Your Perks: 1) Rugged briefcases, weekenders and messenger bags made of canvas. Give it up for canvas. 2) Soft button-ups that are practically begging to be worn to a rooftop date. 3) Handbags from Céline. Yes, this is the kind of thing Mom might want. Okay, definitely wants.
Things to do for April 13, 2016
New Breakfast, Movies on the Sand and a Baguette Battle
The student has become the weekend.
Play Some Dominoes. Drink a Beer.
Unpopular opinion: giant Jenga has had its day. Just has. Conveniently, the crew at Concrete Beach is essentially recreating Little Havana’s Domino Park every Thursday with beer flights and as many rounds of bones as you can handle. Your straw fedora moment is now.
Baguette Battles Exist, and You’re Going to One
Three reasons you’ll want to bear witness to tomorrow’s baguette battle:
1) The likes of La Provence, Chocolate Fashion and True Loaf will be going crust-to-crust.
2) There’ll be a grand tasting of baguettes.
3) But also, charcuterie and a cheese buffet.
In a baguette battle, everyone wins.
New Breakfast Spot. New Lunch Spot. Go.
When breakfast calls: The St. Regis’s pastry chef has his own digs now in the form of
Bachour (pictured). Guava cream cheese eclairs and Nutella brioche are involved.
When lunch calls: Captain Jim’s got a new look, with a stone crab station and a shiny new bar. It’s a good look.
Bogart, Bacall, Wine and a Bunch of Sand
The Edition is about to open up their lounge-y Sandbox for a screening of Bogart and Bacall’s Key Largo. You and your date will settle in and be proffered a picnic basket filled with wine, crudités, shrimp cocktail and kale salad. Feel free to bring some Mike & Ikes or something.
Spasso and Brunch Are Now an Item
That nice new Italian spot in the Grove, Spasso, is doing brunch now. One being manned by a chef with two Michelin-starred restaurants under his belt. What that means for you: egg and carving stations, homemade pastries and braised short rib on truffled mash. Champagne. It also means champagne.