The Hot Six is lucky to have fans and friends from all over the world. Some of our fans and friends live normal, decent lives. Nothing too crazy, nothing too wild. Others live a life of international travel, high fashion, sophisticated libations, decadent cuisine, and techno-soaked fiestas. The Modern Gentleman fits the latter mold.
I wish I could say this is a work of fiction. At least it would be credible. Unfortunately (or fortunately) I cannot. These are true stories told by one individual. If they seem outlandish or exaggerated, it is not for effect. These stories are not meant to impress. Not much impresses The Modern Gentlman, not even his own stories. I asked him to share because I believe they posses high entertainment value for the sheer fact that they are absolutely true.
Hope you enjoy.
The Misadventures of The Modern Gentleman: Part 1
Setting: Sunny Miami and a Wet Paris
It’s been months (maybe years?!), but I finally managed to see my old friend Reza, your esteemed admin and overall superior being, who kindly invited me to join this amazing blog with tidbits of my global misadventures and latest trendspottings.
Figure I’d start with my latest trip where I’ve just come back from a wedding in Miami. To put it bluntly – ridiculous, where my friends’ families took over the spectacular Vizcaya Gardens, which you should be sure to check out the next time you’re in Miami. Highlights include my best mate sleeping across a slab of rock in his double-breasted Gucci suit and bow-tie during the ceremony after swallowing half a bottle of bourbon at 10 am. I found him hours later in one of the distant gardens. Also, the cocktail party the night before ended in us stumbling home with some of us bleeding at the knee and a bruised face after a long night of durty clubbing in our finest British tailoring.
Afterwards, I was forced back to Washington, DC to wrap up a project before flying straight to Paris to meet friends for Fashion Week. Paris: a city distinguished for its dichotomy of grimy metro halls filled with the homeless combined with some of the most elegant attention to detail and style. First destination was the Gallery Bar at Plaza l’Athenee for a gin martini and catch up on the news as the paparazzi scoured outside the revolving doors waiting for Mila Kunis to run through after finishing her latest Dior campaign. See pic below. Mila: someone I’ve had a crush on since That 70′s Show, but fell in love with after Black Swan:
It was a great weekend of boozing and enjoying a curbside Croque while admiring the catwalk of mens’ and ladies’ fashion and some new restaurants. Key spots to check out include Avenue Restaurant for the ultimate see and be seen or something more casual in St. Germain at Pizza Chic.
Note one of the snaps from the noteworthy blog, The Satrorialist:
Back home in London now. Reza, thanks again for the tadiq! On a final note, a fun advert from our italian mates at Martini titled, “Luck is an Attitude”.
Until next time.