You’ve gobbled up every Thanksgiving leftover by now. Let’s get back on track this week before we go back to indulging. The Bitches are heading to a vinyasa class down in SoHo complete with complimentary cocktails today to tone up our bodies before Christmas dinner– but more importantly brunch. We’re also learning all about Chinese herbs and cracking down on holiday gift shopping! See below for this week’s social agenda.
If you’re not quite ready to jump back into your regular workout routine after the holiday weekend, ease into things with a fitness class that ends with cocktails. Head to CocoMat SOHO for a donation-based yoga class and free cocktails from Deep Eddy Vodka. This is an open-level vinyasa class that promises a killer ab workout. Don’t forget to bring your own mat. Coco-Mat, 49 Mercer Street
If you didn’t finish all your holiday shopping on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, check out the Columbus Circle Holiday Market to pick up any other gifts on your list. From clothing, jewelry, and accessories to art, home goods, and food, this market features a slew of unique gifts from local designers and artisans. If for some reason you still have some shopping do to after your visit, check out our holiday gift guides for girls and for guys. Columbus Circle, 59th St. and Central Park West
The holiday season is in full swing, and while this is supposed to be a joyous time, it can also be stressful, depressing, and full of bad food choices. Thankfully, tonight at The Alchemist’s Kitchen, you can learn all about how Chinese herbal medicine can help you survive and recover from the busy holiday season. Everything from reducing stress to relieving bloating will be covered in this class. The Alchemist’s Kitchen, 21 East 1st Street
‘Tis the season for shopping, so head on over to Milly’s pop-up shop tonight to browse exclusive ready-to-wear items, new arrivals and Milly minis, plus fine jewelry by Dana Bronfman and art by Sarah Meyohas. There will also be light bites and refreshments, as well as music by DJ Louie XIV. RSVP to [email protected]. 158 Mercer Street
If you love wine but traditional tastings aren’t your speed, it’s time to check out Wine Riot, your all-access pass to hundreds of new wines. In addition to countless delicious wines, this event also boasts a temporary tattoo booth, a photo booth, educational seminars, interactive tastings, and a Bubbly Bar. Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble Street, Brooklyn
The Great Northeast Cheese and Dairy Festival is back for its third year in a row. The area’s best creameries will showcase more than 75 artisanal cheeses, and some of NYC’s top chefs will create dishes using these cheeses. Craft beer, wine, and cider will also be available. Your all-inclusive tickets will get you unlimited cheese sampling and beverage pairings plus tastings from the chefs. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
It’s time to catch up with your girlfriends and their bizarre family stories from Thanksgiving back at home. Head on over to While We Were Young for brunch this weekend. It’s girly decor and delectable libations make the perfect environment for chitter chattering all afternoon long. Enjoy!