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JCrew: Abingdon Weekender Bag

If you like me, you have reached the aged of no longer being able to pack clothes for the weekend in a gym bag. Apparently at some point we all need to grow up, and look like an adult, so that’s when I picked up a JCrew Abingdon Weekender Bag. I now use this thing constantly, and a lot of people throw some pretty nice compliments.
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The Abingdon Weekender Bag is a great size, which makes it perfect for packing clothes to get away for a few days. It has a an outside pocket, which I usually put all my shaving products, cologne, and stuff. The exterior of the bag is made out of a waxed cotton canvas, which is extremely tough. I literally bump this bag into subway turnstiles, fire hydrants, cars – and no visible damage at all. I chose the Deep Olive color, but the bag also comes in Khaki and Navy.
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If you getting ready for the Spring/Summer, aka getting ready for taking the LIRR out to the Hamptons, pick up one of these.
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Bachelor Party Guide: New Orleans

Went to New Orleans for an awesome bachelor party a few months back, should have been two but had to back out of one due to no more vacation days. Here is a guide to ensure you have an awesome time out there – we got you covered.

Getting There:
Flight is only 3 hours direct from New York, and fairly cheap around $330 for a round trip leaving on a Thursday and coming home on a Sunday. Flew JetBlue, which had some flights leaving after work which was an awesome option.

Where to Stay:
The Royal Sonesta is located on Bourbon Street and Conti Street, smack in the middle of where you want to be. Definitely look into the suites, we had the two corner suites that ran along Bourbon and the side street – great place to watch/throw beads and pregame before going out. There is also a pool in the courtyard, decent size and can get pretty wild depending on the crowd. We packed coolers of beers and hung out there during the day, there is also a bar there which serves food – could get a couple dozen crawfish for dirt cheap.

Where to Go:
Bourbon Street is filled with bars, which are next to strip clubs, which are next to souvenir stores, which are in turn next to bars, and then to strip clubs ..etc. There are tons of places you could stumble into, and you are sure to have fun. You can drink in the streets, so go for their best beers from Abita Brewing Company and stay far away from those grenade drinks.

Penthouse Club is definitely the best of the strip clubs out there, with a couple of dozen women walking around and on stage (Quality and Quantity) Рit is where you want to be. They have a VIP Area in the back, which you could order bottles and cigars Рalso they have packages for groups  which you can check out prior to getting there on the Bachelor Party Link. This is also a 0.1 mile walk from The Royal Sonesta Рso even if you walk out @ closing time of 4:00am Рthere is a good chance you can make it back to your hotel without getting lost.

Harrahs Casino for  gambling, if you want to throw the dice or play some cards they have a casino which gets a little shady a night.

Where to Eat:
Acme Oyster is the best place to eat some seafood, do not miss going there. They serve a couple thousand oysters a night, there specialty the Charbroiled Oysters. They come out hot w/ melted cheese, creole seasoning, and some other ingredients – definitely the best oysters I have ever tried – Dirty French, was a very close second. Also order some Boo Fries, which come with roast beef gravy and melted cheese.The line is usually pretty huge, and depending on how late you go, only gets worse.

Mother’s Restaurant is pretty close to Harrah’s Casino, about a three minute walk. When hungover, order The Famous Ferdi Special which is ham, roast beef, ‘DEBRIS’ and au jus. If you don’t know what debris is, doesn’t matter – just order it. It will soak up all the poison you ingested a few hours earlier.