Friday Feature: Open Houses, Hermes Scarves, Pizza and more!

Happy Friday, everyone!  We’ve made it through another week and there are plenty of fun things to reward yourself for a job well-done.  Make sure to visit an open house this weekend or try your hand at perfecting the perfect pizza pie.  If pizza isn’t on your menu these days and you have an exciting Halloween costume you’re trying to fit into, then check out a chic yoga class in Little Italy or try a CrossFit class – if you dare.

Two Days Only: Explore New York’s Off-Limit Treasures

openhousenewyorkTo celebrate the city’s architecture and design, the 11th Annual openhousenewyork Weekend will once again unlock the city, allowing New Yorkers and tourists alike free access hundreds of sites talks, tours, performances and family activities in neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs. From private residences and historic landmarks, to hard hat tours and sustainable skyscrapers, OHNY gives you rare access into the extraordinary architecture that defines New York City, while introducing you to the people who make the city a vibrant and sustainable place to live, work, and play.

Yoga in a Private Loft

I Am You Yoga Studio
132 Mulberry St
New York, NY 10013

Yoga in a Private LoftGoing to Lauren Imparato’s Little Italy yoga studio makes you feel like you’ve gotten into a super cool, exclusive New York party. After dodging tourists and a million men on Mulberry Street asking you to consider their Italian restaurant for dinner, you enter the spacious loft that’s full of exposed brick, reclaimed wood, and modern art. Imparato’s teaching style is part rhythm and music, part easy-to-access spirituality, and part grueling workout.

Grueling Workout: Brick Crossfit

257 W 17th Street
New York, NY 10011

xfitBrick New York, opened in Chelsea this July, and is already shaking up the no-frills CrossFit box model with 13,000 square feet of space, yoga classes on the schedule, and amenities like full-service showers and a sauna. Another big point of distinction for Brick is the class schedule that includes a lot more than WODs (or Workout of the Day, which is the only class option at boxes). These include cross-training options like yoga, cardio kickboxing, and a signature cardio-lifting class called Triple-X.

Take a Trip to Rhinebeck

rhinebeck comp

Nestled in Dutchess County, in the beautiful Hudson Valley, Rhinebeck is a true retreat from it all.  You can sleep in luxury at one of the local Mansions, Hotels or Inns or you can get cozy at one on of the more casual Bed & Breakfast establishments.  For nature lovers and adventure seekers you can hike and camp at one of the popular sites.  Make sure to dine at Market St. – a modern approach to Italian cooking featuring classic dishes, tender Neopolitan-style pizzas and freshly cut cheeses coming from the Hudson Valley and Italy.

Whiskies of the World: WhiskyFest New York

New York Marriott Marquis Broadway Ballroom
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
October 11th – 12th
PRICE $225

WhiskyFestWhiskyFest offers you the opportunity to taste from a selection of more than 250 whiskies, many of them rare and exclusive. Enjoy single malt and blended scotch, Irish, Bourbon, Tennessee, Japanese, Canadian, and other whiskies from around the world in the New York Marriott Marquis’ elegant Broadway Ballroom.

Homemade Pizza Workshop

Brooklyn Kitchen
100 Frost St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 389-2982
Sat, Oct. 12th
TIME 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Pizza WorkshopYou can make great pizza at home. Peter Litschi and Anthony Falco, two of Brooklyn Kitchen’s favorite pizzaioli, will showcase the techniques to get that perfect pizza pie. Sure, you may not have an 800 degree wood-fired oven, or close to it, but making pizza at home can be a snap with the right ingredients and dough. Each student will make their own personal pizza, with dough made very nearly from scratch, and a variety of seasonal ingredients.

Pop Up: Hermès Scarf Shop

Time Warner Center
10 Columbus Cir
New York, NY 10019
(212) 823-6300
Through October 31st

Hermès Scarf ShopJust in time for the start of the fall season, Hermés kicks things off with a brand new, one-month-only pop up store, centered solely on scarves. Appropriately named the Silk Bar, this cozy little shop has been designed to resemble a mini diner from the 50’s, showcasing the newest silk scarves for the fall fashion season.

Sophisticated Subbasement Club

147 1/2 Mercer St
New York, NY 10012

submercerReached via a freight elevator and a winding basement corridor beneath the Mercer Hotel, subMercer is an intimate Andre Balazs speakeasy that attracts an exclusive clientele of chic scene-sters.

Once inside, the slick and polished artistic patrons lounge on studded red leather banquettes or mingle at the sparkly black bar by the arched colonnades, as LED lights from the chandelier reflect on the gilded mirrored walls to create a futuristic vibe

Claudia Saez-Fromm

An entrepreneur, innovator, and singularly successful real estate salesperson, fitness fiend, foodie, mommy, and fashion fan.

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