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The Business of Bourbon

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My parents were Scotch drinkers. Which meant that if I ever wanted to have a few shots of liquid courage before going out I either had to grow a fondness for scotch or figure out some way to get into their unopened vodka bottle without being noticed. To make a long story short, my Dad approached me a few years ago expressing his embarrassment when he poured his friend a vodka soda only to have his friend politely comment on the lack of actual vodka in the soda. Now who in their right mind would've thought my Dad still would have had that same bottle of vodka that was watered down weekend after weekend in 1989? We both laughed about it. That's all we really could do.

Remember New Coke?  I always question brands and their ulterior motives - even if in reality they don't have one. Last week when I heard that Maker's Mark had 'underestimated' the demand for their bourbon five years ago, (barreling less of it for the five year aging process), and had in turn decide…

Mid-Century Danish Designer Sven Ellekaer

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available at The Elemental Garden

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available at Morentz

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8 Best iPad Sleeves | Notebook Cases

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Truth be Told

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Another West Vancouver Home Demolition

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A building permit is in process for a custom built 3 level, 5280 sq. ft. 'dream' home. 1835 Mathers $1.7 million Sits creek side and across the street from West Van High. Mature trees and a large yard. As you can see it needs some work but I'll help you.

Quote of the Week - Herman Hesse

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image Stacy Reynaud
When a tree is cut down and reveals its naked death-wound to the sun, one can read its whole history in the luminous, inscribed disk of its trunk: in the rings of its years, its scars, all the struggle, all the suffering, all the sickness, all the happiness and prosperity stand truly written, the narrow years and the luxurious years, the attacks withstood, the storms endured. Bäume. Großdruck. Betrachtungen und Gedichte.

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The Dreaded Name Tag | A Tip

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Wear your name badge on your right hand side so that when people shake your hand their eye is directed to your name, not an empty space.



6 Swanky Lighters

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Mid Century LighterMarkers in Time

Vintage Glass Table Lighter Olsen Vintage Market

  Lucite Sea Scene LighterMagical Stuff

 Japanese Glass Table Top LighterAnnie's

Hollywood Regency Table Top lighter Quaint Estate
table top lighter and cigarette holder White Robin Vintage

Mid-Century Beach Home 1966

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Beach house on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Built: 1966
Size: 2,775 square feet - on three levels
Materials: rough-sawn cypress siding, terrazzo floor, stainless steel conical fire hood, bookcases with metal connecting strips
source: H&G Building Guide Spring 1967