Road Trip Book with MyPublisher

April 28, 2016

It’s no surprise that my wife and I travel A LOT. And if you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably noticed our travel hashtag #merandtimneverstop. It’s all fine and good to tag all those photos and look at them on a 5 inch screen; but it’s a WHOLE lot better seeing them in beautiful color in a 12×12 album! Thanks to MyPublisher I was able to make a glorious album with some of our favorite travel photos from over the years. Their software was straight forward and easy to work with and my favorite feature of the books is the lay-flat spreads. The seamless panoramas look so great with my epic photos of White Sands, Badlands, and Versailles! And the color rendering of my photos was spot on, which is something that is very important to me. Now we can have something on our coffee table to look at and remind us of great times we’ve had instead of having to look at a 5 inch screen. And it will be so nice to show our son this book when he is older so he can see how cool his parents were are 🙂 Head over to MyPublisher and check out their books. They currently have a huge sale with up to 75% off books at 40% off albums!

A Few Days in NYC – Day 3 & 4

April 26, 2016

Day three in NYC I had a shoot all day so I didn’t really wear or do anything of note. Just my chambray shirt from J. Crew Factory, new AE jeans, and Eastland boots. One of my uniforms. And of course I had more pizza and more whiskey. On the fourth day I decided to rent a Breather to shoot these outfit photos since I didn’t want to just do them back in front of the door in San Diego like I always do. Breather is another thing I love about New York. There are awesome spaces all over the city and you can rent them by the hour. You can use them for meetings, sleeping, photo shoots, really anything (legal). We actually did the photo shoot the day before in one and it was such a great deal for a great space. There are also Breathers in Canada, SF, LA, Chicago, Boston and other places, so check it out there too if you are there. After shooting I had some quick Indian food near the hotel I was staying at. Later that night I had another meeting, this one was over a cocktail though, so it was great. It was at the Nomad Bar and I got the Gentlemen’s Exchange and it was so good. Then guess what I did? Yep. I had more pizza. At a place called Marta that I had on my bookmarks. It was quite quite good. Then I tried to go to The 21 Club (where I had the best Manhattan of my life last year) but it was a bust. Then I headed back to Campbell Apartment but decided not to go in. I went to bed early instead.

Blazer: Linen Herringbone – H&M – $69
Shirt: Indigo Japanese Chambray – J. Crew – $88 (factory version)
Pants: Skinny Chinos – H&M – $30
Shoes: Charlie in Glow – J. SHOES
Tie: The 1969 in Forest – Shop Stay Classic – $25
Tie Bar: 1″ Tie Bar – Shop Stay Classic – $10
Sunglasses: Ray Ban Clubmaster – $87 (cheaper)
Watch: The Minimalist Leather Watch – Shop Stay Classic – $30

A Few Days in NYC – Day 2

April 23, 2016

Day two in NYC consisted of lots and lots of walking. Nearly 9 miles, actually. It began with a mini-shoot in Chelsea and then immediately to H&M where, of course, I bought some shit. A suit, pants, and a short sleeve shirt because it was so damn hot. The clothing stores in NYC have a way better selection than anywhere else. And there is no tax on clothing so there’s that too! I hit up the usual places… Uniqlo, Topman, J. Crew, Urban Outfitters, but didn’t get anything (thankfully…. more money for pizza and whiskey). I had a meeting later in the day, but I switched into my new short sleeve shirt and just tucked it in for a cleaner and more streamlined look. It’s crazy how different an outfit can look if you just tuck in your shirt. That day I had vegan pizza, lots of coffee and lots of whiskey. If you live in NYC I highly recommend checking out the app Cups. I used it when I lived there last year and again on this trip. Basically it’s a monthly fee and you get unlimited coffee. So if you drink a lot of coffee it ends up really being worth it, especially if you get some crazy soy mocha latte vanilla brownie weird thing. It’s also available a bit in Philadelphia and San Francisco. And if you use my code you get $10 free. I also checked out my old neighborhood and got all teary eyed. Anyway, heres the outfits. Short sleeve tucked and untucked and a blazer/pant combo I wore to get a cocktail at Raine’s Law Room.

 

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Casual Day Look:
Shirt: Mint Green Melange Cotton Short Sleeve – H&M – $18
Pants: Slim Chino – ASOS – $36
Sunglasses: Ray Ban Clubmaster – $87 (cheaper)
Shoes: Charlie in Glow – J. SHOES
Belt: Factory Reversible – J. Crew Factory – $22
Watch: The Minimalist Leather Watch – Shop Stay Classic – $30

Cocktail Look:
Blazer: The Nottingham – Bonobos – $227 (similar, 2)
Shirt: Oxford – Uniqlo – $20
Pants: Skinny Chinos – H&M – $30
Shoes: Charlie in Glow – J. SHOES
Tie: Vintage Orsini – Shop Stay Classic – $25
Tie Bar: 1″ Tie Bar – Shop Stay Classic – $10
Sunglasses: Ray Ban Clubmaster – $87 (cheaper)
Watch: The Minimalist Leather Watch – Shop Stay Classic – $30

A Few Days in NYC – Day 1

April 22, 2016

If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (timmelideo) you know that I was in NYC earlier in the week. I was in town for a shoot but of course I extended the trip just to be back in the city I love. I figured I’d do a little wrap up on outfits with a few tips on packing.

I basically only ever bring one carry on and a backpack (usually just because I have photo gear to bring). I hate checking a bag because it either gets lost or at adds at least 30 minutes to the delay of leaving the airport. Plus, when you are in New York, it’s likely that your hotel room will be tiny and having a big suitcase sucks. So what I try to do when I pack is pack items that I can wear a bunch of different ways. And I almost always wear the bulkiest stuff on the plane. Before I left I picked up some new jeans from American Eagle, as well as a shirt. They are from their new Flex Denim collection and they are SO stretchy, they feel like spandex or something. So they are perfect for flights. And there was some crazy sale and they were only $20!! I also picked up this shirt while I was there. So for the flight I wore a blazer, jeans, the shirt, and my boots. That allowed me to save some room in my suitcase.

Once I got to my hotel (and after I took a nap) I swapped the blazer for my faux-leather jacket, untucked the shirt, and headed out on the town to get some coffee and do some mandatory shopping. Unfortunately it was Sunday so everything was closed or closing by the time I got there. So I headed back to the hotel and swapped out the pants, tucked in the shirt, put on my oxfords, and put my blazer back on. I had a little bit left on a gift card to a favorite cocktail bar of ours (yes a gift card to a bar) called The Campbell Apartment so I headed there to finish out the card since I didn’t know the next time I’d be able to use it. I had 2 Manhattans. But just check out how the outfits went. Only changed the shoes and the jacket, really. But I essentially had 3 outfits.

Mandatory 5am airport bathroom selfie. SAN✈️JFK. #timsoutfit #merandtimneverstop

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Blazer: Linen Herringbone – H&M – $69
Jacket: Faux Leather – Forever 21 (similar, 2) – $30
Shirt: Dot Chambray – American Eagle – $40
Dress Pants: Twill Dress Pants in Charcoal – Forever 21 – $30 (similar)
Jeans: Skinny Active Flex – American Eagle – $20
Shoes: Charlie in Glow – J. SHOES
Boots: High Fidelity in tan – Eastland – 6pm – $79 (also here)
Watch: The Minimalist Leather Watch – Shop Stay Classic – $30
Sunglasses: Ray Ban Clubmaster – $87 (cheaper)

April 15, 2016

April 16, 2016

My wife and I were able to get dressed up again and head out to our friend’s party celebrating the opening of her studio. It was a good time full of Bulleit rye and a self serve nacho bar. I had plenty of both. I wore my Paisley & Gray burgundy suit with this short sleeve (because who can tell?) shirt to go for a bit of a 70s vibe.

Video from the photo booth:

Last night for the @theromantikstudio opening party. @flasshco @merzydotes

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Blazer: Plain Weave Blazer – Paisley & Gray – JackThreads – $70
Pants: Plain Weave Pant – Paisley & Gray – JackThreads – $70
Shirt: J. Crew Factory – $29
Shoes: Charlie in Glow – J. SHOES
Belt: Factory Reversible – J. Crew Factory – $22
Watch: The Minimalist Leather Watch – Shop Stay Classic – $30
Sunglasses: Ray Ban Clubmaster – $87 (cheaper)