Things to do for December 01, 2011
This Weekend: Basel, Cocktailing and Whoopie Pies
The weekend is fetching record prices.
A Sunglasses Shop on a Bike
For the next three days, the eyewear company Warby Parker will be, er, peddling their vintage-looking specs from powder-blue bikes around the city. No, they won’t be carrying eye charts.
Cocktails, Suits and Motorcycles
If past Art Basel parties at Duncan Quinn’s showroom have taught you anything, it’s that you count on the following: a Brit-heavy crowd, gratis cocktails made by Florida Room bartenders, silk ties and pinstripe suits, and vintage Ducati motorbikes. Also, some low-stakes blackjack. In case you get bored.
Your New Source for Argyle
You’re a sucker for Scottish knitwear. Okay, maybe not. But temps are dropping and one of these wool pullovers will come in handy. You’ve got a month to stop in to this pop-up shop of the famed UK brand stocked with limited-edition pieces. You prefer rare argyle.
The Last Days of Phuc Yea!
Sad news: your favorite Vietnamese pop-up restaurant closes next Thursday. The silver lining: you’ve got six more nights to partake of the bounty with new dishes of crispy sweetbread buns and Chili-Glazed Wangs. No comment on the name.
Brunching at the Tudor House
As Basel week draws to a close, you’ll need some healing, preferably in the form of huevos rancheros and a classic Bloody Mary cart. Which is why you’ll welcome this new feast at the Dream’s restaurant. A dim-sum-style dessert cart loaded with homemade pop-tarts and whoopie pies ought to help, too.