Luxury and Vice

Luxury, by definition, is an exercise in indulgence. For some it is an aspiration, for others it is a way of life. When we think of luxury, we conjure thoughts of pedigree, quality, and refinement. It is a lofty ideal pursued through enlightened experience. Vice, on the other hand, connotes a lack of discipline and elegance, confined to listless gutters and dark alley ways. Where the two meet, in moderation and delicate balance, there you find class.

When it comes to giving gifts, I usually err on practicality. But there are occasions to reward with the things that you could “probably do without but still want anyway”. To this end, we laud fine craftsmanship and exquisite taste with a premium on leisure. Whether you’re winding down, on a relaxing retreat, or just beginning your night, here are a few items to satisfy that thirst for the finer things.

1. Nat Sherman: Timeless Collection

For those who indulge, Nat Sherman is a New York City staple. Sit back and enjoy the robust flavor of the Timeless collection.

2. Titleist Velocity Golf Balls

A leisure escape should always include some time on the links. Bring your A-game and choose the best from Titleist. This might require a flight based on where you are. Why not check out this guy’s getaway from Turnberry Isle:

3. Leica C

The upper echelon of camera brands, Leica makes its ingenuity and storied performance accessible with the Leica C compact digital camera (shown in Bordeaux).


Rue de Rhone captures contemporary flair with classic refinement, born from a heritage of the finest craftsmanship.

5. Makers 46

A smooth finish to the end of a day, Maker’s 46 is a go to for a night cap.

6. Pisco Porton

A rich mix of culture and craftsmanship for the educated palette, Pisco is a great addition for any connoisseur of the finer things.



Thierry Augustin

A&H Magazine Content Director.