Hit up a Milk Bar.
It's in with the old, out with the new at Milk Bar stores around the city. So long, German Chocolate Jimbo, and hello, apple pie! And, that's only the beginning. Location-specific soft-serve flavors — Compost Cookie in Williamsburg, Crack Pie in the East Village, Candy Bar Pie on the Upper West Side, to name a few — have us contemplating a citywide soft serve-tour. Who's in?
Where: Various Milk Bar locations.
3-D print the perfect earphones.
Normal, the company that creates tailor-made, 3-D-printed, custom earphones has opened a flagship store where customers can not only place their orders, but also see the assembly process in action. The location acts as an all-in-one retail store, corporate headquarters, and factory. It's also a great place to drop your jaw, because, well, did we mention the 3-D custom earphones?
Where: Normal, 150 West 22nd Street (between Sixth and Seventh avenues); 212-600-4423.
Know your worth.
The National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum and Ashley Feinstein are sending an open invitation to all those interested in learning how to handle some of the most difficult types of conversations: negotiations. Participants will leave with valuable tools and key strategies for discussing compensation. You never know when you may need to have this type of conversation...but you certainly want to be prepared.
When: Wednesday, August 13 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: 25 West 43rd Street (between Fifth and Sixth avenues), 18th Floor, Room A.
Jet set with Michael Kors.
Planning to stop by a Michael Kors boutique? We'd recommend you visit the Madison Avenue location on one of the next three Thursdays, when all customers will be treated to a complimentary manicure using one of the 18 shades in Michael Kors' new polish collection. So step right in and spoil your digits with a "Jet Set Manicure."
When: Thursdays August 14, August 21, and August 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Michael Kors Boutique, 667 Madison Avenue (between 60th and 61st streets); 212-980-1550.
Satya Twena, who creates hats by hand at the Makins Hat Factory in NYC's Garment District, will be hosting her annual sample sale in the 5000-square-foot space this week. Carefully crafted hats for men, women, and children will be up to 80% off their retail prices. Pop by to pick one up in time for fall or simply to see the historical space in person.
When: Thursday, August 14, and Friday, August 15 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, August 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 212 West 35th Street (between Seventh and Eighth avenues), 12th floor.
Shop a little.
Taking a trip to Montauk this weekend? First, #jealous. Second, why not pick up a few treats for yourself while you're out there? Zady will be hosting a three-day pop-up shop featuring accessories, tops, and limited edition items to boot. Wouldn't it be great to come home with this or this in tow?
When: Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: The Surf Lodge, 183 Edgemere Street (by Industrial Road), Montauk; 631-483-5037.
Take things to the next Level.
This weekend, the first annual Level BBQ will be taking over. Join the fun at a Brooklyn backyard — exact location of this super-secret hot spot to be revealed later this week — and enjoy music from DJs A/jus/ted and Willie burns, great company, and a delicious pig roast to boot.
When: Saturday, August 16 from 3 to 10 p.m.
Where: To be announced.