This week on Perks, we've got five days for you and your friends at an Italian villa via Homebase Abroad, with extras like limousine service, massages and personal chefs. Plus, bask in exclusives from Gotham Dream Cars, Plain Mary—and another free night at Miami's Catalina. (We know, we can't believe it either.)
Things to do for October 18, 2007
The Weekend Starts Here
<font color="#000000">Gone week gone.</font>
The artisanal candy-makers from Barcelona open their first U.S. store today in Soho. Watch them create lollies, flavored candies and other delicious sugar-and-glucose combinations with their own color-stained hands. Then taste them. It'll be like brain candy for your mouth.
Half-Off Wine at Artisanal
Proving it's more than a roof over the heads of your 200 favorite cheeses, Artisanal offers all its wines (by the glass, bottle and from the reserve list) at half price after 10pm starting tonight. That means two for one, or sixteen for eight...you know, for large groups.
Bred in Austria since 1562 (and rescued by Patton during World War II), the graceful yet strong Lipizzaner Stallions—slogan: "Horse of Battle, Horse of Ballet"—are famed for their "airs above the ground" balancing and leaping maneuvers. Perhaps they should try out for the Knicks.
IT USA Sale
This low-profile wholesaler has up to 80% off Just Cavalli, CNC Costume National and Galliano. So it's not just Just Cavalli.
411: Oct 22-Oct 28, 17 Battery Pl S, Fifth Floor (near Washington St), 212-413-4421
Elie Tahari Fall Sample Sale
Leather and cashmere jackets for $400, along with sweaters and long-sleeve shirts. Think of it as supplies for the winter.
Exclusive Screening of Gone Baby Gone
We've got more cinema for you. This time, it's Gone Baby Gone, the crime drama with Afflecks on both sides of the camera, brought to you by HSBC Bank USA, N.A. with partners Social Diva and Tablet Hotels. And before and after the movie, ZYR Vodka helps you wash down all that Boston scenery.