QUICK SUMMER COCKTAILS

Acapulco Lunch

Ever feel as if there just aren’t enough hours in the day? I mean, sure, you’re dying to be a good host and blow your guests away with your hardcore armchair mixology. But who has time to sit there and grate flamed zest over top a smoked ice ball and gently rolled whiskey?

Well, the good news is that amazing bits of cocktail genius don’t always require the time investment reserved for, say, a reading of Tolstoy’s War and Peace.

Here are four quick cocktails that are sure to please you, your mate, or a crowd in a quick pinch.

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Spotlight No. 2: NYC Fashion + Luxury Artist Soosan Silanee

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SOME CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS between writer and illustrator are a natural fit from the beginning. One such partnership came to fruition close to home: Illustrator and artist Soosan Joon Silanee and Mechanics of Style editor-in-chief Aaron Sigmond created the recently concluded 12-part MoS series “What’s Old Is New Again,” which ran for nearly two years. She drew. He wrote.

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E. Matter by Elvis Mitchell No. 3: TV Time

 

elvis+mitchellTHE RETURN OF the . . . well, action-melodrama series 24 is a welcome reminder to me of how poorly ongoing television handles time. With rare exceptions (Iron Chef and the late and under-seen Julia Louis-Dreyfus sitcom Watching Ellie, a single-camera show with a running clock at the edge of the screen), cognizance of time is an unknown concept for most TV shows — like entertainment value or originality.

I’ve always suspected that 24 was the catalyst for Christian Marclay’s 24-hour video installation, The Clock (below), in which the artist edited together thousands of pieces of film from movies and TV shows in which a clock is shown, each passing minute reflected in a timepiece onscreen, with events happening in real time, as Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer reminds us at the beginning of each season of 24.

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What’s Old is New Again No.12: Delvaux Newspaper II Attache Bag (1829)

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There are many exceptional heritage brands that, like Girard-Perregaux, have maintained their commitment to luxury and superlative quality across the decades — sometimes, indeed, across the centuries. MoS’s 12-part series “What’s Old Is New Again” celebrates historic brands’ continual ability to revive their craft and make it relevant to successive generations. — The Editors

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Collectors GPQ&A No. 31: Stéphane De Groodt

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Girard-Perregaux 1966 

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 We find that notable people often share some of their most memorable characteristics, from the trivial to the profound — and those things that are unique to them are equally revealing. To scratch the surface, we present the GPQ+A. —The Editors

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Going With the Grain

Let’s go surfin’ now
Everybody’s learning how
Come on and safari with me
—The Beach Boys

FIRST THINGS FIRST: Our sincere apologies for the fact that you’ll have a Beach Boys tune in your head the rest of the day. But we did that advisedly, to soundtrack a very specific mise-en-scène: Imagine a beach with long stretches of sand and perfect wave sets. Now picture a surfboard. No, not a JS board (although they’re great). Think further back, before your time, to wooden longboards. Now you’re getting the picture.

Letter from New York City No. 3: From Uptown to Upstate Summer Escape

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As early as the mid-nineteenth century, Girard-Perregaux maintained offices in New York, Buenos Aires, Yokohama and, of course, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. In that globetrotting spirit, MoS will publish regular dispatches from its offices and boutiques abroad — covering lifestyle and culture, regional events and exhibitions, and offering insider insight about what’s trending now from the four corners of the world. — The Editors

Digital Gizmos No. 11: Vertu Signature Touch

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IN A WORLD awash in iPhones, how do you stand out when you’re pecking away at the conference table during a meeting? Here’s how: with the new high-performance VertuSignature Touch smartphone. Is it posh? Oh, it’s posh. 

Letter From New York City No. 2: Truman’s Gentlemen’s Groomers

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As early as the mid-nineteenth century, Girard-Perregaux maintained offices in New York, Buenos Aires, Yokohama and, of course, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. In that globetrotting spirit, MoS will publish regular dispatches from its offices and boutiques abroad — covering lifestyle and culture, regional events and exhibitions, and offering insider insight about what’s trending now from the four corners of the world. — The Editors