Cassie Becker took the 2-minute trip with me from her place to Venice Beach. Being from upstate New York, she is addicted to soaking up sun rays whenever possible. Cassie's radiance and Bohemian personality blend perfectly with the area. To many eyes, Venice is merely a gritty tourist destination, filled with drug paraphernalia, vagabonds, and loud music. To myself, Venice is a way of life. Every demographic is represented here on a daily basis and, for the most part, they all find a way to coexist. Anyone can be a Venetian, an open mind is the only requirement.