Saturday, January 30, 2010

Its Grammy Weekend!

I kinda wish I was back in LA this weekend for all the Grammy events but I'm lovin' it in New York! For those of you in LA go check out a few events we're hosting this weekend... Guaranteed to be insane!

[Saturday, January 30th] The Playmore Group x The Collective x JL Productions presents "Juicy" a Pre-Grammy event hosted by Amber Rose with music by DJ Edski at Villa Lounge in Hollywood.

Villa Lounge
8623 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069


Amber Rose via Complex.

Hopefully Kanye is there too...

[Sunday, January 31st] November's very own Grammy nominated Drake will be hosting Guys & Dolls this Sunday with DJ Atrak & DJ Orator in the mix.

Guys & Dolls
8713 Beverly Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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Friday, January 29, 2010

NYC Day#3: LES by Mink

[Wednesday, January 27th] Guest blogging today as Toe-Knee's 3rd counterpart in this NYC trip and also because he is getting his facial mask on (no homo.) Him and Mark have been starting their days off at 3pm and today was probably the first time they saw daylight. Hunger strikes and first stop is always dinner.

We've been f*cking with the pizza out here in Brooklyn. Brooklyn pizza is like a new religion. We found this gem close to where we're staying called Nice Pizza (pronounced nees).

That's Toe-Knee's buddy, Irv. After this picture was shot, Irv goes "Yo, I don't know how to feel when I'm posing in front of a pie." Your face tells us that, Irv.
Manhattan bound and we're posing for the NYC paparazzi aka subway station surveillance.
Mark and I like to show our affection for each other.
Mobile strip club. Get your singles out, ladies.
First stop, we headed over to East Village to meet Toe-Knee's cousin, Nancy and her girlfriends at a oyster bar called Desnuda. Along with their oysters, they serve really exotic ceviche dishes with fresh sashimi. Japanese/Mexican fusion... that new ish.

Cava Rose sparking wine. Toe-Knee wines and dines the ladies...
The chef prepares our Ceviche de Salmon, consisting organic Scottish salmon mixed with lime juice, sliced almonds, cilantro and topped with sliced mandarin oranges on a bed of sweet potato brulee. We need that torch!
This is dinner #2.
Nancy (right) and her girls getting it in.
After our dinner we head over to the LES. It's brick cold outside and we snuck into an apartment lobby to keep warm and let the drinking begin. Hennesey commercial all day son!
Piano Bar is a 2-level bar, like most NY venues and it was super POPPIN'. The crowd was crazy and the music was on point.

Tony, what's that face you're making? It ain't cute at all!
After the craziness at Piano Bar, we needed to step out to chill for a minute and head over to the next block to Fat Baby. The name makes you curious! It was cool but we linked up with the Hellz fam at Max Fish. Max Fish is streetwear hang-out spot. Super divey... my steez.
Misslawn & Toe-knee making that face again.
Michellez Hellz, my Korean sista!
I lost my brain and half my memory here.
Nancy, Nicole, Angie, Brittany and the Ladies' Man himself right before we head back over to.... Piano Bar because at this point, we all wanted to dance.

Mark, Ryan, and Bam (Hellz)..... Awkward stare triangle. *_*
The girl in the middle was lost but felt right in place in between Brittany and Alex.
Girls always give Mark attention but he likes to keep it nonchalant. Go on playboy.
Here's a sequence of floor-up pics that was really cute.

Patron shots .... FML, I'm not happy about this at all!
After-club munchies to the nearest gyro spot. We rolled pretty deep.
Getting it in! I forgot I macked this gyro... but from the looks of it, I guess it was really delicious.
Walking back to the Hellz loft nearby.... Gangster pose. wworrrd.
Heading to the afterparty at the Hellz loft. Note that the time was 5am at this point.
Don't hate... meditate!
Praying I don't have a hangover the following morning. Everyone is out of their element in this picture.... Kodak moment!

Stay tuned for Day#4.... adventures, all day, everyday.

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I want!

I know Christmas is over, but you can add these Visvim 2010 boots to my wish list!
Don't be shy Sugar Mommas! ;)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

3 Holidays, 3 Rooms, 3 DJ Crews, 1 Party

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NYC Day#2: Hellz x Vans Release Party

[Tuesday, January 26th] The main reason why we all came out to New York was for the Hellz x Vans release party. It was an exclusive invite only event at Home Studio with many familiar faces from the fashion industry. It was inspiring to be surrounded by so many talented people. On top of that, everyone was stylin' from head to toe, especially the ladies! ;) Did I mention there were catered h'orderves and an open bar... FML! Then of course, after the party its the after party, with QuestLove from the Roots at Green House, which was hella crackin'!

CLICK HERE to view more pictures from the Hellz x Vans event.

BFFs: Lanie (Hellz) x Vernie (Paris & Pascual)
I loved the entire set up of the event, especially with the Hadley & the Sophie shoes being showcased in different bird cages.
DJ Elle
Ruby (Myx) interviewing Xian, who you might recognize her as the girl who farted in the Doritos Superbowl Commercial Jino (Hellz) produced, but it didn't make it as one of the finalist so you won't be seeing it. =(
Vans x Hellz x NYC
Mark Marcelo x Claire aka Alice's twin sister... She's camera shy!
I loved how the pictures from the photo booth were being projected onto the wall... I might have to steal that idea for an upcoming event! HAHA
Vernie x Ruby x Allan. Congrats to Allan for making the move out to NYC with his girlfriend Kat.
Miss Lawn handling business!
Turns out Ruby x Mark Marcelo knew each other... Small world!
Glass Candy performing live! I might have to go see them at Coachella this year! Who's down?
The Ladies:
The Gentlemen (& Jino... HAHA):
Jino is one happy guy here! HAHA
Angela x Mark Marcelo x Nicole x Ryan x Ruby
The photo booth was always packed with folks including Will (Karmaloop) and Rhea (NERD).
Lanie x Xian x Jino
Nicole (Hellz) x Brittany (Hellz) x Ida (Glass Candy)
No wonder I had that Asian glow... HAHA!
Jazmine (Karmaloop)
I love Lanie! Congrats on the Hellz x Vans collaboration! Now, go eat your vegetables!
Before we hit up the after party at Green House, we had to make a stop at McDonald's to get some food to help soak up all the alcohol so we could continue partying. FYI: I'm the official unofficial intern of Hellz Bellz! HAHA
Once again, a happy Jino! HAHA
Yoshi (Fatlace)
We went straight to Green House after the event to hear QuestLove (the Roots) play some classic East Coast Hip-Hop.
The venue was so packed, I seriously couldn't move! I found myself being hypnotized by the crazy lights surrounding the place.
Xian ;)
It was so packed upstairs so a few us just fist pumped the night away in the "techno" room! HAHA I don't know what's going on in this picture! HAHA
Looks like Ryan is having a great time... Tits and beer!
Time to get some late night food... I'm still waiting to get Halal Cart! =)
Time to make the trek back to Brooklyn at 5am!
I love New York! I love Hellz Bellz! I love life! I love you, man! Without a doubt one of the most fun nights I've had in New York! Still have another week left... =)

Find out what we're gonna get into next while we're in New York by following me on Twitter: @tk_nguyen

CLICK HERE for the recap via Brittany from Hellz.
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