Live in the Grey is thrilled to have partnered with trailblazing fashion site Refinery29 to co-host a salon dinner Tuesday night at one of Austin, Texas’ hottest restaurants, Uchiko. The evening was filled with stimulating conversation on following your passions, embracing risk, and what it truly means to live in the grey.

Uchiko_NW_32 Guests getting to know one another before being seated.

UchiTalk Tyson Cole (right) speaks to guests.

Uchiko Co-owner and Executive Chef, Tyson Cole welcomes guests and speaks on his inspiration to follow his passion. He also shared how he’s built a culture of truly passionate employees at his restaurants saying, “People have to love their jobs and enjoy their work.”

Uchiko_NW_53 As a result the food was top notch.

Below, Refinery29 Co-Founder, Philippe Von Borries asks everyone around the room to confess the first music concert they ever attended. It was an excellent conversation starter!
Each guest received a reversible FEED 1 bag in support of Lauren Bush Lauren’s mission to feed the children of the world. The purchase of each bag provides school meals to 1 child for 1 year.

Uchiko_NW_51 Live in the Grey Co-Founder, Maneesh K. Goyal (center) in deep conversation with a guest

Uchiko_NW_73 Sarah Hooper (left) West Coast Director, MKG and Guia Golden of Refinery29.

Uchiko_NW_58The conversation was too exciting to stay seated all night. (pictured) Adam Alpert of 4AM DJs

We’d like to thank our incredible co-hosts, Refinery29 and all of YOU for following LITG on our journey as we continue to grow and spread our philosophy that you can blend your personal and professional passions, work on things that you love to make money, and live your own way… in the grey.

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[Images: Nina Westervelt]

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