Thursday, August 21, 2014
Name me a cocktail that has more “right ways” to make it than a martini. Name me a cocktail that has more allure and sex appeal than a martini. Can you think of one? I certainly can’t. Despite its seemingly infinite variations, a martini is, at its core, the epitome of simplicity. Here’s the recipe I use when I want to enjoy one.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
When building a collection of anything, you should always start with the basics. What are those staples and key pieces that will always work hard for you and keep paying you back? Long time readers should have a pretty good handle wardrobe basics at this point—peruse the Style Guide for some inspiration—and you should take that same approach when building up your accessories collection. Here, I break down four key styles of sunglasses.
Monday, August 18, 2014
A seersucker suit is too often thought of as a one (or maybe two or three) trick pony. In other words, an option for very specific situations, and usually some type of event. Think race-day attire at the Kentucky Derby, a summer wedding on the beach, or maybe a period event like the Jazz Age Lawn Party. Think outside of that box a little, and you’ve got a great warm weather suit for work.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Some of my absolute favorite books growing up were the Choose Your Own Adventure series. You know the ones. Read a few pages, pick from a few options of where you wanted the story to go, then read on to the ending that you helped create. Totally awesome. Looking back on it, not only were these books a lot of fun, but they were a great way to engage someone like my fourth grade self, who wasn’t much interested in reading at all.