JANUARY 30TH, 2011
I was invited out to CINCINNATI, OHIO by JAMES from OTR – where I would take over the store with a VIOLETTE POPUP SHOP. Later, I would host an after-party at FB’s alongside owner LOGAN HIUDT.
It was a very short trip, hence the short video – but, I was able to acquire a BENGALS hat, eat like a local and party like a true CINCY NATIVE!!!
Thanks so much CINCINNATI!!!
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This trip was jam packed with fun, food, and absolutely no sleep. My flight there departed at 6am, so I didn’t sleep the night before nor did I get to sleep on the plane. When I arrived I was delirious, but excited to experience OHIO. As soon as we touched down – LOGAN HIUDT picked us up in a fire red GTO and took us to a famous BAGEL SPOT. It was excellent. Then we went to the hotel where I had an hour to chill (I ended up knocking out for two hours). Later I went to the VIOLETTE POPUP SHOP hosted at OTR, got interviewed for CINCY CHIC at LUNAR, had dinner at SUNGS, then hosted the afterparty at FB’s. It was great…
(cameras used: CANON 7D and CANON G11)
*while we were sitting at our table, a waiter brought over a box that held a 700$ bottle of ACE OF SPADES champagne that he said someone bought for me. I was so shocked and wanted to thank this stranger in person. The owner, LOGAN, later introduced me to him. He turned out to be a very nice Jamaican gentleman who said “I’m just happy to see black people doing positive things and being successful”. Thanks again, it was TOO KIND!
Special thanks to JAMES (ORIGINAL THOUGHT REQUIRED), LOGAN HIUDT (FB’s and LUNAR) and FAMILY, DJ STEPHFLOSS, DJ BANDCAMP, CJ TOWNSEND, and to the city of CINCINNATI!!! I had a great time.