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Things to do for March 14, 2013
Corned-Beef Tacos, Free Beer and Saint-Tropez
The weekend is prepared to help you fight off roving packs of wild leprechauns.
A Birthday with Leather, Denim and Beer
When you find a gem of an upstairs shop selling selvage denim, made-in-Chicago wallets and other items you wouldn’t mind having on your person, celebrate it. Independence’s first anniversary seems as good a time as any. Plus, the beer and cocktails create a really festive mood.
A South-of-France Party in a Bank Vault
Consider the poor women of Saint-Tropez for one second. They’re forced to walk around without tops on public beaches in an ongoing war against tan lines. So tonight, subterranean lair Bedford salutes these brave souls with oysters, punch-bowl cocktails and French ’60s pop music. Ironically, shirts totally required.
Even Your Taco Is Irish This Weekend
A taco with cabbage, ancho-pasilla-rubbed corned beef and Guinness salsa. That sounds kind of... crazy. But also, kind of genius. Find out which way the scales tip this weekend at either Taco Joint spot. Then we’ll look for green smoke from your chimney when you reach a decision.
A good, sturdy denim shirt should be made in America. And probably have some sort of Iowa connection. So this trunk show has its bases covered. Also: polos, graphic T-shirts, and complimentary beer and bacon sausage. Hey, maybe you’re not a denim-shirt guy.
It’s early Saturday. You’re on your way to watch the river turn green. But you think, “Maybe I should eat first.” You duck into a honky-tonk, fill up on chicken and waffles. A Bloody Mary is involved—and a country band. By noon: you’re square-dancing with a leprechaun.
This weekend, someone is going to spill Irish beer on your shoes. It’s inevitable. But you’ll be cool about it because you’re hitting this trunk show filled with Gucci boots and Louboutin loafers from Decades, LA’s lauded vintage shop. Besides, you never cry over spilled beer.