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Meet Your 2014 Anti-Resolutions

If you’re to believe modern science, you only live once. So let other people commit to New Year’s resolutions involving Bikram juicing or whatever. This is your time for Flintstones-size steaks and titanic plates of caviar. This is your time... for anti-resolutions.

Anti-Resolution: Mountains of Caviar
RESOLUTION: CUT BACK ON EXTRAVAGANT DINNERS

Anti-Resolution: Mountains of Caviar

You probably never used the word “moderation” to describe any of your 2013 dinners at Mari Vanna. But now they’re kindly offering you the chance to drop $595 on 90 grams of Imperial Kaluga caviar. And you’ve already gone almost two full days through 2014 without 90 grams of caviar...

$595, available at Mari Vanna, 8475 Melrose Pl, West Hollywood, 323-655-1977

Anti-Resolution: 750 mL of Gillian
RESOLUTION: MODERATE YOUR BEER DRINKING

Anti-Resolution: 750 mL of Gillian

Cans. Bottles. Taps. As far as beer-delivery vessels go, these aren’t exactly unprecedented. But on the off chance you’ve never ordered a $42 bottle of beer that shows up in a wine-bottle-size bottle, head to Little Bear for their oak-aged, strawberry-brewed sour ale from Goose Island named Gillian. Good name.

$42, available at Little Bear, 1855 Industrial St, 213-622-8100

Anti-Resolution: This Steak
RESOLUTION: CUT DOWN ON RED MEAT

Anti-Resolution: This Steak

Going big: steak dinner. Going anti-resolution big: Chi Spacca’s hulking slab of dry-aged bistecca alla Fiorentina, which weighs 42 ounces and costs $175. First week of the new year, and you’re already dipping into your T-bone fund...

$175, available at Chi Spacca, 6610 Melrose Ave, 323-297-1133

Anti-Resolution: Rent a Pudding Truck
RESOLUTION: WATCH THE SUGAR

Anti-Resolution: Rent a Pudding Truck

Most people out there are cutting back on sugar. Most people are not calling up a pudding truck for a private pudding-truck party—think chocolate, butterscotch and vanilla-bean puddings with endless custom toppings. Most people are now awaiting an invite to your place.

Anti-Resolution: Rent a Mansion
RESOLUTION: CONSERVE YOUR RESOURCES

Anti-Resolution: Rent a Mansion

Theoretically, there are ways for you to wisely spend $40,000 in a single month. One of those ways is probably not renting a 12-bedroom, three-acre Santa Monica estate with a wishing well and a secret wet bar hidden behind fake books. Emphasis on “probably.”

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