For the final installment of TheGoodLife! x Coal Headwear’s “Necessities for Fine Living” campaign we get trippy with artist/skateboarder/purveyor of oddities, Jake Lamagno, as he creates another one of a kind piece at The Hunt NYC. Video by Eddie Grams, and photography by Craig Wetherby. More photos after the jump. We Make It Nice!
TheGoodLife! is excited to partner with our friends at Burton Snowboards for the official kickoff of the 2015 snowboarding season with the NYC premier of “Burton Presents” in Brooklyn tonight! We’re going big with a night of fun including drinks from Deep Eddy Vodka and Cerveza Pacífico, music from DJ Mirandom and Stretch Armstrong, and appearances from Burton team riders Kelly Clark, Cilka Sadar, Mark Sollors, Danny Davis, & Jack Mitrani. The Party starts at 8pm, “Burton Presents” premieres at 9pm so get there early to get in! Full details after the jump. See you there!
The “Necessities for Fine Living” campaign keeps rolling, or sailing rather, as we catch up with musician and producer Ian Longwell as he takes a cruise around the island of Manhattan with his lovely girlfriend Laura, a bottle of rose, and a baguette and brie. If that’s not fine living we don’t know what is. See Craig Wetherby’s photos after the jump. Video by Eddie Grams, music by Roofeeo for TheGoodLife! x Coal Headwear.
Do you ever dream of having your very own clubhouse? A place where you and all your friends can kick it free of all the distractions of the workaday world? Well we had that same dream too and this summer we made it a reality with TheGoodLife! FC Clubhouse! Partnering with our brethren at The House of Marley we took over The Cardinal restaurant in Manhattan’s Lower East Side to create an oasis of epic proportions that became our home away from home for the month-long football fest that was the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brasil. Alongside our friends at NoWhere FC and Avery Dennison we pounded PBRs while Marley speakers pounded tunes from the irie setlists of Jasmine Solano, Roofeeo, Skotch Davis, TJ Mizell, BLK ARK, DJ Gravy and more. We lived the triumph and the defeat of the US Men’s National team over fish sandwiches and tequila grapefruits and we toasted the Germans on their triumphant run while recreating key matches as 2 v 2 games on the only concrete mini-pitch in NYC. In other words it was the best summer ever. Almost everyone we know was there at some point but if you weren’t don’t worry, we got something even bigger planned for 2018. Until then enjoy this mega batch of old fashioned film photos by Craig Wetherby that perfectly recap TheGoodLife! FC x House of Marley World Cup Clubhouse. Thanks to everyone who was involved! Words by Tim Brodhagen.
Through a secret tunnel lay a special place…
Could it be the pitch of the Maracana in Rio?
No, it’s the EstadioGoodLife! at TheGoodLife! FC Clubhouse in NYC!
Where matches flowed like crisp PBR.
And every shot made the highlight reel – even if you never played football before. Just ask Akira Ruiz.
Rohan Marley and his Lion Order felt the magic. Reggae Royalty in the house!
When we weren’t on the pitch we took it to the tables.
And let the streets fill up around us. Mel D Cole reppin the Red, White, and Blue!
Desiree and Ron were repping too!
DJ Smoke L.E.S. – a true patriot.
KEO and Ricky Powell keeping it jazzy.
While Aku and Nikki kept it sexy.
And they say Americans don’t support soccer – we had the block crackin!
Games in the street!
Plus the hand of God!
Sharing is caring.
We had everything from a sidewalk grill…
To skateboarding dogs!
The Shrine of Soccer and Sound.
House of Marley had mad treats – Uncle Ricky got laced.
So did Nianga Niang.
So did Sara Glick – just in time to rock her all-jams set!
Three babes and a beer aka Jasmine, Tara, and Natalia.
Double rabbit ears aka Hakula and Mike Malbon.
Yung Sheik aka Pat Hoblin.
Dominos are Love!
Ian Longwell and Laura Harrier are love too.
Matching TheGoodLife! x Burton jackets are also love.
Gotta love some CREW LOVE!
Did we mention we had a surprise machine?
Siggi won a gumball!
Nikita won some chicken!
Roofeeo won a House of Marley Get Together bluetooth speaker.
And Ricky Powell won everything! See you at the next World Cup!!
We continue Volume II of our “Necessities for Fine Living” project with Coal Headwear with fitness model and Soul Cycle all-star Emma Lovewell. Turning her lower Manhattan environs into a living breathing gym, Emma creates a workout worthy of TheGoodLife! See more photos by Craig Wetherby after the jump. Video by Eddie Grams. Music by Roofeeo.
Just in time for the end of summer TheGoodLife! and Coal Headwear have released a second installment of their “Necessities for Fine Living” campaign. First up is Roofeeo, world renowned musician and revered grill master who demonstrates the BBQ prowess that have earned him the name “Roof Behind The Grill. From purveying meat from Paisano’s in Cobble Hill to stoking the fire at his Bed-Stuy Brooklyn outpost, Roofeeo is the total embodiment of #FineLiving and #WeMakeItNice. Hit the jump for classic film photography by Craig Wetherby who again produced the project for TheGoodLife! Video by Eddie Grams.
Danny Davis and Jerry the Dog enjoying those fine Oregon coast moments…get out there y’all…wherever you may be.
Last year, Max Fish, the Lower East Side’s “Home Away From Home” for the family of New York’s finest closed its doors at 178 Ludlow Street but will be re-opening tomorrow night at its new location at 120 Orchard Street! We felt it was appropriate to finally post some photos from the closing night as we hope to see all of these friendly faces celebrating the good times as always! Congrats and see you all there!
More photos by Craig Wetherby after the jump…
Erik, Spencer & Alex
Jamie & RB
Dave & Wyatt
Amy & Andy
Shelly…Facetiming with Shannon
Ian & Laura
Ulli & Mike
Jill, Jean & Amy
See ya’ll tomorrow!!
Endless Goodness – Vermont – 2014
With sunny 80 degree weather and the Manhattan skyline gleaming in the background, it was a picture perfect day in Brooklyn for 28 of NYC’s toughest clubs to battle for all city domination in the 13th installment of the adidas Fanatic Cup tournament. Having just finished the Fanatic League under questionable circumstances, TheGoodLife! FC was poised to make an impression, and make an impression we did. With wins over The Ace Hotel, Alife, adidas Originals, and the Standard Hotel, plus a cumulative 24-3 goal differential, we blazed through our bracket and the quarterfinals until we were stopped 2-1 by Barney’s NYC in a hard fought semi final match. All in all it was one hell of a day. Huge thanks to adidas, Bradley Carbone, and our squad of Juan Aguiar, Stefano Fossa, Andres Sosa, Miranda Maxwell, Sigrún Eva Jónsdóttir, Vincent Mark, Jeff Greensleeves, keeper Noah Ritter, captain Timbo Baggins, and coach Craig Wetherby for making one of NYC’s most memorable events that much more memorable. Check out our epic recap in film from Coach Craig with words from the Cap’n right here after the jump. Can’t wait til next year!
As expected the adidas Fanatic Cup was bigger than ever this year – they even had a jumbotron!
And TheGoodLife! FC was ready!
This year we even had flags (and our funky mascott Ricky Powell).
Supporters for all sides were out in full force.
Even if some just came for the free ice cream.
We hit the pitch and went right to work – no surprise they went for a classic two on Juan.
But Juan was like “nahhhhh.”
Then he was like, “I got this.”
Then he was like “Wanna see something?”
Then he was like “goooooool!”
Stefano gave him some love.
And then the whole squad jumped in!
No matter what the result it was all love after every game. We heart Orginals.
TheGoodLife! FC is for the children!
And Icelandic girls!
Speaking of which; Siggy was killing it.
As was Sosa.
He might not have been playing but Roofeeo damn sure killed it too!
Majors and Noah – the tourney’s MVP keeper by far – always repping C to the fullest.
Not even the NYPD could keep Stefano away, from D to striker he was everywhere.
Through the five hole!
While Timbo and Jeff strategized…
Young Vince plotted another score.
Miranda always kept her cool.
And even tho Mans tried…
He couldn’t rattle the Rickster.
While some had their eyes on Hope…
We kept our eyes on the prize.
And even though Lily’s came away with the cup…
We left with the love. Until next year!!