November 22, 2016

Let’s Get Down

Barneys Canada Goose MacMillan Down Parka
Barneys Canada Goose MacMillan Down Parka

Winter started blowing in last night and today the wind, snow flurries and temperatures in the 30’s is making it clear that it’s time to get down and warm things up. My closet holds a couple of old reliable down jackets and vests that I’ve had for the last 6 years or so, but going to the closet to choose one to wear this morning was not the most exciting event. So I’ve started searching for the jacket that will make me say, “Oh Yeah”! READ MORE >

November 15, 2016

TechTalk: 3 Great USB Portable Battery Packs

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Ravpower 16750mAh

I’m one of those people who uses his smartphone constantly. There are thousands of pictures on it and it performs as my portable computer day and night. Never more so than when I’m traveling. READ MORE >

November 14, 2016

Mission Deal and Heal


After several days of feeling sunk, well, I still feel sunk. It’s a malaise that just won’t lift. Life moves on and so must we, yet I’m reminded of the days immediately following 9/11 when we knew all had irrevocably changed but still didn’t know what shape that change would take.READ MORE >

November 7, 2016

Zara Steals

Zara on Paseig del Born
Zara on Paseig del Born in Palma De Mallorca

I wrote a piece about Zara about a month or so ago. I focused in on their Studio collection for men and the great coats they had for Fall 2016. Like so much in fashion, it’s often hard to get a real feel for clothes from a picture and with all the styling that goes into those images it’s often impossible to get an honest feel for what it is, how it fits and how it feels. Let’s not forget the other crucial question: how is it made and in what fabric.READ MORE >