New York Fashion Week SS15

 

“Every Year the Women of New York City Leave the Past Behind & Look Forward to The Future… This is Known As Fashion Week…” – Carrie Bradshaw

Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week is underway and the Concrete Jungle has never looked better. Spring and summer is upon us and we’re in the midst of outrageous street style, exclusive seating, celebrity sightings and limited standing room all in the name of Fashion’s New Year.

Runway Show

More than 100 shows will take place between now and next Thursday where local and international fashion collections will be shown to buyers, press and a glamourous public. The following week the glam hits London, Milan and Paris making the month of September absolute (beautiful) chaos!

We’re looking forward to covering the action and keeping you in the loop on all the upcoming shows, events and after parties. Get all of the upcoming trends and names to know on #West38th.

We’ll see you on the runway!

Runway

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Show Schedule

A Few Names to Know:

Christopher Bailey

Meden

Todd Snyder

Anthony Vaccarello

Saunder

Meskita

Proenza Schouler

  

Brunchable You

A round of applause to the mastermind who decided salmon eggs benedict and mimosas were a must between breakfast and lunch! Who doesn’t love brunch? It’s the perfect opportunity to get “weekend dressed,” gather your friends, and meet for the most important meal of the weekend.

Agave

For those of you thinking you’ve got nothing to wear and nowhere to go, we’ve got some brunch-right outfit suggestions and here’s the skinny on one of our favorite NYC brunch locations:

Tucked away in the West Village, Agave is easily one of the best Mexican restaurants in the city. They’ve got a downstairs dining room, a sunroom and outdoor seating, and a menu that runs the gamut from Spinach Empanaditas to Sunrise Fiesta Burritos to Ahi Tuna Tartar. When it comes to the bar, three words: Full Tequila Menu.

We strongly suggest you treat yourself to brunch this weekend, ladies – eat, drink, talk, and look beautiful doing it.

Fuschia Twist Front Bra Tank

Gold Embossed Snake Print

Ivory Blouson Top

Black Stretch Skinny

 

  

Summer Staycation: Great Jones Spa

Great Jones Spa

Let’s face it, this winter was brutal. Odds are if you’re a New Yorker, you’re still spending every morning standing in front of your closet, layering yourself for schizophrenic weather conditions. As you sift through a mix of sweaters, boots, open-toes and tanks, it’s easy to wonder if summer is ever coming. Personally, by the time I make it to my local Starbucks, the thought of having to choose between an iced latte and a hot one is almost too much to bear.

A tropical getaway naturally comes to mind, but when am I going to find the time? Working on Fashion Avenue isn’t your typical “nine to five,” and by the time I finally leave the office, it’s a race to make my evening Soul-Cycle class. Not to mention that whole “needing to eat to survive” thing.

Well, my fellow New Yorkers, what do we do? How do we break away? It took a little digging but I think I may have the solution. Why not pamper ourselves with a little staycation? I’m not talking about sitting on the sofa with a glass of wine, watching reruns of Scandal. Please. I’m talking a real getaway in your own city! The idea is not a novel one, but inspired to research, I have my answer: Great Jones Spa.

Open until 10:00 pm and located in the heart of NoHo, Great Jones Spa offers a full menu of massages, facials, hair care treatments, and a spectacular water lounge visit included with each package.

I wasn’t sure what to expect at first venture, but several smiling hosts reassured me—they quickly checked me in, offered a glass of fresh lemon water, and escorted me downstairs to a women’s lounge. The area was equipped with private lockers, showers, and all the spa necessities—white robes, sandals, lotion, shampoo… you get the picture.

I picked the hot stone massage I’d heard so much about—it was breathtaking. Exactly what I needed to take me out of New York and into a Bahamas state of mind. If you’re considering this treatment, it’s totally worth it. Estheticians place hot stones on your back, the palms of your hand, and between your toes, and the heat causes your muscles to immediately relax. According to the person I worked with, it’s a perfect way to improve circulation and keep your body centered.

After my much-needed massage, I ventured down to the water lounge, which includes—drum roll please!—sauna, cold plunge, steam room and hot tub. If there is a heaven in New York, it is Great Jones Spa. The ambiance is beautiful, warm and relaxing. I completely recommend it for your next New York staycation.

Visit Great Jones Spa’s website for a full list of services.

  

Skyrockets In Flight: Our Top Five Firework Displays

What’s not to love about the Fourth of July?

Every summer, “America the Beautiful” gathers for backyard barbecues, poolside cocktails and fireworks displays that light up the night sky. And that gives you a thing or two to decide: In addition to dreaming up the perfect red, white and blue ensemble, you’ve got to select the best location from which to view your explosives show of choice! In the name of Independence Day, we’ve picked our top five favorite locations from which to view July Fourth fireworks across these fifty United States.

New York Fireworks
1. New York City, New York

An obvious choice, the Big Apple delivers an Independence Day show like no other, courtesy of Macy’s department store. The nation’s largest fireworks display fires off this year from the Brooklyn Bridge on the East River, a major departure from the show’s historic Hudson River location—a move calculated to allow more New Yorkers to enjoy the show from more points around the city. Show begins at 9:00 pm.

boston fireworks
2. Boston, Massachusetts

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular definitely comes in with a bang! Launching early, on July third, on the beautiful Charles River Esplanade, this ten-thousand-fireworks-strong extravaganza is the whole package: cannons, concerts and fighter jets galore! Fireworks begin at 9:30 pm.

Washington D.C. Fireworks
3. Washington, D.C.

A check off that old bucket list – who wouldn’t want to enjoy Independence Day from our nation’s capital? This has got to be one of the most breathtaking views for the Fourth of July (Psst: the best viewing areas are located on the Mall, near the Washington Monument). Check it out. Light show begins at 9:10 pm.

Chicago Fireworks
4. Chicago, Illinois

Hello, Chi-Town! This year, Chicago’s Fourth of July Freedom Fest takes place on the rooftop at Navy Pier, the Windy City’s purported Independence Day hot spot. The event will feature a full bar, BBQ and a live DJ. As this is an event for all ages (though not the bar part), be sure to get your tickets in advance. Fireworks launch at 9:00 pm.

San Francisco Fireworks
5. San Francisco, California

Featuring free entertainment and a fabulous fireworks display, Fisherman’s Wharf is hands-down the best place to celebrate the Fourth of July in good old San Fran! With Independence Day celebrations taking place all day long, the Bay Area is totally the place to be. We suggest grabbing a spot at Pier 39! Fireworks launch at 9:00 pm.