Events

Cold Cases

The X-Files: Cold Cases audiobook is now available on Audible. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.
My childhood nightmares are being revisited! *yikes*

After 208 episodes, 10 series and 2 feature films, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are back once again as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully in a new audio drama – The X-Files: Cold Cases!

Released on July 18th, X-Files: Cold Cases takes place after the events of X-Files: I Want To Believe. The audiobook tells the story of Mulder and Scully coming out of anonymity to face a growing conspiracy that involves not only their former investigation bureau but also the US government and creatures from out of this world. *hides under the bed* Expect a mind-blowing soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures and humming space crafts. Listeners get to experience The X-Files like never before, so there’s no better time to start your FREE trial with Audible!

I Want to Believe. The X-Files: Cold Cases audiobook is now available on Audible. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.The X-Files: Cold Cases audiobook is now available on Audible. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.Flukeman. The X-Files: Cold Cases audiobook is now available on Audible. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.

I Want To Believe…

Last week, Audible invited me to witness a staged alien autopsy in the newly opened Postal Museum. This was my first ever immersive experience and it was perfect because I’m a huge fan of The X-Files. *duh* I spent most of my childhood watching (and rewatching) episodes of the hit TV series. Therefore, this was the most nostalgic day of my life.

Tasked with cracking a case from a never-before-released X-Files archive, I had to solve the mystery of the terrifying creature Flukeman’s escape and missing agent Scully. This one of a kind experience brought me closer to the world of Mulder and Scully as I used my senses and intuition to progress through a number of rooms. There was a lot of file-digging and sign-searching, which I really excelled at. *Who would’ve thought?!* Also, I managed to bring a little bit of comedy to this monstrous X-Files escapade with quirky one-liners and sass. Yasss!

On a quest to find agent Scully with Laura Rubyte (Laura Workman) from Bouncy Venture. The X-Files: Cold Cases audiobook is now available on Audible. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.

X-Files: Cold Cases is now available on Audible (£7.99)! Watch the trailer below:

Thanks to Audible for sponsoring this post. However, all views are my own.

Life Style Tech

Feel Your Halo

Feel Your halo. Wearing H&M Oversized Top, Zara Faux Leather Trousers. Halo Tank Kit 02 from e-cigarette direct. Snapped by Neil Thornton. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.

Chasing clouds…

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw tons of daily story posts of me acting like a smoke machine at nightclubs and creating show-stopping theatrical smoke performances in my bedroom.

Vaping is something that makes me feel very relaxed and inspired. Quite often, I just sit somewhere, vape and think about life. *What should I do tomorrow? What's on sale at ASOS? What did I have for breakfast? How much did I really spend on Uber last night?* Inhaling smoke in my lungs really helps me to gather my thoughts and really make life-changing decisions. *Should I order Dominos tonight?*

Surprisingly enough, I never smoked cigarettes. I wasn't a fan of tobacco. Therefore, I convinced myself that (one day) cigarettes will taste like fruits and candy, and I'll be the first one to jump head-first into this craze… So, I didn't wait too long to let that one happen, right? haha

Feel Your halo. Wearing H&M Oversized Top, Zara Faux Leather Trousers. Halo Tank Kit 02 from e-cigarette direct. Snapped by Neil Thornton. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.

Halo Vape Kit 02

Several weeks ago, I was introduced to Halo Vape Kit 02 – a simple to use and easy to upgrade vaping kit. It is perfect for those who are new to vaping and it definitely meets the needs of a more seasoned user (e.g. moi).

Right out of the box, the Halo Vape Kit 02 makes the perfect starter kit with easy setup and simple functionality. The kit is compatible with 3 types of coils and comes with a complimentary juice pack of your choice. My favourite one is Halo Menthol Blast, so give it a try if you like a cool-mint taste.

Overall, the product is very powerful but doesn't consume as much juice as my previous kits. *thumbs up* The matt black model feels really nice in hand, whilst 1.0 ohm MTL coil offers a satisfying hit when used with stronger e-liquids. 

Scroll down for your chance to win Halo Vape Kit 02. This is my first ever giveaway, so I'm very excited to gift this epic vape kit to one lucky reader of Mr. Salt and Pepper! *scrolls down*

Feel Your halo. Wearing H&M Oversized Top, Zara Faux Leather Trousers. Halo Tank Kit 02 from e-cigarette direct. Snapped by Neil Thornton. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.Feel Your halo. Wearing H&M Oversized Top, Zara Faux Leather Trousers. Halo Tank Kit 02 from e-cigarette direct. Snapped by Neil Thornton. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.Feel Your halo. Wearing H&M Oversized Top, Zara Faux Leather Trousers. Halo Tank Kit 02 from e-cigarette direct. Snapped by Neil Thornton. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.

SHOP: Oversized Top from H&M | Faux Leather Trousers from Zara | Halo Tank Kit 02 from e-cigarette direct

Snapped by @iamneilthornton

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Events Tech

Sony Xperia Touch

Sony Xperia Touch launch event at Carousel London. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis. Takumi app.Sony Xperia Touch launch event at Carousel London. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis. Takumi app.

When surfaces come to life!

Just when I thought the tech world couldn’t come up with anything new… Sony storms in and introduces Xperia Touch – a revolutionary addition to the smart home category!

The Xperia Touch uses Sony’s SXRD projection display technology, which allows users to stream videos, play games and just create whatever they want on any surface. The projector can stretch up to 23″, making it the biggest Android screen in the market. I was very impressed by how responsive it is. It is unlike anything I’ve seen before… and I’ve seen a lot!

Check out their promo video below:

Last week, I was invited to Sony Xperia Touch launch event at Carousel London. The event showcased Xperia Touch portable projector and its features. We were one of the first to test Xperia-Touch-optimised apps such as the Interactive DJ deck, Fruit Ninja and Math Attack. Wimbledon was also being broadcast on the wall.

I was so stoked to be a part of this experience, especially when I got to put together a DJ set featuring songs by Britney Spears! *oh baby baby*

Throughout the night, we were served some epic gin cocktails provided by Tanqueray and rolled ice-cream by Pan N Ice. *the best launch event, ever* My personal favourite was Strawberry Nutella rollie.

The event was also an opportunity for me to meet new bloggers and content creators who work with similar brands as I do. So, I sense some amazing collaborations coming up in the near future.

Sony Xperia Touch launch event at Carousel London. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis. Takumi app.

Sony Xperia Touch is now available, exclusively through Selfridges (£1,399). I’d strongly recommend checking this one out!

Thanks to Sony for sponsoring this post. However, all views are my own!

Playlists

Spice and Shuffle 05

Party the night away! Spice and Shuffle 05 Spotify Playlist. Curated by Skirmantas Petraitis, editor of Mr. Salt and Pepper. Features songs by BOSCO, Speakerfoxxx, Calvin Harris, Katy Perry, Dua Lipa, Jaded, KLP, Brenmar, UNIIQU3, Jess Kent, David Guetta, Justin Bieber, ZEDD, Liam Payne, Lao Ra, Luis Fonsi, Gjan, Hippie Sabotage, Cedric Gervais, Julia Michaels, Starley, Aluna George, Martin Solveig and Promnite.

Party the night away!

*Wowzers!* It’s been almost 3 months since my last Spice and Shuffle” playlist!!! How could I let this happen?! I was hoping to have a new playlist ready on my blog in May, but I got so busy travelling, working and just doing my own thing that I didn’t get a chance to put together an epic playlist. *soz*

According to last.fm, I listen to about 100 days of music every year – that’s almost 1/3 of my life! *jaw drops* From commercial pop to alternative rap, my taste in music is very diverse. I try to compile a list of songs that best reflect the time of the year for me. So… Summer is all about those summer hits – songs that keep you up all night and, boy, this might be THE soundtrack of summer 2017!

The alternative rap duo from Atlanta – BOSCO and Speakerfoxxx – are my artists of the month. We have 2 of their songs on this playlist – “Acting Up” and “Shooter” – definitely give them a listen! *on repeat, all summer*

So, without further distractions, here’s my 5th edition of “Spice and Shuffle” playlist series – I hope you like it:

Don’t forget to follow Mr. Salt and Pepper’s Spotify profile to stay up-to-date with the latest music. I’m always up for hearing new music, so please feel free to email me your suggestions!

Style

Shady Whittaker

Shady Whittaker. Wearing EYKI Watch from TrendHim, Zara Sweatshirt, Zara Trousers in Khaki, Sunglasses from Garrett Leight California Optical and Geox Boots. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.

Boys who blog together.

I find it hard to believe that it’s the end of the 2nd quarter of 2017!

My goal this quarter was to extend my blogging network and… boy… I sure did! From networking events to product launches, I had the opportunity to connect with so many talented people who share the same passion as me.

The first blogger I met and done some work with was Neil Thornton. Neil is the editor of a hugely successful men’s lifestyle blog, The Science of Appearance. At the moment, he’s planning his brand relaunch, which I’m very excited about.

From the day I met him at my local coffee shop, I knew that we were going to be doing some great stuff together. The thing I like about Neil is that he’s sassy but also very genuine. We share a long list of similarities and similar interests, but it’s our differences that really set this friendship above the rest. I’m really excited to see what we are going to come up with next! *plans our world domination, one insta post at a time*

Shady Whittaker. Wearing EYKI Watch from TrendHim, Zara Sweatshirt, Zara Trousers in Khaki, Sunglasses from Garrett Leight California Optical and Geox Boots. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.Shady Whittaker. Wearing EYKI Watch from TrendHim, Zara Sweatshirt, Zara Trousers in Khaki, Sunglasses from Garrett Leight California Optical and Geox Boots. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.

Project Chelsea.

On this particular day, Neil and I decided to explore the fabulous streets of Chelsea.

First, we went to the #SelfExpression exhibition at Saatchi Gallery (a.k.a. World’s No. 1 Museum on Social Media). The exhibition features hundreds of selfies from all over the world, including the infamous self-portraits of Frida Kahlo. *ohhh emmm geee* You can like each of her portraits by double-tapping on the screen next to it… I mean, is there a better way to show appreciation for Frida Kahlo?! I don’t think so! *considers entering the double-tapping competition*

Later, we were scouting about to find a spot that resonates with our current looks. I chose this little corner on Whittaker Street because I’m a huge fan of black ornate iron fences and this was probably the best-lit corner on this gloomy Saturday afternoon.

The look I was going for was very ‘chilled day out in the city’. The sweatshirt and trousers are from Zara, which I picked up on my recent shopping trip to Oxford Street. 

Last week, I was introduced to this super cool men’s accessory site TrendHim. From real leather bags to swanky watches, there are thousands of items available on TrendHim. In this shoot, I’m wearing a classic black watch from EYKI, which goes really well with everything I wear at the moment. I’m still waiting to receive an anchor bracelet to go with this watch. Therefore, I’m stoked to showcase this pair in my next shoot!

Shady Whittaker. Wearing EYKI Watch from TrendHim, Zara Sweatshirt, Zara Trousers in Khaki, Sunglasses from Garrett Leight California Optical and Geox Boots. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.Shady Whittaker. Wearing EYKI Watch from TrendHim, Zara Sweatshirt, Zara Trousers in Khaki, Sunglasses from Garrett Leight California Optical and Geox Boots. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.Shady Whittaker. Wearing EYKI Watch from TrendHim, Zara Sweatshirt, Zara Trousers in Khaki, Sunglasses from Garrett Leight California Optical and Geox Boots. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.

Check out Neil’s Instagram account (@iamneilthornton) for some sickening pictures taken by yours truly. *wink wink*

SHOP: The Classico Black Watch from EYKI (via TrendHim) | Sweatshirt from Zara | Trousers from Zara | Sunglasses from Garrett Leight California Optical | Boots from Geox (similar)