With A Name Like Prada, He's Got To Be Good


We've been watching this man's eyebrows for some time now.  He's been tagging us on our Instagram account (instinctmagazine) and we LOVE IT!

So we reached out to @gprada - Giovanni Prada by dropping him a quick message on his Insta and to our happiness, he picked up, even though he was packing for a trip to Hawaii. 

Instinct:  Ooh! Fun!  Hawaii! Okay, we'll make this first chat quick ... Explain that milk man costume ... and the milk doesn't look like milk. 

Giovanni: Adam, milk does the body good. and so does the milkman ... and I may have put a little Bailey's in my milk so I can share at the Halloween party.




Got Milk?

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Nice, speaking of liquids, is Veuve in your blood? They giving you free sh..stuff yet?

Haha, there's never a bad time to have a glass of Veuve. They also know how to throw a fashionable party.  Ever been?

I have not, no. I need to make time for one. 




The scene is hot hot hot!! #VCPoloClassic

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Veuvin’ my ass off! #VCPoloClassic

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What's the CrossFit stat you are most proud of?

I'm most proud of my 405 pound squat and my 36:32 minute Murph. 



I don't want to take up too much of your time, but you have some hypnotic eyebrows. Are you a single gay man or are you just into having cats sit on your bum, an unknown/unnamed fetish.

I'm happily married 8 years now and he cats... I don't know.  Maybe there's a natural attraction to my bum.  Must be the squats. 




Found a kitty on my booty #catdad

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#kitty #bffs

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Haha.  Congrats. And Boo!  He better pay homage to those brows. One final text. What's the occasion for the trip to Hawaii and where is either your favorite place to vacation or your most epic vacation?

Hawaii has some great surf and can't beat the island life. It's a nice escape during the hectic holidays.  Epic? I prefer a quiet meditation retreat alone. You know, some me time. 




Dreamin’ of being back in #Mexico today. Papa needs a margarita

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The pic of you in the glasses, is that your husband?

I think my husband married me just for my eyes, lol.  Yeah, that's Ryan.




My #WCW goes to @ryan.giffen Hahahha JK! Gotta keep it light to stay together almost nine years.

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Haha. Nice. Last question. What is your favorite pic on your Insta?

Lol, does video count?  I crack myself up with my flossing dance video in PV. I may have been a little tipsy.

OMG. I was so posting that one no matter what you said.  It's hilarious. And shows off your hips. 

Colombian hips don't lie.

Hips are Colombian ... what part of you is Italian?

*shh and wink emoji*





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We actually chatted a little more and I concluded with wishing him a great holiday season.  Surf, husband, and Hawaii, we're sure he will be just fine.

Making new friends through Instagram, it can be done.


Hawaii: B&B Owner Loses LGBTQ Discrimination Case - Again

In 2007, Diane Cervelli and Taeko Bufford of Long Beach, California, traveled to the Aloha state to visit a friend who had just given birth.

The child apparently was having some health issues at the time, so the couple decided to seek accommodations nearby. The closest option was The Aloha Bed & Breakfast.

But when the couple called Phyllis Young, owner of The Aloha B&B in Honolulu’s Hawaii Kai area, Young told the couple same-sex relationships are "detestable" and “defile our land.

Hawaii’s public accommodation law specifically bans establishments that provide lodging to transient guests from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, disability and sex —including gender identity or expression.

Later that year, Cervilli and Bufford filed a complaint with Hawaii’s Civil Rights Commission. 

Although Young asserted she had the right to discriminate since her business was in her home, the commission determined Young had openly discriminated against the couple.

Cervilli and Bufford consequently filed a lawsuit against Young in 2011.

In 2013, a Hawaii First Circuit Court judge ruled that Young had violated the state’s public accommodation laws and ordered her to stop discriminating.

Young appealed the decision and in February of this year, the Intermediate Court of Appeals affirmed the lower court ruling.

In a last ditch effort, the B&B owner asked the state’s Supreme Court to review the case. The high court declined to do so, and effectively affirming the lower court ruling that Young had discriminated.

Earlier this year, Bufford told QVoiceNews, “I can’t tell you how much it hurt to be essentially told, ‘we don’t do business with your kind.’ It still stings to this day.”

“We thought the days when business owners would say ‘We’re open to the public – but not to you’ was a thing of the past,” she added. “You don’t have to change your beliefs,” she said, “but you do have to follow the law just as everyone else does.”

Lambda Legal Senior Attorney Peter Renn hailed the decision saying in a statement

“In letting the existing decision stand, Hawai‘i today joined a long line of states across the country that understand how pernicious and damaging a religious license to discriminate would be.”

“In fact, since the U.S. Supreme Court’s narrow ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop in early June, three state courts – in Arizona, Oregon and now Hawai`i – have either ruled against or refused to review rulings against business owners who have claimed religious justifications to discriminate.”