Well, it’s the first Super Bowl in the New York metro-area, and New York is going nuts – but in the best possible way, meaning plenty of food, fashion and fun.
The Castle Hotel & Spa in Tarrytown – now home to the Thai-style THANN Sanctuary Spa, the first of its kind in America – is hosting its first Super Bowl tailgate party to celebrate Super Bowl XLVIII between the Peyton Manning-led Denver Broncos and the Russell Wilson-led Seattle Seahawks. It’s an East Meets West affair at the baronial boutique hotel, with spicy tuna rolls, braised heritage pork belly and “firecracker slaw” and Peking duck spring rolls accompanied by hoisin/sweet chili sauce among the delectable offerings, starting at 4 p.m.
Reservations are required and seating is limited. Overnight accommodations are available, too, with rates starting at $295. For more, call (914) 631-3646.
Nowhere is the Super Bowl bigger than at Bloomingdale’s, particularly at the 59th Street flagship in Manhattan, where you can see a window display of 48 one-of-a-kind Super Bowl helmets created by designers ranging from Alexis Bittar to Vince Camuto. (They are all so imaginative. Alice + Olivia seem to be channeling Seurat with theirs. Badgley Mischka’s has a ruby Mohawk.)
In collaboration with The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), Bloomie’s and the NFL are auctioning off these gems to benefit the NFL Foundation. To bid, visit bloomingdales.com/superbowlhelmets through Feb. 4.
Even if you can’t get to the flagship or take part in the auction, you don’t have to miss out on the action. Bloomingdale’s in White Plains, for instance, has an assortment of stylish women’s team Ts ($68, $58), team wire bangle bracelets ($32) bottle insulators ($12) and shot glasses ($6.99).
Clearly, the store is determined to make this clash between the NFL and the cultural capital of the world a memorable one.
Don’t forget to check out our Super Bowl salute in WAG’s January “Super” issue.