Summer 2013 Gentleman’s Guide

With summer in full swing, The Squirrel Co. is here to present you with advice on how to make the best of what’s left of the season. Now let’s get started…

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First thing is first: go travel. If you’re anything like this young professional, traveling opportunities don’t come up as often as you’d like. Don’t let that stop you. This is your chance to take advantage of the moment. Whether it’s a road trip up the coast with your buddies or even a romantic get away outside the country, make it happen! And remember, traveling doesn’t need to be expensive– work with what you’ve got. With a tank full of gas and a playlist of your favorite music, you can make any weekend into a travel adventure.

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Now that you’ve got the traveling bug taken care of, you’re going to have a lot of downtime once you’re back. Our suggestion…spend it outside. With weather as great as it is in Los Angeles, there is absolutely no excuse for spending your days indoors. Money doesn’t have to be a factor, either. There are plenty of activities, free events and a number of locations in LA that are of little to no cost. So take a walk or ride your bike, and explore the city. You’re bound to run into something interesting.

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Try new foods. We can’t stress this enough. Don’t let your comfort foods weigh you down–literally. While fast food and takeout tend to be the regular dinner item for most guys, spice things up and try something new. We can tell you from experience that trying new dishes can lead to great things. With so many cuisines making a dash for the mainstream market, Los Angeles gastronomy is making its mark in the culinary world. Give it a try.

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Don’t sweat the heat. Get creative with your style and keep it cool. The temperature is just right at this time of the year, which means you can get away with wearing just about anything– just about. Skip the heavy jackets, pants and shirts, and opt for some light jackets, khakis and short sleeved button downs instead. And if you’re really feeling adventurous, mix in some bright colors, patterns and textures while you’re at it.

So there you have it– travel, spend time outdoors, try new foods, and keep your style cool. Four very simple things that any gentleman in Los Angeles can do to make the best of their summer. Enjoy!

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