Sovereign Brands, creators of Luc Belaire sparkling wine, Bumbu rums, and McQueen and the Violet Fog gin have launched an exquisite reimagining of Cognac; Villon. VILLON is hand-crafted in Merpins, France, created by smallbatch traditions and made from fine VSOP and XO Cognac and a delectable blend of spirits distilled from French wheat and natural flavors. This spirit is named for medieval French poet François Villon, whose enigmatic story and writings of love, sex, money trouble, dirty cops, lewd monks, and “the thieving rich” is the inspiration for Villon’s name and image. The bottle’s tarnished metal serpent-and-dagger motif is just one such reference. With a broad array of aromas from toasted oak, vanilla, spice, orange blossom, and delicate peach, this luxuriously complex yet balanced spirit can be served neat, over ice, or as the foundation of the perfect cocktail. For more information, visit villonfrance.com and @VillonFrance on Instagram.
AirTag, a small and elegantly designed accessory by Apple, was launched to help keep track of and find the items connected to Apple’s Find My app. To make sure your luggage stands out from the pack, pair it with a new AIRTAG HERMÈS. Featuring an elegant assortment of handcrafted leather accessories including the Bag Charm, Key Ring, Travel Tag, and Luggage Tag, Hermès accessories will be sold with a custom-engraved AirTag based on the brand’s iconic Clou de Selle signature. For more information, visit hermes.com.
Wander through a life-sized exhibition of Michelangelo’s renowned 34 ceiling frescoes from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel—in Oak Brook. MICHELANGELO’S SISTINE CHAPEL: THE EXHIBITION is brought to life using a special photographic technique that reproduces the look and feel of the original paintings, giving visitors the opportunity to engage with the artwork like never before. The display runs Wednesday through Sunday until August 15 at Oakbrook Center. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit sistinechapelexhibit.com/chicago.