VIDEO: Arctic Monkeys – “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?” (Dir. Nabil)

This video is almost a year old, but I just found it and I am obsessed. I need to see them perform live…

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LIFE: DJ’ing in Los Angeles at The Line Hotel for Astro Gaming (June 2014)

Special thanks to my friend over at KNOW USE & ASTRO GAMING for having me DJ alongside DJ TROUBLEMAKER for their after party at the very hip and chic LINE HOTEL in K-TOWN, LA. It was a short trip, but a blast! I even got to hang with my friend Cherub Moore and her adorable babe Hunter! And as usual, I went to Cafe Gratitude because it might be my favorite place on earth to eat!vashtie_thelinehotel01 vashtie_thelinehotel02Hunter!

vashtie_thelinehotel03Cafe Gratitude. I love you!

vashtie_thelinehotel04Love Letter from The Line Hotel. How cozy! Thanks for the little package!

vashtie_thelinehotel05My room was super cute!


vashtie_thelinehotel08Later that night I met the clients for dinner in the hotel, at Pot! It was the bomb.

vashtie_thelinehotel09Eiknarf and Bobby Hundreds. Ran into him having dinner also.

vashtie_thelinehotel10Vashtie & Frankie aka Eiknarf!


The next day, Cherub took me to eat at another fun Vegan spot. I forget the name though…vashtie_thelinehotel12 vashtie_thelinehotel13 vashtie_thelinehotel14My Danish Photographer friend Casper Lundemann had some time to shoot me

vashtie_thelinehotel15 vashtie_thelinehotel16Hunter was also there having fun!

vashtie_thelinehotel17 vashtie_thelinehotel18 vashtie_thelinehotel19Steve Nash came through to hang! Always nice seeing him!

vashtie_thelinehotel20Me and Frankie.

vashtie_thelinehotel21Cherub and Marc.

vashtie_thelinehotel22Me and Cherub!

vashtie_thelinehotel23Beth Gibbs & Nicole Plantin!

vashtie_thelinehotel24 vashtie_thelinehotel25Atiba & Me!

vashtie_thelinehotel26Samantha Jo and her crew of cuties.

vashtie_thelinehotel28Most awkward pose with Will Wheeler, Me and Frankie.

vashtie_thelinehotel29I was so happy that my love Jean Paul Paula was in town from Paris. We had a window of about a few hours and we made it memorable!



We went to Greystone Manor with Steve Nash. It was Jean Paul’s first time in LA and we had to show him LA, even if this place is not my favorite or first choice,vashtie_thelinehotel32We made it work…

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LIFE: DJ’ing at La Gruta Cave, Teotihuacan – 24 Hours in Mexico City (6.27.14)

vashtie_mexcity_6271409Diego Oseguera and Vashtie. La Gruta, June 2014

Special thanks to Erika Mercado of Mex In The City and Diego Oseguera of  Diageo for booking me in their hometown of Mexico City! Can I just tell you, I DJ’ed in a legit cave (La Gruta) an hour outside of Mexico City. It was insane and super cool. Like, out of a movie. Not bad for my first time in Mexico and Mexico City. But, I need to go back. I didn’t have time to see the ruins, pyramids or even Frida Kahlo’s house!

vashtie_mexcity_6271401There’s something like 30 million people here. The city is massive!

vashtie_mexcity_6271402Cozy Boys. Stephen aka Huggy Bear came with me. I’m always afraid to travel alone, but Angelo told me the Mexicans would want nothing from a Negra like me. Hahahahaha.

vashtie_mexcity_6271403Our amazing guide, Helen, too us for a quick bite. We had no time to do much else…

vashtie_mexcity_6271404I’m always excited to see sauces and as soon as we sat down, our table was blessed with this array! I was sold.

vashtie_mexcity_6271405Grilled Cactus. This looks weird and not appetizing, but it totally was. You all know I’m a vegan/raw/sometimes fish eater, so I opted for a vegan meal this time, sans the tortilla (gluten). I know, no fun…but it was still delicious. Cactus is the bomb!

vashtie_mexcity_6271406On the way to the venue! The dress code was tribal chic…I tried to make what I had work.

vashtie_mexcity_6271407My braided do. I wanted to do something more Frida, but didn’t have the time or the skills.

vashtie_mexcity_6271408I almost screamed out loud when I saw the cave, but I had to be professional so I kept it inside.




vashtie_mexcity_6271412The night was a success!!! I had an amazing time with mi Mexican gente! They were sweet, loving, vivacious and accommodating. I can’t wait to go back.

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LIFE: Ben Pundole’s 40th Birthday at Indochine, Massive Party at Up & Down and Dive Bars in Greenpoint (May 2014)

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Wow, I have been so behind on my postings…my bad. Anyways, a month ago or so was a big birthday celebration for what seems like everyone’s loved and admired friend Ben Pundole.  To know him is to absolutely adore him. Ben is a charming and sweet and extremely talented. Glad I could be there to ring in his birthday.DSC01095Met Karl Justin for some pre-gaming, which entailed some Provence Rose and Raw Food via The Standard East Village – Gazpacho and Salad.

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Eli Reed and Jenne Lombardovashtie_benpundole09

Later, Karl and I stopped by at The Bowery Hotel for a nightcap.vashtie_benpundole10 vashtie_benpundole11 vashtie_benpundole12I stopped by Oscar’s Party at Up & Down, which was one of the best parties I’ve attended in a LONG time. I ran into some English friends…

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vashtie_benpundole16Sus Whiskey.

vashtie_benpundole17Tan from London

vashtie_benpundole18Talking to American Cab Drivers about what English Cab Drivers know as “The Knowledge”. Its this insane education of knowing any street and any cross section from memory. Something you rarely find elsewhere.

vashtie_benpundole19Dive Bar’ing in Williamsburg.


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VIDEO: FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks” Dir. by Nabil


“Give me two weeks, you won’t recognize her…”

I am so thankful for Twigs. Sorry, not sorry…I’m bored by pop starlets who have the right creative team/stylists/song writers/choreographers, yet have zero art. This song and video is now on repeat and I’m so excited to see Young Twigs kill it. She’s like Sade meets Bjork, wrapped up in a baby-faced goddess.

The video was directed by the great Nabil. It has a slight similarity to the work of Marco Brambilla – specifically the Kanye West “Power” video…but with its own touch.

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