The perfect way to initiate the SLAYcation series at Executive Hotel Le Soleil New York is alongside my partner in slay, Alexandra of Lexicon Of Style, draped in Vestment robes. Post-whisky, hungover, zero tolerance for judgement, and good vibes, let's take a trip away from home...but not too far. K, thanks.
What is a staycation, really? Dissecting this buzzword in all its literal glory, it is quite literally the combination of STAY and VACATION. These words join forces to craft dichotomous genius. The brilliant ladies behind The Staycationers from Taste Of Style give the once basic term a trendy makeover as they leave footprints from one hotel to the next in their own home city--my bitch, NYC. Bow down to those OBs (original baes).
So what I'm telling you is--No need to sit in a plane a few thousand feet from the sweet sweet ground. No need to sit in a car for a shit ton of soul-sucking hours, nor an Amtrak filled with modern day class segregation and shitty food, or god forbid, a bus where I have to share the same limited stale air with strangers. A Staycation would also mean I will undoubtedly avoid the misinterpretation of my "Tengo hambre's" from "Tengo hombre's" which will most likely happen when I go to Colombia in May. I'm a byproduct of severe lost translation. Skip all of that. Take the VIP pass of life (similar to the ones you pay enormous amount of money for at Six Flags), skip all the lines to the land of relaxation and mindless fun located hop, scoot, and crawl away, label it a Staycation, and pat yourself in the back. And then thank me after.
And you know, I couldn't walk into the beautiful Executive Hotel Le Soleil New York located conveniently in Midtown and just do any ordinary staycation. A SLAYCATION is the intention and the motivation. Can someone please add that word to Urban Dictionary Oh wait, it is on there--hahahah! So what is a SLAYCATION, you ask? It's a staycation filled with debauchery, stylish relaxation, badass co-stars you call friends, and probably a ton of alcohol.
So the only appropriate way to initiate the SLAYCATION series at Executive Hotel Le Soleil New York is with my first partner in slay, Alexandra of Lexicon Of Style, and our bare asses draped in Vestment robes. Post-whisky, hungover, zero tolerance for judgement, and good vibes, let's take a trip away from home...but not too far.
Photos by Andrew Morales of Life in Reverie