Take a pass on the flowers, card, and candy and opt for a little mother-daughter (or mother-son!) time this weekend with a flurry of décor events toting goods from the top design arbiters. For brand new goods with 60-80% off retail tickets, head down to Chelsea where the Metropolitan Pavilion is hosting Housing Works’ fifth annual Design on a Dime charity event to benefit a new Brooklyn housing complex for those suffering from HIV/AIDS. Design heavy-hitters like Ty Pennington, Charlotte Moss, and Elizabeth Bauer create various room vignettes with new goods which will be up for public view and purchase today and tomorrow. But if you’re looking for a little free design advice to go with your new purchase, stop by former Domino editor at large Tom Delavan’s Greenwich Village town house as he and his former cadre of editors purge their closets of décor props no longer needed (RIP Domino). The likes of Wendy Goodman (New York magazine), interior designers Katie Ridder and Tom Flynn, as well as former style director Dara Caponigro have contributed 1,500 square feet worth of items (3 rooms!) filled with items like an Africa-inspired platter ($40), footed table ($100), and French farm stool ($90) all going for reasonable and ridiculously slashed prices. And we all know moms are the best at checking over every purchase from buttons down to zippers (or in this case down to table legs) for every nick and crack so what better way to get in some bonding and shoppage too. And fashionistas take note, former editor in chief Deborah Needleman is contributing her Lanvin, Prada, and Chloe frocks. And just an L train away, another former Domino stylist Nicolette Camille is setting up a weekend sidewalk flower stand offering bouquets bundled in brown paper and flowers in mint julep cups. Those who aren’t keen on finding a way to lug their oversized wares home can opt for a mobile and wallet friendly floral arrangement because who are we kidding, moms love flowers for Mother’s Day.
The Saturday game plan:
125 W. 18th St.
13 W. 9th St., garden apartment
Bring your green as it is cash only.
Corner of N. Sixth St. and Bedford Ave, Williamsburg
And for some emergency arrangements, note that it’s open Sunday too!
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