ENTREE’s Gift Guide for 2016
‘Tis the season to mix, mingle, and gift! ENTREE’s Holiday 2016 Gift Guide includes top selling beauty stuff, kitchen tools, books, wines and and favorites that go above and beyond with their clever designs and “out-of-the-box” giftability. Check family and friends off your holiday list with these great ideas for holiday gift giving that will be savored and appreciated just as much in the kitchen and at the festive dinner table as they are when presented as a holiday gift. What makes the holidays special? Family, heartwarming traditions and, of course, presents. Here are some of the best our clever elves have found:
Cariloha soft and comfortable men’s and women’s socks…made from eco-friendly bamboo viscose, organic cotton and a touch of nylon and spandex, they are feathery light, cool, clean and green. Cariloha’s bathmats are soft to the feet and thirsty…and even baby can enjoy Cariloha’s heavenly softness: their fitted crib sheet is perfect for baby’s delicate skin…Cariloiha’s renowned quality and signature bamboo blends complement mother and baby’s tender natural bond.
Marvel Avengers tee shirts for him and her from Del Sol…who—from child to Dad— doesn’t want to wear Spider-Man, Captain America or Captain Shield? We especially like the Superhero-inspired Marvel shirt designs that dramatically change colors outdoors with sunlight and then return to their original colors indoors without sunlight, and the crazy-soft solid tees fit nicely and are silky soft as a dove…www.delsol.com
Elite Wild Tuna in handy 3 ounce pouches. Great for athletes, kids and pregnant women with the lowest mercury of any brand. Sustainably caught, sashimi grade, no additives or fillers, full of nutrients and flavor. http://www.safecatchcom
Connoisseur or passionate foodie, if you love smoked salmon, you’re going to love smoked salmon from the Santa Barbara Smokehouse. Traditionally smoked, sustainably harvested, it is simply the best in the world and was lauded by the New York Times, Syndicate that way. The company, under the direction of CEO Tim Brown has perfected the art of preserving the heritage of traditional techniques and together with a state of the art facility brings to market pure excellence. Brown was born on the Scottish English border in the city of Carlisle and at the age of 15 years old began practicing the art of traditional salmon smoking. Preserving the authentic heritage of this dying craft has become his all-consuming passion. He has dedicated his life to the preservation of historic techniques and little known family recipes which had been handed down through generations of skillful craftsmen. Unlike high volume manufacturers who typically burn wood chips on hot plates, Brown’s smokehouse burns full logs of oak, applewood and other select woods in an open fire kiln, as it was historically done in Scotland. Santa Barbara Smokehouse is one of the few remaining smokehouses in the world that employ this traditional method of smoking. Brown’s plant is a modern state-of-the-art masterpiece. Built in 2004, from the initial renderings to the placement of the final brick, the 15,000 square foot facility was crafted for one purpose: to produce the highest quality smoked salmon utilizing traditional, artisanal methods. The region’s perfect climate is conducive to the most sustainable salmon smoking practices in the industry. Despite its rustic exterior and mission-style architecture, the Smokehouse is a state-of-the-art facility engineered for optimal workflow efficiency and uncompromising food safety. Adhering to a firm commitment to sustainability, only locally sourced logs from fallen trees are burned. No trees are ever cut down to supply wood to the Smokehouse. With an emphasis on tradition and craft rather than mass production, Brown and his team proudly produce a very delicate but distinctive tasting smoked salmon that cannot be achieved using conventional modern smoking methods. Their smoked salmon represents the highest level of quality, taste and texture and we are proud and honored that the world’s premier hotels (among them Bellagio in Las Vegas), airlines, finest restaurants, exclusive resorts and famous celebrities use and enjoy Santa Barbara Smokehouse products.
FOR HAPPY AND STYLISH FEET:
Samuel Hubbard shoes…insanely comfortable while ready for a day at the office. We like to think of them as the Un-Sneaker, or imagine a pair had a sneaker for a Mother and a dress shoe for a Father. Yes, a bit of an odd notion, but you will not find more stylish, more easy fitting shoes anywhere on the planet. Available in 30 colors for him and her, call (844) 482-4800 for a catalog or visit http://www.samuelhubbard.com. Samuel Hubbard has been making blissfully comfortable, fashionably shoes and happy feet since 1930.
Look to Menaji ClearShave for “water-free luxury.” The company has always been a pioneer in men’s grooming. Made in the U.S. with natural botanicals, Menaji is known best for its undetectable concealers for men. Their latest initive is bringing awareness to consumers who care about water scarcity with their products that are effective and help save water such as the Power Hydrator and ClearShave 3-in-1 Formula.
Coincidentally, as people became more aware of water scarcity, Menaji’s concerns for convenience also grew to include concerns for the environment, so executives created a shave product that allowed makeup artists to shave male actors on set without needing a single drop of water. Menaji’s ClearShave 3-in-1 Formula shave gel in a travel size. From the inside out, the multifunctional shave product is designed to be a cut above regular shave gels that leak, are unsanitary, and in general create a mess inside a man’s Dopp kit. By using an Airless Pump Delivery system, MENAJI ensures that a measured amount of product is delivered with every use, and keeps contaminants out, extending the life of the product. And because it is a clear gel, a man can shave his face, head and chest quickly and precisely.
BOOKS MAKE GREAT PRESENTS:
GREATEST LANDSCAPES, $40, is an iconic collection of National Geographic’s photography of the world’s most beautiful locations that will immortalize the beauty of the great outdoors, showcasing evocative, and often unseen, images of extraordinary landscapes around the world. This stunning collection of photographs with a foreword by award-winning National Geographic contributor and photographer George Steinmetz will inspire and exhilarate. Only National Geographic and their brilliant team of photographers can capture the world like this. This is true art of capturing haunting landscape images that astonish and lift us.
BUT FIRST, CHAMPAGNE: A Modern Guide to the World’s Favorite Wine by David White and photos by John Trinidad, Skyhorse Publishing. Champagne is in the midst of a renaissance—no longer to be unjustly neglected. Over the past decade, an increasing number of wine enthusiasts have discovered the joys of grower Champagne—wines made by the farmers who grow the grapes. Thanks to a few key wine importers and America’s newfound obsession with knowing where food comes from, these shipments have been climbing steadily. In BUT FIRST CHAMPAGNE, author David White details Champagne’s history along with that of its wines, explains how and why the market is changing, and profiles the region’s leading producers. This book is essential reading for wine enthusiasts, adventurous drinkers, foodies, sommeliers, and drinks professionals. With a comprehensive yet accessible overview of the region, its history, and its leading producers, BUT FIRST, CHAMPAGNE will demystify Champagne for all.
F. SCOTT FITZGERALD’S TASTE OF FRANCE, recipes inspired by the cafes and bars of Fitzgerald’s Paris and the Riviera in the 1920s, Cico Books, Ryland Peters, by Carol Hilker, a collection of over 60 recipes inspired by the talented and decadent foodie and boozer of his day. From Montparnasse to the sun-soaked French coast, this book celebrates some of the great traditions of French cookery. With such chapters as Drunk Before Noon, you can relive a bit of the Gatsby-like
glamor and indulgence Fitzgerald and his expat pals once knew.
FOR BOTH HIM AND HER:
Massage on demand: Soothe, the largest and fastest-growing on-demand massage and wellness company delivers a licensed, vetted, certified massage therapist to your home, office or hotel room, with as little as 60 minutes advance notice. Services include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports and Pre-Natal massage for individuals and couples, in treatment lengths of 60-90-120 minutes for a fixed fee–with no need to tip ($99-$139-$169). Their hours are 8 am – midnight daily. Book 24-7 via the iOS or Android app, soothe.com, or via the toll-free concierge number 800.960.7668. It’s consistently received 5 star reviews. Soothe will be available in 42 cities with over 6300 licensed massage therapists, including: Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, London, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Fort Worth, Ft. Lauderdale, Honolulu, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Long Island, Memphis, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, Newark/Northern New Jersey, Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Portland, Phoenix, San Diego, San Jose, Salt Lake City, Santa Barbara, Scottsdale, Seattle, St. Louis, Vancouver (British Columbia), and Washington D.C.
LUXURY FOR THE HOME:
LAFCO’s Penthouse/Champagne Home Fragrance Mist is clean and sparkling with notes of ginger grapefruit and raspberry; their Master Bedroom/ Chamomile Lavender Home Fragrance Mist is a warm and enveloping mix of sweet and sprightly lavender that gives a sense of well being. Made with finest essential oils and fragrance extracts, no dyes or propellants, delightfully nuanced a burst of long lasting sophisticated natural fragrance. http://www.lafco.com