A HARD CASE

The VIP bachelor looks the part at home, on the prowl for companionship, and at work.

One of the first class “James Bond” methods of carrying your important business paperwork, is the attaché case. It can range from the retro, to the futuristic, and make you look like you know what you are doing and you’re on your way up in the world.

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If you like the “international man of mystery” look in your business case, you may want to consider the

Gun Metal Delegate from Samsonite.

Samsonite has been around for a long time, and their products enjoy significant longevity.

I have had a Samsonite hard case all throughout my legal career, and it still looks impressive after thirty six years of noble service.

Check this model out, and the other offerings from amazon.

BOYS FROM BRASIL 66

Depending on how old of a bachelor you are, you may have listened to the smooth cool sounds of Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66 when their albums first came out in the sixties, or you may have discovered them later as a younger fan of bossa nova and samba music.

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If this isn’t classic bachelor pad music, it sure as hell will do, until that one comes along.

Makes you want to put on the turtleneck, the double breasted cardigan, light up a pipe, put on the phones, lean back in the recliner, and chill out as a way cool VIP bachelor.

It just doesn’t get better than Lani Hall, and the rest of the gang as they belt out bossa nova hits for sophisticated bachelor ears.

In the GREATEST HITS album, you can enjoy (and perhaps reminisce) to such songs as “Mais Que Nada”, “Scarborough Fair”, “Like a Lover”, “The Fool on the Hill”, “So Many Stars” and “Pretty World” and more.

You will enjoy their music mais que nada! Give a listen and hear for yourself.

BACHELOR BUSINESS BOOKS

Many bachelors extend their love of personal freedom to their work; that is they work for themselves.  There is nothing like being your own boss, both at home, and at work.

For some easy but useful business advice reading for the self-employed bachelor, may I recommend my e-book SMALL BUSINESS JUNGLE SURVIVAL BUNDLE: What You Need to Succeed  a Kindle Edition.

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Included are Stink and Grow Rich, and The Four Hour Work Week. Work less and earn more.  Words to live by.  Get it today. It could be the best two bucks you ever spent.

A BRIGHTER LIGHTER

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Are you carrying a torch?  Well, here’s one worth carrying when you need to be quick with a joke and to light up a smoke.  These gold colored lighters don’t use gas, they use electricity.

How enlightening is that?  They’re rechargeable, and the battery can last for up to 300 lights.  Then just plug it into a usb port, and within 2 hours, you are good to come on baby light that fire again and again.

Much better than a Bic when a lady asks for a light.  Plus, you get two of them for a low price.

A smart look and a smart purchase for the VIP bachelor.

A CASE FOR A CIGARETTE CASE

The cigarette smoking bachelor can look more VIP with a cigarette case.  They have been around for a couple of centuries, and add a little panache to your favorite ash.

They can also protect your cigarettes from being crushed better than the packaging in which they originally came. (See, I didn’t end the sentence with a preposition.  There are benefits to an education).

Don’t smoke?  Well, you can repurpose the cigarette case to hold business cards, and pass them out with a flair to be remembered.

Myself, I prefer the Victorian designed cases.

Here is a good example:

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GREETINGS BACHELORS!

You’ve come to the right place for tips and tricks to make your single lifestyle more elevated, taking you out of the cheap seats and making you a VIP bachelor.

Visit the various postings and learn about the techniques and technology that will put you on the road to better bachelor living.

Fortunately for your blog host, he has remained a bachelor all of his life. (Having represented men in some 400 divorces in New York during his law career might have something to do with that).

Your host was a frequent article contributor to one of the largest and best known James Bond Lifestyle sites from 2008-2015, and has lived or traveled in Germany, Denmark, Costa Rica, Korea, Singapore, the Bahamas and Mexico.

In this VIP BACHELOR CLUB, there are no lap dances, just solid advice to upgrade your lifestyle to where you want it to be.

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So grab an adult beverage, wander around the postings and most importantly, have fun. Don’t forget to bookmark this blog and put a link in your homescreen.

SILVER FOUNTAIN PEN

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One of the best creators of classic fountain pens is the Parker Pen Company.  I have several models of both ballpoint and fountain pens.

Among my favorites, for style, class, and writing those missives requiring a solid signature, is the Parker Sterling Silver Sonnet.

It definitely makes a statement, not only in writing, but in the verbal appreciation of others who will compliment you on your taste.

Use it for your journal, use it to sign checks.

Whip this one out at your next contract signing, and you will definitely be thought of as a VIP bachelor.

SHAKE ON IT COCKTAIL TIME

The concept of the cocktail shaker goes back to the ancient civilizations that supposedly were jump started by aliens.  (One wonders what the reptilians from the stars put in their cocktail shakers while they were probing human Egyptian entrances and starting pyramid schemes).

Jazz age cocktail shakers were sometimes made of sterling silver, for a luxurious temporary housing for a soon to be born martini. The cheap seat customers had to make do with glass or nickel plated shakers, but they still got the job done. Have enough of the contents therein and it was definitely twenty three skidoo to the porcelain god.

From the thirties through the fifties, the cocktail shaker was an emblem of class, and for the bachelor, a symbol of his swinging lifestyle.

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As a VIP bachelor, when it comes to a cocktail shaker, you want something a little different, something a little retro to remind you of the glory days of cocktail culture.  Twine has the answer.

TEA TIME

Tea is so good for you.  Don’t be one of the peasants who put milk, or sugar or lemon in yours. Just get a proper tea, and you will enjoy its properties, without the need of adulteration.

One of the great teas you can try, if you like dark smoky teas, is Scottish Breakfast Tea.  A great brand is BRODIESIt’s kind of like the Johnnie Walker Black of teas. 

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Good for you, with a sophisticated taste, it makes a great substitute for coffee. Try it.

Bachelor Rituals

Rituals are important to the bachelor.  Perhaps you have a certain morning ritual. You have your coffee, your bagel (or more healthy equivalent), you read your paper, etc. Then off to work, or whatever you do to pay the bills.

It is a tradition, it is the formal start of your day. Rituals are a good idea, they give you structure, they can also springboard you into better habits.

What kind of new rituals can you incorporate in your day to make you a better bachelor?

If exercise is something you want to add to your lifestyle, (and you should), perhaps you might want to add that to your morning ritual. Get it out of the way before you come up with a thousand and one excuses why you can’t exercise.

It is a great way to jump start your day, as long as you don’t overdo it.

Perhaps you want to add a “Happy Hour” ritual to your day.  When work is done, and it’s time for fun, why not have a signature cocktail at 5:00 PM or whatever is your equivalent of Happy Hour.  It gives you something to look forward to, and it separates your work day from your personal time.

There may be a whole bunch of new habits that would improve your bachelor lifestyle.  If you make them part of a ritual, the chances are greater that you will keep to those habits, and make yourself a better man.

Let’s say, for example, you want to be a better dressed bachelor. Useful for both professional and personal advancement.

You might want to have a ritual, the evening before your dress up day, where you carefully select your wardrobe for the coming morning, and you place it on a valet (preferably) or a hanger.

You do this to the accompaniment of some of your favorite music.  Here is an example of what I am talking about

So think about what rituals might benefit you, and what new habits you want to incorporate in them.