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Airbnb Celebrates Ugly Sweater Day As You Get The Gift Of Travel

Are you looking to travel this holiday seasons? Get ready to dust off your holiday sweaters in preparation for a memorable season of holiday parties and lazy days by the fireplace. In celebration of Ugly Sweater Day (12/15), Airbnb is showcasing homes that really bring these festive sweaters to life.

The listings featured below make for a perfect holiday getaway with your closest friends and family this year, whether donning a reindeer sweater at a reindeer farm in Ontario or cozying up in a festive ‘Winter is Coming’ sweater in a castle in Ireland.

Nike Releases A Favorite Colorway For The Air Jordan XIII

Nike always seems to bring the heat around the holidays. This year is no exception. In 2005, the Air Jordan XIII arrived in a new colorway, inspired by number 23’s “Black Cat” alter-ego. The new design brought to life a unique look for the Air Jordan XIII with a full leather construction, premium sting ray-inspired detailing and vibrant “Altitude Green” accents. Now over a decade later, the design returns in its true form for the first time ever. You can get yours on December 21st.

Reebok Films Short Web Series With Cam’ron and Trevor ‘Trouble’ Andrew

There is some fantastic new content and event series from the minds of Reebok and Foot Locker that will officially launch on Tuesday, December 12th. The series stars Cam’ron and Trevor ‘Trouble’ Andrew.

For most creatives, 3:AM represents something entirely different from the average person, allowing creators unfettered focus to dive into their work in the early morning hours to further their own projects, collaborate with like-minded creators and ultimate bring their projects to life.

Enter ‘3:AM,’ a new content and event series launching in partnership with Foot Locker that will feature two of NYC’s groundbreaking creatives and their late night inspirations – Cam’ron and Trevor ‘Trouble’ Andrew.

In these videos we follow both Cam’ron and Trevor and get an inside look into what makes these creatives tick.

Man Crates Is Your One Stop Shop For The Holidays

You know when people say this store or site is your one stop shop for the holidays? Well most of the stores don’t fit that bill. One site that does is mancrates.com. From sports to fishing to beer to food anything that you can think of that you might like or your friends might like is right there.

The good folks over at Man Crates sent me a 49ers Gridiron Crate. Now just because my team is not doing well this year and is in the rebuilding stage doesn’t mean that I still can’t support my team or show off my team pride.

When Man Crates dropped off my order right to my doorstep I opened up the box to see a sturdy wood crate with their logo on the crate. I used the crowbar that was given to me by Man Crates to see what was inside my 9ers crate. As I opened up the crate I saw a bunch of items that will make game day that much better.

Inside the Gridiron Crate were four brilliant looking pint glasses with the 49ers logo on them as well as some etched footballs. These glasses are officially licensed by Boelter Brands. There were four Turf Coaster/Bottle Openers that will make you use a coaster without being asked over and over again!

What do you need when you are watching your team play on TV? Food of course. Man Crate also added some game day grub in the crate too! In my crate were a 5 ounce bag of pistachios, a 4 ounce bag of Corn Nuggets: BBQ flavor, a 3.25 ounce bag of Beer Nuts: Bar Mix and a 12 ounce bag of CB’s In-Shell Ballpark Style Jumbo Peanuts.

Man Crates is a great way to show the ones on your list you know what they are into and that you care to send them the very best this holiday season. You can also remember Man Crates for other special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries or a new promotion at work.

If sports is not your thing check out the different types of crates they offer. Check out some of the themes they have below:

Folding Knife Making Kit

Hickory Grilling Kit

The Sriracha Crate

Personalized Oktoberfest Stein

The Bacon Crate

Whiskey Appreciation Crate

Beard Wrangler Mini Crate

The cool thing is that they have a wide selection of themes and there is not just once price point. There is a Man Crate for every budget. For more on the which Man Crate you want on your list or to give the perfect gift go to mancrates.com!

Reebok Releases The Floatride 6000

It seems like Reebok keeps on coming with the heat all year long. Reebok introduces the newest hybrid of retro-style and lightweight comfort with the Floatride 6000.

Rooted in Reebok heritage and influenced by contemporary technology, Floatride 6000 combines aesthetics inspired by the iconic Reebok GL6000 and cutting-edge Floatride Foam technology of today to create a stylish silhouette with high-end comfort and flexibility.

Offered in chic neutrals and bold blacks for both men and women, the Floatride 6000 is the new go-to sneaker to pair with everyday casual wear both in the gym and on the street.

The Floatride 6000 is available starting today on Reebok.com for $130.

Orphan Barrel Entraps Us With Latest Whiskey

Orphan Barrel just came out with a new release. It is the brand’s newest and arguably most unique release, Entrapment. Just in time for the holidays, this new marque is the eleventh release from the Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company and the first Canadian whisky to be released in the portfolio. As you may know, Crown Royal is one of the most significant growth drivers of Canadian whiskey and leads the category.

Entrapment came to be in 1992, as part of a batch of Crown Royal Deluxe that was left in the barrel at Crown Royal’s distillery in Gimli, Manitoba for 25 years. Sometimes when using full blends of Crown Royal, there are small quantities of barrels that didn’t fit into the full blend – and Entrapment was born.

The mash bill for Entrapment is 97 percent corn and three percent malted barley. Beginning with a vanilla, toffee and a delicate toasted oak scent, Entrapment tastes light and creamy with hints of tobacco and walnut. The finish is warm with notes of dried fruits reminiscent of plums and raisins.

Entrapment’s design captures the promise of adventure and freedom that symbolize the brand’s outlaw orphan and is available in limited markets at a suggested retail price of $149.99.

Feel The Holiday Cheer With Smirnoff

We are in full swing of the holiday season. You will be going to some parties like boozy brunches, family gatherings and holiday feasts after all. If you’re looking to kick up your next party platter, boozy brunch or family gathering – Smirnoff Ice has you covered. The below Smirnoff Ice cocktail AND food recipes will steal the show whether you’re hosting or just bringing a dish.

1. Holiday Berry Sparkler

Ingredients

For the Cranberry Simple Syrup

·         1/2 cup sugar

·         1/2 cup water

·         1/2 cup cranberries

For the Cocktail

·         .75 oz cranberry simple syrup (recipe below)

·         .50 oz triple sec

·         1.50 oz apple cider

·         1 oz original Smirnoff Ice

·         2 oz strawberry Smirnoff Ice

·         Cranberries and lemon peel for garnish

2.   Mini Berry Bites

Ingredients

For the Cranberries

• 1/2 cup cranberries

• 1/2 cup sugar

• 1/2 cup water

For the Bites

• Mini Phyllo dough cups

• 2 pkgs gelatin

• 1/2 cup water

• 1/2 cup Strawberry Smirnoff Ice

• Sugared cranberries (recipe above)

• whipped cream

• orange slices

3.   Caramel Green Apple Cocktail

Ingredients

• 1 oz Smirnoff Kissed Caramel vodka

• .50 oz ginger simple syrup

• 1.50 oz green apple Smirnoff Ice

4.  Citrus Asian Wings

Ingredients

For the Wings

• 2 lbs wings

• 1 bottle Smirnoff Ice – we used the original flavor

• 2 tablespoons soy sauce or teriyaki sauce

• 1 tablespoon sesame oil

• 1 teaspoon powdered ginger

• 2 cloves garlic, diced

• Salt and pepper to taste – about 1/2 tsp each

• 3 green onions, green and white parts diced

• 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped

For the Glaze

• 2 cups Smirnoff Ice Original

• 2 Tbsp honey

• 2 Tbsp Brown sugar

• 1 tsp corn starch

• 1 Tbsp Teriyaki

• 1/4 tsp chili powder

• black pepper to taste.

Reebok Teams Up With Pyer Moss For New Collection In 2018

Reebok is always looking to find new designs and designers to work with for the footwear and clothing lines. Global fitness and lifestyle brand Reebok announced today a new creative partnership with innovative label Pyer Moss and its founder, designer and artist Kerby Jean-Raymond. Working hand-in-hand with Reebok designers, the collection of men’s, women’s and unisex sportswear products will reimagine athletic staples starting in FW18.

The partnership will feature two separate lines for Reebok Classic, with a collection launching in August 2018. Inspired by pieces from Reebok’s rich heritage in sportswear, the collection will be designed with modern executions.

“All it took was one conversation to know that Reebok was the right home for our team,” said Kerby Jean-Raymond, founder of Pyer Moss, “We are really excited for everything we have coming up.”

Using multiple design applications, the collection fuses Reebok’s heritage aesthetic with Pyer Moss’s visionary take on contemporary styles.

“Pyer Moss exudes the type of fearlessness and authenticity that Reebok Classic stands for,” said Todd Krinsky, General Manager, Reebok Classic. “We are excited to welcome Kerby Jean-Raymond and his designers to the Reebok family and look forward to working together on the upcoming collection.”

The Ready-to-wear collection will make its public debut in February 2018 in New York City, and will officially launch in August 2018.

For more information, please visit www.reebok.com/us/pyer_moss.

Cholula Has A Cool Post Thanksgiving Recipe You Need To Try

So as we all get ready for Thanksgiving this week we are looking at what we are going to serve. Some people love the leftovers as much as the main meal. What happens the day after Thanksgiving? A less inspired, guilt-laden version of the former…and usually served cold. Let’s bring some heat back with this latest cocktail.

Cholula has made a cocktail called Last Friday in November. Below is the recipe. Enjoy.

Last Friday in November

*Makes 6 Cocktails

-          1 oz. Cholula Chipotle Hot Sauce

-          11 oz. Smoked turkey bone stock

-          7 oz. Creyente mezcal

-          2 oz. Cinnamon simple syrup

-          2 oz. Cardamaro Amaro

-          3 oz. Lemon juice

-          5 shakes of mole bitters

Combine all ingredients for a rich, hot, spicy, and smoky cocktail that transports in a thermos extremely well.

Nike Releases The Air Max Plus 97

Remember the revolution? 1987 saw the birth of the Air Max lineage, showcasing visible Air for the first time. What began as an experiment in cushioning soon evolved into an icon on the track – and the streets. Over the years, it’s been reimagined and retooled, but the heritage always remains.

For this release and all other Nike shoe releases make sure you download the Nike SNKRS app.