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Open Roads, Open Minds : A Driving Experience with Porsche and Vegas Magazine

Modern Luxury Editors | September 22, 2020 | Lifestyle Feature Sponsored Post Lifestyle Feature Features

Luxury fashion icon, Ricci Lopez, shares how driving is the ultimate form of therapy

Now more than ever we are looking for outlets of escape--a long run, a good book, a solo drive; perfect solitary moments of reflection that give peace to an uncertain and chaotic world. The freedom of the open road has always been a moment of recharge for Vegas’ own, Ricci Lopez.

“Driving is my ultimate form of escape,” Lopez, Vice President of Sales at STITCHED said. “When I'm in my car I have music on that I love; and I might be driving to a specific destination, or I might be driving just to drive. For me driving is very, very therapeutic.”

The Porsche Taycan provided the perfect driving santancuary as Lopez joined other Vegas car enthusiasts for an afternoon drive around Red Rock National Park, part of Porsche’s Stay Driven Tour. Winding through the breathtaking Red Rock Canyon, guests enjoyed an afternoon test-driving the latest fleet of vehicles from Porsche.

“I was born and raised in Las Vegas, and Red Rock is one of my favorite destinations,” Lopez said. “During this drive I got nostalgic for things from my childhood. Bonnie Springs, the landscape, the colors were bringing back beautiful memories. I love how driving can do that.”

From Vegas and beyond, the Southwest terrain provides the ultimate driving landscape for Lopez.

“My favorite drive is actually driving from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. It's the perfect amount of time, with beautiful scenery,” Lopez said. “I actually enjoy driving by myself. I just find it to be a time of reflection and just being with myself, the music and the open road.”

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Photography by: Courtesy of Porsche