C’est la vie.
Ladurée Paris Opens
What: The tiny UES boîte receives weekly shipments of the renowned macarons (strawberry mint, caramel with salted butter, rose) and scented candles from France.
Why: Rumor has it that a full-service tea room will debut in NYC next year.
When: Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 864 Madison Ave., b/t 70th & 71st Sts. (646-558-3157).
What: Facial masks good enough to eat. The fine folks at Gotham Skincare concoct a treatment from fresh fruit (papaya, starfruit, kiwi) and yogurt, specifically tailored to your epidermal dilemmas.
Why: The full treatment includes a facial and hand massage, extractions, and an extremely palatable complexion.
When: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 162 W. 56th St., b/t Sixth & Seventh Aves., ste. 406 (212-616-9995).
Lomography Gallery Store Sample Sale
What: Brush up on your ultra-wide, fish-eye, and vintage shooting techniques with up to 50 percent off every camera in stock.
Why: Snag the Diana F+ for square formats ($70-$85), the Lomo LC-W with built-in light meter ($214-$330), or the perfect-for-panoramas Sprocket Rocket SuperPop ($63-$76).
When: Sat., 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Mon., 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: 41 W. 8th St., b/t Sixth Ave. & MacDougal St. (212-529-4353).
What: Maison Premiere’s inaugural contest pits ten bivalve-braving souls against one another in an attempt to break current champ Jim Ryan’s record (144 oysters). An initial speed round narrows the pool to four; victors proceed to the all-you-can-eat finale.
Why: Specialty cocktails ($8-$14) from the head bartender of Arnaud’s French 75 in New Orleans plus jazz from the in-house band.
When: Mon., 4 p.m. To sign up, email email@example.com before 4 p.m. Sat.
Where: 298 Bedford Ave., b/t Grand & S. 1st Sts., Williamsburg (347-335-0446). Entry fee is $50.
You and Me, the Royal We Tattoos of Truth
What: Mock thoughtless inkers with a four-pack of temporary illustrations ($9) designed by three Brooklyn-based studiomates.
Why: Banners that read “I cannot fight” and “I’ve never been on a boat” wrapped around a sword and anchor, respectively.
When: You see one more barbed-wire bicep.
Where: Online at youandmetheroyalwe.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Ladurée