In the Closet of: Ethan Kokesh

Meet Ethan:

Ethan Kokesh is originally from Los Angeles, but moved to Dallas, Texas, last year. He came back to sunny California this past semester to study business marketing here at SDSU. Ethan’s most listened to artists are Drake, Big Sean and Travis Scott. He hates country. His favorite food is mac-n-cheese, he loves acai bowls and he can’t stand Texan style. You can always catch Ethan at the beach, and he and his mom were in one episode of “The Real Housewives of Orange County”. In 10 years, you’ll find him living in either L.A. or San Fransisco, being a stay-at-home dad.

Where are your favorite places to shop?

Topshop, H&M, PacSun. I worked at Hollister for a year during my senior year of high school, so I like to think I know the ins-and-outs of how retail stores work. Those stores just meet my standards: their clothes are made of good quality [material], for the most part, and they’re affordable, which is important because I’m a broke college student.

What does your everyday outfit consist of?

A t-shirt, flannel, chino shorts and Converse. I like my colors to be monochromatic. I like the way it looks – it’s chic, sophisticated and mature.

You’ve lived in three different places this past year (Los Angeles, Dallas and San Diego). How has your style changed, or stayed the same?

My style has gotten more “beachy” since I came to San Diego. I still like my monochromatic look, but my style has evolved. I don’t necessarily mean that I wear less clothing when I say “beachy,” but there’s definitely more color in my closet. I wear more vintage, washed-out t-shirts, and I’ve branched out from Converse to Vans.

What are the biggest differences in style that you’ve noticed between California and Texas?

People in California are more dressy. They look more mature and put together. People in Texas dress more casual, with oversized t-shirts, running shorts and Chacos. I like California style better. I personally think it looks more attractive.

What are you favorite things to do in San Diego?

Going to the beach, exploring different neighborhoods, eating at In-N-Out and walking around downtown. You can find a lot a of cool, random places walking around Little Italy. My favorite restaurant is Cheesecake Factory – I always get their margherita pizza. I definitely recommend looking around North Park, Kensington and Hillcrest.

What is one thing no one really knows about you?

I hate when my shirt is the same shade as my shoes. If I have a white shirt on, I have to wear dark converse, and vice versa. I just think it looks weird when I’m too “matchy-matchy.”

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3 of The Best Coffee Destinations in San Diego

Holsem Coffee 

2911 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92104
619-546.8542

What is not to love about Holsem Coffee? Located in North Park, one of the most hip and artsy neighborhoods in San Diego, this coffee shop exceeds all customer expectations. It has an incredible menu that includes a variety of exotic coffees and a delicious assortment of snack plates. The cold brew drinks are insane – some examples are Colada (a creamy coconut), Banana Bread (banana bread+milk+honey), Nutella (dark chocolate+hazelnut), Lemon Meringue (lemon zest+thyme+sugar+cream) and Gingersnap (fresh muddled ginger+nutmeg+maple syrup+cream). They also serve all sorts of teas, sodas and some amazing lattes! Who knew you could order a baklava or lavender latte!? This coffee shop also stands out due to its unique style. From the modern, sleek interiors to the catchy folk/ indie playlists to the creative menu, your experience here will be unlike any other.

 

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Moniker Coffee Co.

2860 Sims Rd, San Diego, CA 92106

What I enjoyed most about this lovely coffee shop was its open, airy interiors and comfortable environment. If you’re looking for a place to study, cultivate ideas or just relax with some friends, this is the place for you. There is seating both inside (there are a few couches, bar seats, and tables) as well as outside on the patio. The aesthetics of this place is amazing- there are succulents hanging, surf boards lined up along the walls, and old fashioned beach cruisers on display as you walk in. Moniker also has a wonderful assortment of pastries and specialty coffees and teas to choose from! I got the caramelized pear tea which had a sweet honey and baked pear taste. Amazing!

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Swell Coffee Co. 

2670 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014

3833 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109

There are so many perks to this beautiful coffee destination – its homey interiors, good eats, artisan coffee selection and overall great company values. I love the brick walls, wood panel flooring and many plants. Swell is the perfect study, hangout or causal lunch spot. It has plenty of indoor seating, with big tables that provide a lot of work space (great for college students or study dates), as well as outdoor and bar seating. The food options include an assortment of different sandwiches, salads, bowls and bagels. Swell also has smoothies, espresso drinks, lattes and much more! Check it out the next time you are in Del Mar or by Mission Beach and need your coffee or tea fix.

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