Friday, September 16, 2016

#BeerReview--Check 'Em All Out

I really like a great pint of beer!  So every now and then I tell you what's hot or what's not!  So check out the beer reviews on the site and send your suggestions my way!  CHEERS!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

La Chute: The Custom Honda SS50

The Custom Honda SS50, by George Woodman, aptly named La Chute is a stylish little bike intended for the Punk’s Peak Festival in France.  The event was cancelled due to fog conditions, but the bike lives on and is quite a work of art.  Check out the Birch multi-ply wood and Paulownia on the front and tail section.  Exquisite! 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Finland Gov't Says No Go on Guggenheim Helsinki

picture of guggenheim helsinki by moreau and kusunoki

I first saw the plans for Guggenheim Helsinki about a year ago and I was excited to follow the project.  The dark fa├žades and sweeping pitched roofs looked like a perfect compliment to the sea, a stones throw away.  The government anticipated the cost to be  €40 million (£34 million) of public money.  While not wholly opposed to the project, the government is closing the matter and saying no to funding the project by French architecture firm, Moreau Kusunoki.  MK had a rough budget of  €130,000,000 for the entire project.  The completed project was expected to bring in a lot of revenue for Helsinki, but publicly funding this is no longer a question.  You can check out more pictures of what would have been, here.  Who knows, maybe a private funder will save the day?

Friday, September 9, 2016

Hang On To Summer With These Citrus Beers

An image of citrus beers
It's inevitable.  Tans fade.  Summer does come to an end, if only in terms of weather.  So we'll keep it alive by mixing in a bit of flavor into our usual line-up.  Citrus a n y t h i n g is my absolute favorite, so please forgive all the extra crafty sparkle in this post!

From left --> right, these are my favorite picks to keep your taste buds waxing nostalgic on the warmer months.

Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin
This beer is so fragrant and delightful.  You'll really like this one!  Full, rich pineapple flavors and one of the most perfect IPAs to grace your palette. 

Sam Adams Red Grapefruit IPA
An unexpected choice here, but I'm a big fan.  Sam Adams for the win with this red grapefruit IPA.  I just love the smell and the taste is super smooth.

Schofferhofer Grapefruit Beer
This is a summer classic in my book.  Schofferhofer knows how to blend the sweet, citrusy blend of grapefruit, sugar and alcohol.  Keep your fridge stocked all through the Fall.

Southern Tier 3 Citrus Peel Out
Boom, Southern Tier delivers yet again with this 3 citrus blend.  A wheat beer with zesty lemon tones, yum.

DogFishHead Namaste
Always a little weird, but interesting brewery.  DFH brings us Namaste, a white witbier with a light color and bold flavor. 

Stone Citrusy Wit
Just what it says, a citrusy wit, but done so'll wanna just keep drinking.  Ahhhhh, so fresh!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Joy - Almond Surfboards

Joy, one of Almond Surfboards most popular sticks, is on the top five of my major wish list.  It didn't happen this summer, but I wont let another one pass by without having the rush of water pass below my feet.  Gosh, so many things to do!  But check out this masterpiece and some of the other boards they have.  B E A U T S

Saturday, August 27, 2016

World One Tower - Mumba, India

World One Tower is set to be completed in 2017.  This will be the tallest residential building to ever be built at a height of 442 meters, 117 floors.  Here is some awesome footage from a crane.  The architect behind this project is Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and the structural engineer is Leslie E. Robertson Associates.  I'm looking forward to seeing the final project next year.  Here is the official website.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

The Sierra Shirt in Blackwatch Plaid


Oh man, guys, I know it’s still summer, but this is the shirt I’ve been dreaming of for a long time. Finally fit for a lady!  Ya’ll know I love the blackwatch and I’m not shy to say Taylor Stitch has been a long-running favorite.  Reduced from $125 to $98 bucks, I’m definitely thinking it’s time to treat yo’ self.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Adirondack Motorcycle Camping Trip

Armed with snacks, wallet, sunglasses and helmet, I was ready to tackle a long weekend vacation with my dad.  A father/daughter motorcycle trip to Paul Smith's College in the Adirondack Mountains of New York state.  The blue skies would seemingly go on forever, only ever disrupted by a rainstorm now and then.  Lakes speckled all through the region and dotting the topo maps we really didn't even need to carry.  A hike up St. Regis Mountain and a canoe paddle in Lower St. Regis Lake are all you really need to reset and unwind.  

We logged nearly 850 miles on the Harley Davidson bikes we rode.  My dad brought along his Ultra Classic and I rented a Dynaglide since my 400 Yamaha was not in perfect shape.  The Dynaglide was actually a great bike with a ton of power.  The windshield had to go after the first 200mi, so we strapped it onto my dad's bike as to not limit my "coolness factor."  

We drank a lot of crappy beer (i.e. Molson and Labatt), but it was still great.  I caught a fish and reeled in even more sea weed.  It's some of the most pristine nature you could ever imagine.  A world that you find hard to believe is only a 7 hour drive from Philly.  Long, but worth it.  The longer the better when you have the wind in your face and two wheels on the ground.  Ride on

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