Thursday, September 8, 2011

Day 576 : How to Save / How to Splurge Dispatch #28

Guess what? The sun is currently out! You know what that means? You should definitely go to some of the many Fashion's Night Out events going on all around town. With over one thousand retailers participating this year, it is guaranteed to be a city-wide party of sorts! In it's third year, this worldwide event was started by Vogue to stimulate the fashion world at a time when the economy was in a downturn.

And just because it's known as Fashion's Night Out, doesn't mean there aren't opportunities for art related events or food related events. Lots of pop-up restaurants and cafes are springing up all around town cocktails catered around the aesthetic of particular fashion designers, cupcakes designed to look antique and more...gosh it is one of those fantastic over the top sorts of evenings in New York City.  To save on your food and maybe splurge a bit on your clothing and fabulous shoes, I recommend heading over to the hip downtown food market transplanted uptown for one night with over fifty vendors -- the Hester Street Fair at Henri Bendel's from right now, 3pm till 11pm.

What's available?

Ice cream sandwiches made by Melt Bakery; La NewYorkina's cult ice pops; First Prize Pies' special The Henri pie -- a riff on bananas foster; our Fromagical cheese-y choice for the evening, my Hero Cuisine's gourmet homemade mac n' cheese to order; a macaron parlour and much much more.

So head on over to gobble up some of the mac n' cheese and sample some desserts, and for such a positively uptown locale, you surely won't break the bank with these nibbles enjoyed while perusing the gorgeous clothes around the store.

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