature - and coffee was the connector. Every single thing that I love, I can find within the coffee shop. My aim is to document and curate it wherever I am.

When People come to your blog what will they find?

Monthly readers will find photo essays and articles documenting independent coffee shops and roasters. Weekly, they will find diverse photo essays of regulars who frequent coffee shops. Monday’s and Wednesday they’ll usually find fashion posts on style as it appears in coffee shops. Tuesday, they will find a curated mixtape of songs played in coffee shops. Thursday, they’ll experience art currently exhibited in a coffee shop from within the U.S. or abroad accompanied by an interview with the artist. Friday, on the sites blog, they’ll find a “culture news” post informing them of events occurring in coffee shops. Given that Saturday many like to sit and sip coffee as a leisure activity on the weekends, Saturday’s post named (siplipSaturday) aims to direct readers to a sound (new , underground or vintage) that smdlr imagines playing in a coffee shop on a Saturday. Bi-Monthly on Sunday’s they can travel virtually with smdlr on a coffee crawl – visiting three coffee shops within walking distance in specific neighborhood sampling coffee and culture from three points of view. Lastly, readers can always hit the coffeetography tab, for a running tumblrlog of regulars and smdlr’s impromptu meetings and subsequent documentation.

What is the promise that you make to people who visit your blog?

I promise to be a curator of independent coffee culture. I promise to show you the face of the people - who are just like you and I, looking to connect with others. I promise to document what I feel is an independent revolution through the epicenter of the coffee shop – the coffee shop as a cultural institution, the roasters and farmers behind the beans, the fashion in coffee shop culture, the music played in coffee shops, the art on the walls of coffee shops and the people who keep these spaces alive. I promise to be my authentic self and to share my journeys through conversation and coffee with readers every time they visit. Ultimately, I promise to be me.

Who are your blogging inspirations or heroes?

The blogs that inspire me are lecoil.tumblr,, karlas closet, guerreisms, the wild honey pie, the coveted, swagger New York, jak and jill, wit and delight, my damn blog, and many more.

SMDLR'sTop Three Blog Posts:

Feature : Sweetleaf LIC

Art : Tommy Yoon : Los Angeles, DripLA

Music: siplipSaturday : 19 on six with a side of sig

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