Your Perks: 1) A custom, fully canvassed two-piece suit from a fine Italian tailor. 2) Tickets to a Gatsby-style New Year’s Eve party with free-flowing champagne, cocktails and shucked oysters. 3) One of these vintage watches. Or two of these vintage watches. You’ve got enough wrists.
Things to do for December 18, 2014
Smoked Brisket, Hitchcock and Eggnog Trees
Normalize relations with weekend.
Wear Your Ugliest to Bar Marmont
Tonight will be like any other at Bar Marmont. There will be oysters. There will be a DJ. There will be a lot of people in ugly sweaters and a croquembouche tree filled with eggnog. Nothing out of the ordinary there.
A Scent-Pairing Dinner. Really.
The effect of smell on taste is... complicated. Probably. So just go to Castle Gourmet’s four-course scent-pairing dinner. They’ll serve you things like walnut pesto risotto and bourbon caramel pie... paired with scented spoons and strips. Hopefully one of them is bourbon.
Smoked-Meat Sandwiches Are Served
Congratulations. Your daily odds of having Barrel & Ashes’ barbecue just doubled. Barrel & Ashes has brought their burgers and smoked brisket, fried chicken and tri-tip sandwiches into the lunching hours, whether they wanted to be there or not. But they did. Want to.
A Buck Mason Trouser Drive
Quick, hand over your pants. No, not those. Your old ones. See, Buck Mason is looking to donate 250 pairs to the LA Mission. And will give you $25 off a pair of their new jeans or chinos in exchange. So come on. Hand ’em over.
Two Times the Alfred Hitchcock
Saturday belongs to Alfred Hitchcock. LACMA’s doing a double feature of Vertigo and Notorious, two of the guy’s best. You can do warm and fuzzy Christmas movies next week. Also, you can not do warm and fuzzy Christmas movies next week.