maki-boards

It’s almost that time of year when the term “beach weather” starts slipping into every network weatherman’s vocabulary.  As his or her hand glides across a screen of five straight Ray-Ban rocking suns we start thinking about ways to get a week off from work and get outdoors.  One of the first things we’ll have prepped and ready to roll this summer is one of these longboards from Maki.  They look like the longboard equivalent of a throwback Cubs uniform – classic.  The craftsmanship of these boards will keep them around for a long time (not accounting for the combination of bikini-clad women and oncoming traffic) and Maki Longboards prides themselves in sustainability by not applying any harmful finishes or chemicals.  The finishing technique they use makes the wood’s true beauty shine as you ride the boardwalk playing hooky from work.

Pappy-Van-Winkle-Hot-Sauce

Pappy Van Winkle is the name in bourbon. Bottles have sent drinkers on wild goose chases and left others with empty bank accounts. While we can’t help you procure any of that elusive elixir, we can bring a little Pappy into your life in another way. Pappy Van Winkle Hot Sauce is aged in actual Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. The distillery teamed with friends at Midland Ghost to make this flavorful hot sauce, which features the latter’s prized first generation Ghost Peppers. After the sauce was made, it was left to age in barrels that once held Pappy. That means you have a sauce that’s rich, oaky, and full of flavorful heat. Use it on meats, veggies, or, if you’re a special brand of crazy, just drink it straight from the bottle. It’s that good.