We’ve got major news: right now, a traveling carnival is roaming the country, serving glorious daylong celebrations of all things pork—Cochon 555. These usually sell out fast, but Perks is saving you a spot—and throwing a VIP preview dinner. Gluttons welcome.
Things to do for January 20, 2011
Sailing, Sinatra and the Godfather's House
The weekend will never host the Golden Globes again.
Finally, a Match.com for Sea Captains
This is big: there is now a dating site catering entirely to licensed sea captains. (A license number is required on signup.) A captain’s hat isn’t strictly necessary, but judging by the pictures, it’s strongly encouraged.
60% Off at Oak
If you’re going to make it through the next few months unfrozen, you’ll want to start bundling now. To that end, Oak is offering 60% off chunky sweaters, corduroy shirts and heavy Navajo blankets. Our medical advice is to stay underneath them until March.
The Rat Pack in Coffee Table Form
Whenever you need guidance on pulling off a tux or gesturing with a double of bourbon, you generally look to the Rat Pack. And now you’ll have a quick reference guide, thanks to this 450-page photographic ode to Frank, Dean and Sammy. Voice lessons not included.
Buying the <em>Godfather</em> House
Consider this the crown jewel of The Godfather memorabilia: the Corleone estate. It’s actually an eight-bedroom Tudor manse in Staten Island, but you could still throw quite a wedding party there. So far, the only offers have been easy to refuse.
Money Clips, Now with Attitude
Two concerns. One, you need to keep your money organized. Two, you need some archaic slang to use when you spend it. Something like clams or bacon or possibly bones. Here to help: this Jack Spade money clip, with such phrases printed right on the side. Yes, even including cheddar.