Perks is hooking you up with the season’s hottest gift: leather-bound cufflinks that happen to be fully functional lighters. (Enjoy responsibly.) We’re also getting you access to a lifetime of private jetting for 300 bucks and shipping you a box of truffles directly from Italy—from the same importers Daniel Boulud uses—for 25% off.
Things to do for November 23, 2012
New Coats, Half-Price Brunch and Cosby Sweaters
Zero shopping days until the weekend.
If Those Door-Busters Had Brunch
This whole Black Friday door-buster thing: brutal. This whole Black Friday brunch thing: beautiful. In fact, Old Town Social has half-price entrées, DJs and a chance to win a Bloomingdale’s gift card. Plus, it started at 10:30am. Consider the doors pre-busted.
Where a Bloody Mary Is a Full Meal
You’re downtown. You’re buying things. You’re eating things. You’re drinking things. Time for some synergy. This Bloody Mary bar comes with a superlative, meal-worthy meat-and-cheese selection. Also: you can keep the souvenir Pilsner glass. It says Argent. Perfect to give to any Argent on your list.
Hey, That Old Coat’s Worth Money
You have an old coat. You need a new coat. It’s a pretty straightforward situation. But, ah, the wrinkle: you’d also like to look even more like Steve McQueen. So drop off a coat at the new Barbour store, and they’ll give you $50 toward something suitably Bullitt-esque.
If Charles Dickens Were a Beer Snob
You’ve seen every rendition of A Christmas Carol imaginable. It’s just that no one has ever set the story at a brewery before. Or performed it inside an actual brewpub. Or thought you’d be drinking beer while watching it. Okay, we sort of had an inkling about that.
Take one bad-Christmas-sweater soiree. Add music from the ’90s. Stir in some Bill Cosby. The result: one strangely appropriate holiday dance party. Naturally, there will be some Jell-O shots on hand. That’s the way Theo Huxtable would do it.