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Emillio Mesa
Emillio Mesa was born in the Dominican Republic and was raised in New York City. For the past 12 years he’s worked as an events planner/producer for corporate, luxury goods and socials, in addition to opening three hotels in New York City and working as a chief concierge. He’s been profiled in Vogue, The New York Observer, BizBash, Club Systems International and IN NY Magazine. Most recently he moved to San Francisco where he will continue to write his memoir, more essays-while developing a TV show based on "The Art of Hospitality" and his website. His work has appeared in The New York Times, New York Press and

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The Weight of My Father

(13) Comments | Posted September 24, 2013 | 3:00 PM

Alone in my father's apartment, I began to dig through his desk drawers, his closet and even under his bed -- in hopes of getting to know him. In his closet the mixture of musk and menthol cigarettes permeated everything. For the first time, I felt close to him. My...

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