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Happy Labor Day Weekend 2014!

This week, before I sign off (normal posts will resume on Tuesday) I wanted to share a round up, all colored in summer’s sky blue. With Labor Day on Monday, autumn is officially upon us (and yes, I feel for you my South Floridian brethren still sweating out 90% of your body weight each day.) So in honor of saying sayonara to summer, let’s all have one last glorious weekend of beaching, grilling, sunshine, margaritas on the deck, and FOOTBALL. Even if you’re not technically headed back to school, who can resist a fresh, clean agenda? It’s begging you to Read More →

World’s Most Expensive Gold Skateboard

For some people the sky and their imagination isn’t even the limit. One of these creative dreamers is avid skateboarder Matthew Willet. Willet had an idea. He wanted to design the world’s most expensive skateboard, and after some missteps he has succeeded. The fully functional board is 31.5 inches long, 8 inches wide and weighs 80% more than an average skateboard. Willet designed the board, which is being called “The Golden Skateboard,” for the New York based skateboard shop SHUT. The reason that this skateboard weighs so much more that a traditional board is because it is made from 99.999 Read More →

Web Roundup: Engagement Ring Etiquette, Etsy & Easter

This week’s post brought to you by indignance. I would say “irateness” but a. I’m not sure if that’s a word and b. these are strangers. I need to reserve my spiciness for personal affronts. Nonetheless, I’m kicking off web roundup with the bad news first (so the good news can cheer you up!) That’s how I’ve always done it. The good news/bad news thing, not web roundup. Web Roundup is usually a place for butterflies and bunny rabbits which we’ll get to, because it’s Easter weekend. But first: the wrath of D&D. W. T. Actual. F. Etsy Vendor! You Read More →

Breguet Pocket Watch Sells for $1.2 Million – To Breguet

Anyone that knows a thing or two about pocket watches knows that these small, compact, and often intricately decorated timepieces can go for thousands at auction and can end up costing buyers far more than they may have been worth when they were created. Just such a watch was sold earlier this month at a Sotheby’s auction. The watch was purchased not by a private collector as some might assume, but rather, by the Breguet Museum. This stunning gold pocket watch that tells time, moon phase, and date based on chronometer principles was originally owned by Lord Henry Seymour. The Read More →

Best Luxury Watches for Men 2013

Time Will Tell When it Comes to Luxury The concept of wearing a timepiece on the arm began to gain in popularity among the upper classes by the end of the 19th century. Although slow to replace the reliable and ubiquitous pocket watch, luxury watches such as those pioneered by Breguet were already beginning to catch the attention of a growing group of discriminating buyers. While the category of haute horlogerie for these items was still in the future, a solid foundation was in place by the early 1900s. Today, the demand is truly global, with the United States consumption Read More →