The perfect summer vacation combines relaxation and fun—and you didn’t need to jump on a plane to get there. This year, Carrera Escape returned to NYC for a third time with a rooftop soirée at the Mondrian Soho hotel. Attending guests took a break from the big city grind to get pampered with soothing amenities including complimentary massages, tranquil morning yoga sessions and a brow bar. Event attendees previewed the latest Carrera sunglass collection and sipped on specialty cocktails and beverages while mingling to tunes spun by DJs Jeffrey Tonnesen, Mike Nouveau, Lucas Walters and Franco V. In the evening, the open rooftop turned into a nighttime rendezvous surrounded by spectacular views of NYC. Guests danced under the stars to special performances by Rye Rye and Samantha Ronson and The Undertakers, with Paul Sevigny, Theophilus London and Mia Moretti providing the DJ sets.

On the west coast, Carrera Escape returned for a second time at a poolside bungalow at the famous Chateau Marmont hotel in Los Angeles. Tinsel town guests tried on the latest Carrera sunglass styles and sipped on drinks and cocktails while listening to the beats of DJs Chris Masterson and Myles Hendriks. An exclusive, celeb-studded party took over at night as guests including Rosario Dawson, Jamie Lynn-Sigler and Mischa Barton rocked out to Samantha Ronson and The Undertakers, and DJ sets by Rumer Willis, Ana Calderon and Jonny Abrams.

The Carrera Escape began in 2009 as an urban retreat for celebrities and influencers to experience in their own cities. This special “getaway” provides a relaxing environment to unwind in by day and a party atmosphere to indulge in by night—the ideal combination of R&R and festive revelry for Carrera’s “fast-laner,” jet setting guests.   

—Christine Yeh

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Carrera Escape at the Chateau Marmont in LA—Actress Rosario Dawson; Actress and model Jaime King; Actress Jamie Lynn-Sigler

From top:
Carrera Escape at the Mondrian Soho in NYC—“Glee” actress Dianna Agron; Musicians Samantha Ronson and The Undertakers