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OUR BABY SHOWER…. FATHERS DAY AND THE EXTRA LARGE JESUS PIECE!

June 19, 2012 โ‹… by Ben Baller โ‹… 13 comments

yep
I’m currently in “the town” just got in from a lightweight night at the bar… no NOT munchbar, never again to that shit hole….

let’s start with thursday’s breakfast with my boy Eric Dlux… we planned on lunch at Porto’s but the line was longer than a Drake concert. shit was NO joke, so we headed a little bit south but still in Burbank to this breakfast spot called “Bea Beas” and it’s the talk of that area, but I think there are still better spots in LA. shit I think even Toast fucks with it, but def. many other spots. it was good though…. me and Eric got to catch up on a bunch of shit and he’s blowing up and traveling the earth doing his thing…. shout out to my boy big syphe who is also doing big things with his new single with Pitbull off the Men In Black III soundtrack going platinum! good shit Syphe!

the omelet was good. not the best I’ve ever had and the smore’s pancakes were good, but not great… but the most important thing was that the company was good! thanks Eric!

for dinner that night, I headed over to STK for the lil homey Yousef who manages the diamond store on fairfax’s birthday dinner and party after…..

the food at STK if you get the right thing is 100% official…. we chilled with the whole diamond fam, minus a few cats who were busy and even Nic joined us…. then we all headed over to Playhouse to see our boy Eric Dlux do his thing and I swear to god, for LA and it being such a hollywood spot, he got dirty dirty ratchet on the crowd and they loved it….. frenchie to 2 chainz! crazy!
lotta folks in the house… it was my boy Quincy’s (diddy’s son) bday also, he had the table next to us and Drama from Fantasy Factory showed up with Dee and Kev D and some of my OG LRG fam…. lotta cats were there….

the place was turnt up 1000%

you know we did our thug thizzle with the bottles


magnum Dom P rose’, magnum Dom P and the glow in the dark Dom P for the haters…. and 2 bottles of that ciroc just for the wildlife fund


you already know I was on the mic ruining everyone’s night!

I was lit and for the first time, didn’t have my car there, so the homey Tony drove me home safely. (thanks G)

Friday, I sat my monkey ass at home and handled all the pre party arrangements for our big baby shower, I got a swag massage down the street from our house and then a mani/pedi and Nic did the same…. for dinner… I hit this peruvian spot in Glendale called “mamitas” and I’ve been before and I will say their food got better, but still can’t fuck with Marios’….

of course I got the Lomo!

I don’t think I’ve posted pics of our crib, nothing special…

that’s our living room… new couches coming soon! I’m gonna donate these $9000 leather ones to a needy family




now you might can’t tell, but our backyard without all the tables and tents and decorations is actually pretty sweet and was featured in Home and Garden magazine months ago ๐Ÿ˜‰ and of course I don’t do the upkeep or did I create it…. we have landscapers and gardeners come every week to manicure and keep our shit nice…..

so fuck my low budget pics….. let’s get to the professional pictures

I got pics from our baby shower thanks to Andrew Ho for coming down to capture all the moments… now I won’t share all 700 + pics, but I will show the key photos




it was an intimate affair, about 55 people I invited to our new home and I hired the bomb ass catering from Luxure Catering.





















crazy thing is… this isn’t even all the food we had. smh… we had filet mignon, skewers, prosciutto sliders, caviar, hummus, salads, salmon, tuna tataki, lobster dumplings, crab legs, crab cakes, cheese puffs, desserts made with chocolate cups, cake pops and so much more, mannnn. food was excellent!
thank you Avo and thanks George for the hook up!




























we had awesome drinks(white/red wine, homemade sangria, champagne and rose’, vodka, blue moon, heinekens, boxed water… special iced tea) catered food, family and our best friends join us this past saturday at our home and it was a coed baby shower… Nic and her friends decorated the whole backyard and we had a party planner come out and put up tents and tables and chairs and I chipped in here and there lol… but hey, I handled my end! there were funny ass games, guess Nic’s waist size, what guy can drink beer out of a baby bottle the fastest (Lil Ice won! aka ICE-T’s son) and the key is the bite the top of the nipple off so you can actually win lol…. I cannot express how thankful I am to have such wonderful friends and we received the most amazing gifts on our registry and shout out to George and Jack from my platinum fam and Apolo Ohno who gave outside our registry because they’re just fancy motherfuckers lol

but again, it’s so rare that I get to invite my mom and family over to mingle with my friends and all get together to drink wine, pop champagne (rose’) and eat all together; so I had a wonderful time. my in laws are all so amazing and Nic’s whole side of the family are incredible people. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SHOWED UP!!!

lol, this is what celebrities do when they don’t show up to your events….

but I found out later, that I did forget to give Nic Rob’s address so that’s my bad ๐Ÿ™ damn…. but Rob will be over often being a good uncle.

we’re about 90% finished with our new home, but the nursery is finished. thank you Tracy!!!




now my friend Tracy owns a very nice high end baby furniture company and they do everyone’s nursery’s! she is the shit! literally…. she makes the best baby furniture and there are tons of options if you click on that link above. just check out the many different companies she has that specialize only in baby furniture and nurseries! TRACY WE OWE YOU BIG TIME!!!!
reminder, nice baby furniture ain’t cheap…. but if you mention my name to Tracy’s site, I’m sure she’ll give a discount. and that glider (looks like a rocking chair but moves totally different and better) will hit you for over a stack easy…. without the ottoman that glides also…..

we’re having a little dragon, so you know he’s bringing wealth and prosperity!

speaking of our little Dragon London Asher Yang….
I made him his first chain and he’s not even born yet!


you know I had to…. 18k gold and my son will be rocking this straight out the womb thanks to my whole icee fresh team! thank you Steve!

our party started at around 1pm and was supposed to go til around 4:30pm, but people stayed til 8-9pm… I was so burned out after I passed out for a long ass time. sleep is not the word….

sunday was my 1st fathers day!
we hit the americana for a meal and some light shopping and then I got to open my gifts (never expect any and I always tell Nic, you can’t get me anything because I don’t want anything and I have everything I want or need. so don’t get me shit. lol)
but she hit it on the dot for real….



this that classic grown up swagger right here! (sidebar, yes supreme bit off of Hermes, that’s what supreme does. often)
and….


please believe I will be rocking these Peter Griffin boxers! lol. swear!

and my boy Apolo, lost his mind… I think too much Olympic training made him crazy, because my boy must have listened to Wale’s chain music where he shouts me out and says “ben baller, 6 bottles, talking such expensive slang” smh sheeeshhhhh

that’s 6 bottles of vintage limited edition Dom Perignon rose’ right there!!!!
thank you AAO

fathers day and the weekend was amazing until the bitch ass Heat got a huge advantage from the refs and won game 3…. I’m not worried though, they won’t do it. I got faith. OKC is just a better team period.

so this blog post wouldn’t be right without some ice!

and I always aim to please….

I bring you the first ever Extra Large Jesus Piece.
jacob didn’t make it, but we did ๐Ÿ˜‰

sorry I didn’t have my camera on me, so it’s only Iphone pics

top row: micro jesus pieces
middle row: baby jesus pieces
bottom row: full size jesus pieces and the last one to the right in the XL


progression….

and to see how big it is, here’s me wearing it

now the regular full size Jesus piece is 9 carats in diamonds, this is 13 carats and is heavy! and I love the bigger stone size…. piece is beastly and if you are interested in making one, hit us up on the email… or call us. this one is already spoken for.

ok.
I’m in the 206 til thursday then I get it in with my boys at illest and my boy Nyjah Huston (congrats on winning street league again!) for some custom projects!

see you soon,

god bless!


FAR EAST MOVEMENT “DIRTY BASS”

June 12, 2012 โ‹… by Ben Baller โ‹… 4 comments

their 3rd album, 2nd major release drops today!!!!!

go cop that shit!
itunes, your local music/record store wherever….

mad love to my boys….
stopped by their album release party and saw some old OLD friends of mine who I’ve known from the music industry for over 17 years! damn… shout out to my boy Eric Dlux too

100
go cop that, please support!


living a dream… and eating good

June 11, 2012 โ‹… by Ben Baller โ‹… 14 comments

how’s that?
a lot’s going on, but I still can’t believe that fucked up fight. smh. for those who follow me and now to my new, many many new followers (I’m assuming due to trending on NBA.com and the fact that I called that fix early on the fight, I gained a SHIT ton of followers) you saw that I tweeted earlier last week that there was a fix in. what I had heard was pacquiao was going to throw the fight, but I couldn’t believe it…. in fact for my boys who have been hanging with pac man they said he’s been off, acting weird and really off…. the religious/spiritual advisor etc etc…. the lack or less training (and it showed. pac beat dude. but truly he just beat him, he didn’t destroy him) I’ve seen a better pac and the day of the fight I got word that there was no way pac was going to lay down for dude… and as he shouldn’t have. Bradley talked a good ass game, but he couldn’t deliver. he won to me 3 rounds max… but showed real good at the last few rounds… I told my father in law and friends who were over at the fight as it began that as soon as I heard CJ Jones name, it was a wrap. there would be a fix involved if pac didn’t knock out tim….. sure enough the fuckery arrived… now the bet I had in, cashed me out nicely, but still.
WOW. wow. smh
the part that makes me so mad is that, now Mayweather has no reason to fight manny. period. for what? for pride? you already know. that shit means nothing. Mayweather needs the $$$$ along with the titles and belts pac got. sad AF.

okay

so back to living a dream… my boys Far East Movement and LMFAO had a show earlier last week at a sold out staples center. that to anyone growing up in LA and knowing that that building is where our beloved Lakers play is the mecca to anything great…. and my boys sold that that bitch out! that’s 20,000 + in our hometown, which means the world…. virgins to playing that arena, it was fucking awesome to see the 2 groups I fuck with heavy finally live out a dream.

first and foremost, if it wasn’t for my long time homey Ian Fletcher, I wouldn’t have been able to have all access, media access, giving no fucks access and of course a co-sign from FM and LMFAO.
Ian is their manager and also runs the back end of the show and tour for LMFAO.

thanks Ian and FM and LMFAO for everything

walked in with the ultimate of credentials…. tunnel entrance after parking in the VIP valet southwest entrance….


some of the props for the show

can’t believe my boy Ian used to work at TWISM! yes Shaq’s old label…. then did other things and then toured with my brother DJ AM and now this fucker has an office at staples? lol


fake busy as hell…. what Ian is actually doing is choosing Red Foo’s after show meal lol!

there was a lot of fam there, I really can’t even begin to list the names, but I chilled backstage for a while…. kicked it with Far East for a bit, the dancers, quest crew, my boy fartbox Q, etc etc…

staples was just getting ready….


first up was Eva Simons and she got a huge smash hit worldwide: Take Over Control….


then it was Sidney Samson who also has mad hits…. that riverside joint was crazy! he opened up with that

if you listen to house or electro, then you will have no idea….

and then it was time for my little bros, FM to kill the stage!






man, I was so proud I shed a tear for my boys…. to kill staples center? just 3 years ago I was with them rocking clubs in the IE!!!! their show has matured so much… damn!

awesome, totally awesome

so backstage again….

party rockers ready to shuffle….

shuffle slip ons ready


red foo getting painted and ready


awww yeah

it’s showtime… the main event!















got on stage and shuffled….
RED AND SKY AND QUEST AND Q AND THE WHOLE CREW ANNIHILATED THAT STAGE, THE CROWD, THE SHOW!!!!! DAMN! I know it felt good too… Red’s pops Berry Gordy (founder/president of Motown) was there to witness it along with his 87 year old grandma lol…. she was party rocking

good shit man… I gotta give props to my boys again and Ian for hooking it up…. there was an after party, but my old ass said fuck this, let me get home and go to sleep….

the day before the concert, I did a cameo in Far East Movement’s new video…. I was supposed to be the swap meet jewelry store owner and Kevnish’s boss…. but things changed and I ended up being the Ice Cream Man ๐Ÿ˜‰

here’s some candids


lol. proh and jsplif practicing their backstreet moves. hahaha

after the shoot… I headed over to see my boy Huf and he gave me some new HUF swag

as you know and I mentioned, last weekend we lost a soldier from the Crooks fam and all throughout the week they had bbq’s at the house just paying respects to our dude chris “lewds” natalio


RIP Chris ๐Ÿ™ I’ll see you later to say goodbye properly

I sat down with my UNDFTD fam this past week too…
caught up on the latest and greatest and James Bond gave me some pointers and baby 101 and tips on raising a boy etc…. but all we talked about is how Edison Chen takes too many pics of himself on instagram lol damn…. but we ate at one of LA’s greatest… you already know
Bottega Louie





lunch was so fucking good. damn.
I love that at anytime I can eat good. eat well and eat often…. that’s one plus thing money can get… otherwise, I’m an EMO motherfucker who needs to stop listening to the weeknd or morrissey so much!

while I was eating lunch..
Nic was flossing some Yeezy 2’s smh

and also while, everyone was losing their minds over those lame ass shoes! so dumb…. I sold my pair and don’t care. I’m repping Supra and that’s my team….

gotta show you little London’s baby skytops soon!

oh yeah
headed over to the diamond mine to grab some new accessories….


now these new diamond black and gold sunglasses are probably my favorite shades to wear right now period…. they are a dead twin to the SUPERS but fit me better. I love them shits… and I collect ashtrays so you already know. the new diamond iphone 4 cases didn’t come in, but i’ll post pics as soon as they do

of course we have more jewelry being made including an oversized Jesus piece ๐Ÿ˜‰ and we’re re-upping our full size jesus piece stock as we’re sold out except for in all black right now….
speaking of Jesus Pieces, I have a jesus piece tee and tank top collab dropping in chicago at Jugrnaut very soon, end of next month… the hoodies part of this collab are SICK!!!!

so back to eating good….
there’s a restaurant/cafe near my house called cafe Figaro that I’ve been wanting to try for while now, but it’s always packed to death….

so me and Nic finally went and damn. the place is great, breakfast was delicious, their tea and coffee on point, I can’t wait to go back for dinner or lunch!!! I truly felt like I was in a little cafe in Paris!





pancakes were made different and thicker than elke the stallion! lol but these were actually good.

oh! also ate at Alcove this past week and if you’re ever in Los Feliz, you should check that spot out too, bomb ass bakery/cafe that has great everything as well. super good!

we went to go see Prometheus on Friday at the Grove and the thing that bothers me so much about the Grove is that for a place that I used to frequent at least twice a week for like 8 years, they have never had a decent restaurant there. I mean whisper lounge is good and the Farm was great, but the farm is gone and sometimes I just don’t feel like eating in a really dark super romantic type spot like whisper lounge(it is a cool spot tho) so I’m forced to eat at either Morrells or La Piazza and let me tell you both places are shit. La Piazza is consistently a D+ with their food. smh man, they ONLY WIN BY DEFAULT. and because the ambience of the grove is so dope…. of course cheesecake factory is good and consistent and you know what you’re getting, but damn any weekend night is a 1 hour 30 min wait min… and they don’t take bribe money or reservations…..

I really wish the Americana moved to the Grove. I just want all the stores and restaurants at the Americana to be at the grove along with the layout too…. the Americana is dope, but it’s in glendale

so back to the movie (sorry Yelp got me talking and reviewing restaurants like a maniac this past week) anyways… Prometheus? sigh… I had such high expectations of this movie because Ridley Scott is one of my all time favorite directors and I will say the movie “looked” good visually like graphics wise, but that story overall was shit and I just didn’t like it. this movie got the La Piazza grade of a D+ so at least my friday night was an even D+ smh…. I won’t give any spoilers… but I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE DARK KNIGHT! that movie has even waaaaay highe expectations and I think christopher nolan will live up to them with this finale of the batman trilogy

so what else did I do?
I shot the intro to my reality show yesterday and that was fun….
showing off views and the selections of things I can wear on a daily

when you get old, you look forward to decorating your crib all fancy and shit….

you search all around town looking for the perfect crystal decanters lol
nicolette really does have a great eye for decor though

while I was filming, she was at the Rose Bowl flea market/swap meet and she ran into this guy from a show I was lightweight obsessed over… “Storage Wars” but he’s the guy I actually hate on the show

I can’t believe nobody has socked dude in the neck yet

aite,
still haven’t figured out a new car to push as MY daily driver…. the 7 is gone and I have about 30 days to figure it out… tough decision man, so much new shit comes out next year, so I’m not gonna push something that is out of date inside 15 months… hmmmmm

I got so much on my mind its crazy
but I’ll get to that another time

I have to hit my boy Chris’s funeral
peace
god bless