As if the crowds in the city aren't annoying enough during every other season, in the summer they become unbearable. Even more tourists walking leisurely as they glance at their maps, sweaty shoulders brushing against you as you wait to cross the street and old ladies' sun umbrellas smacking into your face - trust us, you need to escape the heat in the city this summer. Here are some ways you can do just that without trekking all the way to the Hamptons or Martha's Vineyard.
When the Peruvian couple Ursula Sayan and Pascual Saco decided to get married in New York City, they knew they had to do it in style. With a reception held at the beautiful penthouse of the Ramscale Studio in the West Village, Arturo De Noriega planned and crafted a memorable event to showcase the launch of his party planning endeavor La Fete.
Today is International Kissing Day, so, we're talking all things lip-locking. From the innocent, hand-holding goodbye kiss with your college bae, to the drunken, 2 am, post-bar scramble, they're all here. How many have you checked off?
We've seen Carrie through every fashion moment life can throw in one chic gal's way - stints with a best man, trips to Paris, baseball games and elite parties. Needless to say, we will always consider Carrie Bradshaw a fashion legend (albeit fictional) up there with the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy. We've compiled a few of our favorite Sex and the City outfits beyond Carrie's infamous tutu that hold their own over a decade after the show's conclusion.
Looking forward to a slow week after the 4th? Well think again, we're booked solid and so are you! From a private party at The Standard to the annual Young Members Party at The Met, we will have you praying for rest.
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. That's right. It's the Bikini's 70th birthday - and thus, National Bikini Day. Not only does this mean that your itty-bitty, teeny-weeny, yellow polka dot bikini is older than your Grandmother's chicken noodle soup recipe, but also that you have all the excuses to extend your holiday weekend one more day. I hope you're not too red, white, and bloated because we've gathered a guide of the best places to boast your favorite bikini in NYC. Sun's out buns out, ladies.
These youngsters are using Instagram to its full potential. They're pushing past the arbitrary bounds of gender, art, and aesthetic and slowly taking over both social media and the world. From fashion feminists to up-and-coming artists and It Girls - forget the rich kids, it's all about the Insta kids.
Too much animal print, nipple rings, and Chinese food? Who knew you were cast in Hangover 3. From shots called the "bitch face" to going home with a guy that introduces himself as "Mr. Worldwide," a night out at some of NYC's sketchiest spots is sure to be the best, worst decision you've made all year. Head to these bad news bars for a questionable night (and morning).
A mini arts haven is flourishing right in the middle of the bay. Thanks to steady revitalization efforts, Governors Island is transitioning from a former army base to a mini-borough of sorts, filled with more fun than the some full-sized boroughs. This National Park is a quick, cheap ferry ride away and offers up everything you will ever need this summer.
Don't get us wrong, we could listen to Beyoncé's Lemonade every single day, but sometimes you just have to switch it up. From EDM's upcoming duo, Louis the Child, to the ~mysterious~ NYU student that blew Pharrell away, we have the inside scoop on who you should be jamming out to on your way to work this summer.