With Coachella behind us, there are only more summer festivals to come. We’re hitting up the aptly named Summerfest from June 25 to 29 and July 1 to 6. It’s hard to believe that “The World’s Largest Music Festival” takes place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin of all places, but with a lineup including New Order, Rise Against, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and The Pretty Reckless, we can’t wait to rock out! The best part about Summerfest is that it’s reasonably priced, as opposed to other festivals. With the option to attend all 11 days for just $70, you’ll be able to bring along that special bunny you’ve had your eye on. Get your tickets at SummerFest.com.
Our CGOY 2014 Elizabeth Marxs has a lot to say when it comes to the men she finds attractive. This week she’s lending her expertise to tell you lucky guys how to land a girl as hot as her. “There was a period there in the world of men where style and class took a backseat, but now two of my favorite clothing items can be seen on a regular basis: suits and leather jackets. There's something about a man in a suit that screams to me and makes me want to listen, and look, and definitely touch. I don't mind being bossed around. I love a man all cleaned up but I love one that plays dirty too. A black leather jacket with a pair of dark denim that hugs all the right spots and a killer pair of boots and I'm hooked. It wouldn't hurt for a motorcycle to be under all of that. Maybe I've always been a sucker for a bad boy. I'm just happy that men's fashion is going back to the classics and giving me lots of eye candy—is it hot in here?” Keep your rugged good looks office friendly with Triumph & Disaster’s Old Fashioned Shave Cream on Izola.com.
While the backpack has been all the rage for the past couple of years, that doesn’t mean that you should be bringing one anywhere near your office. Renowned leathercraft company Moore & Giles has released an updated version of the slim briefcase that holds all of your office essentials in style. Fashioned with an interior zipper as well as a business card and cell phone pocket, there’s no reason to pass this up. Available in both Virginia and Tuscany chocolate leather, the slim briefcase goes for $515. Get yours on ahalife.com.
Vodka is a trusted go-to, but it can become a great choice when the brand it’s coming from believes in “local power.” Our/Vodka is a hand-bottled liquor produced in an array of cities around the world, starting in Berlin. While each distillery uses the same recipe, the variations in locally sourced ingredients lead to subtle flavor differences. “We believe in local power and supporting the neighborhood,” explain the creators on their website. “Therefore, we partner up with local people who love their city. They have their own take on Our/Vodka and give it the city’s personality and expression… Our/Vodka always looks the same but each city gives its name and character to the vodka.” Find out where you can get your own bottle on OurVodka.com.
We’re suckers for any food that can be delivered, especially if it’s artisanally-made. Online company Smoking Goose lets you order from an impressive array of sausages like smoked duck pear port, Delaware fireball salumi, smoked meats and, of course, that hip and trendy thing they like to call bacon. The best part about this delivery service is that it ships all over America so everyone can get a chance to try these handcrafted charcuteries. Find the list on SmokingGoose.com.