This week we’re getting you exclusives on: jogging shoes from one of the greatest places ever—1980s Finland; a handsome, handmade suede football; and a rocket-scientist-designed pocket speaker. Plus, we’re giving you the VIP treatment in NYC—replete with a hotel room, welcome champagne, a poolside cabana and bottle service.
Things to do for September 29, 2011
Flamenco, Jazz and Lobster Cappuccino
The weekend is curious about this “Ozzieball.”
The folks at Tapas y Tintos want to ease you into the weekend with a sultry flamenco party. There’ll be a live band, plus servers pouring you gratis rebujitos, a Spanish cocktail made with wine, citrus soda and fresh mint. Consider it an Andalusian mojito.
The year you were born—a momentous occasion. And for the next three months it’s also the rate you’ll pay for your second and third night at the Diplomat’s golf location rooms (for example: 1977 = $77). Getting carded never felt so good.
BLT Conquers Seafood (with Wine)
BLT Steak, usually your go-to for top-notch beef and sides. But for the next month the steakhouse will be emphasizing seafood with a daily prix fixe that includes two complimentary glasses of wine and dishes like Local Yellow Jack Crudo and Spiny Lobster Cappuccino. It’s the latte of the sea.
Your jazz intake lately has been lacking. Solution: this raucous, Count Basie–influenced party at LIV, where an 18-piece jazz orchestra will perform while you sip cocktails from the open vodka bar. Martinis pair well with big band.
Dynasty. A decadent ’80s show about decadent ’80s characters wearing over-the-top power suits and sequined gowns. Also: the theme of this weekend’s party at Cafeina. Luckily, there’ll be plenty of gratis caviar and champagne to lure you into a Blake Carrington–like stupor. Go easy on the shoulder pads.