Sip some Dalmore 50-year-old whiskey (the world’s rarest) or a glass of C. Donatiello‘s Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley and cozy up with a few of this season’s must-have books. To get you started, we suggest Banksy’s new coffee table book Wall and Piece, which chronicles his work as a world reknown (and anonymous) street artist, or Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s Influence, an insightful book of interviews with the iconic twins. Assouline’s new special edition titles Verushka and Racing Style are sure to be great hits as well.
If you prefer to relax away from it all, we suggest the extraordinary view from the penthouse suite at the luxurious Huski resort. The lush getaway is tucked away in the beautiful wilderness of Falls Creek, Australia, and boasts a private spa and world-class skiing—a perfect wintry escape. Thailand’s Banyan Tree Spa in Phuket is yet another exotic alternative, where you can take in breathtaking natural surroundings and indulge in world class pampering.
More thrill-seeking types will enjoy a Formula 1, Rally or Endurance racing experience at the exclusive Iway. This fantasy maven is located in Lyon, France, and allows guests to enjoy the thrill of the raceway in real conditions. Better yet, why not treat yourself to the real thing? Ron Motors’ cool new Scorpion car is not only sleek (and speedy), but also houses cutting-edge Hydrogen fuel injection technology. If race cars don’t excite your fancy, we suggest a more traditional, eco-conscious mode of transportation. Strida‘s folding bicycle comes in an array of fun colors, making them a perfect gift for any outdoorsy friends. The unique triangular frame produces an aesthetically pleasing and functional design piece.