Who is this Jeffrey at LARRAB.EE anyway?

I am the owner/storyteller/candlemaker at LARRABEE. I put the small in small business since I am a one-man show. So, I am also the guy who writes all the stories you get with every candle.

That's probably all anyone wants to know, but here's a few highlights of my journey so far...

I was born in North Jersey, in a small suburb of New York City. The middle child of three who always loved the city, but still enjoyed going up to the family farm in New York state. I watched a lot of TV as a kid. I enjoyed acting in plays. And I discovered my love for storytelling at a young age. After seeing the movie E.T. at the age of 8, I sat down and wrote a story treatment for sequel I envisioned. 

So, it wasn't too surprising that I got my degree in TV, Radio & Film Writing at Syracuse University. Upon graduation, I went back down to NYC where I landed a job at MTV marketing.

By 22, I had moved to the west coast, ending up right in the heart of the mess in West Hollywood, CA.  I found my apartment to call home tin he gayborhood on LarrabeeStreet.


Eventually, I landed the job that would marry my love of storytelling and television-- story editor on the MTV show, "Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica." That launched my career as a television producer. And a few years later is when the story of LARRAB.EE begins. 

For over 20 years, my place on Larrabee Street has been home.  And what better spot than West Hollywood for a queer-owned candle business.

But home is so much more than a location. And as I hone the craft of candle making, I'm excited to share more of my stories and the new creations they inspire.

As the business grows and evolves, I'm grateful to you all for welcoming LARRABEE in to be a part of your home. 

I continue to call West Hollywood, CA home, along with my 10lb poodle mix named Betty White.