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Well, it’s official. Brooklyn is trying really hard to be cooler than you. Besides sharing a name with Sports Illustrated vixen Brooklyn Decker, and Posh Spice and David Beckham’s first born, Brooklyn now has its very own hooch—Brooklyn Gin($43.00). Blending old-world craftsmanship with today’s artistic culture, this small batch gin is largely handmade, from the cutting, pulping and peeling of the fruit that goes in it, to the distilling, filling, corking and labeling of the bottles. It’s made with fresh, all-natural, hand-cracked juniper berries and 10 other botanicals (five of them citrus peels) for a quality gin with a citrusy taste and crisp, clean finish. Sounds to us like the decision has already been made for you—you definitely want a little Brooklyn in you.
Ever since you got your hands on that SMV18 Smoker and those Bear Paw Meat Handler Forks, the first day of every week is known as Meaty Monday. That means no carbs, no vegetables, and definitely no fruit all day. (Nuts, however, are permissible). On Meaty Monday, when you get flank steak stuck in your teeth what do you reach for? Sissy minty floss is a clear violation of rules, so thankfully, the fine folks at Accoutrements have invented Bacon Flavored Toothpicks($2.00). These awesome tins come with 80 toothpicks steeped with the mouth-watering essence of bountiful bacon, and are graced with a rather classy pig on the slide-out cover. Kinda makes you wish every day was a meaty day, no?
It’s a typical Tuesday. You and your first mate are cruising at a sweet 8 mph. You’re flanked by man-o-rays on either side, and life is good. Welcome to your private Raonhage Ego Submarine. Proving unequivocally that snorkeling is for suckers, this semi-sub looks like a catamaran on top, with a sweet surprise on the bottom—your very own viewing bubble that’s 200 times stronger than glass of the same thickness. And if you’re feeling like Ringo it indeed come in yellow, along with cool white, pure red, French rose, lime green and Persian pink. Suck on that!
If your villa outside of Naples (or your nights drunk dialing Dominoes) has taught you one thing, it’s that nothing beats a perfectly made pizza. If only you could harness the power of making such a pizza in your own home. If only you had…a Grill Top-PizzaQue Stone($125). Get that brick-oven quality on your very own gas grill or in your oven with this awesome pizza baking stone. A removable, ceramic pizza stone made of porous clay guarantees a crisp crust every time, and the stainless steel base is sits upon comes with a built-in thermometer so you know exactly how to cook it just right. Perfect for calzones and homemade breads too. Consider yourself warned, Dominoes.