Before I begin - a huge and very obvious disclaimer -

I am no die-hard soccer/football fan as many others

claim to be

are with the on-going FIFA World Cup series.

No offense to those who are; I am just a big fan of

Cristian Ronaldo's

pecs, abs and whatever lies below the waist (ladies, am I right?)

But one thing I do dream of on the daily basis is to travel to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - a desire that was entirely sparked by watching one too many episodes of

Anthony Bourdain's

No Reservations

. I guess a boy can dream. So for now, I'll continue wearing

this awesome graphic tee of Rio De Janeiro

, its wildly beautiful scenery and passionate community, until I get to do so.

As I am typing and visually-devouring

Buzzfeed's well-researched exposé on soccer players

, I should instead be packing for a Palm Springs getaway to celebrate July 4th in style and with a group of my closest friends! Have a safe and eventful weekend, folks - I'll see you by the poolside.


ASOS Rio De Janeiro graphic muscle tee


Tom Ford Henry Clubmaster sunglasses



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Post Bellum trousers

Giorgio Brutini boots


Kao Pao Shu backpack


Daniel Wellington watch


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Photography by Martin Angulo