Advice

The Blogger Boyfriend Travel Kit

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I only just (re)started blogging a couple weeks ago and I’m already getting a ton of questions about all the adventures Steph and I have been going on, and more importantly, what to pack! Here is what it takes to get me out the door…

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Relationship Deal-Breakers

I am in a committed relationship. Repeat.

As a guy with a lot of girlfriends girls that are friends I have that wonderful responsibility of being the logical male advice giver. This is a double edged sword because we (those in my shoes) get a lot of the “why is he being this way” types of questions, but our girlfriends girls that are friends hate us when we give them the logical male answer.

Recently a friend of my girlfriend girls that are friends got herself into a situation with her long time boyfriend that I see as an absolute deal breaker. I can’t stand to hear about it any more because it makes my blood boil. When you’re with someone how many deal breakers does it take to say enough? Well, after reading this list I think it should only be one…but that’s my logical male mind.

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Question of the Week

If you were the last person left on Earth, what would you do?

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I would pray to God somehow I become capable of asexual reproduction so that I would have someone as awesome as me to go exploring with!

Who needs genetic variation anyway?

– Cougar

Question of the Week

The obvious question of the week, what are YOU thankful for?

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I’m thankful for friends, good style and incredibly good looks. Obviously.

– Cougar

Question of the Week

If you could have a hamburger named after you, what would you call it?

Mine would be called the Mr. Awesome Sauce.

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Cougar

Question of the Week

UPDATE: My apologies to my friends out there who follow Left Coast Fashion. Over the last couple weeks I had hoped to share an incredible trip to New York City with you all…fresh with tales of fashion, fun and a charmed life ripe for exploration. As you know Hurricane Sandy put a bit of a damper on that activity and not only quieted the magic of the loudest, most exciting city on the planet, but trapped me in countryside of Connecticut for almost the entirety of my trip. Hence my lack of updates and overall communication.

I have quite a few tales to tell and will upon my return to Los Angeles. In the mean time, please reach out and help our brothers and sisters in the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. The Question of the Week is, if you could help the victims of Hurricane Sandy in some way, what would you do? Here, let answer that for you…

  1. Donate to the Red Cross: Text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. What’s easier than that?
  2. Check out my friend Belles & Rebelles by Ms. M (who has been featured on LCF several times): In the wake of the devastating hurricane that hit NYC, they have teamed up with Stella & Dot and will be hosting an Online Trunk Show to benefit the Red Cross and Hurricane Sandy Victims. 10%of each sale will be donated to the Red Cross.Active now through December 8, 2012, click here to begin shopping and to check out their trunk show.

Thank you!

– Cougar

On Lake Waramaug in New Preston, CT

Question of the Week

As some of you are possibly aware, I am stuck in upstate Connecticut at the moment because of this weather system called “Hurricane Sandy.” NBD, right? I apologize for the lack of posts, but I’ll have a lot to discuss upon my return to New York and hopefully everyone will come out of this safe and sound. My prayers go out to all of those affected by the superstorm.

Hence, the question of the week is: “If you were trapped indoors for the next five days, what five things would be must haves?”

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  1. Orange Sherbert
  2. How I Met Your Mother dvds
  3. An extra laptop battery
  4. The Beautiful Fall
  5. Comfy sweats

– Cougar

Question of the Week

If you had two WHOLE weeks to do whatever the heck you wanted in the Big Apple (New York City), what would you do?

– Cougar

Dear Cougar: The Return of the Tighty-Whities? Say it Ain’t So GQ!

Please leave your questions for Dear Cougar in the comment section below, or feel free to email me at cougar@leftcoastfashion.com

This isn’t so much a “Dear Cougar” as it is Cougar completely disagreeing with the men’s fashion bible otherwise known as GQ, and wanting to educate you on why they are wrong. I’m going to have to come up with a new name for this section…

Gentlemen’s Quarterly October 2012 boldly proclaim’s “THE RETURN OF THE TIGHTY-WHITIES!” I added the exclamation point, because trust me, I can tell they are excited about this over there at the Condé Nast HQ.

The issues proclaims:

Designers have de-briefed the brief.

The flattering low-rise cut is the best of both worlds: it won’t peek out from under your waistband or put your junk in a choke hold.

You won’t be the only one to appreciate how soft these new briefs are to the touch.

To writer Andrew Richdale and GQ I say, wrong! Wrong you are on all accounts!

There is a REASON we all (well, most of us) switched out of tighty-whities in middle school! Tighty-whities were like training pants for male adolescence. That bridge some of us needed post-diaper, from the cool white swaddle that covered our behinds, to having to actually relieve ourselves somewhere other than at-will in our pants.

I’m sorry I’m not sorry for disagreeing with this plug, but we are big boys now GQ. No woman that I know (please correct me if I’m wrong) is going to be hot in the pants when I display the whiteness and tightness down below. I mean, I’m awesome and somewhat in shape, but I’m not this guy (see below) and very few dudes out there are. Honestly, Exhibit A is ripped, but even he’s not pulling them off either.

GQ, stop trying to send your readers back to grammar school. Like Barack says, Move it Forward!

– Cougar

Question of the Week

If you only had a week to live and could do any five things in the world, what would they be?

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  1. Dance in Rio de Janeiro
  2. See the southern most tip of the Americas
  3. Build a school in Africa
  4. Drink Vodka with Russian friends
  5. Hang out with my family and have mom’s pesto manicotti

– Cougar