Hey, gidday mates! I don’t know about you, but I’m somebody who suffers from a serious amount of guilt every time I sleep in past 8:30am on a weekday. This morning I woke up at 10:45am. 10:45!!! I blame three things: the three parties Jenny and I deejayed till 3am last week; my newfound obsession with the family Kardashian; and the NyQuil I drank last night to dull the cold that’s a-brewin’ as we speak.
This week will no doubt bring more of the same: Jenny and I are DJing two big Halloween parties this week (one of which is on Saturday night at The Handy Liquor Bar in Soho — the theme is Back To The Spookture and you’re invited); Tom Bull just flew in from LA; and my super is repainting my apartment, which means that I’ve gotta be out of it as much as possible.
So yeah, the thing that’s front and center in my mind right now is attempting to achieve balance in my life. How do I juggle deejaying and blogging and being a social person and a good friend? How do I play these parties until all hours of the night then wake up at a reasonable time each day? How do I figure out the balance between how much Jenny and I discuss work and how much we act like a normal boyfriend and girlfriend? How do I engage with people when my mind is forever occupied with the next project, the next Instagram photo to post, the next gig we have to play? So many questions, so little time!
I’ve noticed that the more success that comes, the more opportunities there are for personal growth. The flip-side of that, though, is that in my life, personal growth has almost always come as a result of mistakes being made. So part of all this is figuring out how to grow and experience success without messing up in the first place. Like I said the other day: My impulsiveness is a great strength and a great weakness. I almost always react based on my first thought, but it’s only a good one about half the time. We live, we learn.
Rant over. Let’s talk dressing for the chill. Fall is fast becoming my favorite season in NYC: It’s the perfect temperature to wear amazing clothing but I’m not dying of cold. Win/win. And speaking of amazing clothing, check out this shearling jacket: It’s from the new label Jeffrey Rudes (started recently by the guy who put the J in J.Brand jeans), and it’s a luxurious lambskin take on a classic gentleman’s peacoat. Very cool, but very warm. I love how its neutral color goes so well with rich tones like inky navy and maroon, and if I’m feeling extra adventurous I might even try it with a white-on-white ensemble. Who’s with me?
Photos: Alexandra Gibbs.
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