Dave L.


The Art Of Shaving

There is no doubt and no way to hide it: beards are definitely (still) very much in these days. And even if they go back out of style, there are some people who are always going to look better with a nice full beard than otherwise.

But it’s important that it not be a “drunken sailor” type of unkempt beard: these are a royal turn off for the ladies (or men as the case may be), and also can even become a potential new job killer! So we want to keep things under control in the grooming department.

DIY Beards:

It is entirely possible to be a DYI guy with your beard, especially if you get the right tools. Those of you who are maybe unemployed or for some other reason have tons of time on their hands can master the time-honored technique of a straight razor, but if you want 99.9% of the results in about 10% of the time spent, just get one of the best electric shavers you can get your hands on and do it.

You will also need a good sturdy pair of barbers’ scissors and some adjustable clippers to do the job right. The initial investment is cheap compared to repeated visits to a beard industry professional, however, not to mention your time and transportation costs to and from the shop to get it done.

Argument For A Professional:

Of course, there is a strong argument as well for sacrificing the time and money to go to a profesional to get yourself groomed. No matter how good a job you do of grooming yourself, a professional can almost certainly improve on it. Their knowledge and expertise will almost always shine through and make paying for their services worth it. Of course, this can get expensive so:

The Hybrid Approach:

One very viable strategy is simply to mix and match doing it yourself with going to the appropriate professional at the appropriate time. You could keep doing it yourself and then go once or twice a month for maintenance. Also, maybe include a little extra in the grooming budget to get yourself done up in style before super clutch job interviews or important personal events and situations, like that first date with your dream girl or that super nice wedding of your best friend etc. This is a best of both worlds scenario that is highly recommended for most or all of us.

Get Behind the Wheel: 3 Must-Drive Convertible Supercars

Summer is a time of the year when everybody and everything feels a little better. The sun shines, the wind is warm, and the engines of luxury supercars roar just that bit little louder. Convertible car hire in France offers a portal to the good life: aesthetic beauty, freedom to roam roads of unparalleled beauty, and unique driving experiences that prioritise fun. We get behind the wheel of the three luxury convertible supercars that you need to drive in this summer; so buckle up, put your foot down, and enjoy the ride through France’s bucolic countryside.

3) Ferrari California

The prancing horse displayed on Ferrari’s badge feels rather proud on the bonnet of this beautiful machine, one could infer. The retro-influenced, 2-door convertible is a simply gorgeous motor vehicle and holds the beacon for fine Italian craftsmanship. The aesthetic simplicity of the Ferrari California is mesmerizing: beauty, artistry, and history, complemented by mechanical prowess. What more could you want?

The First coupé convertible produced by Ferrari is imbued with a nod toward the styling of the 1960’s Ferrari 250, and this effortless sense of cool permeates every aspect of the car. Add to this a V8 twin turbo engine capable of reaching 316 km/h with 560 hp, and you have supercar you’ll want everyone to see you in this summer. It is the first fuel inject, front-ended V8 Ferrari in history and the thrill of the ride is quite unlike anything else we’ve experienced.

2) Rolls Royce Drophead

If you’re looking for something a little more luxurious then you needn’t look further than the elegant Rolls Royce Drophead. The opulent convertible is the foreword in motoring grace and is a clear choice for those looking for sophistication on the road. The Drophead offers an exceptionally comfortable ride, and looks equally at home on the streets of Monaco as it does cruising down Paris’ Champs Elysees.

Without doubt one of the most impressive and imposing convertibles on the market, the Rolls Royce Drophead still manages to reach impressive speeds thanks to its V12, 460 hp engine. The stylish vehicle exudes a sense of luxury as it moves towards its top speed of 240 km/h. Arrive at a chic event in the oversized vehicle to experience the ultimate sense of regality.

1) Aston Martin Vanquish Volante

Aston Martin has long been linked with effortless cool. The brand perpetuates a sense of style which befits a long summer drive along a turquoise coast. Its superb performance will encourage you to drive just one more mile, until the only boundary is the end of the road. As at home meandering down the French Riviera as it is through a chicane in the Alpine mountains, this is the supercar for those who need it all.

A V12 engine produces 573 hp and a top speed of 295 km/h, which is more than enough to keep your blood pumping in the summer sunshine, while the vehicle’s sense of cool will keep temperatures down in the summer heat. Unparalleled in the world of supercars, the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante is a pleasure to watch go by, let alone to drive. This is a supercar for every occasion.

The choices are wide and varied, but in our opinion there isn’t a summer occasion that wouldn’t be made better by one of these incredible machines. But what makes these three convertible supercars really special, is that far from being just a mode of transport to get you to an event – they simply are the event.

Have You Ever Considered Blogging?

If you’re reading this, you have to know what a blog is, since you are reading an article on one!

But have you ever stopped and thought to yourself “why just keep reading blog articles?” “Why not be more of a participant?”

People think that starting a blog is hard, but really it doesn’t have to be. Many people are up and running in less than an hour, usually around a half an hour or so is all it takes to get things working initially. After that, the content flows faster and faster the more you do it. It’s almost like riding a bicycle, really.

Blogging has a long and illustrious history, and if you look at the date for the first blog (1994!) it closely coincides with the birth of the first web browsers etc. that is to say the modern internet we all know and enjoy today.

I’m not going to lie to you and tell you that it’s easy to generate traffic to a blog. Especially today, there is a lot of content out there and some of it is almost never read. But quality content is a different story. People who write quality content and are not completely clueless about how to get across to other people will do much better than that, invariably.

Having an online presence in the form of a blog is often a very useful calling card in many industries. It lends to you credibility and allows people to verify many things about your character quickly and accurately. In fact, in many industries, the blog is even starting to replace the traditional CV/Resume for many reasons. The main one is that a CV just doesn’t really tell a potential employer or client what they really need to know about you! Blogs, on the other hand, are an excellent platform for showing off your expertise, debating issues related to your marketable skills products and services etc., and just in general demonstrating your knowledge and professionalism, all of which can be very impressive out there in the real world.

You may ask, why are we encouraging you to compete with us? Let’s just say there is room enough for those of you who are actually going to read this article all the way through, and do something about it. Even if you are in our field, we appreciate your company.

If you start up a blog based on this advice, or if you already have one and want to let us know how it’s going, please drop us a comment below!