If you’re planning a trip to see the Christmas tree at New York’s Rockefeller Center, be sure to make time for three special experiences for jewelry lovers…all within blocks of the skating rink. Begin at one of Manhattan’s fashion-and-jewelry epicenters, the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street.
Tiffany’s New Blue Box Café
It’s a wonder that Tiffany & Co. didn’t institute this until now: a restaurant at its flagship New York store where you can actually eat breakfast at Tiffany’s. Since the November 4 opening of the fourth-floor Blue Box Café, shoppers, sightseers and fans of the iconic 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s have been lining up to get their Holly Golightly (or Audrey Hepburn) on.
Despite an online reservation system, there can be a long wait for a table at the Blue Box Café, so be flexible and consider lunch or tea instead of breakfast. The Blue Box Café is located at Tiffany & Co., 727 5th Avenue, NYC. For hours of operation and reservations, visit tiffany.com, resy.com, or call 212-605-4270.
Downton Abbey: The Exhibition
If you loved the Crawley ladies’ dazzling pearls, jewels and headpieces, head west on 57th Street to “Downton Abbey: The Exhibition,” an immersive experience celebrating the beloved TV show’s manor house, costumes, jewelry and more.
The exhibit puts you center stage in the Downton action by combining the show’s original costumes and props with virtual reality technology. Upstairs and downstairs, you’ll get to “mingle” with your favorite characters from the Masterpiece series.
The exhibition is located at 218 West 57th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue, and ran through January 1, 2018.
Items: Is Fashion Modern? Exhibit at MoMA
Head four blocks south to West 53rd Street for the Museum of Modern Art’s blockbuster exhibit Items: Is Fashion Modern? MoMA explores the past, present and future of style through 111 items of clothing and accessories that have had a strong impact on the world in the 20th and 21st centuries. Iconic pieces include Levi’s 501s, the Breton shirt, and the Little Black Dress, plus a strand of pearls, door-knocker earrings and a Cartier Love Bracelet.
According to MoMA: “Driven first and foremost by objects, not designers, the exhibition considers the many relationships between fashion and functionality, culture, aesthetics, politics, labor, identity, economy, and technology.”
The Items: Is Fashion Modern? exhibition ran through January 28, 2018, at the Museum of Modern Art , 11 West 53rd Street.
MoMA Photo Credit:
Installation view of Items: Is Fashion Modern? The Museum of Modern Art, New York, October 1, 2017-January 28, 2018. © 2017 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Martin Seck