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Redefining Happy Hour

Talun Zeitoun in a Perry Ellis neoprene track suit

In lieu of the typical

afterwork cocktail beginning promptly at — if you’re lucky in this town — 5PM (which, mind you, is something I like to indulge in on the occasion); I teamed up with Perry Ellis with the task of sharing some of the things I do during this time that would typically be reserved for a drink (or three, gauging the craziness of the workday). It seems counterintuitive, doesn’t it? Happy hour: digressing from work mode, but usually in association with colleagues you’ve been with all day; feeling relieved, but only for an hour or two, as fatigue or a possible headache ensues until slumber (maybe even through the next morning!). So, how can we add to our happiness outside of work in the hours that we’re given without any influence of consumption? Let’s investigate. Also, side note — because I’m really big on tangents and this is quite exciting for you guys — you can enter for a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree to Perry Ellis by clicking here (terms and conditions do apply as always*). Now back to it…



In partnership with Perry Ellis. All thoughts expressed herein are my own.

Talun Zeitoun in a Perry Ellis neoprene track suit

1. Go to the gym, but take the scenic route.

I hit the gym on the regular, but I usually have about one hour to get it done before work; or if I take a break in the middle of the day, I feel pressured to take the least amount of time. Given that the day’s technically over during “happy hour” and sunset isn’t until the 7 o’clock hour, there’s a lot more time to not only get a great workout in, but also put in some light cardio before and after via scenic routes to and from the gym. I’ve realized that I barely take advantage of the breathtaking views of Manhattan from Brooklyn Heights and taking this promenade, which is an additional 45 minutes out of the way, is a stress reliever in itself.


Wearing: Perry Ellis Neoprene Crew and Jogger // Photography: Paige Campbell Linden

Talun Zeitoun in a Perry Ellis neoprene track suit

Talun Zeitoun in a Perry Ellis neoprene track suit

Talun Zeitoun in a Perry Ellis neoprene track suit

Talun Zeitoun wearing Perry Ellis Spring 2017

2. Foster your creativity (mine’s through photography and videography).

Be it on a DSLR or your smart phone, we can’t help but accept the fact that we live in a content driven world. Perhaps mine a bit more than others with the blog, but regardless, visual content furthers individuals and businesses thanks to social media (emphasis on individuals for this purpose). Getting out there to capture your own perspective of the world with zero restrictions from anyone else and for zero purpose other than catering to your own happiness can be enlightening. And if you end up taking a photo or two than you really like, you can help but share (two birds with one stone down). I have a lot of personal goals when it comes to content through photo and video, so using this “happy hour” time as a dedicated moment add to the achievement of those goals is very fulfilling.

Wearing: Perry Ellis Striped Top and Tech Pants

Talun Zeitoun wearing Perry Ellis Spring 2017

Talun Zeitoun wearing Perry Ellis Spring 2017 Talun Zeitoun wearing Perry Ellis Spring 2017

What do you guys enjoy doing (besides having a cocktail) during happy hour? Oh, and don’t forget to enter for your chance at winning a $1,000 shopping spree!


* NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States, 18 years of age or older. The Giveaway begins at 12:00:01 p.m. EST on May 1, 2017 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. EST on May 15, 2017. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited. For complete official rules, visit perryellis.com/gethappygiveaway. Sponsor: Perry Ellis International, Inc., Miami, FL 33172

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