Pop-ups have become a wonderful way to test and explore new products, showcase talent, and even flaunt real estate! They add an element of retail excitement to any block and, although they’re fun to shop any time of the year, there’s something special about stumbling upon a pop-up on your warm weather stroll. Harlem is ripe for the summer pop-up, and here are three spicy venues you’ll want to be sure to visit while they last:

Jerk to Go
Summer pop-up Jamaican restaurant at MIST Harlem

Okay, I think most of us will agree that Uptown needs more Caribbean food. Well, look no further as MIST has just transformed its terrace into a Jamaican get-away, boasting Jerk chicken, salads, tacos, corn-on-the-cob, specialty drinks and more purveyed by Jerk To Go. The outdoor space has been playfully curated by Michael Escoffery, who artfully turned MIST’s street-side patio into an outback Jamaican experience with murals, sculptural installations, and a makeshift graffiti fence that pulls the (once gloomy) overhead
scaffolding right into the party! The pop-up just celebrated its one-week anniversary and will remain open throughout the summer. Open everyday except
Monday. Jerk to Go @ MIST Harlem, 46 West 116th Street, NYC.
Visit Jerk To Go on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/jerktogousa


The Style Marc Store
Elegant home touches presented by Event Designer, Marc Wilson

Premier Event Designer, Marc Wilson, manages his enterprise from a private, street level space at the bottom of Edgecombe Ave. This is where he and the  MWD Lifestyles team create their magic – which includes designing and setting the stage weddings, corporate events, and other top-shelf engagements. This summer, Wilson thought he’d have a little fun by opening up his garage-style doors to introduce The Style Marc Store. The pop-up includes a unique arrangement of elegant and specially curated objects for the home, and from around the world, and offers a glimpse into his creative world of floral and event design. Hours are 11am-6pm daily; open ’til 7pm on weekends. The Style Marc Store, 105 Edgecombe (btwn. 139th & 140th).
For more info contact: info@mwdlifestyles.com

The Sugar Hill Market
Fashion & Lifestyle shopping at La Maison Harlem

This curated designer market pops up twice per month in Harlem, and has taken up residence at one of our favorite galleries and guest houses: La Maison d’Art. Here, you may find anything from indie and local designer clothing for women and men, to art, home accessories, memorabilia, and culinary delights. Remaining summer dates include: Sundays July 10th & 24th, and August 7th & 21st @ La Maison d’Art, 259 West 132nd Street (btwn. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. & Frederick Douglass Blvds.). Visit www.sugarhillmarket.com to find out which of your favorite artisans will be participating!