Month: August 2016

W Montréal

This past weekend I ventured off to Montréal for a quick getaway with friends and stayed at the trendy W Hotel. What I love about the W brand is that their hotels have a clean, young and sexy vibe and are always consistent no matter what city you stay in. Our room was spacious and modern with views facing the city. And let’s talk about the bedding! I always look forward to the beds at a W because it’s so comfortable (they’ve started selling the bedding because demand is so high)!This W location is covered in street art from popular local artists like What Is Adam and Stikki Peaches. They have several different bars and lounges staffed with mixologists who curate unique cocktails. The spa was also a perfect way to start the day off right – I received an hour deep-tissue massage (my fave) and felt rejuvenated to take on the day. Each morning we ordered a delicious kale, spirulina, almond milk and apple smoothie — I was thrilled to see this hotel had …

Brathwait Watches

You can never have enough watches, but they don’t always have to cost an arm and a leg. Brathwait sent me this classic slim wrist watch. It’s made with high quality materials (the same ones used by high-end designer brands), but they cost a fraction of the price. While I love a thick (sometimes oversized) statement watch, I also have a slimmer collection to pair with my suits and sport jackets for upscale events. The clean, white face of this watch accented by rose gold details and an Italian leather strap gives it a timeless and classic look. You can get the watch here (originally $185)  but with code Tommy15 you can take 15% off and free shipping! 

Rise Up Against the Burn

The owner of a salon in my home state of New Jersey had a rainbow pride flag hanging from a flower box in front of her store. There was something special about this flag. On June 14th, it mysteriously appeared on the front step of her salon in Jersey City, the same day thousands of people came together and held a vigil in her neighborhood to honor the victims of the horrific massacre at Pulse Nightclub just two days earlier. One Monday morning, after a weekend away, the salon owner went back to work only to find that this special flag had been burned. I read this story earlier today and it hasn’t left my mind. The flag was created in 1978 and symbolizes hope, equality, acceptance and peace. To so many people in the LGBT community, the flag stood for something personal – having personal pride during a time when so many people were trying to take that away. Decades later, people are still trying to take that pride away. I know it’s not …