Week 43: Skinny Sisters & Crooked Brothers

Monday, November 14, 2016
Location: Rent the Runway (Flatiron)
Event: Holiday Pregame
Food: Mint chocolate cupcake

Fashion events are uncomfortable for me because it's very obvious I haven't updated my wardrobe since my mom took me to Kohl's last Christmas. They also have a tendency to serve comically small versions of food—like cupcakes you can swallow like a multivitamin. Most ladies stuck to champagne at this Rent the Runway event which made everyone more chatty and less confused about having to pay $100 to borrow a dress for a day.

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Location: ABC Carpet & Home (Union Square)
Event: abcmkt night
Food: Mast Brothers chocolate

Bougey home goods store ABC Carpet & Home hosted a tasting in their downstairs market, serving up a plethora of small bites. I got to try Mast Brothers chocolate which I would never pay for, but is one of my favorite downfalls in the seedy world of artisinal chocolate. They built their company on the promise of candy made straight from cocoa beans, but it turns out they were just melting down Hershey's bars. Intrigue!