16/04/2013 § Leave a comment
Officially back on the east coast after my trip to Los Angeles! If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have already seen my bajillion and three beach and car and Mexican food pictures, so I will spare you. But you’d like to see my recap of Northern Grade, the American-made men’s pop-up shop, you can find it on the BKLYN Dry Goods blog here. I’ve also still got plenty of other stuff to share from my trip, so please be on the lookout for future posts.
Of course, no trip home is complete without a few stowaways. In fact, because it is one of my personal rules to never ever EVER check a bag, it’s become something of a ritual to leave behind an item or two that won’t fit in my carry-on, with instructions to ship it to me (sorry, Mom). This time around was no exception.
Shown above, from top left:
Vintage Guam t-shirt* from BKLYN Dry Goods
T-shirt* from Deus Ex Machina
T-shirt* from General Quarters (call to order)
Personalized postcards from Black Sheep Postal Service
Veg tan belt from Cause and Effect (that I helped make at Northern Grade!)
Juniper Ridge incense from General Store
*I’m designating summer 2013 “The Summer of the T-shirt,” evidently
Shown below, my magnificent vintage Ralph Lauren blanket coat from BKLYN Dry Goods. If you want one of your own, they’ve still got a beautiful aztec-y pink and greenish one — but act fast and contact them directly, as it isn’t on the site just yet.
I do hope all is well with you. Yesterday’s devastating events at the Boston Marathon left me more than a little shell-shocked and my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected. For more information on how you can help, please visit the American Red Cross.
Be safe. xo.
04/04/2013 § Leave a comment
Hello from 10,000 feet somewhere above Pennsylvania! Skyblogging! As I mentioned earlier, I’m heading out to visit my hometown of Los Angeles this weekend for a pretty awesome two-fer. My twin nieces just turned ten (oof! double digits!) and Northern Grade, the travelling men’s pop-up, is in town. I’m actually willing to consider this a three-fer, if the weather manages to stay in the 70s, as expected.
I’m really looking forward to catching up with some familiar faces and meeting a few new ones. I’ll probably be rambling around in my sweet rental car everywhere from Simi Valley to Manhattan Beach, so do let me know if there’s anything you think I shouldn’t miss. Over the weekend I’ll be on hand with BKLYN Dry Goods at Northern Grade, which you should definitely check out. It’s a pretty rare opportunity in Los Angeles to find such an excellent assortment of quality, American-made menswear, accessories and collectibles all in one place and the folks at Pierrepont Hicks always put together an awesome event. If you see me, please say hello!