Monday, March 23, 2015

Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas - Desert Daze

I couldn't go the Vegas and not recreate a scene from 'The Hangover'

My Fear & Loathing Outfit
Edamame with orange zest....Magnifique! Honey Salt

A true gourmet family style dinner with the crew at Honey Salt

Eclectic decor that makes you feel at home at Honey Salt

Diet killer and totally worth it! Honey Salt 'Brookie' dessert 

My 'Hangover' recreated moment in the desert (wearing delahooke & Foster Grant aviators) 

There was madness in any direction, at any hour. You could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning.
And that, I think, was the handle - that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of old and evil. Not in any mean or military sense; we didn't need that. Our energy would simply prevail. We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave. So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look west, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark - that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.- Raoul Duke, Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson

Anything over four days in Las Vegas is excessive, unless you live there of course. The crew and I put the pedal to the metal on our last day and wandered off into the desert to shoot our original inspiration of Hunter S. Thompson Fear & Loathing montage.  
The only thing I was missing was my fisherman's hat, which I have since acquired, and I was channeling Raoul Duke like a pro!
We also decided to recreate a scene from 'The Hangover' because you can't go to Vegas and not. (at least I couldn't) So I glamorously climbed out of the trunk in the brazen sun with my heels in hand wearing my delahooke short track suit.
There was no better way to wrap our day of shooting than enjoying a sit down family style dinner at Honey Salt. With it's eclectic decor and award winning owners created a space for foodies to experience gourmet home cooked dishes. Owner Elizabeth Blau gave us the tour of her "second home" and explained how she carried her inspiration from her own kitchen decor and applied it to the restaurants motif. (even explaining that one of the tables is her actual dining room table from home)
As per usual, when I go on the road with my team, see below for our #ehontheroad playlist of the tunes from The Ford Mustang to and from Vegas.
Until next time! 

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas- The Recovery

Wolfnoir Sunglasses

Vintage Hat // Gorjana Criss Cross Ring

DelaHooke Track Suit // Dirty Laundry Boots

Artelier by Cristina Ramella Cuff and Ring

My favorite feature of Ford's new Mustang 

My morning protein at SkinnyFATS Vegas

Chikawofadopolis at SkinnyFATS 

Ice tea that started it all at SkinnyFATS Vegas

View of the Vegas Strip 

Top of the High Roller in Vegas at the LINQ Hotel

Day two in Las Vegas, a bit more loathing than fear thus far, but this is mainly impart to overeating and a late night on Fremont ending at dawn.

After waking up comfortably uncomfortable, we headed out from the LINQ to cure our self inflicted sottedness at SkinnyFATS after hearing about their famed cold pressed juices and concoctions for just the sort.
A hot spot based on juxtapose and quirkiness, created solely out of the need for ice-T after Reed Allen Sobulsky, a tenant of the business park it is located in, favorite go-to cafe for his daily dose of Passion Ice -T shut down creating a much needed demand for a replacement.
So he partnered with chef Josh Green to create SkinnyFATS. Chef Green, who's previous experience was with Daniel Boulud and as a person chef in NYC, created a unique dual menu of happy and healthy eats where items are often named by patrons and even had a secret menu with options like the 'one eyed monster' (a humorous take on brioche with gravy and bacon).
Mustering up the energy after our meal to shoot in the desert, my team and I found the perfect rocky skyline to shoot this silky short track suit coming soon from Delahooke! 
Stay tuned for more of my style and inspiration while on the road with Ford's Mustang!

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