We heard you’re headed to the beach. Here’s 20% off a custom-tailored surfboard, c/o Swami’s and Paul Smith, to help. Also: limited-edition boat shoes from Rancourt and 28% off the best damn umbrella in the world from Blunt. Hey, when it rains, it pours.
Things to do for May 24, 2012
Strawberry Beer, Montrose Beach and Tapas Brunch
The weekend: for that deep-down body thirst.
Just in Time: A Remodeled Beach Bar
Seconds before you begin your full-scale onslaught on this city’s beaches, this new-ish locale of lakeside cocktailing finishes a full-scale overhaul. Think: more televisions. More seating. And a new grass-fed burger that you can raise to honor their perfect sense of timing.
Ah, summer in Chicago. The ice-cold beer. The bratwurst. The duck sausages with mushroom tapenade, thyme aioli and spinach. It all begins when you slip into Goose Island Wrigleyville for this backyard party. Best of all: the beer is infused with strawberries—saving you the trouble of dipping them yourself.
Imagine this. You’re standing above State Street on a narrow ledge. You’re holding a drink. You’re wearing... a neon bow tie. We know, it seems impossible. You never wear neon before Memorial Day. But at Vertigo’s summer kickoff, neon threads are de rigueur. So, sure, bring Ke$ha.
Sangria Is the New Bloody Mary
At some point this weekend, you’ll wake up and realize something’s missing in your life. That something: tapas. You’ll then find yourself on a patio, amid carafes of sangria, bottles of cava and scattered skillets of goat-cheese-stuffed dates and citrus-vodka salmon. Finally, life makes sense.