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Best Neighborhoods to Stay In During Your Miami Getaway

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If you’re starting to feel the effects of the mid-February winter blues then you’re not alone. You might be struggling to decide where to spend your upcoming—and well-deserved—spring vacation and there’s one place that can solve this question: Miami. One of the top vacation destinations in the United States, Miami offers not only its world-renowned beaches but also a thriving nightlife, warm tropical weather, and a variety of mouthwatering cuisines. It’s no wonder that millions of tourists flock to the city each year. With this list of the best neighborhoods to stay in during your getaway to the sunshine state, all you’ll have to worry about is packing your swim trunks and shades. Read the rest of this entry

Travel Inspiration: The Colorful Wynwood Walls and Arts District

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Earlier this year I was in Miami with the Thompson Miami Beach and got a chance to spend a morning over in the Wynwood neighborhood to experience the Wynwood Walls. Since 2009 the Walls have welcomed over 50 street art and graffiti artists from 16 different countries to cover and revitalize the walls of the Miami warehouse district neighborhood with their works.

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Numerous mural artworks await visitors ranging from symmetrical art to works with characters and symbols, and the art expands further then the Wynwood Walls and throughout the district. Get a taste of what you’ll find at the Walls and in the Wynwood Arts District below, plus a look at my springtime styling with Original Penguin’s new take on the classic polo inspired by Miami street style. Read the rest of this entry

Escape to Miami with Original Penguin Spring 2015

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Miami sounds good about now, especially with this frigid weather we’re having up north. While I am headed to Magic City in a couple of weeks, I get to travel there vicariously sooner thanks to Original Penguin’s new Spring / Summer 2015 ad campaign. Read the rest of this entry

Style Guide For Music Festivals

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If you find yourself heading to Magic City this weekend for the Ultra Music Festival, I’ve put together a cool guy’s guide for AskMen.com to give you a rundown of who to check out, where to eat, drink and shop in Miami, who to take style inspiration from, and what to wear:

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Styling for any music festival, you can never go wrong with skinny jeans, but if the destination is very warm (like Miami), shorts are also a great option—just make sure to go for flat front over cargo styles (those are so over). For tops, go for graphic tees and tanks with funky designs, and make sure to skip out on the usual band, kitsch or ironic T-shirts. For accessories and footwear, old-school chic and plastic sunglasses are great to go from music festival to sunbathing, a colorful or print baseball cap is useful all spring and summer long, and sneakers and slip-ons are good go-tos as you’ll be standing and bouncing around for hours. Read the rest of this entry

Mud Runs Get Gayer

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Mud runs have been an ‘it’ thing to do for the sport enthusiasts and those who just want share photos of  their dirty selves at the event on Facebook—not judging, I’d be doing the exact same thing…#mudrun. Men and women have been sliding around the mud (or newer variations like the cleaner foam run) for years now, in either very little clothing or festive costumes. You’d think someone would’ve thought of a gay mud run sooner, but alas it has arrived and is coming to New York this Pride season.

Out-Fit Challenge is booking itself as the first LGBT mud run, and the organization held its first event this past Miami Beach Gay Pride. What makes this event more unique than the obvious, is that the company provides proceeds of every dollar earned to national and local LGBT charity organizations.

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