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Custom Built Bicycles and Coffee

by David Mitchell on March 25, 2013

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I love to hear about new and unique places to hangout. A lot of people have been talking about, Heritage General Store in Chicago Illinois. It is Chicago’s original ‘bike’ cafe. Pouring Stumptown coffee, serving delicious baked goods and you can even commission to have a custom built bike as well, how great would that be?!

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The Pope Did Not Wear Prada

by David Mitchell on March 8, 2013

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The Pope did not wear Prada, unlike the Devil. For years the rumor has been that Pope Benedict’s cute ass red slippers were made by Prada. But, the truth be told they were made by Adriano Stefanelli a third generation show maker who delivered his first pair of red slippers to the Pope in 2005. He was also the cobbler of John Paul the 2nd.

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A Love Letter to Frank

by David Mitchell on February 27, 2013

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If you have not yet seen my friend designer, Frank Babb Randolph’s beautiful cover and editorial spread in the March-April issue of Veranda magazine you are missing out. Franks house is so gracious, so classic and so beautiful and most of all it is so elegant. I find there is such a lack of elegance in today’s world, it seems down right provocative.

You see, I secretly have a crush on Frank Randolph. He is truly one of the last great men with grace and style left in today’s fast pace and oh so too modern world. One of my favorite memories of Frank is running in to him at the Design Center when he was showing clients some upholstery. Frank was simply dressed in a cotton khaki suit with very classic Belgian loafers and with lavender cashmere socks, just the chicest thing I had seen. And I hate to admit I spent the next three weeks in dire search of lavender cashmere socks.

Recently I ran into Frank in Palm Beach. We were both checking out the latest finds on Dixie Highway in West Palm. The friend I was with just gushed, Who is that handsome man? As I replied to my friend Jack, Oh, that’s Frank Randolph, the classiest man in Washington.

Congratulations, Frank.

Much Love,
David.

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Craig Costello

by David Mitchell on February 21, 2013

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After last years successful collaboration between Coach Leather Goods and artist, James Nares, Coach’s new collaborative collection is with Brooklyn based graffiti artist, Craig Costello who is better known as, KRINK.
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Gucci, Horsebit Loafer

by David Mitchell on February 17, 2013

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Did you know that the Gucci horsebit loafer is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. As a matter of fact it is the only shoe that is in the MET Collection. The shoe was originally designed in 1953 and Gucci designer, Frinda Giannini, who is helping to celebrating the 60th anniversary by reintroducing and restyling the horsebit loafer including over 20 new colors and materials. It is definitely going to be the summer of the Gucci horsebit loafer.
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John Galliano

by David Mitchell on February 15, 2013

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If you can’t get away to a sunny place this winter you can always wear this seashell jacket from John Galliano men’s spring 2013 collection.
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Why We Love February

by David Mitchell on February 8, 2013

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Everyone is always hating on February… its winter, its cold and its gray BUT, if you take a closer look you will realize February is one of the busiest months of the year. There is so much going on. So, here is a little short list of just some of the things to be excited about in the month of February.
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Building Blocks

by David Mitchell on January 26, 2013

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In the spirit of German artist, Paul Klee we are loving what is going on with color blocking in architecture. Two great examples are this building from Spain and one from Hungary.

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Shelter

by David Mitchell on January 23, 2013

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I always think the idea of camping is such a romantic notion but hate the idea of all the manual labor that goes into setting up a camp ground. Look no further, I have found a pretty neat company that does all of that for you. All you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy a s’more or two.

Shelter Co. provides everything from the luxury tent, all the bedding, bedside tables, lounge seating, carpeted flooring, area rugs, lighting and even a wonderful wool Pendleton blanket to snuggle up in. They provide lounge and tent actives from stocked libraries, beauty stations, children’s furnishings and games and even bar set ups. All tent experience are fully customizable. A la carte you can add in the following; fire pits, restroom’s, showers, outdoor movie theaters, wine tasting and nature tours, music and entertainment, boat rentals, yoga and fitness retreats and you can even bring your best friend who will have his own dog tent!

This is definitely a luxury lodging experience that everyone should experience!

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Snow Art

by David Mitchell on January 19, 2013

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When, due to his feet injuries, British engineer Simon Beck could no longer run, he decided to get some exercise by taking long walks. To make it more interesting, 54-year-old would put on his snowshoes and walk in distinctly geometric patterns. Step by step, after 8 to 10 hours of walking it creates some jaw-dropping trampled snow art.

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