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Taking Flight in the Windy City

Posted on August 28, 2013 by Amazing Capes

So pumped to see the beginning of Route 66 after flying along its cruisy sunbeat roads in the southwest this spring. Rox w/ a Carolina Blue Amazing Cape (& gold sample) took an inaugural dive into Chicago and was immediately impressed. Pics below feat. Cloud Gate 'the Bean' - definitely a spaceship, in the incredible Chicago Art Institute, & Agora- a sculptural installation of large headless bodies in Grant Park. Kudos on a great city all you Chicagoians! 

 

 

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AC Road Trip Scrapbook :)

Posted on May 22, 2013 by Amazing Capes

 

Dear America, 

We love you!

Sincerely, 

Amazing Capes


 

We had a fantastic journey, and are so glad to be able to share it with you.

This springtime use promo code MERICA to save 10% of all the capes you need! 

HURRAY!



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AC Episode 5: Back in Time

Posted on April 14, 2013 by Amazing Capes

Episode 5: Back in time at El Rancho

Along Route 66 in the crossroads town of Gallup, New Mexico there is a time capsule draped in the glamour and charm of Frank Sinatra and Betty Paige, John Wayne and Lucille Ball, their visages now encapsulated in black and white silver gelatin along wall upon brick wall. Built by the brother of film director D.W. Griffith, El Rancho was the southwestern playground for A-list movie stars since 1936 through the height of the 20th century. Featuring a desert backdrop, mahogany bannisters and 3 stories of lore, the hotel now has a change of cast, but once the heavy front doors have double locked, the energy of debauchery, fame and class sneaks out to mingle upon the red carpet at night. And as this glowing playground presented itself, we too decided to sneak out upon the quiet carpets and take up our roles in this humming drama.

AC Truth 5: History has recorded many great and terrible things; from bloody battles and ethereal pyramids, to masterful strings of numbers, to an old hotel in the desert singing Etta James… And as we inevitably breathe ourselves into the future, lets take care when we can fill our lungs from the past. There is still a whole lot to love about Lucy. 




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AC Episode 4: New Mexico Vortex

Posted on April 11, 2013 by Amazing Capes

Episode 4: The Vortex of Santa Fe, New Mexico. “The Land of Enchantment” Anna and Rox have dubbed New Mexico with a new motto “The Land of Entrapment”.  It is beautiful. It is magical. But goodness gracious, it weaves its silvery web around you and pulls you in. This web appeared in the form of car troubles at 6pm on a gorgeous Friday evening. And as it is, our shining sun warrior deemed itself fit for the sleepy high altitudes of Santa Fe and simply stopped upon arrival. Our taxi driver that night said “Oh I’ve heard that before, you know what that means? You’ll be here for the next 10-12 years.” Well, Santa Fe- you sure are lovely, your adobe homes sprung from the earth, with sun shining on the 2nd oldest city of America, but just the weekend will do for now... And so without a car, there’s nothing like a cape to elevate self propelled travel.  

With spirits high, we took it in: the play of desert light, the brushes of O'Keefe, that divey hole The Matador, the jewels along the Palace of the Governors, a glimpse of the Miraculous staircase, sightings of Hillary Swank on the plaza, the hills of thermal waters, and the gushing art of Canyon Road. And soon, Amazing Capes felt filled with the enchantment that becomes this arid land. 

And several days later, as Tony and Jimmy seemingly fixed Wanda’s electric regulator woes, we sped off through the dust shattered sunset skies towards Arizona. What? Leave New Mexico? Never... The silvery web zapped the headlights and the power in the dead of night, ZZZZZZZZAP- forcing a poetic stop just shy of Thoreau, NM in the dead of night. 

Ever need a perfect time to look for UFOs? Waiting on a AAA tow truck lends itself just fine. One spastic looking air traffic pattern in the sky could have been just that.

Snow began to fall and the world became surreal. We woke up back in time at the Blue Spruce in along Route 66 in Gallup, NM... so bizarre! So wonderful. 

AC Truth 4: Having an Amazing Cape helps transform ‘trouble’ into adventure and increases your chance of spotting extraterrestrial life.  








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AC Episode 3: Cadillac Ranch

Posted on April 09, 2013 by Amazing Capes

Episode 3: Cadillac Ranch, several miles west of Amarillo Texas. An eccentric millionaire by the name of Stanley Marsh once hired a group of hippies to bury ten Cadillacs in the earth. To date, it is one of the finest pieces of art I have ever had the pleasure of both seeing and experiencing. Left open to the wiles of curious visitors, the cars  emulate a link between the nostalgic era of the beat driven 60’s and the future forward earthlings of today. They wear an armor of spray paint decades deep. Planted between the east and the west, the old and the new, the Cadillacs have become statues of their time, testimonials that challenge where we have come from and where we are going. 

3rd in line for the windiest region of the USA, Cadillac Ranch beckoned to Amazing Capes- HERE- it said- TAKE THIS WIND! Make your mark. Be bold. Take flight. Propel the journey forward!

AC Truth 3: By following your own eccentricities you will give others the courage to follow their own. 





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