Well, it is finally here: my traditional late summer vacation to Wellfleet, MA on Cape Cod. I have been busy preparing for the trip and have collected a few special items to bring along to ensure some enjoyable evenings enjoying the sea breeze on the patio. Today’s Friday Finds are those that will help me indulge in the things I enjoy while on vacation.

FF: White Mountain Moonshine

WMMI will be sipping many fine bourbons on vacation. However, I am looking forward to trying some good old fashioned moonshine as well. I purchased a bottle of White Mountain Moonshine which is made right here in my home State of New Hampshire and is described as: “white whiskey distilled from corn & malted barley and un-aged.”

White Mountain Moonshine is made by Flag Hill, a “New Hampshire Winery and Distillery” in Lee, NH.

About Flag Hill: “Established in 1990, Flag Hill has grown from a family operated business to the largest vineyard in NH with an established winery producing distinguished wines from our own vineyard. Embarking on a new venture, owner Frank Reinhold secured Flag Hill as the first distillery in NH in 2004, producing high quality distilled spirits such as General John Stark Vodka and Josiah Bartlett Barrel Aged Apple Brandy.”

Check out the spirits of Flag Hill here.

Flag Hill in Lee, NH is open to the public Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm, year round.


FF: Union Jack Zippo Lighter

ZUKOne of the things I like to do on vacation, and other special occasions throughout the year, is puff on a fine cigar. I know, I know, but it is a nice treat and it is not like I do it every day. There really is something nice about relaxing after a leisurely dinner with a tumbler of bourbon and a cigar as you chat about pig futures with your fellow barons while sitting in an overstuffed leather chair.

To make the lighting of my cigars special, I just purchased my first Zippo lighter. I went for this super cool Zippo Union Jack Lighter which features: “Brushed Chrome and a Full Face Enamel Emblem.”

Check out my new Zippo lighter here.


FF: The Vanilla Bourbon Pillar Candle from Chesapeake Bay Candle

vbcTo add some ambiance to my nights out on the patio with my spirits and cigars, I have selected a nice scented candle.

My choice? The Vanilla Bourbon Pillar Candle from Chesapeake Bay Candle. This candle promises “a decadent treat of sweet vanilla and caramel embellished with rich bourbon notes and golden amber.”


Check out the Vanilla Bourbon Pillar Candle from Chesapeake Bay Candle here.


FF: Keep Calm & Pedal On, Bicycle Matches

KCPOAlthough my super cool new Union Jack Zippo may be good for lighting my cigars, it will not be the best thing to use for lighting my Vanilla Bourbon Pillar Candle. But that’s ok, as I have secured this great box of matches: The Keep Calm & Pedal On, Bicycle box matches.

This set of 50 wood matches features illustrations of vintage bicycles (one of my favorite motifs) and features the cheeky slogan “Keep Calm & Pedal On”.

The Keep Calm & Pedal On, Bicycle box of matches can be purchased from High Street Market and other fine retailers.

…and I’m off!