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FridayPhotographed in Harbour Island, Bahamas

Hey, it’s us! I think we can skip the whole “Raised In/Lives in/Random question” thing this time, yes?

There’s truly one reason why I wanted to share this photo, and it’s my dress. Yes, yes, it’s amazing, I know – that’s why I bought it. And you want to know where I bought it? At a True Value..as in the hardware store. Proving that you never know what sort of magic you can come upon at any moment in any location!

Oh and also, it was $15.

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On Caroline….

On Mark…

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  • Music Monday | Dead Times

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    More white guys slayin’ R&B jams? That’s right. You know what else is slayin’ it? Those pants!

    Today, Dead Times - from Tempe, AZ – are Calvin Markus & Travis Bunn. In the words of Mostly Junk Food, these guys have swooped in “on a rush of rubbed down vocals and slinky R&B notes of romantic grandeur like a driving nightcall that would make Ryan Gosling swoon.” Can’t beat that description so why try?

    Head over to Soundcloud to download this track for free. And it’s also on Spotify.

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  • Sidney

    SidneyMorganPhotographed in Los Angeles, CA

    Raised in:
    Riverside, California

    Lives in:
    Los Angeles, California

    What interests you most about the South:
    I don’t believe that I’ve ever properly been to the South, but I’d be curious to know about this soul food that I hear about.

    Now would ya look at that:
    Meet Sidney Morgan, an incredibly talented photographer based in LA.
    She killed it second shooting this wedding with me in July.

     

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  • Back Down Bahamas

    MarkBahamasPhotographed in Harbour Island, Bahamas

    Raised in:
    Tomball, Texas

    Lives in:
    Jasper, Georgia

    Favorite thing about heading south to the Caribbean:
    There is no time in the Caribbean. No clocks, watches, phones, alarms. You get up when you want, eat when you want, and sleep when you want.

    Now would ya look at that:
    Photographed at The Ocean View Club.

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  • Music Monday | Shy Girls

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    Is it obvious yet that this summer I’ve mostly been listening to white guys under other aliases with killer R&B vibes? Let’s keep rollin’ with it, shall we?

    Enter Portland’s Dan Vidmar, aka Shy Girls. His Timeshare – EP is, well, just really hot. He’s been described among multiple articles as straightforward, seductive and sincere.

    The track I share below is one of the catchier songs from the EP, but still sexy, and definitely my most played. And since I’m not a professional music critic, I’ve got to throw in this description for good measure because it was my favorite one I read about the EP (via The Fold) -  “bedroom eyes shine dewily upon these tracks.” YEAH THEY DO.

    Stream: “Voyeur’s Gaze”

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    I can take it off when you’re lookin’ at me…
    I can keep goin’ if you like what you see…

    *INSERT HEART EYES EMOJI HERE*
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    Timeshare – EP
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    P.S. I just ordered this on vinyl - only the second one I’ve purchased not at an antique store.

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  • Carson

    CarsonPhotographed in Charlotte, TN by Jamie Clayton
    Mamiya 645, Portra 400

    Raised in:
    Dalmeny, Saskatchewan Canada

    Lives in:
    Houston, Texas

    Favorite mens shop in Texas:
    We have our very own Sid Mashburn here.  It is quite the fantastic addition to the Houston menswear landscape.

    Now would ya look at that:

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  • Drink This | Negroni Slushie

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    The Drink: Negoni Slushie, Frozen Negroni, Snogroni, FroGroni. Call it whatever you want. I love Negroni’s and this frozen version has become my go to during this summer.

    Here’s how to do it for one. Just keep doubling if you want to whip up a bigger batch.

    Pour all ingredients in a blender (we use a Ninja).
    Add a few handfuls of ice.
    Blend that mother.
    Pour into a glass, garnish with orange twist, stick a straw in and suck it down on hot afternoon.

    The Glass: Blown glass found in a Cabo market (similar).

    The Attire: Forever 21 shark print tank.

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