Even a seasoned globetrotter like youreslf can’t always escape a nasty case of jet lag now and then. While the dark circles under your eyes might be considered en vogue when visiting the Bangili tribe in French Congo, it doesn’t fly as well with your date at Babbo. Roll on Polaar’s Icy Magic ($26.00) to revive tired eyes and reduce puffiness. The alcohol and fragrance free roll-on is made with Tetrapeptides and Siberian Ginseng that stimulate and strengthen the skin’s natural defenses. So you can look refreshed and well rested in whatever time zone you happen to land in.
You’ve been stuck next to more than your fair share of chatty passengers from JFK to Heathrow. If only there were a way to turn all that personal baggage into something productive. English designer James Plumb has done it—figuratively—by repurposing old suitcases into drawers. The Vintage Suitcases Drawers are refurbished and housed in antique steel and tailor-made wood chests to make up a unique series of chests of drawers. No one set is exactly like the other, so you don’t have to worry that the one in your London flat will be too similar to the one in your West Village apartment.
Who You Gonna Call?
As a sucker for all things pop culture (can you say Space Invaders Salt and Pepper Shakers?) there’s nothing that satiates your appetite for nostalgia more than an edible tribute. The licensed Stay Puft Caffeinated Marshmallows ($15.00) play off the iconic Marshmallow Man with a gourmet twist. The delicious marshmallow morsels are packed with over 100 mg of caffeine, which will keep you awake through a Ghost Busters movie marathon no problem. However, don’t be surprised if you start seeing things when you come down from your caffeine high. We ain’t afraid of no ghosts!
It’s Getting Hot In Here
Before you can get your date to disrobe, you’re going to need to stoke the fire a bit. Take her up to the rooftop to see the amazing view and keep her warm with the Weber Fireplace ($130). The 29.5-inch-diameter fire pit holds enough logs to heat up a cool summer night, and its porcelain enamel coating is baked at 1500 degrees F to withstand the elements. Two wooden handles on the rust-resistant heat shield allow for easy extinguishing when you get the signal to head back indoors. It might be just the spark you need to kindle a little romantic excitement.