This week we’re spiking your next PB&J with some bourbon (or tequila, or champagne), courtesy of the artisanal jam makers/boozehounds at the Jam Stand. And we took the liberty of booking you a posh room and dinner for two at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Napa Valley. We know you too well.
Things to do for August 18, 2011
Pool Partying, Crazy Ice Cream and Drive-In Movies
The weekend is your ejection seat from the week.
Nothing says “summer” like ice cream. Nothing says “crazy ice cream fest” like, oh, plum-and-blue-cheese ice cream sprinkled with bacon dust. Experience ice cream in all its glory at this gathering of the world’s best ice cream-ists. Brain freezes included with price of admission.
Tonight, you’re looking to go all out. To get dressed up, find an open bar and get some pre-weekend warm-up dancing in. But you also want filet mignon bruschetta, bacon-wrapped shrimp and Oreo cheesecake on a stick. Vietnamese spot Sawtooth’s first-anniversary party should cover your bases.
Italian Cars and Double Features
They’re small. Italian. Kind of cute. No, not Supreme Court Justices Alito and Scalia. (By the way: terrible guess.) Fiat, that classic Italiano roadster, reemerges with an all-day party culminating in alfresco double features. You’ll view those from, yes, a Fiat—which is considered a civil right in Italy.
Air & Water Wet Deck Party at the W
The water part of the Air & Water Show: always kind of a letdown. So you’ve committed to creating your own. The W Lakeshore’s seventh-floor DJ-fueled pool party will be offering goodies like complimentary binoculars to watch the sky... or to watch your neighbor’s precision lotion-applying techniques.
With an open bar, a lavish buffet and the very best seats for the Air & Water Show—1,128 dizzying feet above street level—the Signature Room is obviously fully committed this weekend. Equally obvious: we snagged a few last-minute reservations. Don’t thank us—thank procrastination.