Ankles aching from those Acnes? Mind reeling from all the small talk? Eyes bleeding from all those looks? Instead of waiting for nightfall to indulge in free, mind-erasing booze, find peace and diversion from all of your self-inflicted (and trendy) agony at some of these temporary pop-ups, meant to cure the neuroses of the fashionable masses during New York Fashion Week.
Get Sketched at W Union Square The DL: The W Hotel is kicking off the season with in-residence fashion illustrators from Parsons The New School For Design in the Living Room of W Union Square. The artists will be sketching fashionable folk and locals looking for a quick retreat—and treat: those sketched will be able to keep their piece of art. When: February 9th – February 17th, 1:30PM-6:30PM Location: The Living Room at the W Union Square
Park Here: Pop-Up Park The DL: This retreat is for everyone sick of the oil-slicked slush covering every curb. Enjoy a bit of indoor springtime with an artificial indoor park brought to Manhattanites by Openhouse Gallery. I visited on a recent night when Urban Daddy and Nobu hosted an indoor movie screening of Kung Fu Panda, but anyone can go daily for just a buck. Bring your own picnic, or pick out lunch from the gourmet food carts. When: Open daily from 11AM-6PM until February 13th Location: 201 Mulberry Street
Lia Sophia Suite Retreat The DL: Jewelry line, lia sophia, will be hosting a lounge suite for weary fashion folks stomping around Lincoln Center. lia sophia co-owner and Creative Director Elena Kiam and Nylon’s Dani Stahl will host the lounge, offering up a space for people “to recharge their body and electronic devices” and get their makeup touched-up by the Bobbi Brown cosmetics team. Also on hand: booze. When: February 13th—15th, 10AM—7PM Location: The Empire Hotel, 9th Floor, Suite 924