Blog, Fashion, Travel

What’s in my bag? (#PDXANTONIO)

January 30, 2014
outfit list pdxnow

Here’s a visual cheat sheet of all the things I’m bringing with me to Portland. #PDXANTONIO.

1. Timbuk2 Avaiator travel bag
2. Olympus om-d e-m5
3. Levi’s Selvage Chambray Work Shirt
4. Club Monaco stripe crew
5. Levi’s dark denim
6. Levi’s black denim
7. Blackwell trading co boot
8. South Lake Union Umbrella
9. Timbuk2 coffee cup
10. Macbook Pro
11. GoPro pole
12. Wool Scarf
13. Sunglasses
14. gopro hero 3 black


Blog, Food, Photography, Travel, Vlog

Seattle to Portland #PDXANTONIO

January 29, 2014

Great news!

Tomorrow, I go on a train adventure from Seattle to Portland sponsored by, Amtrak Cascades and Timbuk2. If you remember, a few weeks back I introduced you all to the Portland Express. The Portland Express is a special train that rides from Vancouver, Canada to Eugene, Oregon. This is a unique Amtrak train and has been completely redesigned to give you the Portland experience. This experience includes newly upholstered seats, art, food and beverages from beloved Portland retailers.

Starting tomorrow I will be recording video, live tweeting and blogging my way through this two-day adventure in Portland. Who knows exactly what I’ll be seeing but if you have any suggestions please tweet them or message to me. You can follow the hashtag #PDXANTONIO OR #PDXNOW for coverage.


Blog, Fashion, Travel

Travel Essentials: The Timbuk2 Aviator Travel Backpack

January 27, 2014
Timbuk2 Aviator hike

I like my travel bags to have both style and ample capacity. The Timbuk2 Aviator Travel Backpack is the essential bag to take with you for small out town getaways or quick weekend trips. One of my favorite qualities about this bag is the rain fly bag covering attached which gives it a bit of ruggedness during those wet days and protects your mobile devices like laptops, cameras, or mobile phones.


What are the features?

    *Rain fly for soggy days live in its own dedicated pocket.
    *20″ (28.5L) ample capacity can be carried on.
    *Laptop pocket fits up to 17″ MacBook Pro
    *Converts from suitcase to backpack with stowaway padded straps and removable hip belt.
    *Expandable top compartment for quarantining shoes and toiletries.
    *Full-zip opening main compartment provides the easy access of a duffel.
    *Two external zip pockets for smartphone, wallet, and passport.
    *Fabric reinforced tarpaulin and durable nylon fabric construction.
    *External compression straps for cinching or expanding.
    *Padded, ventilated back panel for a comfy, dry carry.


Blog, Entertainment, Travel

I am a featured RawArtist!

January 25, 2014
RAW Seattle

Good news everyone!!! I’ve submitted my Tokyo: Through my Lens video to and I was accepted to represent Seattle’s RAW film talent.

On February 27th, RAW will be holding their season premiere showcase at The Showbox Market. This showcase will feature spectacular underground Seattle artists in categories such as dance, music, hair, fashion, and film. If you would like to buy tickets to support me please buy your tickets through my individual link:

P.S. The link to purchase is on the top middle of my profile page, right above my video. is international community made up of creative individuals across to the world to provide exposure to independent artists with the tools, resources needed to inspire and cultivate creativity. Check out their bio video for more details about RAW.

Details: RAW: natural born artists – “Awakening”

The Showbox Market

February 27th

Tickets: $15 online $20 at the Door



GoPro Hero 3

January 20, 2014

So I recently bought a new toy, the GoPro Hero 3. The GoPro Hero 3 is a mini camera that provides 30fps built-in wifi and resolutions up to 4k. I will be definitely be using it in future video so I wanted to give it a quick test run out at the beach in Seattle, WA. hero 3

Blog, Fashion

Style trend: Mixing patterns

January 6, 2014
Mens layering fashion

Mixing patterns can sometimes leave the most skilled style expert filled with anxiety. Polka dot, plaid or stripes mixed together the wrong way can lead to a absolute mess but done correctly, it can lead to genius!


One tip that I’ve learned in mixing patterns is to think “small and big”. Small patterns like polka dots on the inside and big and bold patterns on the outside. Here are two examples on how you could layer mixed patterns.


Photos taken at Ian shop

Blog, Food, Travel, Vlog

TOKYO: Through my lens

December 23, 2013

TOKYO: Through my lens, is a visual documentary of my experiences in Tokyo, Japan. This video covers my 5 days and 4 nights of colorful discovery and adventure.

Blog, Entertainment

Lions Ambition’s video – Believe

December 22, 2013

The long awaited lions Ambition video, “Believe” is finally here! It’s also my debut as flesh eating zombie. It was awesome experience being apart of the video process and it was a pleasure to hook up with this awesome Seattle band. For behind the scenes footage and my make up process click here.

Blog, Travel

Travel Portland and Amtrak Cascades unveils the “Portland Express” #PDXNOW

December 14, 2013

Travel Portland and Amtrak Cascades unveiled the “Portland Express” to social media travel enthusiast on Dec 13th at King Street Station. The Portland Express is a train with a unique dining car that runs from Vancouver, B.C., through to Eugene, Oregon.



The car has been completely redesigned to give you the Portland experience; it’s features include Pendleton Woolen Mills upholstered seats, art, food and beverages from beloved Portland retailers. Passengers will be able to ride the “Portland Express” starting January through to March 2014.

Portland based Woodblock Chocolate


Luz Elena Mendoza and the Tiburones (Portland band) playing a acoustic set inside the dining car.

The bands performance.






More event photos

Blog, Travel

Holiday Air Travel Tips!

December 12, 2013
Holiday air travel tips

1.Get to the airport early.
I know this sounds like a no brainer but if you don’t get to the airport early enough you may miss out on your ticket. The winter months are the highest travel time out of the year in the U.S. so that means tons of lines, bodies and other red tape to go through to get to your travel destination.

2.Put your smart phone to work.
If you have an iPhone and don’t need to check luggage, try using the Passport App. With this app you can download your boarding pass and save time by avoiding the check-in line all together. Airport staff will then scan your phone at security check-ins and when boarding the plane. Plus, the added bonus of being environmentally friendly by saving paper.

3.Buy a gift just for yourself.
When possible, try for Economy Plus, Economy Comfort, or Premium Economy seats for your holiday travel. These sections of the airplane will give you at least four inches of extra space and early boarding privileges. Perks like these can be pricey but the gift of lowered stress and extra comfort can be well worth it on a crowded and lengthy flight.