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This Week in NYC: December 5-11

Although snow hasn’t hit the ground, it’s officially December. Christmas markets, ice skating rinks, and curbside tree sales have popped up on every street single so merry, merry Bitches. Here’s what we’re looking forward to this week in NYC.

If you’re still trying to work off all those calories you consumed during Thanksgiving, head B by Bobeau Collection’s pop-up shop in the Meatpacking District for a fun fitness and shopping event. Shop unique brands like Lizzy James , Bliss & Bone, and Emu Australia and then stick around for a 30-minute barre class taught by Exhale Spa. Healthy snacks will also be available. More information here. 410 W. 14th St.
New York, NY

The Museum at FIT is celebrating minority fashion designers with a new exhibition opening today. Titled Black Fashion Designers, the exhibit explores the experiences of generations of African and African American fashion designers. Items on display range from menswear to evening wear and everything in between. More information here. 227 W. 27th St. New York, NY

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The latest book to be featured in James Beard’s Beard on Books series is “The Four Seasons of Pasta,” which explores Italian noodles through the lens of a seasonal American menu. Join the authors, mother-daughter duo Nancy Harmon Jenkins and Sara Jenkins, for a discussion and reading from the book, which features more than 120 recipes. Light refreshments will also be served. More information here167 W. 12th St. New York, NY


Hosting a get together this holiday season? Then be sure to stop by Dean & DeLuca’s Holiday Entertaining Tasting event, where you’ll discover new dishes, tips, and recipes for a festive party your friends and family won’t forget. Guests can also shop the store’s array of gifting items. More information here560 Broadway New York, NY

maman haute chocolate
Treat yourself to something extra special this National Brownie Day. Stop by any of Maman’s NYC locations to indulge in a decadent drink created in collaboration with Brownie Brittle founder Sheila G. Mains. The Brownie Brittle Haute Chocolate is made with brownie filling and topped with whipped cream and crushed chocolate chip brownie brittle, and if you’re one of the first 100 customers, you can score one for free. If you can’t stop by today, don’t worry, this tasty treat will be available all month long and you can find the recipe in Sheila G’s new cookbook – SHEILA G’S BUTTER & CHOCOLATE: 101 Creative Sweets and Treats Using Brownie Batter. Various locations

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If you’re feeling over scheduled and bloated from the holiday party circuit, how about a casual night at home? Ditch the take out and whip up this easy and healthy recipe for rosemary almond crusted salmon. Try the recipe here.

If you’re into giving DIY holiday gifts, stop by Raaka Chocolate Factory for a night of holiday gift making. Enjoy music, spiked hot chocolate, and snacks while you create chocolate gifts your friends and family are sure to love. Individual stations will be set up where you can make your own chocolate bars, bark, and more. More information here64 Seabring Street Brooklyn, NY

Christmas is right around the corner, and the Bust Craftacular Holiday Fair is the perfect place to get your shopping done. Browse unique, handmade items from more than 200 craft vendors curated by Bust. This event will also feature DJs, crafting classes and demos, a free nail art station, a giant sweepstakes, product giveaways, food, drinks, and more. More information here. 72 Noble St, Brooklyn, NY


Ally is a Brooklyn-based marketing pro with a passion for food and fitness. You'll most likely find her at her local brunch haunts and coffee shops, always with a book in hand.

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