NYC: 5 Things for the Weekend

Apparently this pollen thing that has swept the city isn't limited to NYC borders. In fact it's consuming the entire Northeast under the alias Pollen Tsunami. If there ever was a time to buy Allegra in bulk - it would be now.

Either way, that should not be the reason to enjoy Memorial Day Weekend:

1. Elie Tahari x Vespa

Elie Tahari is collaborating with Vespa and will be featuring their iconic scooters in their NYC + Hampton boutiques. Or should we say Taharized. Each scooter will have seat covers made from the same signature fabrics used in his SS 2015 collection. I'm going to head over and view them myself since it's an awesome Insta-opp (anything for an insta haha). All Vespas will be available for purchase at Vespa Brooklyn

View the Vespas @ Elie Tahari here: 510 Fifth Avenue, NY; 417 West Broadway, NY; One Main Street, East Hampton, NY

2. View the Cherry Blossoms @ Brooklyn Botanic Garden

If you're in NYC, you must (!!) experience the power of the Cherry Blossoms. It's such a spectacular site along with the rest of the garden. Going solo? Bring a book and sit under a tree. Or, bring the whole fam and a camera (maybe some snacks) - great spot to capture a family photo.

Get more info here.

3. Brooklyn Flea Market

I've been making quite the discovery at the Brooklyn Flea (50 Kent Avenue). There are so many different vendors here you're bound to find something magical. My only advice is to wear light clothing (cause it does get hot) and comfortable shoes (birks are a good choice). After you're done shopping head over to Smorgasborg, it's in walking distance, and TRY all of the foods.

Get more info here.

  Image via Thrillist.com

Image via Thrillist.com

4. Northern Territory

Das it you guys! I found my rooftop bar for the summer. This place made it onto my monthly round-up for a slew of different reasons: great views, great crowd, lots of restrooms, bloody mary bar... Okay, so definitely sold on this place after experiencing the bloody mary bar. Either way, a great place through and through! Plus, they serve food downstairs (#winwin).

Get more info here.

  Image via Vice.com

Image via Vice.com

5. Yayoi Kusama's Obliteration Room

Does this photo look familiar? You may recognize it from your instagram feed - I see it daily. And everytime it pops up it's like a reminder to quickly go and catch the installation. It's a pretty cool concept too. Before you enter the room you're given colored dots (stickers) and to place anywhere in the room - it's an interactive experience if you will. I'm a huge fan of Yayoi Kusama and have caught her experiences and works each time they're in town. She never disappoints but instead in inspires me to create.

Get more info here.