Give Dad the Experience: The SEED NYC, Mantry Boxes + Spirits Gifts for Dad!

It’s crunch time for Father’s Day shopping! I truly understand how hard it is to buy stuff for fathers. From my dad, stepfather and the “significant other”, it is NOT easy. While food is ok and lasts for about an hour or so, clothing–depending on the type of garment– might get worn (or not). Sports equipment only lasts as long as the guy actually participates (and if he wants a new fishing/boating/tennis/golf/hiking something, check on the frequency that the man in question really does engage in that activity. It might be a lot less than you think!). I find that sometimes the gifts that work best are ones that provide an “experience”. What’s an “experience”? Think movie tickets, baseball tickets, massage, brew-fest and other similar events. In case some of these items are geographically (or “traffically”) unfeasible

Here’s an interesting event for those with DADS in NYC!


The Seed Experience 2015 is a two-day 6/20 & 6/21) festival that focuses on living a healthy, compassionate, and eco-friendly lifestyle. The 2015 festival includes
— over 100 best-in-class exhibitors,
–local merchants featuring, sampling, and selling plant-based foods and environmentally friendly products and services.


The number of Vegans in the U.S. has more than doubled since 2009. 100 million people in the U.S.are consciously choosing to eat more plant-based foods, even though they are not vegan or vegetarian. It’s time to check out this event!

The Seed Experience 2015 will present world-renowned speakers including doctors and nutritionists such as
–Dr. Robert Ostfeld, Founder and Director of Montefiore Einstein Cardiac Wellness Program,
–inspirational champion athletes such as Vegan Ultraman Rich Roll, and
–animal rights champions such as Kathy Stevens of Catskill Animal Sanctuary and Jenny Brown of the Woodstock Animal Sanctuary.
–Captain Paul Watson, Founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Co-founding Director of Greenpeace Foundation
–Simone Reyes, Animal Rights Activist, Reality Star, Right Hand to mogul Russell Simmons
–Exclusive pre-premiere screening with “The China Study” author Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s documentary “PlantPure Nation”
–Plus a live video conference with his son, Nelson Campbell, the Executive Producer, Director and Co-Writer of the film.

They will be holding workshops or talks to introduce audiences to a plant-based and vegan lifestyle and answer questions.

Ten cooking demonstrations by renowned chefs such as
— Daphne Cheng,
–Maria Marlowe,
–Fran Costigain,
–Jay Astafa.

Experience the cooking of Adam Sobel, owner of The Cinnamon Snail Food Truck, the country’s first organic vegan food truck.
It’s an award -winning all-vegan food truck: four time Vendy Awards winner; voted by Yelp! 2014 #1 place to eat in NYC, and #4 in the entire USA.


Expo Details:

Date: June 20 and 21st, 2015
Time: 10am – 6pm
Location: Brooklyn Expo Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Ticket prices: $30 per day and $50 for the weekend pass.
Included is an exclusive offer for a 30 day free membership to Food Matters TV ( value $7.95. FMTV provides hundreds of documentaries, expert interviews, and recipe videos.
Attendees can also receive $25 off a first UBER ride, or $20 off a first uberPOOL ride.
The expected amount of attendees is 5,000+

Follow The Seed
Website: to read about all their events.

Give Dads the gift of Discovery this Father’s Day: Mantry Box Subscription!
Six full sized artisan food products delivered to dad’s door in a handmade wooden crate every month. Discover the best craft food America has to offer.


The Mantry Mission:

To deliver a new and exciting food experience every month. Our monthly crate allows you to discover and eat 6 full-size, super premium foods from around America, with little commitment.

The food & beverage items that you’ll receive in your Mantry are not your typical grocery store varieties. Led by the hand of amazing Artisan makers, these foods are painstakingly sourced and lovingly crafted into the perfect original theme (i.e. Bourbon Breakfast, Hecho en America).

At Mantry, we believe in our artisan partners and the quality of their products. Some are small upstarts, fighting for a chance to change the way Tonic is seen. Some are award-wining restaurant Chefs who live on the vanguard of cuisine and culinary excellence. Each of them pours their heart and soul into their craft.

Give Dad the gift of the real deal experiential experience with these very cool boxes. Curated for men by men who believe in the American Dream as well as the quality of American Made products.

This is a great way to give back to small craft businesses across the country!

For Father’s Day gifting:
The #1 Food Gift for Men
Each Mantry includes 6 full size artisan food products delivered to their door.
Packed in a Handmade Wooden Crate and custom Manual detailing product stories and recipes.
PDF Gift Card will be emailed to you for Father’s Day

Ships next day, arrives in 2-6 business days.

3 & 6 MONTH FATHER’S DAY BONUS: Order today receive a bonus Mantry Jerky kit ($30 Value). Ships with their 2nd crate.
Don’t miss this one! It’s a solid gift that he will love!

Grey Goose VX
GREY GOOSE VX is an exclusive edition of GREY GOOSE inspired by the spirit making traditions of its creator and Maître de Chai, François Thibault. VX is masterfully crafted by blending precious cognac and the natural GREY GOOSE vodka, complementing ingredients of Gensac spring water and the finest French winter wheat, creating a discerning new spirit that truly Flies Beyond.


Its beautiful luxury packaging and gift box makes it a spirit that can be readily gifted. The VX bottle shape and exquisite detailing takes its inspiration from prestigious French spirit decanters, with its rounded shoulders, and pronounced heavy stopper, while still retaining echoes of the original GREY GOOSE bottle. The bottle design reflects the innovation of this eminently sophisticated spirit and this unique expression of GREY GOOSE.

GREY GOOSE VX has been specially crafted to savor neat or on the rocks to appreciate its rich character and complex nose, with hints of white fruit blossom, plum, apricot, light citrus and wild honey, followed by a long, lingering finish. It can be also be lengthened with a splash of water or soda. VX can be served with various aromatics: fresh cut peaches, honeycomb, jasmine, mint, and dark chocolate that will enhance its natural flavors.

Create a luxury experience for the spirits connoisseur this Father’s Day, pour dad a chilled glass of GREY GOOSE VX, a drink that is masculine, simple and celebrates dad in an elevated style. SRP: $74.99 750mL



2 ¼ ounce GREY GOOSE VX

¼ ounce Lustau Los Arcos Amontillado Sherry

¼ ounce Cacao Nib CC Pear Liqueur
1 drop Salt Solution

Stir with ice until thoroughly chilled. Strain into a coupe glass.

GREY GOOSE VX Martini Exceptionelle




Absinthe rinse
Spray of honey water
Garnish or skewer of frozen grapes

Rinse absinthe in glass,

Stir VX over ice and strain in martini glass,

Spray honey water into glass
garnish with frozen grapes, peach slice or no garnish at all.


This Father’s Day spend quality time with a relaxing toast honoring your dad! Enjoy Father’s Day with these enriched specialty recipes, the ‘Black Gold’ cocktail & a summer refreshing ‘Greyhound’ cocktail, by CÎROC.

Ciroc’s Black Gold

ciroc black gold


1.5 oz Ciroc Amaretto

3 oz. Coke

Ice cubes in a rocks glass
pour and mix both ingredients.



1.5 oz Ciroc Vodka

3 oz fresh grapefruit juice

.5 oz Simple Syrup

.25 oz fresh lime juice

Club Soda

fill a tall glass with ice,
Pour in first four ingredients first,
Stir well,
Top with Soda Water

Gluten Free,
Distilled from Grapes,
Has Natural Sugars,
Low Calories
CÎROC reminds everyone to celebrate responsibly.

These items are all great last minute gifts. I know that there’s a lot out there, but think outside the gift box and give Dad something unique!

Stevie Wilson,

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