I’m so behind on getting my diary on New York Fashion Week up (Paris Fashion Week just started, which gives you the idea of how I’m about three weeks behind), but better late than never. I make the trip to New York every single February for fashion week – or I have at least for the past three years – and I finally feel like I have the hang of fashion week now. Fashion week is its own kind of hell: long lines, insane crowds, and a lot of very entitled people. But when the lights go down and the music starts, it suddenly all seems worth it.
I really ate my way through this trip, too (there are a lot of great places in NYC, ok?). Two my favorites are Baby Brasa on the Lower East Side and Baker and Co. near West Village. Baby Brasa is delicious for light yet filling Peruvian food – I highly recommend the sweet potato fries. Baker and Co. has some of the most amazing eggs benedict I’ve tried in New York, which is an accomplishment.
I went to three separate shows (I was scheduled to go to nine – whoops!) and all of them were a great experience. I don’t have any incredible trend reports for you, or break downs of each and every show – but I will recommend that you check out Saku New York if you haven’t yet. It was a fantastic experience and I got to go to a Chinese couture show, which was a feast for all of the senses. There’s an energy with NYFW that inspires creativity in everyone and even though every year I say it’s going to be my last one, it never will be.
But every trip comes to an end, and I found myself back in Chicago at the office before I knew it. Fashion week is a blur of trying to Instagram, Snapchat, and take photos all at the same time. When I’m back at work, it isn’t too much different. I mentioned that every year I think it’s going to be my last NYFW – because it is it’s own kind of stress.
Once I returned, I had the opportunity to check out George the Salon’s new Digital Detox massage. This massage focuses on the muscles in your neck, back, and arms that are affected by technology. I wasn’t sure how much different it would really be from a traditional upper body massage, but it made a huge difference. I felt as though the masseuse worked on all of the muscles in my neck and shoulder that are affected by being bent over the computer.
I love the opportunity to go to George – they always treat me incredibly well there, and this new service is highly recommended for anyone who works in an office or needs to put down their phone for a second.
Let me know if you’ve been out to New York recently, if you have favorite spots, or if you plan on making it out to George the Salon soon!
Digital Detox massage was provided free of cost by George the Salon. All opinions and thoughts remain my own.