By Francesca Conlin | May 15, 2019 | Lifestyle
There’s no shortage of shareable things and places in New York, but if you want the perfect ‘gram that hasn’t already been all over your feed, look no further than these new-to-debut spots around the city. Get ready for the likes (and followers) to roll in.
Dive into the world of amika at the colorful and immersive Pop-Experience. Everyone’s favorite New York-based haircare brand is venturing from their home base of Brooklyn to Manhattan to open the dreamy concept space and retail experience aimed at inspiring creativity. Their signature psychedelic pattern will be displayed prominently throughout the space, which features interactive activations such as a hair-styling station and a “hair confessional room.” It’s every color and beauty lover’s dream playground. With so many opportunities to snap away, it’ll also be hard to decide to which photo to post. Open through May 27.
A tropical paradise in the middle of the concrete jungle, this outpost of GITANO Jungle Room has just opened for its second season in Soho. Equipped with massive palm trees, numerous outdoor dwelling spots, a farm, a reflecting pool, a meditation labyrinth and more, the restaurant transports you south of the border. Stop by to take refuge from the crowds and a few photos.
Dubbed “the most interesting store in the world” not only in its merchandise but also its interiors, SHOWFIELDS puts on a show to remember. The four-story brick-and-mortar shop showcases your favorite Instagram brands in the wellness, home and design fields in truly Instagram-worthy spaces. The best part? There’s something new to discover (and share) every time you visit as brands are always rotating.
Coming back fresh for 2019, Rosé Mansion will be a picture-perfect pink experience celebrating everyone’s favorite summer wine. Featuring 14 rooms to explore and snap away through, like a vineyard installation, a 1960s-themed Acid Test and a vintage Airline Lounge, Rosé Mansion makes wine tasting way more fun and ‘grammable. Additionally, RoséLand, part playground and part party space is back and better than ever. Opening June 1.
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds—both inside and outside of this new cocktail spot—The Red Room is exactly what its name describes. The secluded, intimate space saturated in a bright red hue offers friends of Mister Paradise the opportunity to sip and savor craft libations and unique bites all with an Instagram-ready backdrop. It’s soon to become iconic, so snap and post your shot fast before everyone else catches on.
Escape to the tropics and get summer started early without ever leaving Manhattan at The Polynesian. This Midtown spot is an ode to Tiki and features colorful decor and designs reminiscent of the islands of Polynesia. Step out onto the outdoor terrace and you’ll forget you’re in the middle of the city. You might even be able to convince your followers that you’re on vacation—we won’t tell if you won’t.
It’s impossible not to get into the spring spirit when you visit the courtyard at Arlo SoHo. The space has been completely transformed into lush botanical gardens featuring Tiny Gardens Greenhouses, whimsical water features, garden seating, greenery draped all around, string lights, plus grand floral designs and displays. A floral-themed menu featuring the Royal Tea cocktail served in an antique tea set and colorful veggie-focused dishes that are almost too pretty to eat round out the experience.
We’re already obsessed with the elegance of this fine dining spot—velvet tufted seating and to-die-for barware—but we’re taking all the photos of the amazing cocktails, including the Ay Chihuahua, the most luxurious margarita you’ll ever sip or ‘gram. Presented in a glass vessel, the drink is set atop a patch of wheatgrass garnished with salted edible flowers.
Just as much an art gallery as it is a dining spot, Vandal celebrates art, architecture, and global street culture. The design concept features multiple murals in different locations within the venue, including the Secret Garden covered with murals by Shepard Fairey, each bringing elements of the street to life. If you didn’t take a photo while at VANDAL, were you really even there?