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Autumn Wind

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Sitting alone in my favorite local coffee shop, I feel a familiar breeze. The winds of autumn are slowly picking up and bringing with them spectacular sensory reminders why I love fall so much: pumpkin spiced coffees, falling leaves, and layered jackets.

I’m so thrilled to be heralding in the cooler weather with this look from the fine folks over at Alfred Dunhill. Pop by dunhill’s Madison Avenue store in New York City (545 Madison Avenue, at 55th Street) to shop the newly-arrived Autumn/Winter 2014 Collection in person and be sure to take an extra-special look at the range of colorful accessories. dunhill crafts some of the smartest styles around – if you don’t know the dunhill take on dapper, you don’t know what you’re missing!  Read More

Fueling Inspiration

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I’ll always be a fan of fashion from across the pond. The Brits have such a smart way of dressing that I can’t help but be envious as I write this wearing little more than my knee-torn pajamas. As I’ve tried educating my casual style over the last year or two, I’ve always turned to one brand: Ted Baker. The cheeky prints and subtle details on tailored silhouettes provide the perfect “British Style Starter Kit” for any guy. I’m particularly drawn to the brand’s heritage accessories – the well-worn leather brogues and graduated schoolboy satchels are among my favorites!

Ted Baker recently got a digital facelift with a newly-revamped website and a spectacular new Pinterest campaign. I’m thrilled to partner up with the storied brand to help you guys win some impossibly cool swag. The idea is simple: create a Pinterest board with some of your favorite products from Ted Baker and inspirations for your new look, submit the board, and each week in-house stylists will choose a winner to win some of the items you featured on your board from Ted Baker!

It’s that simple! I created a board for myself full of the dark, brooding (but lively) pieces I would want to wear and sprinkled in some inspiration images for the guy I hope to be in 5 years: successful, hilarious, and Casanova-level romantic.

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AEO x Made In America Festival

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Last month, I got the opportunity to join American Eagle (as well as a slew of my favorite bloggers and editors) for the Budweiser Made in America music festival, where AEO was the fashion sponsor. We had an absolute blast rocking out with the AEO team and some of the hottest names in music. Battling the elements in Philly didn’t stop us from enjoying endless Budweiser beers and complimentary massages, all while rocking the latest from American Eagle. Read More

High Up

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I’ve lived in New York City for over seven years. I can’t say there haven’t been days where I’m not feeling completely jaded with the chaos of this place. I often avoid the busiest areas of the City – like Times Square, Herald Square, and other tourist traps – for fear of losing my sanity among the slow-moving crowds. Last week, I was invited to join Marriott at their Renaissance Hotel location in Times Square for a mini-staycation as part of their Marriott FlashPerks program. Bonnie and I got the chance to relax and explore Times Square with a new perspective. We shopped, played arcade games, and grabbed some ice cream before retiring to our luxury suites for the night.

The next morning, we joined the Marriott team for breakfast followed by a helicopter tour of downtown New York City. It was absolutely stunning! Our FlashPerks program ended with a trip to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Bloomingdale’s. If you haven’t already, check out Marriott’s FlashPerks program which gives you that instant gratification with time-sensitive offers and packaged deals. It’s all part of Marriott Rewards, which is one of the best modern loyalty programs out there!

Where are some of your favorite places to visit in New York City?

Music Monday / 05

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It’s that time again for another Music Monday. From pop royalty to some fairly sick beats, here are 16 17 tracks to get you through your week. Now grab a sleeve of Double-Stuff Oreos and take a seat… Read More

Philly Cool

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Last weekend, I got the chance to travel to Philly for the Made In America festival. It was such a blast and was one of those weekends I won’t forget anytime soon! I got the chance to test-drive some new pieces from Zappos, like this crisp Lacoste polo – a style which was a staple of my prep school uniform! I paired the polo with my favorite seersucker pants and my Nixon tortoise shell watch (new personal favorite!) … What do you  think?

If you’re around for New York Fashion Week, be sure to stop by the Zappos Recharge event on September 6th and 7th. There will be free BluePrint juices, charging stations (so you can Instagram all day long!), a photo booth and lots more. Will I see you there? #ZapposRecharge

Lacoste Polo / Cadet Pants / Vans Shoes / Nixon Watch

Freakin’ Weekend / 08

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With New York Fashion Week in full swing, it has been one hell of a couple days! This weekend will be filled with a handful of shows and presentations – plus a few much-needed long lunches. I plan to take a stroll down through SoHo to pick up something snazzy to wear to the Bloglovin’ Awards on Sunday. I’m nominated for the Best Men’s Blog award!

Hope your weekend nails it; here are a few of my favorite links from this week to get you through the weekend…

Need these shoes like, yesterday.

A super intelligent robot may be closer than you think. And it’s cute as a damn button.

I cannot wait to see this movie. I’m obsessed with Tina Fey.

There is a chance the Virgin Queen (Elizabeth 1) could’ve been a boy!

These lounge shorts are like heaven for your nether-regions.

Sixteen interesting facts about The Lion, the With and Wardrobe.

Gant Rugger is churning out some spectacular style for next Spring.

For healthy take-away, check out this place in New York … and this place in Los Angeles.

Here are 10 fashion-forward shoe brands you need to know!

Cool denim jacket for under $100? Believe it.

This cat. This cat. This cat… oh my lord. I need this cat.

All I want is to age as flawlessly as Pharrell. That’s it.

I can’t stop listening to this 16-year-old sing a cover of “Daughter” by Youth.

I’ve been loving the suit selection at Topman recently.

I got this gadget for my apartment and it’s changed my life. Scout’s honor – best $50 I’ve ever spent.

I don’t want summer to end. I may just have to wear this backpack year ’round…

[Photo Credit: Dust Jacket Attic]

My Life, In Food

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Food has always played an important role in my life. I have found few better storytellers than food – rich flavors, legendary recipes and late night snacks never show up without an interesting adventure to surround them. There are the epic weekend parties with friends followed by taco binges at 2AM or the indescribably delicious gelato that made a certain terrible day much more bearable. Every morsel tells a story.
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