This summer, I went to Mars (it’s possible that it was actually Newfoundland’s Bonavista Peninsula and Fogo Island, I can’t remember). While there, I took advantage of the embarassingly rich supply of thundering fog-covered landscapes to make this unearthly little series. I enlisted the help of my awesome nephew and beautiful wife, who, despite the wind and rain, seemed eager to run around and set off smoke bombs. Good times.
We’re used to seeing celebrities hawk perfume, clothing, jewelry, and even luxury automobiles. But vodka bottled in a crystal head? That’s right. Dan Aykroyd is the celeb behind the new spirit Crystal Head Vodka, which is produced in St. Johns, Newfoundland. We know Aykroyd from his legendary Blues Brothers act on Saturday Night Live. But maybe he’s destined to be remembered by his new product. His inspiration is certainly intriguing.
Known more for its proximity to bountiful oil-fields than for its architecture, the town of St John’s, in Canada’s Newfoundland, has enjoyed a cultural revival in recent years based on a mini-economic boom and its quirky hilly terrain, upon which rows and rows of colorful houses have been built.