Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Perfect...Grill

The Snow Peak Iron Grill Table Set #3

Summer is upon us so I thought I would dedicate this week to creating the perfect patio or outdoor space. Currently my patio consists of one potted plant and a gardening spade - an ideal canvass.  Start with a centre piece like a cool grill and build from there.  The Snow Peak Iron Grill Table Set is ideal because it's fully customizable and can include a number of counter space options like these fold-out bamboo tables...and it's collapsible for easy transport.  $700 snowpeak.com

Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Perfect...Swim

The Setter Swim Short by Orlebar Brown

Now that you have moved on from over-sized surfer print board shorts, its time to start thinking about a stylish pair of trunks that can take you from the beach to the beach club.  A revised take on the classic 1950's swim short, Orlebar Brown's Setter streamlines your physique with a modern cut and a multitude of colours.  $230 orlebarbrown.com

Friday, May 27, 2011

The Perfect...Canadian Whisky

Collingwood Canadian Whisky

Being from Canada I have had my fair share of whisky.  During my youth it was the drink of choice before heading downtown to the local watering hole.  Since that time my appreciation for fine liquid gold has improved.  Collingwood  Maplewood Whisky is triple distilled in white oak barrels and undergoes a finishing step called maplewood mellowing (they had me at triple distilled) and as they state on their website: "fancy bags and bottles don't make great whisky. It's what's inside that counts."  I couldn't agree more.   $30 collingwoodwhisky.com

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Perfect...Bag Lunch

The Lunch Tote by Artifact Bag Co.

I prefer bringing my own lunch to work.  It has something to do with the fact I know what is in it. You can't say the same for the local blue plate special.  The problem is, who wants to walk to work carrying a fluorescent green igloo cooler bag.  Not me. This sturdy American made waxed canvas lunch tote combines durability with a modern design...and it sure beats my Dora the Explorer lunch box.  $65 at artifactbags.com 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Perfect Cargo

The Perfect Shape Cargo Pants by Uniqlo

Cargo pants are back but without the sagging and bagging.  Keep them simple and they can become the perfect alternative to casual Fridays.  The fit should be similar to your favorite pair of straight cut jeans.  $40 at uniqlo.com

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Perfect...Breaker

The Bora Breaker from Aether
Spring showers bring May flowers but it also brings a chill to your bones.  The Bora Breaker offers a soft comfort and the functionality of a classic windbreaker.  Shield your shirt and tie from the rain with a modern fabric and contemporary design.  $235 at aetherapparel.com