Working it out – 5 training myths

People exercising at the gym

Does MORE always equal BETTER? To learn the ins and outs of what is best for our bodies, The Gin Joint went straight to the source and got the 411 straight from Dr. Brett Osborn – neurosurgeon and bodybuilder, and author of Get Serious, A Neurosurgeon’s Guide to Optimal Health and Fitness. 1. More exercise is […]

Almost Human


Critiquing one of our OWN writers projects isn’t always easy. Almost Human  Almost always when left to my own devices as a teen I would watch horror movies.  There was something about them I always connected with.  I would watch anything-possible good and bad and the awful.  They were all magnificent in their own way,  you […]

East Dane – The Gin Joint Giveaway


We received compensation to facilitate this giveaway. All opinions are strictly our own. I find a certain confidence that comes from the RIGHT clothes. I know it helps me a bunch (yeah that’s right men do the retail therapy thing too) to shop when I need a lift.  One of my favorite places to shop […]

I’ve got a #FloridaWish


This post has been sponsored by Marriott’s #FloridaWish campaign. All opinions are strictly my own. I’ve got the itch to get out of town…living in Central Florida, and being able to get away in South Florida is an amazing treat!  I moved here because it seemed like a vacation every day, but unfortunately with work…I […]

Lincoln MKC trip

Ben polo Lincoln MKC

I love being treated like a VIP and a few weeks ago I went to Santa Barbra with Lincoln for the debut of the MKC and was treated like a celebrity.  I know that a lot of the time I come off as gruff, I play rugby, like doing manly, things and I drink barrels […]

Last minute Father’s Day gifts #1

UA 2.0 sunglasses

Once again The Gin Joint brings the best of Father’s Day to Champagne Living’s readers. With so many of us running out the night before for those last minute gifts, here are a few on our MUST GET list that will impress dad! Father’s day is a wicked tough day to buy a gift for.  […]