This week, we’re stocking your closet with Seize sur Vingt shirts—woven in Italy—for half-off. We’re also giving you 42% off last-minute summer wines. Plus, you’re getting into all four days of bonfires, movies and Clint Eastwood at the Carmel Art & Film Festival. In case you’re feeling lucky...
Things to do for September 01, 2011
Grass Skirts, Soul Music and Good Bourbon
The weekend is a labor of love.
The theme of this month’s cocktails-meets-art party is... drumroll, please: guilt. Sort of random, we guess. But under no circumstances should you let this weird theme stop you from indulging in pre–Labor Day cocktails, a good DJ and “pampering stations.” You’ve had a hard summer.
The traditional first anniversary gift is paper. Unless, that is, you happen to live somewhere where bourbon is an acceptable substitute. (Good news: you do.) Chicago q unveils its own private label blend with $2 pours, $1 homemade cookies and apple-smoked lamb ribs—also perfectly appropriate gifts.
You’re a Labor Day party traditionalist. Musically speaking. So be glad that Longman & Eagle commandeers the next-door lot for cheap beers, hot pork and all the room you need to really get the most from the Isley Brothers.
Grass skirts, tiki torches, bamboo decor, starfish, flower leis... all in all, a pretty good way to reel in your summer. (Actually, not a bad way to start it, either.) All you need now is a potent rum punch. And at this party, you shall have it.
Eating Hot Dogs for Fun and Profit
Your intestinal fortitude. Your love of encased meats. These fine qualities shall be put to the test at this hot dog eating contest. Your entry fee gets you a beer and a T-shirt. Eating more hot dogs than anyone else gets you Bears tickets and the respect of a grateful nation.