It's no secret San Diego has the best weather. Each month we ask one of our favorite San Diegans:

What else makes this city great?

Miki Iwasaki

Artist, designer, educator ,
Live: Sherman Heights
Work: Barrio Logan
How Long: 9 years

Where did you grow up?  Grew up in Redondo Beach, CA. Back then, it was what some parts of Ocean Beach and Mission Beach feel like now…laid back beach community.

What brought you to San Diego?  I moved to SD from NYC in 2005, my girlfriend at the time (and now wife) and I were looking for a change of life. While doing some soul searching in Bali, my wife found a job here and we decided to give SD a shot. We fell in love with it and decided to settle down here. We got married on Sunset Cliffs in 2010.

Besides the weather, why do you continue to call San Diego home? San Diego has a lot of opportunity and it’s not over saturated with layers of sociopolitical history. I believe that as a creative person you have lots of freedom here, but like anywhere else, it takes a strong vision and hard work.