Here, our top picks for what to do this weekend including bidding on Charlie Trotter’s famed wine collection and visiting a hot springs. Oh, and little movie you may have heard of, James Bond “Skyfall,” comes out this weekend.
What’s on your weekend agenda? Share with us in the comments.
PLAY: There is something about fall weekends and weekend escapes that gets us seriously excited. We are loving the Bedford Post Inn in upstate New York that boasts eight luxury rooms, a yoga studio, and one of the best seasonal restaurants around. Did we mention that Richard Gere is part owner? 954 Old Post Road, Westchester, New York; bedfordpostinn.com.
DRINK: Famed chef Charlie Trotter is auctioning off the treasures from the wine cellar of his just shuttered Chicago restaurant including 1945 Mouton-Rothschild (estimated at $3,000 to $4,000), a methuselah of 1996 La Tâche (estimated between $14,000 and $20,000), and a case of assorted other Burgundies from Domaine de la Romanée Conti (estimated at $15,000 to $20,000). Now that's a wine collection. For more information visit christies.com.
SHOP: Every now and again we come across an item that we just need to have. Enter the Gin & Luck backpack ($395, ginandluck.com). The backpack, which has a military sensibility, comes equipped with a cocktail shaker and it can easily carry two 750ml bottles of spirits. Well consider us sold.
PAMPER: What we wouldn't give to be vacationing at a hot springs right now. The best spot if we do say so is the Tabacon hot springs in Arenal Volcano National Park in Costa Rica. For more information visit tabacon.com.
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WATCH: Its finally here, the latest Bond installment, "Skyfall" is in theaters this weekend! The cars, the girls, the Tom Ford suits, well, we are downright giddy.
EAT: Something about anticipating Thanksgiving in the next fews weeks has us craving pie. Scratch Bakery in Durham, North Carolina is the best of the best and the "Shaker Lemon" variety is the signature. 111 Orange Street, Durham, North Carolina; piefantasy.com.