I couldn’t have asked for better company or better weather this weekend….
started it out right with watching Ted and that shit was funny as fuck without any leafy medicine. go watch that shit… my wife went to see Magic Mike also this weekend, but any girl in their right mind knows not to ask no man no matter what to go see that shit smh….
I almost let this shit fuck up my friday tho…
we had the BET awards in town this weekend, but who really gives a fuck right? what I was hyped about was my friends and clients competing in the X-Games this weekend!
anyways, I linked up with one of my gold distributors and he had a VAULT of vintage gold chains and links and bracelets…. so fucking fly!
you know what is completely impossible to have?
now that is some shit! those are all solid and heavy and all 14k and try to find those in that size… yes I have them for sale. come with some $$$ there is NO negotiating when it comes to vintage gold.
so other than that, it was really chill….
I got to hang out with a new friend and meeting new “friends” in LA is not really common… especially at my age when I’m pretty stand offish and not giving a fuck…
Saturday started off with saying good bye to the BMW 7 series and then getting brunch at the Chateau Marmont Hotel (fucking love!)
My wife is a big fan of Rumi Neely’s and since me and her got off on the right foot, I wanted us to all hang out and chill…. they’re both health freaks and I feel crippled eating around them… they hit it off pretty much and it was the beginning to the hermit club (we all like to be sorta anti social, chilling inside doing nothing and entertaining ourselves. lol. not really but yeah)….
after some convo and beautiful weather, we nonchalantly migrated further west and headed to the beach to cool off a little bit…. malibu is so obvious and so typical and those who know me, already know I’m headed to Manhattan Beach and Rumi’s never really been so… we jumped into the B and coasted down PCH
we got some coffee (not intelligentsia but still tho)
walked down the pier and just took advantage of that cali breeze
so after chillin there…. we headed back west to Santa Monica to Casa Del Mar (we got married there) and got some drinks and a little nibble. some fish and chips, calamari…. and a dungeness crab salad.
the hotel manager remembered us and threw in a round of drinks for free…. Nic can’t drink still,
I remember my sister and some other big time fashion bloggers talking about the “it” bag right now… and it’s this Proenza Schouler bag…
after that, we dropped off rumi and hit no traffic… then headed back home.
I got like a 45 min nap in before my worldstar fam arrived in town for the BET and we all linked up and headed out to mr chows boss styles….
we were 14 deep and we ALWAYS get it IN there…. only thing is there was 1 dude who was so fucking bogus and completely fucking up the energy of the table that I wanted to leave… man I tell you LA is crazy. you can know someone for 10 + years but have a better relationship with someone you just met a week ago and have more in depth conversations with that person…. those years are only “years” sometimes….
so I finished and got dropped off to my whip and headed back home
I met up with my boy Louie Vito and the guys from Red Bull and we met at Drais unfortunately and let me just say. I have been there once when my boy Jesse and Cy owned it and ran it, but these dumbfucks, complete Orange County loser fags who run it now just have no clue about hollywood or anything. I swear I wanted to have my crew run up in there and put the fear of life in them, but I just handled my biz. that place is so weak, so wack it’s disgusting.
so I got it in with my red bull guys and I’m going to be making a new red bull piece for my boy Louie Vito… I got back home to watch my boys sheckler and nyjah compete in the finals and damn man! nyjah had it!!! he almost won, but my boy P-Rod won it and it’s all good… sheckler came in 2nd and Nyjah came in third and shit, Nyjah already won $300k in the last 6 weeks! so he can’t be mad… I just wanted him to win back to back gold medals at X-Games…. shout out to my boy Jeremy “Twitch This” for also winning….
met up with rumi again and got some juice and food at newsroom… then came back home and kicked it and fell asleep at 9:30pm!!! I woke up to some terrible, awful news…
my boy Rick Calamaro who some of you know from being Charlie Sheens best friend and assistant passed away a few days ago… he had been dead for 4 days before his maid had found him
I shed a tear, got on the phone with some real real old school friends of mine and I’m talking cats who are near their 50’s in age….
now I have met some amazing people growin up in hollywood… stars, dj’s, promoters, etc and Rick was one of the 1st to give me my biggest gig in hollywood. I dj’d at the most famous hot spot I’d say ever in hollywood, it was the studio 54 of LA and nothing could touch it and there will never be a club like it… we had every BIG TIME celebrity there and I remember walking Kobe Bryant in there when he was 19 and chilling with Tupac there…. cats like Dan Akroyd to Eddie Murphy to Michael Jordan to Jimmy Iovine to Ted Fields to Chris Farley to Russell Simmons and Mike Tyson and Cher and I can’t even begin to list the A listers…. this was way before any social media or publicist could get you into a club…. there wasn’t a DJ in the world who didn’t want my spot and I was there for 5 + years! even when I was on tour and traveling the earth, I made sure I flew back to LA on thursday nights to do GrandVille at 7969 or some of you know it as Peanuts… now it’s called Voyeur. Rick and Josh gave me my 1st big gig and that shit led to bigger gigs and more money….
now DJ AM made big noise in hollywood, but he didn’t grow up in hollywood and AM was NO hollywood legend…. Brent Bolthouse had some of the biggest clubs in Hollywood, but he didn’t grow up in Hollywood and he def isn’t a hollywood legend… I’m not taking away from those 2 big timers and the milestones they surpassed, they’re huge and made their mark, but they’re not hollywood legends. I’m not dissing cats who did work in this town, but I’m talking about a dude who has been going hard in Hollywood since the early 80’s! he is THE ONLY PERSON ON EARTH who grew up at Pickfair. rick calamaro was raised as a child and grew up in the playboy mansion and when it was finally sort of opened to the public, he was the reason why people could go there…. what’s crazy is that still to this day, he spent every 4th of july there and that’s coming up in 2 days …. rick was a hollywood legend for real. fuck what the dumb ass media is saying today. they don’t make dudes like Rick anymore. period
Rick did a crazy amount of huge clubs…. he owned some ill spots and he always put me on and included me when it came to needing a DJ….. “white boy rick” RIP bro… I can’t believe it…. you went hard for many years. I know you are in a better place. damn, I miss you and will properly say good bye this weekend to you. salute! I still have so many memories….
so to lighten things up, let’s get to some weekend pick ups….
it’s about time.. I know I know, I finally got some grown man loafers… I needed something comfortable and I couldn’t just get anything. I wanted a classic look and these were it. perfect timing for my short trip for 4th of July
got a box of some gear from Joy and Angel (thank you)
the white and grey leopard print hat is from Dope couture and the black K-Skinny chinos, black super skinny cargo pants and acid washed blue k-skinny jeans are all KR3W. the belt was $5 at the swap meet… and will match with my upcoming Jugrnaut collab at the end of this month
now these joints were just released today, but you know I had my pair months ago….
and I needed a chill blanket for my upstairs guest bedroom…. so why not
It’s actually cooler than anything I was going to buy (besides the Hermes cashmere one lol) and I got the tiffany blue too just in case it gets too chilly upstairs which won’t be for a while….
thanks Nick and my diamondlife crew
ok, I got a bunch of shit in motion, I’m gonna tune my Bentley FS speed into a beast! and I’m headed down to San Diego to cool out for a little bit….
much love. catch y’all on the flip side.
thanks for reading this bullshit