Your Perks: 1) Sunglasses by designers like Givenchy and Gucci. Except, you know, not at designer prices. 2) Maybe the most ingenuously designed umbrella ever. It rains in the spring, so be ready. 3) Autographed memorabilia... from guys who are pretty good at sports... with names like Larry Bird and LeBron James...
Things to do for April 02, 2015
Octopus, Wine Country and Mad Men
All your weekends in one basket.
Parlour Has Octopus in the Oven
Wood ovens are good for slow-cooking a lot of things, according to the former Gitane chef. Thin-crust pizza: you know this. Octopus: sure, why not. Slow-cooked pig head: obviously.
It’s Pool Season at the Coppolas’ Place
Sipping wines by one of two massive pools at the Coppola property up in wine country. That’s filed prominently under “Things you should do more often.” This weekend’s the start of their pool season, so now’s a good time to open that file.
A Roving Sale and... a Non-Roving Sale
If your jacket has a little life left in it: The good people at Patagonia will be cruising
your way in their biodiesel repair truck (why, is that weird?) to fix what needs fixing.
If it doesn’t: Acrimony’s spring sale has Helmut Lang, Folk, Gitman Bros. and... other brands, at up to 80% off.
And Just a Bucket of Chicken to Go
Restaurants are nice and everything, but sometimes all you want is a bucket of buttermilk fried chicken. And that’s okay. Get over to Hopscotch for eight pieces (that’s a whole chicken, in a bucket) and then get on with your day.
The Mad Men Viewing Party at Novela
We’re going to assume a few facts. 1) You’d tolerate a Mad Men pun of a drink name, if the drink’s good. 2) You own a good suit. 3) You will be watching Mad Men on Sunday. 4) You will be doing it here, in your suit. Too many assumptions?