Fashion and food are always combined, although it's hard to believe some fashion people eat. Nevertheless, we've gathered the best of the gourmet events for this year's FNO, starting today from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. As suspected, there's plenty of sweets, booze, and high-end browsing to go around. If you're not around the New York area, check out FNO's web site to find events near you.
Crumbs Bake Shop vs. Magnolia Bakery
Fashion is nothing without the frosty glamour of cupcakes. Crumbs Bake Shop is pulling out a special edition FNO sweetie, a "white chocolate brownie cupcake with vanilla cream cheese frosting, white chocolate chips and white and chocolate drizzle on top." Sounds decadent compared to Magnolia's chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream (topped with special fashion-themed designs).
Henri Bendel and the Hester Street Fair
The iconic outdoor fair goes indoors starting at 3 p.m. today, bringing along ice cream sandwiches from Melt Bakery, Mexican paletas from La Newyorkina, meatballs, pork buns and all sorts of savory and sweet snacks. It may be crowded, but it will definitely be worth it.
Check out the Rockport/Dylan's Candy Bar shoe collaboration, enter to win a makeover, and view the latest RISD student design contest winner. Better yet, decorate cookies shaped like shoes.
The fact that this gem just recently opened is enough for us, but for FNO the French macaron shop will be premiering a new "American" flavor — cinnamon and grape. The company is also known for its embellished boxes, so New Yorkers have a shot to take home one of 1,000 purple, New York-specific pastry boxes.
Three words: Chocolate ganache tasting. Need we say more?
Plan your trip with more events at FashionsNightOut.com.
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