The Bit You Don’t Get

Next time your beloved tells you to get on your bike and finally put up those box shelves for the nursery, you can indulge in the ultimate visual pun.   Let’s face it, few moments are more emasculating than having to ask another man to assemble your wardrobe, but finally it’s OK to accept DIY…
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Safe Jacker

JD and Oak – the perfect mix. At least it is when the wood in question has been in the form of one very special Jack Daniel’s barrel. Not just any barrel of Jack Daniel’s is granted the status of Single Barrel. Every so often, the Jack Daniel’s Master Tasting Panel discover a barrel of…
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The Effects of Crystal Mex: Patrón Tequila Teams Up With Lalique

This is one empty bottle of booze that you’ll need to keep from your bleary-eyed partner when they go to do the recycling, the morning after. Proving once and for all that tequila does, in fact, make us happy, Patrón Tequila has teamed up with historic crystal makers, Lalique, to produce Patrón en Lalique: Serie…
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WIN! A £200 Bottle Of The Macallan Rare Cask

With family festivities approaching, you’d be wise to bring some ammunition with you to impress the in-laws. Perfect timing because Lusso is offering you the chance to win a bottle of The Macallan Rare Cask, an appropriately complex whisky with a level of clout that will sway the most stiff necked of fathers-in-law. Just as the name implies, Rare Cask isn’t your everyday single malt. Crafted from…
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Mr Fogg’s Tavern Opens In Covent Garden

Cosy tavern, gin parlour and salon styled in the period when Phileas Fogg set off around the world, the new cocktail bar from Inception Group brings their famously eccentric touch to London’s Covent Garden.   Sister venue to the award-winning Mr Fogg’s Residence in Mayfair, Mr Fogg’s Tavern is the latest quirky bar to come from Charlie Gilkes and…
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Ben Zapherelli: Last Chance To See

Raphus cucullatus is no more. He has ceased to be. Bereft of life he rests in peace. In fact, one of his kind, better known to you and me as the dodo, isn’t resting. He’s nailed to his perch at South London’s Horniman Museum, a quaintly bizarre tourist attraction that serves as a superannuated version…
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Hasta Spa Vista: USPAAH Brings Spas To Your Door

Sometimes, you need a massage. Just a good, muscle-untwisting massage. So what do you do. Book yourself into a spa? One of those dimly-lit, incense-infused ones with the unisex slippers, cucumber facials and Enya music? But what if you don’t want to bump into your mates with your professionally smooth, shiny forehead? Most guys would rather avoid all…
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Staying Classic: Southern California, USA

Is there a better way to kick-start a trip through southern California than with a jaunt to a vineyard for breakfast? Of course not. After all, it’s educational.   We start out in Orange County where there are, of course, a number of wineries to choose from. But the private and secluded Newport Beach Vineyards…
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Douglas Blyde: Whine Wine Whine

Despite the insistence by my overpaid, non-journalist friends that they surely are ‘drinking holidays’, wine press trips can prove to be compact, intricate endurance tests. Yes, I can hear you all now as you go to your store rooms to locate the world’s smallest flight case, carefully extracting from it the world’s smallest violin to…
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Bugatti Set Two Speed Records at the Nürburgring

Two world speed champions made their powerful appearance yesterday at this year’s ADAC Zurich 24h Race at the Nuerburgring, Germany: The fastest production road car in the world, a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, and the fastest production roadster on earth, a Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, met on the Nordschleife for the first time…
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