6 Ways to Add Some Luxury to Your Life This Weekend
It’s no secret we appreciate a good happy hour and $3 dumplings. But sometimes we like to live large, too—luckily, in NYC, we get plenty of opportunities. Bring on the diamonds and Champagne: Here's how to have the most luxe weekend ever.
Saturday 1 p.m.: Celebrate with an Iconic Brand
We’ve been swooning over Cartier watches since the ’80s, so when we heard the French jeweler was taking over Indochine this weekend (to celebrate its Panthère de Cartier collection), we pretty much jumped at the chance to join. Stop by tomorrow to try on the watch, pose in an interactive photo booth and sip Cartier Champagne from the best vending machine ever. Oh, and maybe even hang with beauty (and Instagram) queen Olivia Culpo.
Saturday 7 p.m.: Feast Like a Queen
In our dream life, we'd have eaten at every single one of NYC's Michelin-starred restaurants...multiple times. But even in our non-millionaire state, we're happy to settle for the more affordable ones on the list (there are quite a few), like Uncle Boons and Faro. (Go ahead, order an extra appetizer.)
Saturday 9 p.m.: Have a New Old-School Drink
Finish off your evening with cocktails in one of the city's grandest watering holes: Grand Central Terminal's The Campbell (formerly the Campbell Apartment). The historic spot just reopened with a shiny new update and even a few new spaces. One major change? There's no longer a dress code—do with that what you will.
Sunday 11 a.m.: Upgrade Your Jewelry
You've got summer weddings to dress for, and even if dropping $4,000 on a single accessory isn’t in the cards right now, your love of fine jewelry doesn’t have to go unrequited: Flont.Club allows you to rent stunning contemporary and vintage pieces from designers like Mimi So and Paige Novick for five days (or a full month for members).
Sunday 2 p.m.: Bliss Out…While Shopping
There's nothing like a Saturday retail therapy sesh, but somewhere between cosmetics and shoes we could use some time to recharge. Thankfully, Saks Fifth Avenue agrees: It’s launched Saks Wellery, a wellness-focused pop-up, for the summer, complete with salt rooms, manicure and brow-grooming stations, a K-beauty boutique and even on-site workout classes. (Because for most of us who aren’t Carrie Bradshaw, “shopping is my cardio” doesn’t cut it, sadly.)
Sunday 5 p.m.: Get Fit on Demand
Speaking of working out, we’d totally have Madonna arms if we, too, had a personal trainer showing up at our door whenever we wanted. But now we might have to come up with another excuse, because SoQuick, a new fitness app, offers just that: on-demand personal training for as low as $45 a session. (That’s only $8 more than a SoulCycle class + shoe rental, people.)