Happy Monday! Summer travel schedules from NYC can be hectic and Emily and I are both recovering from weekends away and already prepping for our next flights the following weekend. Thus, we’re excited to spend some quality time in the city during the week. There are tons of fun events occurring across the boroughs this week — most importantly, my birthday 🙂
Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s time to update your wardrobe. Thankfully, Alice + Olivia’s spring/summer 2016 sample sale kicks off today, and you can score ready-to-wear items, handbags, and accessories at a steep discount. More information here. 260 Fifth Ave. New York, NY 10001
Expand your culinary horizons at a Soviet-inspired dinner by chef Elena Beresneva, who enrolled in culinary school after years as a journalist in Russia. Enjoy this vegan, five-course dinner at Little Choc Apothecary consisting of dishes inspired by Beresneva’s childhood in Russia. More information here. 141 Havemeyer St. Brooklyn, NY 11211
Get yourself ready for summer at City Harvest’s Summer in the City event, where you can indulge in eats from NYC’s best restaurants and wash them down with tasty drinks. Participating restaurants include Ample Hills Creamery, Bodega Negra, Stanton Social, and Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. Don’t forget to take advantage of the raffle prizes and dance floor featuring tunes by celebrity DJ Martial. 555 W. 18th St. New York, NY 10011
Celebrate Thirsty Thursday at an event dedicated to wine and those who make it. At the Big Apple Zinfandel Experience, you can mix and mingle with the region’s best Zinfandel wine makers while tasting more than 75 different wines at this wine lovers event. Artisanal cheese and other snacks will also be available. 27 Union Square West New York, NY 10003
Celebrate the coolest startup in Brooklyn, Etsy, with a day full of fun, only-in-Brooklyn activities. Expect vegan facials, face painting, massages, DIY crafts, and a blow-up castle. More information here. 28 Jay St. Dumbo, NY 11201
If you haven’t tried a famed sushi burrito yet, here’s your chance. Uma Temakeria is celebrating International Sushi Day by giving away free sushi burritos to the first 300 customers to stop by both of its NYC locations on Saturday. All you have to do is show that you follow the restaurant on Instagram to claim your drool-worthy prize. Numerous locations
For a Bitch-approved Sunday brunch, we’ve recently reviewed and loved the casual café fare at Bluestone Lane in the West Village and the funky Jewish-Japanese fusion at Shalom Japan in Williamsburg.