First Time In Budapest: Photo Diary

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Recently I had the pleasure of traveling to Budapest for the first time, and it was an incredible experience. I traveled with Corinthia Hotels and wrote an article for AskMen.com on their five-star hotel there which has stood for over a century and is Europe’s first  grand dame hotel. I spent four days in Budapest after flying in from London with British Airways—which was just over a two hour flight—and got to experience a little bit of everything.

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I toured the historical and iconic sites such as Buda Castle (the city view from it is the photo at top), the Szechenyi Thermal Baths and Heroes Square (above), shopped along the famed Andrássy Avenue and at the Great Market Hall, ate at restaurants such as Gundel and Reteshaz, and checked out the city street art and the popular ruin bar Szimpla kert. Get a taste of Budapest below with some more of my snaps, with more posts soon!

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Music Download: Gwen Stefani’s Catchy “Baby Don’t Lie”

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Haven’t done a new song select in a while, but as soon as I heard Gwen Stefani’s new solo single, “Baby Don’t Lie”, had to share it! Check it out below: Read the rest of this entry

Why Travelers Will Love The Seiko Astron GPS Solar Watch

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In collaboration with Seiko I sported the Seiko Astron GPS Solar watch as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #AstronElite, but all opinions are my own.

As a travel freelance writer and blogger, time zone changes can get annoying. I’m often good a changing my watch and phone when readying to take off, but I sometimes do forget and can get worried if I’m catching another flight in a new time zone and I forget about the time change. It happens when there’s just an hour difference, and while it usually gets worked out within 10 minutes or so, there’s really no need for the worrying to occur. Now with the Seiko Astron GPS Solar Watch, wearers don’t ever have to worry about remembering any time zone changes. Trust me, it came in handy for me when I was recently in Vancouver coming from Budapest. Read the rest of this entry

In The Bag: Daytime Accessories For Las Vegas

las-vegas-accesories Sunny and warm, you only need a handful of accessories for a trio out to Vegas if you’ll be spending your days being pampered in one of its dozen spas, hanging out in your hotel or resort, or catching rays out by the pool. Shot in the new Delano Las Vegas and by the Mandalay Bay pool, my accessory picks below: Read the rest of this entry

Outfit: Fall Casuals + Accessory Pattern Clashing

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Fall is a great time to layer, and a simple way to do for a casual look is with a denim jacket and statement accessories. This fall has already been such a crazy time for me that I haven’t been posting as much as I usually do–sorry! Just got back from traveling Europe (so excited to share about that soon) and am now in Vancouver. Have had to keep styles rather casual so thought would be a good time to post about that.

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How to Style a Polo – Tips From Lacoste

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Photo via Lacoste’s Facebook and is of Steve McQueen by William Claxton

For Details I chatted with Lacoste’s creative director Felipe Oliveira Baptista during fashion week to get the designer’s tips on wearing the brand’s signature and iconic style, the polo. From our conversation, these are the polo styling tips I gathered that are easy to remember and to keep in when dressing or shopping for your next polo.  Read the rest of this entry

Outfit: Biking in Vancouver

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While in Vancouver this summer, instead of running the lululemon SeaWheeze half marathon I went for a bike ride with others who were also sitting out the run. We rode along the runner’s route to cheer and see the run, which brought throughout the city over across one of the several bridges over to Kitsilano Beach (also known as “Kits” Beach). There with the picturesque background  (though almost everywhere in Vancouver – at least where I was – seemed to be picture qorthy) I decided to do an importune outfit shoot. More below:

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8 Fall Essentials To Get Now

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With fall here it’s time to pull out those sweaters, light jackets and other fall essentials and put them to use. Below are are eight of my fall essentials and styles you can get now from Original Penguin, Perry Ellis, Ben Minkoff and more:

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Must See: The Sandro Homme Workshop in SoHo (Plus What To Get This Fall)

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In New York on 145 Spring Street in SoHo, the French luxury brand Sandro has opened up its first U.S. men’s store, the Sandro Homme Workshop, which will be featuring a different shopping concept and experience. From my article for AskMen.com, along with the chic fall and winter styles, the Workshop will feature in-store artist collaborations that includes showcasing a new artist each month through the end of the year. Each artist will have a week-long live installation in the beginning of their time in the Workshop towards the front entrance, with their work staying on display through the rest of the month.

More about the new store, which will remain open through the end of 2014 as Sandro looks for a new spot to open up a flagship, on AskMen.com. And if you are wondering what Sandro is offering this fall, I’ve picked out my five favorites below:

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7 Athletic + Tech Travel Must Haves

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This summer I got to visit Vancouver for the first time for the lululemon SeaWheeze Half Marathon. Since the destination is known for its outdoor and fitness nature, I based what I was going to bring with me on what a savvy athletic traveler should be using on flight.

Headphones – V-Moda

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While earbuds are perfect for the outdoors and running, a stylish and functional pair of headphones for the international flight are essential. The V-Moda XS are an on-the-ear style pair of headphones that are foldable for easy packing. Noise-isloating and providing award winning sound, the style is also customizable to your liking. Read the rest of this entry

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