WEEKEND GUIDE: GRANDLIFE RECOMMENDS



EAT:

After you’ve had your fix of sale shopping & gallery hopping this weekend, settle down to a lunch at Barolo. Their hidden outdoor area is an idyllic garden oasis, and special reprieve from the craziness of the hustling city buzz that surrounds. Named after the wine region in Northern Italy, this restaurant does indeed have an impressive menu of offerings from that glorious part of the world. Dine on nice large portions of Risotto, Polenta, Tagliolini with White Truffle, Bollito and Carpaccio, and sip on a crisp Sancerre. You won’t be disappointed.

DRINK:

The Mulberry Project is the ultimate in intimate, secret drinking spots. With a capacity of about 60 people, the unmarked den in Little Italy has a beautifully curated cocktail menu that is nicely realized by mixologist Jeremy Strawn or his colleagues, who shake up the perfect concoction to suit your tastebud’s needs. Our favorites include the Raspberry Rose - JGin, Fresh Homemade Raspberry Syrup, Rose Water, Lemon & Soda and the Pin Up - Jasmine Infused Pisco, Plum Wine, Bitters and topped with Champagne. Located at 149 Mulberry St (nr. Grand St), GrandLife highly recommends a adding this to your weekend Itinerary.

SHOP:

Sample sale fever continues with this week’s hot picks including IF Boutique (markdowns on Comme des Garçons, Junya Watanabe, Maison Martin Margiela, Dries van Noten etc), Jil Sander (downtown location at 30 Howard Street, SoHo) or contact, Net-A-Porter.com, ACNE and Helmut Lang (Thursday, May 31st to Sunday, June 3rd. Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave). ACNE and Helmut Lang were frenzied and are now looking rather sparse, but with such good discounts on offer, and being that they’re THE gods of wardrobe staples, it’s worth a look.

PLAY:

Tonight, come down to the Tribeca Grand Hotel for a new friday weekly party – SUMMER IN TRAINING hosted by HRTY crew. For the month of June, special guests will present Summer in Training. Launching tonight, with DJ Nelleke and a special performance from Le1f who just released his acclaimed mixtape Dark York, with DJs Mess Kid and C¥BERGIGA, come check it out.

INGA (at 141 Chrystie) also has an exciting weekend planned, with our very own Steven Rojas and Tommy Saleh hitting the decks. With a weekly party that’s become one of the most talked about events on the calendar, this saturday night promises to wash away your weekday worries.

If you plan on hiding away from the stormy forecast, slide into the Sunshine Cinema on East Houston and see Headhunters. Directed by Morten Tyldum, this Norwegian suspenseful thriller is really worth the time.

EXPLORE:

On Saturday, the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic will be held at a new venue, (Liberty State Park). For New Yorker’s, this is one of the events of the season. Tickets may still be available through select opportunities, and if you can get one, it’s worth it. Attracting an attractive, fashionable crowd every year, this stylish and exciting event is a special ‘must-do’. Guests will enjoy watching world-renowned polo player Nacho Figueras and his team, Black Watch, go head-to-head against some of the best polo players in the world. Sip Champagne, wear your finest Sunday Best, eat well courtesy of Silkstone well known for “chic farm-to-table establishments”, The Fat Radish in New York City and Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk, you can’t go wrong.

On sunday, head to the Dekalb Market (June 3) which is being presented by Fixed x The Dog & Pony Show. Starting at 3 until 9PM you’ll be treated to music by HOLY GHOST! (DJ Set) // BLONDES (Live), with JDH, Dave P & Paul Raffaele. This is the place to be on Sunday.

— Posted by GrandLife Hotels , June 1, 2012