“Sun, Sand—and a Whole New Sense of Myself”

By Sarah Gold for NextTribe.com

Serving as our resident travel writer (other than Tribe leader Jeannie Ralston!), Sarah Gold, below, taught us the ways of wording our observations and intentions during illuminating writing workshops, her contribution to our itinerary during the recent Next Tribe Stretch Your Mind, Stretch Your Body Present Moment Retreat in Troncones, Mexico.


Author Sarah Gold with the turtles she helped release. Photo: Amy Kawadler

Professional photo instructor Amy Kawadler led the group in honing eyes and rules of thirds with her expert photography workshops, as the mind stretching continued.

Meanwhile, I helped everyone on the “Stretch Your Body” part during my morning moving meditations.


Yep, that's me, caught during a meditative moment on the yoga platform. 
Photo: Paula Olivier

Here’s an outtake from Sarah’s beautiful take on the trip. Click for the full article. And note that it was so popular, we’re doing it again!  Sign up now to join for Part 2! Namaste, Next Tribers!

Sun, Sand—and a Whole New Sense of Myself

Sarah Gold was shy and skittish about joining a bunch of strangers on our most recent trip. But something fascinating happened under the tropical sun.

There probably aren’t many women out there—not sensible ones, anyway—who’d have to argue themselves into going on a group beach-and-yoga retreat at a tropical resort. But sense has never been my strong suit.

It’s not that I have any issue with temporarily running away from home: As a travel journalist, I’ve spent most of the past decade exploring some pretty off-the-map parts of the world. And I’m not averse to yoga classes and sunbathing, either—even though my…asanas are a little droopier than they used to be.

featured-imageOlga and Jean in front of the Be Here Now mural.


Grungy Gentleman at NYFW: Men’s, Autumn/Winter 2018

Sporty, athletic and relaxed summed up the looks from Jace Lipstein’s Grungy Gentleman menswear brand showing during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. Even when the clothing in question was tailored, like a handful of the sports coats shown. And why not? When you dress, design for, hell design with professional ballers, that’s the attitude that shines through.

Grungy Gentleman

Signature looks sauntering their way down Jace’s art-gallery runway were often Continue reading

Style Fashion Week New York:
Malan Breton’s Exotic Men + Women

Crafting beautiful exotic luxury clothing, this Taiwanese-born U.S. designer pulled out all the stops during Style Fashion Week in his New York Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2018 collection for men and women at a sizzling runway presentation at Cipriani Manhattan last week.Malan Breton

Malan Breton

Offering both structured tailored looks and sporty athleisure, Malan sent out Continue reading

Sanchez-Kane and the Lure of Sexx Toys

The covered art pieces on the runway prior to the show should have been a give away, if you didn’t already get the idea from the invitation. Artisanal sex toys?! Is there really such a thing?!

Sanchez-Kane Apparently, in Sanchez-Kane Mexico’s world. From the show liner notes that offered “Find your group of misfits and levitate together” to the plaster-of-paris penises Continue reading

Suitsupply’s Refined Tailoring Fits Guys to a T: AW2018

Originally founded in Amsterdam by Fokke de Jong, Suitsupply has quickly become a tailored staple for the well-dressed young dude. Whether it’s for his first take on tailoring or fun and affordable multitudes of wardrobe add-ons, these suits are well priced, exquisitely crafted and manifested in Italian fabrics. These are the break out style suits that won’t breaking the bank, prompting GQ to call Suitsupply theSuitsupply Continue reading

Men’s Style Day 1: New York Men’s Day

The quick spots shining on the models switching out atop small box platforms for the Krammer & Stoudt show during Monday afternoon’s New York Men’s Day session were disturbingly and frustratingly fast. After speaking to co-designer Mike Rubin, who said his wife, co-designer Courtenay Nearburg, wanted it that way and that snappers would get the picture if they were good enough photographers, I was still in the dark.

Krammer & Stoudt

It took me until after leaving the show to “get the picture.” The teasing, almost strobing effect of the spotlights highlighted (or obscured) the fact that all the Continue reading

Next Tribe’s Sobriety Support: I Can’t Believe I’m Not Dead Yet – Chapter One

So, recently I’ve been thinking and talking to others a lot about my memoir, full title “I can’t believe I’m not dead yet (but I’m sure glad I’m not). A tale of recovery, redemption and resetting….” (Wonder who will play me in the movie?! LOL!!!!.) But I just realized that I never linked to the first chapter that ran on NextTribe.com this past summer (full story linked here).

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NYFW Watch: The Spring Summer 2018 Trends

Autumn may be striking the seasonal clock this Friday, but you, dear reader, can be ahead of the curve on all the upcoming trends for Spring/Summer 2018, after the wrap of New York Fashion Week this past Thursday.

In front of The Standard, photographing You-Know-Who

Yes, that’s Fashion Whirled in front of The Standard after the Sandy Liang show, photographing You-Know-Who (shhhh, I mean stalking the wild Man Repeller, Leandra Medine)

How adorable is The Man Repeller, Leandra Medine

Just how flippin’ adorable is she, anyway?!!!!

Women’s fashion will be pretty and ultra feminine, with an athletic sportiness thrown in for good measure, and sheer to shiny designer manifestations key. Fanny packs made an unlikely return. But anything with sparkle plenty was fair game.

Check out highlights of some of the designer shows I attended: Continue reading