With snowfall and chilly temperatures, winter in New York City is best spent indoors in luxe Upper East Side residences like The Kent on 95th Street. Await spring in massive great rooms with ceilings up to 15 feet high, or make a soul-warming dish in your marble-clad kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances. Or, just relax in your bedroom and enjoy the wintry view of NYC.
Yes, The Kent condos offer you a truly elevated way to wait out the cold weather. But another way to escape the elements in this tony neighborhood is by spending hours — or days — exploring the Upper East Side's world-renowned art, fashion, and home arts scene.
Museums abound along Fifth Avenue, from the classic, gilded rooms of the Frick Collection to Frank Lloyd Wright’s monument to modern art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Fashionistas can head over to Madison Avenue to buy warm clothes for the season or a warm-weather ensemble for that winter trip to the tropics. Those with a penchant for home design have a plethora of designer shops and showrooms from which to choose.
In short, whether you're an art aficionado, a dedicated follower of fashion, or a home-goods maven, the UES is the ultimate location.
This year, from Jan. 24 to Feb. 2, the worlds of fashion, art, and design combine during The Winter Show at the Park Avenue Armory. According to AM New York, it’s "a museum where you can actually shop."
Dust off your ideas of antiques and visit The Winter Show for a modern take on decidedly vintage pieces. This isn't your typical moth-ball-scented, crowded, and cluttered antique store experience. This show is a meticulously curated happening in the iconic Armory building. In fact, the exhibition was formerly known as The Winter Antiques Show, but the name was shortened to just The Winter Show — likely as a reflection of event’s contemporary appeal.
Dozens of antique dealers from around the world bring their one-of-a-kind finds to the show where lucky visitors can peruse and purchase everything from ancient Roman artifacts to Americana. And the best part is that proceeds from the show’s opening night party and admission to the show itself benefit the East Side House Settlement, a social and educational program for the underserved in the South Bronx.
What will you find at the show? When you walk into the event (its 66th iteration), you'll find a dazzling collection of everything from bijou jewelry to stately furniture. According to a curator, the pieces are generally 100 years old or older, but there are the sporadic mid-century modern pieces on sale. In addition to viewing beautiful objects, you can speak to the sellers, who will be there to answer any of your questions.
And who knows — you might just find something beautiful for your home at The Kent.