Category Archives: Refined Rogue

The Fromage Factor: Cheese Beyond the Orange Square


200266915-001There comes a time in every man’s life when you have to venture beyond the familiar—exchanging good old boxed wine for a dry chianti, upgrading from the varsity cheerleader to the hottie marketing exec, or even swapping out the old Playstation for a shiny new Wii. The same goes for cooking and kitchen basics, since few things scream “lonely bachelor” than a massive box of Ramen Noodles and a few Natty Lites. Trust us, when your hottie exec finally decides to stay over, she won’t exactly be turned on by your refined expertise with a pack of Easy Mac. Continue reading


In Need of Action: Splurge Getaways for Adrenaline Junkies


LK006580Your cubicle walls are looming in closer and closer with every passing summer day, and the last time you had a “vacation,” it involved a $30/night room in a Super 8 with 20 of your closest fraternity brothers. The daily toil of office life is not for the faint of heart. So when it comes time to take that hard-earned vacation, you better make it worthwhile. Abandon your notions of the vacations of yesteryear—no touristy photo ops or cheesy t-shirts here. Toss out the fanny pack and pack up the machete, because today’s man is seeking his R&R in rainforests, rockets and more. From bear-hunting to dog-sledding (and everything in between), here’s a quick round-up of some of the best vacation options for the adrenaline junky in all of us. Continue reading