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.
I’ve always been fascinated by the sea. Mystery and tranquility are tucked away like precious gems in a music box. The ocean remains one of the few places I feel undeniably “myself”. From the moment my bare feet wriggle in the sand, I’m hooked. I’ve always called it “lyrical meditation” – an imperceptible harmony of water, land and air.
Recently, Davidoff Cool Water challenged me to interpret what #LoveTheOcean means to me. Personally, the ocean has always been a place I call home – whether on a boat, seaside condo or under a beach umbrella. It’s always served as a destination for me; it’s the fantastic prize at the end of a journey. I chose to interpret #LoveTheOcean as a weekend getaway. My stylish essentials include nautical favorites and of course Davidoff Cool Water’s cool new cologne, Night Dive.
A few weeks back, I had the opportunity to shoot a really fun short video with DETAILS Magazine and Swiss watch brand TISSOT. I’ve been a fan of TISSOT’s timepieces for a few years now because they’re one of the few luxury watch brands I can afford, which means I can snag more than one.
The video profiles each of TISSOT‘s four timepieces categories (Classic, Sporty, Adventurous, and Trendy) and coordinates them into four parts of my daily routine as a lifestyle blogger. From my morning runs and afternoons full of meetings to weekend shoots and jet-setting destinations, a watch is my most important accessory to keep me on schedule and ahead of the game.
If you haven’t already, check out TISSOT’s full catalog of watches and take a minute to watch the video above. Let me know what you think!
The old adage “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is perfectly illustrated at a flea market. Oddities lay waiting to be discovered by the discerning eyes of bargain shoppers. Nineteenth-century dolls and mid-century magazine racks sit patiently hoping to be marked as ‘SOLD’, while their respective foster parents yearn to go home with pockets flush with cash.
I’ve always found flea markets and bazaars to be visceral experiences. There are some items that jump out at me – as if to establish a once-known connection that has since fizzled. I get the creepiest déjà vu rifling through the bins of old photographs and rusted toys, but it’s that feeling I most look forward to. Plus, when I get tuckered out, there are stands offering shoppers exotic food and specialty drinks!
For the better part of two years, the weekends were my time to explore. I’d map out the spots I wanted to go and not retire until each had been checked off my itinerary. With professional and personal conflicts piling up, my ‘time for exploration’ slowly dwindled to zero. Last week, I was challenged by ZICO Premium Coconut Water to create a Crack Life Open List – a catalog of items I could actually accomplish. I’m happy I’m able to check “#8: Explore More” off my list after a trip to the Brooklyn Flea Market this weekend… now just seven more items to go. Read More
I’m profiling the “dark lord of streetwear” En Noir. Designer Rob Garcia has put his unique spin on the streetwear market with re-imagined basics in blacks and dark leather. I took these photos on my quick trip to Colorado this week to speak at an event in Vail. It was one of the most beautiful sceneries I’ve been around in ages!
It’s that time again for another Music Monday. From up-and-comers in electro-pop to a track you’ll be singing all season long, here are
16 17 tracks to get you through your week. Pour your favorite vice, sit back, and enjoy some smooth tunes. Read More