I’d apologize for the lapse in posts however I’ve been in the middle of moving my life back to PA from MD for the past couple of weeks so the only apologizing I’ll be doing is to my back and leg muscles after lifting all of these boxes and furniture.
Back to business. So on Instagram (@jennaraelee89) I follow this amazing store called Apt606 (@apt606). They are located in Miami (for a while I thought they were located in NY, not exactly sure how I came to that conclusion ha). However, the store will be a part of this year’s Fashion Week in NY which is rapidly approaching and I am hoping to attend if the opportunity presents itself. Back to Instagram, I patiently wait every day for new posts from Apt606. These guys carry every essential brand, from Balmain to Louboutin to Balenciaga, just to name a few.
A few minutes ago I was lucky enough to get in contact with Apt606 via Instagram and they were gracious enough to offer to send me over some pieces via email to post about on the blog, hands up to social networking. Stay tuned, as soon as I receive the email I’ll have a longggg entry for you guys about what I’m sure will be the best of the best for Fall/Winter 2012 via Apt606.
Also, in the meantime, follow Apt606 on Instagram (@apt606) and on Twitter (@apt606)
Be back soon
Quick background on Justin Wines:
“Former investment and international banker Justin Baldwin founded JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery in 1981 when he purchased 160 acres west of Paso Robles on California’s Central Coast and planted his estate vineyards.”
Now that the history is out of the way (brief I know but good enough), here’s the wine you’ve got to try: The Justin Isosceles 2009. It’s a Bordeaux blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot. It was aged in New French Oak for 24 months. It received 95 points on The Tasting Panel. Kinda smells like currents and vanilla. It’s really really tastyyyyy wish I had a glass right now.
You can purchase a bottle through http://www.justinwine.com for $62.00 for 750ml. You can read more about the tasting notes and winemaker notes at justinwine.com as well.
Twitter has made a wonderful habit of introducing me to great talents from all around the world. Today I take great pleasure in introducing to all of you an upper streetwear label straight from Melbourne; Percy Baxter. The brand’s website, the clothing, the concept, are all carefully executed and presented in a clean and effective manner. The prices are reasonable, and I have a feeling this brand could be picked up by stores such as Urban Outfitters or Bloomingdale’s, it’s just a matter of time. Here’s my favorite tee:
Retails for $59.95. Visit percybaxter.com for more info and to purchase. Also, follow Percy Baxter on Twitter (@PercyBaxter2)
Purity Vodka is distilled 34 times. No that’s not a typo, 34 is the magic number. That number will surprise most because most vodkas are only distilled a handful of times. I hate to describe Purity as “thick” because it’s not thick, it’s just so pure that if you swirl it around in a clear glass, it won’t streak or bead up on the sides of the glass. Aside from having a beautiful presentation, this is just a great spirit done right. It’s on the pricier side, but if you love vodka, it’ll be more than worth every penny. Also, try to go visit a bar or restaurant in your area that serves Purity, because they also have a table-side flavor infuser that you have to try out. The infuser uses N2O to compress the vodka in a canister with fruits and other flavors to give you freshly infused vodka in just minutes. I’ll post a picture of the infuser below so you know what to keep an eye out for if you go out somewhere to give it a whirl:
Go to purityvodka.com for more info and recipes
Banksy is a street graffiti artist. He’s also simultaneously a political activist. He rolls the two together and ends up with politically driven street art (pretty crafty!). He marks walls up all over the world, often times in politically heightened areas. His work is amazing, sometimes it’s simple and other times it’s intricate. My favorite is the Armored Peace Dove. Banksy painted it on a historic wall in West Bank:
“This wall marks the spot where over 40 people were killed during the first Intafada (the little holes along the top are from bullets). While Banksy was painting it a lot of people came over, some to shake his hand and others telling him to go away. Eventually the local MP was called out to diffuse the eighty-strong crowd that had built up (by which time Banksy had left and the piece was completed by the local kids).”
Just got the notification that Bergdorf Goodman in NYC has just introduced Tom Ford Accessories for both men and women (I’ll focus on the men’s obviously). How exciting! I know that Neiman Marcus is introducing the lines as well but I’m a big Bergdorf fan so whatever. Tom Ford’s designs have always been a favorite of mine, he always keeps it simple, elegant and in good taste. Upon looking through the men’s accessory collection, I immediately fell in love with this Credit Card Case. It’s leather (duh), made in Italy, tonal topstitching, 1 credit card slot in front, 2 in back. If you don’t know who Tom Ford is, I’m a little worried about you as a human being, but nevertheless I’ll tell you anyway; he brought Gucci back to life after it began to drastically fade due to lack of fresh and current designs back in the early 2000′s. So, after that successful flip, he opened up his own line in 2005.
Retails for $300.00. To purchase, visit: http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/p/Tom-Ford-Credit-Card-Case-Bags/prod79650020_cat394711_cat394709_/?index=3&cmCat=cat000000cat200648cat203100cat261003cat394713cat394709cat394711&isEditorial=false
This scotch whisky blend is aged 5 years. Scotland’s only third generation Master Blender, Richard Paterson, is the creator of the blend. It is aged in oak casks with a blend of Speyside, Islay and Lowland malts mixed with gentle grain whiskies. The reason for the name Pig’s Nose (a little odd I know) is because they claim that their Scotch Whisky blend is “as soft as a Pig’s nose”. Alrighty then! I did have a sip of it (I’m not really a scotch or whisky person so the blending of the two is my worst nightmare), but I was pleasantly surprised to find that it doesn’t taste like gasoline! It went down pretty easily. Plus, I love the box and bottle. Take a look:
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