Month: December 2017

Boondocks American Whiskey: The Perfect Gift for the Spirits Connoiseur

 ‘Tis the season to make a little merry–and to say thanks to friends, colleagues, clients and the people who make your life easier all year long. Time to go shopping. For the connoiseur of fine spirits, a pair Boondocks whiskeys in a sturdy messenger bag would be a most welcome gift. Crafted in close cooperation with Dave Scheurich, one of the world’s most respected master’s distillers and winner of the Whisky Advocate Lifetime Achievement Award, Boondocks American Whiskey is made from a mash of corn, rye, and malted barley. (Don’t call it bourbon–because it’s distilled to a higher proof than...

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Holiday Gift Guide: Brands That Give Back

The holidays are all about giving and also looking your best, so why not do both at the same time? Here are a few unique, luxe gift options that give back. So look good while you do good this holiday season. Angela & Roi Angela & Roi specializes in a different kind of luxury. The quality handbags are classic yet minimal, in trendy colors. And, they only use animal-friendly materials to make the bags. After helping a number of fighters and survivors of serious illnesses through their successful campaign, “Donate by color,” in which Angela & Roi donated a percentage of every bag sold to respective organizations, they currently have partnered with the ASPCA to donate a portion of sales to help mistreated animals and to convey that fashion doesn’t depend on cruelty. 1Face After the purchase of a 1Face watch, you can help bring global change and support nine different causes, relating to: cancer, hunger, breast cancer, clean water, disaster relief, environment, AIDS, education and animal rights. Each cause has a specific metric that tells you exactly what your purchase does. From building wells to providing a year of education, 1Face is committed to bringing about worldwide change in a stylish way. Conscious Step Collection Boxes This holiday season make “An Ordinary Purchase with Extraordinary Purpose” with the Conscious Collection boxes. Encased in beautiful packaging are three pairs of stylish socks that will...

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Exclusive See’s Candies Chocolate Tour

Meeting Dave Chapman Production Coordinator at See’s Candy Corporate office in Los Angeles, I “robed up” in a white See’s Candy jacket and donned a blue hair bonnet before he escorted me into one of California’s most beloved chocolate and candy companies. For over 28 years, Chapman has made sure that Mary See would be proud of her candy company. He told me: “We make the finest, freshest ingredients and still use Mary See’s recipes to make our delicious chocolates and candies.” It’s almost been 100 years since Mary See started making candy back in 1921. Today the privately...

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Tallest Skyscraper West of the Mississippi in Los Angeles

Sitting in a booth eating sushi at the Sora restaurant located on the 69th floor of the Wilshire Grand, I commented to my friend about the magnificent views of Los Angeles. Located inside the newly opened Wilshire Grand, this upscale, world-class and state-of-the-art 73-story high-rise, offers multiple dining options in the tallest building west of the Mississippi. Inside the office building is the InterContinental Hotel Los Angeles, with 889 guest rooms on the 31st to 68th floors. Everywhere you look are million-dollar views. The lobby on the first floor is not the registration area for the hotel; instead hotel...

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