style, culture, and all things cool • via @reggieramone, toronto
May 14th, 2013
You know, over the past few years I've done an impressive amount of drinking. A lot of blogging too. And while my would-be journal did curve away from being a poetic shit-show, I do at times take a moment to read about my beautiful history of alcoholic achievements. We all reminisce about our wo[...]
April 3rd, 2013
Day One: Grenada Bound. 5:54am - Loaded up the limo to Pearson with the girlfriend. A 8am flight is nearly impossible to get out of downtown without shelling out the bucks; TTC doesn't open for another 10 minutes ($3) and Airport Express doesn't start its run until 8am, ($19). I've deduced that[...]
March 20th, 2013
It really wasn't too hard too find me last week, on contest day. Generally speaking, most people know that I don't really leave the 'hood (also known as the box: Queen/University to Liberty Village). And since Mac's nearest location to me is at Dundas/Bay, it was kind of a gimme. Fortunately [...]
"Style is what you make of it."
Notes for the Modern Gentleman.
December 18th, 2012
December is always a trying time for me. Like many others, it's a balance between family plans, retail craze, the Christmas shopping rush, and forgetting at times that you also have to live your own life. Taking off for salvation is just as important as knowing how to properly land. An easy way t[...]
December 5th, 2012
I'm in the zone, baby. Everyone has their own process or system when they write a blog-worthy masterpiece. Mine usually involves totally uninterrupted silence with absolutely zero contact of human life around me. Highly impossible, I know. Sometimes you need the perfect focus where your mind [...]
November 16th, 2012
A little collaborative effort in the making since the spring, Acura Finishing School looks at the finer details in life, including style coaching by Melissa, founder of Gotstyle, and Linda Allan, expert on fine dining etiquette. While Melissa provided her expert tips on men's style, including[...]
"Not everyone runs on batteries, Tony."
Gadgets. Apps. Productivity.
February 8th, 2013
It's been a week since the BlackBerry 10 launch and I'm neck deep into my new Blackberry Z10: learning the in's and out's of this fantastic little Canadian device. I think it's only fair, as a reviewer, that I do three things to simplify the learning process: (1) Post a video of myself and m[...]
January 31st, 2013
You know, I haven't been the nicest to BlackBerry and their dwindling fanbase in recent years. It eventually turned into kicking a dead horse at one point or stealing candy from children, which had been a sad state for Canada's prized tech company. In all honesty, I'm very far from being a br[...]
January 28th, 2013
It's a big week for Canada's biggest tech company with the long, long, long, long, long, long awaited launch of the BB10. I was previously invited to preview a beta version of their operating system, and I can tell you that they really decided to take the leap on innovation. I'll be at the th[...]
"The way to a blogger's keyboard is through his ego."
Have to Instagram Don Cherry's suit cause we'll never see a more conservative suit on him. Ever.
Ossington Brisket Burger from BQM. Instagramming burgers will never get old to me.
Happy for my two little furry imps @cornerc @btwsam. These kinda tweets: too memorable. Thanks for kicking ass, girls. Just kidding about the imp thing.
Take a wild guess what the message was during this meeting. @btwsam
I'm not one to gawk over limos, but this F150/350 stretch limo looks crazy sick.
Hilarious. A bunch of us called a fire truck to Queen/Shaw because the bus shelter was smoking; ended up being a very elaborate ad for #BritishColumbia. Oops.
Before anyone asks: Yes, that's mac & cheese inside the burger. #GangsterBurger
Interesting contest concept, @dufferinmall. Here's my entry pic with the 7' model! #dmrealrunway
Patio season has officially taken over Fridays in #LibertyVillage.
Pretty amped about my new #TedBaker bag. You'll never catch me without it.
It’s a nickname. I got it a few years back from my close friends. Apparently I have a care-free, risk taking attitude. And you guess it, it has a lot to do with my Razor Ramone / The Ramones’ bad-assery. Hey, I didn’t pick it. The best things about you come from your closest people. I just won’t claim accuracy.
We’re in a race people. A race to remind people that hey, I’m really important. pay attention to me. You could be that 14 year old YouTube star searching for more subscribers. You could be that bombshell blonde that spends an extra 15 minutes prettying up for the boys. You could be that executive who needs a clearer message than, our penis enhancement really works. We’re in a race to grab somebody’s attention. It’s what some people want. And one reason or another, it’s what some people need.
I’ve done my time. In class. Three years of computer science to realize my passion wasn’t there. Three more years of marketing proved to me that the job market is very competitive, regardless of what Workopolis says. I’ve made websites from scratch since 1997. I even started graphic designing with Paint Shop Pro 5 in 1999. Technology changes, but the principals rarely do.
Combining my studies, my hobbies, and my hunger for everything social, it made perfect sense. Social media was where I ended up.
I’ve climbed the social ladder for over three years and currently providing social media and marketing strategies for a slew of cool companies, including Gotstyle.