CHAPTER 1: Welcome To New York
Entry #4: "All Things Go"
You know, vibe wise, Anthony kinda reminds me of Gaz Oakley. The man of the hour, and our vegan king for life. I love Gaz Oakley. I can't praise that man enough. I'm a really big fan of his. When I started to cut meat from my diet, I turned to youtube and found Avantgardevegan. Since then, I religiously watch his videos every single week, sometimes daily. His food is what dreams are made of. In June, I deadass went and hunted down his cookbook at the book store, because I wanted to make some for myself. Listen, it ain't as good and as pretty as his, but his recipes are the bomb. I love what he stands for and just how he approaches life. It made me change the way I approach certain things. The guy is a vibe through and through. I was so excited to try his vegan 'ribs'. Let me tell you, it was everything and more. The boys dug it too, and they are meat-eaters. I would eat it again and again. I'll most likely be back to Wagamama to have another round before they are removed from the menu on March 31st. NOTE TO SELF: get back to Wagamama ASAP. After we finished our dinner, we got to meet up with Gaz as we were leaving. Gaz Oakley has always been on my list of people I want to meet during my life here on earth. Finally, I can cross that off the list. God, he's so cool. Just positive, humble, and the kinda guy more of the world needs. I was deadass pretty nervous to meet him. I'm glad I did though. I admire this guy. From his food to his lifestyle, fashion, and general vibe, he's just too cool. So, yes, Roy got a little starstruck. I got to take a pic with him and he signed my copy of his Vegan 100 cookbook. Thanks to my brothers, for reminding me that I have the book for him to sign. I adore this book and I will now cherish this signed version from him, forever. Thanks, Gaz, for the great food, the inspiration, and for inspiring so many people like myself. We look up to you and hope to at least try to be as good as you. It was an honor meeting you, Mr. Gaz Oakley.
Going with the flow is not easy. But, once you learn to ride the waves of the flow, you get to have cool moments like meeting Gaz Oakley. Who would have thought, this could happen. Life is hard, it's weird, but moments like this make all the hard and weird times, worth it.
Love, Roydom Lucian
Head to Wagamama to try out Gaz's vegan sticky, asian 'ribs'. Available now until March 31st.
Follow @GazOakley and @avantgardevegan on instagram
and subscribe to Gaz's phenomenal youtube channel
Photographer: Julio Chavez
What I'm Wearing: Coat - Good Fellow, Shirt - Vintage Wrangler, Suit Pants - Express, Shoes - Nike, Hat - Urban Outfitters