San Francisco, CA
NEW ZINE by the homies.
Scotty P was cutting and folding these at the house all weekend and they look great.
Order one now…
Among other things on this vacation, we were extremely lucky in the whole weather-department as well. The sun was shinning throughout our whole trip and nothing beats some warm weather while having a goodass time. So anyways, we took the subway over to the Lower East Side, to visit a few more shops on my list: Reed Space, The Good Company, and Alife and a few shops on Rachel’s list: Babycakes and Doughnut Plant (holy shit, the piña colada doughnut). After that, we hung out with our homegirl Lace who showed us around here neighborhood in Brooklyn and took us out for some drinks and food (i have no idea why i didn’t take any photos of her [cause she rules]).
Just right outside our hotel, we also checked out High Line park. It was a block or two away from Hotel Gansevoort and we kinda found it by accident on the way to the Comme des Garçons shop, but it was a really cool walk and a tight spot to hangout at for sure. From there, we took the subway down to Battery Park for some more sightseeing/must-do-touristy-crap (but we had to). We saw Lady Liberty, tried to buy a sweet Rolex from a totally credible citizen, and heard some guy talk about 9/11 conspiracies.
Four days is so not enough time to visit this city (and i’m sure this goes for most places), but for this place it is really not enough time. There was so much more on our to-do-lists that we did not even touch. We are already starting to plan our trip back. Hopefully in September. Hopefully when the Giants are in town. Hopefully, we’ll see.
Started the day off by hanging out on our hotel’s roof with a nice cold beer. The view of the neighborhood was pretty on point and the pool was sweet. We then took the subway uptown to the Central Park, but of course, first had to pay a visit to the Momofuku Milk Bar for some cookies and pie (really good cookies). We spent the next couple of hours walking around Central Park and also checking out the Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (so bummed we missed the “Chaos to Couture” exhibit by a few days).
That evening, we had tickets to a Yankees game. I am a diehard Giants fan, but the Oakland A’s were in town and i had to root for the Bay (and the A’s won by the way). We were also sitting next to a gang of A’s fans, which made for a very fun game. After that, we hopped back on the subway and headed down to Times Square. We walked around a bit, made some custom M&M’s, stood in front of 30 Rock, took some ever-so-touristy photos and chilled with an overweight Spiderman…all in day’s work.
On to the next one.
jawcuhbeth asked: what kind of camera do you use? i love your little stories that you post. awesome photos.
Canon t2i…nothing fancy. And thanks!
Rachel and i took off on our (a bit belated) honeymoon last weekend. We have both been wanting to go back to NYC for a while now but could not find the best time to do so…this seemed like the best time to do so. So we took a redeye flight, picked up a couple of weekly subway passes, and headed over to our hotel. We stayed in the Meatpacking District at Hotel Gansevoort, which was super swanky and very nice (and apparently turns into a straightup club at night [you need to wait in line to get in if you are not a guest]).
Rachel had a monstrous to-do-list that consisted of cupcakes, macaroons, and other shops that sell sweets. So after checking in, we headed to our first stop: the original Magnolia Bakery (see: Sex and The City, season 3, episode 5). From there, we took the subway down to SoHo to hit up a few things on my to-do-list: Supreme, Bape, and the BBC shop. We then had lunch at Dean & DeLuca and (more) cupcakes at Georgetown Cupcakes. After that, we headed back to the hotel room to chill for a minute because at that point we had been awake for about 24 hours. In the evening, i did not bring my camera along because we were going to a show at the Comedy Cellar and i knew there was no way that shit would make it in. But the show was funny as hell and being in the Comedy Cellar was pretty sweet. We also had a very nice dinner at Il Buco and then we ended the night at Finnerty’s bar where we caught the last few minutes of the Warriors game with about 100 other fools who love the Bay Area (btw, they won and advanced to the next round of the playoffs that night. It got real loud inside Finnerty’s).
After that, we made our way back to the hotel, probably grabbed some pizza on the way home, and hit the hay hard.
I was in NYC for a few days with Rachel. We did some awesome shit and i got a bunch of photos and other crap to post…this will all be coming soon.
In the meantime, you can check out stuff from that trip over at my INSTAGRAM.
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