The fine folks at Jameson Irish Whiskey are at it again – with their new Jameson Cold Brew – the perfect weekend spirit. I’m saying that and I don’t like coffee.

About Jameson Cold Brew:

“Meet our new brew. Introducing Jameson Cold Brew. Coffee and Irish whiskey are no strangers, but at Jameson we couldn’t help but wonder if there was more to their story. So, we found a fresh new angle into a classic partnership with Jameson Cold Brew. Jameson Cold Brew combines the smooth taste of triple distilled Jameson and the richness of natural cold brew coffee flavor into one bottle. This is a perfectly balanced combination of our smooth Irish Whiskey with hints of toasted oak, dark chocolate and a rich coffee aroma. Made with Arabica beans from Brazil and Colombia. With no added sugar. Best served chilled, over ice or in a cocktail and among friends.”

Learn more about Jameson Cold Brew.

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The fine folks at Molly Hatch have the perfect little gift to send to you mom or any mother you know to celebrate Mothers’ Day – their Mother’s Day Gift Box.

About the Mother’s Day Gift Box from Molly Hatch:

“Let Mom know she’s the best this Mother’s Day! A Gift Box full of flowers and blooms that will bring color and joy to her home and garden (indoors or out!). Each box includes a hand-written card with your personal message, just for MOM. Be sure to include a gift message at checkout for the card to be included. Supplies are limited.”

Find the Mother’s Day Gift Box from Molly Hatch.

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I have spent the past 20 plus years building a career in the world of corporate communications. And for most of the 20 years I have been consistently told that the death of email as a business communications tool is immanent. Well, email is still with us and shows few signs it is going away any time soon. Why? Well it is my opinion people rely on it as a crutch and despite much better collaboration tools available we tend to go with what we know. I have been trying to move my various clients and employers to think beyond the status quo and move away from email, but I didn’t have the gravitas. So I was thrilled to pick up A World Without Email – Re-imagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload by Cal Newport – which basically makes the case and articulated what I have been saying for years. …and it is a great read to boot.

About A World Without Email by Cal Newport:

“Modern knowledge workers communicate constantly. Their days are defined by a relentless barrage of incoming messages and back-and-forth digital conversations–a state of constant, anxious chatter in which nobody can disconnect, and so nobody has the cognitive bandwidth to perform substantive work. There was a time when tools like email felt cutting edge, but a thorough review of current evidence reveals that the ‘hyperactive hive mind’ workflow they helped create has become a productivity disaster, reducing profitability and perhaps even slowing overall economic growth. Equally worrisome, it makes us miserable. Humans are simply not wired for constant digital communication.”

A World Without Email by Cal Newport is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers everywhere.

May the Fourth be with you!

Well, to mark the day Star Wars fans celebrate a faraway galaxy from a long long time ago, head over to the Star Wars Collection I found from the fine folks at Williams Sonoma. Williams Sonoma have curated a fine collection of Stars Wars-inspired products some of which are pretty cool, like the Star Wars R2D2 Popcorn Maker.

About the Star Wars R2D2 Popcorn Maker available from Williams Sonoma:

“Give snack time the intergalactic edge with this popcorn maker shaped like everyone’s favorite Star Wars droid. Simply plug him in, add corn kernels and watch as R2-D2 makes quick work of air-popping a healthy snack for movie night.”

Find the Star Wars R2D2 Popcorn Maker available from Williams Sonoma.

Check out the Star Wars Collection from Williams Sonoma.

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I eat a salad pretty much every night, either with my dinner or as my dinner. Most of the time I make it in a simple glass bowl which works well. However, lately I have thinking about upgrading my salad experience as it is a big part of my day to make it more special. Which is why I am ordering the Wood Classics 3 piece Salad Bowl Set I found from the fine folks at Dansk.

About the Wood Classics piece Salad Bowl Set from Dansk:

“The rustic and stylish Wood Classics 3-piece Salad Bowl Set is crafted of handsome stained Acacia wood. Ideal for salad courses in the warm seasons, this set features a unique design that will intrigue and impress guests. Designed by Jens Quistgaard in the 1960s.”

Find the Wood Classics Salad Bowl Set from Dansk.

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One of my favorite things to host is a celebratory brunch. Whether it’s for a holiday, birthday or other celebration, I think a brunch is a nice way to mark the occasion. Some day soon I will be ready to invite people back into my home and boy will we celebrate. So I am collecting recipes that will make a brunch special – like this recipe for Sheet Pan Egg-Stuffed Bagels which I found from the fine folks at Better Homes & Gardens.

About the recipe for Sheet Pan Egg-Stuffed Bagels from Better Homes & Gardens:

“For an Italian spin, start with Asiago cheese bagels and use roasted red peppers instead of olives, basil and oregano for the herbs, and shredded Parmesan for the cheese.”

Find the recipe for Sheet Pan Egg-Stuffed Bagels from Better Homes & Gardens.

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The fine folks at Condé Nast Traveler have collected 29 Vintage Photos of Paris, “from the Moulin Rouge to the Louvre” allowing us to “travel back to smoky jazz clubs, Dior dress fittings, and tea parties at the Ritz” and it is a delight.

About Condé Nast Traveler’s 29 Vintage Photos of Paris:

“Paris is a place where romance and history play side by side. Cafés line cobblestone streets, beautiful people stroll along the Seine at all hours, and every neighborhood seems to have its own iconic landmark, be it the Notre Dame, Sacré-Coeur, or Eiffel Tower. The city’s roots date back to the third century, but Paris has undergone extreme transformations in the past 150 years or so alone—think groundbreaking fashion trends, artistic and literary movements, and the construction of some of the world’s most famous buildings. Take a look at these 29 vintage Paris photos that show just how much the city has changed over the past century, all while remaining one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Warning: You might find yourself wanting a time machine after scrolling through.”

Check out Condé Nast Traveler‘s 29 Vintage Photos of Paris.

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Tired of the same old doormat options? All your choices seem to be either way too boring or way over the top. Enter the fine folks at The Doormatory – who offer a fine selection of quality doormats with elegant customization options.

About The Doormatory:

“Founded in California, The Doormatory offers exceptional, decorative mats made with a dedication to craftsmanship, style, and value. Every mat produced by The Doormatory is hand-decorated and designed to bring style and sophistication to your door step. Our many customizable options allow the freedom to bring unique personality to your porch and transform the mood of your abode into a warm, inviting home.”

I like the simple elegance of The Doormatory’s Bonjour Doormat:

“This hand-decorated doormat is the perfect accent to any entryway. Made with resilient and renewable coconut fibers, our doormats effectively whisk away debris from shoes while also featuring a beautiful design to greet your guests. Bring a unique personality to your porch to create a warm and inviting home.”

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