We did February right: hunkered down in an Irish saloon, planning for the warmer months – the swankiest vacation homes to rent, the dapper prep duds to wear there, and most importantly, the virtual assistant to handle the pesky details. Behold, our best of:
When it comes to summer getaways, the homes with manicured grounds, palatial quarters and charming pedigrees go quick. Our guide to the most handsome digs, from historic Amagansett mansions to restored North Fork boathouses. Check it out
The Dead Rabbit
Named for the 1850s street toughs immortalized in Scorsese’s Gangs of New York, this brand new Irish drinking saloon slings 70+ craft cocktails from the era, plus punches ladled from antique oriental bowls. Check it out
A private society doling out access to posh events, including an intimate concert with iconic musician Rodriguez — the subject of the recent Academy Award-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man. Check it out
J. Press York St.
Get your spring wardrobe churched up at this collegiate house of men’s style from legendary prep clothiers J. Press and the natty brothers behind Ovadia and Sons — aka GQ's 2012 Best New Menswear Designers in America. Check it out
WunWun's an app allowing you to instantly outsource just about any task to an in-person assistant, 24/7. Currently only open via invitation, but go to wunwun.com/insidehook and you’ll get early access plus a $15 credit. Check it out
And for your gustatory pleasure:
Loosen up with a quaff or two – check out our Cocktail Quarterly, a collection of tasty tipple recipes we've collected from the city's most skilled barmen.
Headed out west? Pick up a digital copy of the Dinner Plan Guide – seven days of detailed date itineraries from our intrepid compatriots at InsideHook LA.