26 Jun
Gear for your skate, photography & beer drinking lifestyle

Now that we’re a few days into the warm Summer Solstice, it’s time to pick up, pack up & explore the world around you. Poler has recently released some new items for the upcoming season including four new bags: a daypack, mini duffel, camera cooler and mountain tote. They’ve also  collaborated with Mizu to craft […]


20 Jun
Art Correspondent Freddi C conquers Spain's ultimate artistic city

Whenever I visit a new city for the first time I’m always armed with my trusty Lonely Planet travel book. Come the second visit, having gotten all the classic sightseeing locations stricken off my must-see-in-my-lifetime list, I dump the guide books and make sure to Facebook people residing in that same city and get the […]


25 May
Celebrating 50th Anniversary of landmark Aurora 7 voyage

Fifty years ago yesterday, astronaut Scott Carpenter became only the second American to orbit the Earth solo aboard the Aurora 7 space capsule. He orbited three times while wearing a Breitling Navitimer chronograph, following John Glenn in an epic milestone of American space exploration. How many watchmakers can boast of being worn on pioneering space […]


12 Jan
How Anne Hathaway made me feel like a hobo

The continuing saga of one girl’s quest to cut through the red tape. Read previous posts HERE.. Ah first class. The swift ease of being whisked to the airport or private jetway by your trusty driver. The elegant roll of your Louis Vuitton valise as it passes ratty backpacks and broken Walmart suitcases, hobbling pitifully on […]


9 Jan
Full leather handles and a Barbour signature tartan lining

One of the latest designs from the iconic British brand is the Table Top Travel Explorer. The exterior of the bag is made from thick 10oz waxed cotton outer, but features 100% Barbour Tartan cotton lining. An embossed branded leather patch is also included. The exterior print design is fascinating with a variety of table-top […]


22 Sep
A gorgeous bag set to improve with age

This black deerskin travel bag from Simon Spurr features two handles, golden zips and hardware, a padlock, internal laptop/document sleeve, extra zipped internal pocket space and a Simon Spurr embossed logo. Produced from soft quality leather, the supple bag is said to age and improve, like a fine spirit, with time’s delicate touch. Book that flight, […]


Part II of the Elf’s Swimming With Sharks adventure. Click HERE to first read Part I…  Above image courtesy of Bill Fisher …The water was clear. Mackerel swam around us, but my mind was on bigger fish, obviously. Where were they? When would they show up? Would there be a sound? For about a minute […]


1 Sep
The ultimate gentleman's travel toiletry assembly

Seattle’s Blackbird boutique excels in many aspects of menswear, but their vintage department is a virtual trove of hidden treasures. Among them is this beautiful vintage grooming kit fashioned from walrus leather that has a rich, textured look that nothing but time can bestow on an item. The gold zippered main compartment opens flat to […]