LUXOLOGY

  • LYNX 36-INCH ALL PRO SEAR BUILT-IN PROPANE GAS GRILL

    LYNX 36-INCH ALL PRO SEAR BUILT-IN PROPANE GAS GRILL

    The Ultimate Grilling Machine.

    For those serious about their grilling, this shiny 36-inch propane gas grill icon is all you need to make this the best summer ever. The quality begins with its high-grade 304 stainless steel, seamlessly welded to eliminate areas where grease and moisture can collect. An advanced ignition system provides reliably safe start-ups while three 23,000 BTU adjustable infrared burners allow you to sear thick-cuts perfectly, or throttle back to cook more delicate items just so.

    Want more control? Its main and secondary cooking areas combine for a whopping 935 square inches of grilling area while a three-speed rotisserie enables slow roasting.

    One last bonus feature we love—a control panel with LED accent lights and ultra-bright internal halogen lights which provide more than enough illumination to grill deep into the night.

    Just do us a favor if you get one. Add us to your VIP guest list.

    Lynx 36-Inch All ProSear Built-In Propane Gas Grill With Rotisserie L36ASR-LP; $4,699; amazon.com

  • RALEIGH TRIPPER

    RALEIGH TRIPPER

    Day Trippin’

    Fixed gear bikes are trendy these days thanks to their simplicity versus their multi-geared cousins.

    Case in point, the Raleigh Tripper. At TheLUXURIAN, we like how this dandy sports an internal gearbox in the rear hub — which makes switching to easier speeds a snap. And the stopping speed of its disc brakes would impress a BMW. Lastly, it's steel construction makes it stronger and easier to ride than aluminum.

    So what are you waiting for? It's time to hit the road.

    Raleigh Tripper, $900; raleigh usa.com

  • ACCA KAPPA NATURAL LIP BALM 15 SPF

    ACCA KAPPA NATURAL LIP BALM 15 SPF

    Get Lippy.

    Summer is a-coming. Or so we hear. Which means sunshine and inevitably, those pesky UV rays. So give your lips a little loving with one of our favorites from Acca Kappa. Founded in Treviso, Italy in 1869, Acca Kappa is a brand that knows how to pamper and soothe your body to the lux-most.

    The SPF 15 antioxidant formula protects, moisturizes, nourishes and soothes the lips thanks to its artful blend of shea butter, jojoba oil, carnauba wax, beeswax and vitamin E.

    So pamper away; your precious lips are worth it!

    Acca Kappa Natural Lip Balm 15 SPF, $11.50; shop acca kappa.com

  • ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA PLATINUM WATCH

    ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA PLATINUM WATCH

    Watch. And Wonder.

    There are watches. And then there are Rolex watches. And while we’re not discounting the other grand watches of the world, let’s just admit that there are more time pieces than we, at TheLUXURIAN, have wrists for.

    Yet if we were stranded on a desert island and could only choose one watch to grace our wrist, this friends, would be that watch.

    Created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original and hewn entirely from 950 platinum, it features a Cerachrom brown ceramic bezel, an ice blue dial, and a 4130 self-winding movement.

    It looks equally at home with you spear fishing on white sands or spending an idyllic evening at the opera.

    Just as boys grow to be men, this Rolex is what a watch wants to be when it grows up.

    Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Platinum Watch, Price TBD, rolex.com

     

  • HAMILTON BEACH BREAKFAST SANDWICH MAKER

    HAMILTON BEACH BREAKFAST SANDWICH MAKER

    Breakfast of Champions.

    Let’s face it. Time is the ultimate luxury. And when it comes to the morning rush, you can never have too much of it. Which is why TheLUXURIAN can’t recommend enough this little work of genius from Hamilton Beach.

    Five minutes is all it takes to create yourself a hot and delicious breakfast sandwich you can be proud of. 

    Want a ham, egg and cheese on a toasted-to-perfection English muffin? No problem. Or a healthy turkey sausage with egg whites and spinach on a bagel? As you wish. Even better, the design footprint of this little beauty is quite small—it will fit right in on any minimalist countertop.

    But don’t take our word for it. Check out this handy video here.

    The chef is definitely in!

    Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker, $29.99; hamilton beach.com

  • LUXE TIP — 60s CAT EYE

    LUXE TIP — 60s CAT EYE

    LUXE TIP.

    Ladies, looking to achieve that classic 60s cat eye, a la MadMen’s Megan? Here’s what you’ll need to get the look:

    • Benefit:  Ooh La Lift
    • Dior:  Skin Perfecting Hydrating Concealer
    • Maybelline:  Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black
    • MAC:  Shadow Duo in Radial Pink & Shadowy Lady
    • MAC:  Thin Eyelash Extensions & an Angled Brush
    • Trish McEvoy:  Eye Brightener in Shell
    • Maybelline:  Super Stay 14 Hour Lipstick in Perpetual Peony
    • MAC:  Highlighter Blush in Unconventional
  • LORO PIANA DELAVE FIVE-POCKET PANTS

    LORO PIANA DELAVE FIVE-POCKET PANTS

    Improve Your Bottom Line.

    At the turn of the 19th century, the Loro Piana family opened its wool business and for decades they've supplied haute couture houses with fine fabrics. Today the esteemed Italian company still creates its famous wool, along with its own impeccable designs for both men and women.

    Case in point, the five-pocket jeans for men in a light purple/heather grey. The sophisticated Delave cotton/spandex fabric and the slim, straight Italian cut and styling will put the smart in your casual.

    Molto buono, guys. Better get ready for the compliments!

    Loro Piana Delave Five-Pocket Pants, $425; neiman marcus.com

  • THE BAR10DER

    THE BAR10DER

    What the Swiss Army Uses for Their Bar.

    At TheLUXURIAN, we’ve always believed that great ideas can come from anywhere. Which is why when on our mission to discover hot new products at the International Houseware Show last month, we were pleasantly surprised to find the Bar10der. Clever name aside, this collaboration between the inventor, Josh Salles and his business partner, Geoff Curley (both long-time spirits industry veterans) is a gadget-lover’s dream.

    More than a 10-in-1 bartending tool, it’s the perfect accessory for any home mixologist. Like a multi-purpose pocket knife, the Bar10der features ten essential tools including a muddler, reamer, channel knife, jigger, zester, knife, stirrer, strainer, corkscrew, bottle opener and strainer. Did we mention it’s all-in-one? And for a bonus, it comes in six friendly colors and features a non-slip rubber handle and molded plastic accents.

    We’d say this is a classic case of how form follows function follows incredible fun!

    The Bar10der, $49.99; the bar10der.com

     

  • CHEZ MOI

    CHEZ MOI

    That’s French for Awesomesauce.

    Chicago restaurant fans are more than familiar with Dominique Torgne of Bistro 110 fame. Now he’s broken out on his own with a delightfully classic yet charming restaurant in the Lincoln Park area, Chez Moi—and frankly, it’s his time to shine.

    After all, if there’s one thing we at TheLUXURIAN love, it’s insouciant ambiance and Chez Moi has it in spades. Partly upscale, but casual enough so as to not be stuffy, Chez Mois impresses by its sheer emphasis on making sure you and your party have an evening to remember and it begins with a staff that’s welcoming and knowledgeable about the menu and the eclectic yet impressive wine list.

    As for the food, the always-friendly Dominique masterfully delivers straight-up Parisian bistro classics from his signature crusty sourdough bread to a mouth-watering crème brûlée. It would be criminal to miss his coq au vin—a pure delight, guaranteed to blissfully remind you of your favorite arrondissement.

    Take our word for it, Chez Moi is a jewel of a neighborhood bistro that’ll have you feeling Parisian—without the pesky international flight.

    Chez Moi
    2100 N Halsted St Chicago, IL 60614
    (773) 871-2100
    chezmoichicago.com
  • VENETIAN COLLECTION 5-TIER BLOUSE TREE

    VENETIAN COLLECTION 5-TIER BLOUSE TREE

    Clutter: 0. You: 1.

    Sometimes it’s the little things that feel the most luxurious. Like the simple satisfaction of seeing a well-organized closet. We think this five-tier blouse tree hanger from the Venetian Collection does quite the trick of organizing and gently keeping your shirts in place. The hanger is coated with non-slip rubber padding so your garments don’t fall off. And because we don’t all have closets like the Kardashians, you can hang multiple blouses on the five-tiered hanger to maximize closet space.

    Gentlemen, don’t feel left out. You can use this same hanger tree for your shirts and they also make luxe trouser hooks and tie racks as well.

    Stay neat. Stay smart. Stay sharp.

    Venetian Collection 5-Tier Blouse Tree, $7.99 each; bed bath and beyond.com

  • CENTRAL STANDARD

    CENTRAL STANDARD

    Farm to Tavern.

    Now open in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, Central Standard is our definition of an oh, so comfortable gastropub. From recycled barn wood to sculptural light fixtures and honeyed lighting, the warm, rustic interior at Central Standard invites you to come and stay awhile. Start with a meal in one of their oversized backlit booths or grab a quick bite at the bar. If you’re so inclined, you could head upstairs to the mezzanine for lounging with craft cocktails or bottle service.

    In a clever conceit, Executive Chef Ryan Wombacher’s menu was inspired by some of his favorite places across CST, from Fargo to New Orleans. Prepared with locally sourced, market fresh ingredients, his dishes tell a unique story. Of course, expect no less from an equally inventive drinks menu that boasts a slew of creative craft cocktails, 40 beers on draft and an extensive wine list.

    In our opinion, CST is the discerning diner’s go-to answer for “What time is it?”

    Bon appetite!

    Central Standard
    169 W Kinzie St
    Chicago, IL 60654
    312.527.9409
    central standard chicago.com
  • LAB SERIES SKINCARE FOR MEN OVERNIGHT RENEWAL SERUM

    LAB SERIES SKINCARE FOR MEN OVERNIGHT RENEWAL SERUM

    Skin is In.

    Men, last we heard, your skin needed TLC too. After a hard day, out and about—a little soap and water sometimes doesn’t really cut it. So treat your skin right with this advanced treatment formula that’s ideal for the man who wants his face and eyes to look younger, longer.

    Apply a little dab to your just cleaned face and neck every night and morning and voila, it works to relieve the feeling of dryness and tightness. It infuses moisture into the skin immediately, leaving you with baby-smooth, healthy skin.

    If that’s not luxurious, we don’t know what is.

    LAB Series Skincare for Men, 'MAX LS' Overnight Renewal Serum, $60; nordstrom.com

  • MONCLER MILITARY FIELD JACKET

    MONCLER MILITARY FIELD JACKET

    A Salute to Spring.

    Founded in 1952, Moncler has always designed savvy outerwear and sportswear that married classic sensibilities with on-trend styles.

    This military-style field jacket upholds the Moncler tradition with a jaunty look that’ll carry you through Spring and into Fall.

    We particularly like the dressy epaulets and convenient cargo pockets on the chest—not to mention the subtle yet oh so distinctive logo patch on the left sleeve.

    One note, this line runs small so we recommend going one size larger than normal.

    You may just get a medal for looking damn good.

    Moncler Men's Military Field Jacket, $725; neiman marcus.com 

  • ANN TAYLOR INNER CIRCLE SILK COTTON CAMP SHIRT

    ANN TAYLOR INNER CIRCLE SILK COTTON CAMP SHIRT

    Let’s Get Graphic.

    This Spring, black and white is the in thing. So get your luxe on with this silk cotton camp shirt in a charming dot print. It’s a wear-anywhere piece that’s on trend but also timeless.

    Pair it with white jeans or a pencil skirt — suitable for the Hamptons or the board room. And speaking of the board room, we like this dressed up with a black and white clutch and layered with some gold glam for that finishing touch.

    Dot is all.

    Ann Taylor Inner Circle Dot Print Camp Shirt, $68; ann taylor.com

  • PORSCHE PANAMERA S E-HYBRID

    PORSCHE PANAMERA S E-HYBRID

    It’s Electrifying.

    While the four-door Porsche may be polarizing, there’s no denying it’s in a category all its own. And for 2013, Porsche’s all-new plug-in hybrid goes green by providing an all-electric driving mode good for 20+ miles and 84 mph, solely on electricity. But it’s also a beast on the asphalt, with 416 hp and 435 lb-ft of torque — that’s good for 0-60 in 5.2 seconds, enough oomph to make those other electrics go home in shame.

    And because it has four full-sized doors, it’s still one of the most user friendly Porsche to date—so rear passengers can climb in and out without contorting themselves like refugees from Cirque Du Soleil.

    We also love how the Panamera's 115-inch wheelbase, has a tight 39.2-foot turning diameter, allowing 90-degree turns into your garage without having to execute a three-pointer.

    It’s green. It’s sexy. It’s a Porsche. ‘Nuff said.

    Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid, $99,000; porsche.com

  • TOMTOM SUITES - THE OLD FRANCISCAN HOUSE

    TOMTOM SUITES - THE OLD FRANCISCAN HOUSE

    Turkish Delight.

    At TheLUXURIAN, we’re fans of small boutique hotels. The more boutique, the better. We’re also in love with Istanbul, a city still straddling East and West—and with delightful results in their cuisine, culture and entertainment.

    For us, nothing captures the romance of Turkey better than this lovingly restored former convent, Tomtom Suites - The Old Franciscan House. It’s a chic boutique hotel with 20 spacious suites hidden away in the consulate district of Istanbul. The smart, contemporary interiors include original works of art, a rooftop terrace bar with views of the Bosphorus, a delightful bistro and a library, all within easy access of the Blue Mosque and Taksim Square.

    You can see Istanbul’s magnificent ancient churches, palaces, fortresses and mosques from this unique location. And bonus traveler tip, On returning to the hotel, be sure to visit the Terrace Bar to watch the sunset as the evening call to prayer reverberates across the city.

    It’s Old World meets New World. And it’s definitely worth a visit.

    Tomtom Suites - The Old Franciscan House
    Bogazkesen Caddesi Tomtom Kaptan Sokak NO:18
    Beyoglu
    Istanbul 34433. Turkey
  • COLE HAAN COOPER SQUARE WINGTIPS

    COLE HAAN COOPER SQUARE WINGTIPS

    Spring Forward.

    Not all wingtips are created equal. Some have a certain, shall we say, je ne sais quoi; a certain jaunty insouciance that projects confidence. And these Cooper Square Wingtips from Cole Haan definitely have the confidence built in—right down to their pink laces.

    At TheLUXURIAN, we like how they've fused the wingtip oxford classic look with the latest technology including a leather upper and a full length Nike Lunarlon sockliner for extra comfort. Dress this shoe up, or better yet, with your most beat up tee and something sporty. You really can’t go wrong either way.

    Shoes like this is why Spring was invented.

    Cole Haan Cooper Square Wingtips, $179.95 on sale; cole haan.com

  • THE SQUARE STAINLESS-STEEL WATER BOTTLE

    THE SQUARE STAINLESS-STEEL WATER BOTTLE

    H2 OH.

    Water. We know, not fancy or anything. But, and here’s the twist, we love our water bottles. There’s just something about a well-made bottle that makes our design-loving, hydrated hearts go pitter-patter.

    Enter the Square stainless-steel water bottle from Clean Bottle. It unscrews from both ends for easy cleaning and drying and its stainless-steel construction won't affect the taste of your water.

    But at TheLUXURIAN, we also love that it comes in an array of sophisticated, fresh colors—orange, green, blue, charcoal and white—and the modern square shape keeps the bottle from rolling away if it tips over. Bonus points for designing it to fit most cup holders.

    So stay hydrated while looking cool. How refreshing!

    Square Stainless-Steel Water Bottle from Clean Bottle, $44.95; rei.com

  • TORY BURCH SHARP SQUARE SUNGLASSES

    TORY BURCH SHARP SQUARE SUNGLASSES

    Orange is the New Black.

    Spring, ah, the most hopeful of seasons. It’s a time for ditching your gloves and breaking out your favorite shades. And while usually, we recommend sunglasses according to individual style and face shape, we’re certain you'll love how these Tory Burch sunglasses flatter your features. The sleek square design along with the gradient lenses offers a little mystery, but doesn't overpower your look.

    We could add that they’re made in Italy and offer 100% UVA/UVB protection. But really, it’s how stylish they’ll make you look that we love.

    So stay cool while grabbing some shade!

    Tory Burch Sharp Square Sunglasses, $165; neiman marcus.com

  • THE GLENCAIRN SCOTCH WHISKY GLASS

    THE GLENCAIRN SCOTCH WHISKY GLASS

    A Toast to Craftsmanship.

    There are always times when a good glass of scotch smooths the rough burrs on any day. And when those occasions arrive, TheLUXURIAN recommends the go-to glass the experts prefer—the Glencairn Scotch Whisky Glass. Crafted in Scotland, these gems enhance the whisky experience. When sniffing whiskey, it’s best to keep your mouth open and smell gently. The tulip shape of the glass was designed to let you sniff and swirl the amber nectar without spilling so much as a drop.

    And really, who would want to waste a single precious ounce of that 18-year Talisker you’ve been saving?

    Slàinte!

    The Glencairn Scotch Whisky Glass, $11.99, amazon.com

  • BERNDES COOKWARE

    BERNDES COOKWARE

    The Chef is In. And Stylin.

    Friends, meet your new, beautiful ceramic cookware, brought to you by Berndes. Founded in 1921, the first Berndes revolutionized cookware with a pan made of cast aluminum and non-stick coating. The only true ceramic cookware in the industry, this cookware really brings it—in quality and design, vibrancy of color and non-staining durability of surface.

    Today, they’re still making a name for themselves with chefs in the know and the company recently celebrated its 90th anniversary. First things, first, they’re German—so the food you make in your Berndes cookware isn't the only thing that will be delicious. So is the design. Available in three product lines—professional, perfect and specialty—TheLUXURIAN recommends the professional as we're fans of the beautiful design and shapes associated with this line and we love the silicone rimmed glass lids. Clad in a gorgeous minimal all-white, they're "statement" pieces that’ll make you look like a pro in your kitchen and look great on your stovetop. Next, they're dishwasher safe. That said, you may end up babying them and want to hand wash each one as they wipe clean effortlessly. Last, the pan has a stainless steel bottom for superior induction and heat distribution, so they make the most perfect eggs imaginable. Just sayin'.

    Can cookware be sexy? Most definitely.

    Berndes Cookware, prices vary; berndes-cookware.com

  • TORTOISE CLUB

    TORTOISE CLUB

    Who's The Man? You Are.

    Although it’s been open for a while, TheLUXURIAN thinks Keene Addington’s new restaurant, the Tortoise Club, is still one of Chicago’s best kept secrets, bound to appeal to both men and women.

    Masculine to the core, it’s the kind of tony, old-school supper club experience that harkens to a by-gone era where you wouldn’t be surprised to see Gatsby holding court. The dark mahogany millwork, smooth leather upholstery and perfectly dim lighting makes for a perfect power lunch, impressive client dinner or just an intimate date for two.

    As for the food, well, Executive Chef Gray McNally has spared no attention to detail in using local ingredients from a network of local farmers, specialty artisans, eccentric foragers, and dedicated fishermen. Signature items include the Crab Toast Salad with lemon truffle vinaigrette, the maple bourbon-glazed Berkshire Pork Chop, and the wild-caught Dover Sole served with Champagne truffle fumet. Of course you’ll want to wet your whistle with a selection of wines and oh-so louche Prohibition era-inspired cocktails.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, the restaurant is open.

    The Tortoise Club
    350 N. State Street
    Chicago, IL
    312.755.1700
     
    tortoise club.com
  • BUMBLE AND BUMBLE THICKENING CREME CONTOUR

    BUMBLE AND BUMBLE THICKENING CREME CONTOUR

    Your Hair in Hi-Def.

    Short of hiring a live-in stylist, this could be the next best thing to giving your hair that killer yet elusive salon look. The dense, pliable shaping crème was designed to support looks of all sorts. Somehow, Bumble and bumble crafted a blend of carnuba wax and seedcake extract into a sheer paste that shapes while disappearing into the hair.

    Ideal for all hair types and textures, it’s also appropriate for color-treated hair.

    Here’s a luxe tip. Use a light touch, running fingertips through the ends of your hair for that piece-y look while still keeping the style full.

    Let’s keep this between ourselves. No point in making your stylist jealous.

    Bumble and Bumble Thickening Creme Contour; $27.00; sephora.com

  • BODUM BISTRO ELECTRIC WATER KETTLE

    BODUM BISTRO ELECTRIC WATER KETTLE

    Haute Water.

    Can one get excited about seeing water boil? In this case, the answer is a resounding yes. The Bodum Bistro Electric Water Kettle is another great find from the 2013 International Housewares Show. 

    Here’s what we love. The double-walled insulation lets the water stay hot for longer. Even better, the inner wall is made with borosilicate glass, the most neutral and most suited material to keep water absolutely pure. The outer wall is a clear plastic for better shock protection. And it comes in four colors to suit just about any color scheme.

    The bottom line? Boiling some water suddenly becomes a beautiful process to watch—fast and easy. We’re also keen on how it easily detaches from the electrical unit so as to be able to bring the pitcher to the table.

    Isn’t it time you added some heat to your kitchen?

    Bodum Bistro Electric Water Kettle, $100; bodum.com

  • HTC ONE

    HTC ONE

    Handsome Caller.

    Samsung and Apple may be stealing the smartphone show these days but in our book, the new HTC One is one of the most handsome phones we’ve seen lately. After all, it was machined from a solid block of aluminum with a slightly curved back that feels solid but not heavy in your palm. And the 4.7 inch Gorilla Glass 2 screen has 468 pixels per inch which, as you can imagine, looks pretty resplendent even against the iPhone 5 and the just introduced Samsung Galaxy S IV.

    Inside, the HTC One is also bleeding edge, running Android 4.1 and featuring NFC, LTE and the screaming fast Snapdragon 600 processor. Then there are the two speakers above and below the screen which translates to the most incredible sound you’ve yet to hear on a smartphone. Trust us, you have to hear it to believe it.

    The HTC One will be released on all major U.S. carriers in April but there’s no word on pricing or specific dates yet. That said, when the HTC One calls, TheLUXURIAN will definitely answer!

    HTC One, Price TBD; htc.com

  • WÜSTHOF CLASSIC HOLLOW-GROUND SANTOKU KNIFE

    WÜSTHOF CLASSIC HOLLOW-GROUND SANTOKU KNIFE

    Stay Sharp.

    If practice makes perfect, then the seventh generation family-owned Wüsthof makes for some pretty amazing knives. After all, they’ve been doing this for nearly 200 years, an anniversary sure to be celebrated.

    Wüsthof knives are adored by many of the world's most famous chefs. So if you're looking to begin collecting your Wüsthof or are in need of a great gift, you can't go wrong.

    At TheLUXURIAN, one of our favorite knives in the collection is the classic 7-inch Santoku. The cutting edge is minimally curved, so it provides less rocking action than a European-style cook's knife. For straight-down slicing and precise chopping, however, it's superb. Alternating scallops on each side of the blade create air pockets, allowing slices to fall away cleanly, and all knives are forged from a single piece of high-carbon stainless steel.  

    One last note, a good knife should never be placed in a dishwasher. Hand wash your knives and they’ll last for years to come.

    For a final pro tip, be sure to check out this video on how to properly hold a knife.

    Now you’re cooking!

    Wüsthof Classic Hollow-Ground Santoku Knife, $99.95; williams sonoma.com

  • STRESS LESS AUTOMATIC LEVER CORKSCREW

    STRESS LESS AUTOMATIC LEVER CORKSCREW

    A Toast to Simplicity.

    As anyone who’s ever opened a bottle of wine knows, sometimes it’s a tricky business, especially when you’re using an old-school corkscrew.

    Enter the Stress Less Automatic Lever Corkscrew from the folks at Trudeau. Certified by the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, this handy, beautifully crafted device makes opening wine bottles a breeze.

    Designed for both left and right-handed use, you’ll use less leverage and effort than with a traditional corkscrew. And there’s even a magnetic foil cutter attached that sits in the base for easy storage.

    So let nothing stand in the way of you and merry-making.

    Cheers!

    Stress Less Automatic Lever Corkscrew, $89.99; shop trudeau.com

  • MONBENTO

    MONBENTO

    East Meets West.

    It’s Bento. It’s French. It’s a match made in luxury heaven.

    Introducing the first French-made bento box, Monbento. Yet another find TheLUXURIAN discovered at the 2013 International Housewares Show. And indeed, one of our favorite finds to date.

    Inspired by Japanese tradition, these award-winning bento boxes are perfect for bringing lunch to the office. They consist of two airtight containers, an adjustable separator inside and a wide elastic strap to ensure foods stay in place during your commute.

    Microwave ready and dishwasher-safe, they come in nine striking colors guaranteed to impress your co-workers. You can even configure your own color combination on their site.

    Trust us, bringing your lunch to work has never been cooler.

    Monbento, starting at €28.00; en.monbento.com

  • BAR LUXE

    BAR LUXE

    Raise the Bar.

    Fresh from the 2013 International Housewares Show in Chicago, TheLUXURIAN spotted a line of barware that impressed us to no end. In fact, we’ve never seen non-glassware look—and feel—this good.

    Brought to you by BarLuxe, this sleek yet affordable barware collection is made from tough, impact-resistant polyester and has a heft and weight that’ll surprise you. Even better, they’re BPA-free, dishwasher durable and so tough, a truck could drive over them without breaking (seriously.)

    But for us, the best part is how they look—polished, elegant and sophisticated. We particularly like the Staxx collection with a tapered design and seamless stacking for a small storage footprint. And, since you can engrave them, they make great gifts for just about anyone!

    Friends, the bar is now open.

    BarLuxe Staxx 10oz Rocks, $5.95 each or available by the case; BarLuxe.com