Watch the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” on Bravo
Consult “Mix Shake Stir”
If serving Old Fashioneds at your dinner parties is getting a little, well, old-fashioned, then look to this recipe book of bartenders‚ favorite cocktails. The drinks, both traditional (like the Pink Lady, and, yes, the Old Fashioned) and innovative (the Lemon Thyme Margarita), come from restaurateur Danny Meyer's New York City hot spots, such as Gramercy Tavern and Union Square Cafe. Nearly 100 drinks are divided into categories for easy selection, and the book also features a few recipes for bar fare.
To buy: $30, amazon.com.
Check Out the Affordable Art Fair
Tickets: $20 per day, aafnyc.com for more information.
Read “The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie,” by Alan Bradley
Precocious 11-year-old Flavia de Luce has a penchant for potions. And with a laboratory in her family’s old English mansion, she concocts catalysts for a rash or (gasp!) a pimple and tests them on her unsuspecting older sisters. But when a dead body shows up in their cucumber patch, Flavia turns her attention to solving the mystery by relying on her love of chemistry and, of course, mischief.
To buy: $23, amazon.com.
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Listen to “We Are the Same”
To buy: $10, iTunes.com.
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