Real Simple 2nd Annual Holiday Pop-Up shop

When:Wednesday, December 8, 2011-Tuesday December 13, 2011
Where:Citi Pond
Bryant Park
1065 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10018
(212) 661-6640
Cost:Free admission

Real Simple Magazine will be hosting their 2nd Annual Holiday Pop-Up Shop at Citi Pond for a week. From Thursday, December 8th through Tuesday, December 13th, you’ll be able to particpate in a unique experience. The 5,00 square foot Holiday Pop-Up shop will have a handpicked assortment of unique gift ideas under $50. Real Simple editors will be on-hand at the Holiday Pop-Up Shop to address readers’ most pressing “holiday challenges related to gift-giving, fashion, decorating, and menu-planning. There will also be gift bag giveaways that will include products from Real Simple,, L’Oreal Paris will provide beauty makeovers and hair consultations along with giveaways and products for sale. The Container Store, Vera Bradley, and Zappos (limited quantities; first come first served). The Pop-Up Shop will also provide a courtesy warming station with hot beverages and hand warmers as well as a digital lounge courtesy of their sponsor Citi Bank.

Schedule of Events:


10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Blogger Preview (invite only)

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Cupcake-Decorating Demo:
Candace Nelson, founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Make Your Holiday Real Simple:
Gifts with Home Editor at Large Danielle Claro


1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Make Your Holiday Real Simple:
Holiday Recipes with Staff Food Editor Dawn Perry


11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Gift Wrap Wonderland:
brought to you by The Container Store

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Make Your Holiday Real Simple:
Holiday Decorations with Senior Market Editor Kelley Carter

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Cooking Demo:
Real Simple Executive Editor Sarah Humphreys talks holiday recipes with Gail Simmons, Top Chef judge, Food & Wine Special Projects Director, and author of the upcoming memoir Talking With My Mouth Full

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Gorgeous Holiday Looks for Evening:
brought to you by L’Oréal Paris


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Q&A and Book-Signing:
Dylan Lauren, author of Dylan’s Candy Bar: Unwrap Your Sweet Life

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Gorgeous Holiday Looks for Day:
brought to you by L’Oréal Paris

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Cooking Demo:
Todd English, award-winning chef, restaurateur, and author of Cooking in Everyday English

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Cookie-Decorating and Icing Demo:
Daniele Fiori, founder of Sweet Dani B
Great for kids! Children are invited to stay and decorate after the demo.

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Cooking Demo:
Chef Ian Friedman of Celsius at Bryant Park


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Gifts for Baby:
Ali Wing, Founder/CEO of Giggle

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Real Simple Managing Editor Kristin van Ogtrop chats with Mario Batali, chef, restaurateur, TV personality, and author of Molto Batali

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Simple Packing for Holiday Travel:
Brad John, Co-founder, Flight 001

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