This week's Perk brings you two of our favorite things: bikinis and bustiers. Starting today, UD members can get 40 percent off swimwear and underthings from La Perla, with their menswear line thrown in for good measure. Don't worry: none of it lifts or separates.
Things to do for September 03, 2009
Bar Wars, Smellovision and Buy-One-Get-One Suits
The weekend appreciates your labor.
Gordon's Wine in Waltham launches its new Bar Wars series, featuring drink masters from local haunts (Deep Ellum, Eastern Standard) in Iron Chef–style battles, with you as the judge. Winners take on two new bartenders the first Thursday each month from here on out, so think of this as "Episode One."
Braintree menswear outfitters Miltons know that the incoming fall may mean a refresh of your already stellar wardrobe, so they're offering a two-for-one deal on all Joseph Abboud suits, blazers and pants. Bring a friend and split the costs, or don't and land two for yourself.
Union Square in Somerville is hosting some retro-weirdness with an outdoor screening of Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder edition) on Friday. Female oompah-loompahs armed with odor concoctions like fizzy lemonade and cotton candy will be fumigating the crowd, making the tunnel sequence that much more of a trip.
Labor Day is a grilling weekend, but if you happen to be on the Cape (or need a break from beer), head to Chillingsworth Restaurant for their champagne dinner featuring Moët & Chandon. Expect a sparkling wine reception to gear you up, cascading trays of hors d'oeuvres to follow, then a multi-course meal with plenty of bubbly to go around.
A typical Saturday night for you requires more than just eggs the next morning, so head to the Metropolitan Club Sunday as it unveils its new Sunday sandwich bar. Nothing stares down a hangover like Corned Beef and Tongue that's been cured and smoked all day and served slathered with spicy mustard between two slices of rye.