New York Fashion Week, which runs Sept. 4-11, is days away, and if you’re Hannah Bronfman -- entrepreneur, co-founder of beauty and fitness booking app Beautified, celebrity DJ -- you’ve got a schedule chock-full of things to do. (Previously, the 26-year-old’s itinerary has included everything from DJ’ing fashion label Public School’s after-party to walking in the DKNY show.) But that doesn’t mean the New York native doesn’t find time to play and share her fun with her 81,000 Instagram followers (@hannahbronfman). Bronfman (whose brother Benjamin Bronfman is the founder of Green Owl Records and boyfriend is DJ Brendan Fallis) gives Billboard the lowdown on where she fuels up and gets glam (check out those nails!) in between NYFW shows and gigs.
“It’s nice to go out to dinner during Fashion Week. Cafe Select [212 Lafayette St.] is always fun. There’s tons of runway models hanging out there, ones that aren’t as recognizable that have really cool street style. ABC Cocina is really fun. Latin destination Jack’s Wife Freda [224 Lafayette St.] is the spot for a quick, healthy lunch.”
“For indulging, I love the Shibui Spa at the Greenwich Hotel [377 Greenwich St.]. It’s luxurious. For facials, Joanna Vargas [501 Fifth Ave.] is awesome. She has a cult following.”
“I’m loyal to my nail artist named Mei [@ciaomanhattan2012]. She’s her own situation. She makes house calls. She used to be at a salon. That’s how I first met her. Now she’s working as a celebrity manicurist and does a lot of editorial. I don’t know what will be on my nails this Fashion Week. We totally try to outdo ourselves.”
“During Fashion Week my schedule gets a little crazy. I’m constantly trying to fit in a workout wherever I have an hour free. Beautified has now partnered with 40 of the best fitness places, and with Fashion Week being uptown and in Chelsea, I never know what part of the city I’m going to be in. I’ll do Refine Method [refinemethod.com] or Chaise 23 [chaisefitness.com], or I’ll pop into Body by Simone [bodybysimone.com].”
“My go-to place is Liquiteria [170 Second Ave.]. I get a juice or a smoothie, and they have yummy gluten-free muffins. Ground Support [399 W. Broadway] is awesome. I’m obsessed with this iced mocha latte with almond milk. And Acme [9 Great Jones St.] is good for a nightcap.”
This article first appeared in the Aug. 30 issue of Billboard.