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Quinn + Tonik Vol. 80: How To Spend It

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 80: How To Spend It

 
Console yourself as you pay your taxes with this week's list of toys, just in case you have anything left in your piggy bank. Meanwhile we really liked this article in the New York Times last week. Oh, and listen to The Beatles...
 
Even more so than usual, you may need to read from the bottom up today courtesy of Ernest Hemingway.
 
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rebate rampage: the list

 

It's probably too late to get your hands on one of these. But you never know, we may know a man. In our opinion this is simply the most sublime car Ferrari has made since their 1960s hey day. Only built with modern technology and a whopping 799 horsepower at 8500 rpm with zero to 62 mph coming in 2.9 seconds, and a top speed of more than 186 mph (best get some proper goggles then...)

 

“If it flies, floats or f*!ks, rent it, don’t buy it,” said Tommy Earl Bruner in Dan Jenkins’ novel, Baja Oklahoma (1981). Sage advice perhaps. If you are Scrooge McDuck. On the other hand, if you’re of a slightly more hedonistic bent seeking to execute the bucket list you’ll be wanting a Wally.

 

You'll obviously be needing some transport to get you to the Wally yacht anchored somewhere swish. Back in the day Bond would have had Little Nellie. But the Icon A5 guys just brought that concept into the 21st century. So you'll be wanting one of those.

 

Needless to say, you'll be needing the perfect wardrobe to match the toys. From the bespoke three piece blue herringbone, through the unstructured linens, to the flannel jump suit. With optional smoking skull and other patches (of course.) If you are interested in any of the toys please do reach out so we can connect you to the appropriate party. For the attire you can simply make an appointment with us.
  

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watch: the untouchables

  
In 1920 during the height of Prohibition, Al "Scarface" Capone’s multi-million
dollar Chicago operation in bootlegging, prostitution and gambling dominated the organized crime scene. He was responsible for brutal acts of violence, including the assassination of seven rivals in the St Valentine's Day massacre.
 
No one could stop him. Except the IRS.
 

WATCH NOW

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read: gold diggers

 
Just in case you are feeling the need to strike it rich(er.) Before the crypto bubble a gold rush was always a good bet. Between 1896 and 1909 the equivalent of over $7Bn in gold was shipped out of the Klondike. A few lucky men become wealthy beyond their wildest dreams, almost overnight. As long as they didn't freeze or starve to death.
 
Hardened prospectors. Thrill seekers. Con-men. Entrepreneurs. Hookers. Journalists. And every other flavor of human you can imagine descended. Growing a river mooring point from a population of zero to 100,000 people in almost no time at all.
 
All in the search of gold.
 

STRIKE IT RICH

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cocktail: death in the afternoon

 
During much of the 1930s, Ernest Hemingway summered in Florida’s Key West, whiling away the hours drinking, fishing, and getting into all sorts of adventurous scrapes. One such incident ended up producing a superlative summer aperitif, created Death in the Afternoon, a bewitching concoction of absinthe and champagne that is still adored by bartenders and aesthetes today.
 
As the story goes Hemingway and three officers of the HMS Danae came up with the recipe after a seafaring rescue mission. The minerality and sparkling texture of the champagne temper the intense herbaceous quality of absinthe, blending together to create a cool, silky sip that’s just the thing to calm the nerves and pique the appetite before dinner.
 
INGREDIENTS:
 
1.5 oz Absinthe Larusée
4 oz Krug champagne
Lemon twist
 
DIRECTIONS:
 
Pour absinthe into a champagne flute or coupe, add chilled champagne, and stir. Hemingway recommended you add champagne, “until it attains the proper opalescent milkiness. Drink three to five of these slowly.
 
Bottoms Up!
 



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