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On Friday night, I met up with the homie Josh Madden for a Def Jam & New Era party at one of my favorite venues…Hudson Hotel’s Good Units. The music was ill…provided by DJ MICK. The scene was full of entertainment and since it was pre-Super Bowl there were birds-a-flocking. I showed up in a Supreme Football Jersey looking like I lost my pants in a terrible bet, but I had fun anyways.
Legendary Damon & Unlengendary Vashtie
Nigel Sylvester, Nigel Sparkes and Vashtie
Last night, it was a classic “Boys Night Out”, which basically means me and Elle having a lovely dinner, talking about emotions and then heading out to a party…only to leave after about an hour. #Lames. This time around, things were no different – we had a great dinner and then headed out to The Gilded Lily on East 15th Street so that I could DJ alongside Neal Santos & Angelo Baque. The party was in celebration of our Amsterdam homies, Patta, who have a sick collaboration with Stussy! It was nice to kick it with Gee and the boys.
Kunle Martins aka KK came by and licked my hair, apparently.
I can’t sleep.
My jetlag has me losing my mind.
I am the luckiest lass! This is my 4th trip to Paris in the past year and it has been all for work. Woo hoo. This time around, I was asked to DJ for Ronnie Fieg’s Pop-Up Shop After-Party alongside Virgil of #BeenTrill# and Supa! at Silencio (one of my favorite places to party in the whole world). I also had a meeting with a brand I’m doing Creative Directing work for & Dinner with my Moet friends.
My Air France Flight was really nice. When the flight attendant asked me what I’d like for dinner, I said just fruit because I knew they wouldn’t have a vegan option for me. When he asked why, I explained my diet…which somehow peaked his interest. He told me he would find me some options and he ran them over for me to approve. Just then another flight attendant informed me she had a similar diet and brought over more food and rice cake snacks. I wasn’t even hungry, but I felt like I should be polite and thankful.
MONDAY/ DAY 1
I woke up at the crack of dawn to work out. Since no hotel gym ever has my favorite cardio machine, the Arc Trainer (a step above the Elliptical) – I always have to use the treadmill which I absolutely hate. Running feels so oppressive and not zen like my runner friends say. It’s like, what am I running from? Anyways, I ran for 30 minutes straight and felt like an accomplished marathon runner.Had a nice meeting at the Brit-run Rose Bakery, full of Vegan delights.
Later that night I had a lovely dinner with my Moet friends at Cantine Du Faubourg. I heard it was fancy so I dusted off my Surface To Air heels and took a wobbley walk over. I forgot my camera in my rush to get dolled up so here are some eh-iphone photos.
Group Selfie, which Elle drunkingly named at her birthday party a few days prior…”It’s an US-SIE”
WEDNESDAY/ DAY 3
Thanks Paris! It was TRE BIEN as always and I can’t wait to go back, which is soon…I think. Incroyable! Say-Bon! Ouai Ouai Ouai!
The wait was well worth it as Kith previews a full look of its upcoming Coat of Arms Collection. (COMPLEX)
Social media just got that much “creepier” with the new Creepy Facial Recognition App. (STYLEITE)
Superbowl keeps getting better with the VH1 Super Bowl Blitz… Who doesn’t love free concerts, especially when TLC is performing. (MY FREE CONCERT)
Patta and Stussy do it again as they collaborate for their 10th Anniversary Capsule Collection. (HIGHSNOBIETY)
The 25 Most Iconic Moments in Purple Tinted Sunglasses History (BuzzFeed)
Brenmar & Vashtie (The Westway NYC, NYE ’14)
New Year’s Eve in New York City is always dreaded yet welcomed for me. The start of a new year is always amazing, it represents a new year to get it right or at least get it closer to right than the year before. Although, the night of NYE is dreaded because its always filled with chaos, traffic and lunatics running around. Previously, I spent NYE dining with friends at The Odeon (a New York City landmark)…as some of you may know from previous posts. This year I was asked to have my own soiree at The Westway. I’d never worked on NYE, but was down to try it for fun. It ended up being amazing!
After dinner, I jetted to the cliz-ub. On my way out the door, I met director John Waters who was also dining at The Odeon. I introduced myself and awkwardly let him know I was a fan. He was very kind to me.
What can I say, I kicked it with the fellas my whole life and a lot of my friends had babies in high school…so, I never attended a baby shower before. I had no idea what to expect, all I knew was that I was excited to be in the company of good friends and Sabel’s adorable expecting self! I mean, look at her – she looks stunning! I’m so happy for her and Chris. Ya’ll better go!
As we approached, 42nd Street was shut down. Apparently there was this insane fire and I believe there were some injured victims and maybe someone perished. It was a terrible and my sympathies go out to anyone who knows the victim or victims.
Yay! We love you Sabel. I am so honored to be apart of this friend community that will welcome your baby into the world! I can’t wait to meet Baby Boo.
Special thanks to Heineken and Team Epiphany for giving me a fancy shmancy 50 person dinner at the W Hotel in Union Square. Music was provided by DJ Clark Kent and Photography was taken by Mel D. Cole. It was a true family affair…
Sabel Boo & Baby Boo on the rise (sorry Razor Ramon), Amaris, Jasmine Solano and Christelle.
The night was a success and my peeps had a grand ole’ time.
Man, you’d think work would be quieting down as we near the holidays – but, absolutely not. Keep in mind that there are Holiday Dinners and Holiday Parties galore (which is work in itself to get dressed for, etc). But, when I heard about private Moet Rose party happening – there was no way I could turn it down or turn down when I got there.
It was my sister’s birthday, December 17th, and she came to visit me from Albany for the week (which I dubbed her birthday week). We went to a lovely dinner at The Standard Grill (my favorite) and then hopped in a cab through dirty slush to get to The Box for the soiree. It was black tie so we made sure to come correct; I was wearing my friend Yara’s line, Nomia, and my sister donned a seductive Aritzia number. Check it out…
Cayla Cousins and Vashtie.
Curtains, Vashtie Tiffany Archer & Nigel Sylvester
Looking like the black Abba…Black Abba-tha.
Last weekend was Miami with the Revolt TV family and this previous weekend was Las Vegas with my Chloe Family. So much traveling in such a short time has left me in a whirlwind, but I cannot complain…in fact I’m loving it. Meeting so many incredible people and gaining so many different kinds of experiences has me hungry for more!
My weekend Vegas trip was spent DJ’ing at the Chloe Store in the Wynn Hotel. It was a pre-Celebration to the Chinese New Year…which I learned at the party is, The Year of The Horse (You know how I love horses and feel about Horse Carriages)!
So, if some of you may recall. I did a Birthday Party at The Wynn Hotel in 2008 and I was given free hotel rooms for me and my friends. My room was a massive space, complete with a massage room…because you absolutely need those. It was so big, I was afraid to sleep there alone – you know growing up in the hood and in New York City has left me mortified of space because I’ve never had it. The room I had this time around at the Wynn encore was perfect!
Lunch with Arnaud & Alex
After dinner drinks at Gold Spike (Arnaud)
It was SO nice to get off the strip. Vegas is cool for its casino and club culture, but its not really true Vegas…at least it’s not the local vibe. Gold Spike was full of interesting locals and (analog) games for people to play: Cornhole, Giant Jenga, etc. It was a highlight of the trip and I wish we had something like that here in NYC.Fun times with Friends!
The End <3