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
Rooftop Pools, Waterfront Cocktails and Fried Chicken
The weekend has every intention of sweeping.
Half Off at the Viceroy Spa
There are two reasons you’ll want to bring a date to the Viceroy spa this month. The first: during June, all treatments are half off when you bring a guest (meaning that 60-minute Deep Knead massage is now $67.50). And two: there’s a co-ed hot tub.
You’ve probably stumbled upon the work of local artist Bert Rodriguez and his bizarre, often funny shows (like selling gallery space for ads or offering free therapy at the Whitney Biennial). Making Sh*t Up, premiering tonight, chronicles his art world exploits. And yes, you should probably invite that Wynwood gallerina.
Waterfront Cocktails at the Mandarin
You’ve looked to Café Sambal’s waterfront terrace for elegant dinners of wine and curry. Now you’ll come here on Fridays for post-work $6 Kiwi Cucumber Martinis and ceviche and dim sum, all illuminated by the flickering lights of the downtown skyline. Think of them as giant tiki torches.
Bikini Models and Brazilian Cocktails
Speaking of downtown, over by the seventh-floor pool deck at the Four Seasons, there’s a new Saturday pool party debuting this weekend. It involves a roving caipirinha cart dispensing $7 cocktails chaise-side and swimsuit models displaying the latest in bikini technology. A topic for which you have limitless patience.
Michy’s Fried Chicken Returns
Michelle Bernstein’s legendary all-you-can-eat fried chicken feasts are back to their usual summer hump-day spot. But this year she’s added Korean-style birds (made with chilies, garlic and soy) in addition to the buttermilked American standard. Also on the table: endless sides of cornbread, pickled cucumber slaw and watermelon Greek salad.