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VIDEO: AMERICA’S FIRST OPENLY GAY IMAM IN THE ISLAM FAITH | INSPIRED CITIZEN AND IMAM DAAYIEE ABDULLAH

Imam Daayiee Abdullah is America’s first openly gay imam in the Islam faith. Born Sidney Thompson in 1954 in Detroit, Michigan – Daayiee was raised as a Christian and lived with parents who were religious but progressive in their thinking. He describes his upbringing as one where activism was promoted and dialogue encouraged, Daayiee was…

A LIFE AND DEATH FASHION MOMENT | VISITING A HILLTOP CEMETERY IN THE SEASIDE IRISH TOWN OF ENNISTIMON

The town of Ennistimon lies along a hilly road close to the Atlantic coast, just before the incredible natural attraction of the Cliffs of Moher. The town is quaint and is littered with cafes, bed and breakfast options as well as local boutiques. But, what I found most beautiful was the hilltop cemetery high above the village. I stopped to…

VIDEO: THE RINGLEADER BEHIND SOME OF AMERICA’S MOST INSPIRING PUBLIC ART | INSPIRED CITIZEN AND FARIS AL-SHATHIR

Faris Al-Shathir, the young co-founder of New York’s public art rooted non-profit “BOFFO”, has facilitated some of the most interesting collaborations between the worlds of art, fashion and architecture. His idea for BOFFO was born out of a bad economy and a desire to bring together people who could…

VIDEO: THE MAN WHO TRADED-IN BEING A CHEMICAL ENGINEER TO LIVE HIS PASSION AS A WORLD FAMOUS MOUNTAIN CLIMBER | INSPIRED CITIZEN AND IVAN VALLEJO

It’s time to take your thinking, and life, to new heights. I traveled to Quito, Ecuador to meet world famous mountaineer, Ivan Vallejo. Vallejo was incredibly inspiring as he taught me that it’s never too late to move in the direction of your dreams. Born and raised in Ecuador, Vallejo always knew he loved mountains. But, life’s pressures led him into a career that wasn’t compatible with his personality and goals. In his thirties, he found the courage to cut his family’s income by half and…

VIDEO: THE ARCHITECT OF NEW YORK’S MODERN MENSWEAR MOVEMENT | INSPIRED CITIZEN AND SIKI IM

Siki Im fell into fashion design, but it was a happy accident. The designer known in New York for his stunning and thought-provoking menswear conceptualized and constructed in the United States, is someone with barrels of talent and passion for his work. His collections are never what they appear, often referencing…

QUOTE OF THE DAY
"I almost wish we were butterflies and lived but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain."
John Keats
07.27.14

Destination: Global – The Best Of Summer

There’s nothing more blissful than mid-summer. It’s a time when people’s spirits are high, the weather is good and vacation is on our minds. Whether it’s summer Fridays at the office, a planned trip over-seas or a day trip to a nearby beach, this is a time for fun. With all the options of where to go, what to wear and products to buy, where does one begin? Right here. This week we will recap our summer “must-haves” in fashion, travel and products that will make a difference this season. Don’t miss a day, because you just might stumble upon something quite revolutionary.

07.28.14
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Postcards From Southern California | Topanga Canyon

Southern California has no shortage of mountains and valleys. With the near perfect weather all year long, it’s always a good idea to get outdoors and do something physical. One of my favorite places for an uphill hike is Topanga Canyon. Located in the Santa Monica mountains in Los Angeles county, the…

07.28.14
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Los Angeles’ Best Brunch | The Eveleigh In West Hollywood

Have you ever brunched in what seems like an urban tree house, perched elegantly on the side of a hill overlooking Los Angeles? Well, I have. But, there’s not too many places where this is possible in the City of Angels. Now add-in the perfect combination of well-sourced ingredients, artful execution of a menu, good service and…

07.25.14
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Hey Shorty | Unique Picks From The Summer Season’s Short Market

Short weather is still here, so take advantage of it. In no time we’ll be bundled-up in sleeping bags trying desperately to stay warm while shuffling through the streets on our way to work. Don’t miss the opportunity to wear something unique and different from the norm. Here is a selection including Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, En Noir and Bernhard Willhelm to enjoy. Make a bold statement with your shorts! Now’s the time.

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