By Carly Petrone/John Friia
New York City is officially gearing up for Fashion Week. If you need a place to recharge, here are a few fashion-forward events that can help.
Chef Zac Young + Designer Peter Sam: Pasta Couture For NYFW
1000 3rd Ave.
New York, NY 10022
Get out of the cold and stop into Bloomingdale's on the Upper East Side for a special cooking demonstration on February 15. Chef Zac Young will collaborate with designer Peter Som to create a visually beautiful and flavorful dish. Head up to the 8th floor to find out how to make red and white beet ravioli with herb ricotta, quail egg yolk, and brown butter truffle sauce. Event begins at 6 p.m. and admission is free to the public.
Chalk Point Kitchen
527 Broome St.
New York, NY 10013
Warm up with an activated charcoal cocktail over Chalk Point Kitchen. This delicious drink is made with fresh pressed lemon, vodka, champagne, and activated charcoal. Pair it with one of their healthy dishes like Heriloom Purple Carrot Noodles, Twice Baked Avocado, or Ancient Grain & Wild Rice Grape Leaves. Definitely try their Vegan Red Velvet Brownies with bittersweet chocolate and maple glaze. No wonder Victoria Secret models like Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner frequently check out this SoHo hot spot when they're in town.
Limited Edition Fashion Sketch by Holly Nichols
Popular Instagram sketch artist Holly Nicholas is teaming up with Triumph Hotels to capture your fashion week outfit. Come see Holly to get your outfit sketched alongside iconic New York landmarks like the Empire State Building, the New York Public Library and more. Celebrate your street style by booking an appointment via Triumph's Facebook page. This event takes place February 13 – February 16.
PorTrey's Runway Streaming Party
The Work Inn
295 Madison Ave.
New York, NY
Now you can cozy up to fashionistas and make the most out of NYFW thanks to fashion and beauty website, PorTrey. Recharge during this runway streaming party on Saturday, February 11. You can chat with style bloggers and editors while checking out what's hitting the runway this season. Attendees will receive free mini makeovers by Lyne Cosmetics, enjoy free wine tastings, and can enter a raffle for the chance to win beautiful beauty goodies. To enter, bring a Valentine's Day card to donate to the children at the Pediatric Multiple Scerlosis Center. You can also make one at the "Seal it with a Kiss" bar that will be set up at the venue. Winner will be announced at 4 p.m., leaving you plenty of time to schmooze. The part starts at 1 p.m. and tickets can be found here.
1 Little West 12th Street
New York, NY 10014
One of the Meatpacking District's premiere restaurants brings the excitement of New York Fashion Week to their dining room. Bagatelle will host its annual "Kiss Don't Tell" party with Nolcha Shows on February 15. The industry dinner party will be complete with live entertainment and a delicious three-course prix-fixe menu with a glass of bubbly for $55. The Nolcha Shows are a staple during the biannual event and is a platform that allows cutting edge and innovative designers the opportunity to showcase their collection to a global audience.
Milk & Cookies Kids Spa
1196 First Avenue
New York, NY 10065
Adults are not the only ones to experience fashion week. Little fashionistas can get pampered at the My Little Pony Pamper-Me Pop-up Spa at Milk & Cookies Kids Spa on the Upper East Side from Feb. 9-17. Children and parents can relax between shows, play with all new My Little Pony-themed products, and enjoy exclusive treatments, including the "Rainbow Dash" -- a colorful side ponytail with highlights and glitter -- or the "Rarity," a manicure package with cotton candy-scented scrub.
52 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013
New Yorkers can head to Tribeca for a new take on fashion with Her Velvet Vase on February 8 from 6-9 p.m. This new NYFW event features shopping, complimentary beauty services and a silent auction. The silent auction, which benefits The Nylon Project to feed the homeless, comes with with tickets to sporting events and concerts, wine baskets and fashion items.
The Bowery Electric
New York, NY 10003
Fashionistas can dance the night away at The Bowery Electric with Mixology Clothing Company on February 8. With drinks flowing, people can shop the full-line of custom band tees by Mixology to sounds of the new girl-group EmergencyTiara and DJ Gina Bon Jersey in the background. Mixology has become one of the premiere clothing boutiques in New York City and has expanded to Westchester and Long Island.
W New York – Union Square
201 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10003
Art and fashion collide at the W New York-Union Square with PoP Up at the W gallery throughout fashion week. Collaborating with Pursuit of Portraits, the hotel will transform five guest rooms into an immersive photo exhibition focused on different genres -- including street fashion and travel. Guests of the hotel can upgrade their stay with a unique experiences Pursuit of Portraits experience, including photographed helicopter tours and a private portrait lessons. Click here for more.
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John Friia is a freelance journalist and native New Yorker writing about food, drinks and lifestyle. You can follow his adventures on Instagram.
Carly Petrone is the founder of Petrone on the Rocks, a lifestyle site about food, drinks, beauty, travel, and more. She lives in New York City.
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