It goes without saying that I had the absolute time of my life this past month traveling to New York for Fashion Week. So much so, it was difficult to leave, as I felt very much at home amid the fast-paced pulse of the city. I’ll definitely be back soon, and maybe permanently. Stay tuned…
I got many great recommendations for places to eat, drink, and simply explore, and found some of my own along the way, and am excited to share them with you!
Eats & Drinks
The Anthony (Greenwich Village): FAVE of the trip, hands down. This spot is elegantly old-world New York, and is a newcomer on the dining/drinks/lounge scene, opening this past fall. In one word? Phenomenal. It was a recommendation by a friend, whose hometown friend was one of their creators, and it turned out to be my favorite of the trip, and one of my top five dining spots EVER. Yeah, it’s THAT good. They have fusions ranging from French Onion Fondue to the best chicken you’ll ever eat. Seriously. Plus, a bar that has a flawless Manhattan ON TAP? Sold. Cool story: Real Housewives of NYC was filming an upcoming episode while I was there, so the secret’s about to be out! Go out of your way to check this spot out before it’s booked up months out.
4 Charles Prime Rib (West Village): BEST PIE OF YOUR LIFE. If you’re a dessert addict like me, it’s the best I’ve ever had. Plus, it’s a late night spot, which is amazing, if you’re tied up for dinner elsewhere. I hear the food is equally amazing too. Check it out.
Russ and Daughters Cafe (Lower East Side): BAGELS. Because NYC. Their bagels and bialys are amazing, and they even have options for caviar and champagne. It was an obvious yes for brunch.
Joe’s Pizza (Greenwich Village): It came to me recommended as the best pizza in New York, and it did not disappoint. I grabbed some slices for dinner on my last night there, and cannot wait to go back for more.
BlackTail (Battery Park): From the creators of Dead Rabbit comes a new Havana style bar, with a cocktail book full of amazing libations. As a crafted cocktail aficionado, I was hooked after my first drink. If you don’t want to deal with the drama of wait times at Dead Rabbit, this place is just as good and just as cool.
Maison Premiere (Williamsburg): I agreed to go to Brooklyn to check it out, and that should say it all: Oysters and crafted cocktails, two of my favorite things. This place is DEF worth the trip out of Manhattan.
Rent the Runway Flagship: How much does it suck to travel with a million outfits or several winter coats? No response needed. I rented several coats for this trip and didn’t have to pack a damn thing. They even offer Uber rushing, so if you’re too busy to jet over to Midtown, you can have them Uber over your rentals to your hotel or event. Lifechanging.
Glossier Showroom (SoHo): Try your Glossier faves out in person, and chat with their reps about why it’s seriously the best makeup on the planet. The showroom is just as adorable as their website and makes you want to go home with literally everything. Shop my fave picks here.
The Reformation Showroom (SoHo): Try on your fave Reformation dresses in person! I love their designs, but sometimes have qualms purchasing before trying them on. There are so many different designs, and you can get a great idea of how styles fit, so in the future, it’s less confusing when hitting purchase online!
Physique57 (Spring Street – SoHo): I had been told by a client to try this barre class, and holy crap it was every bit as challenging as she made it out to be! I’m a total believer. If you’re looking for something more than a traditional barre class, this is it. High intensity, and hard as hell.
Barry’s Bootcamp (TriBeCa): New York’s studios are renowned for a reason. I took four classes while I was there with some of my favorite trainers, and loved the energy. High energy, no nonsense, and a kick ass runner’s high!
The Cosmopolitan TriBeCa Hotel: This hotel was SO central to every show I attended, as well as super convenient with transit for anywhere I wanted to go for the week. With a subway stop right outside the door, I was able to navigate the city without freezing! Second, the accommodations were gorgeous, and totally affordable. This will be my new home base when I travel to New York.
My most worn items were my fave leggings and pullover from Carbon38. If you’ve never tried ordering from there, do it! The lines they carry are top notch, and customer service is truly unmatched.
Top: Fuller Top, Jonathan Simkhai x Carbon38
Pants: Ripped Warrior Legging, Alo Yoga
Beanie: Faux Fur Pom Pom Beanie, Forever21
Sunglasses: So Real 48mm Sunglasses, Dior, in Palladium/Crystal
Jacket: Zara Down Coat (OLD), similar ON SALE here
Foundation: Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint, Dark
Primer: Hourglass Ambient Light Correcting Primer, in Luminous Light
Blush: Marc Jacobs Air Blush, in Lines and Last Night
Brows: Glossier Boy Brow, in Brown
Eyes: Pastel Goth Palette, Kat Von D
Lashes: Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara, in Black
Lips: Lips: ROUGE PUR COUTURE Lipstick, Yves Saint Laurent in Fuchsia Fétiche
Photo by Lauren from Lauren Bloom Photography