Your final Perks of 2013: 1) Supremely elegant, old-timey maps of the world’s most iconic cities. For 50% off. 2) Up to 25% off pocket-size power grids—so you never have to deal with dead-phone anxiety again. 3) A four-pack of Tuscany’s best wines. This is what feasts are made for.
Things to do for December 26, 2013
Flying Girls, Moonshine Toasts and Other New Year’s Wonderment
The weekend is forcing your champagne hand.
To Start: Oysters and Much Bubbly
New Year’s Eve is about celebrating with friends, both new and old alike. Friends like King + Duke, which is coincidentally having a four-course dinner that night with anything from West Coast oysters to seared foie gras to a champagne toast. To another champagne toast.
Wear Your Best Suit to This One
The Roaring ’20s–themed party: sure. Fine. The full-on Gatsby recreation party: right. Better. You’ll arrive at a $20 million private estate, bypass aerialists and the nine-piece boogie band, grab a hand-rolled cigar and dance on top of a covered pool. And then you’ll figure out how to uncover it.
Veal Lasagna and a Moonshine Toast
And now, 100 reasons why New Year’s–ing at Smoke Ring in Castleberry Hill is a great idea:
1) The three-course menu has pork-cheek ravioli and veal lasagna on it.
2) A string band will be playing.
3 to 100) You’re toasting with moonshine at midnight.
Let champagne down gently.
And Now for Your Next NYE Trick...
At the end of the day/year, you really don’t require much. An open bar and a DJ at Establishment would be more than enough, really. Maybe some service of the bottle variety. And would it kill you to get some truffle fries...
Here’s Where You Come Alive Again
And when you wake up in the morning (yes, this requires going to bed first), an enormous buffet will be waiting for you at the St. Regis. First stop: Bloody Mary cart. Second stop: Belgian-style waffles with Nutella and smoked Nueske ham. Third stop: Bloody Mary cart. Fourth stop: bed.