Being that Tourist..














What I'm wearing: Canvas jacket - Ralph Lauren, Chinos - Boga, Bag - Tessel, Sunnies - Ray Ban, Shoes - Nike. Featuring: Tee - Dirty Velvet


Since coming to New York exploring the city has been one of my favourite pastime adventures. On the weekends whenever I get time, I set out to travel and explore its neighbourhoods. Going around places has assimilated me with vast experience ranging from people-food-art etc.

To carry that tourist-y vibe I had my jetpack bag carry some essentials, while keeping it simple with a white tee from Dirty Velvet and layering it with my green canvas jacket (it was 6 degree celsius on a sunny Sunday) so those few hours were an escape from the withering NY cold.

Cheers!

LAV

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Valentine's Post and Gift Ideas She Will Love

















What I'm wearing: Jack Wills Jacket, Ted Baker shoes, Ray Ban sunnies FEATURING: Boga Tie, Vest and Chinos

Valentine's is round the corner this week and I have observed guys from all age groups wander with two main questions; First being what to wear and second what presents to buy their ladyloves. 

Answering the former, I didn't want go for a dark suit with red essentials, as its already been done too many times. On the contrary, I added my light brown chinos and tweed jacket to keep it light and subtle. Adding a hint of color just to show off the occasion is the mineral red vest, blending in well with the outfit. Lastly, my favorite piece is the tobacco and grey plaid tie adding that bold character to the styling.

Coming to the latter: 

These top 5 suggestions are more of an experience which will keep her day full of surprises rather than gifting her something material or tangible, with later being left in doubt whether she would really like it or not. So here it goes..


Fully Paid Spa Day:

If going to the spa isn’t your thing you can always ask her to bring a friend along for the experience. But the point being Valentine’s Day, you’re supposed to do things together and celebrate love. In another instance some of the guys might be lucky, where she might choose gossiping with her girlfriend at the spa over seeing your annoyed face while she makes you take a mud bath.


Weekend Getaway:

Everyone loves surprises. Plan a road trip and book up a cabin up in the mountains for the weekend. Imagine the two of you, a blazing fire, snow-kissed mountains and a pitcher of apple cider spiked with rum. Now that’s an experience on Valentine’s Day!


Cooking Classes:

This is a win - win situation. Your girlfriend learns to cook like Jamie Oliver and you get a meal at the end of the class; another instance, those classes don’t impact your girlfriends cooking skills...but you still get a free meal at the end of the class. I’m telling you, this gift can’t let you down.


Panties:

I had to include at least one tangible surprise in the list. Girls pick out their bras with utmost careful consideration and are willing to blow $50+ on just one, even if it drains their bank account. On the contrary, Panties are sort of a second thought and consequently girls tend to end up with amazing bras and grotty panties. So please gift her some! One positive aspect to the present is, you can easily guess what size she is (S,M,L) more accurately than you can guess her bra size.


Take her out to 50 Shades of Grey:


If you're probably too late in buying your Valentine a present. This is your safest bet. Being the most awaited film this Valentine's, it has been highly accepted with alot of enthusiasm amongst its female fans.
Have a great Valentine's y'all. Tag me in your outfits on Instagram.

Photos by Sakshi Parikh

LAV

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Shade of Blue


















What I'm wearing: Woodland Jacket, Nudie jeans, Marc Jacobs sweatshirt, Topman beanie FEATURING: Breda Watch and Raen Sunnies 


NYC hasn't been at its best these past few days, as the weather has just not been on our side. Although, I got this editorial shoot just in time when it was a tad bit sunny. Sporting this denim on denim look, I wanted to bring your attention to my new Shade of Blue Raen Sunglasses which are a new addition to my essentials. This pair has been inspired by the Southern Californian style and state of mind, where Blue is the new Black.  

Shade of blue defines within me a calm and composed mindset. Giving me the freedom to experiment with my style and getting out of my comfort zone. Wearing the shade casts tranquility, just like nature, considering air and water.

Projecting optimism the shade keeps me dedicated towards working harder for the future in the hope of great things lie ahead. Adding a bit of blue to one’s life could shed light onto a different path for doing things with a positive attitude.

LAV

Photos: Sakshi Parekh

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4 Foods That Whiten Your Teeth




A smile warms hearts and opens doors, also creating the first impression of you in minds of others. In that smile, your teeth play an important role too; yellow, crooked teeth might just close those open doors and take away that warmth. In the present time, there needs to be more to a smile, beautiful teeth enhancing that smile. Your teeth speak a lot about your health, acting as a mirror condition of your body. Due to increase in consumption of alcohol and smoking which leads to deteriorating health and oral condition. Before I move on, I don’t ask for you to quit on the above, but only to act in moderation.


Strawberries:




Strawberries are red, beautiful and known as nature's love. Malic acid, the magical ingredient found in them which acts as a natural astringent to remove surface tooth discolouration. Best part, they are widely available and can be mixed and consumed in any meal - salads, desserts, cereal.



Seeds and Nuts:




These healthy fat and full of protein snacks are what you need to get those pearly whites. I usually consume them as my mini meal after lunch. Existing plaque and stains are rubbed off by the stimulate saliva of these hard foods leading to cleaner and whiter teeth.



Apples:




Another high on Malic acid fruit leading to increase in saliva production leading to clean teeth helps to remove stains and fighting the bad breath and plaque causing bacteria. What's more, apples crispiness leads to strong gums. It also keeps teeth debris and gum bacteria at bay.



Broccoli:




Acting as a sponge to your teeth, throw in a few into your lunch - every single chew is fighting those stains and plaque bacteria on the surface of your teeth. Their is high iron content found in greens like Broccoli which form a thin coat protecting the teeth from enamel eroding acids found in soda. Unlike other veges these don’t stay stuck in your teeth while munching.



Please feel free to comment/share/ask questions. Also, would love to know if you would like me to write a post on a specific topic for next time.

LAV

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