Chill Out Man
Even though your Mercedes-Benz Style EC145 Luxury Helicopter has a spacious cabin, you don’t want to clutter it with an ice bucket. The Corkcicle ($24.00) is the ideal tool for keeping your Beaujolais and Chardonnays the perfect temp at 10,000 feet. Simply insert the frozen icicle into the bottle and let it moderate the temperature from within. It’s the coolest thing since your Transparent Canoe.
A Hot Upgrade To Your Weekend Bag
Recycling is so 2010. The latest trend in eco-friendly goods is “upcycling” –the process of converting used materials into newer, better products. The One Night Bag from Elvis and Kresse ($340) is both upcycled and upscale. Created from de-commissioned fire hose, each bag is a true original with unique markings that only 25 years on the force could generate. And like your “upcycled” home in Curacao, it’s a great conversation piece.
The Big Wheel Is Back
When you rode your Big Wheel through the neighborhood, all the boys wanted to be you and all the girls wanted a piece of you. Not a lot has changed since then, except maybe your amount of facial hair and, of course, your ride. The Peugeot Velocite continues the three-wheeled legacy as a hybrid vehicle equipped with a zero emissions electric motor and motorcycle suspension that will ensure that even in 2020, you’re still the coolest guy on the block.
The Pride Of Davey Jones’ Locker
Growing up, as you did, on a multitude of various water vessels–ocean liners, catamarans, banana boats–you have an immense respect for the sea, and know all too well the stories of its perils. Yet perhaps there is one legend you are not yet familiar with–that of the Kraken. Allow us to explain. A magnificently evil, tentacled beast, the Kraken is said to have taken down a ship leaving the Caribbean islands, carrying an immense quantity of black spiced rum. The rum therein was named for the merciless sea monster that destroyed the very sailors who died trying to deliver it, and is said to be as black, strong and mysterious as the ink of the beast itself. Despite its calamitous past, Kraken Rum ($21.00) actually has a wonderful flavor to it, with overtones of vanilla and cloves, and a hint of underlying cinnamon. While Kraken is tasty enough to drink on its own, it also mixes well with others. The lost barrels are sure to be the highlight of Davy Jones’ locker.
It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
When it comes to most things in life you’re a purist, but there are times when you’ll make an exception (your girlfriend’s lady lumps being one of them). The traditional Douglas Fir is also a grey area (though admittedly, not as fun). Rather than bring in a dirty, wet, needle-shedding shrub into your sanctuary, you usually opt for a fake tree. But even a fake tree needs a stand. The Rustic Barrel Planter ($130), with scalloped wood grain planks crafted of fiberglass and banded in faux-antiqued iron, has just the right amount of panache to make it feel like Christmas. Much the same way that a great push-up bra makes those lady lumps look authentic.