New York: the city that never sleeps. So we’re booking you a weekend at the decadent sleep-optional Gramercy Park Hotel and throwing in $200 for room service—yes, they serve suckling pig. Plus, we’ve got the exclusive on Swiss-made masterpieces from Skywatch and summer-ready sneaks from Warrior Footwear.
Things to do for July 14, 2011
Vintage Cars, $1 Bellinis and Sushi 101
The weekend just promoted you to head muddler.
A French Street Party in Bishop Arts
Tonight, head to Bishop Arts (with or without a beret) for wine and a mussels competition from the chefs at Bolsa and Smoke. After hitting the pétanque courts, stop by a Vespa rally for some accordion music. (Yes, Vespas are Italian, but who’s counting.)
Pool Partying for Bastille Day
To honor France’s national holiday, you should probably sip champagne (naturally) poolside at ZaZa with a DJ, French macarons, a mime (seriously) and an actor dressed as Napoleon—who technically had nothing to do with Bastille Day (other than the whole “being French” thing).
Eatting BBQ in a Vintage Cadillac
Listen carefully. Actually, read carefully. For one hour only, Hotel Palomar is dishing out gratis iced coffee, sangria and barbecue sliders. And because you need a place to sit, they’re bringing in new and vintage Cadillacs. Don’t get sauce on the leather.
$1 Mini-Bellinis at Patrizio
July. Fourteen down and 17 to go. And to ease the pain of the Texas sun, your friends at the Highland Park Patrizio are serving up five-ounce Bellinis for a dollar throughout the month of July. You always prefer to fight the heat with champagne.
Sushi 101 at Steel
Ah, school. The tests. The homework. The sushi. You’ll find at least one of those at this class, where students learn to roll Firecracker Rolls with Steel’s sushi chefs. Tickets are going fast, but the first person to call Steel and mention UD will get two seats. Study hard.