This weekend the options are endless: You can “just do it” in New York, shop until you drop globally, and have sampling of gin in a Tel Aviv hotel, among other things. Here’s our list of happenings to get your days-off started right.
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LONDON: Sandqvist Store Opening
Stockholm-based accessories retailer Sandqvist is celebrating the opening of its first standalone store outside of Sweden. Located on London’s refreshed Berwick street the 920-square-foot space features designs inspired by Scandinavian traditions and nature. Pop in to shop the best of the brand’s newest offerings.
79 Berwick Street
TEL AVIV: The Library at the Norman Gin Bar
Tel Aviv welcomes its first-ever gin bar at the Norman Hotel Library bar. The space, designed by David D’armada, serves as a backdrop for patrons to enjoy a number of classic gin cocktails. There are also a number of tapas and small bites on offer so don’t be afraid to drink, eat and be merry.
Nachmani Street 23-25
NEW YORK: Nike Air Max Con
Sneakerheads can unite at Nike’s first Air Max Con, organized in celebration of the unofficial holiday “Air Max Day”. Nike has decked out the temporary space with memorabilia that pays homage to one of its most iconic sneakers. Stop by for a number of immersive activities, and the chance to vote on your favorite Air Max of all time.
Skylight Clarkson Square
HONG KONG: Art Basel Hong Kong
The latest leg of Art Basel has landed in Hong Kong, and if you’re an art-loving traveler or resident it’s a worthy place to spend a day. Stop by the esteemed fair to catch a glimpse of some of the brightest names in Asia and Asia Pacific’s contemporary art scene.
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center
NEW ORLEANS: The Ace Hotel New Orleans
It doesn’t get much better than the Big Easy, especially when the latest Ace Hotel franchise is calling it home. Situated in the Warehouse District, guests staying in the 234-room lodgings can easily access the city to enjoy enough hurricanes and beignets to wish they never had to go home. Laissez le bon temps rouler.
600 Carondelet Street
TORONTO: Livestock Nike Air Max Day Pop-Up
New York isn’t the only place getting in on the Nike love. Toronto retailer Livestock is also catching Air Max Day fever with a dedicated pop-up shop in its Spadina location. Among the sneakerhead dedicated details are display houses and a custom art installation by TAVA.
116 Spadina Ave
LONDON: New Dover Street Market Location
Dover Street Market recently opened the doors to a five-floor London location, expectedly full to the brim with some of today’s most coveted contemporary designers. The opening was documented in photograph by none other than designer of the moment Gosha Rubchinskiy. Stop in to shop and people watch.
There’s a first time for everything; in the case of artist Sterling Ruby this is the first time he’ll be putting his full archive on display. Ruby has been working on the project since 2008 when he first designed a workwear inspired button-down and trouser out of scraps from a soft sculpture production. Check out the installation to see how the work has grown.
7A Grafton Street
Laura Roughneen succinctly describes the exhibition as follows: “Historically reserved for royalty and religion, Victor Solomon transforms the tradition of stained glass by producing backboards adorned with jewels. Disparate narratives surround the artworks, in what Solomon describes as, ‘a religious devotion to sport; the athlete as modern-day king of court.'”
548 West 28th Street
LOS ANGELES: The Best Street Art in LA
The first official day of spring has come and gone so there’s no excuse not to get outdoors. Instead of the usual, try out a city-wide free art tour. What’s freer and less museum-level-quiet than street art? Click the link to see our suggestions on what to check out.