‘Bright lights, big city’ are typically the words that come to mind when describing Times Square, the infamous epicenter for flashy billboards, selfie sticks and a sea of fast fashion chains that could overwhelm even the most seasoned of shoppers. Any real New Yorker knows it’s preferred to avoid 42nd St. at all costs, but when THE STAYCATIONERS learned that the MOXY had opened in the heart of Manhattan, their intrigue couldn't be kept at bay.
Doned in a vibrant mix of fur, jewels and other high fashion favorites, they headed straight for midtown to explore this millennial playland for themselves.
THE SPOT: MOXY Times Square | 485 7th Ave, New York, NY 10018
THE STATS: 612 camping-inspired guest rooms | Urban Amusement Park AKA Magic Hour | Pet Friendly | Local, sustainable seafood via Legasea restaurant | Copper wrapped Bar Moxy | 24/7 Fitness Center for your Kanye-approved workout plan
PERFECT FOR: Getting your "glamp" on in the Big Apple
THE STAYCATIONERS settled in after a long haul uptown, and prepared for their adventurous evening ahead with a GINGERCHI skin care regiment. A girl's gotta get her glow on, you know?
The next stop in this hotel funhouse? A indoor/outdoor lounge that doubles as a carnival in the sky. Featuring five distinct environments, MAGIC HOUR is the hotel rooftop bar, reimagined. With epic views of the Empire State Building, antique carousel lounge seating, state fair-inspired bites and a kinky-cool putt-putt course, it's everything your Instagram could ever want — and more.
Cat wears a Jacqueline Then top.
Backgammon, foosball, life-size Jenga...if you're in the mood to play, Moxy's the place to be. Throw in some designer duds courtesy of Dreams on Air and THE STAYCATIONERS were feeling fiercer than ever (and ready to win).
When it comes to Saturday night plans, THE STAYCATIONERS never mess around. And they always dress the part. In anticipation for a buzzy dinner reservation, they layered on the silk, fringe, velvet and fur. Because if you don't command the room, why even bother stepping out?
Cat wears Pablo Garibi jacket. Jordyn wears Sorelle by FDL flatforms and a NARCISS by Alise Trautman skirt. Alexandra wears a Stacey Wang leather bow tie. Kelsey wears a Stacey Wang leather bow tie and Ainslie Devoe dress.
Special thanks to our stunning guest staycationer, Jordyn Kraemer of @theblondevagabond