Ya face. It’s what gets you smacked, smooched and sought after. It’s your ambassador to the world. Don’t let it go to hell. Trust your epidermis to the Skin Care Set by Baxter of California($42.00), created by Baxter Finley, the “unsung father of the modern men’s skincare industry” in 1965, straight out of Beverly Hills. This trio of face wash, herbal mint toner and oil free moisturizer is your secret weapon to get you and your face out of (or into) any kind of jam you require, or desire.
Your trip to the Banzai Pipeline is almost completely set. You’ve got your brunch resi’s with Laird and Gabby, a case of Hawaiian Tropic, and more Don Ho on your iPod than you actually feel comfortable with. The only thing missing is a new surfboard. Perhaps this Chanel Surfboard($9,000) might be worth your consideration. Shaped in monochrome carbon fiber, polyurethane and fiberglass, these luxury boards are available in black, white and red, and all feature Chanel’s signature logo. Our one word of advice? Don’t forget the Sex Wax.
Certain things in life deserve to be celebrated. A victory in the Superbowl. New Year’s Eve. The destruction of sensitive documents and/or photos that threaten to tarnish your otherwise lily white reputation. Now you can rid yourself of such evidence and create your own party confetti all in one fell swoop, with the Bridge Paper Shredder($50.00). This small but stylish paper shredder is discreet enough to sit on your desk, then fit onto virtually any wastepaper basket when it’s needed. It’s battery operated, incredibly convenient, and available in either blue/white or brown/white. If saying goodbye to those Polaroids from Cabo aren’t reason to celebrate, we really don’t know what is.
Whether it’s canoodling with the neighbor’s poodle or napping in the East Wing (which he KNOWS is forbidden until summer), Fido sometimes gets his nose where it doesn’t belong. Now, with the TAGG Pet Tracker($100/monthly plan), you can see exactly where he is 24/7. Just attach this simple GPS device to his collar, and use your computer or smartphone to see just what that furry fiend is up to. You can even set up a Tagg zone of places he’s supposed to be, and if he roams outside the zone, an alert system will let you know. Which means no lost dogs, and no more surprise litters for you OR Fido.
For you, Avatar was a gamechanger. That tall, lithesome body, the beautiful blue skin, the cornrows, the tail—WHOA. Easy there, tiger. The point is, you like 3D movies. And you see a lot of them. (Or, perhaps the same one, over and over and over.) It might be time to invest in a pair of your very own stylish 3D glasses you won’t want to toss after the credits roll. Like these Gucci 3D Glasses. These aviator style shades don’t just look cool, they actually improve your 3D viewing experience, by using a high-tech, multi-layered mirrored coating that enhances contrast, and allows over 98% of visible light through—perfect for a cinema environment. There’s also an anti-reflective coating on the back of the lens that reduces scattered light, glare and blue light for an overall superior viewing quality. Now, let’s get back to that naughty Navi vixen we were talking about…
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($4.00). 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($100). 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.
So you’re a guy who likes a nice scented candle. The soft glow accentuates your eyes, and you adore the fragrance of jasmine and honeysuckle. So what? Does that make you any less of a man? A little bit soft? Tell you what, don’t answer that, and pick yourself up a Pistolight($4.00). Designed by SOODA e, this nifty little contraption transforms any disposable lighter into a tough, gangsta piece (literally). Just pop any standard disposable lighter into the shaft and BOOM! Ready, aim, and…fire. You also might consider picking up the Blind Barber Tompkins Candle. As far as manliness goes, we’d say the smell of leather out-testosterones lilac any day.
You know, you and director Elia Kazan are pretty similar. His movies have won tons of Oscars. You once won an Oscar Meyer Wiener eating contest. And while your incredible performance will forever be remembered by the plaque in your basement, Elia’s greatest work is gathered here, in The Elia Kazan Collection($160), selected by Martin Scorsese. These fifteen movies include unforgettable performances from Hollywood greats, like Marlon Brando, James Dean, Warren Beatty, Natalie Wood and Walter Matthau, in movies like On The Waterfront, A Streetcar Named Desire, and East of Eden, just to name a few. Scorsese kicks off Disc 1 with a documentary about Kazan’s life and career, including his role in the infamous McCarthy hearings. Fire up the grill and stock up on buns—it’s gonna be an Oscar fest tonight.