It’s officially that time of year.
Dusen Wylie Trunk Show
What: Toast the four-coat collab between Dusen Dusen designer Ellen Van Dusen and our NYC editor, Erin Wylie, with bubbly and good vibes.
Why: Touches like hand-painted hems, leather collars and buttons, and friendship braid drawstrings.
When: Fri., 6-10 p.m.
Where: Duo, 337 E. 9th St., b/t First & Second Aves. (212-777-7044).
What: Two Michelin star recipient Laurent Manrique (SF’s Aqua) swaps coasts and takes up residence upstairs at The Carlton Hotel, bringing his refined seafood classics to the new red leather banquette-filled and mosaic-tiled space.
Why: Ask always-delightful maitre d’ Samy Kebbab for entree (snapper à la plancha bathed in ginger, Jurançon wine, and beurre blanc), cocktail (Pousse Rapière or the Train Wreck), and wine selections.
When: Daily, 5:30-11 p.m.
Where: 92 Madison Ave., b/t 28th & 29th Sts. (212-889-7100).
Tata Harper & Organic Avenue Natural Beauty Workshop
What: The all-natural skin care innovator reveals the best beauty regimens, optimal detox methods, supplement saviors, and at-home makeup techniques.
Why: Discover which chemicals to avoid (silicone-infused “silky” products that clog pores) and which foods will naturally enhance beauty (hydrating cucumber juice).
When: Nov. 20, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. or 4-7 p.m.
Where: 116 Suffolk St., b/t Rivington & Delancey Sts. Reservations (required) online at organicavenue.com. Cost is $120.
For a Cause
What: Using locally sourced and organic ingredients, the ladies at The Lower Eastside Girls Club whip up lip-smacking apple and pumpkin pies ($20 each or two for $35).
Why: Not a pie gal? Go nontraditional with a whoopie version (ten for $25): not-too-sweet cream cheese frosting between organic pumpkin cookies.
When: Order now. Pickup, Nov. 22-24, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Online at app.etapestry.com. Pickup, 56 E. 1st St., b/t First & Second Aves. (212-982-1633).
DECK THE HALLS
Holiday Decorations That Jingle Your Bell
What: Spruce up your digs with a made-to-order garland, snowflake mobile, 3-D paper mistletoe ball, or Charlie Brown Christmas tree.
Why: No one likes a Grinch.
When: Before the first snowfall.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.
Canstruction Exhibit and Design Competition
What: Engineers and architects team up to build supersize sculptures from approximately 100,000 cans of food and vie for top honors like Best Meal, Best Use of Labels, and Structural Ingenuity.
Why: The pop art installations will be dismantled and donated to City Harvest in time for Thanksgiving.
When: Thru Nov. 22.
Where: The Winter Garden at World Financial Center, 3 World Financial Center, 200 Vesey St., 11th flr. Suggested donation is one can of food per person.
What: New French Colonial-inspired drinking den under Jacques bistro nods to the French Legion (punch served from an absinthe drip), the Louisiana Purchase (NOLA beer), and Alsace (tarte flambe) in a parlor setting (crown molding, gorgeous light fixtures).
Why: Recognize the high-quality cocktails? They’re courtesy of the mixologists responsible for the lists at The Breslin, Ace, and Royalton.
When: Sun.-Wed., 5 p.m.-2 a.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 5 p.m.-3 a.m.
Where: 20 Prince St., b/t Mott & Elizabeth Sts.
What: Forty local designers (Paul Loebach, Silva/Bradshaw, United Bamboo) channel their unique creative visions into confectionary wonders (to be eaten at the end of the night).
Why: The evening’s proceeds benefit NYC nonprofit Art Start.
When: Tonight, 7 p.m.
Where: Murphy and Dine Gallery, 520 W. 27th St., b/t Tenth & Eleventh Aves. Admission is $10.
Photo: Courtesy of Dusen Wylie
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