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Let me tell about the time that I had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with David Gandy. Yes, the David Gandy. A name synonymous with male modelling excellence. Imagine Zoolander, but with a British charm that would make even the most experienced fashion enthusiasts do a double take. It wasn’t the first time I’d met David. We’ve crossed paths so many times that I can’t count. This encounter was special. He gave me his insight into the male modeling industry and his collaboration with Dolce & Gabbana. It was enlightening.

David Gandy’s journey in the modeling world is an old story, but it has a twist which could only be his. His rise to fame wasn’t the result of being discovered in an alley, or even scouted by a local bar. It was the result a friend taking a playful gamble and entering him into a modeling contest without his consent. Imagine being catapulted to fame overnight by fate, and not your own efforts. This is a story to tickle the fancy.

David shared his secrets for making it big in the modeling industry. As I sipped my champagne and basked in the luxury of the setting, which only enhanced the lifestyle that I love so much, I listened attentively. His advice was clear as a ring: resilience, determination and a thicker skin are the best tools. Fashion is not for those who are weak-hearted. It’s a world of dazzling lights, shadowy corners and glitz. You’re on a rollercoaster, and you can be up one minute, then down the next. It all depends on how you handle the storm.

David’s Collaboration with Dolce & Gabbana

David’s collaboration was a pivotal moment in his modeling career. It catapulted David into the stratospheres of modeling royalty. It wasn’t only his smoldering look that made the difference; it was also his unyielding work ethic and dedication. He described long hours, endless fittings and constant pressure to surpass expectations. In his voice there was no regret. Only the satisfaction that he had pushed himself to his limits and come out victorious.

David’s hilarious stories from behind the scenes made our conversation more lighthearted. They reminded me that, beneath all the glamour and glitz, there are real people in the fashion industry, who enjoy genuine laughter and have the odd wardrobe malfunction. It was a reminder to not take life and fashion too seriously.

David Gandy was an inspiration to me as our time together came to a close. This was a man, who against all odds, had carved out a niche in a world many see through rose-colored glasses. His story shows that with a little luck, charm and perseverance you can achieve anything.

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Maserati – Beckham Meets Damiano: Clash of The Titans

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The glitz and glamour of two icons who come from radically different worlds coming together under the banner of luxury is a sight to behold. Imagine the legend David Beckham – a name that is synonymous with sportsmanship, elegance, and swagger – facing off against Damiano David – the wild and electric soul and heart of Maneskin – both brought together by a Maserati. Maserati Folgore Electric, not just any Maserati.

Gracie Opulanza is here to give you all the details. I haven’t even driven it!

The Folgore Electric: A Charge of Luxury

The Maserati Folgore was designed to be a thunderbolt of a car. The name “Folgore,” Italian lightning, fits this beauty like it was created from its blueprint. When I first saw it, I got that familiar rush. It was the same feeling as when I put on a pair high-heeled stilettos and wrapped a silken scarlet around my neck. This vehicle is not only a head-turner, but it also spins people around!

You feel like the star of an Italian film as you cruise through the streets. The scenery is blurred, but the style is sharp. The Folgore is all about making an impact without having to say a single word.

Beckham Meets Damiano – Clash of Titans

Let’s now talk about the titans. David Beckham has never been just a football player. He is a fashionista, philanthropist and connoisseur. Combine him with Damiano David – the embodiment of unfiltered passion, Italian charisma and raw, raw emotion.

It was a battle of style and power, not prowess. Beckham with his tailored suits, impeccable grooming and Damiano the modern rock god in leather and tattoos. It was more a symphony than a competition, with each participant playing a part in an ageless dance.

Drive Passion: Electricity with Italian Flair

A trident-branded electric car is like a fine wine. It’s all about taste, sustainability and being forward-thinking. Maserati doesn’t simply jump on the electric wagon; they are reinventing it. Folgore is Maserati’s pledge of innovation wrapped in the sleek and seductive lines that are Italian design.

The Folgore is a vehicle that moves as if it were a whisper, but it impacts as if it was a scream. I am zooming through Italy from the cobbled roads of Rome to sun-kissed beaches of Amalfi. It is a vision of the future and a tribute to those who dare dream big and drive differently. Let’s face it, behind the wheel, the road sings your praises.

Electricity: The future is here.

The soul of driving is not sacrificed by switching to electric. It actually amplifies the relationship between driver and road. The hum of the electric engine is a symphony, a new beginning. Maserati’s use of Beckham and Damiano to promote this revolution sends a clear message: electric isn’t just about efficiency, it is about excitement.

Wrapping up with a Spark

As I conclude my thoughts about this exciting convergence of style, power and sustainability, I feel energized. Maserati Folgore is more than a car; it’s an entire movement. Beckham and Damiano’s distinct charm and rebellious spirit captures this spirit perfectly. Together, they make it clear that choosing Folgore is more than just buying a car. You are choosing a lifestyle. A statement. And, most importantly, your future.

Here’s to the brave, the beautiful and the electrified. Your journeys and adventures should be as exciting as the Folgore.

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NewAir X Boveda Humidor Review: 500-Count Cigar Cabinet

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NewAir Boveda Humidor Review

About a month ago, the team at NewAir contacted us here at BespokeUnit to see if we wanted to review one of their most recent releases, the NewAir X Boveda Humidor.

I was familiar with NewAir as we’ve reviewed some of their cigar humidors before; however, seeing as how this was a unique collaboration between Boveda and NewAir, it was easy to agree.

Additionally, NewAir also provided us with a unique coupon code to share, which you’ll find throughout this article. If, following my review, you are inclined to purchase any product from them, you can receive 10% off by using the code BESPOKE10.

With that being said, let’s get into my review of the NewAir X Boveda 500-Cigar Humidor! I’ll be breaking it down into the following categories:

Why Buy A NewAir Cigar Cabinet?NewAir X Boveda Cigar Humidor BenefitsNewAir X Boveda Humidor DrawbacksFinal Thoughts

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Overview

Brand: NewAirModel: NewAir x Boveda HumidorStorage Capacity: Up To 500 CigarsDimensions: 16.93″ W x 17.72″ D x 29.13″ HTemperature Range: 54 – 72°F (12 – 22°C)Ambient Temperature Range: 68 – 77°F (20 – 25°C)Humidity Control: Boveda Humidity Pack HoldersBody Material: Cedar Lining (Shelves)Front Material: Tempered Tinted GlassWeight: 50.8lbsMade in ChinaPricing: From $699 [Buy Now]>10% OFF w/ Code BESPOKE10: $630

As you can see from the picture, the NewAir X Boveda Humidor was very securely packaged for shipping. As a result, it was delivered in perfect condition, which I was very happy about.

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Why Buy A NewAir X Boveda Humidor?

Prior to receiving this NewAir cigar humidor, I already owned an electronic cigar cooler.However, that unit seemed more like a converted wine fridge than a unit designed specifically for
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Podcast #983: Grid-Down Medicine — A Guide for When Help is NOT on the Way

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Most first aid books will tell you that the final step to treating someone who is injured or ill is to get them professional medical attention.

What if hospitals were too crowded, not accessible, or even non-functioning? What if, in the event of a long-term griddown disaster, you were the only medical resource?

Dr. Joe Alton has a wealth of knowledge in the area that most first-aid guides ignore. He is a retired doctor and co-author of The Survival Medicine Handbook, The Essential Guide to When Help Is Not on the Way. Joe discusses the importance of a family medical asset, and how to become a civilian medic. We talk about the various levels of first-aid kits that you can create, from a personal kit to a field hospital for a community. We also discuss the skills that you may need to survive a grid-down situation, such as burying the dead, using super glue to close a wound, making an improvised filling for your teeth, or protecting yourself against the radiation from nuclear fallout.

Podcast Resources

What every man should keep in his carAoM article: How to suture a woundAoM article: Improvised ways to close a woundAoM podcast #869: Survival myths that can get you killed with Alone winner Jim Baird

Joe Alton: Connect with him

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