By: Jonathan Valdez of OrangeJuiceandBiscuits.com
Photography by: Andrew Werner
Styling by: Cesar Gaviria
“I have a taste for luxury and luxury has a taste for me.”
Fans of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City know this mantra as the personal tagline of the fabulous Sonja Tremont-Morgan. The hit reality television show gives viewers a glimpse into the glamorous life of the New York City socialite — but that’s all it really is: a glimpse.
Recently, I had the opportunity to step into the world of Sonja as she invited me and Orange Juice and Biscuits into her home for an exclusive interview and photo shoot, snapped by photographer Andrew Werner. We sat down in her kitchen, where she let me in on the secrets of The Real Housewives, discussed her stunning personal style, schooled me on how to create a meal worthy of the Upper East Side in a toaster oven, and unveiled the Sonja we don’t see, the one who comes to life when the cameras are off.
Orange Juice and Biscuits: First of all, how are you doing?
Sonja Tremont-Morgan: I am wonderful, and it is so nice to finally have you at my home.
OJ&B: Thank you so much for having me, it is lovely. It means so much to me that you would ask me to come. What have you thought of this season of The Real Housewives of New York City?
STM: Well, it is my first full season and I like to say, “It’s open season.” It’s open to edits and you’re going to see all the sides of Sonja: the good, the bad, the ugly, the sexy, the sassy and the bawdy!
OJ&B: Tell me about how you got involved with RHONY.
STM: They came to me when it was [called] Manhattan Moms, when they approached the original cast. I was freshly divorced and my daughter was only 5 years old, and I just didn’t have the constitution or the nerve to do it. This really is our lives and that’s how they find us. They find us in the shiny sheets. I’ve been working on different charities on committees and on the board for over 20 years. That is exactly how they find you. I have been photographed as a top-400 family. I had one of the most chartable yachts out there. I was noted for having the best millennium party in 2000. After all of that I married a very prestigious man, so that put me further into the highlighted pages of society.
Above: Sonja Tremont-Morgan is glam in her garden as she wears Oscar de la Renta.
OJ&B: I know you have known some of these women for years and these relationships were not just made up for the show.
STM: I knew Ramona [Singer] way back when we were single, buying our first apartments and dating and working out, buying our first important cars, going on our first trips to Italy and France and meeting some very powerful people in the business world. So I have known Ramona for 20-plus years. Then Luann [deLesseps] I met after my divorce, because we were both divorcing at the same time and we were out there on the scene. Friends of mine from Switzerland knew her, they were people that I skied with and she skied with. Then Jill [Zarin], of course, I knew from different charity events that I had seen her at. I didn’t really know her, but my friends did. I knew Alex [McCord] from the Hamptons, and I also knew her from the Kissinger’s. I knew Henry and she knew Nancy, and I had seen her at different functions. A lot of people don’t know that Alex knew the Bushes, and I married a family of presidents so I would see Alex but never really knew her, but socially we were in the same group. Bethenny [Frankel]: I always used to see Bethenny for cocktails and events with different friends of mine that I have known for a very long time. I would always have fun when I would see Bethenny because she is so much fun and I love her jokes.
OJ&B: You obviously can’t have this lifestyle of events and society without having amazing style. Can you tell me about Sonja’s Signature Style?
STM: Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t work. Fashion is like that, and you have to put yourself out on a limb to actually be considered fashionable, in my opinion. Do I have a certain look at my age? I do. I have a look that’s very accessorized. I buy very good basics that are basic shapes with really good quality fabric and fit — fit is essential. We all work out and we stay healthy and we fight the jungle here and eat well to look good. We want clothes that project that and highlight it. But then that is when accessories come in, and I learned that living in France and living in Italy. Accessories are everything. A good watch, a good haircut and a very good pair of shoes along with your basics go a long way. I think that would be my style: It is always the best that I can afford at the time and something that would be considered an investment.
OJ&B: What are your must-haves and staples in your wardrobe?
STM: I have to say, I do depend on my Birkins. Grace Kelly set the pace and she had it right. I have to have my headbands. I think they are a wonderful accessory in society, especially if you are with royalty or any kind of old money. I love my headbands. Good pieces of jewelry are must-haves, a good watch is a must-have I don’t want to waste my money on anything but good cashmere. Having said that, if I’m a young girl and don’t have the money to spend on the top cashmere houses, I have no problem advising young ladies and young boys to go to Gap or Banana Republic. They have very good and decent cashmere for the price. Invest in a good pair of jeans, because you need a good pair of jeans and a good cashmere sweater. A good pair of platform boots with a built-in platform that you can get from Nine West or Aldo. If you can afford it, you know, go Louboutin. Why not have one pair of Louboutins on sale over at Barney’s? You have to have one black, very well-fitted dress, whether it be Yves Saint Laurent or Prada, or just the Saks brand, you have to have a black dress! Coco Chanel told us that a long time ago, didn’t she?
Above: "I can be red-carpet ready in 20 minutes," Sonja told Orange Juice and Biscuits while talking red carpet looks like this beautiful Marc Bouwer frock.
OJ&B: On the show we see that you have a fashion stylist named Cesar Gaviria. Tell us about your dynamic and vibe with Cesar and when you would call him in to help you out.
STM: Well first of all, Cesar is easy on the eyes. My team starts with: “Do I feel good with you? Do I love looking at you? Do I love being with you?” I need to enjoy being with the people that I’m with because it is my life; it is my daily life. And at the end of the week, and it is all said and done, these are the people that I am spending my time with. That is what I love about Cesar: He is part of the family now. I met him through my niece and he worked on a fashion shoot with an award-winning French photographer that was shooting, and I was impressed with Cesar. He is a professional, he puts everything back where he finds it, and he is resourceful and pulls it together, from shape-wear and bras to accessories and shoes. He knows how to pack a bag like nobody’s business and then put it all back. Cesar is also my handler. If I go out to a big event and a lot of people start rushing at me, he knows how to get me out and get me safely home. Cesar is more than a stylist. He has great taste, a great disposition and I can count on him.
OJ&B: Who are two designers that you have been wearing a lot of recently?
STM: I have been wearing a lot of Marc Bouwer, along with Lorena Sarbu.
OJ&B: I want to talk about “Sonja at home.” Tell us about the Sonja when there are no cameras around. What do you do in your downtime… if that even exists?
STM: Well, I make sure there is downtime because I have a daughter, and when I was married I always made downtime for my husband. Now that I’m a single mom and I share weekends with her dad, I feel like after school during the week is important. I don’t shoot after school. I am with her from 3:45 on, unless it is something really critical, and then I make sure she’s involved somehow. Today for our shoot, in fact, she helped us and was involved, and she enjoys it. That’s what I do in my downtime: I spend time with my daughter. When she is with her dad every other weekend, I am basically online paying bills or cleaning the house because this is a lot of house for a single mom. Lifestyle is important to me, meaning that everyone is comfortable. Eat well, drink well, sleep well. Sleep is one of my biggest, biggest beauty secrets. Sleep is everything!
Above: Sonja Tremont-Morgan in another dress from one of her favorie designers, Marc Bouwer.
OJ&B: Tell us about your toaster oven.
STM: I’m surprised myself that everyone is so interested, but I have been cooking in a toaster oven for a very long time, I guess 20 years. I don’t know if it started in college or where, but I have always had my toaster oven in my five houses, I even have one on the yacht. If you don’t want to fire up the Viking and make extra work for the babysitters or the butler, or whoever has to clean up after you, you can just pop into your own kitchen, do what you want in the toaster oven, then rinse off the tin foil, recycle it and go again the next day. When I got divorced, and I had au pairs cooking for my daughter and me, I didn’t want them to have extra work — the toaster oven takes care of that. You make a little bucket out of tin foil, you put in a couple of Cornish hens and some asparagus with a little water and you crimp it. Then, you have steamed asparagus and Cornish hens. If you serve it in a creative way, very elegantly, you take no cut in style. You can make a cod or tilapia and it is very good. I can make anything in that toaster oven: rack of lamb, sirloin steak, roasted red-skin potatoes with rosemary, chicken parmesan; I do a ratatouille in there. You would not believe the things you can do in a toaster oven.
OJ&B: So I am hoping that you are pursuing and creating the actual toaster oven cookbook.
STM: Oh, I have the book! I have several book deals. The problem is that I didn’t know which company to go with. A lot of bookstores have gone bankrupt; deals are not what they were. For me, it’s deciding which deal to go with, so that I can allot the time it will take to do the book, which will take away from my downtime that we mentioned earlier. That’s spending time with my daughter. When you do a book, you have to do book signings and appearances. And if I am going to do it, I want to do it and enjoy it to the “umph” degree. I just have to make sure it will be worth it. Now, do I want to get my toaster oven recipes out there to everyone who is asking for them? Yes. Do I have a book deal? I have it upstairs, I just have to sign it and get going on it. Once I decide to do it, I’ll put in 100 percent of my time and burn the midnight oil to get it out there. But I’m ready! I have the cover shot and I have inside the cover shot because I did the shoot, which you might have seen on the show with that gorgeous Brian Marcus and THE David Evangelista who I have know for 25 years.
Above: Photographer Andrew Werner calls this photo "Old and New Sonja." She looks stunning in this Marc Bouwer creation.
OJ&B: Besides having a fabulous lifestyle, you also make time to give back. Tell me about your charity work.
STM: First of all, I want you to know that all of these events that I do for animals for the Humane Society and the ASPCA, you would be so surprised at how many dogs get placed. It’s amazing because every dog we can place is something. For the AIDS Walk in NYC, we — 30,000 walkers — raised over $6 million, which is the most they have ever raised — and every year they’ve raised more and more. This year, I walked with the NOH8 team, alongside founder Adam Bouska and his boyfriend, Jeff Parshley. What a great team! I have always been involved with the LGBT community, even before it was called the LGBT. At first, I was calling it the BLT [laughs]; I didn’t know what it was called, but I always knew that my heart was in the right place and I love them all and I have always raised money for their cause, and for AIDS especially. I have been involved in Jeffrey Fashion Cares, which is where you and I met, because it’s a whole umbrella for everyone who is dealing with… I don’t know what you want to call it, but it is a struggle. I went to FIT, as you know, and I had my gay roommates and that’s how I learned firsthand about what everyone is dealing with. And then I have my artists; I support the arts. Give me Eminem, give me Gaga, and basically, give them to me in the same night! I love artists! I also love children, because they need to be protected and they give so much back. They are so not jaded and they see things with clear eyes, just as artists do and just as my gay and lesbian friends do. And then, I love animals. And no, I’m not talking about my dates, I am talking about my work with the SPCA and the Humane Society! [Laughs.]
OJ&B: What do you hope the future holds for Sonja Tremont-Morgan?
STM: Well, I hope that I still have my friends of 20 and 30 years. I’m hoping that all of those people that were there for me then, and are still with me now, will be with me when I’m like Elizabeth Taylor, in a wheelchair and I’m like, “Honey, get that hair up! Can you help me? Where is my jewelry? Don’t let them steal it! Don’t let them take it from me!” That’s all I really care about. Keeping my family and friends safe, and I hope my team succeeds with me. If we can get a little piece of that reality T.V. success? That is what I am really hoping for — success for all of us. I think, “Why can’t we all do it together?”
OJ&B: Thank you so much for your time, I had a lot of fun speaking with you and I wish you the best of success!
STM: Well, thank you! With a friend like you, I think I’ll go far.
Above: Behind the scenes. After one of the fiercest photo shoots that I have ever been apart of, Sonja and I talk in her beautiful kitchen.
Stay tuned for Sonja's Fashion Do's and Don'ts next week on OJ&B!
To find out more about Sonja Tremont-Morgan visit sonjamorganonline.com.
Special thanks to Andrew Werner of Andrew Werner photography for doing the gorgeous photo shoot! To contact him please visit andrewwernerphotography.com.
Thank you to Cesar Gaviria who did an amazing job styling his client sonja! Visit cesarg.com for more info!
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Above: This look from Versace's Mens Spring 2012 line is a prime example of looking like a HOT MESH! You better not even think about it!
It seems men have been pretty daring these past couple of years with fashion. We have seen skinny jeans, man bags, shorty shorts, ankle cleavage, mandals (gladiator sandals), low cut tops, tops with no sides on them and now mesh? Oh hell to the naw! We have to put a stop to some of this madness ASAP. Remember Armani's Male Monokini disaster from Spring/Summer 2011?! YIKES!
Like I said in last June's post about the Male Monokini, I don't care who made it or how much it costs. Some things are fug and we need to start holding designers accountable for the nastiness! Let's take a look at this seasons offenders shall we?
So I am just going to start with the top offender: Dolce and Gabbana! What the hell is that?! Why, it appears to be a mesh jumpsuit from their Spring 2012 Mens collection. To add insult to injury, whoever styled the show decided to cuff the bottom of this "outfit" because when you wear mesh you should probably cuff it for a more casual vibe. We are just getting started!
Because the mesh jumpsuit was probably way to formal and daytime to wear on the weekends, Dolce and Gabbana was nice enough to give you the same thing but it shorts for the Kelly Rowland in all of us (remember how Beyonce always wore the skirt verison of the outfit, Michelle would wear the pants version and Kelly always rocked the shorts). I don't have as big of an issue with these shorts but please, PLEASE do not wear these to a more upscale event and think that you are cute. Moving on!
No this look is not Jil Sander for Bed, Bath and Beyond; it is Jil Sander Men's Spring 2012 and it is well... something! It does however look like the stalk boy who works at Bed, Bath and Beyond but secretly longs to design stole some shower liners and went to town on some shower chic looks. I mean the flattened hair on the model total says "shower me with flashbulbs!"
I really don't know of any occasion where any man would need to wear a bright blue mesh Moroccan inspired top BUT just in case Canali made one in their Mens Spring 2012 collection. PHEW!
Now it is time to take a look at some pieces that I don't mind! This blazer from Dolce and Gabbana's Mens Spring 2012 collection is actually really interesting. I think worn with the right shirt it could make an amazing statement piece like in the photo of the model.
I don't mind this set from Dirk Bikkembergs Mens Spring 2012 collection as maybe something to keep cool and work out in but you know people are going to wear it anywhere and everywhere.
I am not a huge fan of this top from Z Zennga's Mens Spring 2012 collection but I like the way it is paired with this mustard color pant on the runway! Really the reason why I featured this picture was to talk about how Mustard is going to be a hot color for men in Spring 2012!
At the end of the day I love creativity but some pieces should just be left on the runway! Like a lot of things in fashion some of these pieces should only be tried by the few, the daring and the in shape. When picking out clothes next spring just remember men that most of the time Mesh is not an acceptable article of clothing! Now go forth and look like a hot mesh at your own risk!
*All photos were taken from GQ's website via their Milan Fashion Week 2012 slide shows. To look at more men's fashion and looks and trends from Milan visit the GQ website by clicking here!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
One Saturday morning in this month of June, I woke up to a fab tweet from someone that read: "Laying in bed with my friend reading the new @hamptonsmag and spotted @JonathanValdez looking mighty fine #wearedying! I was surprised and loving their hash tag all at the same time.
I went online to check out the summer issue of Hamptons Magazine with funny gal Chelsea Handler on the cover and there I was with my friend Cesar Gaviria. The photo was taken from when I attended the Harboring Hearts event this past February. The event was put on by Sabrina Chapman of Sabrina Chapman PR and it was super fab!
Above: A Screen shot of the digital edition of Hamptons Magazine's Summer edition featuring photos from the Harboring Hearts event. Below: A copy of the original photo that appeared in the digital and print version of Hamptons Magazine with Chealsea Handler on the cover. LtoR: Jonathan Valdez with stylist and friend Cesar Gaviria.
If Cesar looks familiar it is because he is the stylist to the fabulous Sonja Tremont-Morgan of The Real Housewives of New York City! He is an OJ&B fave!
The Harborning Hearts event was the organizations first annual fundraiser at the Rubin Museum of Art. The goal of the event was to of raise funds to kick off their pilot program and resolve the current housing problem for heart transplant patients and caregivers in New York City.
Attendees included “Into the Darkness” Lead Actress Dalal Bruchmann, Actress Amy Stiller, Miss New York Alyse Zwick, Designer Rolando Santana, Designer Sally Wu, NY 1reporter Michelle Park, singer Arno Elias, celebrity hair stylist Marcos Diaz, model Ling Tan and BettyConfidential.com Executive Editor April Daniels Hussar.
Thanks again to Sabrina Chapman and congrats on the placement!
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Above: Donatella Versace wears a dress from her upcoming H&M collaboration after her men's Spring 2012 show in Milan.
The LEGENDARY fashion house Versace announce that it will be H&M's autumn 2011 designer collaboration. Versace's Creative director, Donatella Versace, will design the collection and will look back to the vibrant heritage of Versace by use Versace-esque asthetics filling the pieces with leather, print, colour and exuberance while using exclusive materials to keep it all at H&M prices.
Check out this Video where Donatella and H&M announce this amazing/fierce/epic/stunning/gorge collaboration!
"I am thrilled to be collaborating with H&M and to have the opportunity of reaching their wide audience. The collection will be quintessential Versace, perfect for H&M and Versace fans everywhere," says Donatella Versace.
"Versace is one of the most important brands of recent times, and their collection for H&M will be glamorous and flamboyant - everything Versace stands for. Donatella Versace is sharing with us iconic designs from the archives. This is such a celebratory collaboration and it is perfect for the party season," says Margareta van den Bosch, creative advisor at H&M.
Versace is the latest house to collaborate with H&M on an exclusive designer collection, following the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Comme des Garçons, Jimmy Choo and, most recently, Lanvin. The 40 pieces of womenswear in the collection will be dominated by dresses that fit right in with the spirit of the season, featuring studded leather, silk and colorful print, with accessories including high heels and costume jewelery. The 20 pieces in the men’s collection will focus on sharp tailoring, including the perfect tuxedo, as well as belts and jewelery for men, as well. For the first time in a designer collaboration at H&M the collection will consist of some homeware pieces, including cushions and a bedspread.
I find all of this news beyond exciting!! Why, this is bigger than when she teamed up with Hot Pockets to do Versace Pockets (Ok, that was an SNL skit but I wish it were real)! I have always LOVED ME SOME DONATELLA VERSACE! I have to admit thought that Mya Rudolph is one of the main reasons that I love DV so much! Anytime I hear the name Donatella Versace I will always think of this:
Donatella Versace Skit with Maya Rudolph and Christina Agu
Daniele | Myspace Video
The collection will be available November 17, 2011 in around 300 stores worldwide, as well as on-line. In addition, Donatella Versace has also designed a pre-spring collection for H&M which will be exclusively available in countries with H&M on-line sales from January 19, 2012.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Part of the perks of being a blogger, like any editor, is getting the chance to review fun and amazing products from all across the board. This sounds like it would be an easy thing to do but what happens when the product never arrives?
About a year ago I received an email asking me if I would be interested in reviewing a candle that the Kardashians had developed. I was really excited and thought that it could be a really fun blog post (I mean come on now a candle from the sisters Kardashian? Yes, Please and thank you)! I waited and waited but the candle NEVER CAME! I emailed the PR people and they told me that someone in my building had signed for it but obviously it was not me.
WTF?! Who does that? I wish I could have seen this kids face when he opened up my package and found a Kardashian Candle. My roommate at the time, Jennifer Grodi, found this whole thing to be hilarious and decided to make a short video out of the ordeal so HERE IT IS!
WARNING! This video is a dramatic (not really) reenactment of what happened when the candle could not be found.
Based on a true story the way Lifetime movies are. Like the one where D.J. Tanner is in an abusive relationship with that kid from the Wonder Years or when Hillary Swank did the one with Six from Blossom and Sarah Chalk from Roseanne and Scrubs about the rushing a college sorority! Yea... Like that!
Story by Jonathan Valdez
Directed, Filmed and Edited by Jennifer Grodi - email@example.com
Monday, June 6, 2011
Guess & Elle have partnered on a casting call to find a “Global Street Chic Ambassador” who will travel around the world taking pictures of the best in street fashion from global style hotspots. From hundreds of applicants, the finalists for the Guess & Elle Choice and Fan Favorite have been selected and are now posted on the Guess Facebook page. Visitors will have the opportunity to vote on their favorites and give feedback on the finalists’ looks.
I was thrilled when I saw that one of the 16 finalists in Guess & Elle's "Global Street Chic Ambassador" competition was friend and fellow blogger Jena Gambaccini! Jena is the creator of the blog Chi City Fashion which highlights and covers fashion and street style in Chicago.
I first met Jena in the press line for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011. I knew we would be instant friends from the moment I saw her starring back at me from behind her Chloe sunglasses.
I am SO PROUD of her and I would really appreciate it if all of my amazing guys and gals took TWO SECONDS out of your day to click two buttons to vote for her in this amazing contest.
All you have to do is “like” the GUESS Facebook page, and then click vote under the picture of Jena Gambaccini in the Global Chic Contest tab. The final 8 will be announced June 14!
Thanks so much for your help and congrats once again to Jena for doing huge things in 2011!!
Above: The official flyer with info on the contest featuring the chic picture of Jena! Werk it Boo!
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Dad, Daddy, Poppa, Pops, Papi, Baby Daddy, Father. No matter what you call him, if you have been fortunate enough to have an amazing father, or know of one in your life, then you know that they deserve an incredible gift for Father's day!
Recently Orange Juice and Biscuits was invited to the Accessories Council's Father's Day event where I was lucky enough to snag an entire Yak Pak (you will know what that is soon I promise) full of amazing gifts for your Dad! I often hear that men are the hardest to shop for so I hope that the gifts I received from the Accessories Council for OJ&B's Father's Day Gift guide prove useful to you! Let's get to giftin'!
The first thing that I received at The Accessories Council was an amazing tote bag called a Yak Pak. Yak Pak likes to remind its customers that a “bag is something you wear, not carry.” Your Dad can use this nice bag with a masculine print as a gym bag, a beach/picnic bag, an emergency kit bag for the trunk, and even as an alternative to the reusable grocery store bags! This is a fun and practical gift as the Yak Pak is only $16 dollars! You know that is a steal for a nice bag these days.
Above: I LOVE this bag! Yak Pak bags are available at college bookstores nationwide and on their website.
Another amazing gift idea that got a great response about when I tweeted it out is this really chic pair of sunglasses from Lacoste. These turtle shell sunnies are sure to make your Dad the chicest Father in the carpool lane and on the golf course.
Above: These Lacoste sunglasses are the kind of gift that you might by two of. One for you and one for Dad. Available at Marchon eyewear for $120.
If you are going to give your Dad Lacoste sunnies then you should probably go ahead and throw in a Lacoste reversible belt. We all know that sometimes Dad's have a hard time with picking out accessories so why not make his life easier by giving him a belt that is brown on one side and black on the other. The belt buckle stays the same guaranteeing that he can go wrong!
Above: This stylish belt is perfect for Dad's who never throw away things that need to be replaced like a belt. Available for $85 at Macys.com and Zappos.com.
For those of you who have a techie kind of Dad the Phosphor E Ink Digital Hour Watch is the perfect gift. This watch utilize a revolutionary E Ink electronic paper display that is similar to what’s found in products like the Kindle!
Above: A standard numeric digital display in one mode, a graphic hour clock display in another, and the ability to switch between white-on-black to black-on-white time display give this digital watch a style all its own. Give your Dad a watch that will make all the other Dad's jealous. These watches are $175 and can be found on amazon.com.
So it seems that the gift guide is going towards making Dad chic. To complete this you might have to give him a new wallet. Your Dad has probably had his wallet for a good while and chances are it is time to upgrade him with this great wallet and key fob set from Calvin Klein.
Above: Make sure that you Dad is stress free by helping him not looses his keys or wallet again. This CK wallet is $45 and can be found at Macy’s and Bon Ton stores nationwide.
If your Dad has to kick it up a notch for an upcoming wedding, formal party or business dinner (or maybe he just rolls like that) these beautiful Swarovski cufflinks from Swarovski’s first line for men are the perfect Father's Day gift. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors so you can find the one that is perf for your Pop!
Above: You can dandy up your Dad with these Swarovski cuff links for $70 and $90 per pair, available at select Swarovski stores nationwide.
Does you dad love hats? Then he will be all about this great hat from Woolrich by Dorfman Pacific. Inside the hat you Dad will find a mesh lining for cool comfort with a coolmax sweatbank to wick away forehead perspiration.
Above: This hat is a great thing for the Dad who is in the sun a lot for fishing or golfing. Not only is this a great gift, but it’s a gift with a great history as Woolrich was founded in 1830, and is the original outdoor company. This hat is available for $38 at dorfman-pacific stores.
If you Dad likes a fine cigar every now and then, then this set Colibri is perfect gift to give him this Father’s Day. Inside he will find a triple-flame, refillable butane cigar lighter to light your cigar quickly and cleanly, as well as a double-guillotine cigar cutter with a 60 ring gauge aperture to snip the tip of today’s popular large cigars.
Above: Your Dad is going to be so "Mad Men with this cigar set from Colibri. Available at Nat Sherman and local tobacconists across the country for $165.
The final gift on OJ&B's gift guide is something that would be perfect if your Dad likes to plan ahead for the next season, is traveling to a cold place, and or works in cold places.
Above: This Heritage Cashmere scarf is a classic accessory that any man will be sure to appreciate. It may be warm outside, but a scarf is a gift that Dad will be glad he has come fall/winter. This scarf costs $150, and will be available for purchase in the United States very soon.These gifts are all perfect for Dad but can also works for Grads that are guys as well!
I hope that this gift guide helps you with your Father's Day gift shopping! Special thanks to the Accessories Council for hooking up OJ&B with all of the fabulous items to try! Be sure to look out for more gifting ideas from OJ&B!
For more information on all of the items in the post and for links to the brands websites and social media accounts visit the Accessories Council Blog by clicking here.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
So this is it Guys! My June surprise is that I will be writing and post my own original Horoscopes starting this month!! I would do this all the time when OJ&B was a morning show and I am thrilled to bring it to OJ&B as a monthly feature!
Hear we go! Is this your month to Twerk it? Is love in your future? Should you be wearing booty shorts? Let's find out with OJ&B's Horoscope for June 2011!
Aquarius: Don't stop, make it Hot! You are on your grind and people are noticing! Keep your circle tight and filled with positive energy and don't let any haters slip through the cracks!
Pisces: Close your legs to excuses! You need to get up and do what you need to do. Putting things off is not the hottness and completing things will make you feel like you are the only girl and/or boy in the world!
Aries: It is JUNE and you have been up in the gym just workin' on your fitness. Keep going because you are the hottest thing on the beach, at the pool and in the club. And yes you can wear booty shorts to all three places.
Taurus: Don't stress because you deserve nothing but the best! Worrying about things that you have no control over is as useless as trying to help Lohan get her career slash life together. Just keep your head up and it will all work out!
Gemini: Don't let other people steal your happy! Bitterness is not the cuteness so let others look tragic and you continue to look fierce as you shoot across the sky. Baby you're a fireTWERK!
Cancer: You have been flirting with that special someone all year long. The weather is heating up and so should your game. Toss that hair, wear that shirt/skirt, twinkle those fingers and bat those lashes because you have a lover to catch and this month you can't miss!
Leo: Your moon is in Crunk this month and this means that you have the opportunity to make things happen! You have been doing big things and now it is time to do HUGE things. Make sure that you stay on your grind and remember what you came here to do! Make it happen because doing so is what makes you happy!
Virgo: Imma need you to calm down! You have been snapping at all the wrong people lately and it is time that you take a step back to get your life together. Extract negativity out of your life and think, "Do I really need this person who brings a dark light into my life?" The answer is always NO! Like Oprah says, "Never let anyone dim your light."
Libra: There are booty shorts and then there are RUDY shorts! Make sure you are not dressing too sexy for the places you are going. You do not need to be wearing solamente spandex (only in spanish) as pants to the office with open toed shoes even if it is casual. Make sure that your summer short shorts are ideal for YOUR body type because nothing throws off a fashion statement like clothes that are too tight slash short. It is awkward and you know your are too fly for that ish!
Scorpio: Saving, saving saving is what you have been doing for a hot minute right now. That is a really smart thing to do but always remember to treat yourself every now and then. There is nothing wrong with finding a great deal on a fun trip or going to the store and finding a bargain on an amazing investment piece. As long as you stay responsible you can have your chedda and eat it too!
Sagittarious: "Well, that is what I heard.." Sound too familiar? It is probably because you have a messy person and you need to clean them up with a mop soaked in truth! Put them on blast in a polite way and tell them that if they can't handle not spreading rumours or your business then they can peace out! Respect ='s trust ='s a healthy relationship on any level.
Capricorn: Missing home or old friend is a natural thing that happens to everyone. This is the time to reconnect with a bit of your past. Don't ever think that someone has forgotten about you. Sometimes people do not call because they are afraid they will bother you. Let them know that you want to hear from them! It will make you feel like an academy award winner who simultaneously landed on the best dress list!
*Disclaimer: These Horoscopes were written for entertainment value by the creator of OJ&B, Jonathan Valdez, and should not be taken seriously at all! If something does come true though holla at your boy!