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Interesting Places to Take Your Date
We’ve all been there–combing through old memories of restaurants, venues, and music spots, searching for just those that are appropriate places to take your new “friend.” It must be suave, thoughtful, classic–not an evening at Shake Shack and the local AMC.
How can you get creative amidst a city with every possibility fathomable? Expectations are high and economies are tight. Sometimes a little planning and brainstorming will do just the trick to woo the one you’re pining after:
Fight or flight. Indulging in a good bourbon or whiskey can be a hit or miss, depending on how aggressive you want to get (pun intended). Try taking your special friend to a Whiskey Bar for a Flight Sample. For under $100, you can indulge in a whiskey sampler that will ensure a few hours of intimate conversation and sultry evening glances.
The cool thing about it too, is even if the date doesn’t work out, you’ll still have high-end, select bourbons and whiskeys to add to your palate. “Have you ever tried…?” is a great conversation starters in the “real world,” including bartenders, new dates, and bourbon connoisseurs everywhere.
BAR AND BOOKS
889 1st Avenue
@ 50th Street, New York 10022
Tel.: 212 758 6600
Not your everyday collection. Instead of taking your date to that over-saturated art gallery with hordes or tourists, try to switch it up a bit this fall season. Museums with rotating collections are best, because you always know that you are one of the limited few that will get to glimpse _____.
TIP: Try Museum of the City of New York. It features 19-20th century memorabilia. “Today the Museum’s collection contains approximately 750,000 objects, including prints, photographs, decorative arts, costumes, paintings, sculpture, toys, and theatrical memorabilia.”
Fall picnic at the park. Bring along the following essentials: two types of gourmet cheese–one hard/ one soft, maybe one with truffles, one without, etc, a bottle of French red wine, a loaf of ciabatta bread, one blanket, checkered red and white napkins, a pre-programmed iPod with classical music, a Robert Frost poetry book, and a canister of Apple Cider (optional flask of bourbon to accompany).
Pick your ensemble carefully–focusing on autumnal tones like deep red and navy, orange and green. Think wool sweaters, jewel-toned beanies or old fashioned driving hats, and don’t forget the suspenders.
TIP: Try a fragrant garden in the park somewhere, under an Oak or Willow tree. Finding random eucalyptus and pine trees always a plus. Bring binoculars for bird watching and a .PDF of any bird watchers book.
Black is back as a top color in the fashion world. Actually, it never really went away. Other colors tried to come in and take black’s place, but they didn’t make much of a splash. Brown even tried to change its name to “chocolate” in order to make a bigger impression. But the simple fact is that black will always be a popular color choice for fashion designers. It will never go out of style because it goes with everything. You can practically match black with any color, which makes it incredibly hard to compete with. And the design trend of combining black and white styles is hotter than ever. From complete ensembles to finite accessories such as cufflinks, men’s fashion will always include the color black.
It’s a modern and sleek color that can make even the simplest of cufflink designs stand out. We carry an incredibly wide assortment of Black Cufflinks to choose from, including these exceptional Round Screw Cufflinks. The reason these cufflinks are considered timeless is because they will never go out of style. The smooth black face paired with the sterling silver backing offers a “timeless” look that will last a lifetime. Black Cufflinks are essential for every cufflink collection, whether you own just a few staple pairs or you own more cufflinks that ties. Take a look at our selection of Black Cufflinks and add a few new pairs to your overall collection. Your sense of style will thank you.
-Go back to Kindergarten. What exactly does that mean? Think short notes, small flowers, a speck of candy, and maybe a mini monkey bear thing. It just shows “you’re a sweetheart in my book” and “I’ll save extra carrots for you during snack time.”
-First, please refer to “Friends with Extra Benefits” section. Next mix options “Just friends, kind of” and “Dating for 3+ months.” There you have a perfect match, vis a vie gift anyway…
-This is the most complicated category of this entire blog. What to do, what to do…I would normally say, refer to number ____, but that doesn’t mean much. So, it’s time to get real. What does your lady love? Is it the ocean? Is it silence? Is it Wordsworth’s poetry? Is it the 1860s? Perhaps she loves Taye Diggs? Pick at least three of “These are a few of my favorite things…” and come up with something creative. Then slowly incorporate the following examples/scenerios from Dating 3 + Months and more into the mix to make it extra special.
-Something kinky. If you like her, maybe love her, and maybe/maybe not want to blow her brains out, get her something sexy. That doesn’t always constitute lingerie persay, but…it could. Think about your favorite sexcapades: what is normally involved? Hot oil massages? Sex toys? Certain genre of music? Sexual play things? Nothing says, “I love what you do to me,” better than a great sex kit. Try filling a basket with some lub, condoms, sex toys, and something really sexually exotic that neither of you have ever tried. (Stumped for ideas? We can’t write them all here, but we can direct you to your local sex shop/Ricky’s, assuming of course you’re in NYC). Then see where the night takes you. But get really wild/adventurous.
-Think back over the past three months. What have the two of you done together? Think of the most special, cool, romantic, quirky moments and pick an object that stands out from one of those moments. Did you share laughs about some guy’s mustache while ice skating? (Get her a mustache mug, with matching “Ron Swanson” mustaches for the two of you to wear over dinner). Did you tease her while she cried during an episode of Game of Thrones? (Get her the DVD set and a figurine of Jamie Lanister, or whatever his name is). Did you guys experience a ‘moment’ whilst driving and a particular song came on? (Make her a mix tape with tat song and others like it…)
-Please refer to “Dating for 3+ Months.” In addition to these ideas, something more substantially materialistic is appropriate too. What is her weakness/superficial loves: bags, shoes, makeup, body care, clothes, scents, accessories, or jewelry? Pick one of these and find her favorites. If she loves bags, find that perfect knapsack you know she’s been eyeing. If she’s a beauty regime type, take a trip to Sephora and pick out a skin care/makeup gift set. If she’s a necklace lover, find a local artisan and have something simple made for her. If she’s a shoe person, go to Bloomingdales and ask a sales rep for help. But if you follow any of these things, also, again, refer to “Dating for 3+ months” for those sentimental kicks too.
-Synthesize advice from “Dating for 3+ Months” and “Dating for 1 year.” Couple that with a momento of your relationsip: a photo gift book (collages of your history together), mix tape of your favorite songs, poetry (what, what?), and/or some other romantic set-up that showcases your time together.
-Again, going along with the previous three models, pick something from there, and then get a memento of your courtship. A series of professional pictures, a beauty session together, a travel package (even to your local hotel/bed and breakfast), and set it up with small mementos of your inner personal relationship.
Get her something that you know she’s been wanting, and no, that doesn’t include a new toaster. If you know she loves a particular scent, get her a nice perfume that exemplifies that. If you know she loves turquoise, get her a brooch or local-artisan ring featuring a turquoise stone. If she’s religious, buy her a nice rosary made from blessed stones, a Quran from a local bookshop, homemade oils from the local Pagan lady, etc. Or let’s say she has some wacky love/fetish/taste in something that no one else does: get her that. Find it! Get her an array of things that she wouldn’t normally buy for herself, just to show how well you really know her.
10 Things to Make You Fall for Fall All Over Again
Scarves: Yes, scarves of all kinds. Cashmere, cable knit, chunky, orange/red/yellow/blue/gray and the list goes on and on. There’s nothing like a fall scarf to complete your cool look and add some accent colors to your light jacket or shirt.
Boots: Boots were made for walking and that’s just what you should do. Take a long hike on a trail, up by the river, or spend a day walking around the concrete jungle just looking stylish.
Whiskey, manhattan, break out the bitters: Ah, yes. The time has come to break out the 25 year aged whiskey and make yourself a Manhattan. So break out the bitters, wrap yourself in a new scarf, and enjoy the cool, long evenings.
The season premiere of American Horror Story: It feels like years has passed since the last episode of American Horror Story. We’re still loyally hooked, almost a year later, and the scary fun will begin on October 17th. Are you ready?
Doggie Jackets: As much as we like to brush it off as obnoxious, we love seeing those cute little pups in doggie jackets. Sure, they have their own coat straight from God, but why not add a little fall festivity to your dog too? After all, they like a little wrap around scarf too.
More to the imagination: Let’s face it, beautiful sun kissed skin comes peaking out in the summer months and yes, we love it. But we also like to leave a little to the imagination too. Women look sophisticated, alluring, and extra sultry in the fall, and it has nothing to do with a bikini and suntan lotion. What does she have going on under that peacoat, gray tights, and books?
Plaids: We look extra rugged in a nice strapping plaid shirt, plus it reminds us of the great outdoors, roasting things over a fire, Octoberfest beer, and fall parties in Brooklyn.
Beards: Nothing say “I’m a man’s man” like an overgrown burly beard.
Football Season: Jerseys, fantasy football, beer, and ultra-loaded nachos.
Hearty Food: Haven’t you missed those home beef stews, pumpkin and banana bread, warm milk in the evenings with chocolate, and a nice juicy steak with potatoes? It’s all fall food baby.
You can’t possibly start spring without the proper fashion–and that’s where we come in. We have hand selected two spring looks with one of the hottest runway trends: red pants. This uni-sex look is all the rage and different fashion houses are coming up with their spin on the coveted red pant. You can go for a more sophisticated look with Look One, or a laid back/punk style red pant style in Look Two.
$44.76, available at asos.com
Finish off the look with a laid-back blazer for spring, like this one by H&M. The Blue Nautical Cufflinks add to the whimsical look and add a touch of reality to the would-be outlandish red pants.
Look Number Two:
The next look is a quirky/punk spin on the red pant look. Couple it with some Skull Cufflinksa nd you’ll be ready to rock in spring in style. The Lamb & Flag pants were found on gq.com’s fashion report and are a part of a stellar collection of spring pants. H&M’s striped shirt accompanies the look, adding a nautical touch to the otherwise street savvy style.
Lamb & Flag
$58, available at lambandflag.com.
Use this song by The Mamas & The Papas for inspiration when dressing and picking out your new spring accessories:
What are the deets? Striped shirt in soft jersey with 3/4-length sleeves. 100% cotton. Machine wash warm. Imported.