Michigan Wolverines Big House Opener

Saturday September 9th the Michigan Wolverines took down the Cincinnati Bobcats!

We sat in Row 2 Section 3. I didn’t know it went A,B,1,2 at the Big House! Honestly if I’ve never been that close to the field before it! If anything i would have been standing up against the rail or on the 1st bench standing behind friends. Literally Not even for graduation did we get down that low. It was SO cool !!

This picture was taken while the Team!the Team!the Team ! Was running onto the field. As you can see im hardly able to contain my excitement and ah!!! the moment I got chant Hail to the Victors!

During the game they honored Michigan Men’s and Women’s basketball team . As well as a’ Veteran of the Game ‘who was a purple heart ,studied at undergrad Engineering school and received a Masters in Business . He was like 92!! They called out Tim Hardaway Jr too in the 3rd q.

We went to the presidential and reagents tailgate in Crisler Arena before the game.

We got this wolverine football dog collar for my new best bitch Luna Bonda!! Hail to her first game day.

Go blue !! 2 and 0!!

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Sundaze

When you wake up on a Sunday in the lyfe of Linz odds are you have a stacked day prior to the early evening flight.

August 6 2017 it’s back to Detroit from New York City! Came to the city for the weekend to celebrate one of my best bitches Jaclyn G who is now in the 27 club.

We started our day with a stride to La Colombe for cold brew then made our way to The Egg Shop in a cool part of town about 10 minute walk away. Feeling like I was on speed from that crisp cold brew we ventured around the hood while waiting for our 2 top to be ready. Unlike Michigan I patiently wait for our turn to come up. That cold brew gives me ants in my pants so I said we were going on a selfie tour of the surrounding blocks in front of cool murals.

Lol if you happen to see this street art is on an apartment door… after 1 snap 2 Harvard b school kids walk out lol and offer to take our photo. Must be nice to have 2 hot girls show up at your door step ūüėā

#EggsYall made my brunch beyond what I had expected with my favorite watermelon radish on the menu .

Next up a trip to Broome St Cha Cha Matcha! Totally fascinated by the bold branding that makes the shop what it is and gets people in the door to check it out, love love love checking out and experiencing small shops like Cha Cha Matcha.

Shop til we drop attitude continues and we go to Lulu Lemon’s Lab and Intermix. I charge send my purchases and off to Soul Cycle NOHO

I left my phone at intermix so I have no sweaty #soulstyle pics to share . Shower, pack, change and time to jet to NOMAD for Kazunori!! Its been open since March in NYC with 3 other locations in LA. Hand Roll city we each ordered 5 rolls : toro,yellowtail,bay scallops, blue crab and Lobster!! We each did +1 yellow tail, mhm mhm mhm… !!!

Ordered uber and it arrived in full stank, idk why I always get the smelly ubers…. with too much time between uber arrival and take off I had him pull over to Cha Cha Matcha Broadway location …. Had to see both locations … clearly obsessed… !! This one I definitely prefer.

Being a pro travel gal with Clear, Pre check and sky priority it’s really a breeze getting to the gate and to your seat! Still with time to spare and a wet head I popped into Xpress Spa for a blow out. Pure Livin Like Lindsey .

Time to headed to the D – taking off xx

Travel Time x Cuba x Getting There

Hey Everyone! i want to start focusing more on travel and eats and of course continue to share recipes and things happening in the D.

February 2017 – presidents weekend – my favorite travel partner and I went off to cuba !! yes we went just the two of us on our own with no issues upon entering or exiting. Here’s how we did it …
Pre – Travel Tips :

  • FLIGHT:  Jet Blue offers flights to Havana  as well as Delta , if you feel like you want to fly through Canada or Mexico you can but you really don’t have to.
    • What did we do ? on a Friday morning we hopped on a JetBlue flight from Detroit to FLL to Havana. We made it to Havana mid afternoon.  FLL to Havana is only 45 minutes !  
  • VISA:  technically you cannot travel from USA to Cuba for Tourism, however there are 12 offerings of a visa that are permissible.  When you get to the check in counter you pay $50 per person via credit card for a Visa – this is what is used when entering and exiting Cuba – your passport does not get stamped ūüė¶
    • What did we do?  With paying the $50 fee we were given a piece of paper to fill out selecting the “Educational ” visa , there were two options one that was saying you were with a university and one that you were going there to learn about Cuba & its culture ! we saved museum tickets just in case, but no one asked us again about why we were going after checking that box.
  • MONEY : exchange your money to Euros/ Canadian prior to entering Cuba. Cuba is a CASH COUNTRY, it’s not like we know and breath here in america with cc only places. you cannot use your american credit card or american debit card in the country. if you exchange from USD in CUBA then you will be charged with an additional tax of 10% + …. so not worth it !
    • What did we do? since we live in Detroit (Canada is close!!)  and Jason was going to be traveling to Montreal the following weekend we went with candian dollars & the exchange rate was better
    • Exchanging @ the Airport in Havana – there are two stations to cambio dollores – there are also places in town to do so but we were told the rate was best at the airport. the line is going to be long but moves kinda quick – we waited probably 25-30 minutes.
    • AIRBNB vs HOTEL:  friends of ours had showed up to Cuba with no place to stay and just simply asked their cab driver to take them to one of the casa particulares they knew of with availability … a casa particular is a private home kinda like a bread and breakfast it is likely a room within someones home.  Hotels are owned by the government! if you are going there “to support the cuban people” then dont’ stay at a hotel. The hotels in Havana aren’t that that nice apparently anyways, or at least compared to american standards.
      • What did we do ? searched and searched for the most modern place to stay, we found a 2 bedroom apartment that is in the Edificio Fosca ! it is a centrally located pre-revolution bldg that has a door man and elevator. It is one of the tallest bldgs in Havana, easily identified by people/cabs/etc ,and very close to the Malecon!
    • Baggage:   we were under the impression that the Havana airport was unorganized and a hot mess, so false.
      • What did we do? We both did carry out bags, but when getting to FLL they made us gate check the bags.  We waited a bit longer than we are used to on Delta Sky Priority but it was really NBD.  We both brought causal small backpacks to carry during the days for camera, selfie stick, snacks etc.

    What to wear ? It is a very causal place and it was hot as balls !! we went in february and it was high 80s and humid, everyday is sun shiney !!  We each brought like 2/3 pairs of shoes  – sneakers for hiking and adventures, sandals for beach and walking tour, and then going out shoes.  If you are going to a club, you cannot wear flip flops – given.

    Crime ?  much to my surprise there is no petty crime there, pick pocketing is not a thing, i’m not saying don’t be cautious and aware of your surroundings, but it is a whole different situation than being in Barcelona !

    Tour Guides/ Drivers – highly recommend setting this up in advance.

    Follow the next post on what to do while you are there  !

    Our 4 day trip was memorable and we can’t wait to go back ! 

    XX,

    Linz

    February 2017 x Detroit Dirty Show @ Russell Industrial Center 

    Buy your tickets in advance for the Detroit Dirty show !! The cost to go in the x rated show is $30 The show is always around Valentine’s Day and is down right dirty as the naughtiest public art works show Detroit sees. Be warned your eyes can’t unsee the art. 

    Wow!! Bring your most open mind and eye balls the Russell Industrial Exhibition  Centers  Dirty Show … erotic art fills the walls, go go dancers are in cages , live erotic performances happening in different corners of the warehouse, and a girl flying from the ceiling by back piercings. You honestly don’t know where to look first! 

    Two  separate artists made notion that our president is a dickhead !

    You can’t even in your wildest dreams begin to imagine the crowd this draws and people who get into kink costume. I saw females dragging other females around on Leashes. My eyes brought before me an unseen prior  of intersection between sexuality, art and community culture.

    Definitely a Detroit Bucket List Add  if ready to enter with unjudgemental eyes to the art world of painted and performance eroticism.

    Wild Views in the D! 

    Vibe on,

    Lshawtay

    Travel Time x Nashville x Rolf and Daughters

    Rolf and Daughters ¬†(aka RAD) is the creme de la creme you’ve absolutely got to get a reservation here if you are going to be going to Nashville ! ¬† We made our reservation for 2 people about 2 weeks in advance and luckily were able to snag a Friday Night reservation. My parents on the other hand who called 3 and half weeks in advance were not able to snag a ressi for their trip less than 1 month from mine.

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    Exterior Mural

    We immediately fell in love with the cool mural on the exterior of the building, there was outdoor seating and a small waiting area right outside the front door.

    Rolf and Daughters was recommended by my cousin whose a student at Vanderbilt and Thrillist.com. Address: 700 Taylor St, Nashville, TN 37208.  We took Uber from Omni Hotel which was more downtown. RAD is located in the hip and historic neighborhood called Germantown.  Google identifies RAD as an industrial-chic restaurant with clever New American dishes, communal tables & inventive cocktails.

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    Interior Shot 

    We did not sit at the communal table however we did get quite friendly with the table next to us and our waitress. Everyone is extremely friendly !!
    Earlier for lunch we went to the infamous Prince’s Chicken and my tummy wasn’t in the hottest shape. The waitress totally understood where i was coming from and her and the bar tender stirred up a life altering bitters and soda drink to cure my hot chicken pains.
    The bread was fresh AF and made in house, along with their decadent seaweed butter. The smoothness of the butter was delightful on the hot fresh bread. 
    I’m not the biggest Italian fan and rarely ever eat Pasta, but heard this was the spot to do it! ¬†We each ordered a pasta dish and both were UNREAL. ¬†Apparently their menu is seasonal and¬†always rotating, i can’t guarantee that either the Cacio e Pepe or the Mafalde will be available when you visit but if so …. DO IT.
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    Cacio e Pepe

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    Mafalde – Mushroom Alfredo

    Can’t believe we went for it ; but we absolutely could not resist dessert. This cute little popsicle that had gold bits on it !!

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    Get your booty to Nashville and dive into their good eats !!

    xx LShawtay

    Do it For Detroit x Fash Bash

    Popping bottles and looking like models, the annual Fash Bash 2016 kicked off on Thursday August 11th around 7pm. Entering into the Detroit Institute of Arts you are greeted by mummified models holding signs such as ” designer threads ahead “.  Of course there was a stop and repeat photo stand support the collaboration of Neiman Marcus x Founders Junior Council x Lincoln . It was a total hot box outside, nonetheless there was an outside bar sporting valentine vokda,gin and whiskey. The special craft cocktail I went with was a Vinyard spritz ,which included rose, Elder flower, valentine vodka , a hint of lemon squirt and splash of soda water. Totally delightful and refreshing. The brand new Lincoln MKZ 2017 was outside by the bar too! 

    Moving back inside you kindergarten line up for your fashion show ticket. Moving into another gorgeous ball room area where mingling and mixing and more drinks followed.  If you were lucky you had the passed hdourves! These tuna tartar shooters were out of this world !! Hats off to Forte Ballenger group for that yummy syringe treat. Moving along the back wall had an enormous light up sign ” Fash Bash ” which later was filled and boarded with an assorted popcorn! The dill popcorn was UNREAL. True in flavor which I love. 

    Ding a ling, the bar tenders stop serving and its time to head to the great hall for the Fashion Show put together by Ken Downing , legend of Neiman Marcus. Walking into the great hall there is a side line of paparazzi!! You feel like a total star, and hey we looked like celebs not gonna lie. 

    I’m rocking a Versace ( Versace Versace!) White dress with Grandma Spoils white Chanel bag and Jason is rocking an Etro shirt. His pocket square compliments the shirt just adorably,  hard to see in the pic but when we get the professional photos I’ll share. 

    Me and Miss Autio at one of the bars in Kresge Hall.

    Arriving at the seats you’re greeted with a small snack box of crackers, chartruerrie ,cheese and nuts … not the best in consideration to allergies but cute. 

    The show begins and the energy is high!! We had awesome seats right at the start of the runway.


    I loved all the guys rocking Gucci belts!! Ken even told Jason he needs one… looks like Hanukkah will come early this year ūüėČ

    One guy was a stand out in black boxer briefs and mess long sleeve top with a design in the center.  Mhmm!! He looked real good. 

    The after glow part of the evening had kicked off while the fashion show was going on. It was a blast to walk right into a banging after party!! 

    Dancing, drinking and more fun followed into the after party. Other food was being passed around such as cheese burgers, tofu egg rolls, tacos and shrimp. 

    I loved the funnels on the mini moets!! 

    Me Anne and Jason at the Fashion Show 
    The founders junior council donated a $1 million dollar gift. The Egyptian room at the museum will be re named in their honor. Go FJC!! Proud of Jason and the council for an unreal evening in the D

    #BBOTD #NP #TUNESDAY : DJ Khaled & Drake

    I can’t stop playing on repeat this hot new track, it gives me a jolt and jig in the AM… you want to get out of bed bumping and grinding this is your beat !! Check it …!

    Listen to DJ Khaled (feat. Drake)- For Free [OFFICIAL AUDIO] by Top Tracks #np on #SoundCloud

    Vibe on,
    Lshawtay

    #BBOTD : The Weeknd Beauty Behind The Madness

    Kayne West collab’d on the track embedded above.

    TheBananaBoat Saturday Morning I cruised around with my squad in Stevensville, Michigan bumping The Weeknd’s new Album !¬† Photo’d is The Banana Boat selecting the dopest track to rock out to with the ceilings missing.¬† Follow on Soundcloud for the best beats to make your day.

    If you are looking to really feel the deep vibes of a great track that moves not only your soul but your body – turn it up a bit louder for “The Hills”

    Keep on Vibin’

    Lshawtay