Fashionistas, designers, photographers, models and more are flocking to Manhattan for the chicest event in America: New York Fashion Week. As per tradition, a Fashion Plate Prix Fixe (which is open to everyone), will ensure nary a stylish body will go hungry.
Starting Thursday, February 6, the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Square will showcase designer big wigs like Diane von Furstenberg and Michael Kors' new collections. Meanwhile peckish guests can enjoy sumptuous meals from 28 different participating restaurants at an unbeatable deal. On the list are culinary hot spots like A Voce, Arpeggio Food & Wine, Le Boite en Bois, and 'wichcraft. Most eateries are providing a two or three course meal for around $30, while others are also offering signature cocktails or aperatifs in honor of the special occasion.
Rub elbows with the rich and famous at the annual Leather & Laces Super Bowl party, a two-day event with food, cocktails, and entertainment. This weekend, supermodel hosts Brooklyn Decker and Bar Refaeli (Friday), and Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio (Saturday) are spearheading the celebration, which has been around for eleven years and counting.
The party is all about glamour and glitz, and will be held at the Liberty Theater in Times Square on Friday and Saturday this year. Entertainment will include Cirque de Soleil performers, mentalist Jim Karol, and DJ Automatic. Refreshments include hand-rolled sushi, hors d'oeuvres, and premium liquor.
On Saturday, March 24th at 8:00 pm, the Village Pourhouse's Uptown NYC location (109th street and Amsterdam Ave) will host a fundraising event for the American Foundation for African Children's Education (AFACE), a non-profit organization that works with West African companies and hardware stores to help repair children's schools, provide school supplies, and build new schools in order to make much-needed educational opportunities more available to children in struggling communities.
Who: Madewell + Lucky Magazine
What: Lucky Magazine is bringing great deals and freebies to Madewell this week. Lucky SecretShoppers will be at two locations handing out limited edition Madewell totes (you can never have too many free totes!) and shoppers spending $150 or more during the event will receive 20% off their purchase.
Where: Madewell, 115 5th Avenue (between 18th & 19th Streets); 212-228-5172
468 Broadway (between Broome & Grand Streets); 212-226-6954
When: February 23rd 6—8PM
Who: Ali Wentworth Q&A and Book Signing
What: Preppy-chic boutique C. Wonder is hosting comedienne/author Ali Wentworth and Adam Glassman, Creative Director of O Magazine, for a live Q&A at 6PM. Stick around for a book signing of Wentworth’s new Ali in Wonderland and style advice from Glassman at 6:30PM. Receive 10% off spring merchandise with the purchase of the book tonight only.
Where: C. Wonder, 72 Spring Street (at Crosby Street); 212-219-3500
When: February 23rd 6PM
Valentine’s Day Charity Date Auction
Hosted by Seeds of Africa, a non-profit providing educational resources to children in Zimbabwe. Proceeds will directly benefit the Seeds of Africa Knowledge Center. Dress in the spirit of the holiday: Red, White, or Black!
Location: 80 5th Avenue, Penthouse. New York, NY.
Autism Speaks to Young Professionals Winter Gala
The exciting Manhattan nightclub Avenue will host a Young Professionals Gala, where guests will enjoy full access to an open bar, a wide array of appetizers, as well as music by DJ Caleb Loftus. All proceeds go to the Autism Speaks Foundation, in support of biomedical research on causes, treatments, and other vital information for children and families struggling with Autistic Disorder.
In case you haven't noticed, craft beers are gaining popularity in New York City. This isn't just your normal PBR out of a can. Craft beers are flavorful, subtle and carefully crafted to provide your palate with layers of flavor and texture. This weekend you'll learn all about craft beer and sample them at Get Real NY, a craft beer festival. Tickets get you unlimited beer tastings (75+ cask conditioned ales), food tastings from local vendors, restaurants and trucks, and a free tasting glass, all while listening to live music performances.
New York's famous, massive Webster Hall is at it again this Thursday for their weekly Girls Night Out - this time, bringing you live performances by the boys who gave you "I'm So Fly" and "Beamer, Benz or Bentley," Lloyd Banks and G-Unit. If 50 Cent's old crew isn't exactly your style, you're sure to find something that piques your interest on one of the other floors. The Grand Ballroom will be featuring hip-hop, raggae, and mash-ups spun by DJ Spynfo and Sean Sharp; The Merlin Room offers Top 40 hits and electro by VJ Chris Landry and DJ Dance; The Basement has hip-hop and raggae from DLo; and you can get your heart pumping with Latin music and DJ Ice in The Balcony. Your fanciest club clothes aren't necessary, but do dress to impress. Girls, think chic but not obnoxious, and guys, collars and class. See the flyer here for more details.
Unattractive object right? Hey, looks aren't everything. You'll be thrilled to have this when the awkward friend of the group wants to start karaoking at the adult New Year's party.
If karaoke is an every weekend kind of hobby for them than you might have an issue. Needless to say, don't think your friend will notice what kind of microphone it is if the drinks are flowing.
Just hand them this soundproof microphone and even the most tone deaf entertaining-ish person will bring in the new year with the perfect tune.
The crowd’s thunderous voices count down to midnight, everyone kisses, raises a glass and the singing starts. The lyrics and voices always start out strong for the first two lines but than the voices fade out as people become lost. Does anyone really now the rest of the lyrics for Auld Land Syne?
Blame it on to many cocktails before midnight or bad memory but the singing at the party is never like the movies. To fix the confusion, here are the lyrics. Good luck remembering them.
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne ?