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GM Makes A Custom Suit For Your Car

It seems that even cars want a sharp suit for spring. We know that clothes and four-wheelers don’t exactly go hand in hand (coordinating...
your sunglasses to your convertible doesn’t count), so consider us thrown for a loop when we heard the news that GM had basically hired a...
tailor to dress certain of its’...

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Fashion & Style

Meet Up Mondays: Lucio Castro

As far as conversational icebreakers go, we bet that Argentine menswear designer Lucio Castro can hold his own anywhere. The son of a brilliant...
scientist and a Telenovela actress from Buenos Aires, Castro studied medicine and film before enrolling at Parsons School of Design to study...
fashion in 1999. There, Castro produced a thesis collection...

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Living

This slick wireless speaker catches eyes and ears wherever you take it

There are certainly no lack of options to choose from as you shop for a wireless speaker, but it can be tough to find a portable sonic companion...
that both catches the eye, and offers the power and performance your ears crave. For an intriguing and attractive new take on old design, we...
suggest checking...

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Food & Drink

3 San Francisco Restaurants You Can’t Miss

We were in the City by the Bay the weekend for last, and we stopped by three restaurants that you must check out the next time you find yourself...
in the Bay Area. They’re all owned by Doug Washington, Mitchell Rosenthal and Steven Rosenthal: Anchor & Hope, Salt House and Town...
Hall. Anchor & Hope...

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Food & Drink

Get a Taste of Spring at The Elm

Chef Paul Liebrandt honed his skills under some of the greatest Michelin-starred...
restaurants, from Paris’s Restaurant  Pierre Gagnaire to Marco Pierre White to Le...
Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons in Oxford to Pied à Terre in London, and on top of the...
Liebrandt became one of the youngest chefs to earn a three star New York Times...

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Living

Electronic Music Cranks Up At Moogfest

Lovers of electronic music are headed to Asheville, N.C. for the annual Moogfest. a...
five-day festival featuring such artists as Kraftwerk, Zed’s Dead, Pet Shop Boys,...
M.I.A., Flying Lotus, Moderat, Riff Raff and dozens of others. It runs April 23 to...
April 27, 2014. View the full schedule here. Why Asheville? Well it’s the place...

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Fashion & Style

Feel Good Friday – Mission Belts

Micro Lending. It is something of a buzz word these days; and for good reason. Take...
Mission Belt Company’s micro lending story for example: Brothers Nate and Zac...
Holzapfel and old friend Jeff Jensen had a friend in Panama named Luis who got hurt...
on the job. He was sent walking (rude) and needed a...

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Living

Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept

Land Rover has long been the off-road standard of the world. And even though its most...
famous model, the Defender, wildly lacks in tech, the British carmaker just might...
lead the world in automotive tech – from this moment forward. The Land Rover...
Discovery Vision Concept is perhaps one of the most important and impressive...

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Food & Drink

Single Malt Caribbean Heaven

Balvenie's 14 year Caribbean Rum Cask has everything you want in a Scotch, aged in...
oak for 14 years and finished in rum casks.

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Living

Here’s The Only Stationary You Need

In the age of selfies, Snapchat, and constant Instagramming, it’s easy to lose...
sight of the institution known as USPS. If you’ve completely forgotten that acronym...
— after all there are a lot to keep up with (NSFW, SMH, HMU, and of course, our...
trusty standby, FML) — it stands for the United States Postal Service. Or,...

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