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Different movies call for different flavors. “The Bourne Identity?” Something spicy. A Jennifer Aniston flick? Sweet Caramel. “He’s Just Not That Into You?” Definitely cheese. With Cuisinart’s EasyPop Plus Flavored Popcorn Maker($79.00), you can custom pop every bucket of nosh to suit whatever mood or movie you happen to fancy. Pop up to 10 cups of popcorn in under 5 minutes, and mix in your favorite toppings and flavorings with the flip of a switch. Just consult the recipe booklet for some flavoring ideas and POP, your Friday night just got Chili Cheesier. One word of advice: if you’re planning on settling in with The Ultimate Oliver Stone Collection, we might suggest making a few extra buckets.
You’re never one to discriminate in any areas of life (just ask Oksana, Maria Consuela and Jing-Wei), so it should come as no surprise to you that one of the smoothest vodkas on the market today is made not a Polski, or even a Rooski, but a Tito($26.00)—and it’s comin’ at ya fresh from Texas. Tito Beveridge (yes, that’s his actual name), is a former petrol chemical engineer who produces small batches of this fine spirit in Austin, Texas, at Texas’ first and oldest legal distillery. Tito’s is micro-distilled in an old-fashioned pot still, utilizing the same process as fine single malt scotches and high-end French cognacs. This method takes more skill and effort than modern column stills, but the extra love and care is well worth it, making this smooth, delicious vodka the unanimous judges’ choice and double gold medal winner at the World Spirits Competition. One more delicious reason not to mess with Texas.
Like the Civil War gold, family jewels and Garbage Pail cards, all stashed in your safety deposit box, you like to keep important things together. Same concept goes with the BookBook iPhone Cover & Wallet($60.00). This clever little, pocket-sized, vintage leather looking piece holds your wallet on one side, and your iPhone 4 of 4S on the other. Its design ensures that you’ve got full access to all iPhone controls, ports and jacks, as well as easy access to your ID with its nifty thumb slide. As an added bonus, if you lose it, just use Apple’s Find My Phone service, and voila! You’ve found your wallet too. Now that’s what we call (Book)Book smart.