In Partnership with Barneys New York
Weekend plans? Me neither. Not that I am anti-social, nor am I disorganized, but my general lack of commitment to the summer is rearing its ugly head in an untimely manner, on what could possibly be called the biggest holiday weekend of the season. And as a result, I’ve got nothing on my agenda.
We’ve partnered with luxury retailer Barneys New York to give all the last minute planners out there a weekend to remember, and exactly what to wear to do it in style. Here’s the procrastinator’s guide to Memorial Day Weekend in NYC.
New York Botanical Gardens Go see Visions of Hawaii, the latest exhibition at New York Botanical Gardens inspired by Georgia O’Keefe. Like Hawaii, NYBG is a balmy tropical getaway, just without the 10 hour flight. Channel your best Hawaii 5-0 in relaxed cottons and on-theme prints. PS, this is a weather friendly option should the sun not shine all weekend long.
Catch the ferry from Fidi to one of the Jersey Shore’s favorite gems – Sandy Hook. The stretch of seaside bliss includes five beaches, two of which are clothing optional. Pack a basket of snacks, throw on your favorite swimwear and get goin’.
Hop on the Amtrak up to Storm King for the new season. Get your nature fix with acres of manicured lawns and contemporary art just an hour outside the city. Pro tip: it’s a perfect date spot to flex your knowledge of the art world and enjoy an open air picnic. Dress the part in some sturdy denim with chic cotton separates and a good pair of walking shoes.