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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, 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, Fashion, Photography, Travel

The Nautical look

September 28, 2014

I love to squeeze out the last bit out of summer before it runs into fall. Today a group of friends and I went out on the docks to cruise the Pacific and enjoy the sun. I’m lucky to have friends with boats so I don’t have to spend the money on one. Here’s one way to get “the Nautical Look” without dropping anchor on a new boat or tons of money in department stores.


Shorts/Boat Shoes/White-T/sweater/Zara

Blog, Travel, Vlog

Kayaking in the Puget Sound

September 11, 2014

Ballard Kayak invited me out to enjoy their Discovery Point Kayak & Hiking Tour. As this was my first time Kayaking, I was a bit nervous. My guide gave me a brief training lesson on the beach and afterwards we were off! The 3.5 hr tour starts at Golden Gardens and continues on to Discovery Point. Once at Discovery Point, we went on a short hike to Discovery Bluff to get a view of the Olympic Mountains. Before heading back to Golden Gardens we enjoyed a gourmet lunch and paddled through Shilshole Marina. During the trek back I got to see a few animals like eagles and sleepy floating seals. My experience with Ballard Kayak was fantastic and I recommend it to any one who enjoys being out on the water.

I took my GoPro along with me so you can experience the tour as I did. I hope you enjoy it!

Blog, Food, Travel

Moore Coffee – Seattle

August 14, 2014

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If you’re traveling through Seattle and looking for one of those not so secret but cool spots that most know about but few have been, then you should check out Moore Coffee located in the heart of downtown Seattle. What I like about Moore is the intimate atmosphere and relaxing décor.

Moore Coffee X 1930 2nd Ave.Seattle, WA 98101

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Not only does Moore produce an assortment of delicious hot and cold caffeinated beverages but they also have a small kitchen that creates Instagram worthy breakfast waffles and sandwiches. My favorite choice to order is the Strawberry Shortcake waffle, which has fresh strawberries that are smothered in whipped cream and hot Matcha green tea latte.

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Deighton Cup 2014

July 27, 2014
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My outfit: Blazer/Topman Trousers/Express Shirt/Zara Shoes/Zara

Deighton cup 2014 was amazing! Not only was the event filled with awesome people dressed in 1920’s style fashions but there was delicious food by Cocktails and Canapes and great musical entertainment too. This is my second time going to Deighton cup and some how it’s good every year. Maybe it’s because they always pick days with excellent weather or maybe it’s the type of people the event draws. Either way you look at it, what a great day to be in Vancouver!

Blog, Travel

The Deighton Cup

July 23, 2014

On July 26th, I’ll be attending the Deighton cup. The Deighton cup is one of the biggest cultural events in Vancouver featuring Live music, specialty cocktails, cigars, luxury cars, 1920’s style fashion, and horse racing! Check out their website for details.

Blog, Travel

Flight Infographic (#Travels2Europe)

July 2, 2014
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Every airline has their pluses and minuses. Above is my personal infographic of my experiences with specific European airlines during #Travels2Europe. Some of these airlines I flew for the first time and some not. Hopefully, this flight infographic will help someone else decide which airline is better for them. Airlines are broken down and categorized into best price, most comfortable and best tasting food.