12 Father’s Day Gifts Dad Will Love


Catherine Lane © Catherine Lane 2016

 

Father’s Day is fast-approaching. But what do you get the dad who has everything? Celebrate the special men in your life with these dad-approved gifts.

 

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Miyabi Kaizen II 10 Piece Set | $999.95

Upgrade dad’s culinary game with these hand-sharpened works of art.

 

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Yeti Tundra 65 Cooler | $349.99

Help him keep his favorite drinks cool in style.

 

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Revolver Bronze Age Watch | $140

Give the gift of time with a good-looking wristwatch.

 

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Weber iGrill3 Thermometer | $109.99

Boost dad’s grill skills with this Bluetooth game-changer.

 

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S’well Teakwood Cocktail Set | $95

He’ll enjoy delightful beverages anytime, anywhere with this sleek five-piece set.

 

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ENEBY Bluetooth speaker | $89

Gift dad a clear, powerful sound experience with seamless connection.

 

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Herschel Supply Co. Novel Duffle Bag | $85

This modern travel bag is perfect for weekend getaways or a trip to the gym.

 

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Drop Wireless Charger | $60

All dads need a convenient way to charge their devices, and the minimalist design doesn’t hurt either.

 

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Bombas Tie-Dye Calf Socks | $48

Fun socks are always a hit with the bold, stylish dads.

 

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Carnivore Club Classic Box Subscription | $44.99

Tasty monthly treats for the meat-lovers and adventurous eaters alike.

 

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Sugarfina Bourbon Collection Gift Set | $42

A decadent duo paired with copper flask sure to delight any bourbon enthusiast.

 

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Vegetables Unleashed: A Cookbook | $35.99

For the chef looking to expand his veggie expertise.

Valentine Treats for Your Sweet


Whether you’re planning a date with your sweetheart or spending the day with friends, give your loved ones a delightful treat this Valentine’s Day.

 

From pies and cupcakes to bite-sized cheesecake, these sweet treats make the perfect gift — and an even better dessert!

 

1 Bird Bakery

Bird Bakery’s Cupid Valentine Box puts a cute, modern spin on the classic box of chocolates. Available for preorder, each box contains 12 mini cupcakes in flavors like red velvet and fresh strawberry.

 

2 Sweet Daze

Sweet Daze Dessert Bar offers an extensive collection of Valentine goodies. From artfully designed chocolate-covered strawberries to festive heart-shaped cake pops, you can preorder these handmade treats or limited quantities will be available in-store Feb. 10 through Feb. 14. 

 

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Dallas-favorite (and now a Fort Worth-fave, too) Val’s Cheesecake is offering the “It Takes Two” cheesecake cupcake box. Val suggests melting your beloved’s heart with two delicious cheesecake cupcakes topped with chocolate-covered strawberries — but there are two, so maybe your sweetie will share.

 

6 Emporium

Emporium Pies is taking Valenpies preorders for delivery on Feb. 14. These delicious 7-inch pie brownies are available in Dr. Love, a red velvet chess pie, and Ebony & Ivory, a buttermilk chess pie with chocolate hazelnut spread. Delight even more knowing that a portion of the sales will go towards providing Valenpies for women at the Genesis Women’s Shelter.

 

7 Sprinkles

Sweeter than a box of chocolates, Sprinkles suggests saying “I love you” with a custom XOX box through Feb. 18. Each box includes the perfect mix of cupcakes (think red velvet, raspberry chocolate chip and classics like dark chocolate and vanilla) topped with sugar hearts and sweet messages.

 

5 Pie Pop Co

Who wouldn’t love adorable, bite-sized pies on a stick? Don’t miss The Pie Pop Company’s special edition Valentine’s Pie Pops, filled with dulce de leche or sweet cherry and available for delivery or pickup.

 

4 Krispy Kreme

If you’re missing those traditional conversation hearts, say it with doughnuts instead. Available at participating Krispy Kreme shops through Feb. 14, the all-new Valentine Conversation Doughnuts are topped with edible phrases like “DM ME,” “ALL THE FEELS” and “BE MINE.”

Ebby’s Home for the Holidays: Scardello Artisan Cheese


A cheese board is a never-fail addition to any holiday gathering, whether it’s a small friendly get-together, or a large family celebration. With that in mind, we visited our friends at Scardello Artistan Cheese in Oak Lawn to learn how to create the perfect one. Watch the video below to see how you can ace your next cheese board.

Ace Your Cheese Board

• Include a combination of three firmnesses of cheese – soft, medium-firm and hard.

• Feature different animal milks (i.e. cow, goat, sheep).

• Add a twist by featuring different regions of the world.

• Include a variety of accompaniments like cornichons, dried fruits, nuts, olives or charcuterie.

• When displaying a cheese board, set out a knife for each cheese on the platter. This way, the flavors won’t be compromised.

• Set cheese out for at least 30 minutes to reach room temperature.

• Before any guests arrive, cut a few slices of cheese and arrange them on the board. Present each cheese with its own knife and allow your guests to continue to cut slices for themselves. These measures will prevent the cheese from drying out and allow the full flavors to emerge.

Still unsure of where to start? Don’t be afraid to venture into Scardello and ask for help. The knowledgable staff will work with you to create the perfect cheese board for your palate or gathering.

Happy cheese hunting!

 

Mother’s Day Gift Guide


Mother'sDayGiftGuideMother’s Day is around the corner and we’ve rounded up a few items perfect for giving to someone special in your life.

MothersDayGifts1. French Lavender Hand Soap & Lotion – $44.95
Pamper your mom with this delightfully-scented and ultra-soothing hand soap, dish soap, and lotion set perfect for any sink or bathroom.
2. Brown Sugar Body Polish – $67.00
This natural sugar exfoliant promises to leave skin soft, silky, and glowing. The warm brown sugar scent is reminiscent of freshly-baked cookies. Need we say more?
3. Japanese Plum Bloom Candle – $26.00
This 16-ounce candle offers the scent of plum bloom petals and leaves, ripe plum fruit, and crushed currants. The jar is beautiful enough to be reused, too!
4. Faux Fur Robe – $69.95
Give the gift of luxury with this soft, plush robe. It’s even machine washable!
5. S’well® Water Bottle – $45.00
This double-walled, vacuum-sealed stainless-steel water bottle will keep any beverage hot or cold for an extended period of time. (Pro tip: The 25-ounce size holds an entire bottle of wine too…)
6. KitchenAid Stand Mixer – $569.99
This durable stand mixer is the perfect gift for the serious foodie. It offers 10 speeds to mix, knead, and whip ingredients quickly and easily.
7. iRobot® Roomba – $799.99
Give the gift of a smarter home with this Roomba® 980. With just the push of a button, it can seamlessly navigate and vacuum any floor clean of pet hair, crumbs, or random Cheerios.
8. Walnut Cookbook Holder – $49.95
Following recipes is now even easier with this gorgeous cookbook holder. Prop up cookbooks, Grandma’s recipes, or a tablet for perfect visibility.

Last-Minute Gift Guide: Local Treasures


T–3 days till the big holiday. If you’re a last-minute shopper (like most of us), don’t fret. We’ve rounded up a smorgasbord of items that can serve as great gifts for anyone. The best part? They can be found a hop, skip and a jump away from you.

Wine_tote-07 copyGräf & Lantz Duo Wine Carrier

Handcrafted with merino wool felt and Italian leather, this wine carrier keeps your wine chilled and safe during transit.

 

Pax & Parker – Fort Worth; $129

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Jack Spade Nylon Backpack

A sleek nylon interior and exterior ensures durability, while the added padding on the back provides plenty of comfort.

 

Pax & Parker – Fort Worth; $248

 

 

 

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Incanter Infuser 

Infuse your favorite spirits with this gadget by Sempli. Cut up some of your favorite flavors and place them in the infuser tube, pour in your spirit and indulge in a unique experience.

 

Nest – Dallas; $65

 

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Each of these metallic vessels features a unique scent, while also serving as a beautiful accessory in any home.

 

Xēla Aroma – Dallas; $49

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Fleece Dog Sweater & Santa Chew Toy

Make sure your pet is styled appropriately for holiday festivities or any chilly day. This fleece guarantees warmth, comfort and sophistication. Also, what’s Christmas without a Santa chew toy? This one incorporates chew guard technology to ensure durability.

 

Jack & Jill Pet Market – Dallas (Oak Lawn); $32 (sweater); $16.99 (toy)

 

 

 

 

 

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Cubebot Micro

Skip the plastic and the batteries with this non-traditional take on the toy robot. Its hardwood frame holds plenty of poses, allowing for generations of play.

 

{neighborhood} – Bishop Arts District; $8