Gjournals is a combination of long and short form stories, poems, photos, illustrations, songs, and videos that represent the melting pot that is of the 400 strong Gjelina Group crew, our vendors, the customers who frequent our spaces locally and from afar, and the friends and mentors we meet along our way.

Gjournals is a space where contributors share stories around the subjects of farming practices, seasonal eating, community, and social justice. Our goal with Gjournals is to establish interconnectivity with the reader to the communities, food, and practices that shape the Gjelina Group.

We're excited to send you three posts a week. 

Every Tuesday and Thursday, expect a piece of our Gjelina Group community in your inbox: a Family Meal recipe, what we're listening to in the kitchens, a Q&A with one of Gjusta Goods' vendors, or how we advocate for a stronger, more equitable food system.  

On Saturdays, we will send paid subscribers our Gjelina Group Goes to the Market Feature, where we highlight the best of what’s in season and the farmers and families that harvest our food. Our beverage director will also share his favorite wine that week and what makes it so unique.

Paid subscribers will also have access to any recipes that come along with Tuesdays and Thursdays posts. Founding members will receive all content, plus an exclusive Gjelina Group hat shipped to their door.

All proceeds from Gjournals subscriptions will go directly to The Gjelina Group Foundation, a 501c3 registered public charity dedicated to uplifting communities through the support of programs committed to food, farming, arts, and environmental sustainability.

Gjournals encapsulates aspects of our past, our now, and our future. Thank you for joining along the route, never perfect, always us.

GTA and Gjelina, photo by Marina Moawad

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Our past, our now, our future.


Our past, our now, our future.
Shelley Kleyn Armistead is a partner and the CEO of the Gjelina Group. Engaged in all aspects of the creation and operation of many forms of hospitality. Mother of two incredible boys.
I produce music through my record label Prizefight Records. @prizefightrecords.com My art and photography can be viewed @robertschwan.com I am on the board of the Sequoia Parks Conservancy and a Volunteer at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Love bringing joy and enlightenment to people.
GJelina original vintage 2008. Henry makes wine, loves to write, loves his wife and two girls and recently discovered the magic of suckling pig.
Max grew up hating food, but ever since his brother made them fresh pasta when they were teens, he’s been in love. He decided along the way that he didn’t want to be a chef and instead to make a career out of being a food nerd… whatever that means.
Abdallah is a hospitality consultant (w/ a focus on training & wage models) based in Los Angeles. She owned barcito in DTLA for six years, where she made headlines for implementing a no-tipping policy.
Brass player and percussionist in Los Angeles CA.