For some of you who may remember and those of you who don’t know – I started blogging in 2006 for a community blog site called RIOTTT.COM. In about 2007 when the site became defunct, I switched over to my very own Vashtie.Com and during the switch – I lost some posts and photos. One of which, was my trip to Paris and Amsterdam with Oscar for our 1992 party. We were booked by the Pain O Chokolat Crew (who are now the Pigalle and Le Pom Pon Crew) and they couldn’t have been a better guide to all things cool in Paris. Check some of the photos, taken on our trip 6 years ago!
Our flat was supplied with French goodies.
Eating at Hotel Amour.
Stephane and Hami.
Charaf and Oscar
The meanest cat that ever existed. It lived at the flat we stayed at and it was mean and I got scratched a few times testing it’s patience.
I won’t ignore the elephant in the room any longer!
I know it…
You don’t even have to say it…
My posts have become less abundant.
Fine. There – I said it…now I can exhale.
Other than being busy and working 4-5 jobs (no lie) like a good West Indian – It feels as though this has happened because of 2 reasons (that weirdly coincide).
1. It seemed like more and more people were RAPIDLY following me on INSTAGRAM and less were checking my BLOG.
2. I subconsciously started posting less since on my BLOG and more on INSTAGRAM since it quenched an immediate and mass share in social.
So – my question to you 3 people who are still reading this. Should I be posting more? Is there a demand? Or should I shut this blog down? Hahaha, just kidding – that won’t happen. I guess I’m just seeing if you guys check this still. If so, how often? Is there something you want to see more of or less of? Is there a way to connect my socials and blog cohesively? I’m thinking about an app, what ya’ll think? Let me know, yo!
Special thanks to the Supreme Team for always keeping their favorite ladyboy laced (I like to believe I am their favorite). Anyways, here are some items from their FALL WINTER 2013 COLLECTION as modeled by your favorite little dude, Me, and photographed by the amazing Amanda Lopez.Â
This past Summer, Elle decided to do a “Vegan Summer”. To celebrate not only an amazing food choice, but a healthy experimentation in diet – I took her to PURE FOOD AND WINEÂ for her last Vegan Hurrah. If you don’t know, PURE FOOD AND WINE is the mecca of RAW FOOD (organic, uncooked plant-based foods)…the Don Dada, if you will. I once took Young Scoozle there and didn’t tell him it was all RAW. After we got our Ice Cream Sundaes, I told him and he didn’t believe me. We debated for a bit until I had to call a waiter over and the waiter explained that it was, in fact, all raw! This place is just AMAZING.
Organic Wines by the glass. They also serve cocktails made with freshly pressed juices.Â
Oh. My. God. If I don’t give birth to a daughter this cool, can I at least meet her when I come to London in mid-October? She is exquisite and she’s giving my tom-boy heart an attack. Please watch this entire thing if you haven’t already. B-Girl Terra, you are the cat’s meow.
â€œâ€¦New York shadow duo ASTR step back into the light today with a brand new single called â€œR U With Meâ€, and our answer is a resounding YES. Picking up where they left off with the surgically precise, â€œOperateâ€, this oneâ€™s a sonic wrecking ball that finds the satellite midpoint between head and heart and stands out as their finest offering yet. â€œ
When Elle and I got that news that Young Scoozle aka Scott “Past Tense” (thanks to Nike for that alias) Williams would be playing in the Nike Basketball Summer Is Serious Game, we were dead bent on attending! If you follow my blog, then you may be familiar that we like to watch Young Scooz play. The game took place in Brooklyn and was filled to the brim with folks…even mobs of people outside trying to get in.
This kid was hilarious. He was too cool for school and dead set on getting an autograph from Kevin Durant, which he succeeded at.
Afterwards, Elle and I went out for a drink that she loves in the hood – “dark and stormy’s” but the machine was down so we settled for simple rose’ next door. Elle happened to have a mustache…you know…we roll with props 24/7.
In her bag, Elle had the anonymous notes that I left on her bed every night we stayed in Old Lyme for our mini group vacation…They still make me laugh uncontrollably as I was attempting to scare her in the middle of the night at that country house…
Which note would scare you or make you laugh if you found it on your pillow in the middle of the night in the middle of nowhere?