WORLD TRAVELLERS: ESSENTIALS & FAVOURITES
How to live (and why); Where to go (and how); What to eat & drink (and where)
MARK GAMO / 37 / APPAREL DESIGNER
Headphones: Sony WH-1000XM4.
Grooming brands: I’m not really into grooming, my hair is always messy so I wear a Stetson Open Road hat to counter it.
Luggage: Tumi and/or Velomacchi duffel bag; hidden pocket knife and a Guang Carbon Full Face helmet because I’m always riding wherever I travel.
Jet lag remedy: Mostly gin.
Most-used apps: Instagram; Netflix; Spotify; InShot, a photo editing app.
Magazines: META; Surfrider; Shooting Illustrated.
Newspaper: Los Angeles Times.
Airlines: Delta and Con Air!
Airport: I like Heathrow (London) and Changi in Singapore – once flew in at daybreak with beautiful colours over the ocean and city.
Hotels: For a ‘staycation’ – Petit Ermitage in West Hollywood; when travelling – Gaylord Opryland Resort; Hermitage hotel, both in Nashville, Tennessee.
Restaurants: Yang Chow in Chinatown L.A. has incredible Mandarin and Szechuan cuisine; Tavern On The Green, an iconic New York eatery within Central Park for terrific food and scenery.
Bars: Roger’s Exciting Tattle Tale Room in Inglewood, California – it’s so very L.A. with a lot of history and features in countless movies and TV shows – it’s the ultimate dive bar!
Stetson Open Road Hat.
Petit Ermitage in West Hollywood.
Watch: Casio G-Shock, great for all water activities.
Camera: Sony Alpha 6300; iPhone X.
Sunglasses: Black Flys, for the West Coast culture of sun, skate, surf and ride.
Fragrance: Burberry Brit Rhythm.
Jeans: Simon Miller is my all-time favourite, especially the M001Indio Raw Denim.
Trainers: Chuck Taylor Converse; Air Jordan 11 Concord.
Beer: San Miguel.
Wine: I like a sparkling French Rosé.
Cocktail: Gin on the rocks – preferably Tanqueray Ten.
Street food: I’m a hot dog guy – the best are still from Nathan’s.
Simon Miller Jeans.
Sony Alpha 6300.
Jet Lag Remedy.
Watching: A Long Way Up – Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s motorcycle documentary from Argentina through south and central America to L.A.
Reading: The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway.
Listening: I like a lot of Country music and am in deep with Tim McGraw right now.
Bike: BMW R 1250 Adventure or R 18.
Car: Jeep Whillys.
Destinations: I’d like to return to Mexico City – there’s great riding on the outskirts of the urban areas; Iceland – just get there an explore.