Fashion & Gear

Fertility Medicine: One Couple’s Journey from Cancer to a Family of Three

It’s time to call it, Jenna”. My midwife speaks softly and with kind eyes, knowing that this isn’t what I want to hear. “The babies heart rate is too erratic, your white blood count is high, and your water broke 23 hours ago. We need to call the surgeon and perform a c-section.” “One more push?” I ask meekly. She shakes her head, so I demand instead of asking. “One more push!”. She lets me bear down with all my might, teeth gritted and belly heavy, but it’s for my mental state more than anything else. The baby doesn’t budge and the next few minutes are a buzzy blur of drugs and indecency as a rather aggressive nurse attacks a catheter into my body. The hallway wheeling feels like floating, my husbands hand the only thing keeping me on the ground, and the pitocin induced contractions reach a peak just before the anesthesiologist steps in to numb me. I find a calm in the storm, my husbands gentle eyes and my midwifes hand on mine, and reflect on the past 24 hours of excruciating labor, which somehow suddenly translated to love. I'm reminded of the past 9 months of pregnancy, and before that the past 4 years of cancer treatments, and eventually the past decade of my life with Brian that has led me here...

Fertility Medicine: One Couple’s Journey From Cancer to Expectant Family

In Vitro Fertilization is not a foreign concept to me, it’s something we knew might come someday, but it feels like a gut punch all the same. What else will cancer rob us of? It’s taken my right breast and guaranteed a lifetime of collateral pain. It took away my long curly hair, eyebrows, eyelashes, and tried to steal the last few years of my twenties, albeit strengthening my marriage in the process. Cancer is greedy, and never satisfied. I suppose I thought I’d begin the ‘normal’ process of starting a family with my husband, but what is normal anymore, especially when you’ve spent the better part of your late twenties bald and fighting to survive?

2018 Editor’s Choice Women’s Ski Gear Guide

The temps are dropping here in the mountains of California. As I sit here sipping my tea I am fantasizing about the powder days to come. It’s been a while since these mountains have been dressed in white, the way I prefer them. Being outside, amongst trees with heavy branches confined by the piles of snow weighing them down, in search of the perfect turn, is my happiest place. I find some of my most fruitful relationships have been created with the shared passion for time spent in the mountains. With skis on our feet, out the back door, we have a seemingly endless playground. The thought of perfect powder beckons the child within. Never have I been so excited than on a powder day...

This Athleisure CEO Wants to Inspire Better Men

I know I’m going to catch some heat from Nate for referring to Rhone as “athleisure”, but after taking a close look at the market that’s what I think they do. And they do it incredibly well. Not in the sense that they manufacture yoga pants used solely for watching Netflix and drinking hot cocoa, but in the sense that they design and produce a multipurpose clothing line that’s just as functional in the gym as it is boarding a plane to catch a business meeting on the other side of the country. They’re based out in Stamford so our editor, Jenna Bostock, and I headed out there to meet Nate Checketts and talk shop last month...

2018 Editor’s Choice Men’s Ski Gear Guide

Winter is a nuisance. The shoveling. The slippery roads. The frigid bite of air that numbs your toes and stings your nostrils. It’s the season of inconvenience. Yet for a select few, that inconvenient notion is not their reality. For them, winter is the season they’ve been waiting for all year long. That snow that needs to be shoveled, well they know that that just means there is fresh powder in the mountains to be skied. Those slippery roads just keep the crowds indoors away from the outdoor treasures of winter...

The Business of Ethical Fashion

Being an ethical fashion business is about believing in a better world, it’s about choosing to see business differently; seeking possibility rather than profit. Fashion at its’ essence is a combination of creativity and luxury which inspires people and speaks to their desires. To fulfil this desire ethically is to respond with originality & resourcefulness with a superior product which encourages purchasing quality over quantity...

Impeccable Custom Suiting from Alton Lane

There is something about making an entrance in a bespoke suit. You’re making a statement, an announcement to the world, that you care about the details. That you appreciate the finer things in life, and that you’re willing to work for them. A custom suit has the power to...

A Month Ago I Couldn’t Wear Contacts But Now I Have Better Than Perfect Vision

For years I’ve been the guy with the collection of cool glasses. I had glasses in every color. Blue, black, red, you name it and I had it. My glasses were my trademark. But I couldn’t stand wearing them. Whenever I’d go skiing I’d have to wear glasses under my goggles and they would invariably fog up. Heading into the lodge for an Irish Coffee? Forget it. The lenses became a wall of thick Scottish fog...