Precision Notes

Precision Notes

By Sabir Peele of Men's Style Pro
Welcome to Precision Notes -- A Men’s Style Pro podcast. We’ll be sitting down with creatives from all industries from fashion to fitness to get a better understanding of their process, struggles and successes.
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Leo Chan founder of Levitate Style
On this episode we sit down with Leo Chan, co-founder of the lifestyle blog Levitate Style. Leo and his girlfriend Alicia Mara took their hobby of creating style content while Leo was still pursuing his career in finance and expanded their reach into travel, social wellness and fashion. Today, Leo is one of the most recognizable faces in the content creator arena, gracing the pages of GQ, Men’s Health and countless other blogs. During this COV19 pandemic, we met up with Leo virtually to get a better look into his business and to see how’s he grown from immigrant to influencer  Visit - http://levitatestyle.com Follow @levitatestyle on Instagram Shop his first clothing collection - http://levitatecollection.com Sponsorship Note Season two of Precision Notes is brought to you by Lokal Hotel. Use code “LokalPrecision” at StayLokal.com to save 10% on your first stay at one of Lokal’s invisible service boutique hotels in Philadelphia. http://staylokal.com (discount expires 12/01/2020)
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May 15, 2020
Hadar -- singer / songwriter
On this episode of Precision Notes, we sit down with singer/song writer – Hadar. During our chat, Hadar talks about being inspired by 80’s & 90s r&b stars, while she was living in Israel and dreaming of coming to the States pursue her musical dreams. After spending many trips back and forth fro Israel to the US, while taken on odds jobs to save up to jump start her future, her path to some quite interesting turns. We hope you enjoy this episode, so please welcome to Precision Notes Podcast -- Hadar Follow her on Instagram at @thisisahadar Listen to her music on iTunes https://music.apple.com/us/artist/hadar/1353708588  Sponsorship Note  Season two of Precision Notes is brought to you by Lokal Hotel. Use code “LokalPrecision” at StayLokal.com to save 10% on your first stay at one of Lokal’s invisible service boutique hotels in Philadelphia. http://staylokal.com (discount expires 12/01/2020)
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May 9, 2020
Rick & Ky Cao - brothers & owners of P's & Q's shop
On this episode of Precision Notes, I sit down with Rick & Ky Cao, brothers & owners of the heritage streetwear shop – P’s & Q’s. Situated on South Street in Philadelphia, P’s & Q’s isn’t just a store to purchase thoughtfully curated clothing and stylish publications, Rick & Ky have created a culture that pushes the notion of community, education and family. From their early days in the Jordan resale game to their streetwear concept store Abakus Takeout in Chinatown, the brothers have always been lead by their passion for style and their love of Philadelphia. Now at P's and Q's, the duo has created a space where people gather, shop, get 1-on-1 moments with designers and celebrate life.  Follow at @psqsshop on Instagram to stay up-to-date with the brand Sponsorship Note Season two of Precision Notes is brought to you by Lokal Hotel. Use code “LokalPrecision” at StayLokal.com to save 10% on your first stay at one of Lokal’s invisible service boutique hotels in Philadelphia. http://staylokal.com (discount expires 12/01/2020) Photo Credit: Jillian Guyette -- http://jillianguyette.com/links
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May 1, 2020
Christina Henck -- interior designer & owner of Henck Design
Christina Henck is a premiere interior designer owner of the design firm Henck Design. The Philadelphia transplant has been cutting her teeth in the interior design business for over a decade, managing projects from the city to the shore for top athletes and many others. She’s also taken her talent to writing trend forecast for a variety industry publications and has even partnered with the Property Brothers. On the heels of opening here Henck Design showroom on the historic Fabric Row in Philadelphia, Christina has a lot of projects ready to roll out.  Visit: https://henckdesign.com/  Follow: http://instagram.com/think_henck @think_henck Sponsorship Note Season two of Precision Notes is brought to you by Lokal Hotel. Use code “LokalPrecision” at StayLokal.com to save 10% on your first stay at one of Lokal’s invisible service boutique hotels in Philadelphia. http://staylokal.com (discount expires 12/01/2020)
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April 24, 2020
Rodney McLeod - NFL Safety & Owner and CEO of streetwear brand Back of House
On this episode of Precision Notes, I sit down with Rodney McLeod. The undrafted super bowl champion with the Philadelphia Eagles and owner and CEO of the progressive streetwear brand Back of House. From juggling a growing business, a full-time professional football career, while coming back from injury – Rodney has continued to leave everything on the field and nows he testing his chops in the fashion game… Please welcome to Precision Notes, Rodney McLeod. Visit https://bohusa.com/ to check out the full selection of streetwear apparel. Sponsorship Note Season two of Precision Notes is brought to you by Lokal Hotel. Use code “LokalPrecision” at StayLokal.com to save 10% on your first stay at one of Lokal’s invisible service boutique hotels in Philadelphia. http://staylokal.com
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March 20, 2020
Jayel Lewis - Health & Fitness Expert
On this episode, we sit down with health & wellness expert Jayel Lewis. As a self-described health & fitness resource, Jayel’s journey has taken her around the world working as a personal trainer – but, if it wasn’t for a sales position at a fitness studio that she took on right out of college, her journey may have been completely different. Now she’s the director of health & wellness at one of Philadelphia’s premiere members only social clubs and can be seen in a variety of publications sharing her fitness (and gracing a few covers too). Follow @JayellLewis on Instagram Sponsorship Note Season two of Precision Notes is brought to you by Lokal Hotel. Use code “LokalPrecision” at StayLokal.com to save 10% on your first stay at one of Lokal’s invisible service boutique hotels in Philadelphia.
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March 13, 2020
Welcome To Precision Notes
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to actually work as a chiropractor, CFDA award winning designer or a professional athlete? No matter what career moves you may be trying to make or need a bit of inspiration to take that first step, we at Precision Notes are getting to the bottom of the creative process of carving out your career path. Weekly we meet with entrepreneurs, creatives and different professionals from all industries to get better insight on the details that make this successful — including the failures and surprises.
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March 10, 2020
Alex & Mike Lifestyle Blogger
On this episode, we sit down with the stylish Alex & Mike founders of the self titled blog Alex & Mike. From fashion to skincare and of course home design Alex & Mike turned their hobby (which was originally started as a creative release from their day jobs in the real estate & medical fields) into a flourishing website and social media following. During our chat, they take us through their journey of balancing working together as a couple on the blog and managing their full-time careers too. Follow @AlexandMike on Instagram Sponsorship Note Season two of Precision Notes is brought to you by Lokal Hotel. Use code “LokalPrecision” at StayLokal.com to save 10% on your first stay at one of Lokal’s invisible service boutique hotels in Philadelphia.
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March 6, 2020
Emily Riddell co-owner & pastry chef at Machine Shop Boulangerie
On this episode of Precision Notes, we sit down with Emily Riddell, co-owner of the South Philly-based, French-inspired Machine Shop Boulangerie. After spending time in Paris honing here baking skills. Riddell an accomplished pastry chef has spent time working at the renowned Le Bec Fin in Philadelphia, stents on the west coast and Lancaster Pennsylvania before opening the Best of Philly award winning bakery. During our convo, we talk about her willingness to always take risk, her love of chocolate and the future of Machine Shop Boulangerie #Chef #Philly #MachineShopPhilly #Bakery
51:56
December 23, 2019
Dr. Hava Rose (Chiropractor, Wellness Expert & Writer)
On this episode, we sat down with Dr. Hava Rose -- chiropractor, former body-builder and Muay Thai fighter. Hava gives us better insight on chiropractics as a valid medical practice and how her interest in wellness, writing and the ability to bring creatives together better helps her in her career.  You can follow here on Instagram at @hava.rose and book a chiropractic session with her in Philly at Hava Rose Chiropractic.
53:55
November 11, 2019
Davida Lovelace of VidaFashionista Interview
We sat down with Davida Lovelace of the lifestyle blog Vidafashionista and the new influencer hub Philly Influencer Mixer. We discuss her career journey from NBA Dancer, bank teller (and many jobs in between) to her switch to running her blog, styling and growing her brand footprint. We discuss some of the misconceptions of working in the blogging and influencer worlds from all angles.  You can follow Davida via Instagram at @VidaFashionista and @PhillyInfluencerMixer #fashion #style #retail #philly #blogger
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October 28, 2019
Interview w/ co-founder of Armstrong & Wilson luxury men's accessories brand - Ontario Armstrong
We sit down with half of the Armstrong & Wilson team, Mr. Ontario Armstrong. From their humble beginnings working the floor at Nordstrom to having their product sold there, Ontario gives us some insight to what makes their luxury men's accessories stand out in a saturated market. We talk about the misconceptions of being a fashion brand and how collaboration inspired the continued uptick in the brands quality from year to year.  The Philadelphia-based brand has reached the suit pockets of high-profile celebrities like Lebron James and has cornered the market on luxury pocket squares and ties, but, what's next?
1:19:22
October 11, 2019
Interview w/ menswear designer Michael Bastian
We sat down with menswear designer Michael Bastian at his New York apartment. After, stints at Ralph Lauren & Bergdorf Goodman, Bastian launched his CFDA award-winning namesake brand Michael Bastian. We talk his business and future of the brand.
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September 2, 2019