Blog, Fashion

Keep your edge

March 9, 2015

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KEEP YOUR EDGE

AllSaints/ Conroy leather biker jacket

I like versatility of Leather Jackets. You can dress up your leather with a button down shirt and tie, or like is this example above, dress down with a plain shirt. Leather jackets can be a pricey but I’d like to think of them as an investment. These jackets almost never go out of style so you can wear them for years to come.

Blog, Photography, Travel

Moment Lens Review (60mm)

March 3, 2015
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Moment Lens Review (60mm)

As travel blogger I always tussle back and forth over image quality versus convenience. Sometime carrying around a DSLR or even a Mirco 4/3 camera just isn’t conducive for those quick snaps. For this review I decided to try the 60 mm Telephoto attachable lens from Moment.  The 60mm is used to pull subjects closer and provides excellent image quality.

After testing, I found the lens to be worthwhile.  I do have some thoughts on how Moment it can improve it. Below I have broken down some pros and cons of this well crafted lens. The code “firstmoment” will give you 15% discount on all purchases.

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With lens
Moment lens 60mm

Pros:

  • Stylish presentation
  • Clear image quality 
  • Well built 
  • Lens comes with soft lens bag. 
  • Cons:

  • 60mm lens Price $99 + $9.99 mounting plate
  • Lens blocks flash
  • Weight ( slightly unbalanced for light iPhone )
  • Blog, Photography

    Sky Jumper

    February 23, 2015

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    I’ve been a little busy lately but I did have some time to take some levitation photos at Kerry Park. I’m really starting to like this style of photography. It’s simple but also makes a big impact.

    Blog, Travel, Vlog

    Portland is Happening Now

    February 6, 2015

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    Portland is Happening Now

    Around this time last year I went on an a epic adventure through Portland, Oregon courtesy of Travel Portland and the “Portland is Happening Now” campaign. The “Portland is Happening Now” campaign highlights tourism to Portland during the winter months.

    This year Travel Portland is not only highlighting great deals around the Portland area, they’re also partnering with the Base Camp Brewing company. 10 Portland breweries have paired up to create 10 different #PDXNOW brews. Kind of a random fact but did you know Portland currently has the most breweries of any city in the world? It surprised me when I found out. Travel Portland sent me one of their beers (Bridge Builder) to try. I’m interested to see what it taste like. Bottoms up!

    Blog, Fashion

    Menswear: Recess wallet

    January 19, 2015

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    Menswear: Recess Wallet

    While in San Francisco I met up with the good people at Recess. Recess gave me two of their ultra thin wallets for review. I found out these wallets to be perfect for traveling and very high quality. I especially like the color selections and softness.

    These high end wallets are typically priced at 180$ to 96$ but the code “asmith” will get you 20% percent off.

    Travel

    Quick trip to SF

    January 15, 2015

    I really like going to San Francisco. In many ways the city really reminds Seattle but in other ways it’s very different. One of my favorite things about SF is that it’s so multicultural. So many many people packed into a small area. Perfect place for a quick trip!

    Blog, Food, Travel

    EATING ABROAD: TIRANA, ALBANIA

    January 11, 2015

    EATING ABROAD:TIRANA, ALBANIA

    Eating in Albania was interesting. The cuisine is a mixture of different cultures including Italian and Turkish foods. Here’s a video of one experience while eating in Tirana, Albania. For images of my experience check here.