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That surprise snowfall that may have smacked you around this spring could’ve been properly mitigated with Hennessey’s latest cognac, appropriately named Paradis Impérial that uses highly select eau-de-vie fruit brandy to create a spirit with touches of orange blossom, jasmine, and a balancing hint of smokiness. As if that wouldn’t be enough to satisfy you, it comes in a special crystal decanter designed by Arik Levy that enhances the cognac’s gold hue for $3,000. Then you can store it in a Louis Vuitton-created $273,000 booze trunk that’ll make you look like you vacation with the Sultan of Brunei. It holds four magnums of Paradis Impérial along with glassware for you and 17 thirsty friends. Who says money can’t buy happiness?

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We pride ourselves on being able to tackle problems and jigsaw puzzles like everyone else–from the edge pieces in. That’s a little more difficult when it comes to thousand piece adventures like the Moon puzzle you see here. In is out, out is in, and there’s an entire quadrant of almost fully gray pieces that depict the lunar surface, but all of that just adds to the productive difficulty you’ll experience when you’re assembling this jigsaw version of modern history. As they tell it, “July 16, 2019 marked the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch – the historic mission to the Moon where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first of humankind to set foot on the Moon. Our Moon puzzle celebrates this momentous achievement and will challenge and delight puzzle solvers everywhere.”