Waiting until December to do your holiday shopping is a bit of a nightmare, and even if you do it all online, there's a good chance the gifts won't make it to you in time to wrap and put under the tree. This is where subscription-style gifts are a no-brainer—and no, we don't mean magazines, Mom. Food and liquor is where it's at. There are tons of super cool companies out there that offer subscriptions services that will deliver items to your door that you otherwise may not experience. There's pretty much something for everyone, even that tough "man's man" in your life. ... Read More
The Macallan recently revealed that fashion photographer Mario Testino is their fifth Master of Photography (previous incarnations have included Annie Leibovitz and Elliott Erwitt) and this time they did something a little different for their award-winning series. The famed spirits brand chose to bring its foundation stones, The Six Pillars, to life through Testino's vision and distinct style. ... Read More
Moët & Chandon’s Nectar Impérial Rosé Leopard Champagne is the six-liter limited edition bottle you will want on your table for the holidays. Decorated with 22-karat gold leaf, only 60 bottles were produced worldwide and only five of them were imported to the US from France. The Rose Demi-Sec Champagne brought in renowned French engravers Arthus-Bertrand to create the golden leopard spotted design on each of the bottles, making it an art piece that you can either display or crack open. It may be rare, but you can score one right now from CORX Wines & Liquors if you act fast. ... Read More
Nick Offerman is pretty synonymous with his Parks and Recreation character Ron Swanson and if it weren't for Offerman's childlike giggle, people would have a hard time knowing where Nick ends and Ron begins. Not only do they both have an impressive mustache that renders men and women speechless, they both can build nearly anything from wood and enjoy a nice glass of fine single malt Scotch. If you've seen Parks and Recreation, you may have noticed that Swanson loves Lagavulin—he even visits the distille... Read More
The James Beard Foundation and The Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts have been doing things a little differently this year with a new partnership for their global Taste of Waldorf Astoria program. By matching five JBF Rising Star semi-finalist chefs with some super talented Michelin-starred Waldorf chefs, this program is hoping to find their next iconic culinary dish.... Read More
The dining experience at Per Se in New York and The French Laundry in Napa Valley is gearing up for a change. According to the New York Times, in early 2015 the two restaurants (both owned by Thomas Keller) will start charging diners ahead of time for the prix fixe tasting menus as a way to deter last minute reservation cancellations and no-shows. ... Read More
The Royal Blend from Tesseron Cognac has come just in time for the holidays. The limited release decanter holds a selection of 50 "distinct Grande Champagne blends from Ugni Blanc and Columbard grapes, all aged for more than two generations in the renowned Tesseron family's Paradis cellars."... Read More
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