Allow me to extend our warmest congratulations on reaching the end of another working week. The weekend is upon us, all flushed with the promise of some welcome milder temperatures, and the chance to escape the city in the pursuit of pleasure.
So, whether you’re looking for the best surfboard on the market to hit the waves, the top spot for an out-of-the-ordinary date night, or an exquisite fountain pen to attend to your business affairs before next week hits — we’ve got you covered.
Take a look through GJ’s selection of the best buys on the market in this week’s Editor’s Pick.
Cook up a storm: Florentine Kitchen Knives steak knife mixed limited edition
This limited edition of the Florentine Kitchen Knives steak knives set are sure to impress your dinner guests this weekend. Available in sets of 4 or 6 — the knives can be made even more enviable with the option to engrave the blade when you purchase through the Florentine website
Florentine Steak Knife Set
Get snap-happy: Leica Q Globe-trotter
This fixed lens compact was always a highly-coveted travel accessory, but the Leica Q Globe-trotter edition is an exclusive – with a choice of navy or pink leather finishes and a production run of just 50 pieces in each colour.
Of course, the camera itself is as brilliant as you’d expect from a Leica, but it’s the accompanying mini suitcase that’s based on Globe-trotter’s Mini Trotter model that will leave onlookers in no doubt that you’re a well-heeled tourist.
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Sail away: Otam 85 GTS
Built as a one-off, the Otam 85 GTS Performance Yacht balances comfort with speed and can reach a top speed of 45 knots and a cruising speed of 38. It has tons of lounging space, a rear swim platform, bar, and galley.
Perhaps most notable, though, are the twin full-beam master suites, to ensure that you and your selected guests will have spacious quarters from which to enjoy the ride.
Otam 85 GTS
Take a swing: Puttshack
Puttshack has taken the traditional game of mini golf and fused it with space-age technology to create the ultimate night out whether you’re looking to impress a date, or just get your friends together. Their Trackaball™ technology ensures that nobody can claim that they got a hole in one when nobody was looking. This is the future.
Bag yourself an office staple: Herring Aldgate satchel
As summer creeps toward its inevitable end, we must prepare to dive back into the full swing of office life. As such, you must be properly prepared — and this hardy leather satchel from Herring is just the ticket.
With space for your pens, cards, laptop and all those important documents you’ll inevitably be lugging about this year, the Algate satchel is made from tough leather that’ll just get better with age, and a shoulder strap so you can sling it around your body when barging your way off the tube.
Herring Aldgate Satchel
A jump in time: Blancpain Flying Tourbillon Jumping Hour Minute Retrograde
If you’re getting a bit bored of the normal way of telling the time Blancpain now present this jumping hour, retrograde minutes flying tourbillion. The hours are shown in that small window that looks a lot like a date and the minutes in that two-thirds dial directly below the stunningly finished flying tourbillion.
Blancpain Flying Tourbillon Jumping Hour Minute Retrograde
Burn some rubber: Harley-Davidson Livewire Electric Motorcycle
Harley-Davidson just announced a slew of new editions to their lineup of motorcycles, but the biggest news is the LiveWire, an all-electric bike from the manufacturer known for their v-twins. The LiveWire will be available starting in August 2019 and features a clutchless, “twist-and-go” throttle system. Time to smash open the piggy bank.
Bay-watch: Tesla surfboard
Only 200 of these limited edition Tesla surfboards were made, and they sold out within 24 hours.
So, whilst it might be slightly wishful thinking, we think it would be worth seeking out one of these Tesla carbon fibre surfboards for an instant boost in your street (beach?) cred. The carbon-fibre surfboards come in one style, red and black, which matches the liveries found on Tesla’s cars.
Sign off here: S.T. Dupont Fire Head
Based on the Line D model, the Fire Head fountain pen is available in two finishes: the first a tribute to fine metalwork, the second adding the deep blue lacquer work to both cap and barrel. This is a pen that feels as good as it looks, and will have you sending letters rather than texts.
S.T. Dupont Fire Head Pen
Raise a glass for the weekend: The Royal Salute 21 Year Old ‘Art of Blending’ Limited Edition Gift Pack
The ‘King of Whisky’, Royal Salute, has unveiled two limited edition gift sets in celebration of the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival.
The first in an annual series celebrating British royal traditions, the limited edition gift sets depict the impressive ‘Art of Blending’ and draw parallels between the skill, craftsmanship and rituals involved in blending Scotch whisky and another favourite royal pastime: tea. Perfect for both causing a curing a weekend hangover.
Royal Salute 21 Gift Pack
Looking for some more inspiration for what you should be investing in now? Take a look at last week’s picks…