she introduced me to one of the leads of if/then (his name is Anthony) but I literally had no idea who he was at the time, cuz she just randomly saw him and was like “omg McKenzie want a picture with Anthony” and I was like “okay!!”
Clifton (her husband who I also am Pals with he’s cool) stopped by and was like “McKenzie!!!” and i was like “Clifton!!!” and hugs etc
I told her my planned ending for the Pearl rap series (she approved and thought it was hilarious, stay tuned yall)
she told me that as a result of the videos I made, the song itself got way more attention, which she was really happy about
she thinks they’re really funny and she’s a fan
we had to head our separate ways at about 6:30 because she had to go to the theater to get ready for the show at 7:30, but as I was walkin away she told me she was gonna put my name on The List for security to let me backstage through the stage door and i was like “What To Heck” so
at one point she showed us the prop closet and grabbed a glass that had prop alcohol in it and then turned it upside down to demonstrate it was not real, but there was a little bit of water in it and it fell on the floor and she was like “oh” and it was really funny
Here is what has become of my Eagle Owl illustration, which I made in early March. Like my hotel artwork from last year, this is now decorating the bar of a hotel by EDITION – the boutique project from Ian Schrager and Marriott. In this case, the Lobby Bar at New York EDITION, which is now open in the old Met Life Insurance Tower overlooking Madison Square Park. (Mini-history: for 3 years after its completion in 1909 the tallest building in the world.)
My owl has been beautifully interpreted by the design folks at EDITION. First, for “Magic Owl Easy Blonde Ale,” as if sitting in a dim room, in low light, eyes glowing against what might be old-fashioned wallpaper. Then, for a coaster, against a background as dark as night.
As with all my other hotel-work samples, I’ve greedily collected and stored these in an acid-free archive box. Which probably seems ridiculous, but they are like treasures to me. The thrill of holding something in real life that you’ve helped create is – potent.
Never been to a Canadian Whiskey bar before, but the newest Delta Hotel in Toronto features Char No. 5 - a hotel lobby bar with legit Scotsmen and Irishmen working behind the wood, but serving up nothing by Canadian made whiskey. Who knew?
The Stalk & Barrel Single Malt and the Glen Breton Rare were actually really good. Decent hotel lobby people watching too - although that might have been just because Bryan Adams was rocking the Air Canada Centre around the corner.
We have mostly finalized plans. The meet-up will be near the bar in the Hilton lobby, on Friday at 7. There will be pink balloons to tell you where we are. We’ve printed off color pages, and are bringing crayons. We’ve printed exactly 20 pages, so everyone can have one, but if you want to bring other of your own, please feel free. The pages we picked are from @jeusus.
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Again, Friday at 7, in the Hilton Lobby near the bar. Look for the pink balloons.
“This is just getting.. pretty ridiculous, huh? It seems what they are looking for isn’t in the lobby anywhere SO THEY ARE MOVING UP. Hmm.. if this keeps up Mary might have to do something about it…”
“Mary still doesn’t know what they are looking for though, so that doesn’t help. Maybe their missing heads? Oh.. it seems… a few new guests have joined as well. Are they friends of the other guests? I suppose BLUE DOLLS are small enough to make looking at the inside of rooms easier, huh?”
GALLERY EVENT UPDATE!
SIX new headless mannequins have appeared in the hotel lobby. Two near the bar, one in front of the game room, one next to the meeting room, and two next to the entrance to the stair case. On top of this, the ones near the door of Ann’s store, and the laundry room are now BLOCKING the doors. The two on the stage seem to be heading back DOWN it towards the ELEVATORS, while the one in front of the elevator IS NOW INSIDE OF IT.The mannequins by the library and kitchen now are also INSIDE OF THESE ROOMS.