Photography: Josh Paul Thomas, Stylist: Taylor Brechtel
Casey Ryan is an actor, model, writer and all around awesome guy. We asked him what his favorite things were, and he hooked us up with some awesome tips.
1. TV SHOW:
“Bloodline” on Netflix. I love character driven thrillers, and Kyle Chandler is one of my top 3 favorite actors of all time. My roommate and I have been craving a binge-worthy show since “House of Cards,” and this is definitely it.
Kygo. 23 year old DJ from Norway. I watched his whole set at Coachella and haven’t stopped listening to him since. Perfect vibes for spring and summer. Check out: “Cut Your Teeth,” “Firestone,” “ID,” and my personal favorites, his “Younger” and “I See Fire” remixes.
I normally go for something neat and simple, not too sweet or syrupy, however, I recently had a guys’ dinner at Willie Jane on Abbot Kinney in Venice, and I very much enjoyed their Coal Miner’s Daughter, which is Bourbon, ginger, with a little lemon, honey, and lavender. It was crisp and refreshing.
Jeans: Levi’s, dark blue or black. Tee: Ralph Lauren or T-Shirt Warehouse, solid. Button-Down: short-sleeved vintage. Shoes: Chucks or John Varvatos desert boots. Jacket: dark denim J.Crew. And then anything my stylist buddy Taylor Brechtel recommends.
5. SHADES & ACCESSORIES:
VonZipper FCG collection- Mayfield. I have them in both green and brown. Dress them up, dress them down; they make me feel cool in anything. Also, FRENDS Headphones.
6. SUMMER GETAWAY:
Cabo San Lucas! My best bud and I are going for a wedding, and I am so amped as I love everything about Cabo. Beautiful weather, beautiful women. There is nothing like an authentic Mexican meal with a large margarita while your toes are in the sand at The Office, and then finishing the night dancing away at El Squid Roe.
7. GIFT TO GIVE:
My go-to gift to give for engagements, housewarmings, birthdays, etc. has been a hard cover coffee table book, usually in the realm of film, fashion, photography, travel, architecture, and/or design.
8. THEMED PARTY:
I recently attended a ridiculously fun “Vintage Palm Springs” backyard pool party in celebration of the engagement of my close friends Richie and Courtney. The hosts went all out with décor, music, games, cocktails, and seated dinner.
9. SPOT TO GRAB A DRINK:
I am really digging a new spot in my hood called Ashland Hill. Ideal place to post up outside with a cold House Beer.
10. SPOT FOR MEETINGS:
There is a private collaborative creative space in New York City called NeueHouse. The design and aesthetic is genuinely cool, fresh, and ingenious. You can grab coffee or wine and meet in the library or conference rooms, as well as catch a screening by a local filmmaker, learn about the art in the gallery, or check out a live performance from all different styles of musicians.
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