Start your holiday shopping, score some early Black Friday deals, and don’t forget to order your turkey! Here are five things to do this weekend in the Central West End.
Visit a Holiday Pop-Up Shop | Paperdolls Boutique
Mon-Sat, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sun: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
You’ve got a new option for shopping local in the Central West End! Paperdolls Boutique recently opened its first-ever Holiday Pop-Up Shop at 36 Maryland Plaza. Customers can expect a curated collection exclusively available at the pop-up shop. Savvy shoppers are encouraged to come in often to get the newest styles that are delivered multiple times a week. This weekend, you can also take advantage of their annual Black Friday sale. Everything online and in-store will be 40% off! Happy shopping!
Learn How to Bake With Confidence | Left Bank Books
Thursday, November 19
Tonight, learn how to bake with confidence with the help of New York Times bestselling author Claire Saffitz. She will be discussing her new cookbook, “Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence,” on Left Bank Books’ Facebook Live Page.
Claire Saffitz is a baking hero for a new generation. In “Dessert Person,” fans will find Claire’s signature spin on sweet and savory recipes like Babkallah (a babka-Challah mashup), Apple and Concord Grape Crumble Pie, Strawberry-Cornmeal Layer Cake, Crispy Mushroom Galette, and Malted Forever Brownies. She outlines the problems and solutions for each recipe — like what to do if your pie dough for Sour Cherry Pie cracks (patch it with dough or a quiche flour paste! — as well as practical do’s and don’ts, skill level, prep and bake time, step-by-step photography, and foundational know-how. With her trademark warmth and superpower ability to explain anything baking related, Claire is ready to make everyone a dessert person.
Explore a New Exhibition | The World Chess Hall of Fame
A brand new exhibition opens today at the World Chess Hall of Fame. Although the in-person opening reception is sold out this evening, feel free to stop by during regular open hours to see an amazing exhibit! “Keith Haring: Radiant Gambit” features artwork by Haring, a world-renowned pop artist known for his art that proliferated in the New York subway system during the 1980s. The exhibition includes a never-before-seen private collection of Haring’s works and photographs of the artist, bespoke street art chess sets from Purling London and newly-commissioned pieces by Saint Louis artists, all paying homage to the late pop culture icon.
Order Your Thanksgiving Turkey | Salt + Smoke
All Weekend Long
Instead of running around the kitchen this year for Thanksgiving, why not leave the turkey (and sides) up to Salt + Smoke. All you have to do is order online. They have a very limited supply, so get your order in quick. Turkey (and gravy!) will be available for pick-up on Thanksgiving Day from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at their Delmar location. You can also order a lot of other things too: like brisket, mac ‘n’ cheese, 16 oz. Manhattan, Hawaiian rolls, and green bean casserole. Click here to place your order now!
Get a Jump Start on Your Holiday Shopping | CWE Retailers
All Weekend Long
The holidays are right around the corner and you can find great gifts for everyone on your list, right here in the Central West End. This year, more than ever, it is important that we support small businesses in our community. Shopping in the Central West End provides jobs for local people and when you spend money at local businesses, you’re helping to boost the community by stimulating the local economy. It’s a perfect chance to support your city and help the CWE thrive, while also finding great gifts for your friends and family. Check out our curated gift guides below!