Best of 2013

By The Editors
December 23, 2013 9:00 am

January: Pudding Pad
A lakeside Scandinavian cottage in Putnam Valley, owned by the proprietor of a Fort Greene coffee shop and formerly occupied by famed jewelry designer David Yurman. The ideal winter weekend getaway. Check it out.

February: CultureHorde
A private society doling out access to posh events across the city, including private performances at the Met and coveted orchestra seats for The 24 Hour Plays – including a raucous after-party with the castCheck it out.

March: Carson Street Clothiers
The perfect weekend bag and the perfect weekend gear – from washed oxfords to 007’s swim trunks – can be found in one spot: this handsomely woody menswear depot doling out sage style advice in SoHo. Check it out.

April: Goodlife
The only line of ultra-comfy basics you ever need to buy again – a relaxed, beachy California vibe coupled with a sharp New York eye for fit and detailing. Butter-soft tees, expertly fitted henleys and sharply tailored sweats. Check it out.

May: Urban Compass
one-stop shop for luxury apartments, Urban Compass takes care of everything from searching to viewing to closing, all with the help of personalized “neighborhood specialists” to find the perfect fit. Check it out.

June: Martone Cycling
Martone Cycles pop in five different eye-catching hues (from fire-engine red to solid gold) and feature an aluminum alloy frame and “duomatic gear system” that shifts automatically based on your riding speed. Check it out.

July: Lingerie Fashion Week
In honor of NYC’s first-ever and delightfully busty Lingerie Fashion Week, we highlighted three lines of lady’s unmentionables you should have already purchased. If not, do so now – most fun you’ll have shopping all year. Check it out.

August: Healthy Hand
Like a Seamless run by ruthless nutritionists, Healthy Hand is a workday delivery service ferrying hale, nutritious and hassle-free grub directly to your desk, now accepting membersCheck it out.

September: Monticello Motor Club
Pilot the cheek-flapping Radical SR3 around 22 gasp-worthy turns at the Monticello Motor Club’s Radical Experience, now accepting very limited bookings for their next season. Check it out.

October: Where to Take Her
Because every man needs a plan, we give you “Where to Take Her”: a decision tree series that answers a gentleman’s most pressing lifestyle questions and recurs whenever we get around to it. This edition: the fall getaway. Check it out.

November: The Water Table
Brooklyn’s take on waterborne eats is an actual WWII-era Navy Yard patrol boat, fully retrofitted into an enclosed, candle-cozy, wood-planked resto serving farm to table grub. The NYC dinner cruise, reborn. Check it out.

December: Eleven James
For a monthly rate, members-only luxury timepiece society Eleven James will send you a rotating selection of high-end tickers from brands like Rolex, Audemars Piguet and Panerai. Like Netflix for wrist bling. Check it out.

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