CHRIS BATTAGLIA

Thoughts

Picking Up Steam

Ben tells me he had a fever this morning that spiked to 103 degrees. As I write this - on Thursday at 12:00am - it is exactly one week since embarking on another road trip in the Escape.

Highlights from the most recent history worth sharing:

Filmed, Photographed, and screened Manhattan Night at Union Square Regal Cinemas on Monday. [Production]

Worked with talented cool guy Sean Meehan filming at the Mirren Live New Business Conference Tuesday and Wednesday. [Information]

We drove to Charleston from New York in 13 hours through the night at midnight Wednesday night/Thursday morning. [Dedication]

Ben had Waffle House for his first time. [Education]

The Westendorff is one of the more beautiful restaurants in which you can dine. [Diner Edification]

Richfield Plantation cooks and hosts a beautiful wedding venue, but we just had BBQ. [Gumption]

Plum Hill Plantation might be one of the most idyllic and juvenating places in Lowcountry. [Inspiration]

Daytime weddings are strange sounding, but great when done right. [Execution]

Olivia Rae James is one of the warmer souls I’ve worked alongside at a wedding. [Documention]

ORJ has a husband, BLAKE SUÁREZ who is a designer, and after leafing through his site, I think his work is playful and successfully masterful. [Illustration]

Slip-and-Slides should be the terminus of every wedding. [Culmination]

THE BRIDAL PARTY REMAIN CHIEF CREATORS, INVENTORS, AND INDICATORS OF TOTAL WEDDING EXPERIENCES. [Without Question]

Collective Coffee Co., Obstinate Daughter, Fiery Ron’s, 167 Raw, Black Tap, Welkin, D’Al’s Pizza, and The Belmont should all be patronized, and often. [Consumption]

Washington DC is great for bicycling and dining with friends; it is bad for parking. [Parking]

Florida Avenue Grill is hiring, and the manager Diasia is thoughtful, caring for her job. Eat here. [Gourmandization]

Try to have lunch outside, looking at the Capitol building of the United States. [Constitution]

Return to New York and walk 120+ blocks down the island of Manhattan along Broadway, enjoying a Nobelesse cigar before watching The Lobster and enjoying a glass of wine at Vanguard Wine Bar. [Citification]

You all should see The Lobster, and then watch the trailer for Hunt for the Wilderpeople, directed by Taika Waititi (New Zealand filmmaker, one of my favorite storytellers to date). Then watch Two Cars, One Night, and Boy, to get acquainted with his voice and work.

ENJOY THE MUSICAL PLAYLIST BELOW, and WATCH OUT FOR SOME NEW TUNES, SOONS.