The Weekend Guide

laduree macarons!

C’est la vie.

Ladurée Paris Opens
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).

Mask Market

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.
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
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).

Oyster-Eating Competition
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 oystercompetition@maisonpremiere.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
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

864 Madison Ave
bt 70th & 71st Sts
New York, NY 10021
Gotham Skincare
162 W 56th St
bt 6th & 7th Aves, ste 406
New York, NY 10019
298 Bedford Ave
bt Grand & S 1st Sts
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Lomography Gallery Store
41 W 8th St
bt 6th Ave & MacDougal St
New York, NY 10011