About that friend who’s never around to hang out: nobody would look more handsome putting Killspencer’s new handcrafted stunner of a suede-and-leather travel bag into the car on the way out of town. And it’s burgundy. So it will totally go with Santa Ynez.
The UrbanDaddy LA Holiday Gift Guide
Buying stuff. It’s what the holidays are all about. And since you only have 504 hours left, here’s a quick cheat sheet to LA’s finest wrappables. Leaving you about 501 hours for the wassailing...
Roy Choi’s L.A. Son
In Korean-taco overlord Roy Choi’s new book, you won’t find any recipes from Kogi or Chego. But there are recipes for fried pork ribs and Spam banh mi. Give it to your most food-truck-obsessed friend, then swing by to eat—without needing to track him down on Twitter first.
Space Invaders Socks from Soxfords
Some things are sacred. If you’ve got a producer friend who wants to give Space Invaders the live-action-blockbuster treatment, maybe you can convince him that these subdued dress socks—covered in discreet little Space Invader icons—are tribute enough. And require fewer rewrites.
Troubadour Headphones from LSTN
Ranked in order of ear-framing beauty, from lowest to highest: 3) Earbuds. 2) Headphones not made with reclaimed cherrywood. 1) Headphones from WeHo-based LSTN, which are made with reclaimed cherrywood. And ebony. And beechwood. Thus concludes this lesson on ear-framing beauty.
Lingerie from Lonely Hearts
Your favorite time of the holidays is the unwrapping part. You know, the gift boxes, the Advent calendars... the bright-blue lingerie on somebody special. Which is why you’re giving Lonely Hearts’ lace-and-mesh Anouk underthings to that somebody. Not suitable for the North Pole.