This week, we’ve found some handsome shoes from one of Britain’s premier cobblers, Grenson—and you can’t get them anywhere but Perks. Plus, we’ve handpicked our favorite stock of ties and accoutrements (like pocket squares) from Los Angeles’s Gentry. The dagger-shaped tie bar means business.
Things to do for June 02, 2011
Day Dates, Street Cocktailing and Art Parties
The weekend is mounting a comeback.
You remember Dining in the Dark: that four-course dinner series prepared by local chefs and served in total darkness by vision-impaired servers. Well, it’s over. Done. On to the next city. Unless you’re reading this, in which case you’ll have three more chances to go. Good thing you’re reading this.
So there’s this new indoor/outdoor market debuting Saturday. Which, on its own, isn’t necessarily earth-shattering intel. But throw in 100+ vendors and food trucks (Beard Bars, Tex’s Tacos) and some local musicians and... well, it’s still not earth-shattering. But we have a feeling your date may think otherwise.
Ah, Virginia Highland. There’s just something about it that makes you want to talk to birds, buy another dog and drink cold beer out of plastic cups. Enter Summerfest—two alfresco days of bands (The Whisky Gentry, Freddy Jones Band...), parades and cocktailing in the streets. And birds and dogs.
This Monday, the chefs from Muss & Turner’s, Leon’s Full Service and Local Three will converge upon one Buckhead patio to pit their most prized small plates—think braised beef with chocolate jus and dry-aged Wagyu—against Wild Heaven, SweetWater and Terrapin beers. You should go eat and drink that stuff.
Design, whether you like it or not, is human. Don’t worry, we don’t know what we’re talking about either... All we know is that the Design Is Human launch party is coming up, kicking off a week’s worth of modern home tours, exhibitions and design-related events with a cocktail-y, DJ-y blowout. Good enough.