Giveaway: Ultimate Virginia Weekend

Giveaway: Ultimate Virginia Weekend

Nothing beats a weekend escape to the mountains of Virginia, especially in the peak of autumn. To celebrate our home state love, we partnered with Virginia Tourism, Primland Resort, and two of our favorite homegrown brands, Moore & Giles and Rider Boot Co., to bring you the ultimate weekend getaway, replete with luggage and the...
November 21, 2016 — Molly Szkotak
Linen: A Closer Look

Linen: A Closer Look

One look at our Summer Collection and it’s obvious that we’re enthusiastic about this natural fiber. For sweltering summer months, nothing beats the breeziness and breathability of this loose weave – you will literally and figuratively always be cool in linen. Our love of the fabric led us to a natural curiosity about its origins...
July 06, 2016 — Molly Szkotak
Moment Of Zen

Moment Of Zen

Tucked away in D.C.’s Northeast quadrant, the U.S. National Arboretum occupies over 400 luscious acres of land. A little over 3 miles away from the National Mall, the National Arboretum hosts around 500,000 visitors a year, compared to the Mall’s nearly 8.5 million. Featuring free admission and year-round visiting, except for Christmas Day, it’s low-profile...
May 31, 2016 — Mel Calabro
Iron vs. Non-Iron: Paul Trible Comments to the WSJ

Iron vs. Non-Iron: Paul Trible Comments to the WSJ

Wrinkle-resistant shirts have gotten a bad rap. And with good reason: traditionally, they are lumped in with the non-iron “wash-and-wear” shirts that are treated with harsh chemicals that leave the fabric stiff and rough to the touch – imagine buttoning up a tarp every day and you’ll get the idea. In the past we’ve avoided...
May 05, 2016 — Molly Szkotak
Photo taken by Kate Thompson of Betty Clicker Photography

Playlist: Jet-Setting with Betty Clicker

We’ve been working with Kate Thompson for quite a while now. You may recognize her as Betty Clicker, a childhood nickname that’s become her photography alias, and in the words of Kate, her figurative superwoman cape. Kate’s work carries distinct characteristics of deliberate composition, attention to atmosphere and wonderful, honest simplicity. Long story short —...
April 14, 2016 — Mel Calabro
Masters of Leisure

Masters of Leisure

Masters of Leisure: Experience an afternoon in the life of a New Orleanian with writer and bartender, Hadi Ktiri. From the outside, it’s easy to think that New Orleanians don’t do much of anything. We eat, drink and dance with brass bands. People casually stroll down French Quarter streets like time doesn’t exist. And to...
March 03, 2016 — Mel Calabro
Gotta Have Soul: KREWE du optic

Gotta Have Soul: KREWE du optic

Take a few steps down Royal Street in the daylight, and you’re sure to see street performers, palm readers with crystal balls, or even a woman playing the baddest electric violin cover of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” Amongst the bustle, we sought out a like-minded brand with a minimal yet impactful presence in “The...
March 03, 2016 — Mel Calabro
Eat: Peche

Eat: Peche

One thing’s for certain at Peche in New Orleans: Happy surprises are always guaranteed. Just when you think there’s no possible way Southern staples like collard greens could be whipped up in a new way or biscuits made even more ingeniously crave-worthy, the James Beard Award-winning shrine to all-things-piscine from Chefs Donald Link and Ryan...
March 03, 2016 — Mel Calabro
Day Trip: Baltimore City Guide

Day Trip: Baltimore City Guide

This month our friend and arbiter of all things in good taste, Arielle Goldman, spent some time in Charm City over the holidays and unearthed some gems for us. Baltimore may not be on the top of your must-visit list, but this historic seaport (traditionally known for its crab shacks) has more to offer than...
January 12, 2016 — Molly Szkotak
Exploring Seattle with Anu and Chris Elford

Exploring Seattle with Anu and Chris Elford

When we heard that our friend Kate (who you may recognize as Betty Clicker) was planning a trip to the Pacific Northwest, we knew that we had to coordinate a day trip exploring Seattle with Anu and Chris Elford. In addition to being fantastic hosts, Anu and Chris are also incredibly involved and well-respected within...