Normally, the best things in life will cost you. An exception is Imoya VSOP, the South African brandy considered the world’s best at the 2000 International Wine and Spirit Competition in London. It is a blend of double distilled, potstill brandies matured in small French oak barrels that give it a spicy, toasted, nutty flavor with the essence of dried fruit. For purchase information, call 516-357-2070, or visit www.imoyabrandy.com. Retail price: $30-$32.
Indonesian teak, the best wood for prolonged outdoor exposure, is handcrafted to merge comfort and design in Brown Jordan’s Ocean chaise. Available with or without cushions, this nautical recliner is a throwback to the classic steamer chaise. It is hand-sanded, and left to age naturally without wax or oil treatments; its soft golden glow will patina to a soft, silver-grey. Retail price: $1,500; $1,600 with cushions.
Oil of Olé
The Mediterranean Nacelle de Table is an assortment of sumptuous tasting notes: fennel root, green apple, and red peppers from the Mediterranean regional harvests of Greek, Tunisian, and Spanish olive oils, three of 25 varieties from Oliviers&Co. Their latest olive oil import is from Uruguay, with tart accents of red pepper corn and artichoke. The three 8.4 fluid oz. bottles are arranged in a stainless steel cruet. Retail price: $78. For purchase information, log onto www.oliviers-co.com, or call 877-828-6620.