The Secret Gems of Australia

Get ready to explore one of the most idyllic natural wonders of the world. Of course I'm talking about Australia! From the outback’s warm auburn hues to the cool coastal blues of the ocean, the Australian...

CABO RISING

by Hiko Mitsuzuka (@TheFirstEcho) If you were to take the scenic coastal roads of Malibu, the decadence of Vegas, and the film festival prestige of Cannes, the result would resemble the Los Cabos of...

Great Getaways: Glen Ivy Hot Springs

by Hiko Mitsuzuka (@TheFirstEcho) Photo: Glen Ivy In 2018, we're all about wellness, especially after all of the stress-inducing shenanigans that played out across our news feeds last year. And that's why...

West coast road trip, part 2

Although we had a great night sleep, our day start would start early as we were going on a hike at Torrey Pines Gliderport + La Jolla Trail. Very early, as in we were out by 8:30 a.m. Lucky for me, I survived...

West coast road trip, part 1

Every once in a while there’s a time in your life when you feel like you need to leave it all behind and escape. Why? Work, family, friends, stress? For me, it was because I needed a break from technology....

How to Make the Most of Your Next Trip to San Diego

Travel, whether for business or personal reasons, can be a great way to explore destinations that you don’t see every day. Outside of handling business or getting some much-needed rest and relaxation, the...

NYFW Diaries, part 4

One of the most anticipated events of the week – if not the season – was the opening night of the The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition New York from legendary watch brand Petek Philippe...

NYFW Diaries, part 3

Going to bed late didn’t make me want to wake up early. I wanted to make it to the Katama (katamaswim.com) presentation on a stationary sailing boat docked at Pier 25. Truly. Garrett Neff, top male model and...

NYFW Diaries, part 2

Taking the morning to relax and enjoy my breakfast at Eataly, I decided it was best to take it slow because the rest of the day was spent on my feet and in the heat. After getting ready (and making sure I...