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Monday
Jan202014

[GIFTED] Celine Geometrical Handbag

Do you know a very fashionable woman?  ARE you a very fashionable woman?  Get out of here, then, there's no room for fancies around here!  Just kidding, just kidding, just kidding.  If you want to buy a bag that's guaranteed to earn you, "Oh my God, I love your bag!" compliments from co-workers, friends, and random people in the coffee shop and on the subway, look no further than this Celine Geometrical Handbag, which is unique in pretty much every way. 

Tuesday
Jan142014

[WHAT I BOUGHT] Sorel 1964 CVS Boot

When you're in your early 20's, you're supposed to be an adult.  You have a degree, a job, and bills to pay.  But somehow, your early 20's are even messier than your college years (mainly because you're housed in the comfortable, safe bubble of college life where money exchanges hands for beer and pizza and not much else).  You are wilin' out hardcore.  You're making zero dollars and you're just starting out, so you probably have a shitty assistant job that you hate and the only thing that gets you through the day is your ability to go to the bar with your equally miserable friends to self-medicate with alcohol. 

All of your money goes to rent and booze, and you're still under the infantile assumption that you're invinceable, so you don't spend money on things you need, like health insurance and the good pair of snow boots that your mother has been nagging you to buy for years.  Then, you enter your late 20's, and your back hurts when you wake up and you can't drink more than 3 beers without waking up with a hangover.  You start thinking, "Hey, maybe I should start taking care of my body" just as your body starts to fall apart. 

You start to spend money on the boring things, because the boring things are necessary in order for you to continue to function as a human.  Snow boots fall into the "boring but necessary" category, of course, after you've realized that no, your old sneakers aren't adequate during a snow storm, and you quite like having dry feet when you start your day at work.

I honestly have not purchased legitimate snow boots in my entire adult life, and while these Sorel 1964 CVS Boot ($140, Sorel) boots are a bit pricey, they paid for themselves with just one snowstorm.  They're comfortable, warm, provide good traction in the snow, and look okay enough to wear around the office on snowy days. 

Friday
Jan102014

[GIFTED] FreakishCLOCKS

 

Flava Flav would scream "DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS" over and over again until his tiny body collapsed under the weight of his gigantic solid cold clock necklaces.  In that case, the actual question of the time was less important than the weirdo that was verbally assaulting you.  I digress. 

Knowing what time it is is important.  If we lived in a clock-less world, nobody would get anywhere or do anything.  Dinners would all be burned to a crisp.  That said, it's important not to spend all of your time clockwatching.  You have to develop a balance.

These FreakishCLOCKS ($100, Sabrina Fossi) will help you do that, showing only the hour that it is and obscuring the rest.  The hour that you're in is the only one that matters.  DEEP.

Friday
Nov222013

[GIFTED] Pretentious Beer Glasses

Once, we were a nation of light beer-swilling patriots.  Now, we're all—barring the college and high school students who are still partial to Natural Ice because that's all they can afford—"into" craft beer.  Possibly because we enjoy it, partially because we have no choice in the matter.  A fun way to test this assertion is to take your father—who is a Heineken loyalist—to literally any nice restaurant in Brooklyn.  Heineken, a once higher-end beer option imported from a faraway land, has been replaced with a selection of microbrews imported from just beyond the Gowanus Canal.  

Face it: when it comes to the state of brews, you have to jump in head-first and figure out what you like pretty quickly, or, if you like my father, accept that you won't be able to order a Heineken and instead switch to hard liquor on the rocks.  If you DO jump in head-first, you'll probably have a good time.  You might even develop an attitude about it, which is why you would need these Pretentious Beer Glasses ($171 for full set), which includes 5 glasses that are supposed to do something different for your beer.  

Friday
Nov082013

[GIFTED] Mega Calorific Canister

We all have that one person in our lives—usually a kindly old aunt—whose sole purpose on Earth is to make you indulge.  Go hang out at her house.  Are you hungry?  Here's a WHOLE LASAGNA, just for you.  You deserve it, she'll say.  You've been working so hard! (You haven't been).  Open her cabinets—they are stocked with everything you shouldn't eat—it's like the junk food aisle of your local supermarket.

When you're in her Indulgence Palace, you definitely shouldn't spend your precious free time catching up on work you've been neglecting, you should watch Mrs. Doubtfire and eat several pints of Haagen Daaz.  When she asks why you don't visit more often it is literally because your body can't handle it, but don't tell her that.

That's why this Mega Calorific Canister ($110, Jonathan Adler) is the perfect gift for her.  It'll house her various high-calorie treats and resonate with her way of life.  Live big, get big, who cares?  You hungry or what?