This weekend was spent in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park enjoying the snow, the views, the sounds of young families having fun, and some quality me time.
I had my GNTLMN x Strawfoot Handmade Tote Bag in tow and was pleased to see how well it has been developing it’s own identity through use and age. The waxed canvas gets better looking at it gets more beat up, the vegetable tanned leather changes colors and increases in softness, and the shape of the tote forms to it’s use.
Here’s to hoping for a bit more snow around these parts soon. - Wesley
GNTLMN Travel Log - Cold Spring, NY - Part 2
Cold Spring is roughly an hour and 5 minutes north of New York City, and accessible by Metro North straight from Grand Central Station. Upon arrival there is a quaint 1 mile walk through the town, and out to one of several trails, including the Washburn Trail that took us for a scenic 5 mile loop around Mt. Taurus.
More in Part 1.
GNTLMN Travel Log - Cold Spring, NY - Part 1
New York City has a way of keeping it’s citizens locked inside of a virtual FOMO prison, fortified by the illusion that it’s awfully tough to leave without a car.
But with just the littlest of efforts, one can get away and take gorgeous carless day trips, finding unbridled nature only slightly over an hour outside the city. A quick train from Grand Central took us to Cold Spring, NY. We enjoyed hiking, small town burgers, winter ales, bourbon, and most of all the company of friends. Friends doing great things with their lives.
Part two here.
Pictured: Holly Habstritt (Information Architect, Mozilla), Robert Gaal (Founder, Karma), Helena Price (Head of Partnerships, Skillshare), Ned Dwyer (Founder, Tweaky), Randy Hunt (Creative Director, Etsy), Jonathan Basker (VP of People, Betaworks), Kelsey Taylor Weireter (Design), Wesley Verhoeve (Founder GNTLMN/Family Records).
It is one of the beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.Ralph Waldo Emerson
Animated GIFs. Not just for football recaps anymore.
Food & Wine, one of my favorite magazines, recently posted a great article on ten of the best plates of food that are to be had in Nashville, TN. Since I have an upcoming trip to Nashville on the calendar for early March I hurried over to F&W’s Foursquare account, only to find they don’t turn these great pieces into lists. So I couldn’t help but take their tips and turn them into a list on our GNTLMN Foursquare account to save to my phone for when I am there. - Wesley
GNTLMN Lists Bonus: Food & Wine’s “Nashville in 10 Plates”
(Much thanks to my thoughtful friend Monica for sending over the F&W article.)
At GNTLMN we focus on creating new and lasting products that are timeless in their aesthetic. Products that have real utilitarian value, and fit in our lives equally well 60 years ago, right this moment, or 60 years from now.
While we respect heritage and vintage, we are more inspired by timeless values and style that works across eras.
Our friend Laurel Linton shared a great example of a timeless look when she posted this beautiful photo of her great grandparents Ponnie and Ewel, sitting by the Louisville Water Works Reservoir in 1920. Their sense of fashion was relevant then, as it is now. On Ewel we see the classic two button black suit, a white collared shirt, handsome dress boots. Ponnie wears an elegant top and dress that would look equally beautiful on her great grand-daughter Laurel almost 100 years later. Now that’s timeless.
(Photo of Laurel by David Ruiz)
Today we present a new batch of GNTLMN Lists, expertly curated by the awesome Gary Vaynerchuk, the talented India de Beaufort, and the thoughtful Nalden. Check all three lists out over at lists.GNTLMN.com. More about our curators and their lists below.
Gary Vaynerchuk is an author, wine expert, social media thought leader, CEO, and the list keeps growing. He shares 5 of his favorite wine related locations in the world, from wine bars, to wineries and wine stores. Check out his Inc 500 Keynote speech for a great motivational talk that perfectly illustrates what Gary is all about.
GNTLMN List #4: Five Of Gary Vee’s Favorite Wine Spots
India de Beaufort is an actress, and fashion designer, originally born in England and now based in Los Angeles, where she lives with actor Todd Grinnell. India shares ten great spots that work perfectly on a couple’s day, from restaurants, to an art studio, a dessert spot, the best coffee, and more.
GNTLMN List #5: Couple’s Day In Los Angeles, by India de Beaufort
Nalden is the co-founder of innovation studio Present Plus, and in part responsible for projects like WeTransfer, Kuvva, Lowdi, and Gallery 33. He’s also a passionate consumer of food and experience, and in that capacity shares with us a list of 14 of his favorite restaurants in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
GNTLMN List #6: Nalden’s Favorite Amsterdam Restaurants
GNTLMN Travel Log - Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
The talented Helena Price took some photos of yours truly in Prospect Park after a brunch that included just enough wine to turn my usual “blue steel” into “pensive thinker deciding whether “OB4CL” or “Liquid Swords” is the better solo album to come out of the Wu Tang Clan”. - Wesley
PS Uniqlo tweed blazer, Aubin & Wills scarf, army surplus beanie, Crockett & Jones boots, Moscot frames, J.Crew oxford shirt, vintage leather belt from a London flea market, Uniqlo jeans and cardigan.
Wesley in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Fall 2012.