Saturday, June 6, 2015

Downtown Las Vegas : Eat

I'm up early since its my last day in Vegas on this short weekend trip. After a long night of selfies and libations, I'm starving. 

I saw a video about a woman in downtown Las Vegas who struggled with addiction, unemployment, and was at the end of her rope. She persevered to rise above the lowest lows in life. Now she's the proud owner of a landmark restaurant Eat.  The video was put out by AmEx and is titled "Natalie Young's Journey: Rock Bottom to Restaurateur" 
I was moved to support her business and in glad I did. 
The Huevos Motulenos* looked and smelled so good I almost forgot to take a picture. 
*Two fried eggs w/ red & green new mexican chili, black beans, peas, feta, & sauted bananas on corn tortilla 

You don't stumble on a place like this, tell them I sent you. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2015

In just under 3 weeks the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course will be transformed into the 35th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.  Music lovers from all over the world come together to enjoy concerts, shows, and performances of several genres including jazz, r&b, gospel, and hip hop. Here are some of the headliners:
Elton John
John Legend 


Anthony Hamilton


T. I. 
Juvenile and Manny Fresh 

The event lasts for two weeks, April 24 - May 3. Tickets and V. I. P. passes can be purchased from
For more information on hotel rooms,  travel packages, and activities check out the official site of the New Orleans Jazz Fest 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ralph Lauren Polo Tech Shirt

Ralph Lauren Polo recently introduced their first tech shirt. 
It connects to your smart phone or tablet To track your heart rate, breathing rate, and intensity of movement and more. 
Takes workout gear to the next level. 

Athletic fashion meets technology
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Daycation: San Juan


Have you ever wanted to get away? Just want to pick up and change the scenery for a while? Maybe life wont allow for a long trip right now. If you want to get away, but a vacation isn't convenient, consider a day trip or a "daycation". A daycation is a vacation but for just a day. It could be to a sports event in another city, a theme park, or even a venture to another state or territory.

As much as I wish I could afford a two week vacation, time and money to do so just aren't aligned for me right now. However a day trip could be possible. Somewhere where the weather is in the high 70's to mid 80's. A beach getaway would be great right about now. Just go to a distant beach, where its already warm and stretch out. Soak up some rays and get a quick tan.  Bathe and do some swimming in  a warm body of water. Then rinse off and do some light shopping in my flip flops. Just the thought of it is worth some planning!

You may not be the beach type. If you could take a daycation anywhere, where would you go? What would you do? Could you use a whole day to get a way?
-24 Hrs to Live

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Hello Brooklyn, How ya Doin'

Today I went job hunting in Downtown, Brooklyn. Here is what stood out to me while I was in route. 

1 Hanson Place was towering over me when I came out of the subway at the NW exit on Pacific Ave. The last time I saw this building, a few days prior, it looked more gray colored. This time though, it was closer to 5:00pm. Happy to say I captured my first "Golden Hour" shot today!

On the opposite side of the street is the Barclays center. This is home to the NBA's New Jersey Nets (2012) and the NHL's New York Islanders (2015-beyond)


The Barclays Center looks great at night too.

   I'll definitely be back in downtown Brooklyn soon.

  24 Hours to Live

Friday, January 17, 2014

What makes you fly?

Do you consider yourself to be fly? Do you know someone else who is? What makes them fly? Is it  the way someone walks? How they wear their clothes and the kind of clothes they wear? Their inward personality or overall confidence? Is it their profession? Where they're from? 

I think that my sense of humor and my outgoing state of mind, makes me fly. I also have dreams of traveling the world, and being a relationship counselor. The feeling that I get when I'm thinking of accomplishing those goals always lifts me up and makes me feel fly, literally. 

Starting this week, I will be interviewing people I know (or want to know) from all over and asking them, what makes them/a person fly?

So tell me, what makes you fly? 24 Hours to Live!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

From Rags to Dresses

Yes it's true, the idea of these beautiful designs, came out of the trash!
In 1985 as Herve Peungnet, now known as Herve Leroux, was walking thru a factory he saw some thrown away bands of undergarment fabric. Then the idea came to him; piece them together to make a formfitting bandage dress. 


Peugnet pioneered the creation of bandage dresses, also named "body-con" (body-conscious) garments made using materials traditionally associated with foundation garments to create bandage dresses that would mold and shape the wearer's figure with its signature bandage-like strips.

Where do you find inspiration for new ideas? 24 Hours To Live

Monday, January 6, 2014

Cold Feet

There are plenty of ways to put some extra swagger into your daily routine (if you were wondering). Don't just dwell on the obvious. Instead, kick it up a notch with an stylish pair of socks. The industry has been putting much more emphasis on colorful designer socks in campaigns of late, even though it's a timeless trend. 

"Socks are the foundation of the style that men choose to wear." Says Nic Haralambous, startup entrepreneur from Capetown, owner of 

  Nic Haralambous, owner of 

Nicsocks' are limited edition; when a design sells out, that's the end of the run. They are made from the finest 100% bamboo fibres and the design and manufacturing process takes place in South Africa. As the first online subscription sock store in South Africa, Nicsocks has broken new ground in Cape Town. Sock lovers have the option to subscribe to receive two pair a month, or buy pairs individually as they please. 

   Designs from left to right. Checkmate, pink panther, barbershop. 

Traditionally, the color of your socks were to act as an extension to your pants. The rule of thumb was, when wearing dark colored bottoms, socks should be the same color as your bottoms or a darker shade. If you go with with bottoms on the lighter side of the spectrum, it was acceptable for socks to match your shoes instead. However we all know rules are made to be broken. 

A fun fact is that in England, during the renaissance (14th to 17th century), colorful socks were a sign of nobility. Add your own twist to todays lay and notice the difference. Remember, the devil is in the details. 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Closet Space: Yeezy Taught Me

If you're  shopping for joggers this month, get the FOH. With their artistic design, they draw you in to get a closer look. I love how they flow, one portrait from top to bottom instead of several pictures all jammed onto them. The best definitely, I've seen all year!
Made By FOH apparel, a UK brand where everything is "inspired by Kanye West". Check out the "LEGS" section of 

Biblical Joggers
£29.99 ($49.58) 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

When the ball drops this year, raise the bar.

What are your goals for this New Year?
Mine are to eat more clean, finish building my website, and take my girlfriend to an island. 
Share yours here on 24 hours to Live. 

Monday, December 16, 2013


Trip Alone

If you Ever need a vacation to yourself, by yourself and have the guts to do it, here's a quick check off on traveling alone.
Play it cool. 😎
No matter what's happening, whether flight got canceled or the club wouldn't let you in with shorts on, stay cool. You're still on vacation and relaxing is your main priority. A confident demeanor goes a long way as well.
Do your best to have an idea of how you'll be getting around once you land. This includes pricing car services and cabs, mapping out bus routes (finding out what time service stops), and generally knowing what's going on where. I find Google Maps to be the most useful app when it comes to travel times and public transportation.
Know the Terrain
I'm not necessarily the itinerary type, but you don't go to Miami for ski trips. With a basic idea of what you wanna do and a few good review reads, things come together. Whatever the activities your after, I suggest calling a few places finding out the specifics and seeing if reservations are necessary.  In my opinion, "no reservations" are a good thing in case you show up and it's not what you expected,  however some activies may have slots that need to be secured ahead of time.
Lastly, just
Stay tuned for clips of my last #tripalone