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LG TV, Play my favorite movie.

It’s no secret that I love watching TV, it’s literally my favorite thing to do at home–especially during the holidays. I like to spend as much time as I can at home since I travel so much throughout the year. I love enjoying my house and just kick back and relax with a classic movie or a new show to binge. During this time of the year, there’s nothing like watching all the holiday classics that I grew up loving. Those feel-good movies, the ones I used to watch with my family at home when I was little… it’s just a comfortable feeling to do that and that’s the reason I have a big couch in my living room and an even bigger TV to feel at home. That’s my holiday tradition, after eating a homecooked meal. My top 5 favorite movies to watch during the holidays are: 1-A Charlie Brown Christmas2- The Family Stone3- The Holiday4- Home Alone5-Elf I try to update my TV every now and then, especially since technology is advancing so …

Is it cowboy-style back in vogue?

I’ve been seeing brands I love joining the western-style bandwagon– for example, Versace and I can’t help but wonder: Do I wanna be a cowboy? I remember years ago doing the double-denim look, I liked it and I rocked it a couple of times while traveling. Back then I used to live in the Caribbean and I was wearing speedos every day. I can’t be a cowboy, I love my hair too much to cover it with a hat but here’s my approach to an urban cowboy in Soho, New York. Breaking down the outfit: The jacket is Coach The jean shirt is Guess The belt is ASOS The jeans are Versace The boots are Ankari-Floruss the rings and necklace are Versace

The Gancini Mocassin

Change is a part of life. It’s inevitable. the trees don’t apologize when they change, so why should I? Finally, the temperature is dropping and I can layer. Fall in New York is my favorite season, I never knew how much I loved cold weather until I learned how to dress for it. I have to be honest, it took me a while. I blame it on the fact that I was born and raised in the Caribbean. Here’s my first official Fall look. I hope you love it as much as I do. The stars of this look are the mocassins, made of soft ostrich leather. They’re a modern version of the classic moccasin with thick grip tread rubber sole. Decorated with metal Gancini, this is the ideal style to wear with casual outfits both in and out of town. 

I am currently Out Of Office

I know I am supposed to say that I’ll have limited access to the internet and won’t be able to respond until I return, but let’s be real I’ll be Instagramming and posting every moment I have a chance. I promised myself I will try to disconnect, get away and enjoy my vacation as much as I can, but naturally, I just had to post on Instagram and Stories to keep you guys in the know of what I’m doing, where I’m relaxing, and what I’m relaxing in. I packed a lot of swim briefs and swim shorts by Vilebrequin . Needless to say, I went for bold prints and colorful solids. Summer is all about that punch of pattern and more.   I have a very special piece to show you (which is possibly my favorite): the Charles, a retro-inspired swimsuit from the 20’s that you all have seen me sport on my Stories. This, by far is one of my favorite pieces this season—I know it is a little bit different from regular swimsuits, and …


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine. I have a complicated relationship with my skin –my face is moody, some days it is glowing and other days it is red, however it looks best when I’m tan, hence why I´m constantly on a beach. I have a skin condition called dermatitis so I really have to be on top of taking care of my skin. Like most men, I am a little messy, and I do not wash my face every day before going to bed, but I do have a morning routine. A moisturizer is very important but it won’t work correctly if I don’t clean my face properly. Cleaning my face before applying moisturizer is key to keeping my face looking good and my skin condition in check. I am always very open to trying new products because science is moving forward. And every day, there’s a new discovery and advancement in medication or a new technique, and that’s why I …


I had the opportunity to join the VII Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic last month through the St Regis Punta Mita, in the Pacific coast of Mexico. I have a soft spot for Mexico, specifically their cuisine, which is possibly my favorite. So when I received the invitation to this event I wanted to cry of happiness. This year I have been channeling my inner Arnold Palmer, by golfing not once, not twice, but three times this year. Also in attendance Lorena Ochoa, a top-ranked female golfer in the world, who I had the privilege to meet during my trip! Punta Mita is an ultra-luxurious resort and residential area located on a private peninsula 45 min far from Puerto Vallarta, surrounded by white sand beaches of the Pacific Ocean. Punta Mita is a golfer’s paradise, you can enjoy of two Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses and several beach clubs and the gorgeous St. Regis Resort Punta Mita. This place has become Mexico’s most coveted hideaway. I was treated regally since day one with the best food from chefs around …

L’Envol, Eau Du Toilet

When I heard I had to travel for the Punta Mita’s 7th Golf Open, I knew I had to pack smart and bring with me a perfume that will be perfect for all the activities. From the galas to luncheons, dinners to the actual golf competition, so I decided to go pick up the new L’Envol, Eau Du Toilet, at JL Penha. This fragrance is an instant energy shot, woody, sweet like honey, magnetic and definitely an elegant scent.   L’Envol, Eau Du Toilet is available at Penha. Visit them to try it and shop it.


My age became sort of a sensitive topic for me once I had a conversation with my friend Gray over a few drinks by the Renaissance pool in Aruba back in 2013. I remember we were discussing my last birthday picture, which I was holding two balloons shaped in the digits of my then current age. He advised that if  I wanted to work in show business or in any related fields, like blogging and modeling, I should always keep my age sort of a mystery. That’s when I started to worry about aging and trying to think of ways and routines I can do that will keep myself looking young. I’ve always been a beach bum and while doing just that I never applied facial creams, sunscreen or anything of that nature. I always said that my skin was already cured after many years under the Caribbean sun. However, after having that conversation with Gray things changed, and fast. I started taking care of my skin, applying more sunscreen and finally used my first facial moisturizer. I starting …


New York, Puerto Rico, Cancun, Aruba, Bermuda… These are just a few of my favorite places I visited this summer. For my season’s adventure, I brought a few of my favorite Paul Hewitt Accessories, like Black sea watch from the Grand Atlantic line, and the Ancuff bracelet. Paul Hewitt timepieces are classic and minimal, and can go with pretty much any outfit. I was introduced to the brand a couple of years ago and became a fan instantly. My first piece from Paul Hewitt was the anchor bracelet, and I still wear it till today (and the compliments keep on coming too). Here is a recap of my favorite images ft. the Paul Hewitt accessories. To shop these accessories, click on the image and you will be redirected to learn more and shop! GET ANCHORED!

September’s Scents

This month’s selection of fragrances are special to me since I used them during a special time for me, my birthday month. I am bringing you two options: a new discovery and an updated version of a classic I’ve been using for a while. The Dunhill Icon Absolute is first—which is an absolute, pun-intended, favorite the second I smelled it. The scent is woody and super masculine, which is exactly how I like all of my perfumes. Also, the fact that Dunhill is not that well-known among the youngsters so it does have this very cool and exclusive vibe to it— which is another reason why I really like it. It can be difficult to describe a perfume or a specific scent, but the Icon is pretty easy to nail down. It has notes of leather and tobacco, jasmine and rose and smells like heaven. It mixes well with your own natural scent too. I definitely encourage you to try it the next time you visit the Penha store.   Second scent, the Mercedes Benz Man, which …

The Ritz-Carlton Cancun

Cancun is definitely a place to love. I recently got back from a four-day escapade with The Ritz-Carlton Cancun. The city is way bigger than I imagined and has a whole lot to offer besides from the beautiful turquoise waters and the friendly and polite people of the city. This isn’t my first time to Mexico, however, it is my first time visiting la Riviera Maya, and it was the perfect way to top off the summer season. Every experience that The Ritz-Carlton offers is always the best of the best: From the food and location to the staff and entertainment. On my first night at the hotel, I had the chance to experience the Chef’s Table with Chef Mara Barba, which I highly recommend if you want an intimate dining experience. The menu for the night was Mexican cuisine with a local twist. We were treated to a 6-course meal, which was prepared inches away from us, and in between bites we sipped on local Mexican wines. As she cooks she explains the story …

What’s that perfume that you wear?

So… I’ve been browsing for new perfumes and I visited Penha to try and purchase a few for the upcoming season.  Here the top 3 that caught my attention and nose. Dylan blue by Versace. Here’s to hoping this whole outfit ends up on the floor wearing the new fragrance Dylan Blue from Versace. The scent has a fresh Citrus vibe that is both masculine and versatile, and most importantly it blends with your natural scent and isn’t obnoxious by any means. If you want a cologne that will make a statement- Dylan Blue is for you. L’Envol Eau de Toilette by Cartier Last year I had an opportunity to try and wear L’Envol by Cartier, an elegant and woody cologne that is sweet, masculine, nocturnal and proper for the dapper gentleman. L’Envol Eau de Toillete is a little fresher and vibrant, however, still maintains a few characteristics of the original. This is a fragrance you don’t wear to the office, but an important cocktail reception or gala, or even a special date. The cologne …

Summer in New York

From, Versace to Dolce&Gabbana, Louis Vuiton to Tomas Maier, Ferragamo to Ankari Floruss, here my favorite looks from the past 4 weeks in the city that never sleeps. Dolce&Gabbana Capri Bermuda Shorts, Ankari-Floruss sneakers. Dolce&Gabbana jacket, jeans and shoes. H&M Studio Tank top.  All Saints shirt, Paul Hewitt watch, Saint Laurent Sunglasses.  Dolce Gabbana Tank top, Ferragamo pants, Ankari Floruss sneakers. Dolce&Gabbana Capri polo shiert, Zara jeans, Ankari Floruss sneakers.  Versace top, Zara pants, Ankari Floruss sneakers. Parke and Ronen top, Louis Vuitton pants, Ankari Floruss sneakers. Versace sweater, Ferragamo pants.  Ferragamo top and pants, Ankari Floruss sneakers. Saint Laurent sunglasses. All Saints shirt, Zara pants, Ankari Floruss sneakers. Dolce&Gabbana polo shirt and bermuda, Ankari Floruss sneakers. Dolce&Gabbana tank top and bermuda short. LIfe after denim shirt, uniqlo jeans. Ankari Floruss sneakers. Tod’s gominno loafers and belt, Zara pants. Louis Vuitton shirt, Orlebar Brown chinos, Ankari Floruss Sneakers. Ferragamo top, Dolce&Gabbana bermuda, Ankari Floruss sneakers. Ferragam shirt, Dolce&Gabbana Bermuda. Saint Laurent sunglasses. Burberry jacket. Ferragamo sweater, Zara jeans, Ankari Floruss sneakers. Versace Collection Shirt, H&m Studio Tank top, Zara jeans, Ankari Floruss …

Creating Memories at The Ritz-Carlton Aruba

I recently had the opportunity to have a staycation at The Ritz-Carlton here in Aruba. The four-day stay was one of the most relaxing and fun breaks I’ve had in a while. The Ritz-Carlton Aruba is located on Palm Beach in Aruba, which is such a beautiful place to be on the Island. The hotel features two beautiful swimming pools with Cabanas, One for adults and the other for families with children. We all love kids, but sometimes we just want a little peace and quiet.  The rooms in the hotel are super spacious, nicely decorated and comfortable with wonderful views of the Caribbean sea. The hotel has many restaurants such as BLT Steak & Solanio with tasty menus. Overall it’s a dream hotel for obvious reasons, but what makes The Ritz-Carlton Aruba stand out from the rest is the staff. From the bell-boys to the waitress at the Cabana by the pool, the staff is the most attentive, considerate and kind workforce I have ever came across in Aruba. You truly feel like a king while staying at The Ritz-Carlton …


New York City is always a good Idea. There’s no place like it, especially during the spring season. During my recent trip to the Big Apple, I test drove the Rimini slip-on sneaker from Bruno Magli’s latest collection.  This summer staple is made up of a foil weave calf leather upper and a rubber cup outsole— so no need to worry about comfort or style since both are present.  Bruno Magli is a synonym of elegant design and impeccable craftsmanship, they’re made in Italy after all. The woven leather sneakers are super comfortable and are the right choice, especially if you’re planning on walking all over downtown, across the Brooklyn Bridge, and around Dumbo too.  They’re super versatile too– and can transition beautifully from a  city look to a resort ensemble while on vacation— plus they can be paired with denim, bermuda shorts, or chinos.  Summer style can be a bit bland when wearing solid linen tops and bermuda shorts on the daily. To spice up your look I would throw on an accessory that has texture, like these guys, and would …


Summer is here again and I am already gearing up with new swimwear, well… not only swimwear but activewear to keep the body in shape, fortunately, one of my favorite brands, Bjorn Borg, has both. I am featuring 4 different swim shorts in this blog post, two prints, two solids. As always, I’d rather let the images speak for themselves, just click on any of them if you like the piece and get it for yourself. Remember to use bendek15 while checking out to get a generous discount of 15%.


Dolce&Gabbana’s travels around the world has landed in St.Barth. I was lucky to be part of this new adventure in the Caribbean where I had the opportunity to visit the new store in Gustavia and join the celebration around the island of St. Barthelemy. Dolce&Gabbana designed an exclusive colorful special collection to commemorate this ocassion, take a look at the pictures below. #DGLovesStBarth Photos by the Morelli Brothers. Styling by Anna Dello Russo


Swim Briefs, Swim Shorts, Pajama Shirt by Versace _________________________________________________________________ Speedo season, or swimwear in general, is never over in the Caribbean. Here I am sporting my new favorite pair of swim briefs, yes, I know, I call speedos all my briefs, but is the force of habit. Burgundy is a fall color, in my opinion, if you wanna keep a little seasonal tone in your swimwear also this is the perfect piece. I always wear shorts to the beach and brief under, I like to sunbath in speedos, tan lines are very sexy in my opinion. Both pieces are from the newest collection and they’re available online . You can also visit a Versace boutique or Saks to get any of these pieces.