While you’re on your way home from work today, winding down your Tuesday evening, I want you to imagine yourself on the 22nd floor of one of the finest hotels in Midtown, Hotel 48LEX.
Now, I have to say, getting here was definitely not as easy as initially planned. I always like to put in a lot of effort when I plan NYFW to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Little did the forecast predict that there was going to be a massive snowstorm on Thursday, the day of our flight. First flight cancellation and a new flight later that day, only for us to arrive at the airport to find out that our second flight had also gotten cancelled. After talking to every airline possible, and throwing back a few cocktails since we were missing a majority of our shows, Stephanie and I booked the first flight possible leaving Friday morning.
24 hours and two connecting flights later, we finally landed in NYC. Arriving at our hotel never felt better, especially as we entered the elevator to go to the top floor. As you enter your master suite, you pass a cute small kitchenette, only to be greeted by a beautifully laid out living room. The best part? Entering the bedroom and looking out at a panoramic view of Midtown. It was absolutely.beautiful.
Five o’clock quickly came around and Steph and I went to The Lounge for happy hour. From 5-6pm the hotel offers complimentary wines from South Africa and an assortment of cheese and crackers. In the morning, they have a really great selection of breakfast foods and beverages to get your day started. If you’re craving a sit-down meal that’s a little more upscale, the Lexington Brass is conveniently attached to the hotel, and their chicken parmesan is a definite must-have! We quickly felt settled in and comfortable, and we were ready to tackle our first show and launch party with Milané Noir.
After a long night, we naturally had to request room service the next morning because who doesn’t get room service when staying in place like this?! I can’t even begin to explain how amazing it was to sit in bed, sipping a hot cup of coffee with all of Manhattan’s natural light flooding the bedroom.
As much as I wanted to stay in bed and enjoy the views all day, a trip to NYC can never be too relaxing when you’re there for Fashion Week. I’ll save all of Fashion Week’s details for next week’s post where I’ll recap some of my favorite shows! For the meantime, keep on scrolling for some of my NYFW looks ❤