Gold has been and will continue to be a symbol of luxury and decadence. After all, they say heaven’s streets will be lined with it. The key is to find the balance between understated and gaudy. Antiqued or brushed gold mixed with a modern flare give a perfect symmetry that exudes opulence.
When thinking about an evening reception during the summer, I immediately thought…candles, tons of candles. Candlelight gives the room an unbelievably romantic atmosphere. Whether your venue is a large hallowed banquet hall or a quaint country vineyard, the soft flicker of the flame will give you a unique intimacy. And remember, everyone looks better by candlelight.
Now right off the bat, I will give full disclosure; I don’t shave regularly. I enjoy having a beard. I enjoy the comfort it gives my face. My wife doesn’t always feel the same (I’m putting it nicely). However, for many men, a clean shave can be an exhilarating experience.
The Art of Shaving shop has popped up across the country and you can even find a few select shops in Bloomindales as well. There are many skilled barbers out there, but The Art of Shaving has done well to create a precedent for a great shave.
Here are The Art of Shaving‘s 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave:
Our Pre-Shave Oil provides a protective barrier and improves razor glide. Always use hot water while shaving to soften the beard and open pores. For the best results, shave after or during a hot shower. Shop all PREPARE products
2 LATHER UP!
Next, apply The Art of Shaving Shaving Cream, formulated with glycerin for a close and comfortable shave. Use our Badger Shaving Brush to generate a rich, warm lather right on your face. Shop all LATHER UP! products
Dip a clean, sharp blade in hot water. Using gentle pressure, shave with the grain of your beard. Notice that the hair may grow in different directions. For a closer shave, re-lather and shave gently against the grain. Shop all SHAVE products
After shaving, rinse with cold water and pat dry. Use The Art of Shaving After-Shave Balm, formulated with Shea butter and jojoba oil to revitalize and soothe dry skin after shaving. Shop all MOISTURIZE products
So whether you are booking a shave for yourself at a local shop, trying it at home or giving someone a unique gift, these tips will help get the smoothest shave possible.
This week’s table is for all those who aren’t afraid to grab a blanket, find a great patch of grass under a hundred year old tree and spend a little time enjoying the outdoors. Picnic inspired weddings and events have recently become more common (pending the weather is just right) complete with pillows, blankets, box lunches, wild flowers, and lemonade…shoes are optional.