Bourbon Thoughts: Old Forester 2016 Birthday Bourbon

2016 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

The 2016 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon is bottled from 93 barrels distilled on July 4th, 2004. The master distiller of Brown-Forman, Chris Morris, hand-picked the barrels with Old Forester brand representative Jackie Zykan. Ultimately a little over 14,000 bottles were aged for 12 years and bottled at 48.5% abv. The nose is very delicate with spicy and […]

The 10 Best Computer Speakers For Desktop Computers to Get Quality Sound

Best Desktop Computer Speakers

Whether you’re playing games, watching youtube videos, or listening to music, the speakers built into your desktop computer just won’t cut it. Thankfully there are some great desktop computer speakers out there to really great quality sound. Here is a out list for seven of the best. #1. Audioengine A2+ Black (Pr.) 2-way Powered […]

12 Promo Codes To Spring Into April

Spring is in the air and another shopping season is upon us. Time to freshen up our wardrobes, makeup and even our sneakers! Check out some handy coupon codes and promos below. Need DIY wedding invitations or Easter candy? We’ve got you covered! 1. Todd Snyder – 20% off Champion Code using CHAMPSALE20 (all Todd Snyder + […]

6 of the Best Running Shoes For Men Lighting Up Amazon Right Now

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It’s officially that time of year. Well, it’s always that time of year if you’re a runner. Whether you’re jogging, running, or just walking super-super fast, the right pair of running shoes are an absolute must. Have you ever run in just a regular pair of sneakers? Sure the first few times is fine, but after […]

The Best Jack Tripper Pratfalls from Three’s Company of All Time

Three’s Company is one of the funniest TV shows ever created. I am convinced years from now, people will be studying it like they do Shakespeare. The hijinks, the miscommunication, and the 70’s wardrobe are all comedy gold. But the late great John Ritter as Jack Tripper (get it) is a comic genius when it […]

The Funniest Quotes and Moments from Better Off Dead

Try as he might, John Cusack as Lane Meyer in Better Off Dead is really Better Off Dead. Here are 8 of the funniest reason’s he should be put out of his misery. #8. Because he’s sweaty. #7. Because even killing himself backfires. #6. Because skiing is fun. #5. Because skiing on one ski is […]

15 of the Best and Most Festive Christmas and Holiday Wrapping Paper

Congratulations! You’ve finished your Christmas and holiday shopping. But before you sit back, and sip some wine by the fire – you’ve got to wrap it all. That’s the best (worst) part. But, if you find the perfect gift wrap, and you know the presentation is going to be perfect, it can make the whole […]

14 Zen AF Bedroom Decor Ideas to Help Chill You Out

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If it’s one thing we can all agree on these days it’s that we really need to chill the F out! These zen bedroom ideas will help get you there. With everything that’s been going on in the world lately (we’re looking at YOU Coronavirus) more and more of us are working from home. Add […]

6 Curling Headbands to Rock Waves Without Heat

Best Curling Headbands 2023 - Heatless Curling Rods

One of the latest beauty trends is the curling headband. As people gravitate toward heatless styling options lately, this trend has grown exponentially. Take a peek at some of the hair saving options and start living your best wavy hair life. 🏆 The Editor’s Top Three Best For Comfort: Soft Curling Headband – Preview on […]

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 […]

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 […]

Picca: Why I Like Peruvian Food


If you are like me, the menu terminology at Picca will be foreign and not intuitive. Not to scare you but there are some definitions that should help you understand your meal better. Causa Bar – Causa is like Sushi but swap out the rice for whipped potato, chilled and cut into a perfect rectangle […]

The Top Copycat Recipes So You Never Have to Leave Your House

…because sometimes leaving the house is just too much work. Try out some of these copycat recipes and throw all your New Year resolutions directly out the window. 1. How to Make a Copycat Wendy’s-Like Chocolate Frosty This beats me waiting in the drive-thru at 2am and slurring that I want a chocolate frosty and […]

My Rye Thoughts: The Willett Family Estate 2-Year Small Batch Rye Review

Willett Family Estate 2-Year Small Batch Rye Review

A hands-on review of Willett Family Estate 2-Year. The good, the bad, and the delicious. Although Willett Distilling Company is in fact not a distiller at all, it has masterfully bottled some of the best bourbon and rye though its parent company, Kentucky Bourbon Distillers. The company creates lots of amazing products under the Willett […]

My Bourbon Thoughts: Eagle Rare 17 Year – BTAC

Eagle Rare 17 Year Old

Eagle Rare, like George T. Stagg, is one of five pieces of the Buffo Trace Antique collection. This particular bottle is from the Spring 2014 collection and is bottled at 90 proof. The nose is fragrant with notes of cinnamon and cedar. The flavor is fantastic and the proof is spot on; vanilla and tobacco […]

Wake Up: The Best K Cups That’ll Kick Start Your Keurig

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…because, let’s face it, there’s about 1 million Keurig K Cup options and many of them are less than stellar. Flip through our top 10 picks for the best coffee, tea and hot chocolate K Cups that are out there (as tested by us). Swipe left!

10 Books that Will Help You Become a Better Manager (Not That You Need It!)

The One Minute Manager

Managing people is difficult and at times we all need advice. Here are 10 books that will help any manager navigate difficult situations. [Swipe Left] [masterslider id=”157″] You’ll Also Love: The 21 Best Books of All Time for Men & Women The Most Overrated Books Ever Books: Drunken Shakespeare is the Best

Mamnoon: A Middle Eastern Treat in Seattle


The Capital Hill area of Seattle reminds me a lot of Brooklyn. The hipsters have created out a nice enclave of good food, impeccably brewed coffee and perfectly concocted cocktails – yes, cocktails. This groundwork generally makes for a very nice food scene, and Mamnoon is no exception. As you walk into Mamnoon the fragrant spices […]

The Return of the J. Crew Elephant

I couldn’t get enough of my winter elephant sweatshirt from J Crew this winter. Truth be told every single time I would wear it someone would stop me on the street to ask me where I got it. It really was the perfect ice breaker. So I was more than excited when I found out […]

The 10 Best Gifs of People Falling Down

The gif format provides the perfect way to enjoy the pleasure of someone else klutziness. And remember if we can’t laugh at other people we can’t laugh at ourselves. #1 The Rock-a-bye-baby #2 The this cannot be real fall, but nice effort #3 The Dancing on the sink fall (we’ve all done this) #4 The Pengiun […]

The 11 Best Quotes From Fletch

While Fletch the novel was left out of our list of the Best Books of All Time; Fletch remains an all-time classic movie. It is Chevy Chase in his prime and maybe at his finest. Here are 11 classic lines in the form of gifs: 1. Still true today, it is all ball bearings. 2. […]

Yes! Sriracha Popcorn Is Here

Sriracha Popcorn

I like Sriracha so much that I have it on my key chain and drink it in my beer. Surprisingly, I do not love Sriracha popcorn. I found that the popcorn itself was fresh and good but the overall flavor profile was too sweet; especially when you expect some serious heat. Looking at the ingredients […]

These 11 Mens Espadrilles All Have Free Shipping This Summer!

Best Espadrilles 2016 for Men: Soludos & Toms Espadrille Slippers This Summer

…because you don’t always have to wear sandals to the beach. Espadrilles have been around for hundreds of years, but never really went mainstream for men until Toms put them back on the map. Get adventurous and try a pair! Browse through our editor’s picks for the best men’s espadrilles for summer this year!

Chic Service: Top 9 Bar Carts We Love

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…because when it’s time to bring out your actual barware, that bourbon you’ve been saving for a special occasion, and your favorite bottle of champagne you’ll need to serve your guests in style. Flip through our nine favorite bar carts that are on trend and make a major statement all at the same time. [ […]

On Trend: 11 Best Jogger Pants for Men This Season

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…because we’re loving that the jogger pants trend has grown legs for the fourth year in a row. What started out as more slim fitting sweatpants has now transitioned into jeans, linen and more formal pants. Joggers are perfect when you’re trying to show off some new kicks or boots and because they’re more fitted they […]

The Rise of the Popover Shirt

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If your favorite polo shirt and your favorite button down shirt had an affair, became pregnant and decided to keep the baby they would name him “Popover” and he would look like the perfect combination of each of the parents. Here’s the thing about the popover shirt, its come a long way. What used to […]

80’s TV Shows We Loved To Love…

80's TV Shows

Totally awesome. Remember back in the day when television consisted of a night full of sitcoms, as opposed to reality shows? (No disrespect to Real House Wives of All the Cities, I still love you). Back in the 80’s, nobody’s parents talked about anything so there were many valuable lessons to be learned in 30 […]

What is Bourbon?

Bourbon Barrels

It seems like an easy enough question but there are material differences between Bourbon, Tennessee Whiskey, Rye and Whiskey; there are requirements that must be fulfilled before a distiller can label a product as Bourbon. In 1964 Congress and President Lyndon B. Johnson administration declared bourbon the America’s Native Spirit. In order to declare a product […]

15 Best Mascaras For the Ultimate Spring Eyes

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…because even though it’s not officially summer, most of us are tired every…single…day. If you’re not in a position to grab a latte and throw on some sunglasses, (I think shades are frowned upon in the office?) a little mascara can go a long way. A few quick coats before you head out the door can […]

11 Best Foundations For Flawless Coverage

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….because if you’re all about that base, you need a good foundation. After applying your moisturizer or primer, foundation is the main event. Finding the right base for your skin type sets the stage for the rest of your makeup, helps create the appearance of an even skin tone and blurs imperfections. The goal is finding something that […]

The Perfect Gin Cocktail

Gin Thyme Lemon

Herbs are the perfect compliment to gin. Gin is distilled with the infusion of herbs, mostly the juniper berry. Combine equal parts honey and water with thyme and simmer for five minutes to create the honey-thyme simple syrup. The results here are a drink with a fresh balance of herbs and citrus flavors. The Perfect […]

14 Matte Lipstick Shades We’re Obsessed With This Season

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It can be tough to swing matte lipstick. If your lips aren’t prepped, matte lip color can look drying and chalky. But if the conditions are right, it can look chic and modern. Many of today’s matte formulas are light and smooth, as well as long lasting. It also helps to look for formulas that are “luminous” […]

Scrub! 8 Facial Cleansing Brushes

A facial cleansing brush can really make a difference in your skin. Taking the extra time and effort to cleanse with a facial brush will help remove impurities, dead skin cells, and daily dirt and makeup. With regular use, you’ll notice a difference in the overall appearance of your skin. (Alternately, I notice a difference […]

14 Best Super Bowl Party Food Ideas & Recipes

…because it’s officially that time of year when you have the Super Bowl part planned, but are drawing blanks on what to serve for food. Browse some of the best Super Bowl food recipes from appetizers to snacks to desserts and drinks. 1. Buffalo Chicken Super Bowl Cheese Balls: 2. Double Chocolate Football Cupcakes: 3. […]

Best Valentine’s Day Cupcakes & Dessert Recipes You Have to See to Believe

Easy Valentine's Day Cupcakes, Desserts, Recipes 2016

Nothing says “I love you” quite like a heart shaped dessert. Am I right? And nothing says “it’ll never look like the recipe” quite like trying to bake it. Either way, we say go bold and give it a try anyway. We’ve rounded up some of the best Valentine’s Day recipes for the sweetest cupcakes, […]

8 Charcoal Cleansers For Cleaner Skin

When we cleanse our skin, we don’t usually associate “clean” with charcoal…But charcoal cleansers are great for removing impurities from our skin, while deeply cleansing our pores. Charcoal targets and absorbs impurities, acting as a magnet to draw out dirt, oil and makeup…The result is fewer breakouts and cleaner looking skin. Below are 8 great options if you’re […]

11 Satchels To Carry This Spring And Summer

Satchels just may be the perfect “middle of the road” bag. It’s a great bag to have on hand when you need more room than a clutch can hold…but don’t necessarily need to haul everything you carry in your oversized tote. We’ve chosen 11 satchels, perfect for the season…and as always included some higher end designers […]

Rye Thoughts: 2016 Michter’s 10 Year Straight Rye

2016 Michter's 10 Year Rye

It is always good to get a taste of an aged bottle of Michter’s. This particular bottle of rye was aged 1o years in fire-charred, new American white oak barrels and released in 2016. Master Distiller Willie Pratt wasn’t happy with the product in 2015 so he refused to release a product in 2015, hoping that […]

Don’t Sweat It – 8 Waterproof Eyeliners

Best Waterproof Eyeliner

While we love when the temperature heats up, we don’t love when our makeup melts down. A smokey eye may look chic, but raccoon eyes are a fashion don’t. Even though we tend to use a lighter hand when applying our makeup in the summer months, waterproof options will help keep everything in place. Check […]

10 Best Christmas Wreaths to Deck Out Your Front Door This Winter

…because it really is our favorite time of year! Your Christmas tree is officially up and looking great, the lights are in the window, and all that’s left is decorating your front door. We’ve rounded up some of the best artificial (but real looking) Christmas wreaths to adorn your front door this holiday season and all winter […]

Bourbon Thoughts: Four Roses Elliott’s Select Limited Edition Single Barrel

2016 Four Roses Elliots Select Barrel Strength

For the first time Four Roses Bourbon released Elliott’s Select bourbon, a rare Single Barrel bourbon. The bourbon will be Brent Elliott’s first limited edition release as the master distiller. Brent Elliott became master distiller in September 2015 and hand-selected the 14-year-old OESK, one of the 10 unique Four Rose’s bourbons. Bottled at barrel strength this particular […]

The 7 Best Video Game Consoles Everyone is Obsessing Over

Best Video Game Consoles

It doesn’t matter if you’re fourteen years old or forty years old video games are fun to play. Maybe it is a rainy Sunday or you are trapped inside because of the winter weather; here is a guide to the very best video game consoles to help you pass the time. Order one today and challenge your […]

7 of the Best Bose Headphones To Tune Out With Today

Whether you’re out for a walk, run, or commuting to work via public transportation, a set of Bose headphones is key. And since personal preference comes into play, you can choose to be wired, or not to be wired. Wear them in your ears, or over your ears. But the one thing everyone can get behind? […]

7 Best Action Cameras For Recording Your Epic Adventures

Best Action Cameras

So…you’re the outdoorsy type? If you spend your days hiking, biking surfing and swimming, chances are you’ve thought about an action camera. Whether you’re looking for something at a budget-friendly price point, or considering an upgrade to a higher end camera, we’ve sorted through some great options and listed them below. Waterproof options will record […]

Bourbon Thoughts: The Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Strength Review

Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Strength Review

A hands-on review of Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Strength. The good, the bad, and the delicious. Bulleit makes a solid bourbon so I was intrigued when I ran across their new barrel strength product. This bottle is from Batch No. 2 and is bottled at 119 proof. It packs some hot heat with that high alcohol level […]

The Best Scenes From Wedding Crashers

Wedding Crashers

Jeremy (Vince Vaughn) and John (Owen Wilson) embrace wedding season; in fact they make it their job to crash weddings. So of course they wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to crash the Secretary of the Treasuries, daughter’s wedding. They break their own rules and the hilarity ensues. 1. Hopefully we get all hopped up and […]

Bourbon Thoughts: Weller Special Reserve (New Bottle and Label)

Weller Special Reserve Bourbon

Buffalo Trace gave their brand Weller a new look for their their Weller 12 Year, Weller Antique 107 and Weller Special Reserve. You can see the old versions here for Weller 12 Year, Weller Antique 107 and Weller Special Reserve. I hadn’t stumbled upon these in some time and now I am seeing them […]

The Top 20 Holiday Gifts For 2023 Are…

When you don’t have time to read through all of our Christmas gift reviews and just want to know what the top picks are, how much they cost, if they’re on sale, and where to get ’em…we hear you! Check out some of the top options for men, women, kids, and even teens this year […]