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Lauren Chu

Montauk, NY, United States

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Overview

  • 9 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Professional Musician, Graphic/Web ...
  • NYU Class of '09, BA in Anthropology
  • From Southern Pines, NC
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Our band Dan Bailey Tribe has recently been cast in a surf/travel/music show called BYOB: Bring Your Own Board, and have been filming in Puerto Rico, Hawaii and Costa Rica over the past few months! It's been a dream and we're on for quite a ride! Just arrived in LA and looking for hosts while we work on some recordings and surf. Won't be back in NY until it gets warm again!

ABOUT ME

I'm based in Montauk in the Hamptons but I travel as much as possible. I sing and play African percussion with the Tribe and we love taking our music to all corners of the world. Most recently played at Flow Fest in Hawaii, then Envision and Jungle Jam in Costa Rica.

Download some free music: www.danbaileytribe.com

I am an Island Adventuress, Surfista and Sun Chaser. I define my lifestyle as Gypset, (Gypsy+Jet Set) a concept by Julia Chaplin: "an emerging group of artists, musicians, fashion designers, surfers, and bon vivants€œ who lead semi-nomadic, unconventional lives." I interned with Julia and love my life in the Gypstream!

www.gypset.com

PHILOSOPHY

"Everything happens for the best for those who make the best out of everything that happens." -my personal philosophy

"A good guest is one that leaves a place better than they found it." -one my mom passed down to me

"Why can't we share, there's plenty there." "Don't just wait for your fate, create it." -lyrics from Don't Wait for Fate by Dan Bailey. The world is full of abundance! It's no Secret ;)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

Seasoned traveler and host.

Interests

riding my pet zebra, surfing warm waters, wine in the steam room, rooftop parties, making movies, dancing on carnival floats, jacuzzis and igloos in the alps, cycling wine tours, italian train rides, excavating prehistoric art, cliff diving, quads on islands, surfing until it's too dark to see the waves, ice fights, scuba diving with sea turtles, inventing new drinks, living in african palaces, riding camels in the rain, the kindness of moroccan cab drivers, impulse travel, flying over the rainbow, living in the jungle, foodie friends, amateur spelunking, outdoor showers, breakfast margaritas, mango groves, naked night surfing, swimming on horses through coral reefs, illegal fireworks, parade crashing, drum circles, fresh seafood cooked on beach bonfires, 1975 reserve champagne, thwarting pickpockets, befriending jungle babies, surfing lightning storms with dolphins, snowboarding in 80 degree sun, living in the pool house, making glorious brunches, banging on my African drums, singing with all my soul, learning new instruments, Bahamian castles with their own coral reefs, spearfishing with a Hawaiian sling, building tiki bars on deserted beaches, party showers, accidental hiatus traveling sprees, living out of a suitcase and in a bikini, hula hooping with a drink on my head, the view from the top of a sailboat mast, chasing the sun, 18 hour limo rides, music festivals under the full moon, any excuse to wear costumes, making the world a greener place, yoga with monkeys and tucans, waterfall hikes, meditating as the sun rises, surprise trips in sea planes, spinning fire poi, vintage airstreams, land rover defenders, ukuleles, making money doing what i love, nesting in a new home, the temple at Burning Man, drumming in white out dust storms, Hawiian sun showers, facepaints.

Music, Movies & Books

Music: Dan Bailey Tribe, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Samuel J

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I once had a dream that I was in Costa Rica, where my friends were for a surf trip. When I woke up I couldn't believe it wasn't real so I decided to make it a reality. I had just spent all my travel money in Morocco and had exams coming, but I found a way and that same night I booked my ticket. A week later, I literally flew over the rainbow and landed in the jungle. After 5 days in paradise, I came back to NYC and Aced my Orgo exam!

Teach, Learn, Share

I love to teach surfing, horseback riding, cooking, chemistry, drumming, dancing, yoga and I'll give a shot at everything else! I also love to design beautiful websites and posters!

Countries I've Visited

Canada, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Bahamas, France, Italy, United Kingdom, United States

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