BAR CART BEAUTY

A good bar cart is hard to find.  Enter CB2 with a pristine Lucite bar cart as part of their new collection. This new collection is actually a collaboration with the students of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, part of the company’s goal to work with emerging designers. The collection features everything from dishes and linens to cabinets and planters but the real stand out is the transparent bar cart. You can check out the entire collection starting Monday, February 2, in-store and online.

For my other bar cart recommends, check out Amongmen.com

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WANT shoes?

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The dynamic duo behind WANT les essentiels de la vie, the luxe leather goods company, have finally launched a shoe line. And the wait has been worth it. The shoe line contains two models, a derby (Montoro) and a sneaker (Lennon), in multiple colour ways. What I love about these shoes is that they are everyday luxe essentiels. Modern, minimalist and comfortable (unlike many other designer shoes). The Lennon offers a sporty, oxford-style sneaker with a versatile shape and style. Made with premium Italian leather, the Lennon features a cushioned insole, breathable leather lining and a custom rubber cupsole for superior comfort and performance. The memory foam in the heel makes them lightweight and comfortable. Get yours today before they sell out. Available at WANT or Mr. Porter.

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Kickin it in Red

To mark the 5th anniversary of the Sully Wong SWJ Series, the brand is launching the SWJ 5 MID. The new model follows on the original boxer boot design of the SWJ, which took inspiration from one of the most prolific champion boxer of his time, Jack Johnson. Hence the J in the SWJ titling. The updated silhouette on the SWJ5 feels more modern – sleeker (losing the top cap and heel cap). The model comes in white, black and red.  Go for the red. If you haven’t figured it out by now, through reading this blog or by seeing every fashion forward hip hop artist wearing them –  every man should own a pair of red sneakers. This is the upgraded premium version. Available mid February, but make sure you buy yours before they sell out (and they will). $279

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Sunning in Barcelona

I will admit it, I am a specs whore. I probably own more sunglasses than any normal person should own and I keep adding to the collection. It’s addiction, and thankfully there are no group meetings to help me stop. Enter a new Barcelona based eye-wear brand (launched aw2014) – Alfred Kerbs. The range of handmade Italian sunglasses features both gender-specific and unisex frames. What I love about Kerbs, is that he manages to find the perfect the balance between classic and contemporary yet not be boring. I am particular drawn to the bi-colour frames. See for yourself (and ladies, his women’s frames are a must).

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Black Monday

For some reason I have been all about black sneaks lately – having bought 3 pairs in almost as many weeks. And now I stumble upon another great pair, this time from Nike. The Blazed Mid-Metric QS might look like a Issey Miyake knock off but I am okay with that, just don’t go around carrying your Bao Boa bag Check them out for yourself. Available now for $125

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Pucker Up Boys

As regular readers of this blog know, good lips are important to me. As someone who has been complimented on having soft lips, I feel it’s my job to pay it forward with my lip regime advice. Trust me, the ladies and the boys will appreciate you for taking care of your lips. I have posted in the past my favourite lip balms but I have a new one to add into the mix. Trust me, you can never have too many lip balms during the winter months. You will want multiples – keep one in your gym bag, office desk drawer, that tiny front pocket in your jeans (yes it’s meant for your lip balm), in your coat….

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This lip balm from F. Miller is the perfect combination of hydrating without being too soft or gooey. This balm is made with a hydrating blend of rich shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil, rosehip seed oil, beeswax, bergamot and sage oils. This all natural balm is perfectly formulated to revitalize and heal dry, chapped, weathered skin. It is virtually scent free. The packaging is slick, slim and modern. It just works. And at $12, it is worth every penny.

15 minutes of Converse?

I have to admit that Converse never misses a beat in the collaboration game, for spring 2015 they have announced a capsule collection in conjunction with The Andy Warhol Foundation, aptly titled the Andy Warhol Chuck Taylor All Star collection. The range features both high-top and low-tops (and a few tees). The capsule collection drops on February 7th at specialty retailers (including Get Outside) and on Converse.com My pick? You can’t beat the classic soup high top in red.

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Ranging from $35 to $90, a portion of the proceeds will go to The Andy Warhol Foundation.

Jogging with BUSTLE

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I am sure you recall my love of Bustle‘s bottoms from their AW2014 collection, and I am sure you bought them immediately upon my suggestion. In case you haven’t, you can now stock up on them online.  Take your pick from their updated joggers, all $225.  Just be quick before they sell out.

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