All Together Now
Morning Coffee with Robbie and Sheila
I recently spent the morning with long time friends of the shop and fellow creatives Robbie Simon and Sheila Imandoust. We’ve known Robbie since college and Sheila since soon after that. Robbie is one of the first men to validate a statement we’re always making - that our pants are unisex! And Sheila is a proud OG Boob tote carrier.
The two of them relocated to Los Angeles from San Francisco almost 10 years ago and we’ve managed to stay in good touch.
This time around Robbie had just returned from a music festival in Paris (Paris, CA that is) and Sheila was working away on a deadline but we all made time for morning coffee in their home. I even managed to get them in their favorite Gravel & Gold gear for a couple snapshots...all before 10am.
My my, what productive adults we’ve become. I also tested out our new interview series All Together Now on them. Here goes!
1. Where do you live and how long have you been there?
We live in a neighborhood called Eagle Rock in Los Angeles. Robbie has been in LA for 8 years and Sheila for 6.
2. How did the two of you meet?
Sheila says we met at the Taqueria Cancun next to the Knockout before a show. Robbie doesn’t really remember but, in true SF style, we both had clocked one another prior to being formally introduced.
3. How do you spend your time individually?
Robbie enjoys working too much, taking his spoiled dog on three walks a day, gardening, and winding down with discogs. Sheila works on small scale clothing design, tries to read a lot, and trolls eBay for old clothes.
4. How do you spend your time together?
Due to Robbies successful conversion of Sheila into a proper NBA fan, we watch a lot of basketball together. At least this time of year. We also regularly take road trips, drink martinis at Colombo's, and make delicious pizzas at home.
5. How do you know Gravel & Gold?
It was that hippy spot next to Serrano’s Pizza and then Holly started working there. Years later, G&G gave Robbie his first art show for which he is still grateful. Sheila, an aspiring hippy, bought one of the early boob bags and still represents.