Blog, Photography, Travel

Snow Day

December 29, 2014




Snow Day

After all the hustle and bustle of the holidays I decided it was time for me to get some peace a quite. Driving through the Cascade Mountains during winter time can be so tranquil. In most areas no one is around and you have plenty of time to enjoy nature and get away from all the crowds.

Blog, Food, Travel

Tasting: The Spud Shack

December 1, 2014

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The Spud Shack

Yesterday I received a private tasting at The Spud Shack in New Westminster, BC. The Spud Shack is known for it‘s Vanfoodster award winning Poutine, but they also sell local craft beer, a variety of burgers and delicious desserts.

I was really excited about tasting the veggie burger option. The veggie burger had tons of flavor and when paired with the vegan-based gravy in the poutine, The Spud Shack menu is a vegetarians delight. The only thing I didn’t taste were the desserts but maybe I’ll save that for next time.

Other highlights include: “Eff’ing Good Burger” and the assortment of sauces.

Blog, Travel

The Spirit of Detroit

November 18, 2014

Here’s a Instagram video I made for The figurine in the video is a mini version of the statue called, The Spirit of Detroit. The statue is placed in iconic parts of Detroit, like the Joe Louis fist and the highly recognizable GM Renaissance Center. I hope you enjoy it.

Special thanks to them for collaborating during my travels in Detroit. They really are a good resource when traveling to Detroit.

Blog, Fashion, Travel

Black x White x RED

November 16, 2014
Mens fashion winter



Mens Style Guide

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


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


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 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 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! Enjoy some of my favorite experiences through this video highlight. If you’re on YouTube, be sure to subscribe.