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What Are Sangita Patel, David Holz, And Arisha Michelle Hatch Loving This Month?

"Mike Matola uses handwritten literary text, music lyrics, or film dialogue to create beautiful portraits. I have one of Hermione Granger in my office and it's always a conversation starter!" -- Sangita Patel COO, RRKidz

Sara Rowghani

"I travel often and hate overpaying for flights. Hopper is an app that tells me what a good price is for my itinerary— and notifies me when a better price is available."
— Sara Rowghani
VP of marketing, Kickstarter

"I'm in training for a long bike ride and have been log­ging my rides with Strava. The app breaks down my rides into segments, then compares how I did versus others. It gives me all the data I want after each ride."
— Tim League
Cofounder and CEO, Alamo Drafthouse

"The Likary Smart Two Wheel Self Balancing Electric Scooter is basically a Segway without handlebars. Every­one loves them at the office."
— David Holz
Cofounder and CTO, Leap Motion

Likary Smart Two Wheel Self Balancing Electric ScooterIllustration: Scott Chambers

"Jins is the best of Warby Parker and LensCrafters but with Japanese aesthetics, quality, and efficiency, and is less expensive than both."
— Korey Lee
CIO, Sumall

Reading for Inspiration

1. Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954–1963

By Taylor Branch

The New Jim Crow

By Michelle Alexander
"Both books provide so much context for our current civil rights movement."
— Arisha Michelle Hatch
Managing director of campaigns, ColorOfChange.org

2. The Woman I Wanted to Be

By Diane von Furstenberg
"A captivating memoir from one of my favorite designers."
— Kerry O'Brien
Founder, Commando

3. Factory Man

By Beth Macy
"This man fought globalization to bring life back to a Southern town."
— Rebecca Wesson Darwin
Founder and CEO, Garden & Gun magazine


"Mike Matola uses handwritten literary text, music lyrics, or film dialogue to create beautiful portraits. I have one of Hermione Granger in my office and it's always a conversation starter!"
— Sangita Patel
COO, RRKidz

"WTSO.com (Wines 'Til Sold Out) sells high-end wines at friendly prices, but only one kind at a time. Free shipping when you buy four bottles or more!"
— Sheela Maini Søgaard
CEO, Bjarke Ingels Group

"Gum Tree L.A. has gifts for kids and adults, and lots of stuff for the house that my husband says we don't need."
— Evin Shutt
COO, 72andSunny

Bookman Cup Holder

"When I commute to work on my bike, the Bookman Cup Holder is essential for my morning coffee. The design allows easy mounting on my handlebars and doesn't require hardware."
— Adam McDermott
CEO, Linus Bike


What is your new favorite cocktail ingredient?

La Gitana Manzanilla SherryIllustration: Scott Chambers

La Gitana Manzanilla Sherry

"This Spanish sherry, produced by a centuries-old family-run business, epitomizes the blending of tradition and trend."
— Jackson Cannon
Bar Director, Eastern Standard, Boston

Fall Sherry Cobbler

4 Apple slices
½ oz Velvet Falernum
½ oz Cinnamon and black pepper–infused Combier*
2 oz La Gitana Manzanilla

*For cinnamon and black pepper–infused Combier: Add 75 grams crushed cinnamon sticks and 10 grams crushed black pepper to one 750 mL bottle Combier. Fine strain after two hours.

Instructions

  • Muddle apples in the Velvet Falernum and Combier.
  • Add La Gitana Manzanilla.
  • Dry shake (without ice), fine strain into a rocks glass, and fill with crushed ice.
  • Garnish with 2 apple slices, orange moon, lemon moon, mint sprig, and ground cinnamon.

A version of this article appeared in the September 2015 issue of Fast Company magazine.

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