man in all black

Bundled Up

by Josh Johnson

Sponsored by Zappos Luxury Currently typing this blog post will semi-frostbitten fingers as the weather these last few weeks has been downright frigid. I never thought I’d be one to say that if it’s this cold, I’d at least like to see snow. But here I am saying just that. My one saving grace in these near-subzero temps though? The latest gear from North Face. They launched Cryos this fall, and it’s their newest line of premium outerwear inspired by the mountains. Meaning that it’s absolutely perfect for these cold weather days! Better yet, the jacket that I picked up from Zappos Luxury is actually a 3-in-1 jacket. So they are helping me stay covered no matter what the weather may throw at us.

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dagoba dark chocolate bar

Kitchen Sink Cookies

I’m sharing DAGOBA in my life as part of a sponsored series with Socialstars.Well, you guys. Happy 2018! Excited for all that the year has in store AND to start the year off with Whole30. More on that to come at a later date! Also, be on the lookout for some Whole30 approved recipes as I make my way through the net month! So obviously these cookies were from last month, and what I took to family Christmas this year. Let me tell you – there were a hit! Why? Cause a mix of sweet and savory is always a winner. Therefore these guys are sure to be a new favorite. Of course, after I finish Whole30 that is. So until them for me until then, deal? DAGOBA chocolate bars make for a perfect snack and an even better addition to cookies. Especially their Extra Dark variety, cause when paired with salty bits of pretzels it’s the perfect marriage of sweet and savory. Don’t believe me? Scroll through the rest of these photos, and I’m sure your mouth will be watering. So after that, grab the recipe for yourself and head to your local Target to pick up my new…

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Color of Discovery

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hotel Indigo. The opinions and text are all mine.Seems like just yesterday that I was exploring Baltimore and Alexandria with the Hotel Indigo team, but it’s been a minute! I came from that trip and jumped straight into a million holiday deadlines and found myself with the flu. Or something incredibly close to the flu. Literally wasn’t able to pry myself off the couch for over a week. My energy levels were so slow that I didn’t even open up Instagram. Obviously, that’s a rarity for me. The flu this year is no joke, y’all. So take care of yourselves! But I am excited to finally share a few more photos of the trip! I did a lot of traveling last year, but this trip was hands down one of the best. Why? Because the Hotel Indigo team helped me stay in each new city JUST like a local would. From the best spots to grab coffee in the mornings to the best bars to wind down – they knew where to send me. Not to mention, each property was perfectly located in both cities. Meaning that everything to…

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Let’s Get Technicole

Sponsored by Zappos Well, never thought I would say this. But I’m so glad to see some 30 degree days. It’s been down right frigid and in the single digits around here. Which means the temps this week make it seem warm, as odd as they may seem. Even got the chance to head out for a quick walk with a few friends and their super cute pups, Luna and Ruby. Which was the perfect time to break in my newest Kenneth Cole New York kicks from Zappos. Yeah, yeah, I know, I know, another pair of black and white sneakers. BUT these guys are special. Why? Cause they’re part of Kenneth Cole’s newest line: techni-cole. This means they’re equipped with their 37.5 technology, which essentially is a thermostat for your foot. Meaning that even after walking 3 miles yesterday my feet were as cool (and dry) as they were before I started. Don’t believe me? Then now’s the perfect time to try it them out for yourself. Head to Zappos to start shopping. I’ve keeping an eye on a few other pairs. So don’t be surprised if you see another pair on here before too long. Cause they are that…

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patron holiday bottle

Tequila Cold Brew

Well, what a year 2017 turned out to be. Full of a crazy amount of ups and down, and easily one of my busiest years to date. Can’t say that I’m sad to say goodbye to 2017 though. Especially seeing as I’ll be ringing in 2018 with the best friends a guy could ask for. Complete with an all you can eat and drink celebration at one of our favorite spots. Followed by a Silent Disco where we’ll be dancing the night away. If it sounds like a long night that’s because it’s definitely going to be, but hey you’re only young once, right? Luckily my second holiday cocktail with Patrón is going to help us power through the night. More and more local bars have gotten on board with the cold brew cocktail trend, and I’m definitely here for it. So much so that I’m putting a holiday spin on one to serve while my friends and I get ready for the night. Best thing about this cocktail though? It’s easy to whip up a big batch and have it chilling in the fridge for your guests before they even arrive. Meaning that you’ll be able to enjoy time…

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