Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Lounge Essentials: Holiday Gift Recommendations

Jim Meehan's PDT Cocktail Book
The Loungerati Staff and Contributors share some of their Lounge Essentials holiday wish list:

For The Home Bar
Eff: A pair of Waterford Crystal Lismore Tall Martini Glasses. This pair of elegant cocktail glasses will enhance even the most well stocked bar. Waterford's Lismore pattern celebrates its 50th year anniversary and Eff swears his drinks taste better in them. A perfect gift!($180)

Graeme: Ice baby! Get hand carved ice delivered right to your home. A $70 gift certificate for Hundredweight Ice  should cover your holiday party!

Grumpy Old Hepcat: We found this shapely pewter beverage opener in a Parisian bistro and just had to "borrow" it. Luckily, you can find a carbon copy on Amazon for $30 -  Nude Female Sculpture Pewter Beverage Beer Bottle Opener

Holiday Threads
Eff: Get ye to J. J. Hat Center on 5th Ave in NYC for a fedora called The Film by Borsalino which has a fuller crown and a 2 3/8" brim with a raw edge. It exudes classic Hollywood style with contemporary elegance. Might we suggest it in dark camel? ($350 and worth every penny!)

Fredo: Live out Tweed Run again with two tweed sportjacket options.  The Daltrey Donegal Sport Coat ($650) available at Epaulet New York features natural shoulder, elbow patches, and classic Anglo-American style. If the Daltrey is too steep, check out the black/cream herringbone tweed jacket from Ralph Lauren Rugby, three button, single vent, notched lapels, 100% wool, and fitted. ($398)

Graeme: The only leather stingy brim fedora you will ever need from Worth & Worth online hatters - "The Papa" ($525)
Viva La Musica
Eff: Old meets new with the Trends PA-10 for iPod Tube Headphone/Preamp.  A good old tube will warm up your MP3s for all your classic Holiday music.  ($279)

Graeme: You know from a lounge perspective, I should probably namecheck Amy LaVere's new record, "Stranger Me," but if you're gifting me music for my Crimbo, I'll gratefully receive “Forensic R’n’B” by Wild Billy Childish & The Spartan Dreggs, or The Fall's new release, "Ersatz G.B."

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