Summer is officially over but that hasn’t slowed us down. Per usual, we’re rounding up the best places to indulge in everything from shopping to eating, and stocking up on printed matter. Look no further for a complete weekend itinerary.
See our past weekend guides here.
The house of Ferragamo helped renovate Florence’s Uffizi Gallery, donating over 600,000 Euros to rebuild eight of its rooms. Previously having housed works by Michelangelo, it now holds paintings and sculptures dating back to the late 15th-century.
Piazzale degli Uffizi, 50129
LONDON: London Design Festival
London’s annual design festival kicks off this Saturday, and it’s not to be missed. Stop by to view the best works from a roster of international creatives and visionaries. To make things easier, our London editor has even rounded up the top 10 must-see events.
33 John Street
LONDON: Ai Weiwei at Royal Academy of Arts
London’s Royal Academy of Arts just opened Ai Weiwei’s first major exhibition in the UK with a vast collection of work spanning from 1993 onward. After attending Weiwei’s largest show in New York, we can guarantee this is not to be missed. Read more here.
6 Burlington Gardens
AMSTERDAM: InterContinental Hotel Van Gogh Suite
This year marks the 125th year since Van Gogh’s death. Various Dutch cities are commemorating the even, including Amsterdam. InterContinental Amstel has created an exclusive suite inspired by the late artist, whose dark and dream-like paintings have been physically manifested through Starry Night-colored walls and sunflower arrangements. Included in the stay package are priority tickets to the Van Gogh Museum, and a chance create your own Van Gogh painting.
Professor Tulpplein 1, 1018 GX
NEW YORK: New York Art Book Fair
Immerse yourself in all things art this weekend at the annual New York Art Book Fair. You’ll find rare editions and beautiful printed matter while enjoying the backdrop of MoMA PS1. If you want to make a day of it, stick around after and explore the space.
22-25 Jackson Avenue
NEW YORK: Totokaelo Open’s Five Story Boutique
Believe it or not, New York City is rather lacking when it comes to tasteful multi-brand boutiques. Sure, we have nearly every brand flagship in Soho, but there’s a void when it comes to beautifully merchandised independent retailers. If you’re unfamiliar, Totokaelo is one of the best online and brick and mortar retailers in America, having just opened an expansive shop in Manhattan. See inside the space here.
LOS ANGELES: Pop Up Flea
It’s Pop-Up Flea season in LA. By now we’re sure you’re familiar with the traveling trade-show style shopping event. Look for brands like sixteen, Freemans Sporting Club, The Hill-Side and more. Get out there and support good businesses!
189 The Grove Drive
LOS ANGELES: Tamara K.E. “Screwed Up Screens”
Tamara K.E.’s new exhibition “Screwed Up Screens” marks her second solo show with Johannes Vogt. Her abstract, cartoonish shapes are created through drawing, screen-printing and using tablets and computers. She’s certainly not obsessed with traditional mediums, and it’s a worthwhile show to visit.
4619 W. Washington Boulevard
SEOUL: New ACNE Store
South Korea’s capital sees another high-end store enter its streets, this time by way of ACNE. ACNE’s rectangular building just opened today, and sits in the same area as Dior’s recently-opened boutique and cafe. The interior is characterized by heavy concrete complemented by soft, reflective fixtures. Housing the brand’s menswear, womenswear, denim, accessories and shoes, the new Seoul store will also sell a special unisex crewneck sweater exclusively in-store for a limited time.
79-7 Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu