When we’re in the mountains, the snow gods seem to follow us wherever we go. As it turns out, when we bring the mountains to the city, the sun gods seem to follow us as well. That was the case again this year as we celebrated snowboarding in Spring at our second Burton Snowboards “Apres in May” at Milk Studios Penthouse. As a packed rooftop of our closest friends and fam sipped Sailor Jerry and Reyka cocktails and ice cold PBR between booze infused ice cream cones and jello shots, DJ’s Jasmine Solano and Queen Majesty took it from poolside island vibes to all out dance party while the sun had it’s most brilliant set of the year. Burton pro riders Danny Davis, Mikkel Bang, Mark Sollors, and Kelly Clark kicked it with friends like Danny Kass, Ricky Powell, Roofeeo, Toni Garrn, Mel D Cole, Ian and Aku of Santigold, Amy Gunther, and of course Jake Burton himself at what has become NYC’s official summertime kickoff party. Relive the epic night in pictures from Jake Breinholt after the jump.
We’d like to welcome our newest columnist: actor, model, snowboarder and woman of the world Joy Bryant. For her first contribution Joy brings us the moving story of her trip to Cambodia as a guest of the global anti-poverty humanitarian organization OXFAM. Her journey in words and pictures after the jump.
New York City officially kicked off BBQ season as TheGoodLife! and Sailor Jerry combined forces to throw a rowdy dinner extravaganza for their extended downtown fam.
A packed house including musicians Kilo Kish of Odd Future, Telli of Ninjasonik, Trouble Andrew, Roofeeo of TV on the Radio, Aku Orraca-Tetteh and Ian Longwell of Santigold, 77Klash, and TJ Mizell, athletes Nigel Sylvester, Eli Reed, Rodney Torres and Pat Hoblin, and photographers Ricky Powell, 13th Witness, Akira Ruiz, Shadi Perez, Mel D Cole, Jason Goldwatch, RB Umali and Alessandro Simonetti mixed it up with a big cast including OG tattoo legends Oliver Peck and Corey Miller, jewelers Jules Kim and Pamela Love, model Laura Harrier, designers Ally Hilfiger and Steve Hash, stylists Brandee Brown and Valissa Yoe, The Hunt’s Jake Lamagno and Steven Ditchkus, Brazilian artists Marcelo Ment and Erasmo, and many more on two floors of the Lower East Side BBQ mecca.
After digging into North Carolina specialties like fried chicken and waffles and pulled pork, and sampling chef Curtis Brown’s Sailor Jerry-infused BBQ sauce, some guests mobbed TheGoodLife! domino tables while others sat down for a complimentary tattoo from Invisible NYC’s Matt Van Cura while more simply got their sway on with sets from DJ Totally Stoked and Mel D Cole.
Fueled by Sailor Jerry specialty cocktails the Perfect Storm and Hellfire, TheGoodLife! & Sailor Jerry’s Family Dinner x Domino Tuesday took the concept of a dinner party to another level and didn’t wind down until it was almost time for breakfast!
Video shot and edited by RB Umali. Check out Craig Wetherby’s photos after the jump.
You may remember that TheGoodLife! was invited by adidas last year to be a part of the epic one day soccer battle known as FANATIC. As it turned out, our rag tag group of players made it all the way through to the quarter finals before finally being dispatched by the eventual tournament champions. Well our Bad News Bears-esque rise caused enough notice to get us invited to be a part of the first ever adidas Fanatic Premier League. Come find us every Thursday at Lions Gate field at Chrystie and Grand as we hit the pitch against friends like Miss Lily’s, The Ace Hotel, adidas and more. Check out some photos from the league’s opening week by Craig Wetherby after the jump. GOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!