SUPER HEROES, that is what they are. However, dads seldom get the credit they deserve, and we all know the showering of love bestowed upon motherhood overshadows Father’s Day. We take the stale tie gesture, awful socks and overall lack of thoughtfulness in finding unique gifts for Dad and bid them adieu. How do we say we love the man who is, above all, a provider? Fearless, loving and selfless — that is Dad, and by all means these characteristics deserve the best in spoils!
MICHEL SMITH BOYD FOR VERDE HOME
Michel Smith Boyd authoritatively layers and intricately intertwines textures to create architectural masterpieces. Be sure to chime in on Boyd’s brilliant collaboration with Verde Home, and ground the sacred den of your father’s residence with a masculine rug that reeks of royalty. Custom-priced pieces.
A fine timepiece is always an elegant gesture. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver is no exception. Give Papa a pop of color from this brilliant and newest delivery by the legendary Swiss manufacturer. Remember, summer never comes too soon. From $19,900.
DOCK & BAY
Okay, enough of the floral towels designed for grandmothers. Dock & Bay delivers a stellar product based upon its philosophy that the most genuine human connections are formed through shared experiences. So get dry quickly and carry on with the celebration of life. From $20.
Keep Dad cool in Aspire eyewear. This amazing brand offers the barely there fit and feather-light feel he will enjoy. SDN-4 is a specially designed nylon material proprietary to the brand. A true home run hit for baseball season. We can just hear Dad bragging, “My kids bought me these for Father’s Day.” From $220.
Warmer days are here. If Dad chooses to sit on the dock of the bay while watching the tide roll away, let him, but help him do it in style. Swims is the perfectly stylish, water-friendly footwear that can escort him from the yacht to dinner. From $185.
L’ENVOL DE CARTIER
Spritz him! The first oriental to join the family of Cartier fragrances, L’Envol de Cartier is a celebration of the pioneer in all of us. Airy and light, wood notes and nectar make this aromatic elixir a perfect accent to the man of the house. 3.3 oz. from $132.
Scotch Porter makes morning regimens a breeze with this trilogy of facial products. Aloe vera, coconut oil and charcoal are just a few of the ingredients to detoxify and calmly maintain Dad’s masculine glow while on the go. From $18.
DRY CREEK VINEYARD
We aren’t saying forget Napa, but do drop in and pay Healdsburg, Calif., a visit. Spoil your dad with an unforgettable “wine-education” on the diverse soil conditions unique to this region of California that breed splendid wines. A brilliant blend of lush plum, black cherry and spicy notes make the Endeavour Cabinet Sauvignon by Dry Creek Vineyard the perfect gift and the newest resident red of the family estate. From first swirl to the swallow, Dad’s mouth will sing your praise. From $70.
Bespoke details will have Dad stepping out in style in the oxblood/black Budapester. Marcell Mrsan represents the sixth generation of his family working in leather handiwork. Precision and unparalleled craftsmanship take time, however, so be sure to carve out six months to a year for the design process. Complex application of the Goiser technique and the triple-braided stitch will have your father’s feet doing the happy dance! Custom-made, from $1,200.
Give him a jet. Now we are cooking with gas! Spring for a Jetsmarter membership. Spoiled rotten, indeed — who needs the frustration of long security lines and airport crowds? Deliver Dad to the tarmac, minimize the chaos and make the next global excursion exclusively private. Annual membership from $15,000.
The Hamilton Hotel, located steps from the White House, was the perfect place for a relaxing weekend getaway. Upon arrival, the staff was extremely friendly and helpful with a quick check-in process. The lobby was immaculate with shining marble flooring, velvet couches and an arched ceiling design that brought a sense of sophistication. For added security, the elevators are only accessible to those who have a key card to a guestroom.
Luxury destinations around the country partnered with Bryte to introduce The Restorative Bed and enhanced sleep programming at their hotels. The revolutionary, AI-powered Restorative Bed uses real-time technology to intuitively adjust based on the individual’s needs and preferences. An embedded sensory network detects biometrics, like heart rate and breathing patterns, when a sleeper enters the first stage of sleep, triggering cooling features and lulling sleepers into deep sleep. Computer-controlled air cushions alleviate pressure points, and the technology also leads sleepers naturally out of sleep.
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