“Happy Hour” means a lot of things to a lot of different people. Instead of going out to drink beer and cocktails, I see Happy Hour in a slightly different way. In partnership with Perry Ellis, I’ve decided to show you guys the two things I do during that 5pm-8pm stretch that’s normally reserved for drinks in my city of LA.

GET COFFEE!!! 

LA is a coffee city. Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood. No matter the place, the fuel is caffeine. Espresso, latte, cappuccino, americano, iced americano and iced macchiato. Me? How about an iced sugar free vanilla (i’m a type 1 diabetic wanting that sweet taste okay?) latte with almond milk? Don’t judge me. Ok? Okay?

Los Angeles is home to some of the best coffee bars and spaces on the west coast. Whether you’re clocking in for a meeting at 5 or just on your computer getting work done at 6, they are the best places to work in a social setting. The coffee, combined with the warm weather, make the perfect happy hour combination.

The great thing about LA is the NUMBER of coffee shops. You can travel all over town to find the newest, best tasting spot. So that’s what I did. I ended up in West Hollywood.

I combined the Perry Ellis Navy Linen Suit Jacket (with hyperlink) with a basic white tee and the Twill Tech Shorts (with hyperlink). This allows a classic look with a modern, comfortable twist.

Furthermore, you can create a third look by simply removing the jacket when it gets a little too hot! From summer meeting vibes to beach vibes in 2 seconds.

EAT ALL THE FOOD!!!!

Whilst it’s true that LA runs on coffee, LA wouldn’t survive without it’s food. That’s why there is such a big selection. The ever changing population leads to a rich, complex food scene. With food in LA, you don’t need a drink to have a good time. 

Inside the wide city parameters you can try out hundreds of inexpensive but delicious cuisines. On one hand you could go downtown and try the best ribs you’ve tasted on the west coast or head to Beverly Hills to sit in luxury whilst you’re served up the best pasta this side of Italy. LA is a fusion of various food thoughts and ideas. Mexican, Chinese, Indian, El Salvadoran - LA’s ethnic foods stand above the rest. You don’t need to drink during happy hour but you certainly need to eat. 

I balanced the Short Sleeve Exclusive Acid Print Shirt (with hyperlink) with a pair of Slim Fit Solid Sateen 5 Pocket pants (with hyperlink). I love the cuban feel of the colors and textures. It made me feel like I was on vacation in my own city. Combined with the cuban salad I was having and it doesn’t get much better than that.

 

I have some great news. Perry Ellis is having a GIVEAWAY! Do you want to win a $1000 Perry Ellis gift card? Here's how!

In order to register you must:

- Register at this link: http://bit.ly/PerryEllisGetHappyGiveaway

- Follow @PerryEllis on IG

You must enter the giveaway by May 15th with the winner announced that day, only one entry is allowed per person and it's only open to those in the USA. Good luck!!

 

Hope you all enjoyed this little look into my life in LA! Big thanks to Perry Ellis!

Blake

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