Saturday, February 25, 2017


is the quintessential sneaker, a gallery and experiential retail 
concept. It allows visiting commuters to see and experience 
their entire collection in best way, personally. It is a home 
for innovation, collaboration and community.

KOIO Sneaker Gallery, 199 Lafayette street, NYC.

Primo Bianco $298

Primo Arena Mesh $298

Capri Bianco $248

Primo Noche $298 
Signature Hi-Tops in immaculate Italian Suede

Primo Selva $368
Signature Hi-Tops in vegetable tanned Vacchetta leather

Primo Arena Mesh $298

Primo Atlantico $298

Primo Luna $298

Gavia Castagna $278 and Gavia Marsala $248
Deck Type Sneakers

Monday, February 13, 2017


Pitch Distilled a National Call to Action.
This "pitching event" kicked off it's NYC leg on February 7, 2017
taking place at Manhattan's swank Up & Down" club 244 W 14th street.
It challenges aspiring entrepreneurs to submit their pitch in 
hopes of winning $5,000 towards making their idea a reality.
Sponsored by Jack Daniels #Gentleman_Jack and WIRED
Brand Lab

Up & Down 244 W 14th street, New York, NY.

The New York City Finalists were: Hygeia Health, Just Tempo
and Resilient Modular Systems. With the Winner of the $5,000
being Resilient Modular Systems.

The winner of Pitch Distilled was Andre Jauregui of
Resilient Modular Systems.

Pitch Distilled 
continues it's National leg to Detroit of February 28th
Austin on March 7th, San Francisco April18th
Interested in pitching or attending visit the web site:

Sonia of Up & Down promoting East Village Live.
Thank you Bella!

Alex Goldman, Owner and Executive Chef of FIVE SENSES
CATERING created exceptional gastronomical delights
throughout the evening.

Friday, February 3, 2017


Jace Lipstein, designer and founder of Grungy Gentleman,
unveiled his Fall/Winter 2017 collection during this NYFW.
Men's Runway show held at White Street NYC on February 2, 2017
Lipstein also showcased GrungyGentleman x Knicks, Rangers, 
Timberland, ISlides, Mitchell and Ness and Maui Jim Sunglasses.
DJ Drewski of Hot 97 spun a playlist of mixed genres,
while guests sipped on Hennessy cocktails.

Jace Lipstein and Grungy Gentleman 2017

NY Knicks, Mindaugas Kuzmiskas

Met up with Fashionista, Kim Dillinger.

Jace Lipstein and Co.

Grungy Gentleman

Melanie Hill, Executive Assistant formerly with
Monarch Business Management

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

#MusicMondays @YouTubeSpaceNY

You Tube at Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Avenue, NYC.

Queue's Olivia and Ida at You Tube Space NYC.

Queue performed quite nicely, melodic songs, good vocals,
and quirky guitar arrangements of their original material.

Queue's Olivia, vocals, guitar and keyboards,
Ida, vocals, lead-guitar.

Melo Makes Music 
this Chicago Rapper brought his beats to You Tube and shook
things up "old school"  with a real drummer.

Melo came with the beats and the audience dug it!

STRO brought his A game of "free-style" rap to You Tube.

A young blood from Brooklyn showed of his def capacity.

STRO chatting with the audience breaking up the beats,
had everybody in the palm of his hand.

Yo, STRO tore up the House that You Tube built!

Jeff B, STRO and Ron M