Saturday, December 3, 2011

New York pop up store

Pop-up stores are all the rage. This weekend in NYC keep your eyes peeled for the menswear label Aether. Love their army tent-vintage airstream setup.Chicago your next on the list so look out!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

La Leche Puerto Vallarta

Who knew Puerto Vallarta had such a spectacular dining scene? Recently I found myself there for work which just happened to coincide with their international gourmet food festival! I had hoped to check out more of the culinary scene but long days of producing photo-shoots (I'm an art director by day) only really allowed for one night out. Based on a friends' recommendation our photography crew found ourselves at La Leche. What a great find. The decor was as you may have guessed (Leche, meaning milk in Spanish) was white and modern. The menu seemed simple at first yet the food had a surprising subtle fusion which added kick to each bite. Dishes such as orange roasted duck with soy and popcorn salad were all plated with pure immigration. Make sure you don't skip desert, the crème brûlée will rival anything you would find in France!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Puerto Vallarta

I'm luck enough to be working in Puerto Vallarta for a few days. As I'm fast discovering it has not only a beautiful historic downtown but also a thriving food scene....more on that later, but for now here are a few photos!

Friday, November 4, 2011

London city bus tour

I love how something as routine as a city bus ride could be turned into something so cool and interesting!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

L Train Luncheon

NYC's supper clubs offer an impromptu dining cart serving up a six course meal in the subway

Jetlegs on Tumblr!

Hey check out the new Jetlegs Tumblr page!

Winnipeg skating shelters

I love these "Winnipeg skating shelters" by Canadian studio Patkau architects

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Woven delight

Just freshly off the plane from Istanbul, I managed to stuff a beautiful antique rug into my bag.
To be honest I didn't know much about rugs, carpets or kilims when I arrived in Turkey. Luckly for me I ended up at the right place, a small shop called Arsah. Quickly apparent was this warm, family-run establishment was passionate, knowledgeable and honest about their beautiful woven works. After viewing what had to be hundreds of rugs and kilims and drinking several cups of fragrante tea and strong turkish coffee I finally narrowed my choice down to one special piece. The colour, history and story all wove together something special for me. However what I left with was more than a rug, I left there with a new appreciation for a craft which was deeply routed in this beautiful country.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Moroccan treasures

Beldi is a wonderful online store which specializes in beautiful items from Morocco.
From Rugs, to jewellery to housewares you are sure to find inspiring items with quality craftsmanship in everything they sell.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fashion in Italy: 150 Years of Elegance

Italy has always been famed for it's fashion,  so as the they celebrates their 150th anniversary as a unified country, what better time to reflect on it's stylish past.  The distinguished Reggia di Venaria is hosting a beautiful exhibit "Fashion in Italy: 150 Years of Elegance".
Academy Award winning customer designer Gabriella Pescucci and Vogue Italia's editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani both divide up the exhibition, each curating their own piece. With over  200 garments on display along with custom designed  fragrances for each era, there is no mistake this exhibit will be one to remember

Sunday, September 25, 2011

It's a wrap!

Could this be the most interactive print magazine ever? London based is already on it's third issue. They work with talented illustrators and provide interviews about their process and inspiration. The added delight to this magazine is that it's printed in a large format without any fixed bindings so that it can all be recycled guessed it, wrapping paper! Brilliant!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Lucky Charms

For those of us living in Northern hemisphere we are now into the Autumn and have winter to look forward to. Not to fret, with one of these beautiful Irish blankets by your side you can face old man winter head on! Lucky for us all Avoca has a wonderful online store so you can place an order straight from Ireland well before the snow starts to fly!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hotel Fasano São Paulo

Heading to São Paulo....there really is only one place to stay, The Hotel Fasano located in the beautiful Jardins neighborhood with it's gorgeous tree-lined avenues.
The hotel boasts classic 1930's architecture with a modern twist. Rooms conceived by Philippe Starck are finished with hardwood floors and custom mirrors, fireplaces and cozy leather chairs to help guests relax and enjoy the retro ambiance.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

the notebook

What a beautiful line of notebooks from Arwey!

Arwey Notebooks: Flavin from ARWEY on Vimeo.

Summer at Ruschmeyer's

Ahhhh Summer! who doesn't want to savor every moment? The newly re-opened Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk, N.Y. could be just the place for to do it. The 20 room hotel and restaurant feels like a cross between a retro 1950's camp and a funky motel. The vibe is relaxed with a mix of guests ranging from hipster families to surfers and musicians. Make sure to try some of the delicious food and if your up for it hit their bar "the Electric Eel".

Saturday, June 25, 2011

THE best unisex sunglasses for summer

Could these be THE best sunglasses of the summer for both ladies and gents?

1. Drift eyewear
2.Rayban Clubmaster
3. KLB Surf Green and Gold classic aviator
4. Tom Ford TF0072 CAMERON Sunglasses
5. Persol unisex tortoise frame with green lens

A Hipster-Approved MTA Map Of NYC

Check out this MTA map for all the places a good hipster needs to know! Look out Queens, your next!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Buenos Aires into its' own

Buenos Aires has been on the radar for some time now as a super hot destination, and it looks like it is far from cooling down. Along with many great hotels and restaurants the city recently got it's first concept store Pehache. The store opened it's doors in the hip neighborhood of Palermo Soho and carries objects exclusively by South American designers and artists such as Lucas Risé, Desirée De Ridder, Patricio Lix Klett and Florencia Monis. Make sure to revive yourself by grabbing a house-made cafe con leche!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

exotic scents

Astier de Villatte, well known for their line of beautiful French candles have decided to take their nose a bit further afield. With a new line of 20 new destination-oriented scents you can have a sniff of a far-off exotic land even if you can't quite be there yourself!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

24 hrs in Montreal

Just got back from Montreal, which is a fantastic city! It's just oozing with charm, culture and great food. If you live in North America it's much closer and more affordable than Paris.

Start out by checking into the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth hotel. Everything is within walking distance. The hotel boasts some rich history. Back in 1969 the song 'Give Peace a Chance' was recorded in the hotel by John Lennon & Yoko Ono during their week-long bed-in protest against the Vietnam war. If you want a real treat book your stay in their historic suite!

An easy stroll from the hotel is the Dominion Square Tavern. Set in one of the most beautiful rooms in the city, make sure you have one of their tasty cocktails...the Canuck is delish!

Just up the street is the bustle of Rue St Catherine which is the commercial artery of the city.
Pop into Simons, a Montreal institution. This well stocked department store features trendy, well-made clothing items with an undoubted European twist.

There's no denying that Montreal is a bike city...don't resist and hop on, it's a great way to get around.

Bixi is a revolutionary bike rental program which with numerous locations all across the city, take one for a spin!

Brunch is hard to resist especially at Le Cartet. Part restaurant, part trendy foodie boutique, there is no way to leave here without making your belly and pantry happy.

A few blocks away in Old Montreal you will be not only be blown away with beautiful architecture but by wonderful shopping. Rooney brings a wide range of interesting labels from around the world with a definite bespoke influence.

With so much to take-in, give your senses a rest at the Botta Botta Spa. Built in a 1951 restored ship you'll feel your stress float away as you enjoy one of their signature treatments while delighting in the views of this invigorating city!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Globe-Trotter Luggage

If you are going to travel in style you should make sure you have the luggage to back you up.
There really isn't any better than Globe-Trotter. They know how to do it and they do it well!
Imagine checking in to your next flight with one of these beautiful companions.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Check-in (Hiromichi)

SPOTTED: Tokyo (Ikebukuro Station)
-His overall urban Tokyo look
-Mixing of texture...two scarfs with a nylon quilted jacket...stylish yet warm
-Great oversized watch
-Layering a checked shirt adds a splash of interest
-Simple black backpack, great for stashing all your essentials
-Military inspired pants
-NOTHING says Tokyo urban more than a great pair of Kicks! His Diesel sneakers are killer!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Southern comfort

(Photography by David Naugle)

Check out this amazing restaurant in Atlanta....Miller Union They are located in the cool Westside of the city in a rustic yet beautiful old Stockyard. Their weekly menu is based around seasonal ingredients and they work very closely with local producers to use only the freshest of ingredients. If you are lucky enough try their Tuesday night family-style harvest dinner you won't be disappointed!

Big sound!

The old saying the good things come in small packages defiantly sings true here.
I was blown away the other day when a friend took out her X-mini speakers and let me have a listen. These little gems are perfect for a hotel room, beach or impromptu picnic.
Available at MOMA's online store or direct from X-mini

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Looking for something a little different for your next vacation? How about spending your time bobbing along the beautiful Dutch countryside on a Saljoet, a 1972 refurnished emergency oil rig capsule.
The surprisingly stylish capsule which came from the North Sea boasts modern amenities such as a flat screen TV with DVD player, plush linens and even a Nespresso machine! Ships Ahoy!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

gas up!

French photographer Eric Tabuchi photo's of 26 abandoned gas stations on the outskirts of Paris look like they could belong in America. A very interesting photo essay that reminds me of road trips past!

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Montreal based Furni has collaborated with a 40-year-old, family-owned company to produce what they call the "ROCKASSINS"! Make sure that you snatch a pair of these limited editions beauties before they are gone!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The friendly skies

Could this be the most entertaining crew in the air? Work it!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Jetleg's playlist!

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere it has already been a long winter.
Time to pack those bags and get away.
A little gift to you to bring with you on your travels!

1. City By The Sea - Good Shoes
2. The Road - Frank Turner
3. Rambling Man - Laura Marling
4. Mexican Mavis - Boy & Bear
5. Choo Choo - Diane Birch
6. The Ocean - Tegan & Sara
7. She's Gone - The Bird And The Bee
8. Simple Day - One eskimO
9. Set Me Free - Fefe Dobson
10. Any Direction - Fyfe Dangerfield
11. Miami - Foals
12. Fee Da Da Dee - The Guggenheim Grotto
13. Coming Home feat Skylar Grey - Diddy Dirty Money

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Want to go to there!

Looking for a mid-winter escape....look no further! Hotel Basico, located in beautiful Playa del Carmen Mexico is a must! This industrial contemporary hotel will be sure deliver that much needed dose of vitamin D along with top marks for style.

Le Kiosk

One of my favorite hotel chains, Sofitel now offers guests at check-in the use of an i-pad with it's own custom app called "le Kiosk". The app allows guests to access magazines and newspapers from around the world during their stay!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Spring inspiration

With winter seeming is some beautiful inspiration from Missoni's Spring collection.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Love at first bite!

WOW, As if it wasn't hard enough to decide on what restaurant to choose in San Francisco.
Just opened Atelier Crenn surely is one not to miss!