It’s the end of Fashion Month and it’s another successful one for the books. While I only physically attended New York’s, I was avidly watching all the livestream from the other cities. This season, I decided to approach NYFW totally different. Rather than booking 20 shows a day and running to and from the hotel for an outfit change every hour, I packed just one (very full) suitcase and found a hotel all the way down in lower Manhattan.
Q&A Hotel offers gorgeous apartment style living in a beautiful landmark Art Deco skyscraper that is built on the tradition of big ideas. Each suite is inspired by an inventor, and the executive suite we stayed in was inspired by the man who launched the first submarine, John Phillip Holland. The other rooms were inspired by people like Thomas Edison, the Wright Brothers, and Benjamin Franklin to name a few.
Imagine being able to stay in a large spacious place in NYC, let alone a space that is built around the big ideas of these world famous inventors who only asked the big questions in life. It was extremely refreshing to stay in a space inspired by so many ideas and creatives. I had suffered a long (un)creative dry spell this summer and it was the first time I had difficultly tuning back in. Usually doing some yoga and/or meditation helps me get back in the groove, but this time I needed something more. So one week before the start of fashion week I booked my flight, booked my room and off I went. I couldn’t have been happier with my stay at Q&A. The creativity and inspiration that I was surrounded by, in addition to attending fashion week really gave me that refresh I needed to tune back into Simply Jules. This space forced me to ask what if, told me to ask away and reminded me to stay inventive.