Chris Benz

Greek rosé wine.
"I was ready for summer '08 to be all about Domaine Ott rosé, like last summer, but my friends and I discovered a new Greek variation while in Athens, Veriki Gran Rosé, that is a terrific compliment to hot summer nights and rivals any of its French counterparts!"

Vintage Italian grocery store sunglasses.

"I've been buying up all the inexpensive vintage sunglasses I can find, especially those with the Made in Italy stamp, but clearly dime-store knockoffs from the '50s, '60s, and '70s."

The Filthy Rich Handbook.

"The travel-companion tome of the summer, Christopher Tennent's modern incarnation of The Official Preppy Handbook is a must-have."

Gauloises Blondes.

"I always love to stock-up at the duty-free shops when I'm traveling abroad...I always bring back Gauloises Blondes because the packaging is so chic and they're the ultimate Euro-grandmére cigarette."
Chris Benz is a designer based in New York City.
Greek rosé wine.
"I was ready for summer '08 to be all about Domaine Ott rosé, like last summer, but my friends and I discovered a new Greek variation while in Athens, Veriki Gran Rosé, that is a terrific compliment to hot summer nights and rivals any of its French counterparts!"

Vintage Italian grocery store sunglasses.

"I've been buying up all the inexpensive vintage sunglasses I can find, especially those with the Made in Italy stamp, but clearly dime-store knockoffs from the '50s, '60s, and '70s."
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