Natalie Hekmat had been working for years to open her natural wine shop, bar and restaurant. During that time she found a spot in Los Angeles’ burgeoning Virgil Village neighborhood, and curated a collection of more than 400 wines from the United States, Europe and beyond. What she couldn’t have planned for was a global pandemic. Despite that epic hurdle, Natalie forged ahead and opened the doors to Voodoo Vin this summer. Adapting to the new reality of the world, she put the bar and restaurant portion on hold and pivoted Voodoo Vin to a robust online, curbside pickup and delivery shop serving thirsty homebound Angelenos. 

Back in the summer of 2017 we met up with electric pop songstress, Julietta. She played some killer new music for us, talked about growing up in NYC and told us her mother’s Sicilian cooking was tops in the Big Apple. (No jarred sauces, y’all.) Since then, Julietta’s decamped for Los Angeles where she’s still making music. We hear she’s working on a new EP, and she just very recently dropped the vibey single,  “Ghosted for the Beach”Snacky Tunes: Music is the Main Ingredient, Chefs and Their Music (Phaidon), is now on shelves at bookstores around the world. It features 77 of the world’s top chefs who share personal stories of how music has been an important, integral force in their lives. The chefs also give personal recipes and curated playlists too. It’s an anthology of memories, meals and mixtapes. Pick up your copy by ordering directly from Phaidon, or by visiting your local independent bookstore. Visit our site, www.snackytunes.com for more info and tour dates.

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