Two. Maria Sharapova.
If you know me well, you know that I started playing tennis competitively on the circuit when I was seven years old — the tennis court is home. So yeah this was a treat, and I had the utmost privilege attending Maria Sharapova’s Nike LA Cortez Launch Party. Maria designed a shoe in collaboration with Nike inspired by the West Coast sunset nudes of California.
I don’t normally post this kind of material, but I’m making an exception. Long story short, I grew up and spent a lot of hours playing a heck of a lot of tennis on these courts at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. It’s been a minute, but it was so nice to be back again in the hot desert, surrounded by palm trees watching friends and peers do their thing.