Mark Gonzales

Back in the day in a desperate attempt to become a professional athlete (because I was shit at football) I got really into Fencing. It didn’t last long of course, but I had loads of fun learning the fundamentals and somehow I managed to pick up fairly quickly which helped. In some respects its the perfect sport, it has the right amount of strategy and athleticism to keep young minds like myself occupied. Naturally I geeked on the Fencing gear, specifically the trainers. A weird mix up of tennis shoe tread and a sort of cross training function upper were required for optimal performance and I loved them!

Which brings me onto the shoes in question, the adidas Aloha Super which draw inspiration from adiStar Fencing shoes originally worn by Mark Gonzales during a performance art piece at the German Museum in 1998. I’ve been meaning to get back into skateboarding too, so I can’t wait to test these when they release later this week!

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Experienced Skiers Required

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I’m sure most of the people who read this blog are aware the Supreme Fall/Winter preview is out! There’s tons of clothes in the collection I love, mostly the outerwear, I’ve got my eye on a few bits n’ bobs but I don’t want to jinx myself, so if I end up getting anything I’ll make sure to post comprehensive review. Away from the clothing Supreme don’t get enough recognition for being the world best miscellaneous goods maker. Whether it’s a bluetooth speakers, water bottles or bricks, Supreme know how to make things you didn’t know you wanted until you saw it in their signature red. And there’s no better example than the Supreme/AWS Max-700 Digital Scale above. Say no more? Okay.

Hallelujah

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My prayers have been answered, London FINALLY has a new 24 hour nightclub called Fold and it’s opening next week! It’s such great news and I love the approach the founders are taking with the place, there’s no photos allowed, a continental lineup and it’s located way out in Canning Town away from any residential buildings, so noise complaints shouldn’t be an issue. My Mum still lives around the corner too, so it’s great to see something popping off there, although I’d be lying if said I wasn’t a tad jealous I didn’t come up with the idea myself. But I’m really happy the local 24 hr off license will see an upsurge in business over the next few months!

Munch Dat: Yard Sale Pizza, Leytonstone

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The unbearable heat wave that’s wreaked havoc across Europe this summer so the last thing I wanted to do this weekend was go outside. I DJ’ed on Friday night so I was nursing a bit of a hangover Saturday morning, but like all good companions I made promise to venture to on outside for a walk n’ pizza that I had to keep. I wasn’t familiar with the Yard Sale Pizza empire before checking it out, the last “trendy” pizza spot I went to was Pizza Pilgrims back when they used to sling slices on Berwick Street market, so it’s a been awhile and I kind of thought I was over, but I guess I was wrong.

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Yard Sale Pizza, Leytonstone opened up a few months ago and judging by the reaction online it’s been a big hit the locals. It’s no secret that Leytonstone is coming up in the ranks, families and young people alike are willing to venture further East in the hope of securing more square-footage for their money. Naturally businesses are starting to follow suit and us locals are reaping the benefits! The restaurant itself is fairly small, it seats around 25 people with a few tables indoors and few more lined up outside where we spent our visit. We ordered 2 pizzas, the first was 11″ Popeye and the second 21″ Hell Yeah. Upon reflection we probably should’ve ordered both pizzas in a 11″ but as always with first time visits, our eyes were bigger than our bellies! The pizza’s themselves were great, the dough was insanely good, the kind of dough you just wanna dip in stuff and eat all day. Oh and whilst we’re talking about dips, we ordered the Garlic Herb dip and it lasted all of 5 seconds, it was very tasty! In terms of favourite pizzas of the two, I’d say I prefer the Hell Yeah, it’s a bit of a twist on the classic pepperoni but the added addition of guindilla chillies really set it off! All in all it’s a terrific little restaurant pumping out high quality pizzas and with great service to boot (waiters were a pleasure to deal with) and if you’re in the area I highly recommend you check it out!

Score – 10/10