Happy Thanksgiving-week! Emily and I have both skipped out of town early to spend some extra time with our families. I’m multitasking and also helping to prepare for our upcoming Chicago launch; sign up for the official launch announcement here! Although we’re not in NYC this week, here are some ideas of fun fetes and happenings to make your week fly by in anticipation of Turkey Day.
Get a jump start on your seasonal shopping and check out the artisanal local goods at the Union Square Holiday Market. Grab a hot cocoa and survey offerings from dozens of vendors. 80 5th Ave, New York, NY (Union Square)
Holiday season can be slightly stressful so blow off some steam at a hilarious comedy show, “This is Why You’re Single: Holiday Edition,” debuting tonight for its five-week run. The show follows two New York besties through adventures and misadventures of the dating scene. The original show in 2013 sold-out at the People’s Improve Theater and Under Saint Marks Theater and was the opening show of the Thew York City Sketch Festival in 2014, so it’s sure to not disappoint. Buy tickets here. 123 E. 24th St, New York, NY
As a relatively new New Yorker, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade balloon installation on the Upper West Side is still on my bucket list. Over the years it has become almost as popular as the actual parade as a family-friendly, festive event in itself. The balloons inflate from 3-10 p.m, but I’ve heard to arrive on the later side as the balloons have taken shape. W 79th St at Columbus Ave, New York, NY
Today is the main event! If you find yourself in a bind during meal prep, here are some Bitch-approved, easy recipes that are sure to please a crowd. Try Emily’s baked brie with apples and cranberries as an awesome app, Parmesan-roasted cauliflower for a delicious side, and baked eggs with tarragon and leeks for the morning after.
It’s one of the biggest shopping days of the year…Black Friday! If you don’t feel like battling it out with 4 a.m. lines, many of our favorite retailers are offering major discounts on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We’ve already got our eyes for steals and deals at Nordstrom including skinny cords, faux fur, and luxe winter accessories.
Spring Street Social Society are bringing Small Business Saturday to life in NoLita this evening. Shops, restaurants, and bars will open their doors with surprise performances, cocktails, and unique shopping experiences. More information about the festivities here.
If you’re back in the city and in need of a serious detox, we suggest a tough workout followed by a healthy brunch. Lately we’ve been addicted to the slow burn and satisfying stretches at Pure Barre along with boosts of superfoods from brunch at Dimes in Chinatown, Sacred Chow in Greenwich Village, and Candle 79 in the Upper East Side.