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Originally published in the November/December issue of Host’s Guide as “ The Mod Squad ” Sommeliers from four fine restaurants pair choice new-release wines with nostalgic tasting menus. At mid-...
Originally published in the November/December issue of Host’s Guide as “ To the Beginning & End of an Evening ” Grey Goose VX Although many point to the marketing acumen of the late Sidney Frank...
The Italian coachbuilder and design firm renowned for crafting limited-edition models for automakers ranging from Aston Martin to BMW to Ferrari has lent its sense of style to binoculars. The Leica...
These spirit-lifting artisanal ales will make exceptional gifts for the beer-lover in your family…
This men's fragrance is a rich blend sure to spice up the holidays...
Perfect for after hearty holiday meals, this eight-speed toothbrush cleans teeth with a vengeance...
These limited-edition Hermès board games combine fun and craftsmanship for the holidays...
WHAT : Hand-ground wedges WHY : Fun to play with, beautiful to look at Miura makes precision-forged and hand-ground low-carbon mild-steel wedges with a hand-polished chrome finish in the family’s...
WHAT : Leather wine tote WHY : Have wine, will travel (and share) Heading out to a friend’s place for dinner, or a concert in the park, or . . . anywhere? If so, wine is the logical accompaniment to...
From a surprising blanc to a brut built for Bond, these fine wines will heighten any holiday toast…
For Wild... WHAT : Gore-Tex rain gear WHY : A little weather should not get in the way of your game Do not miss your tee time because of a little rain. Zero Restriction offers Gore-Tex waterproof and...
WHAT : A cocktail-hour tool case for secret agents WHY : Features a combination lock and foam cut to fit the 14 components If your style skews toward James Bond or Don Draper, requisition this...
These timepieces will help ensure you get the most out of every precious minute this holiday season…
WHAT : Classic leather Dopp kit WHY : Travel in sturdy, sophisticated style Measuring 9.5 by 6 by 5.5 inches, this Ghurka Holdall No. 101 ($395) might remind you of your grandfather, in a fond-memory...
WHAT : A handmade and hand-forged cigar cutter WHY : The essential cigar tool Handcrafted in the village of Laguiole in France, the Forge de Laguiole cigar cutter (starting at $228) features...
What? Victoriana tech for cold-brew enthusiasts and aesthetes with a taste for the avant-garde Why? Named for the Korean word for devil, AKMA is a specialty cold-drip brewer for the discerning...
WHAT : Timeless canvas-and-leather rucksack WHY : As indispensable as what you put in it Equipped with an 18-inch-long sleeve to carry an axe (and keep the head safely stowed), pockets for a folding...
WHAT : A pocket-friendly place to store cigars WHY : Salvage those smokes on your next fishing trip Traveling and soggy conditions can take a toll on fine tobacco, so give those robustos the...
This motion-balance platform makes standing a fitness activity…
WHAT : Fully equipped kitchen elevates camp grub to gourmet fare WHY : Stylish, functional, impermeable to bears Industrial designer Harald Kanz is also an avid outdoorsman and cook, which led him to...
WHAT : Small form-factor audio device that brings big quality WHY : A smart choice if you are on the go The Astell&Kern AK Jr ($499) is described as an entry-level audiophile music player, but it...
The special lady in your life deserves equally special jewelry, which we’ve curated for the holidays…
WHAT : High-horsepower powder sled WHY : You sure won’t need a push Crazy Mountain Motorsports’ CMX-X sleds ($27,500) are custom made by hand from the ground up. The Montana-based company started...
WHAT : Smart-fabric shirt that tracks biometric stats WHY : Like wearing a personal trainer Using OMsignal technology, the Ralph Lauren PoloTech shirt ($295) is designed to track physical activity...
Whether for comic-book nerds, art hounds, or gear heads, our collectible selections make ideal gifts…
WHAT : Personal motorized transporter WHY : A fun way to get around The IO Hawk personal motorized transporter ($1,799) was unveiled in early 2015 at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas...
WHAT : Stainless-steel and polished walnut weight set WHY : No need to hide this in the fitness room We cannot guarantee your results, but we can guarantee that this Diskus dumbbell set ($14,700)...
Few experiences match the tranquility of cruising the tropics’ cerulean blue waters aboard a private yacht, but Worldwide Wellness is out to better the experience—and just in time for Caribbean...
WHAT : A ski helmet with goggles built in WHY : You will not lose your goggles For an action-packed day on the slopes, you want a hard-core helmet for protection, and goggles for clear vision. Kask’s...
WHAT : Origami on the open water WHY : Go from briefcase to boat in five minutes At first sight, the Oru Bay ($1,275) almost seems imaginary. Maybe it is the translucence, or the fantastical folding...

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