Travel

Moët Diner en Blanc Miami 2014

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After attending the inaugural Le Diner en Blanc Atlanta a few months ago, I was looking forward to seeing how the dinner would be at a new, more tropical location for Le Diner en Blanc Miami. The event played host to over 1000 guests, all in upscale white attire, complete with a live french band, dj and sparklers to light up the Miami Beach night sky. From p[...]

Mondrian Miami Beach

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The Mondrian Miami Beach is one of the best hotels where I've stayed. I remember my first time visiting there a few years back at a pool party and being impressed by the layout and modern style of the venue - at that time, I promised myself I'd be back as a guest. I usually stay in the Studio Bayview with Balcony so I can enjoy the views of Biscayne Bay and [...]

Moët STK DC Brunch

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Always great to join my STK DC family when I have the opportunity to go back home to The District (of Columbia). Had chance to catch up with friends, Patricia Woo and Lance Gross, and toast with Moët Rosé Magnums celebrating the Bison Brunch for Howard Homecoming. Probably the best brunch I've ever had, complete with: steak and eggs, lobster and g[...]

Nobu Malibu for Lunch

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After hearing people rave about the food and ambience, I told myself I would definitely dine Nobu on my next visit to Malibu. And after enjoying the food and experience first hand, it definitely surpassed my expectations. I felt like it was "lunch for a king" starting off with a selection of their sushi rolls, Yellowtail Sashimi, a few cocktails and then fin[...]

Beverly Hills Baby Shower

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It's always refreshing to spend some time in Los Angeles to catch up with friends when I can. This visit was made to celebrate my friend, Lance Gross' co-ed baby shower welcoming his coming daughter to the friends and family. Of course a trip to California is always an excuse to grab some sea, sun and good eats in-between the formal festivities which I'll sh[...]

The Biltmore Gardens

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While in Asheville, North Carolina for the second day, we got a chance to venture back to check out more of the grounds at the Biltmore Estate and a portion of The Gardens. The reason why I say "a portion", is because the venue is so expansive and unfortunately we ran out of time. Below are a few captures that I could get my hands on... Shirt by Club Mona[...]

The Biltmore Bond

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I was invited to Asheville, North Carolina to The Biltmore Estate: House and Gardens over Memorial Day Weekend for the Wedding of my good friends Gisselle Delapuente and Daniel Pou.  A tremendous place to go and appreciate history, hospitality and an absolute marvel of architecture that will leave you in complete awe... Literally one of the most beautiful de[...]

Georgetown Genesis.

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Georgetowne has been one of my favorite shopping destinations since I was 15, and as you mature and your style evolves it gives these destinations a whole new level of appreciation... The Architecture. The People. The History. Had a chance to take in the sights and sounds at the Billy Reid and Ralph Lauren Boutiques along the way. Polo: Hermes | Pants: Ba[...]

Biking Through The District.

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Upon arriving to DC a little early, my room at the Donovan House (A Kimpton Hotel) wasn't quite ready, but was pleasantly surprised when the Concierge informed me that they had complimentary bike rentals for all guests, so I grabbed a bike and took a quick ride to take in the sights and sounds of DC... Shirt by: Club Monaco | Denim by: PRPS | Shoes by: Ch[...]

Motorcycle Dinner Jacket.

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I know it's not right, but but in the moment it felt right... Sometimes it's all about vibin' in the element and just going for it (even easier when it's a cotton, spring-weight jacket too)! Jacket by Kill City Jeans, Shirt by Suit Supply and denim by Earnest Sewn. // Cheers, Champagne Jesse

Luxe Beverly Hills

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Had a chance to stay at the Luxe Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills, California. An L.E. Hotel right off Sunset BLVD. This hotel has elegance blended with a warm Southern California flair. Definitely a clean and peaceful environment throughout, with generously spacious rooms. I stayed in the Deluxe Single room. My only challenge was that the elevators were a littl[...]

Coachella Valley Challenger Photos

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to grab a video and a few pictures. I was feeling the Coachella Valley Vibe for the Festival, inspired to be slightly Hobo, but never too much. Shirt by Zara and pants by Joes Jeans (which I picked up from their super-cool Designer Outlet on the way to the Valley). Chuck Taylors are always a great cap. // Cheers, Champagne Jesse