Lilac Cove Boutique

Lilac Cove Boutique

Lilac Cove Boutique

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Lilac Cove Boutique

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Lilac Cove Boutique

My goal for this weekend was to experience something in NYC that I couldn’t experience anywhere else. With only one weekend left in the area, my husband and I have been doing our best to get all of our bucket list items checked off in the city…because who knows when we’ll be back.

For this goal, comfort was key in the wardrobe department…as this was going to involve some long days and tons of walking! My dress is from Lilac Cove Boutique (out of Australia, and all sizes are Australian – FYI), it is incredibly comfortable, and I love that it is lined for the slightly chillier weather we had this weekend. Also, I can’t get enough of purple! I think it may be my new favorite color.

I am also loving my new ankle booties from Target. They are incredibly comfortable and survived around 14 hours of meandering through the city. (I did unfortunately scuff them up a bit, though. Darn it!) And sorry, in case you didn’t notice…but I am going to be working Star Wars themed clothing into my posts quite frequently now…as we are quickly approaching “The Force Awakens” release date! (I can’t handle my excitement!)

Sleep no more

Wearing our masks for “Sleep No More!”

But let’s talk about what I did this weekend, that is unique to NYC. Last night we went to “Sleep No More.” It’s a site-specific, interactive work of theatre, based around Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The play is in 3 redone warehouses in Chelsea. It is quite the experience, let’s just say! It’s a basically a big haunted house, in a sense. Where actors are milling around, silently performing their roles. Audience members are instructed to remain silent and to wear masks at all times. You may move freely at your own leisure for up to three hours, choosing where to go and what to see (whether you want to follow a specific actor, or try to see several actors perform). You are also encouraged to rifle through drawers, and read letters as you make your way through the eery rooms.

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Photo c/o www.stageandcinema.com

It’s really an experience like no other. And no two experiences are the same. My husband and I were separated almost immediately upon entering the play. And I would highly recommend not trying to stay with your group. You will get a far better experience wandering the rooms alone. My husband and I met up briefly in a room on accident. I ended up finding a hidden entrance in this room and had to get down on my hands and knees to crawl into it. Once I was in the little room there was a “priest” in there praying. He came up to me and whispered in my ear to go to the 4th floor and follow the music to the red room. And I later found out he wouldn’t let me husband enter the room, but gave him a card with a set of instructions instead.

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After our 3 hours were up, my husband and I were comparing scenes we had seen…and we clearly had not seen the same things! Also, fair warning, there’s a good amount of nudity in this play (for both actors and actresses), if that is something that makes you uncomfortable at all.

It was incredibly fun though, to try and keep up with the actors as they raced through the halls to perform their scenes. And to try and find little snippets of information in desk drawers and papers strewn in various places. The rooms contained everything from an old mental institute (complete with children’s beds and blood splatter and padded rooms) to a rather weird enchanted forest to a taxidermy studio…just to name a few. Seriously, this was such an awesome and unique experience! If you are planning on visiting NYC, I would definitely include Sleep No More in your plans!

But I will stop babbling about Sleep No More now, as I am sure you either think this sounds horrifying…or you are intrigued and would rather I not give away the whole play! Haha.

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And I am curious, does “Sleep No More” sound like something you would try? Let me know in the comments!

Where to find it:

Dress: c/o* Lilac Cove Boutique
Boots: Target
Tights: Express
Purse: Torrid (similar)
Coat: Forever 21 (Old)
Necklace: Rocksbox (Use code “haveclotheswilltravelxoxo” for a free month!)

Sleep No More tickets: here

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26 thoughts on “Sleep No More

  1. Bethany Grace

    What a fab dress, it looks amazing with your hair! You look gorgeous as always! Have a good Monday,
    Bethany xx

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  2. AmandaBrezovsky

    Beautiful! Love the purple dress with booties and that they’re both comfortable. It looks like you had a great last weekend in NYC. I haven’t done anything quite like Sleep No More, but it looks and sounds like quite an exciting experience!

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  3. Laura

    I’ve always wanted to go to sleep no more! I have a friend that goes every year and she says it’s always a completely different experience. It’s something I would definitely try, if just for the experience. There was an interesting Freakonomics podcast about it, you should check it out!

    Laura

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  4. Mona

    Goodness! Sleep No More does sound like something that would make me sleep no more. Hah! Terrifying! I got chills just reading what you experienced. Nope, I think it requires more guts than what I have. haha!
    You look lovely in that purple dress. It’s one of my fav colours too 😉

    Much love,
    Mona

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