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BOYFRIEND + NEW ENGLAND, A TRYST: The Vineyard

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There are many instance throughout my life where I think to myself that I am content, and I have it all figured out, only to be proven wrong…over, and over again. In the last few years my inspiration board had started to look a Brooks Brothers catalog, complete with sprawling abode in The Hamptons. While here in LA I found myself spending more and more time in Larchmont Village because my perception was that I desired to be life those people, and trust me, I still do. But ideals change when the world beyond your walls is discovered, and my idea of what feels like home shifted once again as our ferry took us from Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven, or more simply Martha’s Vineyard.

What simple inspiration would I find there?

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Boyfriend + New England, A Tryst: THE HAMPTONS

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As the business of being the boyfriend of a blogger goes, I think Stephanie and I are entering a golden era. Stephanie has always been a dreamer, but I think she been growing more and more adventurous, under my bad influence, and we’ve turned quite a few normal trips into excuses for photo-shoots. This connection between dream and making it a reality found it’s high-gear, and in that lane she turned my obsession with the idea of a preppy life and my over-use of the idea of “The Hamptons,” into a turbo six-day New England road-trip extravaganza.

5 cities…East Hampton, NY, Newport, RI, Martha’s Vineyard, Falmouth, MA and Boston…in 5 days. And we did it…and we came back broken and exhausted, but I also came back with a new dream in my heart…

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The Catalina Adventure Birthday

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The greatest birthday adventure that ever was. Check it out…

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MAGIC in the Desert

 

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Far be it from me to turn down a free night or two in Las Vegas with the lady… (more…)

10 the Hard Way

10 the Hard Way…10 Instagrams and the “why” behind them showing up in my feed last week.

1. The legendary Club 33.  Making all of my insane “secret club” fantasies, and my boo’s culinary fantasies, come true all in the same evening.

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2. Seriously in love with this table that I’ve been hanging around at since I was a baby. The Avon cup touches my soul.

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3. I posted this because bae and I obviously dressed so damn cute and matchy, matchy…the mirror trip was just a bonus.

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4. Nutrition is important in this household, and I am recently obsessed with Burger Lounge. Have you been? Comment below! Buckwheat salad w/ seared ahi.

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5. I’m not a Vegas dude, so to me, this is one of the most beautiful images of Las Vegas I have ever seen…and I took it. BOO YAH.

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10 the Hard Way

10 the Hard Way…10 Instagrams and the “why” behind them showing up in my feed last week.

1.   What an interesting bag of chips, right? Going on a road trip with Steph this September, and it will literally be a preppy’s dream come true. Starting in NYC for Fashion Week, followed by a night in Montauk, up through Newport, Rhode Island, and then to Martha’s Vineyards, Cape Cod and finally out of Boston. I am breaking my GTH pants out for this one!

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2. I thought twice about posting this, but ended up saying what the hell. Cool concept by putting this on the bathroom mirror at Cafe Gratitude Larchmont, but then again…you’re in the bathroom at Cafe Gratitude Larchmont, and unless you get that angle right, it’s straight urinal.

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3. Steph got these gorgeous Sicky S2 Tortoise frames, so naturally I had to take a blogger boyfriend type of shot with them. I used to steal my Pap’s cool shades all of the time, so I made him put these Sickys on, and wanted to see who thought I wore them better than Pap. I lost.

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4. I posted this picture of my cool little Peg and Awl chalkboard and the message scribbled on there out of sheer pride. I’ve been renting my studio out periodically thanks to Airbnb for about two years now, and I’ve never had a bad review (knock on wood). Airbnb has allowed me to meet some super cool people from all of the the world, and I am grateful for kind guests who respect my space!

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5. Again with the vanity…who looks best in their shades? Pap won by a LANDSLIDE.

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Family Feud: Sicky v. TOMS

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When Stephanie got her new Sicky S2 Tortoise sunglasses in I had no idea the battle that would take place, not unlike the War of the 5 Kings (GoT reference). Here I was in standoff between Stephanie, my dear Pap Pap, and my mother…although mother was content repping TOMS, so for her the struggle was more just to prove that she looked the best generally speaking.

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You Only Turn ___ Once

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You only turn 25 once, so you better do the damn thing while in your moment, right? Unlike me, my boo is a little bit less turnt up. My 25th year on Earth was marked by a 5-day Bacchanal festival of raging held in Chicago.  Knowing that my lady is a bit more classic, a bit more…refined I dare say…than me at 25 lead to a completely different type of adventure…  (more…)

A Quarter Century of Awesome: The Blogger Girlfriend’s Birthday

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25 years is a substantial commitment to being around these days, and when celebrating this hallowed birthday I feel like we should be awarded medals. Good job…25 years of being awesome…*slow clap*

Well she did it…SHE DID IT!!! Stephanie is turning 25 gorgeous, delightful years old tomorrow (Friday)…and if I had a medal to give, she would surely have it pinned on her fashionable birthday suit.

Do me a solid. Before you click *more* where you’ll get to read a story about us, please wish Stephanie a HAPPY BIRTHDAY from around the world:

 

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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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