Indulge your sweet tooth this weekend and attend the world’s largest event dedicated to chocolate! This spectacular event will bring together more than 65 fine chocolate companies who will present a diverse array of fine chocolates and chocolate-inspired products that tantalize the senses! Yum! The show will feature book signings by award winning authors, cooking demonstrations and much more. Metropolitan Pavilion. November 10-13. More Info
New York Comedy Festival
There’s nothing better for the soul than a good laugh! You’ll enjoy plenty of laughs this weekend at the 8th Annual New York Comedy Festival. This huge laugh fest brings the biggest names in comedy, such as Tracy Morgan, Kathy Griffin, and Ricky Gervais, just to name a few, to New York to perform in the city’s most prestigious venues. Tickted event. Nov. 9-13. More Info
Family Day at Citi Pond at Bryant Park
Families, pets included, are invited to Citi Pond at Bryant Park’s Second Annual Family Day Event to celebrate and kick-off the holiday season by enjoying a day full of fun, family-friendly activities on Saturday, Nov. 12th. Highlights of the event include a performance by legendary jazz singer, Bob Dorough (of Schoolhouse Rock fame), live book reading of Christmas Feet, and a winter-themed pet fashion show! The first 100 kids 12 and under starting at 12 PM will enjoy complimentary skate rentals. Admission is free. More Info
Looking for timeless styles with a twist? Then you must check out need-to-know designer, Julie Brown! She’s dazzled us with her captivating collection of easy-to- wear, fun and flattering tops and dresses. The collection reflects Julie’s love affair with color and fabric as evident by her vibrant and distinctively designed prints. Her signature use of elaborate accents such as sequins and beading and luxe details are to die for!
One of our favorites from her Julie Blue collection is the Long Sleeve Bateau Dress. It’s a classic silhouette that’s simple yet employs sexy clean lines and an eye-catching print. This is a dress that works for your everyday life and can be worn for practically any occasion—from a stroll in the park to an after-hours event. And, you can’t beat the fantastic price! Here’s a preview of the collection:
"My goal is to create beautiful, delicate things that are so pretty that customers will have a hard time deciding what to purchase. They won’t be able to resist buying one for their friend, another for their daughter, and starting a collection of their own."—Julie Brown.
New York nightlife and fashion photographer Rose Hartman has captured iconic moments in style and culture in the City for more than 30 years (think: Bianca Jagger, wearing Halston, riding into her 30th birthday party at Studio 54 astride a white horse in 1977). Hartman’s photo collection includes impromptu pictures of Grace Jones, Diana Vreeland, Courtney Love and Iris Apfnel, to name a few, plus lesser-known underground figures. Gladys Marcus Library, Museum at FIT, Seventh Avenue and West 27th Street, 212-217-4558. Exhibit opens November 4th and runs through January 20th. More Info
This Sunday, one of the most prestigious marathons in the world, as well as one of the largest (participation is actually limited to only 37,000 entrants), takes place in the streets of New York. The New York Marathon follows a 26.2 mile course through all five New York boroughs and starts on Staten Island, going over the Verazano-Narrows Bridge into Brooklyn and Queens. Join thousands of others as they cheer on the runners from the sidelines. You’ll want to make sure to plan ahead of time so you can stake out a good spot! More Info
Coloblocking is everywhere this season—from the runways to the red carpet to the streets—and we couldn’t be more excited! We are completely obsessed with the trend because it looks wonderful on everyone and is simple yet eye-catching. It pairs brillant swathes of colors together in separates or in one item for a striking look with plenty of visual interest. One of our favorite pieces that incorporates the trend is this Magaschoni colorblock cashmere dress. It’s available in a vibrant poppy/orange for those that want to add a pop of color to their winter wardrobe or a more neutral black/grey.
The colorblock trend is fabulous because it effortlessy mixes and matches vibrant colors that are sometimes unexpected (like red and pink!) but somehow work together. Rashida Jones perfectly executes the trend in this punchy colorblock dress. She keeps her accessories to a minimum to really let the dress shine.
Join the colorblock club this season, and you’ll be glad you did!
Music lovers will definitely want to check out the annual CMJ Festival that’s taken over NYC. This huge event features over 1,300 artist performances and dozens of cutting-edge films at 80 venues, nightclubs and theaters around New York City. More Info
Grub Street Food Festival
If you’re looking for some mouth-watering fare this weekend, you don’t want to miss out on the Grub Street Food Festival this Sunday from 10 AM - 6 PM. There’ll be over 100 vendors including Luke’s Lobster and Daisy Duke’s to the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck and Mexicue. We’re getting hungry just thinking about it! At Hester and Essex Street. More Info
Prepare for your jaws to drop when you lay your eyes on this phenomenal collection from Anjara Garcia. As one of the strongest figures in the new generation of Spanish fashion designers, Anjara Garcia is quickly gaining worldwide popularity and already has a loyal following in her native Seville, Spain. Her designs are truly one of a kind and cutting-edge yet still very wearable and elegant. You can tell just by looking at her line that each piece is well thought out with exceptional attention to details. The cut, the quality and the finishing all become one perfect garment that fits the body lines through a visionary philosophy full of movements, color and textures.
Anjara García’s collection convey the power of subtle sensuality for women who dress for themselves in harmony with their needs and lifestyle: cosmopolitan, comfortable, modern, pragmatic, sexy, showing their personality. Garcia currently lives between Shanghai, Madrid and NY where she continues to design and develop her brand’s universe.
As the temperatures begin to dwindle, the sweater dress becomes a woman’s best friend. They are so easy to wear—just slip on and you’re out the door—yet they still create a chic and pulled together look. The key to finding the perfect sweater dress is to choose one that flatters your figure while disguising any slight imperfections. We have plenty of options to choose from at Searle that you’re sure to find something you love. Here are a couple lovely designs from Postcard. These sweater dresses are made from a superbly soft wool/cashmere blend so they are uber comfortable and feature a sophisticated and tailored silhouette. Snuggle up in one of these sweater dresses for a look all of your friends will envy this fall and winter!
Winter is all about accessorizing and layering to keep warm. Once November rolls around, cute gloves, hats, and scarves are a must! Stay chic without sacrificing style with these adorable knits from Jo Gordon. Her products are all made in Scotland from locally spun wool in long established knitting mills for top notch quality. Known for her use of bright colored stripes, pom poms, and intense color combinations as well as references to traditional Scottish knitwear, her whimsical designs are hard to resist and can be worn by all ages. Here are a couple of our top picks!:
In celebration of what would have been John Lennon’s 71st birthday this Sunday, Yoko Ono and Bag One Arts will present a four day special exhibit of nearly 100 limited edition drawings and song-writings that John created from his youth in 1964 to his untimely death in 1980s. On display for the first time ever will be a piece titled ‘On Cloud Nine’. All the artwork is for sale and all proceeds will benefit City Meals-on-Wheels. Free admission, but $2 donation at door suggested. Exhibit begins Friday and goes through Monday. 6 Wooster Street (Between Spring and Broome). More Info
Take advantage of the summer like weather this weekend by enjoying a free outdoor concert featuring Nora Jane Struthers. This is the last performance in The Madison Square Music: Studio Series which is dedicated to promoting and fostering a legacy of American music through free folk, blues and Americana concerts in Madison Square Park. Saturday, 3 - 5 PM More Info
Spice up your wardrobe this fall with these elegant and feminine dresses from Ingenue. Hailing from London, this brand new line of dresses is already heating up in the UK and have a strong celebrity following. We are thrilled to be introducing this fabulous collection of dresses stateside! It won’t be long before they arrive in Searle stores, but until then, we’ll give you a sneak peek of what’s to come!
One look at the collection and we guarantee you’ll be entranced by Ingenue’s showstopping dresses. Their designs are so sophisticated and flattering that you’ll want one of each style! Available in vibrant graphic prints, rich jewel tone colors, subtle ombre prints, as well as a classic leopard print, there’s something to suit any age or shape. And, best of all, these dresses are extremely affordable so you can buy one of each if you really wanted to ;)