TheGoodLife! x Woolrich Present: A Celebration of American Soul Featuring the Photography of Ricky Powell and Hosted by Slick Rick the Ruler

TheGoodLife! was honored to partner with Woolrich to present “A Celebration of American Soul Featuring the Photography of Ricky Powell and Hosted by Slick Rick the Ruler.” On the occasion of Ricky Powell’s 57th birthday, TheGoodLife! and Woolrich installed a collection of Ricky’s iconic prints at Woolrich’s Soho store showcasing some of the 1980’s and 90’s most influential figures like Basquiat, Andy Warhol, LL Cool J, Run DMC, Beastie Boys, Keith Haring and more. Adding another legendary layer to the evening was host Slick Rick the Ruler who paid homage to both Ricky and to Woolrich, a brand that has been amongst his favorites since he wore one of their coats in the video for “Teenage Love” in 1998. After giving some Woolrich styling tips out to Fitz Henley and Kelsey Adams and chopping it up with the likes of Poster Boy, Milk and K$ace from The 212 and filmmaker Charlie Ahearn, The Ruler toasted Ricky with a surprise performance of “Children’s Story!” Check out a full gallery of photos by Sebastian Ramirez after the jump.

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Doesn’t it feel now, more than ever, that we are hurling through time at such a crazy pace that keeping up is simply impossible? And what exactly are we keeping up with? The constant barrage of information, mis-information and every insignificant bit of data in between has deposited us in a constant state of flux that goes nowhere. Modern world problems indeed! So where do we go from here? For us, the answer is simple – we go to Camp Nice!

What started as a simple camping trip has become something so much more, and the changing times have all to do with it. Now Camp Nice is a sanctuary. Not so much an escape as it is a return, Camp Nice is the ultimate reset button. Whether for just one night or the whole twelve days, Camp Nice takes us back to a simpler way of life, one of cooperation, enthusiasm, and creativity, one where family and friends or complete strangers can co-exist peacefully and happily and rebuild the true feeling of what life is all about!

We know it sounds a bit extra, but anyone who has been to Camp Nice will tell you the same! This year saw Camp Nice bloom even more beautifully. A super diverse group of campers ebbing and flowing to and from camp made each day a completely different adventure, there was no way to know which way the vibe would swing. Merit badges were won, arts & crafts were created, boats were raced, waterfalls were discovered, haunted cabins were braved, fires blazed, and epic meals were created and shared. We’d watch the sun come up and then do it all over again!

Camp Nice would not have been what it was without our amazing partners this year.

Receptra Naturals – From CBD infused tea rituals every morning to CBD ointment for post-canoe shoulders, and even a CBD extract to help the Camp Nice canines keep calm in the woods, Receptra truly helped us “Make it Nice.” Their “Hang Up, Be Healthy” no cellphone merit badge was amongst the most coveted and only the most dedicated completed the challenge of 24 full hours without a phone check!

People Footwear – Every camper received a pair of People’s Cypress insulated moccasins that were essential all day and all night comfort.

Arvin Goods – Arvin hooked up a specially packaged Camp Nice sustainable sock meaning everyone had dry feet, even after surviving the few storms that rolled in.

Raen Optics – All campers got to hit the lake in style from Raen’s full range of sunglasses. Some people never even took them off!

Burton Snowboards – Burton’s Camp Nice accessory pack was the perfect size to keep all camp essentials at close hand.

Mizu – This years official Camp Nice mug came from Mizu as did a set of camp cutlery including chop sticks for all campers. Even back in the real world, its all you need to eat and drink and be completely green.

D’Angelico Guitars – From sunset sessions to late night crooning, D’Angelico provided the strings for Camp Nice’s merry musicians.

Austin Eastciders – Who knew camping and cider went so well. From the fully stocked Dardy Bar, Austin Eastciders were a hit from the first sip of the day to the last before bed. They mix great in cocktails too!

Old Blue Last – You’d be hard pressed to look across Camp Nice and not spot OBL’s signature gold can in multiple hands. Ice cold was the way to go.

El Buho Mezcal – When it came to late night libations in front of the fire, The Owl delivered every time.

Don Julio, Bulleit Bourbon & Ketel One Vodka – Our generous liquor sponsors meant that this years Camp Nice never feared a drought and tasty cocktails were always on deck!

We could continue on for days but words ultimately just don’t do Camp Nice justice, so without further ado, please enjoy our Camp Nice Recap Extravaganza in film photos by Craig Wetherby after the jump. To everyone that came, thank you! And to those that didn’t, there’s always next year!


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TheGoodLife! Presents: Camp Nice 2018 Video Recap!

Camp Nice 2018 was the biggest and best yet! Nestled on our own private campground in New York state’s Hudson Valley, Camp Nice is the ultimate adult end of summer camp! Peep our extended video recap in 1080p here and stay tuned for the mega film photo extravaganza coming soon!! #WeMakeItNice!

Thanks to our sponsors for making this year EXTRA NICE!
Receptra Naturals – CBD and Cannabis Wellness
People Footwear – Footwear
Raen Optics – Eyewear
Arvin Goods – Socks
Mizu – Camp Mugs and Utensils
Burton Snowboards – Camp Packs
Austin Eastciders – Hard Cider
Old Blue Last – Beer
Don Julio – Tequila
Bulleit – Bourbon & Rye Whiskey
Ketel One – Vodka
El Buho – Mezcal

Video directed by Akira Ruiz
Director of Photography by Paul Park
Additional Camera by Vladimir Borges

Follow @Camp_Nice on Instagram for more niceness!

TheGoodLife! Presents: The Camp Nice Soundtrack Curated by Ricky Powell!

CAMP NICE SOUNDTRACK 2018Just in time to get you into the mood for Camp Nice comes the official Camp Nice Soundtrack curated by the one and only Ricky Powell. Commence Camp Vibes Now!


Get ready, Camp Nice is coming soon and spots are filling fast!! To reserve your place email! #TheGoodLife! #CampNice #WeMakeItNice! ⛺️🐿⛺️ Make sure to follow @camp_nice on Instagram for camp vibes & updates! Visuals by John Law.