Nashville is a special place, a community filled with talented folks, old-fashioned charm, new-school vitality, and of course, great music. We spent 72 hours there for our Spring Collection shoot and we had an amazing time. If you don’t know Nashville, or haven’t been there in a while, make it a point to pay a visit soon.
A few instagrams from our latest photoshoot. Can you guess where we were?
I am not a coffee drinker, but if I were, this would be my spot. Camp 4 Coffee is located in beautiful Crested Butte, Colorado and all their coffee is “roasted by hand in small batches by human beings.” It’s a principle I can definitely get behind. And you don’t have to go to Crested Butte to support these guys – their coffee is sold online. www.camp4coffee.com
Sitting down with Nathan Greenwalt, owner/distiller of the Old Sugar Distillery of Madison, WI.
We’re big advocates for doing things from scratch. That’s why we’re big supporters of our buddy Nathan Greenwalt – proprietor and distiller at the Old Sugar Distillery here in Madison, WI.
He loves rum. So he bought a small still from a guy down south. He started making his own rum to share with friends. His friends loved his rum. He saw a business opportunity. He got the permits. He found a space to distill. 3 years later he’s producing 7 different liquors and sells over 12,000 bottles a year of his handcrafted spirits.
We asked Nate what his favorite drink was, and he replied, “The Standard.” The recipe is as simple as it gets: Cane and Abe Rum on the rocks with a wedge of lime.
Cheers to the holidays.
More images and places from Nashville.
Last coffees at Barista Parlor in Nashville. Shout out to the kind peeps that work here. Go if you’re ever in town.
Having grown up on the east coast, there is so much about my current home in the midwest that’s new to me. I love going on long car rides, and one of my favorite drives is between Madison and Minneapolis along the Mississippi River. The views are spectacular and there are a lot of cool, little towns along the way. These are images of Wabasha, Minnesota, which has a Hopper-esque main street and some great, old signs. If you visit be sure to stop in at the National Eagle center situated right on the Mississippi River, which is home to hundreds of bald eagles that make their nests along the river valley. www.nationaleaglecenter.org
File under: GO HERE. If you are ever in Portland, Oregon and are looking for a great, quick, and cheap lunch spot, I highly recommend Bunk Sandwiches. I am mostly vegetarian and I am often disappointed with veggie sandwich options. My grilled veggie sandwich was awesome. George got something with meat and a cold brew from Stumptown coffee.
“I do all of my hiking free form. Like John Muir, I enter the wilderness with nothing more than my journal and a child-like sense of wonder. ” - Nick Twisp, Youth in Revolt
I’ve considered hiking a tag-along activity for the past several years: No chance it’s my idea, but I’m always game when challenged to a difficult one. On a recent vacation to Tahoe, I was met with Mt. Rose. After 14 miles roundtrip and 5 hours on the mountain, I was “all natured out”. In spite of my general resistance to crampy calves and dusty shoelaces it was worth the spectacular sights. One day I will initiate such adventure, but for now I am a fine volunteer for kayak and paddle boarding excursions. Did I mention the mountain squirrels? Not exactly meek little creatures are they? I saw this one helping himself to some fellow hikers’ snacks.