Two things grow really well in Jamaica. Bob Marley knew about both. The sacrament of the Rastafari is well known, the other not so much. But Bob’s son, Rohan Marley has been developing a rich, organic coffee bean grown high in Jamaica’s Blue Mountains as one of the many gourmet blends offered by the family brand. Sustainable farming practices and ethical sourcing make Marley coffees taste even sweeter.
Just like Filson’s legendary wool hunting coats, their duffle bags are heavy, durable and feature timeless details. It’s all about function with a touch of class, like, brass zippers and full-grain bridle leather handles. This sturdy bag is perfectly suited for a weekend car trip or the first class cabin.
We sincerely hope you’re too young to remember watching this show. Rocky & Bullwinkle were a 60s phenomena: an adventuresome squirrel and a dim-witted moose who fought villains. Like most good cartoons, the adult humor was written to go right over the kid’s heads. And it did, making the series classic. This boxed set gives you 5 seasons of zany adventure—that’s over 90 episodes—plus a heap of special material.
You can’t buy good taste, but with enough money someone else can buy it for you. That’s where Manhattan-based “Mantique” aficionado Nicholas Brawer comes in. He’s an art historian and British furniture expert who surrounds himself with unique industrial treasures. His Upper East Side gallery is a showplace for a revolving collection of the finest in manly artifacts.
Double-take! No, it’s not a restored and modded ’66 Toyota Land Cruiser. It might actually be better than the classic safari wagon it’s modeled after. The FJ44 is a new, handmade custom utility machine built by Van Nuys, California’s ICON. Designer/builder Jonathan Ward produces this and other models marrying classic ’Yota styling with new alloy bodies, new engines and a sick array of custom parts. Like a steering wheel from a Caterpillar earth mover, Mercedes softtops, and interior bits from Lear jets.
When the movie SuperSize Me revealed that one McDonald’s burger contained meat from up to 500 different cows, people freaked. As they should. In general, eating red meat is risky enough. So knowing where your meat is coming from is critical knowledge. Food expert Deborah Krasner explains the best ways to source (and prepare) grass-fed, free-range and local meats in this 400-page guide/cookbook.
You can’t safely open a 1961 Chateau Cheval Blanc or a bottle of Ponsot’s Clos de la Roche 1980 with the corkscrew you keep on your keychain. When it comes to fine vintage wines, uncorking them with care is the only way. Fragile corks are easily removed with this simple, 2-part cork tool designed for and used by wine collectors the world over. When you’re drinking your best bottles, hints of “cork” are not what you want for a finish.
Hope you never have 127 hours to yourself, stuck out in the wilderness. But with this ultra-compact survival kit, you might actually make it out without having to cut off your arm. Weighing just over 6 ounces, it’s light enough to bring on every adventure. It’s got fire-starting tinder, 150lb-test nylon cord, mil-spec stainless steel wire, and an emergency fishing kit. Better to have it and not need it than vice-versa.
Unlike many rock stars, guitar legend Eric Clapton survived addiction. Back in the 80s, he started helping others do the same by opening a rehab facility in the Virgin Islands. And now “Slow Hand” is auctioning off truckloads of his personal gear to help out his Crossroads Centre. In March, classic amplifiers and guitars will go up on the auction block. Imagine, you can own an axe he used in Derek & The Dominos or an amp he played on tour: that’s more amazing than a rock star recovery.