Champagne Campaign: Summer 2015

The Champagne Campaign is a photo documentary of some of the destinations I’ve been around the world. I’m on a never ending campaign to celebrate life, in as many places as possible, with as many people as possible.  Find the beauty in the world, surround yourself with it, and pop a bottle!

Summer 2015 Locations:

Cape May, New Jersey

Boston, Massachusets

Chicago, Illinois

Newport, Rhode Island

Nantucket, Massachusets

Martha’s Vineyard, Massachussetts

Daniel Island, South Carolina

Cape May, New Jersey

June, 2015

Out on “The Cape” in New Jersey, outside of a waterfront restaurant on my homie Chris’s boat.

  • Chris- Jam Cruise homie

This was one of the stops during our “Rhode Trip,” The first trip ever in the new RV from SC —> Rhode Island. We were racing the clock to get there in time to catch the sunset on the boat, and made it in the nick of time. Thanks Chris White For letting us post up in your yard and bringing us out~ HoLLa
Stoked for Making it in time to catch the sunset and go on the boat.

Boston, Massachusets

June 2015

At a rooftop restaurant in Boston called Top of the Hub w/360 degree views of the city.

  • Hanna my co-cappy and PIC
  • My lil’ bro Michael, the cappy of my 4-runner
  • Sam (Slambo) Mike’s homie and co-cappy of the 4 runner
  • Melissa- old college homegirl + Boston tour guide

Boston, Massachusets June 2015
We made it to Boston in one piece after my first trip with the RV, lawd~ From Charleston, SC to Boston. We pulled in on a Saturday evening right into the city and found 3 parking meters in a row so we were able to leave the RV there for free for an entire day and a half. (They don’t check the meters after 8 pm, or all day on Sunday.) We ended up going on this hilarious booze cruise on this big boat ” The Province Town II” that went all along the Boston Harbor with a bunch of fist pumping yankees raging to several DJs who were playing EDM.
We are way at the tippy top of a high rise in a sweet restaurant called Top of the Hub during this pic. Normally this is a great place to get 360 degree views of the entire city, although its a lil’ grey and hard to see that day. They have really dank cookies… 🙂
Stoked to make it to Boston in one piece after driving the RV for 3 days straight for the first time ever.

Chicago, Illinois

July 2015

Soldier Field

  • Bill – my Holidaze homie
  • Jen Caruso- Charleston homie
  • Val & Paul- Camp Bisco homies

This was taken on the 4th of July @ Soldier Field right as we were about to enter the Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well shows, celebrating the band’s 50 year anniversary. This was an epic reunion of the band who hadn’t played together in 20 years, and Trey Anastasio of Phish played in place of Jerry Garcia. It was a 3 night run, and tickets were hard to come by, but we managed to get some for all three nights. Homies from all over the country and even all over the world came to groove to one of the most epic bands in the history of music. It was definitely an epic celebration and bottle popping occasion…
Stoked to get to reunite with so many great friends I hadn’t seen in years!

Nantucket, Massachussetts

July 2015

This day was a great day for campaigning, and we hit up a lot of sweet bottle pop spots. We stocked up on supplies at Joe’s and then cruised down “Lover’s Lane” to Nob’s (Nobadeer Beach.) The beaches in Nantucket are sick, most of them you can drive your car straight onto the beach and post up wherever you want, ideal for us beach divas and all of our necessities. We posted up right in front of the airport and throughout the day about a billion dollars worth of sick private jets flew over our head… So fly!
Eventually we decided to make moves and go to another epic sunset spot- Coskata. So we grabbed some fishing gear, and also hit up the Stop n’ Shop, so we could stop n ‘ pop some more champagne! We got out there at the perfect time You can drive down the beach for miles and there’s all types of sweet spots like this you can post up and pop a bottle, light a fire, throw some fishing rods in the water, or whatever’s clever~Toby Stras was the ultimate Nantucket guide.
Eventually we made our we back into town, and kicked it at the Straight Wharf til they closed down, pretty sweet dance party going on in there. Then my friend Dustin asked if Toby and I wanted to go kick it on this sick boat that was nearby and we were like… Duh. So we killed some time on this ballin’ boat, and then the sun came up. We welcomed the sun, and then I decided I might need some sleep so I wasn’t so haggard during my ferry ride home… Tough chance ha. So yeah, a very successful campaign in Nantucket!
Greatful to have so many beautiful places to pop a bottle! (And to be able to drive on the beach in Nantucket.)

Newport, Rhode Island, (JazzFest)

August, 2015

  • Rick -Captain of the sailing yacht I worked on in Newport
  • Stanley – Owner of the boat we were on that day
  • Carlyne – new Newport homie
  • Amy- new Boston homie

Every year Newport hosts the Newport Jazz Festival, which features renowned jazz musicians from all over the world. The main stage is facing the water so you can either watch the music on land with all the common folk, OR you can anchor out on a boat and watch it from the water. I had already attended the festival the day before and posted up in the grass, so we switched it up this time and watched it by boat. We hopped in Rick’s friend Stanley’s sweet Hinckley Picnic Jet boat, and we anchored out behind the stage with a nice lil crew who were all in full blown party mode. When multiple tenders tie up to you with big bags full of alcohol, more importantly champagne, you know it’s gonna be a good day. Several new members joined the Champagne Campaign on that lovely Sunday afternoon. ~
Grateful for concerts on the water!
Newport Jazz Festival

Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

August, 2015

  • Yves – Yacht sailboat  designer / fellow crew on Sailing Yacht “Two” for our trip to Nantucket.

So I finally got to go cruising on the sailboat I’ve been working on all summer. We moved the boat “Two” AKA Camp Two, to The Rock, aka Nantucket, where we posted up for the next week or so. The crew consisted of Captain Rick, his friend Yves who is a yacht designer, and myself. It would normally be about a 6-8 hour journey but we decided to break the trip up and stopped at Martha’s Vineyard for a night. We didn’t stay long however because Obama is apparently staying there, and there were way too many democrats around. (J/K…kinda.) We did go into town and have a nice evening with drinks and apps at the Atlantic Chop House, and the Seafood Shanty.
Stoked for impromptu marketing trips to Nantucket.
Aboard Sailing Yacht “Two” in the harbor.

Nantucket, Massachusets

August 2015

New Friends from NYC:

  • Courtney
  • Mary
  • Dina

Old friend from Charleston I ran into in Nantucket:

  • Ned

This day started off a marathon of partying that can be slightly blamed on the sudden downpour that occurred during brunch, and resulted in me and a group of girls from NYC running for cover at the nearest bar. We were really representing well, two of us were still rocking the same outfits from the night before, and one was wearing pajamas at the bar, I knew these girls were my kinda girls. We popped a bottle of champagne and waited for the rain to end. The rain eventually ended, but we went on an all day bender that encompassed several locations throughout Nantucket.
Sunday I met up with my friend Ned who I knew from Charleston at The Club Car. Definitely go there, and order the lobster roll, its gigantic and dank! He finally received a text from his manager that he didn’t have to come into work that night, so he and his fellow colleagues immediately started drinking heavily, and I joined them. We made our way to the Cisco Brewery once again, and then made it to The Galley for an epic sunset.
New and old friends!

  • Straight Wharf
  • A random junkyard
  • Steps Beach

Boston, Massachusets

September 2015

  • Gabe – Old Tahomie who I hadn’t seen in years who I met up w/ in Boston 🙂

We had an extra day to kill in Boston so we hopped on a skateboard and rollerblades and took a nice cruise down the bike path along Storrow Drive, and then cut into the city and headed towards Fenway Park. Fenway Park is a historical landmark where The Boston Red Sox have played baseball for generations. Gabe is a big baseball fanatic so he dragged me in there (they wouldn’t let me wear my rollerblades, but they DID let me bring champagne :)~ )
Finally re-uniting after a couple of years.
Fenway Park

Newport, Rhode Island

July 2015

  • Seth
  • Chris
  • Michael
  • Pablo

New Newport homie + his friends visiting from out of town.

While up in Newport, I met Seth one night at a bar… It was raining hard, I went to the wrong bar, he was wearing a trash bag, and a friendship was born. This particular picture is with several of his friends from out of town, who all flocked to Newport that weekend with the assumption that Seth was throwing an epic pool party. Upon arrival they learned that this alleged pool was in reality a kiddy pool… The party was epic none the less. During this pic Seth and his homies had scooped me up on the dock and we went for a little boat ride and wakeboarding session at Mackerel Cove. Wakeboarding is a great way to start the day! Mix in a little Champagne Campaigning and it’s even better.
Fake pool parties.
Mackeral Cove

Daniel Island, South Carolina

June 2015

  • Chi & Fred – Good Chucktown homies who brought us out on their boat
  • Ben – Colorado friend visiting
  • Zhenya – Charleston homie I met at Burning Man

Beautiful day in Charleston, especially to anchor down a big float in the river and relax! This is the most exclusive and sought after island in all of Charleston!
Owning our own private island.
Fred Island