Monsterland: monster theme restaurant re-opens in Mesa. Watch my Arizona bizarre travel video!

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Help! I’m locked in a cell with a Gothic Lolita… Where in the world am I?

To find out, watch my new video about alt, spooky travel in Arizona.

Can you tell I had fun on this trip? I’m especially happy with how this video turned out, thanks to the original soundtrack by Leon Lindon, and performed by the Lindon Automata.

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Eerie music plays as we explore Monsterland Bar & Grill, a theme restaurant in Mesa, Arizona (east of Phoenix).

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I was already shaking as I entered the restaurant through a winding passage. Creatures of the night awaited me…

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… some of which jumped out unexpectedly!

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Inside, it was every horror scene come to life, from dungeons to dragons.

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I got tied up in Frankenstein’s lab.

Bunny shirt: Miffy store in Hong Kong
Scallop shorts: KiLaRa, from the Hong Kong Hello Kitty store
Bunny-eared headband: gifted by Soho Hearts
Monster gloves: gifted by Josie Loves J Valentine (remember the photoshoot we did in LA?)
Lolita shoes: Yosuke, from Marui One Shinjuku

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Leon Lindon, in the Adventure of the Pharoah’s Curse.

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His visual musical band, Colosseum Thesis, braves the Grim Reaper’s scepter.

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“We did the Monsterland mash. It was a graveyard smash.”

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The VIP room was ruled by an alien (perhaps from our Sedona road trip?). Monsterland often has special events like video game nights, costume parties and “Scary-aoke.”

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The food matched the monstrous theme: beer tasters in a skull, “Children of the Corn” balls, bat wings.

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The blue Swamp Water cocktail had a surprise at the bottom. You’ll have to order one to discover what lies beneath.

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Dare to be scared! Monsterland re-opens on August 24th (they were on temporary hiatus); check their Facebook for upcoming events.

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Here’s a bonus outfit photo, from dinner with Visit Mesa at Postino Wine Cafe in Gilbert, AZ.

Octopus print dress: gifted by Sourpuss Clothing; buy it here.
Black eyed bag: Hyoma, Izzue boutique Hong Kong (store photos soon)
Sunglasses: gifted by Lumete

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I have fond memories of this meal. I tried a Macedonia Tikves Vranec wine, and stuffed myself with salads and bruschetta.

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Gilbert, a town known for its water tower, has a nice food and arts scene.

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I also ate very well at Liberty Market, across the street from Postino’s.

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We enjoyed fresh favorites like caprese salad, pizzas, burgers, and endless coffee refills.

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I leave you with these photos of me in the Downtown Phoenix Westin hotel bathtub. You can see more photos of my Miffy bunny dress in this post.

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Did you expect Arizona to have such spooky culture? Would you visit the monster restaurant?

I hope you enjoy the video and soundtrack. Tell us what you think of our Arizona adventure.

PS: Plane tickets booked for August! Can you guess where my travel team’s going next?


  1. Mel
    Posted June 25, 2013 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    *o* amazing places and really cute guys :3

  2. Rhianna
    Posted June 25, 2013 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    I wish I could have seen you!~

  3. Xenicus
    Posted June 25, 2013 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    Ah I was just in Sedona three days ago for a spur of the moment trip.

    I live in Phoenix and even I learned about some new places from this. Hah :P

  4. chico
    Posted June 25, 2013 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    Actually I live in Phoenix. Nice video and its good that you had fun here. :)

  5. Sam
    Posted June 25, 2013 at 11:14 pm | Permalink


  6. Valstion
    Posted June 25, 2013 at 11:14 pm | Permalink

    She is so cute

  7. Haylie
    Posted June 27, 2013 at 6:07 am | Permalink

    Fashion monster??

  8. Lucy
    Posted June 27, 2013 at 6:08 am | Permalink

    I would love to visit monster land!

  9. Ivy m
    Posted June 27, 2013 at 6:08 am | Permalink

    The music rocks keep up good work!

  10. Sofie
    Posted June 27, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    The video was funny & great. :D The background music was really good.:) I like it & the photos, too. :3 Monster’s.*-* xD Nice.♥

  11. Heathyr
    Posted June 27, 2013 at 11:58 pm | Permalink

    Yay! Must visit. This and love Jekyll and Hyde in NYC.

  12. Zerthrope
    Posted June 28, 2013 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

    man that trip looked amazing your so lucky im stuck im boring England..

  13. Art
    Posted June 28, 2013 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

    I love it!

  14. Clelia
    Posted June 28, 2013 at 6:42 pm | Permalink


  15. rila
    Posted June 28, 2013 at 6:42 pm | Permalink


  16. Minecraft
    Posted July 12, 2013 at 2:10 am | Permalink

    Very strange and special. I’ve never set foot in such a place dropping. And that feeling will make very interesting.

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