New York Fashion Week is on from February 9th: here are 5 Swide tips on how to take a break between one fashion show and the next.
After immersing yourself into the New York Fashion Week, you might find yourself aching for something a little different. Here are Swide's tips to keep you busy.
The Frick Collection is a wonderful place to restore inner peace. This mansion, built in 1913-1914, shelters a permanent collection where you can find masterpieces of Western art divided between sixteen galleries. Gaze at the beautiful Goya paintings or stroll through the masterpieces of El Greco, Constable, Corot, Rembrandt and Velázquez. The current Special Exhibition, running through May 13th 2012, is dedicated to Renoir: Impressionism and Full-Length Painting. Don't forget to spend some time in the beautiful, relaxing Garden Court.
Frick Collection, 1 East 70th Street, New York, tel. (001) 212.288.0700
If you are looking for the right place to eat on a special occasion, then choose Crown. Chef John DeLucie most recently opened Crown in a 1930's mansion just a few steps away from The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Upper East Side. Enjoy the continental cuisine menu in a sophisticated setting: sirloin of milk-fed veal, prime dry-aged beef or roasted & braised Muscovy Duck. Fish lovers, fear not: oysters, caviar and tasmanian trout tartare await...And be sure to order Heather Bertinetti’s desserts.
Crown, 24 East 81st Street, tel. (001) 646.559.4880
Shopping is a must in New York, but globalisation doesn't help: where can you find those special gifts? You can find inspiration and great bargains to boot at one the most typical aspects of New York: Street Markets. The East 67th Street Market is one of the oldest in New York, opened in 1979. Held every Saturday, in the indoor section you can find accessories, antiques and collectibles, whereas the outdoor consists of books, seasonal food items and vintage clothes.
East 67th Street Market at p.s. 183, 419 E, 66th Street, tel. (001) 877.436.7658
Want to put the beat in your feet? Then make sure you keep your eyes on the listing of New York’s music hotspot, Terminal 5. A venue that creates intimacy within in a crowd of 3,000 excited concertgoers and boasts two towering balconies that offer amazing views of those playing. It hosts both amazing musicians that are on the cusp of big things and acts that range from theatre to art. Terminal 5 is part of the Bowery Presents empire and offers something for everyone.
Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St. at 11th Ave, tel. (001) 212.665.3832
Village East Cinema
Why not indulge in 1920s glamour and rest your feet at the famous Village East Cinema. Not only can you find the most current flicks being shown here but you will also find yourself in the presence of Louis Jaffe’s beautiful vision, the man who designed the cinema and its interiors lending his inspiration to the Moorish Revival style (popular in synagogues at the time). This place offers the perfect opportunity to claim that you’re simply exploring local history but secretly you just want to put your feet up.
Village East Cinema, 181 - 189 2nd Ave, tel. (001) 212.529.6799
Written by Elisa della Barba and Ben Taylor
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