The new golf shoe from Nike comes in two colors and can be worn on or off the course.

Nike Golf's TW' 14 Mesh Shoe, Plus More New Products

Posted April 14, 2014

GOLF: NIKE GOLF’S TW’ 14 MESH SHOE
What’s new: The latest edition of Nike Golf’s TW' 14 comes with the ventilated mesh upper and Integrated Traction on the outsole, which were previously only available as custom options.
Details: Customers asked, and now they have received: Two features that were available only through Nike's online customization system (ventilated mesh upper and Integrated Traction) now come standard on the TW’ 14 golf shoe from Nike. The low-profile Integrated Traction is subtle, so you can wear this versatile shoe on or off the course. Flywire technology provides an adaptive, glove-like fit, and the Nike-Free inspired outsole gives the shoe more flexibility and full athletic motion.
Where to buy: Head to nikegolf.com to find a retailer near you. Prices start at $170.
See it: Click here for more photos of the shoe.

Posted Oct. 31, 2013

BOOK: John Besh's Cooking from the Heart: My Favorite Lessons Learned Along the Way
What's new: In his third cookbook, John Besh, award-winning chef of nine restaurants in New Orleans and San Antonio, peppers anecdotes throughout from his culinary journey through Europe.
Details: You might find this 308-page, hard-back, glossy cookbook better suited for the coffee table than your kitchen, but even if you're an inexperienced cook you'll feel like a culinary artist when you put any of the 140 recipes to the test. Large, colorful photos show step-by-step close-ups of dishes throughout the cooking process in Besh's 13 "cooking lessons," which will help you master classic skills such as roasting a whole fish. Short stories from Besh's travels to Germany's Black Forest and southern France put you right in the moments he learned some of his most important cooking lessons (sometimes the hard way). With Besh's help, impress dinner party guests with recipes such as Duck Confit and Marinated Salmon with Dill and Mustard Sauce.
Where to buy: Retails for $40, but you can find it for about $27 online.
See it: For more information go to chefjohnbesh.com

Posted Jan. 17, 2013

GIFTS: GILDED AGE GREETING CARDS
What's new:
Gilded Age Greetings, the makers of high-end custom greeting cards, introduces the Luxury Love Letter collection to its Grand Couture line, providing the services of a "poet of passion" to craft a custom poem written in classic prose.
Details:
When price is no object, these expressions of affection certainly tell your loved ones where they rank - whether for Valentine's Day or any other occasion. The top-of-the line Grand Couture series ($2,500-$5,000) features cards decorated with pink and white diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and Swarovski crystals, plus the aforementioned poem. The Couture line ($2,000-$3,000) uses rose gold in its 23k hand gilding, but none of the stones featured in the Grand line; while the Signature line ($300-$500) features limited editions, signed and numbered by the artist, and hand-gilded in 23k gold. All cards are tassel-bound and come in black silk boxes with documentation and white gloves.
Where to buy:
For more information, and to order, go to gildedagegreetings.com

Posted Dec. 12, 2012

GOLF: SUN MOUNTAIN RAIN GEAR
What's new:
For 2013, Sun Mountain debuts its StormTight golf rain gear collection, modeled after the rain suits the company created for the 2011 U.S. Presidents Cup team.
Details:
Why let a few drops of rain get in the way of a great round of golf? StormTight rain gear features a breathable four-way stretch woven fabric that moves with your swing and protects from the elements. Pair the full-zip jacket and pant (men $229/$169; women $179/$149) or switch things up with a long-sleeve pullover ($169) or short-sleeve pullover ($149). And how 'bout these perks? Waterproof zippers, adjustable hem and cuffs, and pass-through hand-warmer pockets.
Where to buy:
To find a retailer near you or for more details on the StormTight collection, go to sunmountain.com.

Posted August 24, 2012

INSTRUMENTS: FRETLIGHT GUTARS
What’s new:
With Fretlight Guitars from Optek Music Systems, it’s never too late to start playing that instrument you’ve been dreaming about since your youth, and now you can start by learning your favorite Beatles chestnuts.
Details:
Using Fretlight Guitars, beginners can concentrate on the neck of the guitar, making it easier to pick up a new skill. Fingering information for chords, scales, songs, and riffs light up on the fretboard under your fingers. A play-along video gets you started. As a professional teacher guides you on the video, everything he plays lights simultaneously on your guitar. The new Lennon & McCartney Play-Along video features eight Beatles classics, including “Blackbird,” “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Norwegian Wood,” and “Back in the U.S.S.R.” Songs by Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and other artists are also available.
Where to buy:
The new luxury Pro model, available in Blonde or Pacific Blue, retails for $1,200. Order online at fretlight.com or call 800-575-6511.

BOOK: 100 INTERIORS AROUND THE WORLD
What’s new:
Book publisher Taschen compiles 100 of the most inventive contemporary home interiors from six continents in this colorful, two-volume set.
Details:
Across 720 pages, this beautifully photographed set features styles ranging from rustic minimalism to urbane eclecticism found in countries including Argentina, Brazil, China, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Morocco, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the U.K., and the United States. Get ideas for your own home, or just dream. The hardcover set comes in a slipcase and is multilingual, in English, French, and German.
Where to buy:
Go to taschen.com to order the set, which costs $59.99.
See it:
Click here to see some of the interiors

Posted July 13, 2012

WOMEN'S FASHION: FOOTZYROLLS SHOES
What's new:
Tired of using half your luggage space for shoes? These stylish, sensible shoes from Footzyrolls weigh less than 6 ounces and roll into each other, taking some of the headache out of traveling.
Details:
Available in several styles, these versatile shoes keep you comfortable and fashionable on any leg of your journey. The durable shoes have been worn by such stars as Beyonce, Blake Lively, and Susan Sarandon. Look for the 2012 Fall Collection to debut in August.
Where to buy:
Prices range from $22 to $45 and can be found at Bloomingdale's, Lord & Taylor, Macy's, and other major retailers; or order online at footzyrolls.com
See it: Click here for samples from Footzyrolls' Fall Collection.

Posted June 1, 2012

ACCESSORIES: PARTIME WATCH
What's new:
Swiss designer Andreas Mossner debuts his new timepiece, Partime, today at the Designmesse event in Zurich.
Details:
Like an hourglass, the intriguing wristwatch reflects elapsed time as well as the proportion remaining. A right angle within a circle shows the hours horizontally and minutes vertically. Minute by minute, the blue area reduces in size until the circle is solid at day's end. You can also get a digital display with the push of a button. The shockproof/waterproof watch features an LCD display and scratch-resistant mineral glass, and comes in a stainless-steel case.
Where to buy:
The watch sells for about $760 U.S. To order, go to partime.ch.

Posted May 22, 2012

GOLF: NIKE METHOD MIDNIGHT PUTTERS
What's new:
Nike Golf gives into its dark side with the June release of its new Method Midnight putters.
Details:
The dark chrome finish gives these milled-head putters an alluring mystique (and cuts glare); and Nike's polymetal groove technology combines steel and polymer to give your ball a forward spin that should minimize bounce and keep putts in line.  The putters come in three models with differing head shapes; the 006 model comes in both right- and left-handed versions.
Where to buy:
The putters, which retail for $324, will be available beginning June 15. Go to nikegolf.com to find a retailer near you.

Posted April 27, 2012

BOOKS: DIOR AND ALEXANDRE REZA
What's new:
Two exceptional gift ideas, these beautifully presented new releases from Assouline immerse you in the worlds of fashion and luxury.
Details:
The three-book Dior set ($75), by Caroline Bongrand and Jerome Hanover, opens the doors to the house of Dior and its abundance of luxury brands, showcasing fashion, jewelry, and perfume in respective hardcover volumes. Each 80-page book is packed with images from each decade of the brand's rich history. Plus, you can store them easily on your bookshelf in the set's colorful slipcase. In Alexandre Reza, jewelry historian and author Vivienne Becker shines the spotlight on the famed French gemologist and his magnificent creations. This luxe, limited-edition tome ($1,000) is printed on cotton paper and comes in a suede clamshell box, capturing the exclusivity of Reza's work. You'll see more than 100 rare pieces and get a greater understanding of the gem house through archival documents and vintage photography.
Where to buy:
To order, go to assouline.com
See it:
Click here for images from Dior. Click here for images from Alexandre Reza.

Posted March 29, 2012

BOOK: THE CLASSIC PALMER
What's new:
Relive Arnold Palmer's greatest on-course moments in this photo-packed new volume by noted sportswriter John Feinstein (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, $19.95).
Details:
Feinstein captures all the triumph of the legend's stellar career - 92 worldwide titles, four Masters, a U.S. Open victory, and consecutive British Open wins, accompanied by the iconic photography of Walter Iooss in this portable gift-sized book (5-1/2 inches by 7-1/2 inches). The 144-page book features 50 full-color photos.
Where to buy:
To pre-order, visit abramsbooks.com
See it:
Click here for images from the book.

CAMERAS: NIKON D800
What's new:
With Nikon's newest, get outstanding image quality and fidelity, while retaining a wide ISO range for top low light ability for photography and video.
Details:
This high-end camera is ideal for professional still and multimedia photographers and videographers. Perfect for shooting high fashion, weddings, or multimedia presentations, the D800 features Nikon's highest-resolution sensor to date - a 36.3 megapixel, FX-format CMOS sensor. You'll also get a 91,000 pixel 3D Matrix Metering system with Advanced Scene Recognition System, 1080p HD video with manual control, an enhanced 51 pt AF system, dual card slots (CF and SD), and more.
Where to buy:
Visit nikonusa.com to find authorized dealers. The multifaceted camera retails for $2,999.95.
See it:
Click here for images.

Posted March 20, 2012

FASHION: TOMMY HILFIGER FALL GOLF COLLECTION
What's new:
Sure, it's just spring, but who doesn't like a fashion preview, especially when it's Tommy Hilfiger - and it's golf.
Details:
Hilfiger's three-tiered Fall 2012 golf collection celebrates "Vintage Modern" (striped polos, argyle sweaters), "Urban Picnic" (New York-inspired, jewel-tone tailored styles), and "Winter Beach" (nautical themes, muted colors). The far-reaching collection boasts about 100 styles for men, ranging from $65 short-sleeved polos to $120 outerwear fashions. Women can expect about 75 new styles, ranging from $65 bermudas and polos to $120 knits and outerwear creations.
Where to buy:
The collection will be available at fine golf retailers, pro shops, and resorts.

EQUIPMENT: NIKE GOLF VR_S FORGED IRONS
What's new:
Nike steps up to help you add speed and precision to your game with these new irons ($1,200 for steel) boasting a face-welded forged face and body.
Details:
Maybe you saw Tiger Woods wield this club during the 2011 Presidents Cup, the first Nike athlete to use it in competitive play. Among the innovations: A 2.5 mm constant thickness face that aids in distance and precision; more grooves, spaced closer together and deeper on the clubface, to help with control and consistency; and a deep-pocket construction that aids in higher launch, straighter ball flight, and steeper descent.
Where to buy:
Ask at your favorite Nike Golf retailer.
See it: 
Click here for an image.

Posted March 1, 2012

BOOKS: PARIS AND ARCHITECTURE NOW
What's new:
Taschen, a book publisher known for its big and bold, cutting-edge volumes, has two tempting additions for your library: Paris, Portrait of a City (544 pages; $69.99) and Architecture Now! Vol. 8 (480 pages; $39.99).
Details:
Paris packs more than 500 photos into this visual walk through the city of light's history. See past and present through the lenses of famed photographers Daguerre, Marville, Atget, Cartier-Bresson, and others, plus dazzling images from unknowns as well. While Paris zeroes in on one location, Architecture Now spans the globe, looking at exciting new projects from the elaborate to the subtle, from renowned architects like Zaha Hadid and Ryue Nishizawa to stars-in-the-making Todd Saunders and Li Xiaodong.
Where to buy:
Available at fine retailers or from taschen.com
See it:
Click here for images.

Posted Feb. 7, 2012

GOLF: CLUBGLIDER TRAVEL BAG
What's new:
Sun Mountain rolls out its smaller, lighter ClubGlider golf travel bag, with extendable legs and improved weight support.
Details:
This easy-to-maneuver bag takes the heavy lifting off your itinerary when taking your clubs on the road. Pivoting wheels help you whisk through airports and parking lots so you can get to what's really important - a fun and challenging round. The 2012 ClubGlider Journey, one of three new models, may appear more tapered, but there's still plenty of room for your golf bag, clubs, and shoes. Whether you're a weekend warrior or a pro, there's a bag built for you. Retail from $199 to $299.
Where to buy:
To find a retailer near you, visit sunmountain.com or call 800-227-9224.
See it:
Click here for images.

Posted Jan. 20, 2012

BOOKS: ESCAPE HOTEL STORIES
What's new:
Discover breathtaking luxury amid eco-friendly environs in this just-published photo-packed book by Condé Nast Traveler contributor Francisca Mattéoli.
Details:
Subtitled "Retreat and Refuge in Nature," this 160-page volume (Assouline, $45) opens the door to a collection of exotic hotel getaways, many located in UNESCO World Heritage sites, that give priority to preserving the natural environment. From eco-lodges on Easter Island to luxury tents in the Australian desert, these grand escapes will entice you to blow the dust off your passport and look for adventure.
Where to buy:
Look for it at your favorite retailer soon or pre-order at assouline.com
See it:
Click here for images.

FASHION: ABACUS GOLFWEAR
What's new:
Spice up your look both on and off the course this spring with Abacus' new lines for men and women.
Details:
Men will like the comfort and ease of the new Carlo polo shirt, which combines micropolyester with bamboo charcoal so your golf buddies (hopefully) will never have to see you sweat. The bamboo's natural minerals absorbs moisture, prevents bacteria growth, reduces odor, and provides UV protection. ($80). For women, softer colors are in this season - think pink, cranberry, lilac. The company's ultrafeminine Gullane cardigan incorporates a flower design with three-quarter sleeves and a soft cotton/acrylic blend for perfect springtime sweater ($100).
Where to buy:
Visit abacus-outdoor.com to find a retailer near you.
See it:
Click here for images.

Posted Dec. 1, 2011

LIQUOR: LAPHROAIG TRIPLE WOOD
What's new:
About 13,500 bottles of the new Laphroaig Triple Wood single malt Scotch whisky, gold-medal winner of the 2011 International Wine & Spirit Competition (Best in Class), have been produced for the U.S. market.
Details:
Think the sweet fruity essence of apricots and raisins with a hint of earthy peat that makes scotch so relaxing and distinctive. A smooth mouthfeel and comforting finish moves this new spirit to the front of the liquor cabinet. The 96-proof whisky is the result of a triple maturation process in American oak ex-bourbon barrels, 19th-century-style quarter casks, and European oak oloroso sherry casks.
Where to buy:
Now available at participating U.S. retailers, but you can order at laphroaig.com.
See it:
Click here for an image.

BOOKS: DANIEL BOULUD COCKTAILS & AMUSE-BOUCHES, FOR HER & FOR HIM
What's new:
In this beautifully photographed two-volume collection, renowned chef Daniel Boulud teams with mixologist Xavier Herit to share contemporary twists on classic cocktails, keeping in mind the unique palates of men and women.
Details:
These hard-covered companion books, easily stored in a special slipcover, feature tempting images of the drinks themselves, accompanied by the creative recipes. Flip through the combined 160 pages and find that perfect cocktail for you and your special someone. (Assouline, $50)
Where to buy:
Look for it at your favorite retailer or order at assouline.com.
See it:
Click here for images.

Posted Nov. 11, 2011

LUGGAGE: CLUB GLOVE TRS BALLISTIC
What's new:
Club Glove has your back this holiday travel season, introducing its tough, highly attractive, and easy-to-lift TRS Ballistic luxury luggage line.
Details:
Constructed with a durable woven nylon fabric, these bags have double the abrasion resistance and four times the tear resistance of most premium fabrics. Also, the company utilizes its Train Reaction System, which creates that ideal center of gravity to help lighten the load. The line features a carry-on ($699), check-in ($750), and extra-large check-in ($799); or get the set for $2,248.
Where to buy:
To order, go to clubglove.com.
See it:
Click here for images.

FASHION: MARTIN GOLF APPAREL
What's new:
Return to the look and feel of yesteryear's timeless golfwear with Martin Golf's new 100 percent cotton lisle spring collection.
Details:
Rick Martin, founder of Fairway & Greene, has done his homework on this new line from his eponymous latest venture. One look at these clothes and you're back in the fashionable heydays of Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan. Gone is the polyester that has become so pervasive in the industry; replaced by the finest Pima cotton and classic styling. Shirts range from $78 to $88; sweaters from $100 to $150.
Where to buy:
Look for them at your finer golf and pro shops. For more information, go to martingolfapparel.com.
See it:
Click here for images.

Posted Oct. 5, 2011

GOLF: ADIDAS GOLF STREET FOOTWEAR
What's new:
Ready for pre-order from adidas Golf, the new adicross street shoe gives you comfort and flexibility on the course and off, and throws in a dash of personality with some bright color options.
Details:
The soft, spikeless outsole provides excellent traction for all playing conditions, and the abrasion-resistant textured synthetic toe-cap keeps things durable. Plus, the softer construction of the water-resistant shoe puts less stress on the body. Choose from five color schemes. $90.
Where to buy:
Pre-order now at adidasgolf.com. Product will ship in November.
See it:
Click here for an image.

SPIRITS: I SPIRIT VODKA
What's new:
Four Italian tastemakers join forces to release the original Italian vodka - I Spirit, a traditional recipe from the northeastern region of Italy.
Details:
How's this for a quartet? Restaurateur Arrigo Cipriani (Harry's Bar in Venice), distiller Marco Fantinel, and entrepreneurs Lao Elkann (of Fiat family fame) and Francesco Cosulich. "Our families have combined the best Italian ingredients and traditional distilling techniques to create I Spirit Vodka," Cipriani says of their warm, velvety collaboration. Distilled five times, the alcohol is reduced to 40 percent ABV by adding spring water from the Dolomites, which is filtered through activated carbon. The vodka is then chilled to 18 degrees and filtered one more time for utmost purity.
Where to buy:
I Spirit can be found at top restaurants and bars in New York and New Jersey, including 90 Acres, Gramercy Tavern, Provocateur at the Gansevoort, and all Cipriani restaurants (plus at Mr. C in Hollywood). Or order online at italianwinemerchants.com or astorwines.com. Retails for $39.99 for a 1 liter bottle.
See it:
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Posted Sept. 23, 2011

GOLF: SUN MOUNTAIN KG:2 STAND BAG
What's new:
Looking for more pockets and more hand-holds on a golf bag? You'll get these at-your-fingertips conveniences and more with Sun Mountain's new KG:2 stand bag.
Details:
The bag features a 9.5-inch oval, four-way top with full-length club dividers, three integrated top handles and a new lift-assist pocket handle, plus eight pockets. In addition to the expected ball and accessory pockets, check out the beverage pouch, mobile phone pocket, velour-lined valuables pocket, and the full-length clothing pocket. The additional hand-holds make it easier to use both hands to lift the bag on and off the cart.
Where to buy:
Find for $199 at golf shops and retailers, beginning in November. For a retailer near you, visit sunmountain.com.
See it:
Click here for images.

TECH: THE CALLET
What's new:
No need to juggle your smartphone and your wallet. This colorful new holder helps you keep it all together.
Details:
Durable and flexible, this gel-polymer hybrid of wallet and phone case has slots for your phone, cash, and credit cards. Models available to fit your iPhone or BlackBerry. Go classic with black or white, or make a statement with bright pink or blue.
Where to buy:
Available for $19.99 at thecallet.com
See it:
Click here for images.

Posted Sept. 15, 2011

TECH: GRIFFIN STYLUS + PEN + LASER POINTER
What's new:
Who doesn't love an all-in-one tool? This new precision tool from Griffin Technology combines a stylus, pen, and laser pointer that you can use on touchscreens, projection screens, and paper.
Details:
Griffin president Mark Rowan refers to his company's latest gadget as a "digital Swiss Army knife" - pretty great description. What you get: a soft rubber tip that mimics the press of your finger for more accurate writing, tapping, and dragging on iPads, iPhones, and other touchscreens; an integrated laser pointer for screen presentations; and a refillable ballpoint pen for ol' reliable paper. The high-sensitivity, omni-directional point is designed not to scratch or smudge your touchscreen.
Where to buy:
For more information and to purchase for $49.99, go to griffintechnology.com
See it:
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GOLF: VISOR VERSA COIL-CORD VISOR
What's new:
With the new wide-brim coil-cord visor from Visor Versa, get some additional shade while setting up your putt - and do it with flair, thanks to interchangeable bands.
Details:
At 4 inches long, this visor provides additional protection from the sun. Choose from either black or white for the wide-brim visor, but dress it up - and change it up - with a variety of easy-to-attach bands: solids, stripes, animal prints, novelty designs, and others. With the $26 Visor Versa package, choose one visor color and two bands.
Where to buy:
To order and see band options, go to visorversa.com
See it:
Click here for images.

Posted Sept. 1, 2011

GOLF: DAVE PELZ GREENMAKER
What's new:
Improve your golf game without even leaving your backyard (or office), thanks to the new Dave Pelz GreenMaker putting green system from the short-game guru himself and synthetic grass innovator SYNLawn Golf.
Details:
The easy-to-assemble system comes in four sizes. The 6-by-12 ($1,199) and 8-by-14 ($1,799) footers feature two hole locations; the 10-by-16 ($2,599) has three; and the 12-by-18 ($3,499) has four. All you have to do is assemble the base pieces, unroll the putting surface, and insert the regulation-size cups. As easy as 1-2-3. Change contours to practice an assortment of greens configurations.
Where to buy:
For more information and to purchase, go to synlawngolf.com
See it:
Click here for images.

Posted August 4, 2011 

ACCESSORIES: HAMPSTEAD WEEKEND TRAVEL BAG
What's new: Get ready to turn heads at the airport and on the road with the Hampstead, Archer Adams London's first weekend travel bag collection.
Details:
Made in the U.K. with Holland & Sherry Harris tweed and English bridle leather and hardware, this stylish, lightweight bag is equally stunning in burnt orange, bitter cherry, and storm purple. At 20 inches wide by 13 inches high, it's roomy enough for your short jaunt, yet compact enough for the plane's overhead storage. Guaranteed for 10 years against normal wear and tear.
Where to buy: If you're in London, stop by the Archer Adams story at 2 Chiltern Street W1 and pick one up for about $640 U.S. Or just go online to archeradams.com and let your credit card to the talking.
See it: Click here for images.

Posted July 22, 2011

LIQUOR: TEMPEST SOUL ABSINTHE-LACED SPIRIT
What's new:
Well, it may not be the shot heard around the world - yet - but Suspend Spirit's new absinthe-laced shot brand, Tempest Soul, is certainly making noise in Southern California bars where it's making its debut this month.
Details:
The alluring green-glowing Tempest bottles contain a unique blend of sage, eucalyptus, green tea, black tea, wormwood, and neutral grain spirits, accented with all-natural drops of absinthe - the storied "green fairy" spirit with a reputation for its hallucinogenic afterglow. Drink chilled or layer with complementary mixers and spirits. And, just to be safe, make sure you have that designated driver handy.
Where to buy:
The premium shot drink expands to select restaurants and bars nationwide in 2012. But, for now, find it in California liquor stores, or order a 750 mL bottle for $27.99 at hitimewine.net.

BOOKS: GUTS & GLORY - THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL, 1958-1978
What's new:
Relive the excitement of some of the gridiron's most iconic moments in this colorful 296-page collection of photographer Neil Leifer's most memorable images.
Details:
Leifer, who went on to shoot the famous photo of Muhammad Ali towering over a fallen Sonny Liston, began his sports photography career as a teen getting up close to football's giants on the field and on the sidelines. Culled from more than 10,000 rolls of film, Guts & Glory captures the best of the artist's work.
Where to buy:
Find this new trade edition online at taschen.com for $49.99.
See it: Click here for images.

Posted July 15, 2011

FASHION: ASHWORTH GOLF AND LIFESTYLE FOOTWEAR
What's new:
With summer activities in mind, Ashworth Golf debuts four new styles for on and off the golf course.
Details:
Pick your look or just stock up on all of them. The Ash Standard ($70, in navy, sand, white, and black) adds a touch of class to your typical sneaker with rich leather accents and a natural canvas upper. The Leucadia ($90, in gray, tan, and black) pairs soft suede and leather uppers and a vulcanized outsole for a contemporary saddle shoe. The Cardiff ($120, in navy, white, and black) is a golf shoe that easily adjusts to after-game socializing in the clubhouse. The top-of-the-line Encinitas ($140, in tan and black) is a versatile loafer that is casual enough for jeans but classic enough for a night on the town.
Where to buy:
Find the complete line at ashworthgolf.com and click on "shop."

Posted June 29, 2011

TECH: NATIVE UNION PHONE HANDSETS
What's new:
With a retro look and forward-thinking attitude, the new POP phone handsets from Native Union will have your social circle abuzz.
Details:
Hey, if they're good enough for celebs like pop star Lenny Kravitz, then why not for you too? The hip handsets - available in pink, yellow, dark purple, dark blue, and green - feature a high-quality speaker and microphone, and with the correct adaptor can be used with all mobile phones. Fitted with a 3.5mm jack, it even turns your iPad into a telephone, or use a USB adaptor for VOIP computer calls like Skype.
Where to buy:
Available for $29.90 each at nativeunion.com/us, or upgrade to the limited-edition Gold POP phone with its salute to old Hollywood glamour for $60.
See it:
Click here for images. 

BOOKS: LINDA MCCARTNEY: LIFE IN PHOTOGRAPHS
What's new:
Linda McCartney was a lot of things during her too-short life - performer, activist, cookbook author, wife to a Beatle, and mother. But this new book from Taschen focuses squarely on her unique talents as a photographer and shows why she was the first female photographer to have her work featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
Details:
With uncommon access to the musicians of the groundbreaking 1960s scene, McCartney captured friends including Eric Clapton, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and Mick Jagger at their most candid. This 280-page book, produced with the help of Paul and their children, shares this rock 'n' roll portfolio, plus reveals rich family photos. The book's release coincides with the exhibition of her work by the same name, on view through July 29 at the Bonni Benrubi Gallery in New York City.
Where to buy:
Find it online at taschen.com for $70, or look for a special Collector's Edition limited to 750 copies, or two Art Editions, each limited to 125 copies and signed by Paul McCartney.
See it:
Click here for images.

Posted May 26, 2011

FOOD: COWABUNGA 'DESIGNER' ICE CREAM
What's new:
You no longer have to hightail it to the Jersey shore if you want to taste the smooth deliciousness known as Cowabunga Ice Cream. The Forked River, N.J., company now offers its self-dubbed "designer ice cream" nationally through its just re-launched website cowabungaicecream.com.
Details:
So what exactly is "designer" ice cream? These treats are made by hand in small, five-gallon batches with top-quality ingredients; and the frozen yogurts contain probiotics to help your digestion naturally. But it's the flavors that grab your attention. How 'bout Take 5, a rich combo of vanilla ice cream, peanuts, caramel, and chocolate-covered pretzels? Yes, please. Check out the site for all the flavors.
Where to buy:
Order at cowabungaicecream.com. Through June 30, get 50 percent off your order. Just enter Promotion Code luxurytaste6 at checkout.
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APPAREL: ARNIE GOLFWEAR
What's new:
Golf legend Arnold Palmer was the epitome of cool during his decades on the course - and a lot had to do with his stylish threads. Starting in 2012, you'll be able to capture his timeless look with the new Arnie golf and lifestyle apparel line from Arnold Palmer Enterprises and Quagmire Golf's Geoff Tait and Bobby Pasternak.
Details:
  Esquire magazine named Palmer one of the "75 Best Dressed Men of All Time," so who wouldn't want to emulate that. This new line will blend yesterday's flair with today's sensibility. Look for the 1950s Collection (short plackets, small collars, shorter sleeves) in February; the 1960s Collection (wider legs and collars, longer plackets) in April; and the 1970s Collection (wider collars, long plackets, but more fitted pants) in July.
Where to buy:
Pricing will start at $79, but you might want to bookmark arniewear.com and check back in the fall when the company plans to release more info.
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Posted March 25, 2011

BOOK: HAMPTONS GARDENS
What's new:
From Assouline, the beautifully illustrated new book Hamptons Gardens by landscape designer Jack deLashmet takes you behind the hedges of the famed Hamptons' lush lawns.
Details:
This 268-page hardcover tribute to Long Island's picturesque landscapes features original photography of the work of such noted designers as Miranda Brooks, Russell Page, Oehme van Sweden, and Edwina von Gal, and tells the stories behind their creations - from new gardens in Amagansett to the storied Grey Gardens.
Where to buy:
Available beginning in June at shopassouline.com. 100 percent of the author's royalties go to God's Love We Deliver, a nonprofit that delivers nutritious meals to sick and needy individuals in the tri-state area.
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Posted March 11, 2011

TRAVEL: WISECRACKER LUGGAGE
What's new:
Catchy name aside, there's nothing funny about these cool totes from Wisecracker Luggage's inaugural line.
Details:
Sturdy but lightweight, functional yet eye-catching, these debut pieces are constructed from top-of-the-line imported materials from Italian tanneries and textile mills that produce collections for Prada and Tod's. The four collections (two core, two limited editions) feature rolling suitcases, oversized totes, briefcases, luggage tags, and even a dog carrier, all available for both men and women. Prices range from $45 to $1,625.
Where to buy:
Available at Stanley Korshak, Boyds, Carl Sterr, and other specialty retailers, but you can see and order the entire collection at wisecrackerluggage.com
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Posted Jan. 28, 2011

GLASSWARE: THE NICKLAUS COLLECTION
What's new:
Toast your next hole-in-one or championship win with the Golden Bear himself. The Nicklaus Companies has joined forces with Swedish crystal glass manufacturer Orrefors for an elegant new line of stemware and barware accented with Jack's distinctive logo.
Details:
Whether you choose from the White Collection or the Black Collection, you'll get fine handmade, lead-free crystal. The smooth and round White Collection has a more traditional feel, while the angular Black Collection is more contemporary. Individual pieces vary from $40 to $109.
Where to buy:
You can order now exclusively at nicklauscrystal.com. The White Collection begins shipping in February; the Black Collection in March. Starting in the fall, the collections will be available at national retailers and Jack Nicklaus golf courses.
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ACCESSORIES: ISKIN'S Q.WEST COLLECITON
What's new:
Don't get lost in the crowd; you can now transport your tablet computer or other tech gadget in colorful fashion with iSkin's Q.West Collection of gadget carriers.
Details:
iSkin uses materials from unlikely fashion sources, such as outerwear and automobiles, to create 16 durable pouches, folios, and carriers. Take your pick from backpacks, travel bags, camera cases, and computer carriers in statement-making colors such as eye-popping purple, or tone it down a few notches with a not-so-basic black. Prices range from $49 to $260.
Where to buy:
See the full collection, and order, at iskin.com/qwest.
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Posted Jan. 20, 2011

ACCESSORIES: ARCHER ADAMS UMBRELLAS
What's new:
Rainy season is headed our way, so protect yourself from the elements in style with the U.K. clothier's new Westminster Umbrella line.
Details:
Yes, these umbrellas are made of high-quality materials and are equipped with a smooth and durable opening and closing mechanism, but the eye-catcher is the silver-plated handles. Choose from eight distinctive designs: horse, Labrador dog, leopard, lion, lizard skin, snake, skull, and Swarovski Crystal. So stylish, you might not wait for stormy weather to hit the town with it.
Where to buy:
Order online for $188 each (U.S.) at archeradams.com.
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GOLF: NIKE METHOD CORE PUTTERS
What's new:
In the footsteps of last season's popular Nike Method putter, the golf product manufacturer introduces its new Method Core putter, available beginning March 3.
Details:
The putter's unique polymer-aluminum insert lessens impact vibrations and grabs the ball at impact, helping to eliminate backspin that causes skidding and misdirection. The putter will be available in five models - three blades, one mid-mallet, and one mallet.
Where to buy:
They retail for $156 wherever Nike Golf products are sold.
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Posted Dec. 22, 2010

GOLFWEAR: FREE FALL COLLECTION
What's new: Golf sportswear brand Free Fall unveils its upcoming Fall 2011 collection at the PGA Merchandise Show, Jan. 27-29, but we have a first look here.
Details: Whether you choose the diamond polo ($39.95) or zippered mock ($49.95), you'll get the benefit of Free Fall's Q-Fresh Technology, a four-part textile treatment that wicks moisture, cools the body, and provides anti-odor and UPF protection. All that, plus you'll look really sharp on the golf course.
Where to buy: To order or for more information, e-mail sales@ffdny.com; or visit ffdny.com.
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MEN'S FASHION: HENDRICKS PARK
What's new: Do you have the means to dress well, but not like to spend the time shopping? Men's stylist Lisa Bruckner has opened a "virtual boutique" for men called Hendricks Park Voutique, which combines luxury service with high-tech convenience.
Details: Via webcam, you'll meet with your "personal style expert," who will select your clothes based on fit and style. Your selections will be sent to your home or office. If you don't like it, send back - shipping is free. Stylists also offer clients a two-hour online wardrobe analysis. They'll take a virtual tour of your closet and tell you what to keep, what to get rid of, and what works best together.
How to get started: Visit hendrickspark.com and fill out the brief questionnaire. Clients typically spend at least $1,250 per season on clothes.
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Posted Dec. 15, 2010

TECHNOLOGY: SCEPTRE HD LCD TV
What's new: California-based manufacturer Sceptre just introduced this new line of chrome 24-inch 1080p HD LCD TVs that are Energy Star 3.0 compliant.
Details: Ultaslim design and colorful finish give these new sets a very today look, and the energy-saving technology is a plus. With the TV's innovative USB port, you can also listen to music or view digital pictures.
Where to buy: Available in chrome, black, red, pink, and blue at retailers including Sears and Target for $399. For more info, visit sceptre.com.
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FOOTWEAR: ADIDAS GOLF TRAXION LITE

What's new: Looking for a golf shoe that blends athletic style, comfort, and all-around performance? Adidas Golf  debuts its new lightweight Traxion Lite on Feb. 1.
Details: The shoe features spikeless Advanced Traxion Technology, which utilizes permanent gripping elements to promote grip, stability, and comfort while preventing spike marks. Advanced ThinTech Technology brings you closer to the ground for improved stability, power transfer, and balance throughout your swing.
Where to buy: Check your local retailer,  or find it for $80 at adidasgolf.com.
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FASHION: ABACUS RETRO TRENCHCOAT
What's new: Swedish apparel maker Abacus delves into yesteryear with its retro-inspired Lanark Trench, but its modern cut makes it relevant today - come rain or come shine.
Details: Chic and functional with inner Lycra cuffs, detachable hood, and reflective details; plus it's waterproof and windproof with sealed seams, and its sulphur yellow with silver highlights polyester fabric is a real eye-catcher.
Where to buy: The coat retails for $230. For a retailer near you, visit abacus-outdoor.com,  or order online at http://www.golf4her.com/Abacus-Lanark-Rain-Trenchcoat-p/abf10-4843.htm
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