wanders, looks and news

  • scottsdale scooch

    Its long been known as a college town and for baseball training. But the truth is, Scottsdale, old town that is, is like a funky Southwest Palm Springs. As opposed to a Hollywood influence, Southwest is the prevalent influence both traditionally and modernly throughout the towns art, architecture, ambiance and mood. Not to mention some great food and hikes to burn it off. 
  • clearwater beach discoverd

    Between the pool, the softest beach sand ever, like flour, you'll enjoy great pull up seafood lunch and drinks at Beach Fire Grill and dinner sunset at Frenchy's. Your days will read much like the friendly and easy going nature of an Adam Sandler vacation movie. With all the mix of characters included.
  • slip ons spring looks 2021

    The styling for this spring is inspired by the elephant in the room. There's no way around it. Things have been funky. So thats exactly how we approached the spring mood. With an appreciation to all things funky and a bit corky.
  • new orleans fall stroll

    Aww New Orleans. A hugely miss represented pleasure from my perspective. Yes you can visit and easily find your way into drunken debauchery. But the place has some great approaches for visits otherwise. Particularly for a weekend visit during the fall for perfect weather and Covids crowd reduction effect. Thus allowing for a calm and enjoyed stroll through the Big Easy's preferred stops.
  • slip ons fall looks 2020

    The styling for this fall is inspired by the mood of our favorite hole-in-the-wall drink and dine spots around the world. Never to stiff nor to loose. Authentic. The sweet spot in ambiance, style and service.
  • vegas vintage day

    I would have never thought I'd be motivated to review a wander in Vegas. Its just too overdone, exposed and commercial. But the elusive downtown area is another story. Its overlooked by most and didnt-make-it-again by the intended. Myself included over the years of visits. If you're looking for a vintage/retro weekend getaway, or an add on day to your Vegas visit, here's an idea.
  • isla holbox one of the last

    I had been eyeing Isla Holbox ever sense I did my roadtrip around the area; it was exactly what I hoped for. A gritty but refined get lost kind of an escape. And not for everyone which is what keeps it what it is.
  • a day in la

    Head back downtown to a room at one of downtown's newest hotels: Hotel Figueroa. A unbeatable value, with on-point styling and one-of-few hotels with a functioning pool, bar and restaurant in downtown. A true oasis in the concrete jungle of Downtown LA.
  • slip ons summer looks 2020

    For summer we will always transition in a spring item friendly way. So many of the spring looks items will get some continued use with a summer take. And that summer take is an imaginary one this year.
  • puerto vallarta old town adventure

    I had been to PV several times before but this time I felt like I did it right. First, you have to stay in Old Town, you have to. You really miss the charm of PV without. And just popping-in-and-out from the hotel zone doesn't provide what your looking for. You need to walk through the vibrant neighborhood after dinner, at one of many great restaurants, on the way back to your hotel. And you defiantly need to wake up there early, grab a fresh cup and walk the charm.
  • austin weird for a weekend

    I came across a great fare so I finally grabbed Austin for a weekend. And right before the Coronavirus but the itinerary can still be enjoyed with minimal effects. Austin's been quite the talk for years now so I was curious to visit. The weather was also perfect for a walk around downtown and a short hike outside the city. So off with a quick flight.
  • hanoi bucket list check

    The first thing I noticed as I taxied away from Hanoi Airport was the smell. In a good way. It was a tropical smokey scent and it excited me. Almost like the great memories you have of campfires but in a tropical foreign land. I knew in that moment that this trip would be different. It would be a gladly embraced and accepted adventure. I arrived to my hotel, The Light Hotel, late in the evening so I just reviewed my tour itinerary with the kind staff, got situated in my room and had dinner on the rooftop.