That lavender-scented lotion, bubble bath or candle you find in your Christmas stocking this year might smell wonderful, but don’t mistake it for aromatherapy. It’s probably filled with synthetic ingredients that won’t give you true physical and psychological benefits.
Home & Living
Spa Week is back again, the semi-annual event where nationwide houses of relaxation offer special deals for their best treatments at bargain prices. And right here in the nation’s capital, District-area house of unwinding are rolling out deals for the stressed among us.
The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner in Tysons Corner, Virginia, is celebrating National Bourbon Month with a “Gentlemen’s Tea” menu at the property’s Entyse Wine Bar & Lounge. The Gentleman’s Tea menu includes bourbon-infused tea cocktails that are paired with both sweet and savory menu items for the fall, including maple smoked bacon, roasted apples and toasty pecan pie.
The news was shocking and disappointing to those of us who care for our bodies and skin: Microbeads, those tiny plastic scrubbing components used in exfoliators, were polluting our waterways. An even better alternative has emerged on the market in the form of the dry brush.
In the southwest Scottish town of Cumnock sits a business that calls itself the Lost Distillery, whose website claims they aim to “rescue” from the dustbin of history even just some of the many, many whisky recipes that have been lost to time as Scotland distilleries inevitably turn over, go out or business or simply stop producing.
Grand Teton Distillery of Driggs, Idaho — but 35 miles from its namesake — is producing gluten-free beverages that are both experimental and befitting of the hardiness of the upper West.
More distillers than ever before are trying their hand at craft whiskeys, vodkas and other spirits, which is great as you too can drink “hyper-locally” thanks to new products being concocted everywhere from Florida to, incredibly, Alaska. When next you’re at the liquor store, bypass the big brands in favor of some craft spirits, such as the ones highlighted here.
The common wisdom I’d heard was that bourbon must — simply must — be aged in barrels for at least five years to in fact be considered “bourbon.” But at Cleveland Whiskey in Ohio, founder and CEO Tom Lix is a firm believer that technology can accomplish in days what a barrel stashed underground would take a half-decade to do.