1. Eat and Drink: Cincinnati 

    I’m going to let you guys in on a little secret - Cincinnati is one of the best new cities to get your food and drink on. Now, I’m not telling you that because I’m getting married to a beautiful woman who happens to be from there; I’m telling you because it’s the truth.

    Cincinnati has everything: delicious food made with fresh ingredients, inventive and flavorful cocktails, and locally crafted beer that competes with the best. The best part is that everything is completely affordable. We went out one night and purchased enough food and drinks to feed ten people and the bill was less than $100.

    Unbelievable.

    If you’re ever in the Midwest, make sure you check out Cincinnati. You won’t regret it.

    Also, don’t forget about Skyline chili, but maybe save that for last.

    Food and drinks from Salazar
    BBQ from Eli’s BBQ
    Beer from Rhinegeist

    Select photos by Chelsea

  2. It took me 28 years, but I finally caught some fireflies. 

  3. Best Dressed

    From the 2014 Concours d’Elegance

  4. Cars and Menswear

  5. More from the 2014 Concours d’Elegance

  6. Last Days of Seersucker

    Seersucker suit while walking around the 2014 Concours d’Elegance. Yes, I’m wearing a button down collar with a suit. Blasphemy.

    Photo by Chelsea.

    Hat - Goorin Bros | Suit - Gant by Michael Bastian | Shirt - Brooks Brothers | Tie - Drake’s of London | Pocket Square - Vintage via Billy Reid

  7. A Sidecar Inside A Car

    Probably my favorite thing that I observed at the 2014 Concours d’Elegance, a cocktail cabinet located inside a beautifully restored classic automobile ensured that a passenger riding with chauffeur would not go thirsty.

  8. Fashion from the Concours

    From the 2014 Concours d’Elegance

  9. 1937 Packard 1508 Twelve Rollston Convertible Victoria

    From the 2014 Concours d’Elegance

  10. 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Streamliner

    From the 2014 Concours d’Elegance

  11. 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Scaglietti Spyder

    From the 2014 Concours d’Elegance

  12. 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

    I’m on my way to get a glass of champagne when I look out into the Pacific Ocean to appreciate its beauty. At that moment, an immaculate prewar roadster drives pass me and I start to wonder which is more beautiful. It’s a tough decision and before I can come up with an answer, I’m honked at by a 1900’s steam car for obstructing traffic.

    Welcome to the automobile mecca of the world.

    Last Sunday, Chelsea and I were invited by the Lincoln Motor Company and W Magazine to attend the 2014 Concours d’Elegance at the famed eighteenth fairway at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Founded in 1950,  the Concours is the world’s premiere celebration of the automobile where rare and beautiful cars compete in a contest of elegance.

    Don’t let these pristine automobiles fool you, either. In addition to being well-preserved or accurately restored, a car must also be fully functional in order to compete. I had the pleasure of seeing a 1930’s Lincoln Model L Sport Phaeton both parked on the fairway and driving on the highway. As it kept pace with the 2015 Lincoln Navigator that I was riding in on the way back to San Francisco, I couldn’t help but marvel at the longevity of these miraculous machines.

    This incredible feat, of course, is a testament to all the enthusiasts that participate and attend the Concours. Not only was everyone incredibly knowledgeable about these automobiles, but every person that I had a chance to speak with was passionate and excited to share this knowledge with me. Whether it be artist Michael Kalish showcasing art in the Automotive Fine Arts Society exhibition, an owner who’s vehicle has appeared in dozens of classic films, or an attendee who traveled from Italy to simply marvel at the sight of exquisite cars, everyone was united together under a single appreciation.

    I want to thank both the Lincoln Motor Company and W Magazine for inviting Chelsea and me to attend such an amazing event. If you want to follow either of their Tumblrs, please check out the links below.

    Lincoln Motor Companyhttp://lincolnmotorco.tumblr.com/
    W Magazinehttp://wmagazine.tumblr.com/

  13. John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge

    Preceding it’s little brother, the Brooklyn Bridge, by 17 years, the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge opened in 1866 and spans across the Ohio River connecting Cincinnati to Covington, Kentucky. 

  14. Follow The Stag

    Matthew Homyak | Cofounder of Stag Dining

  15. Guns and Rosé

    The Stag’s always have the best food at their parties. What’s better than stuffing your face with charred summer corn with feta, Kalamata olive powder, mint, and chile after shooting a round of skeet? Maybe also getting to stuff your face with peaches and burrata with Jimmy Nardello peppers and Thai basil.

    The best thing about Stag Dining’s meals is not just that the food is delicious, but it’s fun to eat too. Just make sure you save room for soft serve and a few more glasses of amazing local rosé.