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want // top grooming from nordstrom anniversary sale.

Posted on July 25th, 2016

Though Nordstrom.com isn’t my go-to for the latest designers and style, I shop there for their breadth of product and continue to shop because of its unbeatable customer service.

Their legendary Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing and here are my top grooming picks:

Jack Black is a brand I trust, and I have used their Cool Moisture Body Lotion for a while now, especially after being out in the sun. It isn’t sticky or film-y, and leaves my body feeling cool.

I have super sensitive skin and I have used so many SPFs that make my skin break out. Supergoop is now the only sunscreen I use.

Thanks to Equinox, I am hooked on Kiehls Creme de Corps. I put it on after the gym and I don’t know how I survived previous winters without it.

When I don’t have my Le Labo, Tuscan Leather, Coqui Coqui or Jo Malone on me, I know Armani has got me covered. The trio bundle of Armani Code, Acqua di Giò and Acqua di Giò Profumo are perfect for travel.

I used to use the original Clarisonic for a facial-like cleansing, until the Mia came out. Compact and super easy to use, it usually travels with me wherever I go.

want // loewe puzzle.

Posted on February 2nd, 2016

Its been on my list forever. Time to pull the trigger?

jetset // #manhattanhenge.

Posted on June 3rd, 2014

#Manhattanhenge is upon New York City. It really is a magical feeling, walking out of work and being greeted by the most amazing sky on fire. The Atlantic wrote a thoughtful piece about it, and why we’re so drawn to the phenomenon:

For a brief moment, as the sun kisses the streets of Manhattan, nature appears to fall into the order of the manmade world. The sun comes to us.”

We love it for illuminating the beauty of the present. And we love it for alerting us to the enduring clockwork of the much larger world, the one we don’t always take time to notice. “

[[ photo from flickr // @ecguerra ]]

want // pink.

Posted on May 28th, 2014

Real men wear pink.

modern man // men and their motorcycles.

Posted on October 22nd, 2013

Very few things capture the heart and passion of men around the world like a motorcycle does. It represents an escape, an adventure, danger, defiance, brotherhood and independence, and solitude.. all at the same time. It’s no wonder that legends like Clint Eastwood, Marlon Brando, James Dean and Steve McQueen have been so passionately in love with their bikes, representing everything that a man wants in his life, a girl in tow.


I’ve been a passenger on a late night NYC motorcycle ride up and down the West Side Highway and FDR Drive. I’m not sure if there is anything that beats the thrill, the excitement, the nervous sensation that you get while on a bike, and I cant imagine what it feels like to be in control of one. That experience, and my scooter ride through Paris in the rain, are the limits to my cycle exposure, though they wont be the last.

High grade leather jackets, some with armour, protect riders from abrasion, impact and puncture damage. Just because you dont ride a motorcycle doesnt mean you cant look like you own one though. And thanks to modern manufacturing and fabric innovation, leathers have become cheaper and pleather looks more like the real deal than years prior. Leather jackets range from designer [Saint Laurent, Balmain and Givenchy] to everyday street [Schott and top picks from Urban Outfitters and ASOS]