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Black x White x RED

November 16, 2014
Mens fashion winter

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Mens Style Guide

Sweater/SMPLFD Pants/JULIUS_7 Glasses/Retrosuperfuture Shoes/Aldo Hat/G-Star
Photos taken by Toronto fashion photographer Georgia Esporlas

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Mens Style Guide

I really enjoy visiting Toronto but sometimes I forget how cold it can get during the winter. It’s a good thing I brought my “A” sweatshirt from Willy’s Detroit. It’s perfect for layering in cold weather. I’d like to think it stands for Antonio but it actually comes in every letter of the alphabet. Damn, not so lucky.

Blog, Life, Travel

Against the wall

November 15, 2014

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FullSizeRenderPhotos were taken at Joe Rockhead’s in Toronto, ON

I have a new respect for indoor rock climbing. I’ve seen people scale up mountains on TV but it was a lot more physically and mentally demanding than I thought. This was my first attempt at climbing and I have to say I’m pretty proud of my accomplishments.

Blog, Fashion, Travel

Midtown Detroit

November 12, 2014
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Midtown Detroit

Midtown Detroit

Midtown Detroit is located just north of Downtown and is one of the most booming areas in Detroit. The area has boomed because of all the new developments that have been popping up the last few years. Midtown has tons of art galleries, restaurants, museums and trendy boutiques all in walk-able distance. The area seems very community based so there is always something going on like poetry reading or misc performances.

Some of my favorite spots in Midtown are located in the Cass and Canfield (or Midtown North Cass) area. Two of favorite boutiques from the area are called Shinola and sister their store Willys. Shinola and Willys are connected to each other not only in area but both only sell goods from America. Willys has an assortment of brands including FILSON, STEVEN, ALAN, MOLLUSK, CLARE V, while Shinola focuses on leather goods, hand crafted bikes and fine watches. Pictures from inside are above.

Notable food mentions include:
Avalon – serving up Michigan-made and organic goodies since 1997
La feria – Spanish Tapas

Go to VisitDetroit.com for more info about Midtown area.

Blog, Travel

Two birds with one stone

November 9, 2014

Traveling to Detroit

I try to go back to Detroit, MI to see family at least once a year but this time it will extra special because I’ll be hooking up with VisitDetroit.com to share some cool things happening in “The D”. I’m kind of excited about it because it’s like killing two birds with one stone. Make sure to check my Instagram and Twitter to hear about my Detroit experience.

Blog, Fashion

Seattle Fashion Week 2015 Preview Party

November 7, 2014

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After a 3 year break, Seattle Fashion Week is back. Tonight was the first meet and greet for the newly revamped Seattle Fashion Week. Although it was only a small sneak peek, the staff did mention the runway date of March 4-7th, their location at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall and that it will be featuring mostly ready to wear clothing.

Blog, Travel, Vlog

Year 2 for Antoniocdsmith

November 7, 2014

I can’t believe it’s been two years since I started Antoniocdsmith.com! Enjoy some of my favorite experiences through this video highlight. If you’re on YouTube, be sure to subscribe.

Blog, Food, Life

Meeting Shiro Kashiba: Seattle’s Sushi Pioneer

November 3, 2014

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Today I got a chance to meet Shiro Kashiba from Shiro Sushi. Shiro Kashiba is known for awing Seattle sushi enthusiasts with his sushi mastering skills. Although he’s recently retired, Shiro demonstrated his sushi preparation and technique at the Pike Place Market’s Atrium Kitchen. During the demonstration I also received a signed copy of his book. If you’re into sushi like I am you should check it out. The book contains recipes, images and illustrations of Shiro throughout his life. Shiro: Wit, Wisdom & Recipes from a Sushi Pioneer

Blog, Food, Life

Seattle’s new foodie hub

October 30, 2014
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Pioneer Square has always been a tourist hot spot for t-shirts, magnets and other Seattle souvenirs but recently the area has been getting some noticeable upgrades. Dubded Seattle’s new foodie hub, PSQ restaurants like London Plane, Pizzeria Gabbiano, Quality Athletics and Caffe Umbria are really making some waves. Although I couldn’t eat everywhere, I did try out a few spots.

Peppermill Turkey, Sundried Tomatoes, Provolone Cheese, Parsley on Baguette from Caffe Umbria.
Bagette

Pizzeria Gabbiano pizza sold by the kilo.
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London Plane Chicken soup with thick cut bread.
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Blog, Food

Hello Robin

October 15, 2014

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Macklesmores

If you love sweets like I do you then Seattle’s Hello Robin is the place to go. Not only does Hello Robin serve fresh, warm and soft baked cookies but they also serve Seattle’s very own Molly Moons Ice Cream. Robin and Moons become a wonderful combination when you order the Hello Robin ice cream sandwich pictured above. I was lucky enough to grab one of the legendary Mackles’more (Named after Seattle rapper Macklemore) cookies right as they were coming out of the oven. The Mackles’more cookie is made with chocolate chip cookie, graham cracker, and marshmallows. So Good!

Blog, Fashion

The Oversized Blazer

October 12, 2014

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Get oversized! The Oversized Blazer is a good look for fall. Paired it with a skinny jean to accentuate blazer size and you have a look with attitude and style.

Blazer-Express
Shirt-ZARA
Trousers-AllSaints
Shoes-PF Fylers