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Things to do for November 24, 2010
New Suits, $3 Wine and Bedford Falls
The weekend will pass the gravy.
Thanksgiving at Gladstones
Sometimes it’s important to remember―you live in a city where Thanksgiving could easily mean an oyster feast on the beach. Gladstones will have a formidable $45 spread, including a raw bar, turkey and prime rib carving stations, and sides like Oyster Stuffing. It just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without oyster stuffing.
30% Off Everything at Ted Baker
On Friday, you kind of want to avoid the uncivilized masses ravaging the shops... but honestly, you could use a new suit on the cheap. Black Friday is three days long at both local Ted Baker outposts, and everything inside―English suits, ties, shiny shoes―is 30% off. At that price, you could even shop for other people.
Flight 001 Reopens on Third Street
You’ll be spending plenty of time on planes the next few weeks. So travel shop Flight 001 has arrived exactly on schedule, just down the street from its prior location, with design-y bags, luggage tags and headphones for two. Bonus: no handsy TSA screeners.
It’s a Wonderful Life... in the Desert
Little-known fact: Frank Capra polished the script for It’s a Wonderful Life at La Quinta Resort near Palm Springs. (We hear he came up with the character of Clarence while exploring the minibar.) So they’re recreating Bedford Falls right there in the desert―think carolers, tree lightings, screenings of the film... and every time the bell rings, a guest gets a resort prize.
$3 Wines, $4 Snacks at L’Epicerie
Happy hour is getting pretty classy in Culver City these days. Starting at 4pm, the new café/market/wine bar L’Epicerie will sling you $3 wines and $4 plates of Marinated Octopus with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pig Trotter with Red-Wine Vinaigrette. Because the only thing better than pig’s feet is $4 pig’s feet.