Category: Lifestyle

A Shot of Culture

From the boys of Florida Georgia Line comes this redefined, truly unique and innovative fusion of country, pop and hip-hop

F.G.L (Brian Kelley & Tyler Hubbard) released their newest creation which embodies everything the two believe in from cultural acceptance to enjoying the simple things in life. Before releasing their newest product, the fellas had already made their mark in the country music world. Having skyrocketed to success with hits like Cruise ft. Nelly, This is How We Roll ft. Jason Derulo and not to mention their latest single featuring The Backstreet Boys which has sold over 400K copies. Both Brian and Kelley knew that venturing out and growing the F.G.L name was the right move and this was the right time. The guys kept it country by focusing on the one thing all cowboys know how to do, drink! But Florida Georgia Line added more than just a wooden cask flavor to their whiskey and tastefully incorporated two of the south’s most traditional staples, peaches and pecans.

Old Camp Whiskey debuted the new bottle and made it available for the public at limited stores for those lucky few who could get their hands on it. Now the whiskey is sold through out the country with it’s home in Nashville, Tennessee at the guy’s most recent investment…The FGL House Restaurant & Bar. A multi-level attraction serving southern comfort food and dance floors that play everything from hip-hop to country. Yet again showing that these two boss-men have everything going right for them and want to share it with the world.

Visit to find a local retailer that carries this one of a kind whiskey and if you’re ever in Nashville show the guys some love by visiting the FGL House.

Luis Mercado – Entrepreneur/Actor

Boss Mann Luis Mercado is a native of Palm Springs CA, now residing in Los Angeles sat down with us to share his story. He began acting at an early age.  He was 8 yrs old when he started doign stand up comedy. He impersonated everyone from Jim Carrey to Chris Tucker to name a few.  Although he was involved in Theather througout middle school & high school, martial artis eventutally became his true passion. Training in sports such as Karate, Boxing, Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai & Wresteling eventually prepared him for his college career.  Shorftly after high school, Luis went on to wrestle for Palomar College where he served as a Team Captain and led his team to a 2007 California State Championship title.

After graduating from college Luis ran into a Hollywood manager who encouraged him to start an acting career. He decided to relocate to Los Angeles to purse his acting career and shortly after his move he booked a National Commercial for Amtrak which gave him all the confidence in the world to truly purse more work in the lm industry. A highlight of his career was securing a role along side actor Raymond Cruz in a national TV show “Major Crimes”. Throughout his acting career he has been able to book over a dozen National Commercials in addition to multiple TV shows. As an entrepreneur using his acting skill experience he was able to create initial content using YouTube platform that went viral in upwards of 10 million views, this sudden success led to a partnership with his long time friend to create a YouTube channel called “To Catch a Cheater”. The channel has grown to over 2 million subscribers on YouTube and Facebook within the rst year of existence, totaling over 400 million views. Luis tells us that his story is still being written and to stay tuned for the continued growth he is forecasting to have.

Luis continues to book acting jobs in addition to staying disciplined with his purple belt 
martial arts training under Sean Flannery (The Boondocks Saints). He trains at the Hollywood Brazilian Jitsu & MuaThai under world renowned coach Rafael Cordeiro. If all that was not enough, he also runs a rental company during his free time to make sure he stays productive with his time all day every day.  Luis’s daily life is definitely fast pace and exciting.

In addition to his acting career, Social Media and Internet success and rental property responsibility Luis also possesses a background in Psychology and Social Dynamics. At one point he taught body language seminars. Luis is very passionate about human behavior and learning patterns. A piece of advice he gives us is that it takes about 5-10 years to become an overnight success.


Back to the Future

Throwback to when wind breaker jackets and B-boys ruled the street and fashion scene. Well it seems like history does in fact repeat itself as these and many other iconic staples make a remarkable return, all thanks to technology. Yes, technology.

How you ask?…

Well ever since the release of the iPhone in the early 2000’s, everything from our watches, refrigerators and even vacuums have gotten smarter and more complicated to use. Causing everyone who isn’t a millennial to reminisce about the good ol’ days and wishing that they were doing the macarena at their high school prom. An even bigger component to the reviving of these classic styles is social media and the envious lifestyle it has created. Without a doubt, everyone has envied another persons life after seeing it posted on Instagram or Facebook and yet we still haven’t magically turned into that person.

So in order to gain that attention,those viewers, subscribers and likes…we must imitate the past. As many of you may have noticed that fanny packs made a small comeback (thanks to Coachella’s hipster party goers), as well as visors and all white vans (thank you Baby from Dirty Dancing). So to those who think that today’s fashion is hip and trendy, take a look at the past or better yet ask your parents to show you their high school yearbook. You’ll come to find out, that even like today’s music…it’s just a remodeled, repackaged idea.

Entrepreneur of the Month

It is important for a Boss Man to always celebrate success. Even more crucial is that they spread their positive energy and knowledge to the world and create a change. Like any true leader, a Boss Man must set the example and be willing to not only help others but take advice themselves. Like the old African proverb, “If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together.”

Sharing this positive energy helps create the foundation for success and that starts with humility and compassion.

Each month, Boss Mann will highlight an individual who has beat all odds and literally have gone from rags to riches. These people grew from the criticism they were dealt and knew that every high moment wouldn’t last and every low wouldn’t stop them. More so, they have helped others on their way to the top and set the standard for a true Boss Man.


A beautiful place filled with mystery and adventure.  It is a great place for those who love to hike they have tons of fantastic hiking places,  castles and it’s a photographers dream come true because of its greenery and classic forms and natural shapes around the countryside that you know without a shadow of a doubt no man made.  A must see to add to your bucket list!