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

Haute LA. Haute Orange Shoes.

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Sarah. Founder of www.sarahhendler.com, a site that gives you an inside view into style, food, travel and all things to make your life more interesting.  Sarah has great insight into all things food, as she is married to Vinny Dotolo, chef and co-owner of Animal and Son of a Gun, the famous LA eating establishments (I suggest you make reservations now) http://sonofagunrestaurant.com/

Sarah and Vinny have an adorable little boy and reside in Los Angeles.  Sarah has been wearing scarves since her teen years, and is a lover of all things vintage.  She adores accessories that are small, but make a big impact.  Sarah’s closet is filled with her collection of vintage handbags, a place where I love to visit.  In this shot, her only handbag is her son’s lunchbox…

The Look:  Shoes and Sweater are APC, an amazing French brand with stores in NYC (and also carried in other major stores throughout the US) http://usonline.apc.fr/ Jean are by Madewell, http://www.madewell.com/index.jsp and Sarah’s great scarf is from the store Ten Over 6 on Melrose in Los Angeles, http://shop.tenover6.com/