Italian food, an amazing bar, and bikinis, oh boy. That’s what you’ll get at Nicola’s Ristorante on Thursday. (Oh yeah, and a DJ.) We’ll let the models from St. Bernard Sports take the bikinis. Pass the Italian food, please. This “Aperitivo,” or pre-dinner drink-fest, if you will, is basically just a better version of happy hour. Complimentary appetizers will be served, a DJ will spin some beats, and serious drink specials—like $5 Bellinis and Italian margaritas and $4 well drinks—will be offered. “But this is a fashion blog,” you cry! “Why are you telling us about this?!” Well, my friends, because I love you and want you to enjoy a cheap Bellini. But, also, because the swimsuits from St. Bernard Sports will be for sale two doors down. Nothing like seeing a model in a swimsuit before you put it on, right? But maybe the margaritas will blur your vision in the mirror. Either way, we like the swimwear from St. Bernard Sports, and here’s a fun way to view it. Even better? This “Aperitivo” will happen every Thursday, every week from 4 pm to 7 pm. Salute! (I think that’s Italian for “cheers!” but don’t get it tattooed just yet.) Nicola’s, Plano.
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