I'll never forget the first time I saw Steve McQueen scream away on his 1962 Triumph TR6 in "The Great Escape". The low bellowing sound of the exhaust, combined with the stealth minimalist design, began my fascination with vintage motorcycles.
I have to admit that as of late, especially with our FU-GQ Men's feature this summer, I've been thinking about fashion more and more. I've been keeping a lookout for cool and interesting people as of late and find myself walking the streets crouching and contorting taking photos a la Bill Cunningham.
For years GQ editors, writers and photographers have been drinking, eating, and grazing their way throughout Nola without any recourse, and just like a tourist. They seem to enjoy themselves just like everyone else, but continue to fais chier on us. I'm over it! Shortly after Katrina their words and photos were bit more forgiving, and they seemed to finally…
It was early and breezy Monday morning as I walked around the corner to meet up with artist Martin Benson at his uptown studio. Resting comfortably on his stoop enjoying some tea, Martin and I quickly dove right in to the importance of art in life especially in New Orleans.
There will always and forever be a handful of timeless classic establishments in New Orleans.Restaurants like Galatoire's, hotels like Hotel Monteleone, and shops like Rubensteins totally solidify that notion.
I can’t imagine ever being without glasses or even wearing contacts. I’ve been wearing glasses on and off since grade school and they have always been part of my identity. Just recently I was sifting through old family photos and came accross a stack of photos from high school, which was the only time in my life I didn’t wear…
I can honestly say, I'm not quite sure why it took us so long to feature Dirty Coast. The folks at the helm have been steadfast in raising our hopes and re-fueling all of us with pride in our city. It's been years in the making, and now they are movin' on up.
It had been at least 12 years since I picked up a guitar when I walked into Webb's Bywater Music a few months ago. At the time I was on sort of grail quest searching around town for the perfect axe to finally and seriously get back into playing.
I would like to believe that I'm a fan of art. I can be honest with you all and say that my knowledge of fine art needs a bit of touch up work since I graduated from college.The world of contemporary art has amassed a huge following, and a trend in which I want to grab a firm hold.
As a teenager there was not much that could tear me away from my baseball card collection. Seriously y'all, I was a dork. Each card had it's own special binder or plastic snap case to fit into, and I even went as far as writing a database to catalog each and every last one of them. At the time, I felt…