Monthly Archives: June 2017

  • His Day, His Way (at least in theory)

    Posted on: June 18, 2017

     

    Is it just mine, or is every dad out there obsessed with BBQ-ing? My father, who I have yet to see, in my life to date, at the stove becomes King of the Grill the moment Spring has sprung. Chicken. Steak. Burgers and hotdogs. Ribs. Even the sides become his domain. I mean, have you had grilled vegetables? I am totally fine with summer, and the corn-on-the-cob never ending. I am not quite sure who loves it most- he of the manly apron and marinade mop or my mother, with this break from cooking allowing a pre-dinner rose' on the back patio. Since it's kinda the only time I see her with her feet up and a book, I'm going to guess it's her, but really, its too close to call.

    Seeing as today is his big day, I would have expected that he's want a break from manning the grill. Much like we think taking mom and her 4 kids under 6 out to brunch is her idea of celebrating Mother's Day. Turns out, nope. He is all about bellying up to the Weber, beer in hand and a tray of the sausage we would rather he didn't eat ready for the fire. After all, would we really deny him this simple pleasure? Today, of all days? I mean, "look at your mother, do you really think she would rather make something else?" Wow. Touche', Pop. Tou. Che.

    Sausage it is, I guess. BUT, you know what he isn't going to get to go his way? The whole no gifts, I have everything I need, save your money rule that surrounds the every celebration where gifts are, to everyone else in the world, traditional. It's not like I'm really the family's number one rule follower anyway.

    I don't think I can take seeing him in his bum around the backyard, its just gonna dirty with grease anyway, holes at the seams t-shirt annnnnd his Rolex one. more. evening. I know, dad, I get it, grill timing is not a joke and you need to know when to flip whatever those sausage casings encase. That's why, this year, we're going with casual. A watch for the days when there will be no tie, or even a shirt my mother would allow you to go on a charcoal run (because who the *h-e-double hockey stick* used the last of it... Two guesses, readers, though I'm pretty sure you won't need the second one).

    Enter the Victorinox Swiss Army.

    This I.N.O.X. (Impact Neutralizing Object for the X-tremes), celebrates Victorinox's 130th anniversary with panache.  Picture a watch of unimaginable solidity that has capability to withstand a fall from 3 stories, driven over repeatedly by a 64-ton tank and spending two hours at 194°(Fahrenheit) in a washing machine. If that doesn't say BBQ safe, I don't know what does.

    For the more formal dad, he who mows the lawn in old khakis... The perfect blend of elegance and function – that's one of many features you'll find in the Maverick Watch; a watch that does it all. Its quartz movement makes it a reliable daily companion. Its stainless steel case and triple-coated anti-reflective sapphire crystal make it incredibly tough. But what stands out most is the way the Maverick remains so effortlessly elegant in every situation. Just like those who wear it... while BBQing.

     

     

    This Original is part of a special edition collection and was first introduced in 1989 and is an iconic timepiece with a classic, simple and direct design. 43mm. & what is dad, if NOT an original?!

     

    How are you spending your Sunday? Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there, (especially mine! xo) and a great big hug to all who aren't able to celebrate with their dads this weekend.

     

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