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Top three essentials for the season five premiere

  • 20 March 2012

Celebrate the return of Mad Men this Sunday night by immersing yourself in the period's ethos — i.e., through vintage ads, creative relationship compromises, and smoky, boozy bars. Roger Sterling would approve.

Mid Century Ads: Advertising from the Mad Men EraMid Century Ads: Advertising from the Mad Men Era

Authored by the former art director of The New York Times, this gorgeous coffee table tome reprints thousands of crisply colorful ads from the 50’s and 60’s, ranging from Pontiac to Volkswagen and Maidenform, each of which represents "the best of American print advertising in the age of the 'Big Idea'" (or in the case of Maidenform, two big ideas).

$59 | BUY ONLINE 

Ours Decanter Set

love and victory ours decanter set

Brooklyn-based design company Love & Victory winks at couples' cocktails with their decanter set featuring hand-engraved “His” & “Hers” tumblers. The decanter itself reads “Ours", because relationships (and drinking) are all about compromise.

$98 | BUY ONLINE

Carnegie Club Premiere Party

carnegie club mad men nyc

Celebrate the season five premiere at the just-renovated Carnegie Club, midtown's sprawling and dimly-lit cigar bar decorated with wooden bookcases, vintage hardbacks, and plushly upholstered sofa chairs and couches. Mad Men will be playing on three plasma TVs while patrons smoke cigars and waitresses serve "The Don Draper", a specialty cocktail made of gin, vermouth, pineapple, more gin, broken promises, impostor syndrome, and daddy issues.

9pm | 156 W. 56th Street, b/t 6th and 7th212-957-9676 

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