|Jim Meehan's PDT Cocktail Book|
The Loungerati Staff and Contributors share some of their Lounge Essentials holiday wish list:
For The Home Bar
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Fredo: Something for mind and body. Books - The PDT Cocktail Book: The Complete Bartender’s Guide from the Celebrated Speakeasy by Jim Meehan ($14.95) and Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas by Brad Thomas Parsons ($16) and Booze - Bols Barrel Aged Genever ($49.99) and Bitter Truth Apricot Brandy ($30).
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
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."