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
Rooftop Beach-ing, Whiskey Pops and Partying Under the Sea
Weekend see, weekend do.
Spiked Slushies and Poke and Pool Time
The nearly-5,000-square-foot rooftop beach at Dream Downtown is once more open. So if you’re into tuna poke, pitchers of spiked ginger slushies, imported white sand and generally pretending you’re not in the middle of Manhattan, it might be for you. The local sand just isn’t up to par.
To Westerlind, for Nice Summery Things
Who: Westerlind, the Hill-Side, Stanley & Sons, FairEnds, Battenwear, Bags in
What: Sample sale-ing.
What, more specifically: Tote bags, bright tees, anoraks, other things you’ll want near or on your body soon.
A Sea-Themed Banger at House of Yes
Have a drink. Listen to tunes from Moniker, Castelli and model-DJ Ashley Smith. Observe circus performers. Stare at 3D-mapped visuals that make you feel like you’re dancing in the middle of the majestic seas. Do so until dawn.
Chocolate-Paired Cocktails with a Beard Winner
This will involve 12 sweet and savory chocolate-infused dishes, 12 chocolate-forward drinks mixed by the likes of Pam Wiznitzer, chocolate spirit samples and... some meat and cheese.
What Else Is New
Pizza, Whiskey and Thai Inside Baby’s All Right
There’s wood-fired pizza in NoMad: Wherein you choose your own crust, then have it topped
with black truffle puree, pork jowl, porcini, whatever.
There’s award-winning whiskey in a picturesque tasting room: At Kings County Distillery, where you’ll sit in an enclosed backyard with a whiskey pop.
There’s Thai inside Baby’s All Right: ... Nah, no one saw that coming.