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Real Simple Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Real Simple Magazine and Citi invite you to get holiday ready at their Holiday Pop-up Shop at Citi Pond in Bryant Park. The open to the public event features holiday gifting and holiday entertaining ideas, food tastings, fun giveaways, shopping and special guests.

The Real Simple Holiday Pop-Up Shop is open December 8-13, 2011 at Citi Pond at Bryant Park with as the Real Simple Holiday Pop-Up Shop’s Charitable Partner. The opening day ribbon cutting ceremony featured Celeb Stylist & TV Personality, Carson Kressley, Good Morning America weather anchor Sam Champion, founder Charles Best, and Real Simple Managing Editor Kristin van Ogtrop

The Real Simple Pop-Up Shop will go on all week with an amazing array of activities:

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. Q&A:
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

Guests are able to shop some amazing gifts from Vera Bradley, books by Chef Mario Batali,online on and stocking stuffers as well as sip delicious hot apple cider, get makeup touch-ups and hair consultations from L’Oreal

Cupcake Queen and Founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes, Candace Nelson, was on hand at the opening to demo how to make some creative cupcakes for the holiday

So if you’re looking for something fun to do or if you’re taking a break from ice skating at the Citi Pond rink, why not hop over to the Real Simple Holiday Pop-Up Shop and indulge in the amazing activities and of course bring your camera and your holiday spirit.

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