I’m working on a Magpie Mail post at the moment (if you have questions, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org) and it always amuses me to see the ones that inquire after Mr. Magpie — his perspective on sharing household duties, his recommendations for kitchen gear, his favorite winter coat, etc. Today, I thought I’d share a few of his favorite products for a lovely weekend at home — i.e., non-working, non-dressy Mr. Magpie. All of these would make great gifts for spouses/important men in your life, but many of them are great to own regardless of gender!
TECHNOVORM MOCCAMASTER (OURS IS WHITE) — MR. MAGPIE USED TO MAKE POUROVER COFFEE EVERY MORNING, BUT THIS HAS MADE OUR A.M. ROUTINE MUCH MORE EFFICIENT (AND IS HANDIER WHEN WE HAVE GUESTS!)
VEJA V12 SNEAKERS (HE OWNS THEM IN THE OLIVE COLOR)
TODD SNYDER SLIM-FIT TWILL PANTS (I LOVE THE WAY THESE FIT HIM)
PERSOL FOLDING SUNGLASSES (HE OWNS THEM IN THE HAVANA TORTOISE COLORWAY — THIS IS THE PAIR STEVE MCQUEEN WORE!)
TOD’S LOAFERS (SO MANY GREAT STYLES ON SALE HERE!!!)
APPLE HOMEPOD (BOTH OF US ARE CONSTANTLY USING SIRI AND APPLE MUSIC…)
M&G COLLAR AND LEASH FOR LONG WALKS WITH TILLY THROUGH THE PARK
WE HAVE EVERY KITCHEN APPLIANCE AND TOOL UNDER THE SUN (OUR MUST-HAVES HERE), BUT TWO OF HIS NEW FAVORITE TOYS: THE CHEF’S PRESSES (WHICH HE USES ALL THE TIME TO GET A PERFECT MAILLARD WHEN COOKING IN OUR CAST-IRON SKILLET, WHETHER STEAKS OR REUBENS ON NEW YEAR’S DAY) AND HIS SOUS-VIDE
WE ARE BOTH OBSESSED WITH THE LATEST ADDITION TO OUR COOKBOOK LIBRARY — EVERYTHING HAS BEEN EXCELLENT
COCKTAILS FROM DEATH & CO (HE ESPECIALLY LIKES “THE HOUSE OF PAYNE” COCKTAIL — A VARIATION ON A NEGRONI, BELOW)
House of Payne: Or, Mr. Magpie Unplugged
1.5 oz Beefeater gin
1 oz Plymouth sloe gin
1 oz campari
1 raspberry for garnish
In a mixing glass, gently muddle the raspberries. Add the remaining ingredients and stir over ice. Double strain into a double rocks glass over 1 large ice cube. Garnish with the raspberry.
P.P.S. Sprucing up the home.
P.P.P.S. A good price on polo shirts for baby boys (Hill has a navy and a white in basically every size),