The Highline has become somewhat of a yellow brick road for the latest in fashion, food and trends: paving the way for all things “Bella” and creative to thrive in the Meatpacking District (MPD).  Highline Stages sits within the heart of the MPD and is New York’s “Emerald City” for events, production, and performances: but is now the chosen venue for Open Market 2014 to call home.

What is Open Market? It is New York City’s hottest event of the year: designed to turn up the heat with sample sales, silent auctions and the latest palette teasers from the trendiest restaurants of Meat Packing District. It is a definite must be at event for all “girls on the go”, as the who’s-who roster of the Open Market’s Host Committee will be in attendance, raising money for the Meat Packing Improvement Association (MPIA). So how do you get in? Well, while clicking the heels of Louboutins with red signature soles, might seem like a fun choice: you will actually need to visit  Open Market’s  website and simply “click” purchase tickets.

However, you might want to put that on top of your “girl on the go” list to do. This event sold out quickly last year and it is easy to see why: with Co-Hosts like legendary designer Diane von Furstenberg, fashion mogul Andrew Rosen, the hottest Hotelier Developer Andre’ Balazs and NYC’s best kept secret event planner Karrie Goldberg. This is a powerful group of community visionaries and Open Market is a unique hip event, that allows you to rub elbows with them.  Also, it is important to understand the value in being part of this lifestyle movement:  as it is designed to preserve the history and culture of the Meat Packing District. The MPD has quickly emerged as the new premiere fashion, restaurant and residential hot spot of New York City.

Doors will open an hour earlier for VIP ticket holders: making it easier for them to snag that perfect DVF Dress or Rag & Bone jacket from the charming “Brit Boys” David Neville and Marcus Wainwright. There is also a buy-it-now option via a silent auction and a VIP Gift Bag!

Open Market, an annual fundraiser, epitomizes beauty in all it represents: from the beautification project to beautiful people… it is without a doubt the event to shop, eat and play. And every guest can experience a community “kiki” moment, as the most fashionable DJ Chelsea Leyland spins her signature Reggae and English Punk mixes. After attending Open Market, I think you will find that there is no place like the Meat Packing District to call home.

I look forward to doing my part at Open Market: and make the Meat Packing District more beautiful one sample dress and plate at a time. I want to try some Sweet Tea and Lemon Fried Chicken from Willow Road and wiggle my way into a DVF dress. And of course, I hope to see some “Bella” girls there to celebrate!

For a complete list of vendors and to purchase tickets…please visit  Open Market online.  Also, feel free to tweet @BostonScarlette,  who you think will have the hottest sample sales to snag investment pieces and what restaurant you would love to taste! For more on being a fashionable foodie, keep reading Boston Scarlette at BELLA BLOG.


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