Sipping the Aged Favorites of Patrón Tequila’s Master Distiller and Blender
Tequila is normally young, aged for several months or a year. But Patrón's Añejo 7 Años is a much more mature drink -- and the favorite sipper of the company's founder.
Tips for Retaining Vital Information, from a Memory Champion
For a National Memory Champion, retention is about making new information meaningful and sensory by tying random ideas to concrete, visible items. Here's how to do it.
Everything You Know about Sitting Ergonomically Is Wrong
Sitting is a surprisingly dangerous activity. So how should you really be doing it? According to one expert's research, more like this.
Ordering Groceries Out? Try these Specialty Online Purveyors
You don't need to live next door to top-notch food purveyors to enjoy their fares.
Roca Patron Añejo Tequila
A new line from Patron heightens all of the qualities for which the brand has become known. The result is one of the finest tequilas to hit the States in recent years -- possibly the finest available in the U.S. at the moment.
Quixotic Pocket Squares
Quixotic is on a mission to change the way you think about pocket squares by channeling your inner Don Quixote. Perhaps even more valiant of the Dallas-based brand, Quixotic donates 10 percent of each sale to their home city's organizations aimed towards fighting domestic violence and aiding its victims.
Vitsoe 621 Side Table
The all-new 621 is the culmination of a design process that began half a century ago, with design legend Dieter Rams, now a robust 82 years old, tweaking the side tables just so in order to perfect his vision.
The Fahmida Chair
The Fahmida Chair is a truly handsome new design that pays homage to the ubiquitous Mid-Century Eames style of wood-and-leather chairs.
Samsung Chef Duo Flex Collection Range
Samsung's new induction range tries to make the space-age cooking technology a little more personal by adding "Virtual Flames" (in the form of LED lights) when the stove is on, visually alluding to gas burners.
The 12 Guys of Christmas: The Designer
For aesthetically minded design buffs, here's a list of things that will last for decades -- because, unlike the pile of reindeer socks and plastic tchotchkes littering your closets from holidays past, they're meant to.
Dieu Du Ciel and the Science of Good Beer
From the Archives: A little over two decades ago, Stephane Ostiguy and Jean-Francois Gravel met while studying science at McGill University. Neither got their degrees -- but they do make some of the best beer in the world at Dieu du Ciel, Montreal's best craft brewery.
Dieu du Ciel and the Science of Good Beer
A little over two decades ago, Stephane Ostiguy and Jean-Francois Gravel met while studying science at McGill University. Neither got their degrees -- but they do make some of the best beer in the world at Dieu du Ciel, Montreal's best craft brewery.
72 Hours in Montreal
Montreal is the largest city in Quebec, Canada’s renegade Francophone province. It's just a quick jump via plane from much of the East Coast of the U.S.; more importantly, it's filled with cultural treasures, delicious food, world-class beer, and is just a short drive from some of the most beautiful countryside in the world. Here's what you should do when you visit.
30 Minutes With: David McMillan
Montreal has been good to the co-owner and co-chef of Joe Beef. But it’s the country that inspires him -- and in turn, inspires his restaurant, a relatively small place in Montreal’s Little Burgundy neighborhood that has, almost despite itself, become one of the city’s most celebrated dining spots. We recently sat down with McMillan to discuss all things Montreal, the importance of classic intentions, and drinking lots of Burgundy wine.
From Savile Row to Detroit, Five Custom Suit Makers to Know
Geography plays a huge role in bespoke suiting options -- to get the benefit of custom-made, you need to be there, after all. These five shops from around the globe cover a wide range of custom options, price points and styles.
At Toronto’s Garrison Bespoke, a Different Look at Custom Suiting
Garrison Bespoke, a small shop on the fringes of Toronto's financial district, is known for being ahead of the curve, responding not just to trends, but to their clients’ every imaginable need and want. We know, because our writer up north, Peter Saltsman, recently became a client.
The 15 Best Bourbons You Can Actually Buy
There’s no denying that bourbon is having a moment. The pride of Kentucky wins out over other whiskies because it’s a little sweeter, a little smoother, and a whole lot easier to mix. It’s also relatively affordable -- very good bottles are available at very good prices. But thanks to its newfound popularity, some of the top-tier bottles -- Pappy Van Winkle's family reserve, George T. Stagg -- are now shockingly expensive and, increasingly, hard to track down. Luckily, there’s still a wide variety to bourbons at accessible prices that are readily available in nearly every state. Which one to choose? Here's a list to help you out.
The Smarter Athlete: The Best Apps to Train, Motivate and Diet
From the Archives: Gadget-obsessed as we are, even we sometimes bristle at the sheer number of fitness apps available for download. How much help do you really need with physical pursuits? Run some laps; swim a bit; hike across an embargoed Caribbean country. There’s no substitute for sweat, no matter what version of iOS you’re running.
12 Guys of Christmas: The Mixologist
What to call a man who obsesses over alcohol? A connoisseur? A fanatic? A drunk? We call him The Mixologist, and you know him well. He’s the man whose cupboards are stocked with more bitters than spices, whose basement is reeking of homebrew, whose glass is always half-full -- at least. And yours too, for the Mixologist prides himself in the cocktails he makes and the beer he serves. He’s an enabler of fun, an anti-Scrooge, a Holiday MVP. He’s every character in Billy Joel’s Piano Man -- in fact, he does a mean Billy Joel if the night goes late enough. So cheers to The Mixologist. Here are a few gifts he'll cheers to.
On Father’s Day: The Gift
Most of my friends growing up didn’t celebrate Father’s Day. I was always curious about that. Who were their dads, exactly, and why didn’t they care? I figured they must have been intellectual types (some of them were) or artists (some of them were) or dads who just had way too many neckties already and didn’t see the point. But in our house, we always celebrated Father’s Day. In fact, it was always kind of a big deal.
Design Spotlight: Joey Roth Ceramic Speakers & Subwoofer
Pursue perfection. Some people -- people at the top of their games -- consider it a personal mantra. That theory holds for the design world, too, and it's why industrial designer Joey Roth recently released a third version of his celebrated speaker system. Apparently, he just wasn’t satisfied yet.
Wood, White and Worked All Over: 10 Modern Desks
A man’s desk is his life. It’s where he does his work, pays his bills, keeps his keepsakes, composes his words and his thoughts. It might be the most intimate piece of furniture in the house -- it’s where one is most fully alone, and where, tethered to an often unassuming 50 square feet, a man can finally get down to business. That’s why finding the right desk is so important. Fortunately, plenty of bespoke furniture makers sell gorgeous, modern workspace options. We’ve narrowed down the field with this list of great contemporary desks at a variety of sizes, styles and prices.