Weekend Warrior: Our Official Cheat-Sheet

They come earlier and earlier every year, and judging from the christmas tree in the windows, the holidays are fast approaching. Whether you are trying to get a jump on your shopping or spruce up your look for the festive season, here is you weekend guide to the spots that will get you prepared in the most pampered way possible. Alternatively, you could get your drunk on to impede the impeding madness! We may just do both.
weekend-warrior-nov11-800Save Face—No matter what kind of mischief you get up to come Friday, we've got the perfect way for you to look like you've spent the weekend getting some R&R. Do your skin a favor and stop by Barneys for a free facial by high-tech beauty brand Sunday Riley—the eponymous beauty guru is introducing her new line of potent targeted treatments called Stimulants. Favored by Gwyneth Paltrow, Liv Tyler, and Jennifer Connelly's makeup artist Matin, we think this is the best way to ensure a glowing week ahead. Everybody loves a natural high.
Sunday Riley Modern Skincare at Barneys: Saturday, November 13, and Sunday, November 14, by appointment, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Barneys New York, 660 Madison Avenue (at East 61st Street); 212-833-2020.
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Ice Ice Baby—Celebrate the oncoming holiday season and some seriously wintry weather this Friday with Icelandic cocktails and jewelry raffles at the Kisan Concept Store. We love the possibility of an early Christmas present, especially when it involves jewelry by French transplant Camille Eddera, who will be on hand to launch her latest Eddera/Paris line. Icy cool!
Camille Eddera Event at Kisan Concept Store: Friday, November 12, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. To attend, rsvp here
Kisan Concept Store, 125 Greene Street (between Houston and Prince streets); 212-475-2470.
Pure Luck—Good things come in pairs. Arts organization, The Pure Luck Foundation, is having two celebratory parties in honor of their new not-for-profit status. The parties will have $2.50 well drinks, $3 top shelf, and $3.50 beer drink specials, and some serious five-day vacation giveaways that will have you lying on a beach, under a palm tree, sipping a… We'll stop before the water works begin.
Pure Luck Party: Thursday, November 11, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, November 13, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
12th Street Ale House, 192 2nd Avenue (at East 12th Street); 212-253-2323.
Stress Free Shopping—We want to get a jump on holiday shopping, but just the thought of it is enough to have us breaking out into a cold sweat—aren't you just shuddering at the images of masses of people breaking down doors on Black Friday? Luckily, the lovely people at Onassis Clothing know how to help get your dude's prezzies without the hassle. Starting this Friday, Onassis is hosting Happy Hour Fridays, which means you can shop for your nearest and dearest, while you sip some oh-so-soothing cocktails. Gifting just got that much sweeter!
Stress Free Shopping: Beginning Friday, November 12, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Onassis Clothing, 71 Greene Street (between Spring and Broome streets); 212-966-8869.
Color Me Mine—Chantecaille, the luxest of beauty lines, is finally (!) opening up a flagship store in the Big Apple and, to usher in this new era, the brand is offering personalized color and skincare consultations at their new space inside Bloomies. Perfect timing because honestly, who doesn't want a little revamping of their normal routine as the holiday party season begins?
Chantecaille Makeup and Skincare Consulations: By appointment.
Chantecaille at Bloomingdale's, 1000 Third Avenue (at 59th Street); 212-705-2874.
Fashion Sense—Get your indie designer fix this Thursday when online fashion marketplace, Sense of Fashion, pops up at Lower East Side boutique, We the People. Be sure to toast emerging designers from around the world like AMYCLAIRE, Darios, and micamade right quick—the shop will only last the weekend. All fall styles will be 15% off, so you won't even feel guilty buying yourself a few hard-earned, early Christmas gifts.
We the People Pop-Up: Thursday, November 11, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. RSVP to rsvp@senseoffashion.com.
We the People, 156 Stanton Street (at Suffolk Street); 212-533-1091.
Darjeeling Express—With all the shopping and drinking we are encouraging this weekend, we thought it was time to give you a spot to get a good, spicy, and hot meal. Warm up and refuel at Masala Times—the Bleecker Street Indian eatery that "understands your weekends. Which is why we're open really late on Fridays and Saturdays." This place is a Tasting Table recommended—Bollywood and street food hub that will take care of drunken hunger in your time of need. Beats falafel.
Masala Times Grand Opening: Open Sundays to Thursdays, from noon to 3 a.m.; and Fridays and Saturdays, from noon to 5 a.m.
Masala Times, 194 Bleecker Street (between MacDougal Street and Avenue Of The Americas); 212-477-3333.
Get Feist-y—Take a breather and get your music and movie fix in one! Catch the premiere of Look What The Light Did Now, the documentary of songstress Leslie Feist's journey making her Grammy nominated album "The Reminder." We love Feist and that song "1234" (off of "The Reminder") has been stuck in our heads since it became the anthem of the iPod nano.
Look What The Light Did Now Screening: Saturday, November 13, at 8 p.m. Tickets: $12.
92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street (at Canal Street).
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