Weekend Roundup in NYC: Chillhouse, Smorgasburg and The Shady Ladies

Chill at your will at the newly opened café-spa Chillhouse on Essex Street, an all-in-one relaxation zone where you can get a cup of joe, an epic artistic manicure by Lady Fancy Nails, or pop in for a 50-minute ($69) or 80-minute ($99) massage depending on your mood. Or all three if you’re feeling indecisive. Chillhouse is the younger sibling of Den Hospitality’s The Garret, Dinnertable, and Dullboy – and just as cool. 149 Essex Street.


Georgia O’Keefe: Living Modern at the Brooklyn Museum takes a different spin on the artist, exhibiting details of her identity and progressive persona, key paintings and rare photographs. Georgia O’Keefe rose to international acclaim for her paintings of otherworldly blooms, landscapes and scenery of New York and New Mexico, and continues to be a symbol of feminism today. Brooklyn Museum, March 3 – July 23, 2017.



The moment we’ve all been waiting for: Smorgasburg is back. Feast at your leisure and enjoy a selection of the city’s best cuisines all in one go. Every Saturday in Williamsburg (opens April 1) and every Sunday in Prospect Park (opens April 2).


Bar Masa, chef/sushi legend Masatoshi Takayama’s outpost in Columbus Circle, debuts its new Go-Go happy hour menu, served daily from 3:00-5:00pm with dishes and cocktails worthy of an appreciation tweet. Dishes include Yellowtail Wasabi, Black Bean Fried Chicken and Beef Suji Skewers paired with refreshing spring cocktails including the Rising Suna rye bourbon cocktail with house-made clementine marmalade, a hint of yuzu and mint served over crushed ice. Cocktails starting at $14, dishes ranging from $6-$18. Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle.


Learn the secrets that hang in the walls of the Met; the scandal, the mistresses, the courtesans – every saucy detail you could imagine – in The Shady Ladies of the Met Museum tour. The Shady Ladies Tour is a 2-hour exposé that explores the scandalous lives behind the paintings; the Met as you’ve never seen it before. Sunday, April 2 at 2:15PM. Tickets on sale here.