We had the good fortune of connecting with Amir Rezai and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Amir, what can you share with us about your relationship with your siblings? How has it evolved over time?
As a child I had several years of getting all the attention. This changed swiftly when my sister Sanaz was born and we fled the war in Iran and moved to Austria. She quickly became the one getting all of the attention as the baby of the house. We often fought because of our polar opposite personalities. She was a hard worker and naturally talented. I on the other hand, tried to find short cuts and preferred the easy road. At a young age, she became a piano prodigy. I admired her so much for her hard work and was proud of her, but didn’t know how to shine in my own light and find my own way. However, that very talent of hers, music, is actually what drew us closer together. Somewhere in between fighting and arguing we found a common ground through our shared loved of music. It is something we share to this day. As I got older, matured and found my own way through life, I began to feel less jealous and more proud of her and all that she has accomplished. I found myself bragging about my sister, the amazing piano prodigy, to anyone that would listen. I continue to brag. Once I became a father to all girls, my appreciation for the strong, independent and amazing woman my sister is only increased. I use her as an example for my girls as a woman who has achieved so much on her own terms and remained true to herself. I am so lucky to have her as their Aunt and a role model for being who you want to be in the world. Now I look forward to our hours of conversations that include day to day stuff, amazing memories and new music. For two people that at one time couldn’t seem to agree on much, we now see eye to eye on most things and most importantly our taste in music 😉 I look forward to sharing many more Spotify playlists with one another. My sister just had her first son and now I couldn’t be more excited to tell my nephew all about his amazing Mom and share our playlists with him.

What should our readers know about your business?
We are a family run and operated business. The thing that makes us stand out the most is that we don’t try to compete with big online companies or franchises. We make sure what goes out for the world to see is representing us well. With 23 years experience in the industry we learned a thing or two and we can share it with our clients (if they want our opinion). Getting the individual attention regarding of the size of the job is what makes us who we are and creates a loyal client base.   

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Omg where do I start??? We start off on Friday night for dinner and drinks at Starlite. Afterwards, we head over to the gaslamp for a great speakeasy, Prohibition Lounge for more drinks and some great live music. Saturday for breakfast we go to the Cottage in La Jolla and walk off our delicious food at a simple hike in Torrey Pines. Lunch and a nice afternoon walk I would take them to Balboa park and have lunch and some beers at Panama 66 while sitting in the grass on picnic blankets and enjoying great art around us. At night we go out to North Park and do some karaoke at Redwing and grab a late night taco at The taco stand. Recovery Sunday before my friend leaves we have to head over to The Park house eatery in University Heights for my favorite brunch spot. Honestly I try to do this if my friends are visiting or not. Love this town!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My parents! They kept my sister and I from not drift far apart and made sure we are there for each other at our highs and lows in life.

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