Staff Picks: All the Stuff Our Editors Fell in Love With This Week

Pink tequila, tactical duffels, grilling bibles and more

By The Editors

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11 May 2018

Welcome to InsideHook’s Staff Picks, a compendium of all the stuff our editors have been digging on recently.


Eames Hang-It-All Storage Rack
Design With Reach is currently hawking furniture designed by Charles and Ray Eames — including their ubiquitous, iconic lounge chair and ottoman — for 15% off, which happens approximately never. Only downside? Even at 15% off, the lounge chair will still run you $4,500. But the sale also includes some more accessible pieces from America's most iconic design duo, like this whimsical coat/hat rack, which is available in six colorways and starts at $170. — Walker Loetscher, Editor in Chief


Ultima Replenisher Electrolyte Hydration Powder
I've been going to the same yoga studio for over a year now (I know, thank you), but I always overlooked the little packets of powder on the counter, mainly because the name Ultima conjures the image of a sensible car. But I was feeling depleted after class, so I started grabbing one of these and — yeah, it could be placebo — I swear my savasana has gotten way better. — Athena Wisotsky, Senior Editor


Faherty All Day Short
These shorts repel moisture with the best of 'em, making for a great first line of defense against summer swamp-ass. They also dry quickly once they've actually been in the water. I love the cut on them, as they fall a few inches above the knee for a more modern look. Bonus: A zippered back pocket. — Eli London, Director of Partnerships and User Acquisition


Amabilis Dave Jr. Tactical Duffel
My summer schedule is currently all give, no take. As in: my vacation days are going towards weddings/family, not personal trips, ergo my weekends will consist of bolting the second it's clock-out time. In service of those moments, I'll be toting the Amabilis Dave. Jr duffel. The new take on their Dave bag offers the same heavy-duty construction (18-ounce waterproof tarpaulin body and armor-plated SuperFabric bottom) but in a compact size for when packing light is the name of the game. — Alex Lauer, Associate Editor


Ten Toes Zed Longboard
I'd been flirting with the idea of getting a longboard for a couple years. But anytime I visited Landyachtz or a similar site I tabled it for a later date, derailed by the hefty pricing. After some recent research (which finally went a bit further than just oohing and aahing) I bought this boat from Ten Toes for $60 and have been out every day since. It's an addicting, mindless activity, one never too late to try, and the Zed — 44 inches of maple and bamboo — is the perfect beginner's board. — Tanner Garrity, Associate Editor

Project Fire

Project Fire
When you're firing up the grill this summer, don't leave your meats and veggies to chance. Instead, follow these inspired recipes from TV chef/James Beard award-winner Steve Raichlen (who, as we noted yesterday, leads an annual Barbecue University every year). Your new favorite pitmaster is tweaking the classics here: searing meat right on the coals, blow-torching veal chops, cooking up salmon steaks on a shovel over a fire ... or, for booze fans, somehow "grilling" sangria and piña coladas. — Kirk Miller, Managing Editor/Nation Editor  



Yes, it was just Cinco de Mayo last weekend, but we have a tequila pick better suited for Mother's Day (which, reminder, is Sunday). Codigo 1530 Rosa is a blanco tequila rested for one month in uncharred Napa Cabernet French White Oak barrels (fun fact: the co-founder was the former CEO of Crocs). The pink-hued agave features a light floral finish, making it great for brunch cocktails. Try one with mom!

Mary Claire
1.5 oz Código 1530 Rosa Tequila
1 oz Rosé Prosecco
1 oz Pineapple Juice
.5 oz Hibiscus & Orange Simple Syrup

In a shaker filled with ice, add tequila, pineapple juice and hibiscus and orange simple syrup. Shake and strain into a Champagne flute. Top with Rosé Prosecco.

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