True Self – A Man at Home with Himself is at Home in the World / by Alexander Jaime

By Colleen Star

 
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What is the most unexpected thing that’s ever happened to you while traveling for your blog?

One thing that I really remember was the day I lost my passport in Marrakesh. And they had just told me at the hotel, "If you lose your passport in Marrakesh, you are stuck in Marrakesh." Fortunately it was found and safely kept in a museum in the Medina.

What are your top international choices for men seeking 1 revelry, 2 relaxation, 3 reinvention?

My top destinations for revelry are Mykonos in Greece and Barcelona in Spain. For relaxation during summer, I really love Santorini - in a beautiful hotel with an infinity pool overlooking the volcano, or a luxurious accommodation on the Amalfi coast in Italy. During wintertime, a five-star chalet in the Swiss Alps is my top choice. When a man wants to reinvent himself, Marrakesh is a destinantion I would definetely recommend.

What makes a place truly memorable for you?

For a place to be truly memorable to me, it must have it all. Not just beautiful ladscapes and views - it needs also to be vibrant, with the best accommodation and restaurant choices, and of course nice people. 

If you had a choice, where would you choose to spend your last day on earth?

My last day on earth, I would probably consider more with whom I'll spend it than where. A day at the beach with my family and friends would be perfect.

Where are you excited to visit this year?

I am very spontaneous and I don't usually plan my trips many days before. Lets see what this year will bring...

Is there any place you’ve traveled so far to which you wouldn’t return? Why?

None. I often catch my self saying I want to go back to many places again. Actually - I do go back - so I guess it's a matter of good choices. ;)

How do fashion and travel influence each other, in your opinion?

I believe both fashion and traveling influence each other a lot. When you travel you get to know new cultures and different lifestyles that make you want to try something new with your style. Also fashion brands often grab an idea for their collections based on a culture, or they use colors inspired by a country. Finally, fashion can make you want to go to a beautiful place while you are looking at a campaign that was shot there.

What are your “must have” travel items?

Definitely my iPhone. I couldn't capture and share the moment without it.

How do you describe your personal style?

My personal style is more casual. I really like being comfortable, but always with style. I also often try new trends - why not something more edgy?

In your opinion, what is a Perfect Man? What does it take to be the Perfect Man?

The perfect man is actually someone not necessarily perfect but genuine and maybe imperfect. It's a man doing what he likes, being himself and not faking it in order to look perfect. Maybe there is more perfection in flaws.

You’ve really mastered the art of building a lifestyle brand - what are your best tips for other bloggers looking to do something similar?

Staying true to your self is the best tip I could give. Keep doing what you love. Just take a picture of it.


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The perfect man is actually someone not necessarily perfect but genuine and maybe imperfect. It’s a man doing what he likes, being himself and not faking it in order to look perfect. Maybe there is more perfection in flaws.
— Simon Sava
 

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