Friday, December 9, 2011

Real Simple Holiday Pop-Up Shop, Presented by Citi.

The Real Simple Pop-Up Shop is currently open through December 13th, from 11am-8pm at Citi Pond at Bryant Park! The 4,000 square foot pop-up space includes free food tastings, gift bags, beauty makeovers and hair consultations by L'oreal Paris and memorable, affordable gift ideas taken from Real Simple's December gift guide.

Be sure to stop by the Citi Warming Station and Digital Lounge for complimentary hand warmers, apple cider, coffee or tea while charging up your phone.

Guest appearances include an eye toward "Making Your Holidays Real Simple," featuring the editors of Real Simple and notables like Gail Simmons (12/10 at 3pm), Dylan Lauren (Sunday 12/11 at 11am), Todd English (Sunday 12/11 at 1pm) and Mario Batali (Monday 12/12 at 12pm).

On December 8th, I attended the blogger preview at 10am. The opening ceremony and ribbon cutting was led by Real Simple Managing Editor Kristin van Ogtrop with special guests Carson Kressley, Sam Champion and founder Charles Best.

Candace Nelson, founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes, during a cupcake-decorating demo

Delectably sweet cupcakes from Sprinkles Cupcakes

L'oreal Paris makeup boutique

Vera Bradley totes, bags and duffels

Real Simple Managing Editor Kristin van Ogtrop with Carson Kressley

- Kim Weling

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