Recently, I was asked to be an ambassador for Banana Republic’s Open For Joy Collection. The Holiday Collection is broken into three fantastic “shops” for men: Black & White, Plaid, and Après Ski. As the casual guy with the downtown edge, it’s no surprise I’m representing the Après Ski collection. Every piece is right up my alley!
The phrase ‘Après Ski’ takes on a different meaning for everyone. Personally, it means total relaxation. My weeks are spent jetting from one jam-packed day to the next. Hard as it may be to believe, I don’t get a lot of “free time”. In order to keep my sanity, I block off one hour on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week to unwind. I call it my “nothing time” because I literally have no agenda for those sixty glorious minutes. I’ll sip coffee at Saturdays NYC, browse used books at Strand, or grab some comfort food from my favorite local joints.
Whatever I choose to do, that hour is mine and mine alone. Inspired by the Open For Joy collection, what would you consider as your “Après Ski” moment? Where do you unravel and relax?
Scout Sixteen is a lifestyle blog from Justin Livingston. Justin grew up in Mississippi but relocated to New York City in 2008. On Scout Sixteen, Justin shares his passion in fashion, travel, food and drink, and mental wellness.