This week, we're getting together with J.Crew to give you a chance at a whirlwind weekend in New York, complete with two nights of downtown revelry and a $2000 J.Crew gift card. If for some reason you want to sleep, we'll also set you up in a penthouse suite at the Royalton.
Things to do for October 08, 2009
Saucy Shopgirls, Four-Wine Pairings and Keanu's Clothes
The weekend is hungry for more.
Nine to five—you know the deal. But five to nine—that's when you hit the Viceroy pool's new happy hour for food and drink priced from $5 (beer called Mama's Little Yella Pils) to $9 (Halibut Tacos). Thursdays go until closing, thereby revising your Friday workday—maybe 11ish to five.
Step right up to this classy smut den's three-ring sale—lingerie from the likes of La Perla is going out at 75 percent off, and the shopgirls will be dressed in circus attire to move things along. They may not be cracking whips, but they'll sell you one.
Over at the Roosevelt, while tourists shop for cheap T-shirts outside, you—ever the insider—can step into the hotel for…cheap T-shirts. Important distinction: all the clothes at this sale come from movies like The Last Samurai and The Matrix. If you see a leather trench, you know what to do.
Each Monday at Rustic Canyon's Flight Club, the night's special comes paired with a whole wine flight instead of just one glass. This week it's Coq au Vin with four gems from the Rhône Valley, which obviously is just as badass as beating the hell out of a stranger in some basement.
On a barren patch of Santa Monica road, a pristine new café and market (by which we mean respectable lunch spot) awaits you—featuring goods like a Steak Sandwich With Horseradish Aioli and a Grilled Cheese With Tomato, Bacon and Avocado. And if you want dinner, you can take it home in a box.