It’s almost September, which means one thing: New York Fashion Week is just around the corner. Hailing back to 1943, when it was simply called ‘Press Week’, Fashion Week is without a doubt New York City’s largest media event and draws millions of impressions and opportunities for designers to connect with the industry. If the schedule isn't enough for you, we give you the lowdown on what to do during your stay.
Where to stay: ST REGIS HOTEL
2 East 55th Street, Midtown, New York, NY 10022
With its grand and gilded interiors, The St Regis offers a third of its rooms as suites. The hotel is steps away from Saks Fifth Avenue and in sight of Bergdorf Goodman, yet remains blissfully quiet. The hotel also has history: the Beaux Arts building dates from 1904; the Bloody Mary was invented here by bartender Fernand Petiot in 1934 and Salvador Dali once lived here.
Where to eat: THE SPOTTED PIG
314 West 11th Street, New York, NY 10014
Providing a bit of home-from-home, this English gastro pub is popular with celebrities such as Anna Wintour and Natalie Portman. British chef April Bloomfield, who spent four years and London’s River Café alongside Jamie Oliver, serves up a mix of British and Italian dishes.
What to do: GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM
1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street, New York, NY 10128
One of the world’s greatest modern art museums. Restored in 1992, it offers paintings by all the greats - Picasso, Kadinsky and Miró to mention a few. So if you’re all fashioned out, why not visit a gallery instead?
(Written by Rachael Fletcher)