Bullet Cufflinks + Bond = Badass

Having been a moderate Bond fan my entire life (loving Sean Connery but not all of his successors), I was thrilled to see Daniel Craig refresh the role.  I was even more thrilled to see Skyfall, which firmly shoved me from moderate to ridiculous in my love-of-Bond (no, not just because Craig is delicious, but because the story, action, gadgets and eye candy were all equally fun ... and smart).

The film is a perfect blend of new world and old school, and I've been eating it up ever since I left the theater.  That said, I absolutely had to share these clever 007 Bullet Cufflinks from Dupont Collector.  They are hot, they are genius, and they are, unequivocally, Bond.  James Bond.

All-American Eats @ Kate Mantilini

One of my favorite dishes on this planet is a seared pork chop with mashed potatoes and applesauce.  Simple.  American.  Glorious.  Trouble is, it's uncommon to find a chef that gets a pork chop right these days — most are so afraid of not cooking it enough that they cook it to death.  Nothing more depressing.

So it was with delight that I tried the pork chop with applesauce at Kate Mantilini in Beverly Hills.  It is, friends and readers, my favorite pork chop ever.  Juicy, juicy, juicy, with a delicious salty crust, homemade applesauce, and creamy potatoes.  Stop it.  I now go there just to order this dish (plus a plate of oysters).  The best thing?  You can place a double order and take the second chop home for lunch the next day.  Amazing.

Even more amazing is the hot butterscotch sundae with glazed walnuts to go with it.  You know how I feel about old-school comfort food, and when it's done right, it's art.  And in this lively space with its crowded, almost diner-esque menu, fantastic service, and comfortably modern decor, you can't lose.  A favorite time and again.

The Peephole Gun Sticker

Some things are just stupid.  Others are stupid and awesome at the same time.  This is one of the latter things.

Door Peephole Gun Sticker from The Fancy
Get it?  The front door peephole is the scope?  Stupid.  But awesome.  If I lived in an apartment and weren't obsessed with my decor and aesthetic being as pristine and magazine-worthy as my shoe collection, I would have twelve of these.  $15 bucks.  I spend more than that on eggs every Sunday.
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