I’ve only been back in LA for a week and I’m already itching to hit the streets of NY again and visit all my amazing friends out there. One of the most standout nights I had during my 6 week stay was my goodbye dinner at Sean Avery’s new Tribeca restaurant Tiny’s. He was kind enough to host my party of about 20 in the back room until we finally noticed the staff huddled by the bar waiting to go home… we were having so much fun, we didn’t notice we had literally closed the joint! The food was delicious, the drinks were ever-flowing and the amazing company reminded me that genuine people do exist. (Something I often forget living in LA) Everyone there brought endless unique talent, intellect and humor to the table making it a night full of laughter and inspiration…and certainly one I’ll never forget. My love goes out to all the folks I had to say ‘see ya later’ to that night, thank you for joining me at Tiny’s and I know you haven’t even had time to miss me yet but I’ll be back to visit next week! Haha Haven’t gotten my fill of NY yet!
Hope you’re all well and smilin’ those beautiful smiles…
After meeting Ami James at the launch of his new shop, Wooster Street Social Club in Soho, I was eager to get tatted once again. I’ve had a white scar-looking tat behind my ear for a few months that I was really unhappy with and asked if he’d mind re-doing it with better placement and obviously much for skill…to which, he kindly but reluctantly obliged. I won’t go into too much detail as it’s a very personal tattoo for me but it was a memorial tattoo for an amazing person in my life who was my very own Peter Pan. The hat from my favorite Disney character is a symbol of this person’s full life and contagious smile that will always remind me never to take life too seriously and always enjoy it like we did when we were kids. Some say he’s in heaven, I say he went home to Neverland and his spirit will always be with me, whispering in my ear to “smile, gorgeous” when life gets heavy. Ami wasn’t a fan of the awkward placement or the fact that I didn’t want color for my Peter Pan hat tattoo as he said it would look more like…something wildly inappropriate that I’ll let you kids make your own dirty-minded guesses on… but I was adamant about what I wanted and once we got started, he got into it and did an amazing and highly-detailed job as always! I’ve been a fan of Miami Ink for years, which may have even spurred my young obsession with tattoos, so it was dope to get such an important tattoo in my life done by an amazing artist like Ami…and my view while it was happening didn’t hurt either… he’s kind of adorable. Check out NY Ink, Thursdays @10/9c on TLC and swing by Wooster Street Social Club if you’re ever looking to get tatted up in NY!
Last night I joined some friends for an event at the new Wooster Street Social Club, Ami James’ new tattoo parlor and setting for his new show, New York Ink. I was tagging along with the intention of flying under the radar but when a photographer approached asking if I would take a photo with Ami, I could not resist. As a tattoo lover for years (got my first at 15!) I’ve watched Miami Ink marathons marveling at the tattoo culture and badass energy in his shop. I always appreciate a cut throat businessman/woman who fights to rise to the top of their field whilst maintaining strong ethics and never doing so at the expense of others. Ami is beyond a talent and force in the industry, and not to mention, one damn fine man. It was my pleasure to meet him last night and fingers crossed I get an appointment with him at the shop today! Will document if I do… stay tuned…
I was cordially invited to Nylon’s music issue dinner last night at the Mondrian Soho, hosted by Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine and Nylon editor-in-chief, Marvin Jarrett. The decor was simple and beautiful, the food was absolutely delicious and the company wasn’t too shabby at all. I’ve known Marvin for years now and Nylon has been one of my favorite mags since I was a teen so it was really special to be seated beside him and finally have a good chance to catch up. I’m also a HUGE fan of Florence and her music so it was a treat to meet her. Her laid-back energy and warm demeanor was a sweet surprise as I typically find musicians particularly intimidating! Also got a great hug from the talented Mr. Kellan Lutz who I rarely get to see since his straight shot to major stardom, his smile’s always a lovely one to see. Great night all around, thank you Nylon for having me! And thanks to Kelly Cutrone for putting it all together and being one of the most badass power players in the game!
Went to a very cool Persol event at the VERY well-curated Museum of Moving Image last night where guests enjoyed displays of classic film favorites, a rooftop bar and DJ-stylings of Ryan McGinley. Had a great time hanging with pals and perusing the set pieces and clips of some of my all-time favorite flicks, if you get a chance to swing by when in New York, I’d strongly suggest doing so. I also had the pleasure of meeting the adorably charming Markus Molinari, designer of J Molinari jewelry. He was wearing a few rad pieces from his line that enticed me to check out his full collection on www.jmolinarijewelry.com and now I’m “addicted”…check it, kids!