Besides swell locations, the White House, Per Se and Charlie Trotter's have something else in common: they've all served oysters from this Massachusetts oyster brand. And now you can, too: Island Creek just launched an e-commerce site, which is delivering scallops, clams and, of course, oysters all across America.
Things to do for July 16, 2009
Naughty Toys, Absinthe Lollipops and Obama's Oysters
The weekend is heading into the stretch.
The upscale toy purveyor—um, not toys for kids—is offering up to 50 percent off its Wellspring and Premiere Collections, which means you can get everything from massage oil candles to…other things for a fraction of the cost. If only spicing up your love life were always this easy—and cheap.
Ever since absinthe graduated from jailbait to totally legal, you've been happily imbibing it in all its forms. The latest is that least dignified (if most fun) of them all: the lollipop. Get it as part of this sampler pack, which also includes bourbon (for your inner Southern Gent) and White Russian (for your inner Dude) flavors.
File under gimmicky and promotional, but in the good way: every time you buy a bottle of this smoky Scotch, you're automatically enrolled in the brand's online "friendship society." (Scotch fans, your Facebook has arrived.) This then entitles you to a piece of land near the island of Islay distillery—and when you visit the plot, you get one free dram as "rent." And thus begins your reign as an absentee Scottish landlord.
If you've ever found yourself wishing your watch were a little more rotund, you really need to get out more. Oh, and check out this spherical, Swiss-made timepiece whose floating hands circle its "equator" to tell time. It's technically a pocket watch, but we'd recommend using it on your desk, where—bonus—it can double as a paperweight.