We all know the Internet has a love affair with bacon. Not only is the salty and fatty treat popular on the web, but also seems to hold a high place in popular culture. That being said, we have the perfect bacon-related object of desire for you. Whether it’s for yourself or a holiday gift for someone you love, Bacons of the World is well worth the $300 it costs. Every three months for an entire year, you’ll receive a shipment of five pounds of the delicious meat from somewhere in world. Half of them are from the United and the other half come from places like England, Germany, and Italy. You’re welcome.
The all-new tennis center at DC Ranch in north Scottsdale is the perfect place for tennis and racquet ball players. The multi-million dollar facility is more than just a fancy place for rich people to go play at. From now until Dec. 31, the tennis center will accepting donations of new and gently used racquets for the Boys & Girls Club of Scottsdale. Open for anyone to donate, anyone who does drop off a racquet for donation will be eligible for prizes including a personalized tennis backpack (while supplies last). Any club member that makes a donation will also receive a one-week pass and guests will get $100 off the enrollment fee when they join the Village. Doing good during the holidays is the right thing to do, you may just make the Christmas of an under-privileged future tennis star.
This might be one of the most ostentatious displays of consumerism we have ever brought you. Even if we could afford them, we’re not sure if we could buy them. The Ray-Ban Aviator Solid Gold Sunglasses are pretty cool though. The classic aviator frame by Ray-Ban has was first designed in 1936. They were made to protect pilots’ eyes while they were flying. Soon after that, they were being sold to the public and have remained in style ever since. For $3,200, you can pick up a pair of solid gold ones. Polarized Neophan Green lenses will protect your vision while 18 karat gold wraps your face.
Are you tired of the traditional oven-baked turkey you have every year on Thanksgiving? Maybe it’s time you tried something a little different. The Waring Pro Rotisserie Turkey Fryer/Steamer is right up your alley and for only $250. This fryer/steamer is able to cook up to an 18-pound bird. It only takes an hour because of the rotisserie function that spins the bird while it cooks in that delicious oil. There are always turkey-frying accidents and fires every year, so, if you decide to go this route, please try not to set your house on fire.
Have you ever said no to a massage? Yeah, we didn’t think so. Whether you’re looking out for someone else’s well-being or your own, the holidays always shine brighter with the specials at The Spa at Gainey Village. If you can’t think of what to get your significant other, a couple’s spa package does the body good, literally. Throughout the season, the spa has some great deals to get you the most bang for your buck, some of which are offered at member pricing just for the holidays.
Candy Cane Champagne Dream (Manicure & Pedicure)
Starts with a fizzy Candy Cane Champagne soak to soften the hands and feet followed by a Vanilla Spice sweet cream sugar scrub to remove dry winter skin. Whoopie Cream from Farmhouse Fresh moisturizes. Manicure $35, Pedicure $65
Buttered Rum Holiday (60-minute Vichy Shower Treatment)
Butter Brulee whole milk soak is applied to the body. A sugar scrub blended with brown sugar, aged rum, rice bran oil and a hint of butterscotch exfoliates. After a rinse under the pulsating 6 head Vichy shower, an application of moisturizing pepper/caramel body lotion moisturizes.) $92
Mint Chocolate Mistletoe (60-minute Body Wrap)
Butter Brulee Milk soak is layered with a hot chocolate mask over the entire body. The mask is loaded with nourishing vitamins and CoQ10 (a powerful antioxidant). The body is wrapped to allow the mask to penetrate and as a soothing scalp massage takes place. The body is unwrapped the mask removed and a minty shea butter applied leaving the body fresh, invigorated and moisturized. $92
Today’s object of desire is perfect for all of you shutterbugs out there. A little bit of the past and a little bit of the present are all rolled up into the Nikon Df Camera. Aesthetically, the camera is reminiscent of the 35mm cameras we all grew up with. Functionally, it works as a DSLR. The leather grips complimenting the chrome features will make you feel like Andy Warhol. The 16.2 megapixel comes with a 50mm f/1.8 lens. One thing to keep in mind is that there is no video on feature on the Df. You can pick yours up for $3,000.
Sometimes, you need a little pick-me-up while out adventuring. Ski season is almost here and having a warmth in a bottle makes the slopes that much more fun. Though, please remember to be responsible. We don’t want another Sonny Bono incident on our hands. Too soon? Anyway, the Stanley Adventure eCycle Flask is the perfect item to bring along on those ski and camping trips. It’s completely leak proof and is easy to clean. It holds 12 ounces which is perfect for whatever adventure awaits you.
Every one knows that one person who is super green. They drive a Prius, make their own compost, and spend more time recycling than you or I sleep. Said person can be a difficult one to shop for, especially when the holidays come around. Whole Foods has just the gifts for them, though. Refresh Glass founder Ray DelMuro wanted to something with the plethora of wine bottles we waste every day. He has taken donated bottles and turned them into beautiful and unique glass products. Available are drinking glasses, carafes, planters, LED candle lanterns, and scented candles. All of these products will be available at Whole Foods, waiting for your purchase.
E-readers are perfect for those of you who love to read but hate lugging around books. The Amazon Kindle has pretty much dominated the market. Barnes and Noble’s Nook has always been a contender but their new Nook GlowLight might be what puts them in first place. The use of e-ink makes it easy to ready in sunlight and won’t nearly run down the battery as quickly, that supposedly can run for up to eight weeks. What an age we live in where your book can run out of battery, but we digress. Its four gigs of space can hold up to 2,000 books. You can get yours at Barnes and Noble for $120.
This Friday, November officially starts and that means it is the holiday season. Seriously? That sounds weird out loud. Anyway, with the holiday season comes the inevitable holiday gift shopping. If you have an foodies on your list, we’ve got the perfect idea for you. Starting Nov. 1, Roaring Fork and Salty Sow Restaurants will have gift cards available where if you spend $100, you will receive an additional $20 card. You can keep that card as a treat to yourself or you can give it away, too, because you’re a good person. The cards are available in all denominations and are good at all locations of the restaurants. The deal is good through Dec. 31. ‘Tis the season… Almost.
Did you just buy a new iPad? If so, that kind of sucks because the brand new iPad Air has just been announced. Don’t worry, we fall victim to the revolving door that the technology industry is, as well. The new iPad is 20% thinner than its predecessors and only weighs one pound. The Apple-designed A7 chip provides graphics and performance that can pretty much be comparable desktop computers. Its 10-hour battery life guarantees that you’ll have the media you need on the go. Updates to Facetime, iMessage, and its wireless capabilities are awesome. Expect to pay $500 at least for the new iPad.
Halloween is less than two weeks away. If you plan on having or going to a costume party, we highly recommend you have this in tow. The Pumpkin Tap Kit is a great accessory for any autumn-themed party. As you can see, there’s not a lot of maintenance in this product. First, you get yourself a pumpkin (duh). Then, you hollow it out like you would be making a Jack-O-Lantern. Finally, stick the tap through the gourd and there you have it. Fill it with your favorite pumpkin-flavored beer and you’re ready to party.
Reasonably priced electronics are becoming more and more available as of late. The HP Chromebook 11 is a shining example of that. It’s an HP laptop that is powered by Google. With 2GB of RAM and a 16GB Solid State Drive, it has everything you need in you’re not using it for anything too technical. Oh, in case you’re wondering, a solid state drive means there are no moving parts, are quiet, and resistent to shock. If you don’t think 16GB is a enough space for you, the computer also comes with 100GB of cloud space. The laptop comes in a range of color schemes and connects to all of your devices. You can get yours at just $279.
If you think the world of tablets is strictly reserved to the iPad, you’re sorely mistaken. There are plenty of top-tier competitors out there and Amazon is one of them. Yes, Amazon, the online-everything-store has their own tablet and it’s awesome. They released the original Kindle Fire last year but this new model has gotten a serious boost. The Kindle Fire HDX‘s 2.2GHz quad-core processor is three times more powerful than the original. It has a beautiful display and the ability to connect to 4G. Don’t worry, it has all of your favorite apps. The HDX also comes with a free month of Amazon Prime where you can stream music, movies, and TV shows. Available in 16g, 32g, or 64g, and starting at $229, we expect this tablet to fly off the shelves this holiday season.
This coming Sunday, arguably one of the greatest television show sof all time will be coming to an end. For five years, Breaking Bad has taken audiences on a roller coaster of emotions. Through all the ups and downs, millions of people have grown close to the characters. To commemorate the series, today’s object of desire is going to break bad. The Walter White prints are must for any fans living room. Available at 18″x24″ posters or as a set of 3 11″x14″ smaller prints, $50 is a small price to pay for the art.
Today’s object of desire is all about beer. Now, we know wine snobs exist but have you ever really met a beer snob? If you purchase these Pretentious Beer Glasses, then you can go ahead and play that part. Apparently, each kind of brew, from a lager to an IPA to an ale, all need a special glass in order to appreciate the beverage the most. This $170 (yes, $170 for five glasses) of glasses has one for hoppy beers, aromatic beers, malty beers, subtler beer, and one more for ales. Drink beer how it was meant to drink.
Sure, you got an iPhone last year when they came out. If you have the means and love technology, we wouldn’t blame you if you wanted the iPhone 5s. The only real differences between the 5 and the 5s are a few things. First, they’ve updated the security. You now have the option of using biometrics (fingerprint scanner) to unlock your phone. But the idea of having our prints on record like that is a little worrisome, what with all the NSA stuff in the news. Second, the camera has an improved ability to take action shots, better image stabilization, and slow motion capture. Third, the performance was upgraded to a A7 chip making it a 64-bit phone. That’s good.
Samsung is a company that can do anything. Over the last couple of years, they’ve even given Apple a run for their money in the smartphone business. Now, they’re doing something different. The Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch is truly one-of-a-kind. The watch syncs up with any of your Samsung devices. It can give you previews of new text messages and you can control your music with the watch. Other features include microphone, bluetooth connectivity, a video and still camera, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, and a pedometer. At $300, the Smartwatch will be available in October, just in time for the holidays.
Bars with shuffleboards are a must for the weekend. Sometimes, it can be hard to find those places. There really is nothing quite like hanging out with some friends, grabbing some drinks, and enjoying a little healthy competition. If you have an five grand to spare, we recommend you purchase the District MFG Shuffleboard Table. Go ahead and replace your dining table with this bad boy, you’ll have more fun with it, we promise. Also, if this finds its way into your home, we’ll grab a case of beer and be right over.
This may be Arizona, but a lot of Valley residents find themselves in the ocean quite frequently. Discovery Channel’s ever-popular Shark Week has recently come to a close. The likelihood of you being attacked by a shark in the ocean is pretty slim but if you need a little extra peace of mind, check out these Shark Deterrent Wetsuits. These $450 wetsuits have specialized patterns on them that make it difficult for sharks to spot. Each wetsuit serves a different purpose, from shallow, murky water to deep ocean dives.
In the Valley, having a ceiling fan in virtually every room of your is a must. When you’re laying down, a nice looking and energy-efficient fan would be good to have. Big Ass Fans are not your stock fan in homes. These fans can move at a low speed but generate a lot of wind. They also range in size from normal to enormous. For instance, you can purchase one anywhere from 6 feet to 24 feet in diameter. The 24 foot fan can cool a place of 20,000 square feet. You probably don’t need that one, aside from not wasting energy and producing a high level of wind, they’re pretty cool looking
What happens when you combine one of last year’s biggest reading hits and the deliciousness of bacon? You get Fifty Shades of Bacon. Don’t worry, this book doesn’t feature erotic scenarios that involve the world’s favorite meat, but we do have to admit that it sounds pretty orgasmic. Fifty Shades of Bacon features every single bacon recipe your dirty mind can come up with. There are so many, you might feel a bit naughty staying up all night salivating to thought of them.
You like a good deal, right? What about a good deal on shoes, handbags, luggage, business cases, totes and wallets? We’re assuming that got your attention. Through September 30, Stefan Mann Boutique, located at the el Pedregal outdoor shopping area, will be having a ridiculous summer sale. Some deals include 50% off on discounted handbag styles from Peter Kent, Eric Javits, Viva, Hobo, Brahmin, Osgoode, Marley, Icon, and My Walit. Also, you’ll find yourself browsing ICON shoes that are being offered at 50% off as well. Discounted styles of Hobo wallets, discounted styles and colors of TUMI luggage, business cases, totes and wallets will also be in the mix. Make sure to take advantage of this summertime sale.
It’s rather unwise to walk around outside in the Valley without a decent pair of shades. Ray-Bans are some of our favorites, especially the Wayfarers. Speaking of Ray-Bans, check out their Remix Sunglasses. They are completely customizable. You start out by selecting a style. There are several Wayfarer and Aviator styles to choose from. Then, you can customize the lenses, the front, the temples, the case. You can even add your own monogram. Prices range from $160 – $210. It’s worth it because with the 3,000 variations, surely no one else with have your shades.
One of the main problems with cable TV and satellite today is price vs. content. You can have what seems like a million channels on your TV, most of them you don’t watch. So why should pay all that money? Chromecast will fix all that. It is an ingenious idea from the brilliant people at Google. Basically, it is a device that you plug into your TV that will turn it into a smart TV. That means you can stream videos from your computer straight to your HDTV. With streaming services like Netflix and Hulu dominating the market, it only makes sense that this would be the next step. This isn’t exactly revolutionary as there are other products like it. What’s best about Chromecast is the price. For just $35 you can ditch the cable and satellite.