5 Things To Know This AM — Dec 06 2012

Just in time for the holiday party season, we've got a brand new resto to d-d-drool over. Give a warm welcome to Willow Road, opening up in Chelsea and serving up rustic gastropub fare. How seasonally appropriate! (Willow Road)
The wait is over folks: The Times Square Sephora is reopening, finally. It features a brand new redesign, and all the makeup you could ever want and then some. (Sephora)
Attention, holiday shoppers! We've got the sample sale for you: Candela is putting its festive wares on major discount. Today through Saturday (and again next week), you can score up to 80% off — just head to 584 Broadway between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Candela)
If just one sample sale isn't enough (is it ever?), head to The News Showroom to score deep savings on designers like Cheap Monday, Common Projects, and a whole lot more. It all goes down today through Saturday (from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) at 495 Broadway. (The News)
This weekend, trade your normal boozy brunch routine for a day of culture outside of the city. Dia:Beacon has organized a coach tour to see its latest gallery talk, featuring French artist Jean-Luc Moulene. (Dia Art Foundation)

Photo: Courtesy of Willow Road