January 12, 2012
For those of us who are lucky enough to be free tomorrow afternoon, there’s a fantastic event that we recommend checking out at the 92YTribeca! Donald Albrecht, the author of Cecil Beaton: The New York Years and curator of the exhibition of the same name (now on exhibition until Feb. 20th at the Museum of the City of New York) shares from his book and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the legendary photographer’s life. Cecil Beaton’s incredible work spans from  fashion and portrait photography to costume and scenic design for Broadway,  ballet, and opera. Tickets from $18. If you are unable to attend the lecture, don’t fret—you can always visit the exhibition!
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For those of us who are lucky enough to be free tomorrow afternoon, there’s a fantastic event that we recommend checking out at the 92YTribeca! Donald Albrecht, the author of Cecil Beaton: The New York Years and curator of the exhibition of the same name (now on exhibition until Feb. 20th at the Museum of the City of New York) shares from his book and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the legendary photographer’s life. Cecil Beaton’s incredible work spans from fashion and portrait photography to costume and scenic design for Broadway, ballet, and opera. Tickets from $18. If you are unable to attend the lecture, don’t fret—you can always visit the exhibition!

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(Image via Vogue India)

January 5, 2012
It’s been frigid in NYC the past few days! Take a look at the fountain in Bryant Park. Brrrr! We hope you’ve been staying warm!
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Frosty fountain in @bryantparknyc #nyc (Taken with Instagram at Bryant Park)

It’s been frigid in NYC the past few days! Take a look at the fountain in Bryant Park. Brrrr! We hope you’ve been staying warm!

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Frosty fountain in @bryantparknyc #nyc (Taken with Instagram at Bryant Park)

November 16, 2011
Check out the gorgeous fall foliage in NYC!
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Check out the gorgeous fall foliage in NYC!

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November 11, 2011
Weekend Guide

14th Annual New York Chocolate Show

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

November 4, 2011
Weekend Guide

Incomparable Women of Style Exhibit

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

(Image via FIT)

The ING New York Marathon

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

(Image via The ING New York City Marathon)

And, don’t forget, on November 6th at 2 AM Daylight Savings Time ends, so that means we fall back an hour. Enjoy your extra hour of sleep this weekend!

October 7, 2011
Weekend Guide

Gimme Some Truth: Artwork by John Lennon

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

(Image via All Music)

Free Concert: Nora Jane Struthers

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

(Image via Madison Square Park Conservancy)

September 30, 2011
Weekend Guide

New York City Wine & Food Festival

Are you as obsessed with the Food Network as we are? If you are, then you certainly do not want to miss the 4th annual New York City Wine & Food Festival! The festival brings together America’s most beloved celebrity chefs and food lovers to celebrate all things delicious. 100% of the net proceeds go to charities that help fight hunger in the five boroughs and throughout America. September 29-October 2. More Info

Shape’s 6th Annual Pilates for Pink

Gather up your girlfriends and head over to Union Square park this Sunday from 9 - 5 PM to shape up for a cause with group pilates classes taught exclusively by the pros from Equinox. Shape magazine has joined forces with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in an effort to raise awareness and funds for life-saving breast cancer research. Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer among women and most of us have known someone that has been affected by this. This interactive event is a great way to get involved and support a wonderful cause while doing something good for yourself! Tickets required. More Info

Artist Talk

This Saturday at 2 PM, join New York artist, Lisa Taliano, as she gives an artist talk at Ten43 Gallery. She will be discussing her current works on view at the gallery, her philosophy on her abstract pieces and her life. Ten43 Gallery is located on 1043 Madison Avenue, between 79th & 80th Streets. More Info

September 23, 2011
Weekend Guide

15th Annual Dumbo Arts Festival

Art lovers will not want to miss the Dumbo Arts Festival. This three day art extravaganza will take place in the Dumbo neighborhood on the Brooklyn waterfront and will showcase more than 500 artists, 120 open art studios, 40 live performances—all free of charge so bring the whole family! More Info

Lingerie and Lace: A Lesson In Allure

Did you know that 80% of woman wear the wrong bra size? Finding the perfect fitting bra can feel like a never ending quest, but it doesn’t have to be! It’s crucial to find a bra that fits you correctly and this special 90 minute seminar will help you do just that. You’ll be able to receive a professional bra fitting, lessons in bra cups, band sizes, strap problems, lingerie and shape-wear techniques, and expert tips you’ll wonder how you ever lived without! $42 to attend. Saturday, September 25th, 11:30 AM at 36th Street Studios. More Info

Hammer & Claw Blue Crab Feast

New Yorkers will have a chance to experience a taste of Chesapeake Bay with the 1st annual Hammer & Claw Blue Crab Feast! Come enjoy a weekend of crab picking, claw cracking, and lots of great beer drinking. This all-you can eat crab feast is exactly like those seen throughout Maryland during the summer crab season. It’s so authentic that you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to Maryland! The feast will take place September 23-25 at the The Tunnel @ Terminal Stores. More Info

September 22, 2011
Celebrate Autumn!

Tomorrow marks the official first day of autumn, so we thought we would create a “first day of fall” outfit with some of our top picks!

                                     

(Clockwise from top left: Love Token Perforated Poncho; Botkier Brinks Shoulder Bag; Yoon Tricolor Scarf; Delman Suede Bootie)

September 16, 2011
Weekend Guide

Daphne Guinness Exhibit

Take a peek at one of the world’s most original fashion icon’s enviable wardrobe! Daphne Guinness—heiress, socialite and muse to the late Alexander McQueen—is the subject of a special exhibition at the Museum of FIT. We can’t help but admire her fearless sense of style! The exhibit will feature approximately 100 garments and accessories from Guinness’ personal collection, including her notorious 10-inch heels and vast collection of couture—plus films, videos, and images, of and by her. The exhibit opens September 16 and runs until January 7th. More Info

(Images via The Museum at FIT)

Feast of San Gennaro

Join in on the festivities this weekend at the 85th annual Feast of San Gennaro. The lively celebration takes place on the streets of Little Italy and is an 11-day event featuring religious processions, colorful parades, delicious Italian food, free musical entertainment, and much more. And, you can’t miss the world famous cannoli eating contest! Bring the whole family and enjoy the crisp fall weather this weekend as you stroll through lower Manhattan while munching on plenty of scrumptious delicacies. More Info

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