The Nifty Report — Nifty Report RSS

"Stay"cation, "Broke"cation, & Vacation

"Stay"cation: If you only have a few days off this summer and feel like relaxing in the comfort of your own home or are if you are on a budget, a staycation is just what you need. We've made a list of ideas of staycation activities, that you can still brag about to your friends and coworkers come Monday.  1. Rule number one of any vacation is to relax. This holds true even on a staycation. Put the world on "hold," turn off your ringer, set an automatic reply on your email, and don't read the news...just for a few days. You'll be glad you did.  2. Movie in the park--Most cities' park districts or third party organizations have movie showings in...

Continue reading

Red, White & Booze

  5 Steps to having the best 4th of July: 1. Hit the fireworks stand. 2. Go to a parade or watch one. 3. Show off your grill master skills. 4. Gather your family & friends. 5. Pour some impressive cocktails at your 4th of July bash. Here are 3 recipes to ensure that the fireworks won't be the only thing bursting:   Hairy Chest  Hairy Chest -2 oz. Mezcal -1/4 cup Watermelon Juice -Jalapeño -1 oz. Lime Juice -Chile Flake Seasoning -.25 oz Agave  -Slice a quarter of the jalapeño into thin slices. In a cocktail shaker, combine all the ingredients, except the chile seasoning. Shake until combined. Run a lime wedge around the rim of a collins glass. Dip the rim in...

Continue reading

Men & Jewelry

Accessories are crucial to complete any outfit. They highlight the overall aesthetic being portrayed. Jewelry is a favorite accessory amongst many.  However, jewelry for men is laden with taboos and men often are concerned with being ridiculed for their fashionable, yet often misunderstood accessory choices. In the 1600's, men wore jewelry to ascertain a level of status. Men's fashion in the 18th consisted of the shrinking of pants and the birth of the pocket/chain watch.   In the late 19th century, Cecil B. Hartley, author of The Gentlemen's Book of Etiquette, advised that "gentlemen" should not wear jewelry for mere ornamentation, but that every piece should serve some purpose.  This may be the reason why earrings never quite caught on. Aside from the slight run of...

Continue reading

Airstream: Miansai & Red's Outfitters

Red's Outfitters and Miansai create unique portable shopping experience by taking an airstream on the road. The Miansai 1958 airstream is customized to harmonize with the Miami-based brand's nautical theme. It features antique brass accented display cases and vintage upholstery. Miansai's airstream makes pit stops in many locations, as well as Montauk, SXSW, and more.  Red's Outfitters has a 1966 airstream that has been titled "The Land Yacht Collective." The Land Yacht is more like a traveling pop-up shop--showcasing a selection of other brands' goods.  It begins its journey out of Red's home base in Atlanta and makes it's way up the east coast ending the summer at The Surf Lodge in Montauk.    

Continue reading

Arnold Palmer 101: Cocktails for the 19th Hole

If for some reason you've been living under a rock and you haven't heard of Arnold Palmer and you haven't seen an Arizona Tea Arnold Palmer at your local corner store or gas station, you've been missing out.  No worries. We are here to enlighten you and quite possibly change your life. Arnold Palmer is considered one of the greatest players in professional golf history. He won 7 major championships. Palmer has been nicknamed " The King" because aside from being the sport's trailblazer, he was golf's first television age superstar. At the 1960 U.S. Open, Palmer ordered a non-alcoholic drink. A woman overheard him and ordered that "Palmer drink" coining the drink.    Arnold Palmer  Ingredients: Lemons  Water  Simple Syrup Earl...

Continue reading