Maxuri Director & Co-Founder Sophie Gorecki (left) and CEO & Co-Founder Andy Roberts speak to reporters at Maxuri’s first official media gathering on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. (Maxuri Photo) A friend once gave me some sage advice: “Running a startup isn’t a sprint – it’s a marathon. You have to be ready for the long game.” Well, a few years on, and I have to say: that’s a load of crap. It’s both. It’s a series of week-long sprints tied up in a huge overarching race that stretches (sometimes interminably) into the future. It’s
Glen Ord Distillery in Muir of Ord, Scotland. (Source: Diageo) Located in the Northern Highlands’ Black Isles as the area’s last remaining producer of single-malt Scotch, Glen Ord Distillery has been part of Scotland’s illustrious tradition of fine whisky making since 1838 – making it one of the country’s oldest distilleries. Today, it is known within the industry as a major supplier for blended bottles, including those of Johnnie Walker. Operating under premium drinks giant Diageo’s far-reaching umbrella of fine spirits and beer brands since 1995, Glen Ord is the British company’s fourth
Do you consider yourself relatively well-versed in the exclusive language of fine whisky? Even if you pride yourself on knowing the difference between a single malt and a blended malt, read on to discover five things you probably didn’t know about whisky. Yes, There’s a Difference Between Whisky and Whiskey… … and this seemingly minor distinction goes beyond the unending lexical battle between British and American English. Whenever you find yourself pausing for an internal debate on whether to include that “e” in your spelling, you can thank Ireland and
The new Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona. (Source: Rolex) For many loyal Rolex fans, one particular model stands above the rest in its superlative construction and design: the elusive and highly sought-after Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. This is the white whale of Rolex watches, with authorized dealers around the world keeping lengthy waiting lists of prospective buyers. The story of its origins is rather complex. While an official timeline given by Rolex puts the collection’s year of release at 1963, it would be another few years before it officially took on the name of California’s
Whether you’re a seasoned fashionista or a bright-eyed newbie to the world of haute couture, the process of purchasing a luxury handbag is never easy. Which brand should you choose? And once you’ve decided on a brand, which specific model would make a good choice? And finally, is that particular bag worth the price tag? If these questions are keeping you from making a clear, decisive choice, then consider the one factor that separates a fashion flash-in-the-pan from a timeless classic: versatility. Can you carry the bag to a variety of occasions?