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This Week in NYC: May 16-22

After weekends spent back home at our parents’ homes in Maryland and Illinois, respectively, Emily and I are ready to hit the ground running back in New York City. I think it may finally be time to throw our sweaters in the back of our closets as it seems like we’re on a quick sprint to spring. Bring on the patio rosé, outdoor brunches, and Central Park picnics. Here’s what is on our social agenda this week.


It’s finally rosé season! Celebrate with a rosé tasting at Saxon + Parole tonight. Several wine experts will be on hand pouring glasses of their favorite rosés and talking about each drink. Delicious barbecue bites will also be available to soak up all the vino. We like to call this…Monday Funday. More information here. 316 Bowery New York, NY 

Add some designer duds to your wardrobe without draining your bank account at Paul Smith’s sample sale, which kicks off today. Merchandise will be up for grabs for up to 75 percent off retail, and the sale will also feature menswear, so you could potentially score something for your man too. More information here. 150 Greene St New York, NY 

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It’s that time of year again when outdoor food markets start popping up left and right. Urbanspace Garment District, which is open through June 24, features a slew of established and emerging food vendors. Enjoy everything from deep dish pizza and traditional Mexican fare to ice cream sandwiches and lobster rolls at Urbanspace Garment District this year. Broadway from 40th St. to 41st St. New York, NY

Celebrate sustainable food and wine while helping feed hungry New Yorkers at the 2016 Farm to Tray benefit for Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen in Manhattan. Farm to Tray challenges NYC’s top chefs and culinary figures to use local ingredients provided by Whole Foods to create sustainable dishes that attendees can indulge in. The best part about this event is that 100 percent of the funds raised will help support Holy Apostles. More information here296 9th Avenue New York, NY



Working out is way more fun when you have cute clothes to do it in, which is why you can’t miss the first-ever Barry’s Bootcamp warehouse sale. The sale will feature apparel and accessories from Barry’s Bootcamp’s private label, as well as pieces from the gym’s various co-branded collaborations. 68 Gansevoort, New York, NY

Eat your way through lower Manhattan this weekend at the 22nd annual Taste of Tribeca. Sixty five of the neighborhood’s best restaurants will serve up signature dishes for sampling. Live entertainment will be provided by City Winery, and proceeds from the event will help benefit the arts and enrichment programs at two local public schools. Duane Street between Greenwich and Hudson, New York, NY

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New brunch alerts! We’ve recently dished out two rare “Bitch-approved” A ratings to brunch at Babu Ji in the East Village and La Sirena in Meatpacking. Read our full reviews for must-order recommendations.


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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