Creating Value with Your Backyard Living Space

Our homes may be our castles, but our yards can create a personal oasis Your yard first and foremost reflects your personality and style Creating your outdoor “dreamspace” will give you and your loved ones hours of enjoyment, while adding value when it comes time to sell Independence Day is here. Many people will be […]

Three ways to Old Fashioned

I am always amazed at how much people love a drink called “Old Fashioned.” Put those words in front of almost anything else and eyes glaze over. But put them in front of “cocktail…” What is an Old Fashioned? At its heart, it’s a simple cocktail made with whiskey (bourbon if you’re a purist, rye […]

The Cigar

The beautiful and nostalgic aroma of cigar smoke has been with me all my life. As a child, I remember vividly my uncle’s casual yet commanding presence, a highball in one hand and, in the other, an exotic and strange, yet compelling cigar. He would be the only one enjoying puffing cheerfully on one of […]

The Bow Tie

I love a bow tie. I think it’s classic, classy and special. Tying one is a lost art and when I see a man sporting one, I know he’s given some thought and attention to how he looks. Tying one is not hard to do, and I think every true gentleman should at least know […]

Review of the CZ Bobwhite G2

An in-depth and raving review of the CZ Bobwhite G2 side by side. The 20 gauge is perfect for a small person like and it’s quality-for-the-dollar pricing of  >$1000 is very attractive.

Single Malt Scotch Laphroaig 10

It’s a cold, wet, wintery night, so my gentleman friend and I decided to have a special drink. Laphroaig 10 year is a scotch whiskey from the Islay region of Scotland (I like to pretend it’s hard to find). These are whiskies known for their rich smokiness, which is a lovely thing to enjoy by […]

Do’s (and Some Don’ts) For Grown Men

I’ve always loved a well dressed man and I couldn’t agree more with Ashley Weston’s styling video for fashionable men over 40. These stylists are rather opinionated about what a “mature” gentleman should not be sporting. Specifically: – No leather jackets – No distressed clothing – No logos (particularly on tees) I have to say […]

A Neat Experience

Have you ever wanted to know how to really taste a spirit? You can water it down, pour it over ice or (heaven forbid!) hold your nose and drink it in one gulp. But have you ever really savored and appreciated the flavors of a spirit? If not, I’ve made a little guide to help […]