Blog, REVIEW, Travel

Trumbull & Porter Hotel Detroit

June 29, 2017
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Trumbull & Porter

Trumbull & Porter

Trumbull & Porter

Trumbull & Porter detroit

Trumbull & Porter

TRUMBULL & PORTER HOTEL DETROIT

Let me start the blog by saying you must visit or stay at this hotel when in Detroit. Even though Detroit is where most of my family lives, I like to stay in hotels because it gives me a fresh perspective on how the city has grown. If you walk through the hallways Trumbull and Porter hotel, you can feel the positive youthful energy that’s happening in Detroit. The craftsmanship it took to produce such an aesthetically pleasing hotel is very evident when you notice their comfortable beds, color theme and common areas. One favorite of my things about this hotel is nearly all the work and supplies for the $9 million dollar project was sourced in Detroit.

This hotel is located in Corktown, which is in walking distance to restaurants and coffee shops. This hotel has been open since 2016 but they have made some of the final touches this year by completing a brand new outdoor stage for performers and opening the restaurant Red Dunn Kitchen. As an adding bonus Trumbull and Porter features a bike package where you can rent bikes from Detroit Bike to see the city. I plan on trying this the next time I visit.

Blog, Entertainment, Food, Life, Travel

Baseball in Japan with Ambassadors Japan

May 25, 2017
Ambassadors japan

Baseball in Japan

Hanshin Tigers
Hanshin Tigers
Ambassadors Japan

Cultural differences: Japanese baseball versus American baseball

(Yakult Swallows vs Hanshin Tigers )

Ah! Ambassadors Japan took me to see my first Japanese Baseball League game. I’ve been waiting to witness a professional Japanese Baseball League game since I collected baseball cards. Not only was I absolutely overwhelmed to enjoy Japan’s #1 sport but also I was excited about doing something somewhat rare for foreigners. In some ways, my pictures don’t give the match much justice but I’ll try to describe the game the best I can.

Let’s talk some cultural differences you might find during a Japanese baseball game versus an American baseball game. Most stadiums in the U.S. offer food staples like hot dogs, popcorn, fries or wings. At Japanese games you’ll find foods like takoyaki, udon soup, hot dogs or delicious katsu curry. Oh, did I mention there is a professional cheering section keeping the energy up during the game? The enthusiasm of this section is off the charts. If I had to compare it to anything I’d say the energy is something close to a U.S. college football or an English premier soccer match. Each cheer squad is constantly blowing trumpets, clapping cheer bats and banging on drums to support their team. Not only does each team have its own song, but also each player has his own chant. Woo, that’s a lot of singing! In the end, the Tigers won 7-1.

If you’d like more information about Japanese culture please visit Ambassadors Japan

Food, Travel

Quick stop for pancakes in Harajuku

May 3, 2017

Quick Stop For Pancakes in Harajuku 

Today I made a quick stop at Sunny Store & Cafe in harajuku for some of their fluffy pancakes. Pancakes have been really trendy over recently years in Tokyo. Culturally in Japan pancakes are consumed more like a dessert than breakfast. Sunny store & cafe’s menu is pretty simple; pancakes with strawberries, French toast with ice cream, Marshmallow lattes and bubble shakes. All choices will satisfy your sweet tooth.  

Blog, Review

Jord watch contest

March 15, 2017

Jord watch contest

So I’ve got a new contest featuring, Jord wood watch! Before I give you the details on the contest, let me tell you about my experience with the Dover series: Olive & Acacia watch. I’ve found the watch to be high quality, unique and make an interesting conversation piece. Before being shipped, each watch is sized specially to fit your wrist. After ordering, Jord will send you a printable ruler to measure your wrist, so you know it will be the appropriate size fresh out of the box. Another feature I really enjoy about this self-winding watch is it requires no battery. The natural motion of the wearer’s arm to provides energy to run the watch, providing energy to make it run. Here are links to Jord’s Men and Women’s shop. These watches are the prefect accessory for the spring/summer season.

All you have to do to enter the contest is fill out the Jord giveaway entry form here and you’re entered. The winner will be chosen 04/09/2017 to receive a sweet $100 off gift code toward one of their fantastic watches. Don’t worry if you don’t win because everyone else will receive a consolation gift code of $25 just for entering. Remember the contest ends at April 9th at 11:59pm so if you’d like to win, enter ASAP. Happy winning!

Blog, Fashion

Seattle Gents x Art Of Shaving

December 14, 2016

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Seattle Gents x The Art of Shaving from Antonio Smith on Vimeo.

Seattle Gents x Art Of Shaving

Thanks to The Art of Shaving and Teavana for collaborating with the Seattle Gents. During this exclusive event we received a thorough demonstration on shaving techniques, and information on special holiday deals on grooming products. If you’re looking for stocking stuffer ideas, I would recommend checking the Art of Shaving. During the demonstration we sampled Teavana’s limited edition White Chocolate Peppermint Rooibos tea to sip on. The tea was a perfect choice to warm our spirit during this chilly Seattle weather.

Photographed by Abdirahman O. Mohamed

Blog, Fashion, Technology, Uncategorized

Buki Pop Up Shop

November 7, 2016

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Buki Pop Up Shop

Buki is a new hyper-functional collection launching this holiday season. Joey Rodolfo (Buki’s creator) has set out to infuse cutting-edge fiber technology into apparel for today’s modern, multi-tasking lifestyle.

Since the Buki collection has extremely breathable fabric, I believe their clothing would be essential for the stylish traveler on the go. During their private blogger event, Joey made the announcement he was calling one their new shirts, “The Gent” named after the Gents of Seattle. Look forward to a Buki blog post coming very soon. Check out Buki brand on Instagram.

Blog, Fashion, Food, Life, Travel

Goldfinch Tavern’s Weekend Brunch

October 29, 2016
Goldfinch Tavern


Goldfinch Tavern’s Weekend Brunch

Some of Seattle’s best style enthusiasts were invited to experience Goldfinch Tavern’s weekend brunch at the luxury Four Season Hotel Seattle and oh man, what a meal!. The brunch buffet is packed full of sweet and savory delights that will give you life. I would highly recommend this brunch because of it’s beautiful waterfront backdrop, unlimited mimosas and central location of downtown Seattle. Search for the hashtag #SeattleGents on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook for more details.

If you enjoy men’s fashion or lifestyle, make sure you follow these Seattle Gents on Instagram – (Top image left to right) @Antoniocdsmith @suitedsoor @a.model.citizen @getweigewithit @richardmeharry @nelson_yong @hector_diaz_mtz @anthonyujr @phnk @curtisbright

Blog, Fashion

Fall Style

October 3, 2016

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Fall Style

Fall weather is coming Seattle. I’m not ready! As the weather get colder, I’ve been switching my style to leather jackets and wool hats. Some of these pieces are from the GAP x GQ collection. I’ve also been playing around with different color socks too. What do you think?

Blog, Fashion, Photography, Uncategorized

Bellevue Fashion Week 2016

September 22, 2016

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Bellevue Fashion Week (Sips And Suits)

Bellevue Fashion Week fall 2016 was sparked last night with the event, Sip And Suits. Sip And suits was a night for men’s fashion and featured wine from western Washington’s wine capital, Woodenville, Washington.

It was good to connect with some of my fellow fashion bloggers and plan for great for the future. Tickets for Bellevue Fashion Week can be purchased here.