Imagine a wine tasting in Napa Valley. The crowds. The cabernets. Comparing notes with a ringer for Virginia Madsen. But you don’t have time for all that, so we’re getting you six mini-bottles of top-tier vino to try. And giving you $30 towards a bottle of your favorite. Virginia approves.
Things to do for April 28, 2011
Miami, Steve McQueen and Office WikiLeaks
The weekend is sitting next to the queen tomorrow.
Buy Steve McQueen’s Motorcycle
You and the King of Cool have a lot in common. Effortless charm. A key role in The Towering Inferno. And soon, his 1971 Husqvarna 400 off-road motorcycle—the one he rode on the cover of SI. It’s up for auction on May 14. As you can see, riding is shirt-optional.
Making Music from Barcodes
You’ve always felt that barcodes could inspire great music. Actually, that’s not true, but this app might persuade you. Scan a barcode and your phone will serenade you with a chiming melody based on the thickness of the bars. Or you could just hum the Price Is Right theme.
Dressing Like Don Johnson
Miami’s always had a leg up in the style department (particularly the city’s pastel-clad vice squad). One source: the Webster hotel’s stylish boutique. They just launched an online shop, where you’ll find Margiela suits in white and blue sharkskin—just what you need for policing the mean streets of Coral Gables.
The Emergency Football
Whether it’s a family reunion or tomorrow’s royal wedding, you never know when you’ll need a football. Your solution: this thing, which you can turn into a football by filling it with, say, socks or a crumpled-up newspaper. You’ve been meaning to work on your spiral.
WikiLeaks for Your Office
This is a warning. The folks at OfficeLeaks have provided an anonymous place where people can share office gossip and/or matters of national security with the world. Given the truth about the copy machine—including the role you and the intern had in breaking it—you may want to seek counsel.