2013 met a lot of amazing people, been to some phenomenal places & ate some exquisite meals. More than that I shared once in a life time moments with those closet to me. A lot coming in 2014 to be continued…
Essence Bakery & Cafe’
Essence Bakery & Cafe’ is located on 825 W. University Dr. Tempe, Arizona 85281. Essence offers a full menu for both breakfast & lunch with daily specials. There menu consist of Gourmet Organic & local foods. It is the type of place where after your first visit you are hooked. I am a big fan of their grass fed beef burger & grilled cheese. (pictures can be seen above.) Beware if you have a sweet tooth because the knockout punch of Essence is their freshly baked macaroons. With a wide variety of flavors you are bound to find the perfect fit for you! I would consider Essence to be the best bakery/cafe’ in town. For hours & more head over to there website click here.
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From the other side of the world, the western coasts of Sweden to be exact comes Velour a menswear brand that presents us with a classy look for summer 2013 the line features Chinos, Light button downs & blazers with distinct detail. Look for the line to be available on their webstore.
Bodega x Vans Vault collab soon to be available. Bodega is always trying to expand its lane and with collabs like this we can see why. The collab will be apart of the “coming to America” pack featuring 3 classic vans style’s with Bodega’s unique artistry added. The shoes are in very limited quanities & will all be $110. Look for them on Bodega’s webshop.
Pharrell Williams & Mark McNairy are no strangers to fashion. So no surprise that the two would end up working with eachother on BBC’s new brand BBC black. The best way to describe of the new collab would be in the word’s of HOV “All black everything“.Look for the line to be available this fall. Also check out GQ’s exclusive interview with the two on there friendship and working together on BBC black.
Streetwear has became quite accustom to hearing Mark McNairy’s name thrown around he has been apart of some of the most successful collabs recently from his work with Pharrell on BBC, as well as working with KITH NYC’s Ronnie Fieg. Mark gives us a glimpse of his very fashion forward line to come out in 2014 summer/spring.
Back in 2004, GQ Man of the Year James Gandolfini settled in for a candid talk with Chris Heath about life, death, and a guy called T.
I ask him: Why do you think you act?
“To maybe vomit my emotions out of me,” he says, an answer both flip and serious. He smiles. “Am I making this hard for you?” he asks. And he offers a more considered reply: “I think I feel a lot. I never wanted to do business or anything. People interest me, and the way things affect them. And I also have a big healthy affinity for the middle class and the blue-collar, and I don’t like the way they’re treated, and I don’t like the way the government is treating them now. I have a good healthy dose of anger about all of that. And I think that if I kept it in, it wouldn’t have been very good. I would have been fired a lot. So I found this silly way of living that allows me to occasionally stand up for them a little bit. And mostly make some good money and act like a silly fool.”