Fall is my favorite time to be in New York because there is so much to do and see. Here are the events that I look forward to…and some suggestions so you can enjoy in style.
September – Fashion Week
Best Prep for Fashion Week: Exhale Spa Blueprint Cleanse
150 Central Park S. between 6th and 7th Aves.
$295 – Ongoing
Juicing is all the rage now in New York…it can be difficult to wade through all the options. Exhale has made it easier with the Blueprint Cleanse "Mind Body Upgrade". Perfect for a Fashion Week fix, this package includes 3 Core or Yoga Classes and a Massage, Facial or Organ Detox Therapy. Dress and tickets to Fashion shows not included in this particular package…but stop by the concierge desk and we'll get you hooked up.
October – Fall Foliage
Best Foliage (and Art) Peeping: Storm King Arts Center
Hudson Valley - 1 Museum Rd, New Windsor, NY
The 500-acre landscape of fields, hills, and woodlands of Storm King's sculpture garden is breathtaking in the fall. The one-hour ride North will fly by as well, while the surrounding Hudson River Valley is exploding with color. As a bonus, you can view over 100 sculptures from leading artists of our era throughout the playfully conceived grounds. Trust us, when you post the obligatory Instagram under Zhang Huan's Three Legged Buddha or Suspended, 1977 by Menashe Kadishman...people will think you're cultured as well.
Bonus: For those who prefer shopping to sculpture, Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets is closeby.
November – NYC Marathon
Best Carb-Loading…Before and After the Big Race: Scarpetta
Meatpacking District, 355 W 14th St, between 7th and 8th Aves.
Let's be honest: a 26-mile race is a really good excuse to eat a bowl of pasta…whether you're running it or not. No excuse is needed to enjoy one of the many tremendous Italian restaurants in the city. One of my favorites is the Spaghetti and Basil at Chef Scott Conant's Scarpetta. As expected, this dish is both elegant and sublimely simple: just home-made spaghetti, uber-fresh tomato sauce and a sprinkle of basil. The Marathon is November 2nd…but we'll be enjoying it well past Thanksgiving!
Full-time New York City resident and part-time professional actor since 2000. Breaks in his acting career allowed opportunities to fall in love with New York’s restaurant, bar, fitness and hotel scenes. Dana now has 4 years of hotel concierge experience, opening Viceroy New York in 2013 after working with guests at another midtown hotel. Dana strives to keep up with the ever-changing New York theater scene and is proud to give guests the whole truth – good or bad -- about Broadway theater.