Food, wine trucks, art and shop openings fill this week's "where to go" guide with destinations in Portland, Los Angeles, Seoul, Tokyo, Beverly Hills, New York and beyond. The Tokyo Art Book Fair opens this weekend and is certainly a top destination along with the Photoville 2014 exhibition along Brooklyn Bridge Park. Find something to do this weekend below!
See our other mini weekend travel guides here.
PORTLAND: Union Wine Co. at Feast Portland
Wine in a can? How about wine in a can in a truck? Portland's Union Wine Co. takes their show on the road via their petite wine tasting truck. Much like a food truck, the wine truck rolls through and offers a sipping of Union Wine Co.'s offering. Find them this weekend at Feast Portland.
Various locations in Portland (schedule)
TOKYO: Tokyo Art Book Fair
Six years strong, the Tokyo Art Book Fair features more than 300 exhibitors selling everything from photography books to zines across countless disciplines and regions. Such shows are essential for independent publishers and book sellers, so stop on in and support the arts! Find more info here.
Kyoto University of Art & Design Gaien Campus in Kita-Aoyama, Minato Ward
NEW YORK: Hermès Silk Bar Pop-Up at Grand Central Terminal
Commuters running through Grand Central in need of a scarf or handbag can now stop by the Hermès Silk Bar pop-up. The luxury maker's temporary boutique is open through January 2015.
89 East 42nd Street
BEVERLY HILLS: Saint Laurent Re-Opened Stores
As Saint Laurent puts it, their newly reopened men's and women's Beverly Hills boutiques are "a physical embodiment of the brand’s realigned visual identity." Inside the shops, visitors will discover not only their ready-to-wear collections but also vintage furniture, and in the women's boutique, works by Jean Royère, Paul Dupré-Lafon, René Prou, and Jacques Adnet to name a few.
469 North Rodeo Drive
NEW YORK: Sandro Homme Workshop
Manhattan is the site for Sandro's first men's pop-up shop. Housed inside a temporary space in SoHo, the men's boutique carries the French line's full collection of garments and accessories and sits directly across the street from their women's shop (both to combine at another location in SoHo soon). Every month, through the end of the year, Sandro Homme will feature works by emerging contemporary artists who will paint live in the workshop.
145 Spring Street
BROOKLYN: Photoville 2014 at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Stop by the Brooklyn waterfront for this great exhibition featuring more than 50 photo exhibitions housed inside (and some outside) repurposed shipping containers. There's tons of programming around this exhibition, so stop by their website for more information. Photoville runs through September 28.
334 Furman Street
Hedi Slimane's rock musician portraits will be exhibited at La Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent through January 11, 2015. The music-themed exhibition includes a video installation alongside the portraits as well as a limited-edition book to accompany the show.
5 Avenue Marceau
MILAN: Marni Flower Market
What sounds better than celebrating Marni’s 20th anniversary in Milan? Probably celebrating with them at Marni’s Flower Market. Go revel in Marni-inspired flower designs, shopping bags, Japanese porcelain pots, and mroe on Sunday, September 21. Go here for more info.
Via Enrico Besana, 12
SEOUL: The Cycle de l’Eau Cactus Shop
Paek Sung Hyun has dabbled in all sorts of artistic endeavors, but this is his most unique yet: owning a cactus shop. Hyun’s shop, Cycle de l’Eau (“water cycle”), includes cacti planted in Campbell's Soup cans, a la Andy Warhol, and customized pots carefully placed throughout the store. Check it out here.
SEOUL: Thom Browne Women’s Store
Thom Browne expands the brand to one of the most prestigious fashion malls in Seoul, The Galleria. This follows the opening of Thom Browne's first women’s store in Japan as well.
LOS ANGELES: Parachute Market, A Biannual Design Fair
Across 30,000 sq/ft of warehouse space, Parachute Market, a biannual design fair, showcases dealers selling new and vintage furniture and other goods. In their words: "Parachute Market offers a platform for timeless objects and enduring design with an innovative marketplace of furniture, decorative objects, and fashion by emerging and established artists, designers and collectors."
1000 N Highland Avenue