Memorial Day weekend is definitely for chilling — but that doesn’t mean you need to spend it entirely in your backyard. This weekend, we have a host of store openings as well as art and dining spots; there’s even Porsche test tracks and a breakfast cafe with beds.
See our other weekend guides here.
LONG ISLAND: Orlebar Brown Pop-Up
Orlebar Brown opens a pop-up boutique in Long Island’s East Hampton. The beach shack-inspired store will house men’s, women’s, kids’ and accessories lines, including collaborations with Emilio Pucci and Alex MacLean. Open through October.
23 Newtown Lane
WAYNE, PA: New Waltzing Matilda Store
Waltzing Matilda’s new 1,200-square-foot retail space in Wayne, Pennsylvania stocks handcrafted leather and silver goods, as well as jewelry, belts, bags, wallets and more items for men and women. The items are made in the USA using locally sourced or repurposed materials.
21 West Avenue
ATLANTA: New Porsche Experience Center & HQ
Spanning 27 acres, Porsche’s new compound in the northeast corner of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport is the company’s largest investment outside of Germany to date. It includes test tracks, eateries, design studios, meeting rooms and naturally, a gift shop.
Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, 6000 N Terminal Pkwy
NEW YORK: Cherry at the Dream Hotel
Located in Manhattan’s Meatpacking district, this restaurant is a lush haven for enthusiasts for traditional and modern Japanese cuisine. Red velvet and dim lighting dominate the design of the space, making for a sensual dining experience. Not to be missed is the sesame-infused whiskey made in-house. Also visit its sister, Cherry Izakaya in Brooklyn, if you missed it.
355 West 16th Street
Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama follows up on last year’s “I Who Have Arrived In Heaven” exhibit with this new exhibition, also at the David Zwirner gallery. This show is divided into two spaces: a white wall gallery of large paintings and statues and a garage-like space for installations.
519 & 525 West 19th Street
NEW YORK: H&M’s Largest Flagship in the World
H&M opens its largest flagship globally in New York’s Herald Square. Spanning 63,000-square-feet and four floors, the retail space carries men’s, women’s and children’s collections as well as Home, Maternity and cosmetics. Each section has dedicated rooms — the space feels more like a department store than one brand label. It’s worth checking out.
Broadway and 34th Street
LOS ANGELES: Frank’s Chop Shop
Frank’s has become a vintage-themed staple around Los Angeles, and in response to its popularity the company has opened a third location on Melrose Ave. In addition to a fresh cut (by appointment only) you can check out the art gallery that is also part of the 2,000-square-foot space.
8209 Melrose Avenue
LOS ANGELES: New Wittmore Store
Wittmore opens shop in the Arts District of downtown LA. The new store is part of a larger project entitled One Santa Fe, which will comprise 25 shops, restaurants and a living space. The store features an area dedicated to pop-ups and installations, which will change each month.
300 S Santa Fe Avenue
BOSTON: Frank & Oak Pop-Up
You may have ordered online from Frank & Oak, but if you’re in Boston now you can visit a brick-and-mortar location. It’s the company’s first location in the US, and you can expect more to crop up as the year progresses. This is a year to year-and-a-half-long project.
220 Newbury Street
LONDON: IKEA’s Breakfast in Bed Cafe
If you’re one of the 50% of Brits who hasn’t experienced breakfast in bed, you should pop over to IKEA, now. The new concept replaces your standard restaurant tables with nice, comfy beds piled high with pillows and blankets. Of course there will be plenty of comfort food, too; just don’t catch the ‘itis and fall asleep.
73a Leonard Street, EC2A 4QS
LONDON: “The Line” Sculpture Walk
London’s first modern contemporary art walk, The Line extends from Olympic Park to the North Greenwich subway station and features artists such as Damien Hirst and Sterling Ruby. Find out more information here.
“Will the touch-screen generation ever feel the pleasure of a freshly sharpened pencil or the frustration of a shattered lead?” This is the question posed by new exhibition “The Secret Life of the Pencil,” now on view at Paul Smith’s London store through June 3. See prints of the writing utensil owned by the likes of Tom Dixon, James Dyson and Peter Saville.
9 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, W1S 4BL
KARLIN, Czech Republic: Bistro Proti Proudu
Czech architecture firm Mimosa’s latest project is this well-designed café, which offers a bistro-style menu alongside coffee. An “In Coffee We Trust” logo greets visitors, while wood and steel make for a contemporary design.
Březinova 22, 186 00 Praha 8
GDANSK, Poland: Puro Hotel
Polish hotel brand Puro opened its fourth location in the city of Gdansk, on Granary Island. The hotel pays homage to the area’s industrial history with sturdy yet refined design. Look inside the beautiful space in the link above.
Stagiewna 26 80-750
BORDEAUX: New Mona Watch Store
Mona opens a store in Bordeaux, France, providing customers with a place to see its products assembled in person. The opening is in conjunction with the brand’s HMS Date Series, highlighting the exquisite craftsmanship behind the brand’s timepieces.
87 rue du Loup 33 000
PARIS: Moynat’s Shop-in-Shop at Le Bon Marché
Moynat has been around since 1849, and the luxury trunk atelier isn’t showing signs of slowing down anytime soon. The company recently opened a “gallery” inside of Paris’ oldest department store, Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche. Due to its prime location, after you’ve finished shopping you can even take in scenic views of the Seine.
24, rue de Sèvres