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Beau Champion
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(Menthol) Monday Libre

Pre: Shower and PAA ICE
Brush: Semogue 1305 LE
Soap: PAA Miami Libre
Razor: Schick Injector
Blade: ???? (3)
Post: Alum, Thayer's Cucumber WH and Pinaud Clubman

This midday Monday #sotd  was my third go with the injector.  I think I'm getting better with it.  Less blood this time, a DFS+ shave and little to no burn.  PAA performance and the wonderful scent of Miami Libre.  Normally I would pair a lime AS with ML, but I caught a whiff of Clubman when I walked to the vanity and took it as a sign.  If you are going to shave like your grandpa, why not smell like him? :D
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That hit of 'menth' can really get you going on a monday.
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Bourbon and Bay

Pre: Shower
Brush: Muhle STF 21mm in Horn
Soap: GG Bad River (custom, sample)
Razor: Schick Injector (on loan)
Blade: Unknown (2)
Post: Alum, Thayer's Cucumber WH and Derby City Chop Shop Winter Reserve Shave Tonic

I'm a day late photographing and posting my Saturday #sotd. This was the first shave I've been able to actually choose in two weeks!! I decided on Bad River because I wanted to use it before Baby Girl Coppage makes her grand entrance tomorrow. This was my first go with a Ginger's Garden soap and it preformed beautifully. I'm still getting to know the injector and ended up with some light razor burn.

The scent of the soap is Bourbon and Bay, and I really hate saying this, but it isn't what I expected. I was hoping for something very close to the Winter Reserve, but I find it a bit different. I get a good bit of vanilla and something else I can't put my finger on. I can't pick up the bay. I might be way off, but it makes me think of homemade root beer for some reason. Certainly not a bad scent, just different from what I expected.

Good luck tomorrow Mr. and Mrs. +William Lusk Coppage​​. I'll be thinking about and praying for y'all. And thanks for all of the great samples! I'll probably hold off on them until I see you back on here. 
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+Beau Champion yeah , usually when I'm on vacation I try to buy my stuff from one of those sites so I can get a bit of everything and usually takes me over the threshold for free postage. But there is always something thats out if stock that forces me to buy direct.
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Say Goodbye!

Pre: PAA ICE
Brush: Semogue 1305 LE
Soap: WSP Fougere Noir (sample)
Razor: EJ DE89L
Blade: Feather (3)
Post: Thayer's Cucumber WH and SC Integrity Balm

This was the final #sotd of #TitanicWeek (TitanicFortnight?) for me. I really enjoyed this 1 ounce sample of WSP. It was the first soap that really worked for me, and I've bought nothing but soaps since. It lasted am amazingly long time and gave me some great shaves. Good night, folks! 
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I love using my EJ DE89L. It gives me some of my best shaves. 
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One More?

Pre: Shower
Brush: Semogue 1305 LE
Soap: WSP Fougere Noir (sample)
Razor: EJ DE89L
Blade: Feather (2)
Post: Alum, Thayer's Cucumber WH and CC Bay Rum (sample)

This #sotd was a night shave, thus the shaverage. (It's from a brewery at the other end of the state that my local grocer finally began carrying.) This father blade is living up to the hype - super smooth results on my face and havoc on my neck. I'm going to have to completely reset how I've been shaving my neck.

I swear the soap reduced by half tonight. If I can get a good lather out of it tomorrow that will be all it has to give. I wish I had tracked how many shaves I got from this one ounce sample. It's been a bunch. I think with the Semogue and how I've been loading this week I have been using about 1 gram per shave. (I've been weighing it but not recording the weights.) Proraso Friday and then I get to reintroduce myself to my den! 
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+Beau Champion It's almost bye-bye time for "Fougere Noir". :-{D-
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Get it while you can!!! 
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Sorry if I came off bitter in my earlier post. I might have been a little hangry. 😊

I was just trying to answer all of the potential questions. This was more intended for the folks who know what it is than to try to let people know about the product. I plan to do that with my shave of the day posts and I know you gentlemen will too! 
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What a gentleman that +William Lusk Coppage​ is. He sent this to me out of the goodness of his heart. You folks are determined to down me in samples! And I love you for it!

Out of order: GG Bad River, SC Refreshment, SC Cream, Wickham's Club Cola, B&M Arctique, Knock Out Smores, Soap Smooth Ceret

So, that's one custom soap, one limited edition soap, one soap not available to the public, and 4 artisans whose products I've never used. Wow. 👏
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+William Lusk Coppage just full of awesomeness!!!! Woohoo! Congrats on the 2012 award my friend!!
+Beau Champion have fun with those samples. Let us know how you like them scents. I haven't tried any of those. Good stuff! 
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Spicy Sunday Shave

Pre: ICE
Brush: Muhle STF 21mm in Horn
Soap: CFG Trade Winds
Razor: EJ DE89L
Blade: Feather (4)
Post: PAA Cold Spices

A quick early morning #sotd before church. I reached for my EJ because I didn't want to rush the injector. Love this software! The feather blade has settled down and hit its stride. An all around good shave with some great products. I'm looking forward to getting reacquainted with my den this week. Have a great Sunday, folks! 
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+Justin Bailey yeah, that's why I use PAA as a benchmark, nothing comes close in my opinion on longevity.
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Proraso Friday!!!

Pre: Shower
Brush: Muhle STF 21mm in Horn
Cream: Proraso Green
Razor: Schick Injector (on loan from +Jeff Rydman​)
Blade: whatever Jeff sent (1)
Post: Alum, Thayer's Cucumber WH and WSP Summer Breeze

Proraso #sotd to honor #prorasofriday. I bowl lathered it, which is something I haven't done in forever. (I'm an unabashed face latherer.) This was also my first spin with an injector. I really liked this little guy! It's going to take a couple of more tries to get used to it, but it was a nice change of pace. I got a nice close shave, but I earned a couple of weepers for my effort. I was going to use Clubman, but decided to continue the menthol effect and wanted to enjoy a summer scent. There's no rush for me to use summer scents as it won't cool off in these parts until around October.

I love seeing all of the Proraso shaves today. I don't think I was the instigator, but I'm definitely the torch bearer for this cause. I enjoy this small way that we can all connect! Let's do this again next month! 😄
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Great shot and shave, Beau.
Thanks for starting Proraso Friday! 
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Tomorrow is #ProrasoFriday !!!  Omega and CO Bigelow are included!  Join us in revisiting the software that started many of us on our wet shaving journey.   
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Proraso and clubman sounds like a great idea!
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Hey, +Brent Jacobson​, Friday is Proraso Appreciation Day. 😊
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I appreciate it. :)
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Another One in the Books

Pre: PAA ICE
Brush: Semogue 1305 LE
Soap: WSP Fougere Noir (sample)
Razor: EJ DE89L
Blade: Feather (1)
Post: Alum, Thayer's Cucumber WH and F&C Black Powder

I forgot half of my shaving equipment when I took my #sotd picture. Oops! I really changed things up in the hardware department today. I've only used a Feather once before and I thought it was time to revisit. The blade started off a little rough (I'm not a blade corker/blue jean shaver) but settled in about halfway through the first pass. It got my face nice and smooth, but did a bit of a number on the left side of my neck.

I really enjoy the two Folsom & Co. aftershaves that I have samples of. These fall into the same category as Fine in that they have very simple ingredient lists - no Alum, glycerin, aloe juice etc. While some folks don't like that, I really enjoy it sometimes. Those other awesome ingredients can't leave me a little greasy in the warmer months, but no such trouble with F&C.

Oh, I decided to leave a goatee for the first time in a while. We'll see how long it lasts. I've been having some "blemishes" in that area and decided to give it a break for a few days. 
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That soap sample just will not quit will it!
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This is the Soap That Never Ends, It just goes on and on, my friend...

Pre: PAA ICE
Brush: Semogue 1305 LE
Soap: WSP Fougere Noir (respawning sample)
Razor: Standard
Blade: Rapira (4)
Post: Alum, Thayer's Cucumber WH and PAA Black Tea ASC

My #TitanicWeek  lives on!  This was my 8th #sotd  with this soap.  I took the day off yesterday, so I was mowing down about 36 hours growth.  Since I actually shaved before noon today, I wanted to use one of my PAA aftershaves so that I could enjoy the scent all day.  I decided to reach for the discontinued Black Tea. This one is a tough on for me.  I really enjoy the dry down.  It reminds me of Tombstone, without the rose.   It doesn't have gunpowder, but I find it has that similar dry smell and zero sweet much like Tombstone.  It does take a little while to settle down to the final scent stage.

This freaking soap just keeps on going.  It is definitely wearing down, but not quite out.  I am really hoping to 86 it before Proraso Friday.  If it somehow lives on, I will take a break to honor my first wet shaving product.
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+Will Maley that would make it done for Friday. I can live with that. 
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I have used this place several times for packaging/mailing and printing (usually invitations). I have been very happy with the level of service and quality of the work. Their prices are fair and their staff is great to work with. I have a friend who does my custom design work, but their staff seems very knowledgeable and I would use them if I didn't have a personal connection.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I stopped in here with my wife and two year old while sightseeing on 16th street. My expectations weren't very high, but I was definitely impressed. My dish (chicken bacon Mac and cheese) and my wife's (steak taco appetizer) were delicious and generous portions. I smoked several beers and all were good. The waitress did a very good job. The only thing preventing five stars is the prices. They aren't bad for downtown Denver, but they aren't a bargain.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I have been wanting to try this place for a while. I thought it would be a fun place to take visitors from Houston since they always take us to interesting and delicious restaurants there. When I saw on Facebook that they were participating in Restaurant Week, I made reservations. Side note: I ended up needing to alter the reservations and the employee who answered the phone was very nice and welcoming. They had a small but nice selection of beers on tap, highlighting the local microbrews. I was happy about that. I ordered a three course meal from the Restaurant Week selections. My cane salad was nice. The ingredients were fresh and well balanced. Little did I know that my experience had just peaked. My entree, shrimp and grits, was unimpressive. It didn't taste bad, but it was very underwhelming. The shrimp were small and had been frozen. For a restaurant in South Louisiana that shouts about LOCAL, this was very surprising. They garnished the dish with rosemary which led to an overwhelming flavor of rosemary in the food that it had touched. The grits were okay, but a little on the stiff side. For dessert I had the fried cheesecake. I'm not sure if this was a restaurant week special, but it was a little on the small side. I also found it to be a little lacking in flavor. I wiped all of the sauce off of my plate in order to get some flavor into the dish. When the bill arrived, my beer had cost me $6.75! I'm glad I only had one! The most that beer would cost you anywhere else in town is $5, which is inflated. Most places have it for $4. I had high expectation for this place and maybe that was my mistake. I won't say that I'll never go back, but I'm going to want some evidence that things have changed.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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I emailed Allied (and a few others) about tires for my wife's car. Their responses were great and speedy. They emailed me when the tires arrived so that I could get them installed. It took about an hour. I will definitely use them again.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
My favorite Mexican restaurant in Baton Rouge. The food is not your typical "tex-mex." The tortilla and bean soups are very good. The alambres is amazing.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago