Hey, gidday mates! I’m writing to you live from 30,000 feet above ground — Jenny and I are en route to Greece (Santorini, Poros and Athens) — so next time you hear from me, expect to see white buildings with blue domes and plenty of ocean meeting the horizon. But first… On Friday we caught a car out east to The Hamptons with the team from Ray-Ban and a ton of bloggers, and spent the weekend running around from pool to beach to restaurant to club to way-the-hell-out-in-the-middle-of-the-sea for fly-boarding. Needless to say, it was good times. Our only requirement: Remix seven pairs of Ray-Ban sunglasses. Check out ours!Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! We came, we saw, we conquered. NYC to Milan and back, Thursday to Tuesday, four and a half days, in and out. Or so we thought.Click to Continue!
Anon asks: Yo Isaac! Do you have an updated list on sweet stuff to do when visiting NYC? Maybe stuff you do with Jenny? I’ll be there this summer for 10 days with my boyfriend.
Hey, gidday mate! Please find below an updated list of my favorite things to do in NYC right now, spanning food, nightlife, more food, and shopping.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! I love living in New York, and I do believe that attending the international fashion weeks is a privilege, not a chore, but after a solid month of shows in Milan, Paris and New York (men’s and women’s), not to mention freezing temperatures, snow, and an internal voice — heady with fashion week-induced insecurity — that tells me all sorts of unhelpful things, it was high-time to get out of the city for a quick breather with my other half.Click to Continue!
Anon asks: Hi Isaac. I finished school in NZ in 2014, and spent 2015 working full time. I’m now 19 and would like to go over to Australia to work and flat with friends for 2016, then study in 2017. My Dad has strong opinions and believes that if I don’t go to uni this year, “I am wasting my life”. I know that I want to go to Australia, but I don’t want to disappoint him. What do I do? Also, should I be worried about going to uni next year with no money whatsoever? Or is this common? Help!
Hey, gidday mate. I’m not your Dad, and I don’t necessarily agree with him, so here’s my perspective.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! Happy Friday. It’s been a pretty slow week for me, mainly spent adjusting to the NYC timezone and remembering how to walk on snowy sidewalks, but as always, it feels good to be home. Okay, so: It’s customary to bring back a souvenir or trinket of some description on your travels, and I’m no exception. My haul includes teapots from Turkey, posters from Singapore, and vintage trunks from Californian flea markets, and now this Maison Kitsune sweater from Paris. I saw it in the brand’s lookbook almost a year ago, fell in love with its kitsch 1970s Swedish ski aesthetic, thought, “I have to have that sweater,” then completely forgot about it till I saw it in the store in Paris at 50% off. It was meant to be. Forget postcards from Paris, the best souvenirs come in sweater form.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! This morning, playing directly into Murphy’s hand, I spent a good 90 seconds telling Jenny how great it is that we haven’t experienced a shred of Parisian ‘tude this whole trip. Big mistake. 30 minutes later we were at Telescope; the hipster, minimalist, hand-poured, pretentious yet beautifully designed coffee shop near our apartment. Jenny bumped into something while holding her cup, dropped it, and watched in dismay as €4,50 went down the drain. We apologized profusely and went running for the nearest napkins, while the two guys working the counter said nothing and stared, speech bubbles practically appearing above their heads reading, “Stupid clumsy Americans.”Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! We’ve run through where to get the best food and where to snap the best photos, so for my final set of NYC #notatourist travel tips in collaboration with Visa, let’s talk nightlife. First things first, here in America, you’re obliged to tip for service. Good or bad. The standard rule of thumb is $1 per drink if it’s something simple, and 20% if it’s something more complicated like a cocktail. And guys, it’s always safer to run around with a card than cash, because if you lose your card along the way, Visa will replace it wherever you are. Now without further ado, here’s where to go:Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! Continuing my #notatourist travel series with Visa, let’s talk Instagram. Everyone coming to NYC knows you can get a great futuristic shot in Times Square; an amazing cityscape from the Empire State Building or the Top of the Rock; and a cracker of the Statue of Liberty from the Staten Island Ferry, but there are a ton of other locations that show up on native New Yorkers’ grams that you might not know how to access. I’ve got your back. These are the top nine spots to get the perfect NYC Instagram.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! It’s been a while since I put together a list of my top 10 spots to eat in New York City, but I’m teaming up with Visa to bring you some travel tips over the next few weeks, so I figured it was high time I updated my favourite eateries. Just FYI: I’m by no means a gourmand; I don’t believe in spending a lot of money on food; and none of these places are next in line for a Michelin star; but I promise you’ll love every single one, that’s a guarantee! If you don’t, be sure to send a letter with your complaints to this address. So without further ado…Click to Continue!