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Live Beautifully – The Lifestyle Series Pt. 3 | By Christian Confidential & Lacoste


Lacoste | Christian ConfidentialLacoste | Christian ConfidentialThis past weekend I challenged myself to step outside of my comfort zone and experience something that I’ve never done before. If you’ve been following along via social media you’re aware that my friends and I took a short trip to Hamilton, Ontario to part take in some outdoor activities. 

With that being said, I’m excited to share with you all the third instalment of my #LiveBeautifully lifestyle series in collaboration with Lacoste. This time around I wanted to highlight the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, specifically the importance of being active and the benefits of eating healthy.
The last few weeks, we’ve been having beautiful weather so I wanted to find something that my friends and I could participate in that wasn’t apart of our regular physical activities (running, training, basketball) that still allowed us to catch up and be social. My creative partner suggested that we head over to Hamilton and go on a hike and that’s exactly what we did. I’m a city boy so I never really thought of hiking to be my ‘thing’ but after talking to my friends and seeing how enthusiastic they were about it, I was down to try it out and face my fear of heights!

Lacoste | Christian ConfidentialWe made our way over to Dundas Peak and Webster’s Falls which are both equally beautiful. It’s crazy to think that places like this have been so close by to us and it’s the first time we visited them.

The hike itself was great for a beginner. It wasn’t super long and had a lot of moments where you wanted to stop and take photos allowing you to take short breaks. We made it to the peak and decided to set up shop to eat our lunches courtesy of Belmonte Raw and take in the view. Lacoste | Christian Confidential
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It was a hot day and my friends and I know the importance of staying hydrated and consuming  the right types of food when being active. We all had specially made raw organic meals that were full of nutrients and vitamins to keep us happy and energized, along with juices and plenty of water. My favourite juice this time around was ‘Hydrate’  – it has activated charcoal, alkaline water, lemon and coconut sugar which is great for post workouts. It’s also great for hangovers but we’ll save those details for another post!

This was my first hike and I couldn’t of thought of a better group of friends to experience this with. We laughed, caught up on life and documented the experience through video and photos. Check out the video below to get a glimpse into our experience.

Video Directed by: Alexander Brian Kim & Photography by: Shayna Desir for Christian ConfidentialLacoste | Christian ConfidentialProcessed with VSCOcam with kk1 presetYou guys know that I may not know the most about outdoors and or hiking but I do know a thing or two about fashion. I couldn’t talk about living beautifully and not mention my footwear or apparel. Call me crazy but hike or no hike, crisp white sneakers get me all the time. I decided to wear my new Ampthill LCR SPM sneakers on this hike and they provided me with the right amount of comfort and stability to run around with my friends all day. If you’re not as much of a risk takers as I am to wear white on a hike, they also offer them in a grey colour way with red accents.  The thing that I love about Lacoste and I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before is that they offer classic pieces that no matter what you’re doing (hiking, golfing, brunch, the movies) you always look sharp, which to me is what I call living beautifully! Lacoste | Christian ConfidentialI had such a great time on this little adventure and I hope that it encourages you all to be more active and to try new things! Be active, eat clean, explore new places, wear nice clothes and shoes while doing it all!

Christian

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Can’t Go Wrong With Classics | Style Post

Christian Confidential | LacosteKeeping it super preppy yet casual with this style post. A Slim fit polo, khakis and a fresh pair of white Lacoste sneakers always make for a great outfit combination. Growing up my parents use to always dress me in preppy outfits like this and to this day this style is still a go-to for me. Whether you’re going on a first date, grabbing lunch with the boys or simply running around downtown, you’ll look fresh in this fit. If you’re looking for a little twist on the classic white sneakers, check out the ones that I’m wearing - still white but the pop of blue and red detailing give it a little more edge than your typical all-white kicks.  

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Slim Fit Polo – LACOSTE | The Khaki (skinny fit)  – GAP | Combra Pri Sneakers – LACOSTE

Live Beautifully Pt.2 | Christian Confidential
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Live Beautifully – The Lifestyle Series Pt. 2

Live Beautifully Pt.2 | Christian ConfidentialI’m uber excited to present the second instalment of my #LiveBeautifully lifestyle series in collaboration with Lacoste. If you’ve been following along via social media you already know that part two’s highlighted focus is, the importance of travel. Over the last few years, I have been fortunate to be given certain opportunities that have allowed me to travel and I can honestly say that every time I’ve gone away, I’ve come back a better person. Whether it be that I’ve learned something new, found a new source of inspiration or have become more open minded to a foreign subject, I always gain something of substance.

A lot of people make the excuse that they don’t have time to travel and that’s understandable to a certain extent but I wanted to showcase how travelling doesn’t always have to be a big production . It could be as simple as getting into a car by yourself or with friends and heading on a road trip. Maybe it’s for the weekend or even just for the day, sometimes all you need is a change of scenery to allow yourself to refuel and recharge.

Live Beautifully Pt.2 | Christian ConfidentialWith the help of Lacoste and my friends at General Motors I picked up my friends Daniel and Gordon and went off on a road trip to Jordan, Ontario, in the 2015 Buick Regal.

This was my first time driving a car from the ‘Buick family’ and I have to say it won’t be my last. I’m not the biggest car guy and I won’t pretend that I know everything about them but one thing I do know is how smooth of a ride the Regal proved to be. Our car had all the bells and whistles, including OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot and OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation, which everybody loved. My friends and I were able to stream songs off of Youtube and do some social media stuff on our ipads while being on the road. It’s something that you may not even think of but having that feature totally elevated our driving experience!Live Beautifully Pt.2 | Christian ConfidentialLive Beautifully Pt.2 | Christian ConfidentialAs soon as we arrived in Jordan, Ontario we were ready to explore. It’s a small community with casual restaurants, spas and super friendly people. We ended up checking out what is probably one of the main reasons why people visit this town, Cave Spring Cellars. I was introduced to the brand approximately 3 years ago and have been an avid supporter ever since. Getting the chance to not only visit the winery but learn a little bit of the history behind the company + being able to share this experience with two of my friends, is what living beautifully is all about. Our gracious host DeeDee has been working with the brand for approximately 11 years and proved to be very knowledgeable not only about the brand but the wine industry as a whole. Daniel, Gordon & I got the chance to taste test various wines from their catalogue and pair them with mini dishes that really brought out the flavours and aromas of each wine. If you ever find yourself in Jordan, visiting Cave Spring Cellars is a must. Make sure to also pick up a bottle of their Dolomite wine (it was the crowd favourite), which is only available for purchase at their winery/store front.Live Beautifully Pt.2 | Christian ConfidentialTake a look at the video my creative partner Silvex produced from our experience!

 

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Live Beautifully Pt.2 | Christian ConfidentialI couldn’t talk about living beautifully even if the focus is on travel and not mention fashion. As important as I think traveling is, what you decide to wear while travelling is just as important. I always take three things into consideration when it comes to what I’m wearing/packing for a getaway; style, versatility and comfort. I always try to be prepared for whatever may come my way while being away from home. I tend to lean towards bringing more of my classic/staple pieces i.e; polos, layering tees, a clean pair of sneakers or two and at least one cool accessory. A good example of an item that checks off all boxes are the shoes that Daniel chose to wear, the ‘Misano Sport’  from Lacoste’s Spring Summer 2015 collection. They’re a classic colour with premium leather on the upper body, they can be easily paired with a variety of outfits and provide enough support to be able to be worn all day. For us, this was only a one day getaway but for longer trips, I definitely suggest using this checklist so that you don’t overpack or even worse under-pack.Live Beautifully Pt.2 | Christian ConfidentialLive Beautifully Pt.2 | Christian ConfidentialMisano Sport‘ – Lacoste SS15 – Photography By: Shayna DesirLive Beautifully Pt.2 | Christian ConfidentialI think that we live in a world where we always feel the need to be doing something and because of that we forget to make time for ourselves and or things that we really enjoy. Everyone has their own idea of what a good time is but I’ve never heard someone say they don’t enjoy traveling. I am aware of the positive effects that traveling has had on my life, personally and professionally and its something that I highly recommend. There is so much out there in the world to see and do, even in our own backyard. Remember, travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer!  Until next time.

Christian

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Nautical Aesthetic ft. Lacoste | Style Post

Lacoste | Christian ConfidentialLacoste | Christian ConfidentialThe other night, I went out for a run by the lakeshore with my friend and got inspired. I’ve always been a wanderer looking for my next adventure or an opportunity to learn and there’s something about being near water that encourages that feeling for me. Later that night, I went home and started putting together new looks for the blog and I decided to play up on the whole nautical theme. I paired this navy blue striped sweater with my white denim shorts and my new Lacoste slip-ons that I got from Town Shoes. These kicks will definitely be in heavy rotation this summer since they’re so easy to wear,  super versatile when it comes to pairing with outfits and have a little bit of an edge to them with the inclusion of denim fabric on the upper canvas. I think what I like most about this look is that it’s super clean and embodies a classic more mature feel to it. Now the trick for me will be how to make sure my whites (shorts and slip-ons) stay clean. – Wish me luck!Lacoste | Christian ConfidentialLacoste | Christian ConfidentialWhat I’m Wearing

  Navy Striped Sweater – H&M (available in stores)|  Denim Shorts  – H&M| Maurice Slip-Ons – LACOSTE (available online and in stores at Town Shoes) |

 

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New Season New Chukka Boots | Style Post

Lacoste Footwear | Christian ConfidentialA few weeks back, I was asked to be featured in the super trendy London based menswear site, The Idle Man. They asked me a bunch of questions related to my sense of style. They were interested in finding out who influences my own personal style and as of lately, Kanye West is that person. Say what you want about him but in terms of edgy everyday street wear his looks are always on point. I always catch myself pulling inspiration from him including this look I put together for this post. This outfit actually features some of my favourite items; my camel car coat, denim on denim and my new suede Lacoste chukka’sLacoste Footwear | Christian ConfidentialLacoste Footwear | Christian ConfidentialThis whole look embodies my aesthetic to a tee. – A mix of street edge (the ripped denim joggers+ kicks) and american prep (car coat + denim jacket). I’m really into these Chukka boots as they’re a little different from my standard shoe choice. – I found that they made a great alternative for this outfit rather than a pair of white low tops. I’m obsessed with suede footwear, (hello my Chelsea Boots!) and I really like the contrast that the white sole and the grey upper portion of the boot have with each other. If you’re into this look, specifically my kicks you can pick them up at what is becoming one of my go-to spots, Town Shoes! Lacoste Footwear | Christian ConfidentialLacoste Footwear | Christian ConfidentialWhat I’m Wearing

  Camel Car Coat – BANANA REPUBLIC |  Denim Jacket  – FOREVER 21 | Grey Sweatshirt – CLUB MONACO | Denim Joggers (old) –ZARA | Zimri Chukka – LACOSTE

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Borrowing From The Hipsters | Style Post

Unpredictable | Christian ConfidentialRecently I’ve been really interested in experimenting with different colour palettes and pieces that I wouldn’t necessarily gravitate towards. I think it’s really important to not only try new things when it comes to fashion but to get outside of your comfort zone and be a little creative. It’s spring so light colours are everywhere and even though I’m not a huge trend guy I’ve decided to try out the whole coloured denim craze. Since the mint green is something I’ve never tried before,I decided to pair it with a cream sweater and my new Sherbrooke Brogue 4’s (Lacoste) that I got from Town Shoes. I think the colour combo really works well together and totally gives off a cool hipster vibe, especially because of the detailing on my kicks. Clean, stylish with a vintage feel this look would be perfect for a casual dinner with friends or an evening stroll throughout the city. Sherbooke Brogues | Christian ConfidentialUnpredictable | Christian ConfidentialUnpredictable | Christian ConfidentialWhat I’m Wearing

  Sweater – TOMMY HILFIGER |  Coloured Denim – H&M|

Sherbrooke Brogue 4 – LACOSTE 

(available online & in stores at Town Shoes)

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Live Beautifully – The Lifestyle Series by Christian Confidential & Lacoste

Live Beautifully | Lacoste Christian Confidential ColetteWhat has seemed like such a long time coming, spring has finally arrived and is hopefully here to stay. With that being said, there’s a lot of great things on deck that I can’t wait to share with you guys. First up, Christian Confidential has partnered with Lacoste on their global lifestyle campaign Live Beautifully. Last year, Lacoste and Christian Confidential teamed up to put on the successful Brunch Fixe event and because of the great time that we had working together we’ve decided to team up again. This time around we’ll be creating a 3 part spring/summer vignette series that will highlight fashion, lifestyle & ways that you too can #LiveBeautifully.Live Beautifully | Lacoste Christian Confidential ColetteLive Beautifully | Lacoste Christian Confidential ColetteLive Beautifully | Lacoste Christian Confidential ColetteFor the first entry of this series, I chose to highlight the significant role that friendship plays in living a beautiful life. With the help of my favourite parisian inspired restaurant Colette Grand Cafe, I was able to spend some quality time with a few of my good friends. There’s no better way  to catch up with your friends than over  Sunday brunch and if you’re looking for a place that knows how to do it in style, Colette is the perfect location.  Great food, refreshing cocktails (ask them to make you a Jolie cocktail, it’s my favourite), amazing ambiance and excellent customer service, you’ll never leave disappointed. Check out the video that my creative partner Alexander Kim created to give you  guys a better glimpse into our experience.

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Live Beautifully | Lacoste Christian Confidential ColetteLive Beautifully | Lacoste Christian Confidential ColetteFor me, the friendships that I’ve made along my journey have really helped mold the person that I am today. Sometimes life can get extremely busy and you don’t always get the chance to spend as much time with the ones you love. I chose to highlight the importance of not only making time for your loved ones but making that time together really count.Live Beautifully | Lacoste Christian Confidential ColetteLive Beautifully | Lacoste Christian Confidential ColetteI wouldn’t be able to talk about living beautifully without mentioning the importance of fashion. Bright colours, soft palettes and fresh sneakers are the perfect way to welcome the new season. My friends Daniel, Nykeem, Isaac and I really tried to highlight the various ways that you can express your unique style within this series. Whether you’re preference leans towards polos or light sweaters to classic white sneakers or stylish boots Lacoste’s spring/summer collection has something for everyone. With the brands continued commitment to innovation, quality and style, Lacoste is a company that I can always recommend to others without hesitation.Live Beautifully | Lacoste Christian Confidential ColetteLive Beautifully | Lacoste Christian Confidential ColetteLive Beautifully | Lacoste Christian Confidential ColetteI hope that you guys enjoyed the first instalment of the Live Beautifully series as much as we did creating it! Thank you to everyone that helped make this possible, the Christian Confidential team, Lacoste, Deck Agency, Colette Grand Café and my friends for being apart of this initiative.

Christian

For more information on the apparel and footwear featured in this post, please visit Lacoste.com

To learn more about Colette Grand Café or to make a reservation please visit ColetteToronto.com