This week’s looking handsome. Because for $100, you’re getting $150 worth of grooming essentials from the likes of Kiehl’s and Baxter Finley. Plus, your backyard’s getting a secret grill, disguised as a potted plant. Finally, take 25% off a portable pro-grade DJ mixer, so easy to use, a caveman could do it.
Things to do for August 16, 2012
This Weekend: Air, Water and Vodka
The weekend feels the need... the need for more weekend.
Neighborhood street fest season marches inexorably to its close. You’re left feeling you wanted something... nicer. So this Gold Coast soiree brings in 15 restaurants with unlimited food and drink in a swanky hotel. Yes, cocktail attire is required. Take a lesson, Taste of Lincoln Avenue.
A New Comfort Spot on Southport
The Southport Corridor is really quite lovely. Good shops. Nice cafés. Historic movie theater. Just one thing missing: lobster deviled eggs. Also: rotisserie chicken, prime rib and a sizzling skillet cookie. So the Southport Corridor needed some work after all.
You’re Going to Look Good This Fall
Jack Spade has joined up with British outerwear company Barbour for a new line of handsome bags and autumn-appropriate coats. To celebrate the union: a small get-together with gratis cocktails and appetizers. Sort of like a wedding reception... with more waxed canvas.
An Air, Water and Cocktail Show
A good view. That’s all you really need to watch the Air & Water Show. But if the good view also has endless bratwursts, beer, cold cocktails and cheeseburgers—and a swimming pool—well, you wouldn’t feel right complaining.
A Million-Dollar Horse Race Party
The 30th Arlington Million. It’s a big race. And a big race deserves a big party. Arlington complies with a DJ, a buffet, an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, a red-carpet entrance, perfect views of the race, private tellers and—what the hell—an after-party. Just don’t blow all your winnings.