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“A bad day in New York is still better than a good day anywhere else.” Just ask Carrie or the other 8 million people in NYC. We are off to NY to discover everything new and happening–along with the perfect place to rest your head. As if you will ever sleep in NY.
Does being married or single influence Where2Stay? Do you want your hotel hip & modern (perfect for singles (S), or quiet & elegant (perfect for married (M))? Sometimes you want to “marry” the two. (MS)
Where2Stay – The Library Collection Hotel’s – Offering fantastic value, unparalleled service & amenities (all offer free WiFi, complimentary breakfast, wine & hors d’oeuvres) befitting a 5 star hotel. Who says nothing in New York is free?
The Library Hotel – In Midtown, ideal for those who read–we know you exist! Enjoy books in your room or head to their free reading room. Have a romantic getaway in the special “Love” room with private terrace overlooking Madison Ave. An oasis awaits in their rooftop poetry garden & terrace. (M/S)
Elysee Hotel –Location, location…Romantic & elegant, located on 54th St between Madison Ave and Park just steps away from the Madison Ave shops! Offering free passes to NY Sports Club, water, Belgian chocolate & comfy but elegant rooms, its NYC at its best. Traveling alone? Dine at the famous Monkey Bar Restaurant. You never know who you’ll meet! Turn heads here wearing a Saint Laurent Biker Jacket (M/S)
Casablanca Hotel – Steps away from New York’s phenomenal tourist attraction- Times Square! This boutique, European-style hotel is great for couples on a romantic vacation and families. Escape from the hustle & bustle of New York to the upstairs exclusive club room, Rick’s Café. (M)
Hotel Girafee —Embodies the grace of a giraffe! In Manhattan’s hottest new neighborhood-Nomad! Visit their unique rooftop garden. Great value. *Speaking of NoMad it’s the newest area to meet men! (S)
Where2Dine – Newest hits
Gato – Celeb chef Bobby Flay does it again w/ Mediterranean cuisine. Toro – warehouse, meatpacking district, loud, fantastic Spanish tapas; it saves you a trip to Barcelona! General Assembly – Quality Meat & Italian owners brings farm to table dining. Try Claudette for Provencal cooking, Batard for those who wish to actually dine (another Drew Nieporent hit & Bar Primi, a hit from day one in the Bowery. Head to the East Village for the edgy, hip and cool.
Where2Play – Whether day or night there is always a place to go! From Bergdorf Goodman, to Jeff Koons at the Whitney to the Split Rocker in Rockerfeller Center – it never ends.
Gilded Lily – Once a private club, now open to the public. Down a freight elevator this gold dusted club offers a sunken dance floor. Wednesday night is “Feel Up” where Paul Sevigny and other NY celebs can be found. Look for sister Chloe.
Grand Banks – Lower anchor on the hottest new Oyster Bar in New York City. Sail along on the last of fleets of schooners that sailed the Grand Banks.
Sheltering Sky – The new hot place Brooklyn. Formerly known as the King & Grove Williamsburg, the McCarren Hotel has created The Rooftop Bar. Sit back, relax, enjoy the view.
Madison Avenue is loaded with hidden gems and consignment shops. Stroll to our favorite store Michael’s, in business for over 60 years. Affordable designer labels! Stop by Encore, the first consignment store to open in the USA. Expect to find everything from Givenchy, Chanel, Alexander Wang and Rick Owens. Visit Roundabout’s newest location on Madison and 82nd.
New Store Openings – The Bay Plaza Mall: first shopping mall to open in the NYC area in almost 40 years, set to open on August 14th, Georgia NYC, small boutique with a wide selection of vintage women’s clothing, La Petite Mort, Lower East Side, vintage shirts that are now becoming collector’s items
Upcoming Events – New York Salsa Festival – August 27-September 1st; Spring Fashion Week – September 4th-11th, Burlesque Festival – September 25th-28, four nights of dancing, feathers & lace!
Broadway – Check out Disgraced and The Real Thing opening in October!
Notable Openings: Park Hyatt – Dig deep because this hotel will set you back. Ideal location 57th St. and 6th Ave. Sophisticated & elegant. Opening in the fall: Baccarat Hotel – across from MOMA on 53rd and 6th. Imagine the crystal -For those seeking glamor, celebration, seduction & intimacy. SLS Park Avenue – in the heart of the trendy Nomad neighborhood (S)
New York – the”Big” city. Live the life of Carrie! Fashion week, salsa and burlesque festivals, feathers, and lace. Optimal location for the single girl, hot looking business man, & romantic couples. Meet, mingle and mix during happy hour at the Hotel Elysee.
Where do you shop all day, stay up all night? New York. Not enough hours, not enough money, and there are handsome men everywhere to distract you. Deck out in a brilliant blue tote, 5 inch python skin Alexander Mc Queen pumps, add a tight geometric fitted knit dress. Perfect for the Monkey Bar! Easy to hail a cab in your body hugging…
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A Bean, a 50 foot tall LED “Face” screen and the Magnificent Mile -What do these have in common? Chicago! A second city??? Not any more! Hotdogs, deep-dish pizza, steak & Wrigley Field! Astounding architecture; first class shopping, theater, and the best jazz clubs. Twenty-six miles of beach, 7,000 restaurants, (23 are Michelin), and world class museums. Why go? The better question is why not go?
Introducing Flight Courtier – an internationally based travel company that offers the comfort of First and Business class travel at reduced rates. Think flat beds, champagne, actual food and a treat for desert! Real service with a smile! Arrive at your destination refreshed, unwrinkled and ready for business . Please be sure to tell them Wear2Where sent you!
Does being married or single influence Where2Stay? Do you want your hotel hip & modern (perfect for singles (S)) or quiet & elegant (perfect for married (M))? Sometimes you want to “marry” the two. (MS)
Where2Stay – World renowned Peninsula- Rooftop cocktails, Romantic Dinner and Tea Time
Peninsula Hotel- Whether on business, a romantic getaway, or single vacation the “Pen” is just steps away from shopping on Michigan Ave & Gold Coast dining. Modern but w/a European flair. Service exemplary! Be sure to visit the Shanghai Terrace bar for a taste of the exotic. Wearing your Pollini heels will catch someone’s eye (M/S/B, for business)
Thomson Hotel – Rest your weary feet at the Thompson Chicago. Feels like home but much more glamorous. With its hip interior, swanky bar, Salone Nico, fabulous in room rain showers you won’t want to leave. A perfect escape. (M/S)
Wit Chicago-It all about being “witty” at this cool high designed hotel. Perfect location with “one of three top rooftop lounges in the world. Perfect for the single girl. (S)
Soho House – newly opened hip “members only” hotel located near fabulous restaurants and clubs by Fullerton Market. Luckily for us the bar and restaurants are open to the public! (S)
Gibson’s Bar & Steakhouse- Come in hungry! Classic steakhouse with large steaks & enormous martinis! Perfect businessman spot! The Girl and the Goat– Top chef winner Stephanie Izard ‘s hip, always jammed cool spot. Excellent eccentric menu w/ items like “Pig Face & of course goat! Cicchetti -Venice meets the Midwest voted best new restaurant 2014, The Pump Room for lively elegant atmosphere; great date or girl’s night. Perfect lighting! RPM Steak- Be seen at this hot new spot w/your jewel drop earring in this modern steakhouse, owned by celebrities Bill and Guiliana Rancic. Book way in advance! Have the kale salad and the Duke steak!
Redhead Piano Bar- Chicago’s premier piano bar, Three Dots and A Dash- New hot Tiki-style bar – cool music; perfect for a girls night out.Try their “Painkiller”. The Violet Hour: Luxurious, trendy, and mysterious speakeasy; For something different hit Untitled Burlesque .
Don’t miss Andy’s Jazz Club and the venerable House of Blues. Your orange Bao Bao Bag by Issake Miyake will surely cause attention. Green Mill– nightly concerts; vintage decor works perfectly with your MSGM jacket. Jazz Showcase– classic Chicago nightclub; The Velvet Lounge– discover up and coming jazz prodigies; near Chinatown
Millenium Park- From LED face screens to the Art institute to the Bean, one of the great parks in the world! Take the Architectural Rive Tour. Visit the Art Institute & Contempory Art Museum. Ride the Loop & don’t forget tickets for the Chicago Blackhawks
The Magnificent Mile (Michigan Avenue) Ikram and Roam for high end designers, stroll Oak St for the best boutiques & ATM cupcake machine! Hop a cab to Milwaukee for St Vintage Underground – one of a kind jewelry. Stroll Bucktown/ Wicker Park. Luxury Garage Sale for high-end vintage !
Fashion Week October 14th-19th
Co-authored by Sydnie Patterson