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Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Between the blistering cold, seeming ever-present darkness and the general existential despair that lingers after every holiday, your nightly glass of vino can seem more necessary than luxury. Never once, though, does the experience ever have to be anything less than chic. A new four-bottle wine station from Dacor Discovery is a temperature-controlled, automated wine dispenser that stores four of your favorite bottles, dispensing as much or as little as you’d like with the press of a button. Think of it as the Keurig of wine—just maybe don’t use it in the morning.

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“Bespoke” seemed to be the buzzword of 2015, putting a luxe, customized stamp on everything from bourbon to grocers to socks—and it shows no sign of making a quiet exit in 2016. The latest product to enter the specialty arena is seemingly mundane: the key word is seemingly. Royalton New York unveiled a specialty wood-burning experience designed to cozy up guests’ stays during the coldest month of the year. Each package of tinder is infused with designer scents custom engineered by the hotel’s Brooklyn-based wood sommelier and delivered with a selection of appetizers and drinkers made to be paired with the logs. Now that’s one way to heat up the evening.

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More than even personal style, your skin blares your status—and age—to the world, whether you like it or not. For anyone wishing perfect pores was as easily attainable as freshly laundered sheets, you’re in luck. The aptly named Skin Laundry has answered the prayers of winter-beaten faces everyProcessed with VSCOcam with g3 presetwhere with the opening of their Le Parker Meridien location and the integration of a new face and neck treatment designed to reinvigorate and bring tired skin back to life. The results of the high-tech laser are so laundry-fresh, you’ll be going #nofilter long after the snow melts.


2015 marked the year every man began to care about his personal style; 2016 will mark the year he does the same of his grooming. Kent & Bond, a men’s personal grooming service offering a host of specialty treatments, moves into a prime location on Wall Street thanks to a partnership with Hennessy and WeWork, who together award opportunities for start-ups. The all-organic bastion of male grooming strikes an ideal balance of manly and fancy, which is something even the ladies can get behind.


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