From student athlete to investment banker to the treasurer of the University of Miami, Charmel Maynard is an expert in balancing work and play. Here are some of the best elements of his 305 Style.
“Principles is one of those books that is applicable for anything in life, whether it’s in business, school or relationships. It just keeps you on target in making good decisions.” Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables; 305-442-4408; booksandbooks.com.
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“Reggae Sundays at Wynwood Yard hosted by Kulcha Shok Muzik. The setting, the food, the music; when you put it all together, it’s a great way to unwind.” 56 Northwest 29th Street, Miami; 305-351-0366; kulchashok.com/reggae-sundays.
“I’ve been collecting watches for a couple of years, and this one, the IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun, to me is the perfect watch. It’s understated. It’s not flashy or gold or in-your-face.” 140 Northeast 39th Street, Suite 125, Miami; 305-507-7488; iwc.com.
“I love wearing different all-natural scents from Le Labo for the office or for going out. I can’t tell you my favorite though — that’s a secret!” 2659 Northwest Second Avenue, Miami; 786-636-6928; lelabofragrances.com.
“I wear these Common Projects sneakers every single weekend with every single outfit I have. I’ve worn them with suits to weddings and events. It’s literally the perfect sneaker.” commonprojects.com.
“I like that the Herschel Heritage bag from Basico is super-minimalist. It’s one zipper, one pocket, but it can easily fit your laptop or your sweater. It’s sort of that Goldilocks backpack: not too big, it’s not too small.” 2347 Northwest Second Avenue, Miami; 786-360-3688; shopbasico.com.
“The whole concept of Ministry of Supply is having functional work clothes that perform like athleticwear. Specifically the socks: They feel like socks you’d work out in, but they look like formal dress socks.” ministryofsupply.com.
“Given that I’m the treasurer of the university, I listen to NPR’s Planet Money and Freakonomics Radio to supplement politics and world news with some finance-specific news. They’re all just that right length for those of us who don’t want to listen to a two-hour show.” npr.org/podcasts.