As I mentioned earlier this week, I am working with American Express during this season’s New York Fashion Week. The mission: to experience fashion week through the eyes of an American Express card member (which I also happen to be). And may I just say that life is really sweet when you are an AMEX card member during fashion week.
First rad perk being the Skybox. Um, insane! I first experienced the American Express Skybox years ago when fashion week was at Bryant Park, I saw the Betsey Johnson runway show. Now of course the Skybox is at Lincoln Center and it is better than ever.
I don’t frequent sporting events (are you shocked) but I do know that when you watch a game in the skybox, it’s a pretty big deal. Same goes during fashion week. There are comfy chairs, a great view, snacks, drinks, magazines … you name it, the AMEX Skybox’s got it.
I watched the Tadashi Shoji runway show from the Skybox (more on that later) and the experience was so much cooler than sitting in the actual show. If I could watch all the shows from the Skybox I totally would.
Second awesome perk: complimentary car service! Yes, you heard me correctly- complimentary car service by Mercedes-Benz. Just head over to the American Express lounge and book your driver to take you anywhere you want.
This isn’t some crusty old Mercedes either, this is a brand new and completely gorgeous Mercedes-Benz with TV screens and everything. So good. Plus, the drivers are super nice and compliment your outfits.
Ready for more perks? How about these apples …
– Complimentary coat check because carrying a big parka around Lincoln Center is not chic
– Free green juice and healthy snacks at the American Express Refresh Bar
– The most helpful people ever working at the lounge who will assist you with whatever you need including reservations at top NYC restaurants
– Special card member only shows and Q&A sessions with the designers (I sat in on a Q&A session with Tadashi and it was awesome)
Being a card member is pretty cool huh? Thank you to American Express for spoiling me rotten during NYFW.