Swatch forays into serious watch territory with all-metal Sistem 51

I’ve repeated myself at least a hundred times here and on social media about what I consider a watch worthy of my time. First, it needs to be automatic, because I hate seeing (and sometimes even hearing) all that ticking. Second, the general consensus among connoisseurs favors Swiss Made pieces due to the country’s long tradition … Continue Reading

Gents’ Weekend at the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

It’s not often that I get any R&R on the weekends. Like most other bloggers, I keep a day job to fund my clothing and car expenses (the two biggest chunks of the pie, actually) and then keep all blogging-related work for the weekends. So when I was invited to an exclusive gentleman’s weekend at … Continue Reading

5 benefits of wearing linen all year round

The year-round Dubai jacket is… made of linen. There, I said it. I know we Middle East inhabitants kid ourselves about the change of seasons – perhaps to rationalize and even justify our fashion purchases – but there really is no jacket or blazer fabric that you can get more value from in terms of cost per use … Continue Reading

Dubai to Georgia: Tbilisi’s most photogenic tourist traps

I know I had already announced that I was going on a two-week trip to Schengenland on my social media platforms, but sometimes things do not happen as you we want them to. Just 12 hours prior to my flight to Prague, I found out that my photographer was denied a visa (damn Third World … Continue Reading

How to capture the Dubai skyline

We don’t appreciate it as much as we ought to, but Dubai’s skyline is one of the most interesting visages in the history of human civilization, and I’m not exaggerating. The novelty of it all does wear off the longer you live in the city, so it’s always a good idea take a step back … Continue Reading

Fundamentals of chest training

Ah, pecs. If there’s one muscle group that makes everyone stick to their workout plans, it should be the pectorals. I know I started my fitness journey for mostly aesthetic reasons, and that was to have a chiseled chest – not abs or arms or traps or whatever – to show off on the beach. … Continue Reading

Last Exit Dubai: 5 things you should know

Foodies, photographers and bloggers are going crazy about the newest hotspot in town that caters to all three separate species of UAE residents – Last Exit Dubai. It’s colorful, it’s fun, it’s 50s American retro, and it’s all about food and photo ops. Situated just by the border between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the food truck … Continue Reading

10 tips for a better Instagram feed

With the fresh launch of Instagram Stories, the popular visual sharing app cannot be more relevant than it is right now. The new feature, just on its first day, is already predicted to eat away at Snapchat’s market of oversharing millennials, and has pretty much secured the future of Instagram for the next couple years, … Continue Reading

Perfect timing: Introducing Paul Smith’s timepiece collection

What do you like most about Paul Smith’s design language? There’s a lot to like about one of the most renowned fashion labels in the world, but if I had to narrow it down to the most noteworthy, I’d say it’s the intelligent, modern interpretation of menswear classics that always looks current and contemporary. It’s the … Continue Reading