Rock-n-Roll Haute Chef Dad. LA Drop-Off.

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Vinny Dotolo. Los Angeles, California. January 2014.

Los Angeles chef Vinny Dotolo, along with his partner Jon Shook are the owners of Animal, Son of a Gun and Trois Mec in Los Angeles. Vinny is also married to one of my closest peeps, Sarah Hendler, who has been featured on Haute Drop-Off.  A rock star award winning chef, author, Food Network star and now a dad, Vinny is a busy man who appreciates style.

Fashion Notes:  Tattoo Sleeve: By famed artist, Steve Cannon, Denim Button Down: APC (an amazing French brand, i’ve always loved), Pants: J.Crew, Very Fancy Slippers: Bottega Veneta

Let’s discuss Bottega Veneta..I adore their bags, but they are a financial investment..the quality in the bag is worth the price, and their designs are classic.  Actually, Vinny’s wife Sarah found a vintage Bottega handbag in a lonely thrift shop on the road… she has an eye that one. Sarah designs one of a kind jewelry  – she’s been a collector for years, and is finally giving us all a piece of her great taste. Check out Sarah’s stuff, www.sarahhendler.com.

When in LA check out one of Vinny and Jon’s restaurants…poor planners like me have a problem getting into famed establishments, so don’t be like me, plan ahead and eat well!! Visit their site, http://animalrestaurant.com