Sunday, July 31, 2011

Las Vegas pt. 3

I've been told that a lot of readers enjoy the "Just a Taste" posts. I hope it's true and if that's the case you'll enjoy this one. This will be dedicated to showing pictures of the foods that we ate on vacation.

Trevi- can be found in the Forum Shops mall in Caeser's Palace. This dish was a linguine with clams and vegetables in a red wine sauce. 
 In-n-Out- that name throws you off considering line ups are longer than our Tim Horton's drive thru lines. If you haven't tried a burger from here I'd recommend a "Three by Three" and some fresh fries.

 Rio Buffet- this was the largest/best buffet I have ever been to. It had sections for appetizers, Chinese, American, Japanese, Italian, Mexican and seafood. It was impossible to eat everything and to make a buffet look good on a camera.




 Earl of Sandwich- it's located in Planet Hollywood and open 24 hours. It was pretty close to my hotel and I had to eat late every evening. For $6 I was able to enjoy this chicken caeser wrap and watch women dance on tables.
 Cafe-it was one of the restaurants within Monte Carlo hotel. Servings everywhere we went were very generous. We dropped by here for a lunch one day for the convenience of picking up our Jabbawockeez tickets before hand. Good find.


 The Original Fulton Fish Frye- on our way to the Luxor we made sure to stop at New York, New York for fish and chips. But as my siblings and I were standing in line we chose to go with the family pack instead, it seemed like a "bang for your buck". For about $20 we got four fish, four chicken, five hush puppies (mozza balls), popcorn shrimp, two coleslaw containers and fries. Delicious.

R. Mack

X-Games 17- Shaun White

Las Vegas pt. 2

I know I have already began to post about my vacation, but I figured it might be easier and a better read to separate the trip by activities rather than a timeline. I apologize for switching it up in between but I hope it is more enjoyable.

Let me share a few of the activities that we did.

Earlier I mentioned that the weather was unbearable at times. I'd try to spend days either indoors or at the pool. We visited two pools: Paris and MGM. Out of the two MGM was much better because of what it offered. For instance it had a pool with a current and an adult area. I think in total it had five different pools/sections.


Although I couldn't take pictures for all of the shows, we went to the wax museum in The Venetian, Cirque du Soleil's Mystere, Gameworks, the Jabbawockeez and Titanic exhibit. All were a lot of fun to do but the Jabbawockeez tended to be my favorite. If you know me at all you would know that I have zero rhythm, but their style of dance with the popping and break dancing has always interested me (I used to watch a lot of America's Best Dance Crew). The show involved the audience and was hilarious to say the least!
 Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum
 Gameworks
 Jabbawockeez at Monte Carlo
Titanic at Luxor

R. Mack

Friday, July 29, 2011

Las Vegas pt. 1

I'm back home now and that trip was a blast. I've divided my vacation in parts to give everyone an idea of what I was up to.

I remember going out side right after landing and there was a constant hot breeze. The temperature had reached +45 degrees almost everyday (or at least it felt that way). After checking into our hotel and kind of getting settled, we planned on doing a bit of shopping. Our first stop was at Stussy and Undefeated which we managed to visit a couple of times. The shops were clean and basic and the staff were cool, they didn't act like they worked at Supreme if you know what I mean.

Bearbrick by Mr. Cartoon

Actually, the first day was basically all shopping considering I am not old enough to gamble my life away. We hit up many outlets but I was disappointed that a lot of them we so similar. After that we went to the Forum Shops located in Caeser's Palace. It was pretty late by that time so we ate at Trevi. Trevi is an Italian restaurant that lies in the middle of the mall, the best pasta I have eaten in a long time!


The day was coming to a close, so we finished the day with hanging out on the strip (including my favorite activity of watching the water show at the Bellagio) .



R. Mack

Monday, July 18, 2011

Las Vegas

I just finished packing for my trip with the fam. The plan is to pack lightly, so I have room to bring back some goods. I won't be posting while I am gone but hopefully will have some pictures or videos to share soon after.

Love the North,

R. Mack

Sunday, July 17, 2011

ARE WE THERE YET

HUF

Brennan and I made a video to give viewers just a taste of the HUF Summer 2011 collection. We originally decided to make the video to be presented on the Momentum website itself but instead created it for our own personal use. We plan on making more and hopefully they get better in time. Hope you enjoy.

Dom Kennedy- Grind'n

R. Mack

Friday, July 15, 2011

Momentum

Great photo taken by Jeremy at 1 Take Photography for the new Momentum tee.
Designed by Kenta Goto

Love the North,

R. Mack

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Girl: Unbeleafable

It's awesome that you are able to watch 3D videos on Youtube.


R. Mack

Ransom by Adidas Fall/Winter 2011

Sk8 Rats

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Just a Taste: Good Fortune Grand Restaurant

On Sunday, Yip Hong's and Mandarin were closed so we visited Good Fortune for our first time for dim sum. For those that are unsure of what dim sum is I will enlighten you with my knowledge of it. At home we call it "yum cha" which is Cantonese for "drink tea". Yum cha is when the employees push carts around with smaller portions of food on it. You order by dish and they write down how much it is on your tab at the table. Food does not stop coming, you just sit, eat and order.

At Good Fortune I found that the selection wasn't large, but it was quite different from other places within the city. I can't say it's better, but it is more affordable in comparison to others. Also service was pretty good and if you cannot speak Cantonese or Mandarin, their English speaking is quite good.


I'm not sure if I like the videos more than the pictures, but it was just a test. Enjoy!

R. Mack

What's Good?

JJ asking Dallas a couple of questions.

What's Good? p. 2 from The Great White North on Vimeo.

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Informants


I recently came across across this blog on twitter from a few people that I follow. The Informants is a website that focuses on fashion, music and lifestyle within Canada. It's a blog presenting the latest music that they are into as well as some goodies and where to find them. If you maneuver around on the webpage you will notice that they display the Canadian stores that carry The Hundreds, G-Shock, 10 Deep, Alife and Huf (including Momentum).

Love the North,

R. Mack

Inspire

Sunday, July 10, 2011

And the winner is...

The contest has officially come to a close. We found it difficult choosing a winner, having to meet up and discuss on various occasions to come to a decision. It was a great experience, and we managed to receive a diverse amount of entries. Many of the photos were unique, and everyone's view of Saskatoon were creative and an overall good read. We would like to thank everyone for participating!

The homies at Provadenic and hello saskatoon are glad to announce Evan Neufeld as our winner! As promised, we will be using this as a tee graphic and a blog header.


What defines Saskatoon?  I was stumped on this topic but after leaving home for a while this past year I realized how much I love it here.  To sum it up in a word, Saskatoon is... GREAT!  Along with my love for the city, this photo relates to our beloved town through the Great Western Brewing Company (this is the side of their building) which is a symbol of the hard working, successful businesses we have that are run by people who are driven by a desire for quality products and supporting the local community.  This photo is a winner because it exemplifies my feelings towards our city and it is a creative shout-out to the many entrepreneurs who eat, sleep and breathe Saskatoon to make our city and our province a better place. -Evan Neufeld

Keep in touch with the fam, the shirts will be limited. Thanks again ya'll!

Congratulations Evan!


Love the North,

R. Mack

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011