Pop-ups, whether it be restaurants, bars, stores or events, have become a worldwide trend in the past years. The concept is that these utilize unused spaces for special events that last a few hours, weeks or some even become permanent establishments due to their popularity.
Read on to discover my current pop-up recommendations!
1. Diner en Blanc
This invite-only elegant picnic event founded in Paris is held in 25 cities around the world, aiming to “recall the elegance and glamour of court society”. It is usually held at a secret yet popular city landmark which is revealed on the night of the event. All dressed in white, diners are treated to an unforgettable experience, where each brings their own table and a 3 course meal.
The night is full of good food, great company, live music and sparkles. The event only happens once a year in each city, so keep checking their website for when it’s coming to yours! For invites please contact me.
2. Clubhouse Jose Ignacio
Punta del Este in Uruguay is often referred to the St Tropez of South America, becoming one of the chicest places to vacation in the southern-hemisphere summer.
Oasis, a luxury rental company, launched the members-only Clubhouse Jose Ignacio in December 2013 and is open select dates through to April. Reserve one of their guest rooms to enjoy sunset drinks, daily pool parties, guest DJs and an exclusive beach front.
3. The Marc Jacobs Tweet Shop
This year’s New York Fashion Week will welcome a Marc Jacobs pop up shop where customers will not be able to pay in dollars but rather with their use of the hashtag #MJDaisyChain across social media.
The shop will open February 7 to 9 in Soho, New York. Visit to enjoy a comfortable lounge with food, drinks and accessory giveaways throughout the day.
4. The Pop-Up Hotel
Pop-ups are not limited to restaurants or events. The Pop-Up Hotel tours Britain, following the most popular festivals, retreats and events. It’s best described as glamorous camping, offering services which you may expect in boutique hotels.
For those of you attending the Glastonbury festival in June, be sure to consider this hotel as an accommodation option!
5. Yoshi Bar
Students in Seian University of Art and Design in Japan have created a space out of reed grass for them to meet up in the campus. It’s abstract design is such that it is highly portable and recyclable, and was put together in only two days.
Pop-ups appear and disappear quickly so keep yourself updated on what’s going on in sites like http://popuprepublic.com or your city’s Time Out magazine. Have you been to any pop-ups?