WORDS FROM THE OUR FRI DESK:
Adam, who, with his genetically gifted siblings create the trio Triarchy. He lands in our little world of wonders thanks to a baton pass from the London based interior decorator Michelle Sheppherd. The baton went all the way to L.A. this time being grabbed by an expatriated Canadian with a talent for creating laid back, West Coast style denim. The trio all have their own unique set of passions which blend together creating a brand with a sort of moody romantic homage to the Marlborogh Man and his friend the Easy Ryder. Really excited to share Adam’s FRIs! Enjoy!
WORDS FROM ADAM'S DESK:
I am Creative Director and head designer at Triarchy Denim , based in Los Angeles. Second to that I am a constant adventurer and lover of all things travel. I write a casual travel blog called Travology as a vehicle to share my recommendations with people. I love the color blue, my family, friends, my dog, sushi, modern art and architecture, vintage cars, films, and photography.
Recipes or restaurants...
Your FRI: BOTTEGA LOUIE
My favourite restaurant is Bottega Louie in DTLA. It is a French bakery and Italian restaurant all in one, with a glorious little champagne bar to boot. I have never had a bad meal or bad service there. It is consistently excellent and the special edition baked goods they release around the holidays are unbelievable. They don't take reservations but the wait is never long. The portobello mushroom fries and the pizza are to die for and it's a nice change from the "expected" LA to come DT.
Beverage, barista or bar stool...
Your FRI: CECCONI, WEST HOLLYWOOD
My favourite bar in L.A. is at Soho House in West Hollywood. I love the view and I love the Picante de la casa. Cool muddled cilantro balances the heat from a fresh Fresno chile in this tequila and lime based wonder cocktail. If your'e not a member or guest then I believe you can get the same cocktail at Cecconi's in West Hollywood which is actually my second favourite restaurant after Bottega Louie.
Where to go, what to see & do...
Your FRI: BEACHWOOD CANYON
I love going for a hike in the Hollywood or Malibu hills. I like the Beachwood Canyon trail a lot. It goes all the way up to a great view of the Hollywood sign and my pooch can hack it so that's why it's my fav.
Online or offline...
Your FRI: MAXFIELD
8825 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Maxfield. Price point is high but the curation is on point. Even just to browse it's an inspiring place to do so. Forward designers stocked with vintage Hermes and Rolex. What could be better than that?
Blog, books or broadsheet...
Your FRI: THE HOUSE OF GUCCI
This is by far on of my most favourite books. It is a sensational account of the Gucci family including attempted murder, blackmail, and of course, fashion. MUST READ.
Silverscreen, series or soundbite...
Your FRI: DIAL M FOR MURDER
Because this movie is excellent and could be a great way to get away with murderrrrr.
Podcasts to popstars...
Your FRI: TELEPHONE - LADY GAGA FT BEYONCE
I've never been one for music video's but if I was to pick one it would be Lady Gaga and Beyonce's "Telephone". I love the dance moves.
Staycation, vacation or relocation...
Your FRI: MEXICO CITY
So for this one I'm going to direct you to my travel blog as there are many cities and recommendations within the walls of that site such as my current favourite city in the world, Mexico City. I have been 6 times in the last 3 years and if you take anything away from reading all of my recommendations it should be to visit Mexico City. Period.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Treatments & tonics, tried & tested...
Your FRI: BIOTHERM AGE FITNESS HOMME
I shave my head religiously and the only other products I use are Biotherm Age Fitness Homme. It is olive based and preventative. I have been using the night cream and eye cream for the past 10 years and I can say that it has kept my face looking pretty smooth.
The ultimate health and beauty product for me is meditation and exercise. I started meditating 4 years ago and it has completely changed my life. In the time that I have started meditating I have given up eating meat (I still eat seafood), and recently I have almost completely stopped drinking alcohol. The clarity of meditation has allowed me to check in with my deepest self and realize what was and was not working for my life. Since giving up meat and alcohol I am able to achieve my fitness and life goals which keeps me looking and feeling fresh.
Fun or function...
Your FRI: DIALS
I was loving the calendar App "Dials", it's a beautifully designed calendar app.
Many hands make bright work...
Your FRI: Human Rights Campaign
Our brand is sustainably made with low water usage which a cause that is very important to me. Protecting the worlds most valuable resource. Having said that, since the news of this US election and what I have seen come out of it I have never been more adamant about supporting The Human Rights Campaign. (hrc.org). They support equality and anti discrimination which still seem to be foreign concepts to so many people. They are a cause near and dear to my heart.