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Picnic In Style With An Upscale Mobile Bar

You guys, this weather is the best. I just came back to the office after touring some properties, and I was trying to think of reasons to go back out when I came across this item on Outsideonline.com about New York designer Brad Ford and his super cool mobile bar. If I were a lady of leisure, I would organize a fancy picnic, and I would have my personal assistant hitch this mobile whiskey trailer to her Toyota Prius (I like to think that my imaginary personal assistant cares about the environment a whole bunch), and bring it to the empty plot of land I have on reserve solely for picnicking. You would obviously be invited. But I’m not a lady of leisure, so you’re on your own.

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Gifts For The Book Lover: Mexico: The Cookbook

“Wait a minute,” you’re thinking. “You clearly said that this was a gift for a book lover—not someone who loves cooking and/or Mexican fare.” Okay, I hear what you’re saying. But do we really want to put people in boxes? Are we okay with identifying people with a single label? I mean, you don’t want to be known as simply “the first wife” or “the dog lover” or “the guy who got wait-listed at Stanford,” right? So stop doing that and then buy your literate friend the super lovely and useful Mexico: The Cookbook. With 200 photographs and 700 recipes, there’s a lot to admire to peruse. Bonus: She can make you a delicious meal and you can talk about how you don’t pigeonhole people anymore.

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Gifts For The Book Lover: Love Me Back

Perhaps you’ve read some things about local author Merritt Tierce’s debut novel, Love Me Back. People far smarter than I have given their two cents on the book, and I’m not going to do that here. This is a post about consumption, people! So I’m going to encourage you to buy this very dark book for the friend who loves to talk about books as much as she loves to read books. It’s a very fast read—I read it in a single night—and there’s plenty here to discuss. Like, she could talk about it for days and days! Actually, if you could include my email address with the book, I would very much appreciate having more people to talk to about this book. So in the end, by buying this book, you would actually be giving me a holiday treat.

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