Things to do for February 22, 2017

Six Important Facts Involving Pools and Mustaches

There’s Much to Learn About Immediate Leisuring and the Oscars

By Ilana Dadras

Here they are, the six facts you must study to maximize your week’s pleasure levels.

Chris Pine Deserves an Award for Special Achievement in Mustachery
FACT #1

Chris Pine Deserves an Award for Special Achievement in Mustachery

Our Oscar guide exists to answer all the pressing questions plaguing you. Like: what actor would be most likely to win the fake Lifetime Achievement Award for Snot Glands? What color dinner jacket will we be seeing all over the red carpet? How might I blow off my Oscar in the most unique way possible?

Mardi Gras Is Coming, and There’s King Cake to Drink
FACT #2

Mardi Gras Is Coming, and There’s King Cake to Drink

King cake: One of the stranger Mardi Gras traditions, whereby you shape sweet brioche dough into a circle, bake it, then glaze the top with colored frosting... and hide a plastic baby inside.
King cake syrup: Something to add that same cinnamony, nutty brioche flavor to your bourbon cocktails. And don’t be shocked by the tiny plastic baby on the bottle cap. Hey, tradition is tradition.

You Need to Prepare for Rain. In the Most Handsome Way Imaginable.
FACT #3

You Need to Prepare for Rain. In the Most Handsome Way Imaginable.

At some point soon, you’re going to want to find yourself swaddled in something equal parts waterproof and good-looking. To that end, here are 10 handsome raincoats: from Todd Snyder, Billy Reid, Rains and some other trusty purveyors of such things. Seven others, to be exact.

Not All Pools in Your Life Come With Your Own Butler. You Need to Take Advantage of Those That Do.
FACT #4

Not All Pools in Your Life Come With Your Own Butler. You Need to Take Advantage of Those That Do.

Oxygen inhalation therapy. Dedicated butlers. There are a million different pools at a million different hotels out there, hoping you’re planning a spring trip to meet them. But these five are the ones with the finest amenities around. So they’re the best, you see.

Acquiring a Good Noragi Shirt Is Not as Easy as You Might Hope
FACT #5

Acquiring a Good Noragi Shirt Is Not as Easy as You Might Hope

It all started when one of our writers decided he wanted the perfect noragi shirt (which is, for the unfamiliar, an article of Japanese workwear that’s a kimono-like robe/shirt hybrid). From finding inspiration in John Mayer to brainstorming conspiracy theories on the Internet’s obvious noragi shortage to debating a couple of handsome options from INF and Shuren Projects, here’s what ensued. Some things just aren’t meant to be.

Just When You Think You’ve Seen It All, You Can Be Surprised by a Bag of Chips
FACT #6

Just When You Think You’ve Seen It All, You Can Be Surprised by a Bag of Chips

These chips are not like other chips. ... And that’s because they’re filled only with purposely crumbled bottom-of-the-bag chips, which you’ll pour directly into your face via that very tearable corner of the bag. Which eliminates that completely nonexistent problem you’ve been having.

Ilana Dadras cannot discern between situations in which sarcasm is and is not appropriate. Her favorite things include mezcal cocktails, Big Sur and writing about herself in the third person.

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