Best of April

By The Editors
April 30, 2013 9:00 am

Amending T.S. Eliot: April is the coolest month. Read on:

Torch Bike Helmets
Give an appreciative whistle to T1, a futuristic line of recently Kickstart-ed LED-lit helmets, taking orders now. The T1 sheaths your dome in lights — five white ones in front, five red ones in back. The result: 360-degree visibility. Read on.

Rob Lowe’s Dinner Plan
The best date night dinner in LA? An Apple Pan burger followed by a movie,” Lowe told us. “Can’t beat it. And then some ice cream. Because nothing keeps a man’s figure girlish like frozen cow lard.” Read on.

Custom Wetsuits
The only suit a SoCal man needs is one made from fine Japanese neoprene. Since the Pacific is cold (even in summer) we humbly recommend these custom wetsuits by Newport-based Almond Surfboards, taking measurements now. Read on.

JJ Abrams Art for Sale
Introducing The Official Bad Robot Art Experience, a time-traveling island’s worth of JJ Abrams fanboy art, available online at Gallery 1988. One hundred artists pay homage to films and shows that carry the Bad Robot label. Read on.

El Encanto
“The road to excess,” William Blake wrote, “leads to the palace of wisdom.” Say hello to the palace: El Encanto, perched above Santa Barbara and only 90 miles from LA, taking reservations now after a seven-year renovation. Read on.

And from our “Make Mama Proud” division…

Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is May 12th. If it’s gifts you seek, our partner and curator Mr. Rob Lowe has devised a handy gifting guide. And if you’re also on the hook for brunch reservations then read on, dutiful son. Read on.

Man of the Month
He defended a casino with an M4 carbine. He founded a New Orleans restaurant empire. And as he prepares for the debut of his cooking show, chef John Besh is facing his biggest challenge yet: how to spend more time with his kids. Here’s how he’ll do it. Introducing InsideHook’s second Man of the Month. Read on

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