Friday, February 1, 2013

NYC Social - February 2013

Inspired by my friend, Milster's monthly posts on things to do in Paris, I am launching a similar series of fun events taking place in New York. I hope these posts will inspire a visit to the city or if you are local, to take advantage of all the great happenings the city has to offer. 

Fashion Week: February 7 to 14
Donna Karan Fall 2012 (via)
While we eagerly await warmer temperatures to shed off our coats once and for all, the fashion tribe will be eagerly awaiting new cold weather fashion with the debut of Fall 2013 collections. Even if one doesn't have invites to the many shows around town, head to Lincoln Center as the expansive venue affords plenty of opportunity for priceless people-watching. Take your camera, who knows, an aspiring street style star may even ask to pose for you!

Sleeping Beauty at the NYC Ballet: February 13 - 24
The Winter season of the New York City Ballet is currently in full swing with the highlight this month being Peter Martin's Sleeping Beauty. With over 100 dancers performing to Tchaikovsky's great score, this is a must-see before the company takes a break until the Spring.

The Heiress: through to February 9
There is only a week left to see this acclaimed play set in New York in the 1850s about a young woman struggling with love and her inheritance.  Frankly I was sold as soon as I knew Matthew Crawley and Celia Foote was in this (alas I dilly-dallied and will be rushing to see it this weekend). If you don't see The Heiress before it's run ends, there is also Scarlett Johansson in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof playing till the end of March.

Bulgari Serpenti Exhibit: February 9 to March 6
Taken during our visit to Tokyo last December
If you were in Rome, Tokyo or New York recently, you may have noticed the beautiful, luminous snake installations outside Bvlgari's flagship store. In conjunction with the Chinese new year of the snake, Bulgari's will celebrate its iconic Serpenti collection with a month-long exhibit at it's Fifth Avenue flagship.  The exhibit will showcase plenty of coiled jewelry and timepieces, as well as photographs, original sketches and one-of-a-kind pieces from the jewelry house's historical archives. 

Clinton Street Baking Company's Pancake Month and City Bakery's Hot Chocolate Festival: Feb 1 - 28
February is my favourite winter month for nothing makes my heart (and tummy) sing more than having pancakes for dinner. Shove aside any fitness and healthy-eating resolutions for Clinton Street's famous fluffy pancakes served all day. Right now I have my eyes set on the German Chocolate, the Fresh Coconut and the Raspberry ones. 
Then you have City Bakery's hot chocolate month. Located right by my favourite shopping strip in Union Square, the special flavours they churn out this month are worth making repeat visits for. Always order the house-made marshmallows - they are pricey but at the size of a fist, well worth it. 

Here's to a festive February and let me know if you will be partaking in any of these happenings!
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  1. i have always wanted to go to new york!! but for some reason i always end up on europe for holidays,
    but someday i will go and i will take this guide with me!! I have saved it for when the day comes
    i would love to go to fashion week and see the craziness for myself!
    this is such an amazing post with so much inspiration!

    Hope you're having a great week!

    thanks for sharing!

    I have been following you for a long while now on bloglovin and I adore your style!

    if you like we can follow each other on bloglovin :)

    let me know!


    1. Thanks for stopping by Jen - but not sure how you were following me on Bloglovin since I only just added my blog to it today!

      Happy to follow you - let me know when you have done so on your end!

      NYC is great - you should come visit sometime!

  2. Nice round-up of exciting NYC event - I wish I was there! I would have loved to see Chastain and Stevens together on stage!

  3. Two words: pancake month.

    That sounds delicious! Which batch are you going to discover? The Japanese pumpkin/maple sounds incredible. I just ate lunch but am now hungry again for something super sweet!!!

  4. You're totally making me wish I were in NYC! :P

  5. You are not too far away Rachel - come on over!

  6. So only one week in and I tried the German Chocolate ones - they skimped on the chocolate but yummy nevertheless. I am heading back there on Monday for those pumpkin ones! And perhaps the week after for the Coconut pancakes.. wedding who?

  7. Thanks Lisa - hope to make this a recurring feature. I caught The Heiress on Sunday and while Dan Stevens is great, Jessica Chastain totally stole the show!

  8. I would love to go to NYC! It's on my bucket list:))! Would you like to follow each other? RIta @