5 Things To Know This AM



No plans for tonight? Pencil in "Have Fun & Do Good" because the Carl V. Bini Foundation is bringing you an incredible benefit event aboard the Hornblower Infinity luxury yacht – featuring an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and music courtesy of DJ Skribble and Mia Moretti – to support Staten Island residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. Buy your ticket or make a donation now. (Carl V. Bini Foundation)

The fantastic Dream Downtown hotel is going to be transformed into a chic winter wonderland Monday, December 3. We're talking an epic holiday display designed by famed taxidermist Frank Zitz, which will feature the hotel's famous giant polar bear and reindeer, as well as the guest of honor — the Snow Leopard, of course. (Dream Downtown)

We're definitely planning on heading over to the Nicholas Kirkwood holiday sale ASAP. With 30% to 50% off select fall styles and collaborative styles – including works done with Erdem, Peter Pilotto, and Prabal Gurung – the event at 807 Washington Street is sure to continue to draw a huge crowd right until it ends on December 9! (Nicholas Kirkwood)

Still don't know what an "XMAS from TEXAS" looks like? Then you've got to get to the third ever Turkey Leg Ball. Diets start tomorrow because tonight, on each floor of the Hudson Terrace, Foreign & Domestic and Whole Foods Market will be serving a menu that looks too good to be true. Get your ticket and don't forget to wear those elastic waist pants because this one's going to be a doozy. (Immaculate Infatuation)

Last week 10 cool New Yorkers including Chrissy Ford, Logan Horne, Leandra Medine, Anastasia Ganias, our NY Editor Annie Georgia Greenberg(!), and Jessica Hart to name a few slipped on their favorite sneaks for Skateboarding 101 with pro skater, Eli Reed. The group celebrated makeup genius Bobbi Brown's recent book Pretty Powerful with skateboards designed by Bobbi and sartorial curation by The Cools. Peep the video below for some behind-the-scenes shots of the group's tricks, fashion, and fun in Thompkins Square Park. (Harper's Bazaar)