15 Jul
Get drunk while staying sharp on your toes... kinda...

Coffee and liquor are both necessities for most people, at least here at the LIAS secret compound, but together? Not so much. That may change with the XO Café by Patron. The tequila allows one to drink it straight up, on the rocks or blended in a cocktail, but that’s not all. Desserts and a […]


19 Jul
Two new sneaker styles debut for Fall 2010

Today Gourmet NFN unveiled their new model for Fall 2010, called the Due C (above). The zipper-bestowed canvas upper lends the mid-top shoe almost 2 distinctly different looks, and comes in two colorways — white and navy blue. Gourmet also introduced the Quattro Skate this weekend, a skateboarding shoe aimed at a slightly higher market […]


6 May
The latest from LA's Gourmet

Gourmet has been putting out some nice shoes for a young company, and these Quadicis in Napa leather are no exception. I love the unabashed Italian American fandom of the Gourmet founders, which they take so to the limit with their NTN logo (which stands for, yes that’s right, “Not For Nuthin’”). I have to […]


8 Apr
Distilled in 1938, it's older than WWII

Wow how I’d like to get my hands on this Mortlach 70 Year Edition, now officially the world’s oldest whisky. Distilled in 1938, this Speyside whisky (the Madman’s favorite Scotch region) comes stunningly presented in a wooden bespoke box, with its delicious liquid contained there within glowing the color of sun-bleached polished mahogany. No matter […]


12 Mar
A hungry amateur's foodie exploration of Korea

The largest Korean population outside of Korea can be found here in my hometown: Los Angeles. Our K-town is thriving — endless nori-bangs (private karaoke rooms), neon-lit buildings, and hundreds of Korean restaurants to choose from. But even with the conditions ripe for exploring this exquisite gastronomy, I still found my Korean food choices limited […]


15 Feb
Walking the murky line between casual and formal

I’m usually not for sneakers that look like shoes, or shoes that look like sneakers. I’m more of the commitment type — choose your weapon and live with it. But something about these BePostive shoes works for me; I think it’s the attention to detail. Started by Milan’s SlamJam — the shop and distributor to […]