By increasing the amount of Varvatos in your wardrobe at John's Soho shop tonight, you'll get a session with the legendary lensman Mick Rock in the bargain, putting you in the esteemed company of rockers like Iggy, Bowie and Lou Reed—and giving you a handy album cover if you ever decide to record your own AC/DC tribute disc...
Things to do for September 10, 2009
Olsen Bartending, Mime Clubbing and Shackside Wine
The weekend refuses to pick a favorite model.
Olsen spottings are usually pretty intoxicating, but not quite as much as actual vodka. Tonight you can get both at once: the twins will be mixing cocktails at Bergdorf Goodman, thanks to the magic of Fashion Week PR and their latest collection. Tip generously.
The Park Ave mainstay is offering a $100 discount for any old suits you feel like getting rid of. The discount gets knocked off the price of your next suit, and the castoffs go to New York Cares. And the next time you see a busker in a banker suit, you'll know why.
San Domenico's stretching its legs at its new Madison Square Park digs, which means the same upscale Italian fare now comes with an open kitchen, sleek white décor and an automated wine lounge. That means you'll have an ideal spot for business lunches, high-maintenance dates and those rare occasions when only a robotic bartender will do.
This soft-open Flatiron club has everything you need in a hotspot—including an elevated VIP area, strategically located dance platforms and a décor that can best be described as "sexy mime." They're even sprinkling a few performance artists into the crowd for impromptu shows, which should make for at least the third wildest thing you'll see during Fashion Week.
The beloved Williamsburg pizza place is trying its luck in the East Village, taking over a storefront and a $15,000 brick oven from the equally beloved Una Pizza Napoletana. That means more adventurous toppings like white anchovies, Brussels-sprout leaves and black truffles in the winter, along with a decidedly less hostile approach to the telephone.