New York City feels like the most inspiring city that you can always find something artful and interesting simply walking down any street. From our stay at the gorgeous Ludlow Hotel, to the dreamlike Sleep No More show, to the stunning The Apartment by The Line, the Big Apple never ceases to inspire me. Here are a few of my favorite things to do during my Thanksgiving stay in NYC.
Located in the lower east side neighborhood of Manhattan, Ludlow Hotel has a lofty industrial vibe with brick walls, oversized windows and stunning views of the New York City skyline. The hotel designer Sean MacPherson did an amazing job and the place is simply gorgeous. Rooms feature custom four poster full beds, silk rugs and furry throws on chairs. These small details add touches of luxury and softness. The bathroom is my favorite and has lots of gorgeous details – marble sink, black-and-white tiles, and golden brass fixtures. The vintage and industrial accents and the mix of rich and old furnishings make the hotel pretty unique. Behind the cozy lounge is a lovely garden for serenity and relaxation. Ludlow Coffee Supply sits next to the hotel and has nice atmosphere, too. I love the minimal and bright interior design style and their mocha.
180 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002
176 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002
Sleep No More
Sleep No More is a great show that incorporates the audience in a dreamlike and unique world. Based loosely on Macbeth, it’s an off-Broadway show that tells a story about ambition and guilt through sensational interactive theater experience. The show takes place at the fictional McKittrick Hotel and there are five and a half floors and many rooms to explore. The audience need to follow performers and watch the show through various pov characters. After entering the hotel, the audience are given white masks to wear all night and the performers are the ones not wearing masks. There are many reasons for the audience being masked, for example, it’s easier to focus on the action and distinguish between performers and non-performer people around you. I followed Lady Macbeth for the first cycle and I absolutely love her performance. Yet I missed the famous witches scene for the second cycle so I’ve made up my mind to definitely go back and watch Sleep No More again!
530 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001
The Apartment by The Line
“The idea of The Apartment came from a desire to show how items lived within the context of a home.” by co-founder and executive creative director Vanessa Traina.
Designed by co-founder and executive creative director Vanessa Traina, The Apartment by The Line is a beautifully curated shop and showroom in Soho. It’s a loft apartment style shopping store to explore and purchase refined goods in the setting of a home. This is a space that makes you want to just live there or basically own everything displayed in the store. The Apartment reflects the landscape of NYC perfectly with fire escapes, original floor and open loft design. When you walk in, you’ll be amazed with the designer’s artful taste and selection of goods. Here everything is for sale, from the tasteful furniture in the living room to the curated selection of kitchenware, to the modern and sleek clothes in the wardrobe and the skin care products in the bathroom. Even if I can’t afford shopping here, I still enjoyed looking and admiring the designer’s taste. I really appreciate the aesthetic of The Apartment, as opposed to considerations like the price.
76 Greene St, New York, NY 10012
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