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Holiday Gift Ideas for Him - Under $150

My girlfriend was recently looking at gift guides online to find a Christmas present for me. She mentioned that all of the gift guides for men only listed technology, booze, socks and watches.

I’ve listed a few of my favorite items that will please even the pickiest guy on your list this holiday season.

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  1. Reigning Champ Heavyweight Terry Crewneck Sweatshirt in Heather Grey, $140 - premium athletic wear

  2. Minimal lines Framed Art Print by Leandro Pita, Society6, $52.99 - wall art to design any space

  3. July Nine Sequel, $26 - nylon tote that’s functional, stylish and has unique roll up

  4. The James Brand, $60 - compact stainless steel blade with a pry bar that triples as a key ring, bottle opener and screwdriver.

  5. Converse One Star Premium Suede Low Top, $75 - a fresh take on one of the most iconic shoe designs

  6. Carhartt WIP Watch Gloves, $35 - stay warm this season with stretchable rib-knit fabric

  7. Cereal Magazine New York City Guidebook (single issue), $25 - 30 select points of interest, photo essay of the city, illustrated neighborhood map, interviews and essays from celebrated locals

  8. Stálogy 365 Days Notebook, $17.50 - Minimalist notebook with a durable cover with gold-tone branding. Thin, bleed-resistant, 4mm grid-ruled paper. Hour numbers printed along left margin. Months, dates and days of the week printed atop each page

  9. Blue Bottle Coffee Gift Subscription, ($72 for 3 months, $144 for 6 months) - Half bag (6oz) of a changing selection of whole bean coffee. Delivered every other week.

10 Questions and Answers
 
Coffee Shop Interior x Lorenzo Mitil
 

In this post, I will be answering a series of questions asked by my readers and followers— about blogging, photography, social media, sites and apps. Thank you to everyone who sent over questions! Have any more? Don’t forget to send them over.

Favorite websites?

  • Ideasgn - ideasgn.com

  • Monocle - monocle.com

  • Field Mag - fieldmag.com

  • Uncrate - uncrate.com

  • Ello - ello.co

Did you use Squarespace to build your site and if you do…how you like it?

  • I did! I love the Squarespace platform and how easy it is to create and update pages. I definitely recommend it for anyone that needs a site.

If you can travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?

  • I’d love to go to Tokyo, Iceland or London. Maybe 2019!

Recent movies you’ve watched?

  • Isle of Dogs, Inherent Vice

What’s your pet peeve?

  • Being late.

How much do you edit your photos?

  • When it comes to editing film photos - I rarely touch them up. I normally only remove the dust and scratches, and sometimes I adjust the highlights if the whites are too bright.

What do you use to scan your film?

  • At home, I use an Epson V600.

What cameras do you use?

  • Canon 7D, Mamiya RB67, Fuji GA645, Canon AE-1 Program, Canon Elan, Polaroid OneStep 2 and a Polaroid Land Camera

Can you recommend an app I should try…

  • Unfold. The app is the great for making minimal Insta Stories with templates. Using the app will definitely take your stories to the next level.

Favorite Coffee Shop in NYC?

  • Depends on where I am in NYC. Here are a few of the ones I go to the most:

    • La Colombe Noho

    • Ludlow Coffee Supply

    • Gasoline Alley

    • Devocion - Williamsburg

    • Saturdays NYC - Crosby Street

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Why I Took A Break From Blogging
Why I Took A Break From Blogging - Lorenzo Mitil

If you haven't noticed - I took a hiatus from updating my blog. 

It's only right I start blogging again and with a post explaining why I took a break. I stopped blogging because I needed to remember why I started. When I started, I was excited and couldn't wait to share my daily routines, projects I'm working on, pictures from traveling, stories from people I've met, and what inspires me. I was filled with inspiration.

Here's why I took a break:

  1. As a creative, you sometimes get into a funk. It happens to the best of us. I was feeling uninspired and looked for other ways to express myself.

  2. Life is really busy at the moment. I've been working on finding the next step in my career. Updating my resume, networking, attending events and looking for new opportunities is time consuming. I wasn't able to dedicate enough time to maintain the blog.

  3. We live in an age that demands and gets instant gratification. When I was maintaining my blog, I found myself posting blog entries for quantity reasons, not quality. In return, I was getting "burned out".  I needed to recharge.

With that being said - I'm looking forward to blogging and posting again.