Rehab: All duties suspended for two days. Sometimes it’s an instinct to fly. Relaxation is everything — It’s the answer. But in moderation. “Don’t for one second feel guilty”, is what they tell me. My quality of life is buzzing at a 10 right now and the materialistic piece of the pie isn’t close to half of my joy. Are your eyes prepared to comprehend this? Impeccable tans that leave the smell of vacation. Ocean glow perfecto during the months of May through September. I’m like a Ferrari in the middle of a junkyard here. Ain’t that peculiar. There’s no nightlife, it’s more like a sure pleasure spa that keeps on giving. Next stop, wonderland at the dock. Come join in and put your hands up for the camera.
Photo: Natalie of Grey Ant wearing status black frames — The 1st style introduced, now considered their classic staple. This over sized unisex frame epitomes the 1950′s in an extreme exaggeration. These thick rimmed acetate shades are reminiscent of Elton John x Buddy Holly.
Let’s have a toast with 1/2 of the creative duo behind your favorite independent off the grid design team, Grey Ant. I spy a new collection in the showroom, but sorry no photo leaks until June. As you seen previously with my visit at Brian Wood, I came with a surprise organic spirit. Natalie’s response to the budding mixologist, “Hmm…it’s good!” I win. –>Inside Story
Photo Recap: Good Morning at The Smile with @LCHutch after her interview in Soho. The perfect chill and one of my favorite’s when dining solo. Oatmeal with a macchiato, and I’m G-Double O-D good for the next 5 hours.
26 Bond Street
Manhattan, NY 10012
What better way to take off from the city? Cocktails by Kanon Organic Vodka over a new collection hours before departure. A simple DIY project for the real workers of age. 1. Take some Redbull if you need a pick-me-upper. 2. Add a little San Pellegrino Sparkling Beverage — flavored orange is my favorite. And 3. Some Kanon Vodka to the taste over ice. It’s your vice, you choose how far to push it to the limit. But as always, Please enjoy responsibly. Kanon Vodka — “Everything we put in Kanon is local and organic, from our wheat, to the water we source from our own artesian aquifer. We distill with extreme precision and divide each batch into three parts: the head, the heart, and the tail.” For $$ you can bring the lifestyle to your home or party by mail! Big things come in small packages here.
+ As for Brian, I’m the girl he loves to love. “I take horrible photos, but the best ones with you Sham,” he tells me while boxing shipments without interns. I, Sham Shirley, came to save the day. Just chill BWood, I’ve never done this before but I’m a pro by default. My improv mixology skills are golden. Sham Shirley World Peace with one sip. –>Inside Story
In a world where public appearance is absolute, I exist in the best terms that I can — celebrating beauty. And little fuschia stain all around the rim rim rim, just to let you know I’m bout it-bout it. Not that you care for a silly rhyme frontin’ an old cliché, but you have just accessed the NEW ORDER. Hold onto your wigs. This is a bust. Kind of like Bonnie and Clyde, Cecil and I. “The strangest damned gang you ever heard of.” We don’t really fight. I’m sitting back just chilling. My job ain’t a job, it’s a d*** good time. They call us entertainment, but Sham is not flower. –>Inside Story
“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It is lethal.” Wise words from Brazilian lyricist and novelist Paulo Coelho. Which inspired the idea of two days off the green tea. La Colombe in Tribeca, a personal recommendation from my good friend naKota, for a pick-me-upper called macchiato. Not love at first sight but I do believe something clicked. The next morning I wanted another and I like the look holding that tiny cup. Enter any La Colombe cafe and one immediately notices what is missing – the merchandising and clutter of CDs, coffee mugs, home coffee machines and lunch foods; all items that distract from the coffee experience and slow quality service. Here in our cafes, first and foremost, the COFFEE and the CUSTOMER are the primary focus. + Spotted in Tribeca wearing an oversized cardigan that compliment leather shorts and tights. Very Peter Pan like, right?
319 Church Street
New York, NY 10013
Life’s great, isn’t it? Escape is at hand for the traveling (wo)•man. And they say, “Sham, where you been?” Trying to re-create an episode of Extreme Yachts with No Reservations on my mind. You see the source of my motivation, right? But for one of the best bloody mary’s in the city, I run to The Breslin at The Ace Hotel for brunch with Linds. Not for pancakes, bacon, and waffles — No No No. The fried peanut butter and banana sandwich with a side of eggs is a gold mine. Trust!+ April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman, owners of The Spotted Pig, opened their latest Michelin-starred restaurant, The Breslin, inside Ace Hotel New York. The hearty, meat-centric menu emphasizes artisanal products, small growers and farmers, and seasonality. The Breslin menu embraces “nose-to-tail” cuisine methodologies and offers handmade terrines, sausages and charcuterie. Rich, salty, roasted flavours predominate.
The Breslin Bar & Dining Room
16 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001
Flight 2704: I took a late flight just to get welcomed by those city lights. At the airport they check all through my bag and tell me that it’s random. Lindsay and I go way back , we don’t talk-talk we just ride the wave. #whereintheworldiscarmensham•diego? Name that city! Hint: Lady Liberty
I’m going to tell you a story, and if it entertains you keep reading. This is Oscar de la Renta posture. And he’s snatched. My graduation gift needs to be 6 figures long (these pictures sale) I’ll invoice you later! Get your life. We are on the 10th floor dancing & drinking champange out of straws at the same damn time: here hydrate yourself! Nevermind me, this is Dee & Ricky fun. Open those eyes hun, this is like a circus in the sky-–horses carry me like Julius Caesar. Now break bread and stop acting all up tight. Yo-yo can I speak to Phifer—who this?–call back I’m busy. Coasting with Dee & Ricky in Atlanta-–I’ll join them in NY in about 18 days. Read my lips carefully: Under 6 figures–mmmmm sorry. All you have is your word, your wallet and your cohorts.
+ When you come to Atlanta bring your sunblock–cause it gets hot around here and expect to party. Fix your face! And now here to kick off Summer 2012 money, together for the first time since last Fall-–who but we? The alphabet kids. –>Inside Story
We’ve arrived–don’t you wanna dance with us? Historical and Modern, Real and Influenced Nights. Let us all bow our heads. LateBoots is for your soul–focus on each photo; serving inspiration à la carte. And I don’t like it unless it’s brand new. Everything else is complimentary. Move, groove, prove you can hang with me; I work hard just to make the people wanna love me–make the people wanna hug me–make the people wanna see me–make the people wanna touch me–make the children wanna be me–make the women wanna rush me. Hahaha. I told yall this was takeover week! Join our family in celebrating the release of the Dee & Ricky Le Alphabet Soup Hat Launch Party at the W Hotel sponsored by Kanon Vodka! –>Inside Story
“Oh! Tell me where in the world is…Carmen Sham-diego?” I got my hair up real big beauty queen style in the middle of a serene landscape. This is the kind of stuff I’ve been into lately during my leisure time. A visual feast for the soul; The displays created by Mother Nature herself never fails to inspire. Driving 20 minutes up a mountain around dangerous roads may not be your ideal afternoon, but traveling far or near strikes adventure and new memories with the intriguing people you meet along the way. A waterfall awaits you inside! The 60-foot high fall widens as it cascades into 3-5 foots increments to a wide pool at it’s base. Enjoy.