November 20, 2014


You've Got Gold

November 19, 2014


Panama Lounger

November 16, 2014


William Strobeck - Benny Gold - Rook - 10 Deep - Shea Marie

October 12, 2014


I am not much for reading, but my lady told me that I had to give this a read.  A few take aways.

1. Sophia's story is fascinating.  It gets you hyped to get back to work since she found something that she was passionate about to make into a career.  She embodies the art of the hustle.
2. Even if you start out as a bagel dumpster diver, as you move up professionaly you need to play the game.  Although we work in the creative field and one doesn't need to wear a monkey suit, there are rules to be followed.  Business still needs to get done and deals to be made.
3. Every damn millennial should read this book and understand that your chances of creating the next VC funded billion dollar app is slim.  You will have to start from the bottom and work your way to top, which means sucking it up and earning your way.  That doesn't mean you can't chase your dreams.  Find a starting point and being your hustle to the top.

October 10, 2014


I felt a light breeze in the morning, which warranted the wearing of this denim jacket.  Don't get me wrong, the warm weather is nice, but I would like to wear a damn jacket once in a while.  

Tee: Uniqlo
Jacket: Levi's
Pants: Topman
Shoes: Vans

September 21, 2014

FOODVENTURE: Los Olas (Miami)

My wife and I hit up Miami to take a break from the grind and run through the local food scene.  This spot, Los Olas, was at the top of the list and came with many recommendations.  It was also featured by Anthony Bourdain on his travel channel show "The Layover: Miami".  A local spot, Los Olas is known for dishing out solid cuban favorites.

Joyce was hyped on the fried goodies in the window.  

We had a little starter with a ham croqueta and beef empanada.  Writing this post after getting back from our trip I can proudly say I ate these empanadas everyday of the trip.  It was that good and worth the trek back to get this fried goodness.

On our flight to Miami we watched Chef and after all that cuban food porn, it was satisfying to sink my teeth into a legit cubano.  Damn it was good and yes I had this more than once too.  I am not ashamed.

September 18, 2014


Joyce set up a trip to Wynwood Walls before we grabbed a bite to eat. Wynwood Walls were a product of late Tony Goodman in 2009 to showcase street art.  Wynwood is a warehouse district and Tony recognized that the windowless walls provided an amazing giant canvas.  After speaking with our Uber driver the area has truely transformed from a place of drugs and prostitution to a place of creativity and exploration.

September 17, 2014

FOODVENTURE: Mandolin (Miami)

Miami has such a great food scene.  One would visit to take in Caribbean or Cuban cuisine given the proximity to both regions, but there are other great spots like Mandolin, in the Art District of Miami. Mandolin highlights Mediterranean fare with simple ingredients and bold flavors.  You can taste the attention to detail and the homage they pay to their family recipes.

I didn't take a shot of the courtyard, but it was amazing.  Not only was the food so good, the ambiance was top notch.  Since we both had our fair share of bug bites we opted for inside seating which was really nice; one because there was A/C and two it was like we had a private dinner.  The decor inside was perfect, very cottage chic.

So this always happens when Joyce and I go on a foodventure, we get a starter that is really supposed to feed 4 or more people.  So we have the insurmountable task of trying to finish it.  Good thing this trio of tzatziki, eggplant puree, and humus could be used for all our entrees. 

This is where simplicity is never overrated.  Perfectly grilled octopus with a hit of lemon.  Ridiculous.

Keftes: grilled lamb and beef meatballs.

On the outside, what looks like a simple lamb dish over orzo pilaf, is a perfectly seasoned and cooked rack of lamb.  It is amazing comfort food like if your Greek grandma (pretend you have a Greek grandma) has cooked this for you because she is so happy to see you.

Another thing I really like about Miami is how fast everything comes out.  There is no fuss about it, which is awesome because I am always so hangry.