This week, we’re sending you freshly baked cookies spiked with whiskey, tequila and/or Guinness. Plus, we’re getting you and a guest out of Dodge with an amenity-laden stay at the extravagant waterfront retreat Forty 1° North in Newport, RI. (Stock up on half-price Seize sur Vingt shirts for the trip.)
Things to do for September 08, 2011
The Longest Catwalk in North America and Other Weekend Musts
The weekend is fielding offers from the SEC, the Pac-12 and the Ivy League.
The Longest Runway in North America
The problem with fashion shows: the runways are way too short. So the Galleria is breaking out the longest runway in North America: approximately a quarter-mile long. We recommend grabbing a vodka martini at the FGI shoppers’ lounge as the models pass by. All that walking will make you thirsty.
Speaking of models, Highland Park Village is celebrating Fashion’s Night Out with two fashion shows. The more important info: Hadleigh’s will have gratis prosecco, and there’s bubbly at the Hermès scarf-tying class. They couldn’t afford your pocket-square-folding seminar.
Ah, the Texas countryside. The farms. The open fields. The endless rows of Italian cars. This Saturday, the 150-year-old Nash Farm will be passing out gratis wine and showcasing over 50 vintage Ferraris, Ducatis and Lamborghini Diablos. We hear the Ferrari makes a terrible tractor.
Playing Dodgeball with Water Balloons
Dodgeball: a battle of speed, power and clever team names. But this Saturday your skills will be put to the test at a massive dodgeball tournament, where they’re using water balloons instead of rubber balls. Maybe grab the team’s Dri-Fit uniforms to be safe.
This Saturday, if you find yourself wearing a jean jacket and holding a Gordon Gekko phone, you were either hot-tubbing with Cusack, or you’re on an ’80s-themed pub crawl, where five buses are shuttling you to five bars all over Dallas. Don’t forget an extra slap bracelet for your date.