It’s tuxedo season. So you’ve probably been wondering where to find some chocolates to match your formalwear. At long last, it’s here: the Black Tie Collection, an exclusive set of dark chocolate truffles infused with Guinness, Macallan scotch and other formal essentials, by Compartes Chocolatier. Includes black truffle truffles.
Things to do for December 02, 2010
Hemingway’s Nog, Sneakers and Palm Springs
The weekend is nominated for 17 Independent Spirit Awards.
An American Rag Pop-Up Sale
To assist you with any upcoming gift-under-tree needs, American Rag has opened a pop-up shop across the street from itself. It’s filled with books, sneakers, furniture and Rag & Bone goods―and everything’s discounted by at least 50%. Gift recipients don’t need to know about that part.
A Monthlong Happy Hour at Mignon
Downtown’s tiniest of tiny wine bars has unleashed a pretty giant happy hour. For the entire month of December, whenever they’re open (5pm to midnight), any glass of wine on the list is five bucks. Which dovetails perfectly with the happy hour at your place from 12:01am to 4:59pm.
Hemingway’s Gets Winter Cocktails
They say it’s “winter” out there. So it’s time to drop into Hollywood’s finest Hemingway-inspired lounge to “warm up” with their new seasonal cocktails―think Chamomile Martinis and Hemingway’s Nog, with rum, bitters, nutmeg and crème fraîche. So much better than F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Pisco Sour.
Half-Off Rooms at Colony Palms
At the funky Palm Springs hotel where Sinatra and Martin used to duck away, you can now do the same―for half price. And after an afternoon of rigorous poolside lounging, you’ll find warm cookies and hot spiced brandy in your room at turndown. We’ve come a long way since the pillow mint.
A Parking-Lot Carnival on La Cienega
It’s not quite the circus coming to town, but if you head over to your favorite burgers-on-the-dance-floor club around 4pm on Sunday, you’ll see a parking lot... turned into a full-on carnival. Expect spiked hot chocolate, a dunk-a-promoter tank, a sumo-wrestling ring with fatsuits and a prize wheel (sample prize: bottle of bubbly). We’ll save you a fatsuit...