30 May Lincoln, Funk and Kumamotos
Gwen was in town no less than two hours before the hi jinx where under way. We started out Thursday morning with a photo shoot. The lovely and talented Elizabeth Raab was on hand, showing off her fine tuned skills behind the lens. I’m excited to see how my new photographs turn out, along with how well I performed as a ‘delightful prop’ in the other model’s shots. Gwen and the other girls where as gorgeous as ever. I am a lucky bastard to have spent the day with such talented and fun spirited ladies.
On Thursday evening we decided to check out a new restaurant recommended to us by one of Gwen’s friends. Frank’s Oyster House & Champagne Parlor can be found north of University Village, and does not disappoint. Gwen and I were overly sated when we left. We shared a dozen oysters and a few cocktails, followed by a delicious entrée of steak tartar and scalloped potatoes. I would highly recommend this fantastic place. The food was amazing, the service was friendly, and the ambiance encourages extended lackadaisical stays.
We followed up dinner with an evening of music. One of our favorite local funk bands was performing, and we were front and center on the dance floor; shaking our assets until the lights came up. During the cab ride home Gwen shared a new and interesting artist with me. Justine Lai’s newest series depicts herself having sex with the presidents of the United States in chronological order (she’s up to Ulysses S. Grant). As opposed to taking a more hardcore approach, Lai playfully attempts to demythologize the presidents by inserting herself into their personal lives. You can view her work here.