We can’t just tell you dress shoes are better when they’re handmade; when a craftsman had to painstakingly cut, shape and burnish each piece of leather; when he had to gingerly hammer in the sole that took days to create. That’s one of those things you just have to feel to believe.
Things to do for May 11, 2016
New Grilling Technology, Impossible Workouts and a Beautiful NOLA Rooftop
A Good Day to Weekend Hard
Beach Reads. Just, Actually Good.
We’re firm believers that the beach read doesn’t have to be a form of mindless entertainment. So much so, in fact, that we went ahead and redefined the genre. So here’s our list of beach reads: meaning, more-than-decent summer-related literature, best enjoyed on your stretch of sand of choice.
A Far Superior Grilling-Things Stick
Then: You grabbed the nearest stray twig and speared your food before thrusting it over the
Now: You utilize your new stainless steel roasting stick with attachments specifically engineered for roasting marshmallows, hot dogs and burgers over an open fire.
Just the advancement in fire-related technology you’ve been waiting for.
These Are the Toughest Workouts on Earth
Let’s see, there’s the 143-mile race through the Peruvian jungle. The 14-day US Navy SEAL–led training session. The Antarctic Ice Marathon. The scrolling-through-the-Toughest-Workouts-on-Earth from the comfort of anywhere-other-than-those-places.
A Very New, Very NOLA-Style Hotel in the French Quarter
Here’s an idea: you. A date. Absconding to this newly opened hotel in a restored Creole townhouse in the French Quarter, complete with a pisco bar, a rooftop terrace, your own private balcony and other things we’ve popped conveniently into this slideshow. Just an idea.
Hi, Anais Pouliot. Hi, Extremely Well-Dressed Waitstaff.
Over on Kempt, you’ll find Anais Pouliot excelling at her duties as Kemptress. And while you’re there, check out this list of the best-dressed restaurant and hotel staffs in the world. Reason being, why the hell not?
The Finest Trio of Sales You Ever Did See
Carson Street: The sad news: Carson Street will
be no longer. The not-sad news: everything’s half off right now.
Pendleton: Shirts and sweaters and other nicely patterned things are up to 30% off.
Italist: Also got the memo: up to 30% off Comme des Garçons, Moncler, Fendi...
James Blake, <em>Deadpool</em> and One Writer’s Song of the Summer
And now it’s time for the UD Five, where we point a knowing finger at the things you should be watching, reading and listening to this weekend. This week, we’re getting into the new James Blake album, declaring our personal songs of summer and giving Deadpool a second chance. Don’t let us down, Reynolds...