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10 Creative Gin & Tonic Cocktails

By on Aug 20, 2014

The Classic Gin & Tonic, how much we love it! But it’s always great to see bartenders add fresh ingredients and create a twist on the classic. Below are 10 creative ideas to ‘pimp’ up your classic G&T at home! Enjoy!     1. Cucumber and Rose Gin and Tonic Ingredients ‌1 litre filtered water handful of scented rose petals, washed 360 ml Gin 1 Lebanese cucumber, unpeeled, thinly sliced lengthways into ribbons tonic water Method Pour filtered water into a shallow tray, scatter with rose petals and freeze solid (3-4 hours). Break into rough shapes with a meat mallet and freeze until required. Fill 12 bountiful lowball glasses generously with rose ice. Pour 30ml (or more) of Gin into each, add a curled ribbon of cucumber, then pour over a splash of tonic (or not – this drink is perfectly delicious neat) and serve immediately, scattered with extra rose...

THE WYTHE HOTEL, BROOKLYN – NEW YORK

By on Aug 18, 2014

Wythe Hotel started with the discovery of a factory on the Williamsburg waterfront. The building was constructed in 1901 and has been converted into a 70-room hotel, a rooftop bar, and a stand-out restaurant. This is a perfect hotel away from the touristic streets of Manhattan, and in the new centre of New York,...

Alchemy Blues by Scotch & Soda

By on Aug 15, 2014

Earth, Fire, Wind, Water,Heart, by your powers combined… oh wait this is not about Captain Planet. Although he’s blue the following  is about Scotch & Soda’s latest denim project:   Last night Amsterdam based fashion brand Scotch & Soda celebrated the launch of the Alchemy Blues Project for Amsterdams Blauw, at the ‘Made My Day’ gallery in Berlin. The project  tells the story of four graphic designers whose lives revolve around their passion for denim and love for the city of Amsterdam. Inspired by Alchemy, the designers customized five Japanese selvedge trucker jackets. Free to let go of the usual way of working but keeping in mind the four basic elements of alchemy- air, earth, wind and fire, the jackets were re-imagined into four individual style pieces. The fifth piece was created by the designers all together and went into production. Just like...

2015 Indian Scout Motorcycle

By on Aug 14, 2014

The Indian motorcycle name returns with the 2015 Indian Scout. This is the first all-new revision in over seventy years, with this one incorporating the model’s trademark “rigid” triangular shape and a cast aluminum frame, the lightest in its class. It features a solo tan leather bucket seat sitting 25 inches off the ground, a 61.5-inch wheelbase and a 31-degree lean angle. This will be one of the more sportier cruiser-style bikes out there and the 1133cc V-twin engine delivers the performance. Look for the 2015 Indian Scout to be available later this year in black, red, matte grey and matte black with an MSRP of $10,999...

How To Improve Your Style… For Free!

By on Aug 12, 2014

1. Learn How To Sew Every guy should know how to make little fixes with a needle and thread, like replacing lost buttons or patching holes. A little effort to learn will pay off big time by adding some unique character to your clothes. Your fixes don’t have to be perfect—and that actually makes them cooler, and a bit more personal. 2. Button Swaps = A Brand New Look Changing small details, like your buttons, make a big difference on any garment. Breathe new life into a black blazer by swapping in nautical-inspired gold buttons from that navy one in the back of your closet or give a tired button-down an upgrade with mother-of-pearl ones off a shirt that doesn’t fit (or you wouldn’t dare wear) anymore. You can even switch out buttons on heavy-duty outerwear like peacoats and topcoats to refresh them come winter—it’s like buying a totally new coat that’s...

A SUMMER HAT-TRICK – THE PANAMA HAT

By on Aug 11, 2014

As you saw from my previous post #wiwt: The Italian Wedding, the Panama hat is a must wear for this summer. It had a brief vacation, but it’s back! As Wikipedia put it, a Panama hat (toquilla straw hat) is a traditional brimmed straw hat of Ecuadorian origin. Traditionally, hats were made from the plaited leaves of the Carludovica palmata plant, known locally as the toquilla palm or jipijapa palm. Panama hats are light-colored, lightweight, and breathable, and often worn as accessories to summer-weight suits, such as those made of linen or silk. Beginning around the turn of the 20th century, panamas began to be associated with the seaside and tropical locales. Straw hats woven in Ecuador, like many other 19th and early 20th century South American goods, were shipped first to the Isthmus of Panama before sailing for their destinations in Asia, the rest of the Americas and Europe,...

The New Family Car.. The Porsche Macan

By on Aug 10, 2014

There will be a point in your life, maybe soon, where you’ll trade in your bitchin’ bachelor ride for a crossover, the auto-industry term for all those mini SUVs now swarming the streets. Your brain will congratulate you on your practicality, while your testicles—obsolesced in the face of such a bland vehicle—will slowly ascend into your torso, entering a period of hibernation. But they might stick around if it’s the new Porsche Macan you’re driving. There’s a reason why crossovers are the fastest-growing vehicle category right now, sales-wise: They’re safe and sized just right for carrying kids and Ikea furniture, with none of the road-hogging selfishness of a full-size SUV or the Irish-Catholic-family insinuations of a minivan. They’re also boring. No one envies the owner of a crossover. Which is what makes the Macan kind of miraculous....

Herschel Supply & Clarks Originals

By on Aug 8, 2014

Herschel supply is the epitome of a creative voyager. With it continuously seeking opportunities to cross new borders, the backpack manufacturer makes sure to leave a novel mark on new territories. For this fall, Herschel Supply has come together with Clarks Originals to redesign the brand’s classic silhouettes the Desert Boot® and hiking inspired Vulco Guide Boot®. Renowned for their iconic designs, Clarks Originals represents a style that has stood the test of time, respected by generations past and present. Re-imagining the popular Desert Boot silhouette, the Herschel Supply and Clarks Originals partnership gives rise to a unique boot, tailor made to take the great outdoors or city in stride. A few weeks ago we saw the preview of Herschel’s boot, and attended the launch of its newspaper THE JOURNAL, which contains a curated collection of art and photography. At the event we met with...

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