Location: Chelsea, NYC
Fashion: Shoe Obsession
Show time: See website for schedule; Through April 13
Venue: Fashion Institute of Technology
Food: Pop Burger
Drink: Gaslight Lounge
Miscellaneous: Amy’s Bread
Shoe Obsession examines our culture’s ever-growing fascination with extravagant and fashionable shoes. The exhibition features over 150 examples of the most extraordinary shoe styles of the 21st-century, highlighting the new concepts, constructions, materials, and types of embellishment that have positioned shoes at the height of fashion. Burger joint in the front, upscale lounge in the back, the menu at Pop Burger includes basics like 2 pop burgers for $5 for a quick fix or if your lounging, the likes of tuna tartar with soy truffle jus ($15). The Gaslight Lounge, a great hotspot bar in the meatpacking district, is dark and cozy while affordable for the area. If you don’t know Amy’s Bread, when you order a sandwich at a café or restaurant in the city, ask where they got the bread. There’s a good chance it’s from Amy’s because she’s one of the best bread makers in the city.