BOYFRIEND + NEW ENGLAND, A TRYST: NEWPORT, RI

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Waking up to be a Vanderbilt, or descendant of (like Anderson Cooper!) would sure be nice, would it not? Then again, more money…more problems, and upon basking in the glory of their fine residences Bellevue Avenue you have to wonder, what’s the upkeep on that? Newport, Rhode Island though, old money and all, was an incredible getaway for Stephanie, and the chance for us to step back in time and play a little, “what if?” What if I made enough money to afford the upkeep on that home? What it…what…if…

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Boyfriend + New England, A Tryst: THE HAMPTONS

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As the business of being the boyfriend of a blogger goes, I think Stephanie and I are entering a golden era. Stephanie has always been a dreamer, but I think she been growing more and more adventurous, under my bad influence, and we’ve turned quite a few normal trips into excuses for photo-shoots. This connection between dream and making it a reality found it’s high-gear, and in that lane she turned my obsession with the idea of a preppy life and my over-use of the idea of “The Hamptons,” into a turbo six-day New England road-trip extravaganza.

5 cities…East Hampton, NY, Newport, RI, Martha’s Vineyard, Falmouth, MA and Boston…in 5 days. And we did it…and we came back broken and exhausted, but I also came back with a new dream in my heart…

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Outfitted for Combat: NYFW

…and so I make my way back to the arena where I was first baptized in couture…Fashion Week.

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Werk.

Five years ago I made my first round to Miami Fashion Week in the summer of 2009, and then New York Fashion Week in the following fall. They were night and day to each other, Miami being this week long retreat of designers, press and South Beach party-goers to New York’s high-fashion, high-fuel gauntlet of shows. These experiences are what made me hunger for the imagination of design, and the beauty of presentation…I just so luckily happen to be The Blogger Boyfriend, and when Stephanie went on assignment, so did I go with her…and I went outfitted for the fashionable urban jungle. Meow. (more…)

The Catalina Adventure Birthday

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The greatest birthday adventure that ever was. Check it out…

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MAGIC in the Desert

 

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Far be it from me to turn down a free night or two in Las Vegas with the lady… (more…)

10 the Hard Way

10 the Hard Way…10 Instagrams and the “why” behind them showing up in my feed last week.

1. The legendary Club 33.  Making all of my insane “secret club” fantasies, and my boo’s culinary fantasies, come true all in the same evening.

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2. Seriously in love with this table that I’ve been hanging around at since I was a baby. The Avon cup touches my soul.

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3. I posted this because bae and I obviously dressed so damn cute and matchy, matchy…the mirror trip was just a bonus.

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4. Nutrition is important in this household, and I am recently obsessed with Burger Lounge. Have you been? Comment below! Buckwheat salad w/ seared ahi.

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5. I’m not a Vegas dude, so to me, this is one of the most beautiful images of Las Vegas I have ever seen…and I took it. BOO YAH.

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10 the Hard Way

10 the Hard Way…10 Instagrams and the “why” behind them showing up in my feed last week.

1.   What an interesting bag of chips, right? Going on a road trip with Steph this September, and it will literally be a preppy’s dream come true. Starting in NYC for Fashion Week, followed by a night in Montauk, up through Newport, Rhode Island, and then to Martha’s Vineyards, Cape Cod and finally out of Boston. I am breaking my GTH pants out for this one!

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2. I thought twice about posting this, but ended up saying what the hell. Cool concept by putting this on the bathroom mirror at Cafe Gratitude Larchmont, but then again…you’re in the bathroom at Cafe Gratitude Larchmont, and unless you get that angle right, it’s straight urinal.

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3. Steph got these gorgeous Sicky S2 Tortoise frames, so naturally I had to take a blogger boyfriend type of shot with them. I used to steal my Pap’s cool shades all of the time, so I made him put these Sickys on, and wanted to see who thought I wore them better than Pap. I lost.

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4. I posted this picture of my cool little Peg and Awl chalkboard and the message scribbled on there out of sheer pride. I’ve been renting my studio out periodically thanks to Airbnb for about two years now, and I’ve never had a bad review (knock on wood). Airbnb has allowed me to meet some super cool people from all of the the world, and I am grateful for kind guests who respect my space!

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5. Again with the vanity…who looks best in their shades? Pap won by a LANDSLIDE.

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Family Feud: Sicky v. TOMS

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When Stephanie got her new Sicky S2 Tortoise sunglasses in I had no idea the battle that would take place, not unlike the War of the 5 Kings (GoT reference). Here I was in standoff between Stephanie, my dear Pap Pap, and my mother…although mother was content repping TOMS, so for her the struggle was more just to prove that she looked the best generally speaking.

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And They’re Off! TBB Day at the Races

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Thanks to my cousin in my 20s I started to develop this sickness that I couldn’t stop from spreading…The Prep Flu. I started desiring colored pants, polos and oxfords like I had never had an itch for before. I wanted to summer on the shore. I wanted to play preppy games. I wanted to dress in pastels and go to the horse races!!!

I’ve been slowly trying to make up for my lost childhood of not being a prep by hanging out on boats and buying more J.Crew. This year I turned another corner, put on my bowtie and grabbed my gorgeous girlfriend, and we went to play the ponies in our Sunday’s best… (more…)

Watch Me Now

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We all have our obsessions. A lot of guys start their obsessions early in life. Cars, football, clothes, books…women. My obsession with watches started a bit later, but I’m gladly catching up here in my 30s and growing a collection that would make pops proud.

Let me share my obsession with you… (more…)