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Mar 25, 2013

Spring Brizzy

The past week has been busy to say the least, not only with plenty of new releases but because a few members of the RIF team have been on a vacation for Spring Break.  Carl, Murad, and Paula all took a trip to New York city for a week.  Their trip consisted of sightseeing, networking, and the possibilities that are potentially in store for the future of RIF.

The first three nights of the trip were freezing.  The weather consisted of rain during the day and snow during the night, as you can see it was a drastic change from the perfect Southern California weather we experience at the shop every day.

Regardless of the climate change, Carl was ready to venture into the city.  Check out his fit for the NYC trip, a bit more bundled up than his normal t-shirt, jeans, and kilroy combo that he keeps in his daily rotation back home.

Paula's favorite part of the trip was playing the new Nintendo Wii U.  She was able to master this game in just 15 minutes, and beat the demo.

After Murad and Carl got tired of waiting for Paula to finish playing the Wii, the three of them finally got out and about the city, and what better way to start than in Times Square. This BUSY street scene of NY makes LA traffic look like NOTHING.  There are 10x as many people walking around as you see in the streets of DTLA.  

Their sightseeing began at Solomon R. Gugenheim Museum which is a well known art museum located in Upper East Side Manhattan.  

They saw some very rare and exquisite pieces of art, these three aren't just sneakerheads and supreme fiends, they also have a mature taste in fine art.  They saw the following three pieces of art at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).   First, Les DEmoiselles d'Avignon is an oil painting by Pablo Picasso which was painted in 1905.

Hopefully everyone recognizes this piece, Starry Night by Dutch artist Vincent Van Gough, he painted this in June of 1889.  This piece has lasted over one hundred years, yet most Nikes dont even remain WEARABLE after 9 years of age. 

Edvard Munch painted this piece entitled The Scream.

After their artistic venture in NYC, Murad and Carl decided to stop by some places that were more predictable to be at.  Below, they are posted in Flightclub New York.

They also had to stop by another popular spot in NYC, Kixclusive.  

After their first few days of hanging out in the Big Apple, it was time for Murad, Carl, and Paula to work on some business.  Do you recognize who that is!?  That's the homie Larry (@larrylove145) repping RIF LA all the way in NYC.  Talk about Good People Helping Good People, Larry personally met up with the group to give them a tour around his hometown of Harlem.  

First stop on the agenda of the tour with Larry: The Apollo Theater, which is a world famous music hall.

This past weekend RIF LA released both the Men's and Women's Atmos Air Max 1's, so what better way for the RIF team to honor this release than send some of our associates to their New York store to personally meet their NY team.  #GPHGP  

After a busy day with the homie Larry, he had to put the group onto some GOOD FOOD.  This was everyone's first time to White Castle, and it was BOMB to say the least.  As you can see: Murad, Paula, and Carl were all fiending for seconds.

The last day of their trip was definitely the most memorable for Carl, since he is a diehard New York Knicks fan and was finally able to see them in action.  Looks like he was just in luck, as Carmelo made his return from being injured to drop 21 points on the Orlando Magic.  

Here's a few random shots of the scenery of their trip, Rockefeller Center.


Rockefeller Center at night

California-like weather after the gloomy first three days

Beautiful weather Pt. 2

NYC Skyline view from Central Park

Goodmorning: Sunrise in the streets of NYC


All in all, it was a successful trip for Carl, Paula, and Murad.  They were able to experience some of the great scenery, important landmarks, and a couple of sneaker stores.  Looks like Carl is going to keep PUSHING WEIGHT until his next stint in the city that never sleeps.  


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