15 Coral Shades Of Lipstick For Summer (or Any Time, Really!)

Best Coral Lipstick 2023 - Shades of Coral Lipgloss for Dark to Light Skin 2023

The Quick Take Take a quick look at the top three best sellers this month before you scroll down to see the rest of the list! Nothing says summer like shades of coral.  It’s the perfect shade for the season, and while people assume it only looks great on tanned skin, it’s also extremely flattering […]

6 Murder Mystery Box Games For The Best Armchair Detectives

Best Murder Mystery Box Games 2023

Are you, your pals, or your teens big fans of Criminal Minds?  Of course you are, that’s why you’re here! If being the fantastic armchair detective you know you are has you solving mysteries that even the experts haven’t been able to crack, chances are you’d love to hop on the murder mystery box bandwagon.  […]


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Sushi Seki: Sushi That Never Disappoints Me

Sake Tasting

  Living in NYC one would think it would abound with great sushi options. Call me a snob but that doesn’t seem to be the case. The local Upper East Side sushi joint sent our dear friend to Lenox Hill and a two week supply to a strong antibiotic. Needless to say I haven’t been […]

I Made These Pickled Wax Beans In 30 Minutes

Pickled Wax Beans

It is a great time of year to visit your local greenmarket. Everything is seemingly in season and at the peak of tastiness. When you think in a few short weeks a lot of these vegetables will begin to disappear, it is hard not to buy one of everything. There is no better way to […]

I Have Mastered the 3 Ingredient Tomato Sauce

Tomato Sauce

I am a proud tomato snob. One should only buy fresh tomatoes in August and September, otherwise canned tomatoes are a better option. There is nothing worse than a pink, mealy, gassed tomato that has been flown thousands of miles to disappoint you. Strolling through the Greenmarket this weekend I picked up a dozen San […]

The Ultimate Summer Sandwich I Will Never Get Tired Of


  The headline is a bit misleading but directionally accurate. I have been spending Saturday and Sunday afternoons perfecting my Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato sandwiches – just in time for good tomatoes to disappear for the season. Every good sandwich starts with good bread and we are fortunate to have a Kayser in the neighborhood, […]

The Easiest Moscow Mule Recipe That’s Ruling Our Life

There comes a time in your life when you sit down, quiet yourself, and come to terms with the fact that you have to do what Oprah tell you to do. It’s the law, I believe. At least biblically speaking. We all know Oprah’s favorite drink is the Moscow Mule and soon after I headed […]

Full House is Coming Back and I Hope the Jess-Man is Too!

Update: 4.21.2015:  Now I don’t want to say “we told you so” buuuuut we did report on this back in August of 2014.  Regardless, we are happy to report that IT’S OFFICIAL….Netflix has picked up a 13 episode sequel to Full House titled Fuller House and is schedule to air at some point in 2016.  It better be […]

Best Men’s Umbrellas to Combat Spring Showers

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A change in temperature can mean a change in more than just your wardrobe.  Stay dry this spring 2015, but turn some heads too with our picks for the best umbrellas of the season. 1.  London Undercover Camo Umbrella Because we’re all army guys in our mind.  Certainly on the more expensive end, but great quality […]

My Favorite Red Wine of 2012 – Machete – By Orin Swift

Machete 2012

Sometimes you can pick a bottle of wine according to it’s label.  Orin Swift labels tend to pop off the shelf at you.   Whether it is his former label The Prisoner (he sold it), Abstract, Palermo or Papillon you can usually spot his wines pretty easily.  Maybe the toughest to find, Machete, has great Polaroids […]

10 Best Desert Boots and Chukkas for Spring 2023

Best Desert Boots in 2016 for Men - Leather & Suede Boots

…because with the pending changing of the season it’s time to upgrade your old beaten up desert boots. Whether you’re looking for classic tans or still want to go bold with gray or a pop of blue we’ve got you covered.  This season we’re seeing two-tone chukka boots, leather-suede combos, and everything in between.  Shop our top picks for […]

The Apple and Ginger Beer Cocktail Perfect for Autumn Days

I’m 2 years in and still not over my ginger beer obsession.  Clearly, my all-time favorite is the Moscow Mule, but with Fall approaching I was looking to welcome the season with something new that had an Autumn-like kick to it.  Since I’ve boycotted apple-picking ever since Fall of ’89, I had to get my […]

Whoever Turned This Firetruck Into a Bar and BBQ Smoker Is My New Best Friend

So, Apparently you can buy a firetruck.  And, if you are lucky enough to be able to buy yourself a firetruck and you have some spare time on your hands, why not turn said firetruck into the perfect tailgating vehicle as one resourceful Redditor did. Two HDTVs Source: Imgur Kegerator with 2 taps Source: Imgur Roof Deck with […]

I Want a Pumpkin Spice Condom Because My Penis Needs a Halloween Costume

I love the Internet for a variety of reasons, but mostly because it’s filled with celebrity death hoaxes and other information that is most likely not true.  This time around, thanks to random people on Twitter, this rumor has made its way to my desk. Apparently, allegedly (don’t sue me) Durex is coming out (pun sorta […]

I Took My Dream Smoker For a Test Drive – The Green Egg

Green Egg

  For many fans of Game of Thrones it may look like I am babysitting a Daenerys Targaryen Dragon Egg but alas it is the low tech smoker with a hefty price tag, the Green Egg.  The Green Egg is a ceramic oven that enables you to grill, smoke or bake from 200 degrees to 750 degrees […]

12 Must-Have Men’s Scarves This Winter

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…because it’s that time of year (again) so let us help you pick a scarf or two to switch up your fall-into-winter look. It’s officially time to up your scarf game.  This season wide checks and thick colorful solids are the must-have trend.  We officially give you our blessing on owning more than one scarf even […]

Tar & Roses: My Santa Monica Small Plates Love Affair

Tar and Roses

  Small plates are in general a good thing, as long as the restaurant in question has set out to perfect the small plate and not leaving you hungry.  Tar & Roses gives comfort and delivers big flavors with each small plate.  I sat at the bar, as I like to do when dining alone, […]

9 Cool Halloween Cocktails & Drinks That Spooked My Liver

…because if you’re going to have a co-ed Halloween party you’re going to need a little something for everyone.  Boo!  Swipe through our favorite spooky cocktails for 2017. Check out our favorite Halloween cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks of the season.  We couldn’t love the candy corn layered milkshake any more than we do! 1.  Best […]

9 Rules I Live By When Traveling For Business

Tommy Boy

  A few tips on how not to crash-and-burn on your next business trip. 1.  Hydrate, Hydrate and Hydrate Some More.  If you are anything like me when you are in the office you park yourself next to the water cooler, not to gossip but to stay hydrated in the dry, germ. filled office air. […]

Milo & Olive: I Needed Pizza Badly and I Was Plesently Surprised

Milo & Olive

There are days that only pizza can fix.  Thankfully living in NYC I have my pick of places to indulge, allowing the cheese, crispy crust and chili peppers wash away a bad day.  Unfortunately I was over 3,000 miles away for this bad day in Los Angeles.  I have been to Osteria Mozza before but bad […]

Loteria: The LA Farmer’s Market My Go To Spot at LAX’s Terminal 5

Loteria - Farmer's Market

The LA Farmer’s Market was a must stop for years.  Recently I have had less reason to be in the area and it is harder and harder to find myself there.  It is shame, since it is an experience that anyone interested in food will enjoy.  It is not a open air produce market as much as it […]

10 Best Messenger Bags Perfect for Laptops

2016 Best Mens Messenger Bags - Laptop & Computer Bags 2017

…because, let’s face it, we need to carry our darn laptop back and forth to work every. single. day.  Plus, sometimes it rains and so we need to store our travel umbrella and, well, we need a place for our keys too.  Oh and all those business cards…and pens…and spare set of sunglasses.  Ugh, this […]

Blue Plate Oysterette: My East Coast Fish Shack in Santa Monica

blue plate oysterette

  Comfort food comes in many forms for different people.  Growing up on the East Coast comfort food is oysters, blue crabs and fish.  Blue Plate Oysterette’s original restaurant in Santa Monica always delivers on excellent seafood.  Bonus points for a great beer selections and seats outside that enable you to peek out at the […]

In My Humble Opinion These are the 7 Most Overrated Books of All Time

This does not mean these books aren’t great, some are and some aren’t, but in general they are nowhere near as great as most people think. 1. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger  Big deal, Holden saw a bad word, this does not make a great novel. 2. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen Movie of the week […]

I’m Buying This J Crew Jacket…Even If I Only Wear It Once

It was a high of 70 degrees today in New York City so, of course, that means it’s time to break out the plaid button-downs and start thinking about late-Fall jackets that really push the season to the limits.  Sure I know it’s still technically Summer, but J Crew and I are on the same […]

11 Funny Chalkboard Signs That Convinced Me to Drink

…because you don’t really need a reason, but just in case. [masterslider id=85] In New York City there’s  an abundance of bars and, well, if I need help deciding which venue I should enter to enjoy a few adult beverages (see: beer or Ensure with a vodka chaser) I’m going to need some prodding via the always classic […]

13 Best Quotes From Arrested Development

I want to live in a world that solely consists of Arrested Development gifs and quotes. And a brand new season of AD being confirmed on Netflix means we can continue loving these quotes for a lifetime.  These are my favorites. 1.  When Buster Has Had ENOUGH! 2.  When Buster is Desperate!  3.  When You Don’t Need Double […]

Why I Listen to Jazz

William Faulkner once said: “Music is the easiest means in which to express, but since words are my talent, I must try to express clumsily in words what the pure music would have done better.”   This is truly what Jazz is all about – expressing emotion through music.  I pretty much love all types of […]

My Quick Pickled Hot Peppers That Will Save You This Winter

Hot Peppers

  The NYC Greenmarkets are still looking a lot like summer with corn, tomatoes and hot peppers.  Somehow there was not a pumpkin in site at the Greenmarket on 82nd between 1st and York this weekend.  I took advantage and made four jars of my 3 ingredient tomato sauce ; I also grabbed some jalapeno and serrano […]

The Elephant That Brought Me Back to Sweatshirts

…because if I can help animals at the same time, fine, I’ll do it. I have to admit, I haven’t bought a sweatshirt in years.  Sure the occasional hoodie but a sweatshirt sans hood made me feel like I was someone on the cast of Roseanne.  I’ve been seeing the sweatpants trend for a couple […]

My Taste Test Of (Almost) All The Flavors of Kind Bars

Kind Bar

[masterslider id=32]   Kind Bars are my go to breakfast if I am traveling or don’t have time to make oatmeal.  They also make a great pre-workout snack.  Oddly enough I find them priced anywhere from $1.25 per bar to $4.75 at your friendly airport.  I found a sale at Whole Foods for 4 bars […]

We are THIS Close to a Chipotle Emoji!

Chiptole Emoji 2016

…because how many times can you really use the poop emoji or the finger point into a hole with a sidewards winky face? 200? 559 times? Comedy genius and exceptional artist-to-the-stars, Avery Monsen, worked with the folks over at Funny or Die to come up with some brilliant rejected emojis. Here are the ones I […]

8 Unique Cheesecake Recipes That Made My Bucket List

…because I say “damn lactose intolerance” and just go for it. [masterslider id=”14″] I’m not a believer that cheesecake is only for special holidays.  I mean, give it a go on Flag Day if you must, but you have to try some of these insane cheesecake recipes.  Flip through the above slideshow and find out […]

This Is How I Make an Easy Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned is not a difficult cocktail to master.  However, there are a couple of steps that can slow you down if you are trying to whip one up quickly.  If you skip these essential steps then the the drink is not quite the same. Muddling is a major time suck and one for which I […]