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In some ways, Dior’s legacy is bigger than Christian Dior himself. The exuberant founder started the French luxury house in 1947, and his name soon became synonymous with haute couture collections of voluminous proportions and sensual bust lines.
Dior collaborated with Roger Vivier for the house’s first shoe collection, created the iconic Bar Jacket for which the house is known, and set forth a path of fashion innovation for the six creative directors who would succeed him. There was Yves Saint
Laurent, who was hired as Dior’s first assistant and went on to become the house’s second creative director, bringing ethereal modernity to the label with the Trapeze collection. More game-changers followed—John Galliano, Raf Simons, and finally, the
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THE LEGENDARY HOUSE CELEBRATES 70 YEARS OF HIGH FASHION WITH A LOOK BACK AT THE CREATIVE DIRECTORS OF ITS STUNNING PAST.
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MIX MASTER DVF’s new creative head, Jonathan Saunders, brings a love of prints—and a deep knowledge of the brand—to his post.
18 // LETTER FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF 20 // LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER 22 // THE LIST 27 // INVITED
COVER STORY 32 // NO ORDINARY JOE Joe Jonas—frontman of pop music’s zaniest band of misfits—talks about new music, finding his voice, and why the typical post-boy-band career path just isn’t for him.
SCENE.STYLE. SPACE.SELF. 37 // SIX AND THE CITY This spring brings with it half-adozen can’t-miss events from Brooklyn to Broadway!
40 // MIX MASTER
47 // DROP THE MIC!
With a confident, print-centric Spring collection, Jonathan Saunders debuts as DVF’s first-ever chief creative officer.
With celebs giving him endorsements and his first single getting glowing reviews, Stanaj is the hottest artist to watch in 2017.
42 // THE WHOLE NINE YARDS
48 // ORDERING INN!
Hudson Yards emerges on the west side of the city as the hottest new place to be!
Haute hotels are changing the restaurant game by opening the hottest spots across the city.
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Welcome spring with subtle lacework, floral details, and a sophisticated neutral palette.
As buds burst and nature blossoms, watchmakers offer a riot of color in pieces that bloom on the wrist.
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52 // OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE ’HOODS Three new hotels tap into the Brooklyn boom.
54 // ON THE BRIGHT SIDE Start the year anew with these bold beauty looks and fresh launches.
mash-ups of color, texture, and shape showcase fashion eclecticism at its best. The ultimate accessory: bravado!
Save a spot in the city’s hottest fitness classes to sprint, spin, and strengthen your way through the season.
56 // ROAD TO RICHES From the Spring runways to the interior design world, gold statement pieces are trending.
FEATURE 60 // OPPOSITES ATTRACT Spring’s overriding trend: Modern
New York couples are saying yes to multi-location festivities.
70 // A NEW YORK CLASSIC A couple’s whirlwind wedding has its roots in the city’s heritage.
72 // A MILESTONE MOMENT The New York Public Library provides a grand backdrop for the most meaningful of vows.
74 // EVERLASTING ELEGANCE Put a modern twist on classic pieces with diamonds that go on forever.
A MILESTONE MOMENT Nate Berkus (left) and Jeremiah Brent tied the knot at the New York Public Library.
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78 // IN THE CLOUDS Look no further than the East End for the dreamiest wedding venues!
THE SOURCE 80 // SCENE.STYLE. SPACE.SELF. Here’s your one-stop guide to NYC’s hottest restaurants, shows, shopping, and more. The latest: Gucci, Union Square Cafe, and the Walker Hotel get reimagined with stunning renovations for 2017; Tracy Anderson launches a new fitness hub.
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THE SOURCE We have the intel on New York’s swankiest new eateries—and so much more! here: Le Coucou, one of the best new restaurants of 2016.
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From music to fashion, there are some fabulous new faces in town! New Yorkers are all about evolution, really. Jonathan Saunders has been handpicked by Diane von
Furstenberg as the first-ever chief creative officer at her fashion label, Joe Jonas is touring a new album with his fab and fun band DNCE, and we go behind the scenes with both of them. Getting VIP access to deliver the inside scoop and a first look at who to know and where to be in New York is part of Gotham magazine’s DNA. In this issue, we unveil our definitive guide to all things cool with a new section called The Source. It’s a destination at the back of the magazine for what New Yorkers want to know and need to know, from Tracy Anderson’s new uptown studio to legendary restaurant Union Square Cafe’s new digs. We’re also interviewing insiders about their favorite spots, and this issue’s Secret Sources include celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck and jeweler-
to-the-stars Jennifer Fisher. Spring in New York allows us to shift ourselves back outdoors and celebrate new beginnings. There is no better place to celebrate the season’s freshest blooms than the cherry blossom festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. We give you a sneak peek of the event plus five other stylish things to do this season. It’s impossible to embrace the start of spring without a fresh look at our wardrobes (think crisp whites, poppy prints, and pinks), our restaurant wish lists (it’s all about restos in hotels these days), and our playlists (check out Stanaj’s EP and, of course, DNCE’s new self-titled set).
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I’m thrilled to have Joe Jonas on the cover of this issue and to announce an exciting new music partnership with Republic Records! Not only is Joe a force in the music industry, helping to push pop forward in new and exciting directions, but he is also an absolute sweetheart. As the weather gets warmer and the days become longer, there are so many new places around the city that are must-do experiences this spring. Hudson Yards is a new neighborhood for the next generation and the largest construction development in the city’s history in almost a century. As a place where New Yorkers can live, shop, work, and dine, it’s changing the landscape of the west side. The 1Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is another game-changer, this time along the Brooklyn waterfront, with stunning architecture and a mission to embrace the community by highlighting local artisans and chefs. The views are
extraordinary, with the bridge to your right and the Statue of Liberty to your left, and it’s only a two-minute ferry ride from the Seaport. Drinks at sunset are a must! This issue includes Gotham’s gorgeous Bridal section, highlighting four special couples, the most exquisite weddings, and diamonds galore! There are so many options for that one-of-a-kind wedding in the greatest city in the world. Our editors always have their finger on the pulse of the newest and hottest trends. Our Spring Fashion issue is so bold and vibrant that you’ll want to put away your winter wardrobe immediately. Enjoy the issue!
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THE WINTER SEASON BOASTED SOME OF THE CITY’S MOST DECADENT PARTIES AND EVENTS.
Winter issue cover stars Chris Weidman (left) and Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson have a red-carpet moment with Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach.
Winter in New York was a season of generosity, new beginnings, and landmark occasions. From the first-ever UFC fight at Madison Square Garden (featuring our Winter issue cover stars) to new partnerships and businesses coming together to donate to worthy causes, it was a magical time of year for our city. Miracle on Madison Avenue was a great success, raising funds for The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, with a wonderful kickoff party to match. Gotham also partnered with Lands’ End and Consorzio dell’Asti D.O.C.G. on some of the city’s chicest events.
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GOTHAM’S UFC COVER CELEBRATION Gotham celebrated the release of its Winter issue with cover stars and UFC fighters Chris Weidman and Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson at the new Megu, located at the Dream Hotel Downtown. Guests danced to beats by DJ Chris Bachmann, toasted the stars with cocktails by Double Cross Vodka, and enjoyed hors d’oeuvres by Megu chef Frances Tariga-Weshnak. The evening featured a UFC training simulator, which gave guests a glimpse into the cover stars’ experience in the Octagon.
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Megu served up a delectable array of hors d’oeuvres.
Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson and Pia Wurtzbach
Jake Phipps, Adam Weiss, Valerie Greenberg, and Matt Sheldon
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KICKOFF PARTY FOR MIRACLE ON MADISON AVENUE
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Gotham co-hosted a kickoff celebration for the 30th annual Miracle on Madison Avenue benefitting the pediatric programs of The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Guests such as David Morea and James Adams gathered at the elegant 12 East 88th Street for the celebration before hitting the streets and shops to benefit the hospital.
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SHOPPING FOR MIRACLE ON MADISON AVENUE On December 3, New Yorkers shopped at Madison Avenue’s luxury boutiques—many of which offered Chateau d’Esclans’ Whispering Angel rosé, macarons, and other treats—as part of Miracle on Madison Avenue. Participating stores donated 20 percent of the day’s sales to the Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. BMW vehicles shuttled shoppers along the avenue, the Taste of Madison Avenue tent offered food from the area’s finest restaurants, and musicians performed on two dedicated stages.
Shoppers sipped Chateau d’Esclans’ Whispering Angel rosé.
Julia Weinzimer and Chelsea Dekoff
Diana Ilya and Beatrice Talavera
Rita Shukhman Lands’ End team The Lands’ End pop-up shop in Soho
LANDS’ END & GOTHAM SHOPPING EVENT WITH BCRF Gotham partnered with Lands’ End on an exclusive shopping event in support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Guests explored the latest Lands’ End collections and received custom sketches from fashion illustrator Brooke Hagel, all in the new Lands’ End pop-up shop in Soho. Relish Caterers provided light bites, paired with Anna de Codorníu brut rosé.
Donna Roblen and Ashley Dehle
Anna de Codorníu brut rosé was served throughout the evening.
Illustrator Brooke Hagel
Chanel Church and Jasmin Rivas
Richard Armstrong and Maria Grazia Chiuri
Jane Trapnell, Sidney Toledano, and Peter Marino
GUGGENHEIM GALA 2016, MADE POSSIBLE BY DIOR
The city’s cultural powerhouses came together at the 2016 Guggenheim Gala, where the best in art, music, and entertainment gathered under one roof to celebrate the achievements of the past year. Stars like Anne Hathaway, Kate Beckinsale, and Banks, all dressed to the nines, came to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and mingled with boldfaced fashion names such as Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri, Valentino Garavani, and Karlie Kloss. The festivities included a performance of John Zorn’s “Praise.”
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK SAGLIOCCO FOR GETTY (LANDS’ END); COURTESY OF DIOR US (GUGGENHEIM GALA)
Adam Shulman and Anne Hathaway
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROY ROCHLIN FOR WIREIMAGE (A NIGHT WITH MOSCATO); AMBIKA SINGH (BIJOU BLANC RELEASE PARTY)
Annalie Axelson and Jaana Otero Johanna Jasin and Anna Murguia
A NIGHT WITH MOSCATO D’ASTI D.O.C.G.
Luigi Coppo, Marco Dogliotti, Gianpiero Scavino, Stefano Chiarlo, and Andrea Costa
Consorzio dell’Asti D.O.C.G. partnered with Gotham to present “A Night with Moscato d’Asti D.O.C.G.” at Midtown Loft & Terrace. Guests joined various winery principals on a journey to taste and learn about the esteemed Moscato d’Asti D.O.C.G. variety. Vince Carbone and Andrea Costa were among those who enjoyed gourmet hors d’oeuvres, pastries, and Lindt chocolates to complement the wines, and guests such as Connor McCue and Erin Hall posed for photos at an interactive photo booth.
Giancarlo Voglino, Ornella Franco, and Mariana Nedic
Anneliese Elizabeth, Jeanette Silverstein, and Vince Carbone
Connor McCue and Erin Hall
Guests toasted with flutes of Célange’s latest sparkler.
Austen Stein, Allison Ullo, Cali Zimmerman, Sarah Wenig, and Michelle Gabe
Cole Jaeger, John Delucie, Robert Stepanian, and Christian Pascal
BIJOU BLANC RELEASE PARTY
Justin Tuinstra, Laura Daley, Georgie Milne, and Ben Adler
In collaboration with Gotham and HGU New York hotel, CJ Imports debuted the newest iteration of its luxury French sparkler, Célange, with the highly anticipated stateside release of the Bijou Blanc line. HGU’s Michael Namer gave the exclusive toast in the 1905 lounge of his new boutique hotel nestled in the heart of Nomad. Guests such as Austen Stein and Frederick Lesort celebrated the night with the elegant new blanc de blancs cuvée.
Frederick Lesort and Carolyn Byl
NO ORDINARY JOE Joe Jonas, the soft-spoken frontman of pop music’s zaniest band of misfits, talks about new music, finding his voice, and why the typical post-boy-band career path just isn’t for him. By OUSSAMA ZAHR
Photography by DENNIS LEUPOLD
Joe Jonas can trace the turning point of his career to a single piece of advice that led to the creation of DNCE, the funk-infused dance-rock band that seemed to emerge, fully formed, from an explosion at a disco-dust factory in 2015. “I’ll never forget the conversation I had with my manager,” says Jonas. “He was like, ‘You need to get this band together, do what you want to do, and just go have fun.’” Judging by DNCE’s first single, the freewheeling dance-pop confection “Cake by the Ocean,” Jonas and his bandmates—bassist and keyboardist Cole Whittle, guitarist JinJoo Lee, and drummer Jack Lawless—took that decree dead seriously. The music video, directed by the creative team Black Coffee and Jonas’s then-girlfriend, supermodel Gigi Hadid, takes the song at its word. There is a massive, 12-foot-tall slice of cake—based on the strawberry-topped emoji cake, naturally—set up on a beach for a cake-fighting competition that seems to take its rules from dodgeball. A crowd of pretty young things in swimsuits gathers on makeshift risers. Social-media influencer Josh Ostrovsky, aka the Fat Jew, makes a slow-mo, Baywatch-style entrance looking like a gonzo sumo wrestler in tiny swim trunks, his ponytail sticking up from his head like an antenna. He faces off against a bevy of models and proceeds to clobber one after the other with cake and frosting as he dodges their volleys, graceful as a dancer. Someone in the crowd swipes through the dating app Bumble. Ostrovsky pours White Girl rosé all over himself. The members of DNCE bounce around antically on a bandstand. The entire enterprise is so self-aware and fluent in millennial culture that it practically defies criticism—it’s too in on the joke. Even the name of the song is a goof: Swedish producers Mattman & Robin kept confusing “sex on the beach” with “cake by the ocean” in the studio, and the band ran with it all the way to the top of Billboard’s Adult Pop charts and a win at the MTV Video Music Awards for Best New Artist. With a fun and fresh new album, the self-titled DNCE, and a 2017 calendar filling up with headlining tour dates, the 27-year-old Jonas is
coming into his own, but it took some time for him and his eventual bandmates to arrive at DNCE’s impetuous, carefree style. Joe and his brothers Nick and Kevin found fame as the Disney Channel-assisted boy band the Jonas Brothers, and tapped into that unstoppable force known as preteen- and teen-girl fandom, which rises like a wave every 10 years or so to carry bands of young men to stardom. The story of the group’s breakup, in 2013, is well known, with Nick, the youngest brother in the group, initiating it. “It was startling at first,” recalls Jonas. “I needed a week or two to process it. It was such an important changeover for me. I felt like it was time for us to hang up the hat, but we were holding on to it for so long.” For his part, Nick seemed very ready to move on, and he swiftly found success as a solo artist. “I’m envious at times, watching his artistry and how he went so quickly into creating music and an album,” Jonas admits. “But I also knew that it was important to take time for myself to be able to figure out what exactly I wanted to do next. It’s so easy to just jump right into something and release more music, and it might not be the right fit. Now we’re able to support each other from afar.” Jonas is speaking from experience: He had already tried out the solo thing himself with the album Fastlife (2011) while the Jonas Brothers were on hiatus in 2010/2011. While it was a respectable pop/R&B effort, the album didn’t exactly break new ground, and it passed under the pop radar. “I’m very proud of the music that I was able to create,” Jonas says, “but I think at the time it was a lot of cooks in the kitchen when it came to making the music. I look back now, and I’m glad I went through that, because I would be in the same position [now] that I was then, where I’d be trying to go the Justin Timberlake route. It wasn’t what I felt most comfortable doing. I always loved being in a band surrounded by great musicians and people that love it as much as me, and being able to perform onstage with a group of friends and have a blast. That’s at the core of what DNCE has been for the last two years—just pure fun for us.”
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“I’M ENVIOUS AT TIMES, WATCHING HOW [NICK] WENT SO QUICKLY INTO CREATING MUSIC. BUT I ALSO KNEW IT WAS IMPORTANT TO TAKE TIME FOR MYSELF TO FIGURE OUT WHAT I WANTED TO DO NEXT.”—joe jonas
It’s an approach that has largely worked, with a crucial tweak: For all the band’s youthful energy—best embodied by mohawked bassist Whittle, who ricochets around the stage like a punk-rock pinball—the music they make feels compellingly adult. “Toothbrush,” the second single, is an easy-breezy track, in which Jonas croons, “Baby, you don’t have to rush/You can leave a toothbrush/At my place.” It’s a plotline that would have required a three-episode arc on Sex and the City and sent Carrie into a tailspin, but the song is effortless, upbeat, and even offhand. It’s not exactly teenaged stuff—and that was the point. “We were encouraged, especially with ‘Cake by the Ocean,’ to write a song that has this funk-influenced pop, but lyrically to put a spin on it that’s not the norm. It does feel freeing to be able to write songs about things that people our age are really going through,” says Jonas. He seems to be following the artist’s edict that if one is honest with his art, the fans will follow. “We were playing a show,” he recalls, “and the song [‘Almost’] was one I wrote about getting over a relationship, and it was a difficult song to put on the album, because it’s very personal. In the crowd, this girl was just crying her eyes out, and she’s by herself, and you could just tell that it’s her breakup song. If I could help that person or somebody else get through a certain situation, then it’s all worth it.” As with “Cake by the Ocean,” the music video for “Toothbrush,” which stars model Ashley Graham as Jonas’s gorgeous girlfriend, adds another layer of appeal to the song and burnishes the band’s casualcool image. “It was quite funny on set,” says Jonas. “Cole was pretty mad at me—he didn’t even want to be around the filming process— because he was pretty jealous. [Ashley] was great and so much fun to work with. Of course, there’s like 10 camera guys in a room with you when you’re lying on a bed, but she made it really funny and kept me laughing, which made it really comfortable.” While having big-name models in music videos is nothing new (see also Zayn, Taylor Swift, et al.), Graham, the first plus-size model to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated’s annual Swimsuit Issue, also happens to be the very beautiful face of the body positivity movement. “We didn’t really think it would be as big of a talking point as it was,” says Jonas. “I think she is definitely changing the game for that profession, and it’s really incredible to see. I didn’t realize until the video came out afterwards why it was such a big deal. Hopefully through this
music video—and, obviously, through Ashley’s career—she’s definitely making a difference. For us, we were happy to have her in the video, and that was the key thing. Maybe people will stop making a big deal about certain things like that. She’s awesome. She’s incredibly intelligent. She’s done amazing TED Talks, and anytime we get to hang with her and her husband, it’s a great time.” Of course, there are elements of his Jonas Brothers days that he just can’t shake—namely, the celebrity gossip that seems to cling with particular fervor to former kid stars and Disney Channel alums. A few days before our interview, as DNCE’s tour was starting up, Jonas’s personal life was once again making headlines. In one news item, he was photographed out and about with Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner, and in another, Instagram lurkers were analyzing his decision to double tap an image of ex-girlfriend and fellow rocker Demi Lovato with her new boyfriend, MMA fighter Guilherme “Bomba” Vasconcelos. Both items mentioned the band’s tour, of course. It was hard to tell where the tabloid fodder ended and the music news began. “It kind of comes with what you do,” says Jonas with good-natured resignation. “I think you never get used to it. You get a little better at it when there’s rumors or you have to deal with random drama—[like] old exes that are dating somebody new. I try to just focus on the good stuff and not obsess over it. It’s not as bad as it used to be. On the Demi thing, I see she’s happy and I’m happy for her. I met Bomba. He’s a good guy.” Still, Jonas has no regrets about his boy band days—even the Disney musical Camp Rock, which got him teased on Twitter by Tyler, The Creator. “There’s moments where I look back and I have to laugh,” he says with a chuckle. “I don’t really want to hide anything from my past, but I easily could have done with a few less hairstyles back in the day. Other than that, I’m really proud of everything. I grew so much from it. We actually have a plan as a band—because I don’t think Cole has seen it yet—to get pretty drunk and watch Camp Rock and see what it’s like now. “For all of us, it’s like a new life in a way. The music industry moves so quickly and everyone is listening to the next thing that’s coming out, and it’s always the goal to find the next song or next band, and so we feel very lucky to be able to have a life in the music industry again and have fans out there. We really appreciate it, and we know it’s not easy. We’re just having a blast and enjoying every minute.”
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SIX AND THE CITY THIS SPRING BRINGS WITH IT HALF-A-DOZEN CAN’T-MISS EVENTS FROM BROOKLYN TO BROADWAY! BY SUZANNE CHARLÉ & OUSSAMA ZAHR
1. CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL AT BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN
Brooklyn Botanic Garden turns pink—all shades of it—during cherry blossom season, and Japanese culture even has a name, hanami, for enjoying the fleeting moments that these gorgeous flowers are in bloom. In keeping with the spirit of such close observation, the garden’s Cherry Watch web page tracks the bloom dates for its 200 trees, and Sakura Matsuri, the annual cherry blossom festival, offers more than 60 events and performances. April 29–30 at 990 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, 718-623-7200; bbg.org
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JULIE MARKES
2. MARISA MERZ AT THE MET BREUER
The sole woman in Italy’s Arte Povera movement from the 1960s, Merz breaks down barriers between public and private space, often using nontraditional materials (copper wire, knitting needles, a stool). Look for her mid-career installations, at once intimate and massive. The most exquisite thing about her work, suggests Ian Alteveer,
In bloom: The Cherry Blossom Festival at Brooklyn Botanic Garden is surely one of the most beautiful signs that spring has arrived.
SCENE MUST-SEE New looks: Two contemporary art exhibitions are taking the city by storm. LEFT: Jo Baer’s Dusk (Bands and End-Points), 2012, comes to the Whitney Biennial. RIGHT: Marisa Merz’s retrospective at The Met Breuer includes Untitled, 1994.
Heavenly pair: The Met’s Der Rosenkavalier stars Renée Fleming (seated) as the Marschallin and Elina Garancˇa in the trouser role of Octavian.
who curated the exhibition with Connie Butler, “is that it has no end in sight.” “Marisa Merz: The Sky Is a Great Space” runs through May 7 at 945 Madison Ave., 212-7311675; metmuseum.org. 3. WAR PAINT ON BROADWAY
Theater titans Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole go head-to-head in this musical dramatization of the rivalry between two cosmeticindustry powerhouses. “Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden were perfect opposites,” says War Paint director Michael Greif, “and the musical’s score exploits the distinct
natures of Patti’s legendary belt and Christine’s crystalline soprano.” Broadway fans will be queueing up for the song-to-song combat as LuPone’s Rubinstein and Ebersole’s Arden powder up for battle. Previews begin March 7, Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st St., 877-250-2929; warpaint musical.com
Christopher Y. Lew and Mia Locks check off the thematic threads: Some works, they say, “reflect the turbulence and specific social struggles of our present moment. While others model ways of coming together in the face of a divisive political landscape.” Through June 11 at 99 Gansevoort St., 212-570-3600; whitney.org
4. WHITNEY BIENNIAL 2017
5. DER ROSENKAVALIER AT THE METROPOLITAN OPERA
The seventy-eighth edition of the Biennial is the largest ever, and the range of art—from painting to video game design, installation to performance—is as diverse as the makers. Curators
Renée Fleming didn’t become the first lady of American opera by accident. She only brings her finest roles to the Met, and the Marschallin in
Richard Strauss’s gorgeous drama is arguably her best. The work shows off the sumptuousness of her sound and the lyricism of her phrasing even at this late stage in her career. The company is surrounding its superstar soprano with top talent for this new production—conductor James Levine, director Robert Carsen, and costar Elina Garancˇa. April 13 to May 13, Lincoln Center, 212362-6000; metopera.org 6. MAGNIFICENT JEWELS AT CHRISTIE’S AND SOTHEBY’S
New York’s two top auction houses put on dazzling displays of
gallery-worthy gems. (Last year, Christie’s set a world auction record when it sold the 14.6-carat Oppenheimer Blue for $57.5 million!) Rahul Kadakia, Christie’s international head of jewelry, says they will offer “highly sought-after signed jewels, important diamonds… across all price points,” including a diamond bracelet by Harry Winston (estimate $200,000-$300,000). April 25 at Sotheby’s, 1334 York Ave., 212-606-7000; sothebys.com; April 26 at Christie’s, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, 212-636-2000; christies.com
PHOTOGRAPHY BY COLLECTION OF THE ARTIST, COURTESY GALERIE BARBARA THUMM, BERLIN (DUSK (BANDS AND END-POINTS)); DANIEL JACKSON (UNTITLED); KRISTIAN SCHULLER/METROPOLITAN OPERA (DER ROSENKAVALIER)
Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction will include this diamond bracelet by Harry Winston, valued between $200,000–300,000.
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The NYJL Winter Ball is a special evening, bringing together NYJL volunteers, family, and friends. The fundraising event commemorates both the groundbreaking community service projects and the women volunteers who dedicate their time and efforts to realizing the mission of the New York Junior League. This is the largest annual fundraiser for the NYJL and its proceeds beneﬁt the organization’s charitable activities.
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MIX MASTER WITH A CONFIDENT, PRINT-CENTRIC SPRING COLLECTION, JONATHAN SAUNDERS DEBUTS AS DVF’S FIRST-EVER CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER.
“Printed textiles were always something I loved, so there is a definite synergy,” says Jonathan Saunders of his interpretation of the iconic DVF brand. LEFT, FROM TOP: Circle shoulder handbag, Diane von Furstenberg ($298); colorful details from the Spring/Summer 2017 collection.
The name Diane von Furstenberg evokes a rush of unique attributes: femininity, empowerment, confidence, grace. It also conjures New York itself. So when designer Jonathan Saunders presented his first collection for the iconic brand for Spring/Summer 2017, many wondered how a man from Scotland might interpret the vision of a worldly New York woman. The answer, it turns out, is quite successfully. “I saw it straight away— that effortless sense of ease, femininity without being too girly or frou-frou, sensuality, and a provocative nature,” says Saunders, 39, who built his name in London with his eponymous, print-heavy collection (which shuttered in late 2015 after 12 years in business), and who is now Diane von Furstenberg’s first creative head not named Diane von Furstenberg. “Textiles, and printed textiles in general, were always something I loved, so there is a definite synergy between what I stand for and what the brand stands for.”
THIS PAGE: PHOTOGRAPHY BY JIMI FRANKLIN (CLOTHING DETAIL); COURTESY OF DVF (PORTRAIT, HANDBAG); OPPOSITE PAGE: PHOTOGRAPHY BY JIMI FRANKLIN (TOP); COURTESY OF DVF (BOTTOM LEFT, BOTTOM RIGHT)
BY BRYN KENNY
Saunders’s bold mix of patterns is apparent in this dress ($698) and origami belt ($178) from his new collection.
“I SAW [THE DVF HERITAGE] STRAIGHT AWAY— THAT EFFORTLESS EASE, FEMININITY, SENSUALITY, A PROVOCATIVE NATURE.” —jonathan saunders Midi dress ($498) and hammered-gold earring ($168). right: Scarf-hem tiered dress ($598), belt ($178), Steamer handbag ($798), and Laredo heels ($378).
As von Furstenberg herself steps away from designing to focus more on her philanthropic work, Saunders has segued with ease into the newly created role of chief creative officer. With about three months to present his first collection—which features original Saunders prints—there wasn’t much time to sweat the small stuff. “It was definitely a baptism by fire,” he says. “But there was such goodwill and belief within the team about what I wanted to do, which enabled me to go in with the velocity that was required to put a collection together within that period of time.” That velocity-driven result is a lively, eclectic mix of printed separates, including bold, wide-legged trousers, structured outerwear, flowing skirts, versatile shifts, and, yes, wrap dresses that stay true to the brand’s DNA. Printed silks and cottons—from an eye-catching Sakura blossom pattern to more graphic stripes and color blocking—create an overall sense of playful fluidity. Unsurprisingly, Saunders says he turned to dancers and choreographers such as Michael Clark and Pina Bausch when conjuring up the new silhouettes, noting, “Dancers are incredible examples of body movement and sensuality.” And while DVF devotees will appreciate Saunders’s respect for the label’s heritage, he didn’t shy away from threading his own point of view throughout. One wrap-style dress in particular manages to combine a mixture of seemingly every print in the collection—a testament to his willingness to venture into unexpected territory. “When Diane started the brand, it was about effortless clothes, but also interesting clothes. These weren’t simple retiring dresses—they were bold, bright dresses that happen to have a sense of ease,” he says. “That still feels really relevant today.” 874 Washington
St., 646-486-4800; dvf.com
SPACE ’HOOD A room with a view: 15 Hudson Yards offers New Yorkers some of the best views of the city and beyond from its tower residences. below and opposite (top left): Midcentury Modern style on display at the Abington House.
THE WHOLE NINE YARDS
Hudson Yards is a monumental new project on Manhattan’s West Side between 30th and 39th Streets. It repurposes the former rail yards here as a mixed-use neighborhood that’s set to feature 16 skyscrapers with at least 5,000 new homes for New Yorkers. Here’s what makes it one of NYC’s hottest places to live—and practically a city unto itself. LUXURY LIVING
The Diller Scofidio + Renfro-designed tower 15 Hudson Yards (212-3851515; livehudsonyards.com) will be the first residential space to open in the neighborhood, combining more than 450 rental and for-sale units. The on-site amenities are impressive: a huge branch of Equinox, a beauty bar for last-minute blow-outs, and a new restaurant from Michelin
star-hogging chef Thomas Keller. The restaurateur will also offer residents priority reservations at any of his other spots, making that French Laundry table a bit easier to secure. At the 33-story development Abington House (505 W. 29th St., 646-5822330; relatedrentals.com), chic Midcentury Modern design prevails, but superstar designer Clodagh, known for her eco-minded work, conceived many of the amenities. At the gym, the walls are decorated with images of pixelated birch forests, and wooden stools keep energy flows optimal amid the electromagnetic fields generated by workout machines. BEST EATERIES
To create Shipping & Receiving (333 W. 33rd St.; shippingandreceiving.nyc),
PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE FREIHON/TUNGSTEN LLC (ABINGTON HOUSE); COURTESY OF RELATED-OXFORD (15 HUDSON YARDS). OPPOSITE PAGE: PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE FREIHON/TUNGSTEN LLC (ABINGTON HOUSE); PAUL WAGTOUICZ (PORCHLIGHT); COURTESY OF RELATED-OXFORD (HUDSON YARDS, NEIMAN MARCUS)
HUDSON YARDS EMERGES ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE CITY AS THE HOTTEST NEW PLACE TO BE! BY MARK ELLWOOD
15 Hudson Yards’ residential tower has its own fitness center and pool. right: A future vision of the neighborhood surrounding the High Line.
Top-flight amenities at Hudson Yards include Danny Meyer’s honky tonk joint, Porchlight (here), and a new Neiman Marcus (left) that will anchor the area’s shop offerings.
celebrity caterer Mary Giuliani and her husband, Ryan, transformed an erstwhile loading dock (hence the name) into a cheery parking spot for top-tier food trucks as well as an alfresco dining area. Hudson Yards is also serving up a new, larger outpost of East Village favorite Whitman’s (500 W. 30th St., 212-2280811; whitmansnyc.com). But don’t worry, the Juicy Lucy—a Minnesota-style sandwich with pimento cheese inside rather than on top of the patty—is still on the menu.
Restaurateur Michael Tzezailidis dubbed his double-fronted java and beer joint Death Avenue Brewing & Roasting (315 and 317 10th Ave., 212-695-8080; deathave .com). It’s a nod to the vintage nickname for 10th Avenue, once home to a dangerous freight railway called The Butcher that caused hundreds of pedestrian fatalities. The to-go caféneio serves coffee and snacks, while the bar and restaurant offer a full menu of house-brewed beers and homey favorites.
Restaurateur Danny Meyer’s first stand-alone bar project, Porchlight (271 11th Ave., 212-9816188; porchlightbar.com), is a loving pastiche of a dive bar in the Deep South. Grab a rocking chair in the corner and while away an evening nibbling on peanut hummus or sipping tipples such as Gunmetal Blue, a margarita-like cocktail tinted with blue curaçao. ARTS & OUTDOORS
A four-acre strip of green space snaking between 10th and 11th Avenues, Hudson Yards Park is
intended to be the area’s communal backyard, complete with built-in benches and chairs for picnics and a children’s playground. It will also be home to the area’s huge anchor artwork, Vessel, by British starchitect Thomas Heatherwick. The cultural hub Baryshnikov Arts Center (450 W. 37th St., 646-731-3200; bacnyc .org)—opened in 2005 by its namesake dancer and Sex and the City alum Mikhail—is known for adventurous programming like adult-aimed puppet shows or concerts
by performance art guitarist Stanley Jordan. FASHION STATEMENT
The Culture Shed space at Hudson Yards is earmarked as the future home of New York Fashion Week, so it’s fitting that Neiman Marcus would debut its first-ever NYC store here—a three-level, 250,000-square-foot fashion temple opening next year. It will anchor an enormous luxury mall (hudsonyardsnewyork.com/ shopping), rubbing elbows with fellow tenants like Tory Burch, Coach, and Stuart Weitzman.
The Artisans of Paradise by Francois Simon, Assouline ($55). 768 Fifth Ave., 212-593-7236; assouline.com ABOVE: Panama hat, Rag & Bone ($295). 119 Mercer St., 212-2192204; rag-bone.com. BELOW: Belt, Polo Ralph Lauren ($498). 711 Fifth Ave., 646-774-3900; ralphlauren.com
Celine top, Anne Fontaine ($395). 837 Madison Ave., 212-988-8081; annefontaine.com
Light touch: For its Spring/Summer 2017 show at the Morgan Library, Oscar de la Renta sent airy looks down the runway.
Sunglasses, Max Mara ($245). Solstice Sunglasses, 500 Fifth Ave., 646-679-4888; solsticesunglasses.com
SO FRESH, SO CLEAN WELCOME SPRING WITH SUBTLE LACEWORK, FLORAL DETAILS, AND A SOPHISTICATED NEUTRAL PALETTE. BY FAYE POWER
Threaded mini Peekaboo bag, Fendi ($3,950). 598 Madison Ave., 212-897-2244; fendi.com
Pointed-toe flats, Emporio Armani ($725). 601 Madison Ave., 212-317-0800; armani.com
Agenda, Smythson ($260). 667 Madison Ave., 212-265-4573; smythson.com
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF RAG & BONE, ASSOULINE, FENDI, SMYTHSON, EMPORIO ARMANI, ANNE FONTAINE, MAX MARA, RALPH LAUREN, WEMPE
18k rose-gold and 29.5-carat prasiolite Corolle by Kim ring, Wempe ($3,355). 700 Fifth Ave., 212-3979000; wempe.com
New York has been known as the global hub for cosmetic dentistry for the international community since the emergence of smile makeovers. Between 60,000 to 80,000 patients travel to New York and other American Cities for advanced dental treatment from other countries annually. Most of the patients are from the Middle East and South America. Dr. Lee Gause is going against the tradewinds to bring amazing dental services to people in far away places, rather than forcing patients to travel to far away continents for care. Although he is 90% in New York at his posh dental practice Smile Design Manhattan recent demand in places as far as Kazakstan, or Dubai have caused Dr. Gause to take his dental team and expertise â€œon the road. Although initially, it may not seem worth it to take a 20 hour flight to see patients halfway across the globe, the extreme need for beautiful and healthy smiles and scarcity of advanced cosmetic dental service globally has both Dr. Gause and his international patients smiling.
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Beauty and brains: Shashi Batra (inset), founder of ecoconscious beauty boutique Credo (below), says that the store’s more than 100 labels boast both stylish packaging and safe ingredients. above, from left: Osea’s ocean cleanser ($44), ocean cleansing milk ($48), and ocean cleansing mudd ($44); color offerings from Antonym Cosmetics (starting at $38); and Cocovit’s coconut oil ($25).
Shashi Batra, founder of the one-stop green beauty hub Credo, was not always focused on clean living, but when he moved to San Francisco in the late 1990s as one of the founding members of Sephora USA, something changed. “The move out West made me appreciate the profound connection we all have to the environment, and how beauty and healthy living can be completely interdependent,” he says. At the time, the world of cosmetics was not ready for such a shift, explains Batra: “We could not find the brands that could give us a significant clean beauty platform, and the age of information was not prevalent enough to justify pursuing it.”
Not so anymore. In 2015 Batra launched Credo’s e-commerce site with over 100 natural beauty brands. Clearly onto something, he quickly followed suit with brick-and-mortar shops in San Francisco and New York’s Nolita, with a location opening in Williamsburg in March. With an inventory that includes Tata Harper and the maritime-inspired line Osea, Batra says nature-conscious companies differ from those of the past because they focus on both clean ingredients and beautiful packaging. “We call this the ‘naturals 2.0 movement,’ and our goal is to give them a national platform that is as authentic and transparent as they are.” 99 N. Sixth St., Williamsburg; credobeauty.com
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JANE KRATOCHVIL (STORE); COURTESY OF CREDO (BATRA); COURTESY OF OSEA (OSEA PRODUCTS); ANTONYM COSMETICS (ANTONYM PRODUCTS); COCOVIT (COCONUT OIL)
GREEN BEAUTY MECCA CREDO IS AT THE FOREFRONT OF A MOVEMENT—AND IT’S COMING TO BROOKLYN. BY CHRISTINA CLEMENTE
SCENE RISING STAR
DROP THE MIC!
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MEREDITH TRUAX
WITH CELEBS GIVING HIM ENDORSEMENTS AND HIS FIRST SINGLE GETTING GLOWING REVIEWS, STANAJ IS THE HOTTEST ARTIST TO WATCH IN 2017. BY TIM LATTERNER
“Sometimes I have to pinch myself,” notes 23-year-old vocal dynamo Albert Stanaj. “Literally a year ago, I never would have been at a record label or recording music.” Indeed, his rise has been swift: Instagram snaps with Drake and Jay Z; social media shout-outs from Chris Brown and Kim Kardashian West announcing him as an artist to watch; and then a performance of his explosive track “Ain’t Love Strange” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon that propelled him onto Billboard’s Next Big Sound charts. Now he’s opening for JoJo on her North American tour, with a May stop at New York’s Irving Plaza. For a performer in his twenties, a fast rise can lead to losing his vision or identity—but not for Stanaj. “I’m very lucky, I have my family and my team and they tell me what’s really good.” His EP, The Preview, which was released in August, shows a confident artist on the right track: Stanaj’s sound combines ’90s R&B (think Boyz II Men) and big, clacking beats (Sia, Zayn) in tracks focused on showing off his vocal chops. As a singer, he’s high-flying and adventurous, and the musical influences of his youth—Justin Timberlake, Mary J. Blige, Prince—are definitely present. “I wanted to emulate that,” he says of ’90s R&B style, “but in a new, 2017 sort of way.”
R&B junkie: Stanaj pulls a range of influences—Donny Hathaway, Justin Timberlake, Boyz II Men—into his of-the-moment sound.
“I WANTED TO BRING SOME STYLE, SOME EDGE INTO THESE SONGS—A LOT OF EAST COAST VIBES— SINCE NEW YORK IS HOME.”—STANAJ
Dish it out: Tom Colicchio’s Fowler & Wells has become the buzz of the Beekman, drawing in locals and travelers with American nouveau plates like this chestnut agnolotti with celery root and black truffles.
ORDERING INN! HAUTE HOTELS ARE CHANGING THE RESTAURANT GAME BY OPENING THE HOTTEST SPOTS ACROSS THE CITY. BY TIM LATTERNER
The most delicious and decadent trend in New York right now is the hotter-than-hot restaurants that are opening in the city’s most anticipated hotels. From newly restored landmarks to chic oases, hotels are once again a destination for au courant New Yorkers.
THE HOTEL: The Beekman THE RESTAURANTS:
Augustine and Fowler & Wells One of the most beautiful examples of this culinary trend is the lavishly restored Beekman, which houses both Keith McNally’s brasserie Augustine and Tom Colicchio’s Fowler & Wells. McNally fans have followed the restaurateur
from Pastis to Balthazar to Morandi, so they’ll recognize some familiar faces on staff. Daniel Parilla and Shane McBride, both Cherche Midi veterans, are heading up Augustine’s menu of rustic French fare, and legendary bartender Dale DeGroff, a heavy influencer of the recent cocktail revival, is helping assemble the drinks menu.
THIS PAGE: PHOTOGRAPHY BY JIM FRANCO. OPPOSITE PAGE: PHOTOGRAPHY BY JESSICA NASH (COVINA); JUSTIN JANES (CUT); COURTESY OF ALL GOOD (MASSONI)
SCENE NOW OPEN
The happiest hour: Massoni serves up satisfying pastas like squid ink pappardelle (BELOW RIGHT) in a hip setting where murals are painted over brick. LEFT: Covina rotates the cobblers on its cocktail menu; this one is made with Madeira and orgeat.
Tom Colicchio’s equally buzzy Beekman spot opened to rave reviews for the menu and Martin Brudnizki’s interior design. The renowned chef and Top Chef host has crafted a menu with some Italian and French inflections (chestnut agnolotti, vegetable pot au feu), but the result is unmistakably American, with traditional dishes like beef Wellington (from the $135 tasting menu) getting an elegant tweak. 5 Beekman St., 212-375-0010; augustineny.com; 212-6581848; fowlerandwells.com THE HOTEL: Arlo NoMad THE RESTAURANT: Massoni
The Top Chef effect can be felt elsewhere, too: Dale Talde, from the show’s fourth season, opened Massoni, his first Manhattan restaurant, in the Arlo NoMad Hotel, just across the river from his Brooklyn mainstay Talde. Given the chef’s experience helping to open Morimoto here back in 2005, it’s no surprise his Italian eatery touts perfectly cooked seafood and pasta (think squid ink pappardelle). 11 E. 31st. St., 212-9511141; massoninyc.com THE HOTEL: Four Seasons
Downtown THE RESTAURANT: Cut
From Peter Luger to Sparks, Wolfgang’s, and Keens, New York has a high concentration of prime-cut steakhouses, particularly in midtown. The downtown crowd has longed for the same, and Wolfgang Puck has obliged with the opening
of Cut in the new Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown. With a tableside display of its very best cuts of the evening and a wide selection of wagyu beef, the restaurant is a perfect fit for a city known for its discerning carnivores. 99 Church St., 646-8801995; wolfgangpuck.com
ALL OF A SUDDEN, HOTELS ARE ONCE AGAIN A DESTINATION FOR AU COURANT NEW YORKERS.
THE HOTEL: Park South THE RESTAURANT: Covina
Serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner, Covina is nestled
Cutting edge: Wolfgang Puck’s Cut is a carnivore’s dream. BELOW: The steakhouse’s suckling pig and crispy belly.
underneath the Park South Hotel in Kips Bay. Its luxe add-on programs, including an epic private event space and a wine club, serve to bolster a creative Italian menu filled with items like smoked pancetta, mushroom, crème fraîche, and caramelized leek pizza; Hungarian fry bread with smoked salmon and an egg scramble; and an inventive take on cacio e pepe made with asparagus rather than pasta. 127 E. 27th St., 212204-0225; covinanyc.com
THE HOTEL: Arlo Hudson
Square THE RESTAURANT: Harold’s
Meat + Three Finding the tastes of Nashville in New York is that much easier now thanks to Harold’s Meat + Three in lower Manhattan. Chef Harold Moore brings his fine-dining experience to perfectly seasoned southern cuisine. Our recommendation: the grilled lamb chops with cucumber salad, grits, and mac and cheese. 2 Renwick St., 212-390-8484; haroldsmeatandthree.com
STYLE WATCH OUT SHIMMERING PRECIOUS METALS, MOTHER-OF-PEARL ACCENTS, AND DAZZLING GEMSTONES ENHANCE THE HUES OF THE SEASON.
AS BUDS BURST AND NATURE BLOSSOMS, WATCHMAKERS OFFER A RIOT OF COLOR IN PIECES THAT BLOOM ON THE WRIST. BY ALDOUS TUCK
“April… hath put a spirit of youth in everything,” wrote William Shakespeare in “Sonnet 98.” Indeed, the boundless energy of nature’s rebirth has been an inspiration for artists since the beginning of time. And like the Bard, some of the world’s finest watchmakers use springtime as an occasion to express their artistic skill in pieces that celebrate color and high style on the outside and engineering excellence on the inside. Shimmering precious metals, mother-of-pearl accents, and dazzling gemstones enhance the hues of the season. These creations may measure time, but like a beautifully turned sonnet, their appeal is timeless. For more watch features and expanded coverage, go to gotham-magazine.com/ watches-and-jewelry.
ABOVE, FROM LEFT: Classic elegance and colorful éclat define this Cartier Clé de Cartier 35mm ($29,100). The rhodiumized 18k white-gold case is set with brilliant-cut diamonds. The watch features a Manufacture selfwinding, mechanical movement, caliber 1847MC. A sunray effect brings depth to the dial, which is elegantly offset by blue-steel, sword-shaped hands. The fuchsia alligator strap adds a dramatic burst of color. Wempe, 700 Fifth Ave., 212-397-9000; cartier.com Haute horology pops with colorful interest in the elegant Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust ($17,500). The 18-carat yellow-gold case features a bezel set with 46 brilliant-cut diamonds and a
shimmering jubilee bracelet. It has a 2236 self-winding, mechanical movement that is manufactured entirely by Rolex and offers a 55-hour power reserve. Rolex at the Rolex Building, 665 Fifth Ave., 212-759-8278; rolex.com Architectural design elements and mechanical mastery meet in the Jazzmaster Open Heart Lady by Hamilton ($1,145). True to its name, this timepiece offers intriguing glimpses of the watch’s inner movement, the new H-10 decorated caliber. Rendered in stainless steel with the option of a colorful leather strap or metal bracelet, it has an 80-hour power reserve. Hour Passion, 112 W. 34th St., 212-904-1002; hamiltonwatch.com
PHOTOGRAPHY BY IRINA_QQQ (BACKGROUND)
COLOR ME SPRINGTIME!
SCENE CHEERS! Connoisseur’s cup: Jose “Pepe” Hermosillo, the CEO and founding partner of Casa Noble, has perfected a limitededition añejo, Alta Belleza, that retails for $1,200 a bottle.
“THE WINE BARRELS ADD COMPLEXITY TO THE TASTE PROFILE AND DELIVER A BEAUTIFUL COPPER TONE.” —JOSE HERMOSILLO
NOBLE PURSUITS RUN, DON’T WALK. WITH ONLY 560 BOTTLES IN THE WORLD, CASA NOBLE’S ALTA BELLEZA IS NEW YORK’S NOT-TO-BEMISSED SIP. BY ALDOUS TUCK
With a family history of tequila-making that reaches back two centuries, Jose “Pepe” Hermosillo, Casa Noble’s CEO and founding partner, has tequila in his blood. This legacy just went ultra-luxe with a limitededition release of an exceptional añejo, the Alta Belleza ($1,200). Hermosillo
shares the journey of this outstanding expression. How long did it take to create Alta Belleza? Nearly 16 years—which included handpicking 12-year-old blue agave, triple-distilling the añejo in small batches, and then aging it for three years
before a six-month finishing in T5 Tonnellerie Taransaud French Oak wine barrels [that] formerly held Robert Mondavi To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon. What makes the Taransaud barrels so special? We have worked with the Taransaud cooperage for
years, so it was quite an opportunity to access these particular barrels, which add a singular complexity to the taste profile. Share the elements of that taste profile. It is a blend of two places: Jalisco, Mexico, and the Napa Valley. The complex tastes of sweet cooked
agave, toasted almond and cinnamon, and the aromas of green apple and spices mingle with finishing notes of nuts, green pepper, and cinnamon from the wine barrels, which also deliver a beautiful copper tone. Available at ABC Kitchen, 35 E. 18th St., 212-4755829; abckitchennyc.com
OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE ’HOODS THREE NEW HOTELS TAP INTO THE BROOKLYN BOOM. BY TIM LATTERNER
Mason jars and artisanal foodstuffs have long since hit their saturation points, but there’s still plenty of room in Brooklyn for luxury development. 1Hotel Brooklyn Bridge (60 Furman St., 877-803-1111; 1hotels.com) has achieved a developer’s dream: the perfect East River and Manhattan views from South Brooklyn. The hotel was designed with local artisans, using reclaimed materials in streamlined
forms (lots of straight lines, planks, and grids) and a warm neutral palette. The term “eco-chic” almost doesn’t do it justice. The Hilton Brooklyn (140 Schermerhorn St., 718-834-8800; hilton.com) stands on a historic site that was home to a two-block-long rope factory owned by Peter Schermerhorn in the 19th century. References to the site’s history can be seen throughout the hotel’s interiors—from images of
the ropewalk in the custom-designed guestroom wallpaper to rope-patterned carpeting in the corridors. The 196-room hotel occupies the first six floors of a 19-story commercial, retail, and condominium development in Boerum Hill. An added bonus is the new hot spot Black Walnut, a full restaurant and bar by prolific Brooklyn chef Rob Newton. Greenpoint’s Franklin
Guesthouse (214 Franklin St., 718-3833900; franklinguest house.com) is a boutique hotel with compartmentalized suites featuring cozy linens, modern furniture, and ViewMasters scattered around the room. It’s minutes away from 21 Greenpoint, the ultimate Sunday brunch outpost, known for communal dining tables and shared plates, from Syd Silver and Homer Murray.
clockwise from top left: The newly refurbished Brooklyn Bridge Park; the rooms at 1Hotel Brooklyn Bridge offer expansive views; Black Walnut, inside the Hilton Brooklyn; the quirky-chic living room space at Franklin Guesthouse.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALEX S. MACLEAN (BRIDGE); COURTESY OF 1HOTEL BROOKLYN BRIDGE (GUEST ROOM); BY MELISSA HOM (BLACK WALNUT); BY ALAN ABLEY (FRANKLIN GUESTHOUSE)
SOMETHING BORROWED. SOMETHING BLUE. SOMETHING OLD AND SOMETHING EXCEPTIONALLY NEW. Introducing Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown. With an incomparable Tribeca location and legendary service, our modern and airy event spaces are made for your special day. Let our dedicated specialists help you make the extraordinary happen.
To learn more about weddings at our Hotel, call (646) 880-1999 or visit fourseasons.com/newyorkdowntown
STYLE BEAUT Y “COLORS THAT CAN LOOK TACKY WITH BRONZER ARE STRIKING WITH POLISHED SKIN.” —SIL BRUINSMA
Out of the blue! Makeup artist Sil Bruinsma used MAC’s Lipmix to create seafoam, white, and powder blue (SHOWN) lips at Thom Browne’s Spring show. INSET: MAC’s Instant Icon ($17) and Sephora’s Lip Stain in Sea Mist ($14).
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE START THE YEAR ANEW WITH THESE BOLD BEAUTY LOOKS AND FRESH LAUNCHES. BY CHRISTINA CLEMENTE
MAKE IT POP!
The “no-makeup makeup” look is getting an upgrade. “The pops of color we see this season are a natural reaction to the last few seasons of very bare skin,” explains makeup artist Sil Bruinsma, who created the bold lips for Thom Browne’s Spring show. Pair Instant Icon from MAC’s ColourRocker line or Sephora’s Sea Mist with a natural, dewy complexion. MAC, 185 Greenwich St., 212-2279092; maccosmetics.com; Sephora, 555 Broadway, 212-625-1309; sephora.com SMOOTH OPERATOR
Available in March, Chanel’s new Rouge
Coco Gloss boasts a dual-sided applicator for the season’s bold coverage, and all 24 shades are chock-full of ingredients that ensure a comfortable wear (coconut oil, anyone?). 139 Spring St., 212334-0055; chanel.com
sectioned-off pieces with the brand’s Heat Styling Protection. Follow with the Professional Series Titanium Ceramic Hairstyling Iron. Salon Ziba, 200 W. 57th St., 212-767-0577; moroccanoil.com
WET AND WILD
PLUMP IT UP
Let your hair down— but slick it back, too. “The key is to hydrate your hair with more product than you would normally use,” says Moroccanoil’s global ambassador, Antonio Corral Calero, who created the sleek Spring runway looks for Marchesa. Apply Moroccanoil Treatment and dry your hair straight, then spritz
Thanks to a powerful cocktail of antioxidants, Clinique’s Pep-Start HydroRush Moisturizer helps keep spring skin glowing and protected from environmental irritants such as wind and pollution, while a combo of hyaluronic acid and peptides keeps it taut and firm. Sephora, 555 Broadway, 212-625-1309; sephora.com
Moroccanoil’s Antonio Corral Calero created a sleek ‘do at Marchesa’s Spring show with the brand’s Heat Styling Protection ($28) and Professional Series Titanium Ceramic Hairstyling Iron ($192).
Clinique’s Pep-Start moisturizer ($30) boasts algae and sea whip extracts to soothe skin.
CLINIQUE’S PEP-START CONTAINS A COCKTAIL OF ANTIOXIDANTS.
For your own bespoke shade, try layering two hues of Chanel’s Rouge Coco Gloss ($30 each).
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK HUMPHREY (EXHALE); HEIDI BOHNENKAMP (MILE HIGH RUN CLUB); NICK SOLARES (BOX & FLOW)
SELF BOOK IT!
SPRING INTO ACTION DON’T SLOW DOWN NOW: SAVE A SPOT IN THE CITY’S MOST SOUGHTAFTER FITNESS CLASSES TO SPRINT, SPIN, AND STRENGTHEN YOUR WAY THROUGH THE SEASON. BY LAUREN EPSTEIN
ON THE RUN
SHAKE IT OFF!
OUTSIDE THE BOX
Sprinting is the new cycling at Mile High Run Club, where running classes are held on a bank of treadmills. Whether you’re a jogger or a marathon contender, you’re bound to feel the runner’s high. 24 W. 25th St.; 28 E. Fourth St., 212-466-6472; milehighrunclub.com
The best (and most enjoyable) way to burn some serious calories? Bust a move. Broadway dancer and Radio City Rockette Amanda Kloots brings 45 minutes of nonstop, high-energy choreography to her class, The Dance, at Bandier’s Studio B. 164 Fifth Ave., 917-408-4617; bandier.com/studio-b
You’ve heard of Exhale’s Core Fusion barre classes. But if you’re ready to kick your routine up a notch, try Core Fusion Extreme—a high intensity interval training session that packs a major fitness punch with cardio, suspension and weight training, and stretching. Visit exhalespa.com for locations throughout the city.
At the new Box + Flow, founder Olivia Young brings together an unlikely fitness pair: boxing and yoga. Think one-part bob-and-weave and one-part downward dog—the best of both worlds. 55 Bond St.; firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s get physical (clockwise from top left): Exhale ups the intensity with Core Fusion Extreme; interval running helps build speed and endurance at Mile High Run Club; members throw punches and breathe deeply with Box + Flow’s hybrid boxing/yoga classes; Amanda Kloots leads upbeat cardio sessions at Bandier’s Studio B.
SPACE DÉCOR Midas touch: Robert Keith and Kether Parker, the design-minded duo behind the jewelry house Hoorsenbuhs, have taken the gold trend to new heights with a custom gold vault that serves as the centerpiece of their Soho shop.
left: Petunia pendant, Niermann Weeks ($1,960). 200 Lexington Ave., 212-319-7979; niermannweeks.com. above: Lexa chandelier, Noir Furniture ($819). 800-303-0625; noirfurniturela.com
ROAD TO RICHES IT TURNS OUT 2017 IS GOLD’S YEAR! FROM THE SPRING RUNWAYS TO THE INTERIOR DESIGN WORLD, LUSTROUS STATEMENT PIECES ARE TRENDING. BY SAMANTHA YANKS
darker hues—namely, black and deep navy—that create the strongest visual combinations. One of the industry’s top talents, Amanda Nisbet raves about the sunshine gold leaf Petunia pendant (shown on page), noting, “She is the perfect little pendant that can be placed anywhere—endless use, endless variety.” Gold, it turns out, has become the new neutral! The One Kings Lane Collection Pamona lamp, a new launch for the brand, centers around a spherical, gold-leaf base paired with a linen and parchment shade. From candlesticks and corkscrews to the most modern of chaises, here’s a curated look at the gold-star pieces for your abode.
above: Danton bottle opener corkscrew, Aerin ($250). 866647-3330; aerin.com. right: Biedermeier candlesticks, Ted Muehling ($865 and $1,080). E.R. Butler & Co., by appointment, 55 Prince St., 212-9253565; erbutler.com
above right: Pomona table lamp, One Kings Lane ($329). 315 Hudson St., 855-764-7655; onekingslane.com
above: Ave chaise, Todd Merrill Studio ($26,500). 80 Lafayette St., 212-673-0531; toddmerrillstudio.com
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN DENNIS (VAULT); LAUREN COLEMAN (CANDLESTICKS)
As Marketwatch pointed out at the start of the new year, gold is the investment with the biggest turnaround potential in 2017. It’s due in part to the rebounding popularity of Chinese and Indian jewelry—both use quite a bit of gold. Additionally, the commodity is looking like it is ready for a rally after taking a multi-year dip. And, as ever, what happens in the stock market is reflected on the runways. Unsurprisingly, Saint Laurent’s and Oscar de la Renta’s dripping gold lamé dresses were hailed as this spring’s standouts. Trend-loving interior designers have taken note by mixing copper, gold, and brass pieces with powerful,
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NATURE IS C O N S E R V A T I O N
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SPEAKING N A T I O N A L
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OPPOSITES ATTRACT Spring’s overriding trend: Modern mash-ups of color, texture, and shape showcase fashion eclecticism at its best. The ultimate accessory: bravado! photography by RODOLFO MARTINEZ styling by FAYE POWER
FLASH OF BRILLIANCE
WHO SAYS SHIMMERING SEQUINS SHINE BRIGHTEST AT NIGHT? opposite page, on left: Tank dress, Alexander Wang ($5,995). 103 Grand St., 212-977-9683; alexanderwang.com. Lucia bag, Dolce & Gabbana ($3,595). 827 Madison Ave., 212-249-9100; dolcegabbana.com. on right: Athens top, Wolford ($160). 619 Madison Ave., 212-6884850; wolfordshop.com. Sequined skirt, Dolce & Gabbana (price on request). see above. GG Supreme top handle bag, Gucci ($4,200). 725 Fifth Ave., 212-826-2600; gucci.com. Mules, Max Mara ($785). 813 Madison Ave., 212-879-6100; us.maxmara.com
SOMETIMES BLACK AND WHITE SPEAK COOLER THAN COLOR. this page, on him: Shirt ($475) and pants ($525), Emporio Armani. 410 W. Broadway, 646-613-8099; armani.com on her: Dress, CÃ©line ($4,200). 870 Madison Ave., 212-535-3703; celine.com. Hammered gold earring, Diane von Furstenberg ($258). 874 Washington St., 646-486-4800; dvf.com
ON THE MOVE
SPORTY STRIPES, TRACK PANTS, WINDBREAKERS: THE GYM LIFE HEADS OUTSIDE. on left: Crew-neck dress with feather slip ($4,250) and platform sandal ($1,390), Proenza Schouler. 121 Greene St., 212-420-7300; proenzaschouler.com. Earrings, her own. on middle: Coat ($3,190), vest ($895), top ($395), leggings ($425), belt ($450), and mules ($785), Max Mara. 813 Madison Ave., 212-879-6100; us.maxmara.com. Elliptic hoops, Annelise Michelson ($280). Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Ave., 212-753-4000; saks.com. on right: Top ($275), pants ($275), and shoes ($425), Sandro. 150 Spring St., 212-226-2090; us.sandro-paris.com. Jacket, Todd Snyder (price on request). 25 E. 26th St., 917-242-3482; toddsnyder.com
MIX & MISMATCH!
KNITTING, BEADING, EMBROIDERY, AND LEATHER FIND HARMONY IN DISCORD. Dress ($1,030) and embellished collar (price on request), Dries van Noten. Barneys New York, 660 Madison Ave., 212826-8900; barneys.com. Bag, CÃ©line ($4,200). 67 Wooster St., 212-2268001; celine.com. Earrings, her own
SEXY, DISHEVELED, IRREVERENT: THE VENICE SKATE VIBE MEETS RUNWAY GLAMOUR.
on him: Crew-neck top ($460) and Margarine pants ($950), Gucci. 725 Fifth Ave., 212-826-2600; gucci.com. on her: Denim jacket ($4,500), swimsuit top ($450), and Gucci Cube skirt ($1,890), Gucci. see above
DENIM AND SNAPS HAVE US LOOKING TOWARD THE WEST. on her: Shirt ($2,490), skirt ($6,990), fringe earring ($650), Western necklace ($2,200), and belt ($595), Ralph Lauren Collection. 888 Madison Ave., 212-434-8000; ralphlauren.com. on him: Denim shirt ($1,495) and pants ($1,195), Valentino. 693 Fifth Ave., 212-3555811; valentino.com. Glasses, his own
WITH SIMPLE ELEMENTS, POSHPUNK INSPIRATIONS SHOUT OUT LOUD. on him: Jacket ($2,300), sweater ($650), ZigZag trousers ($750), and belt ($500), Louis Vuitton. 1 E. 57th St., 212-758-8877; louisvuitton.com. on her: Pullover, Caviar Lace leggings, and Electrolyse necklace (prices on request), Louis Vuitton. see above
REBELS WITH A CAUSE
MIDCENTURY AMERICAN CLASSICS SLIM DOWN AND DRESS UP! on him: Short-sleeve crew top, Vince ($85). 827 Washington St., 212-9290672; vince.com. Trousers, Salvatore Ferragamo ($690). 655 Fifth Ave., 212-7593822; ferragamo.com. on her: Floral dress, Dolce & Gabbana ($2,995). 827 Madison Ave., 212-2499100; dolcegabbana.com Hair and grooming by Danny Jelaca with Creative Management (pages 60, 64, 67) and Deborah Brider using Kérastase and Votre Vu (pages 61–63, 65, 66) Makeup by Sage using Chanel and Dior with Creative Management (pages 60, 64, 67) and William Murphy using Diorskin Nude for Atelier Management (pages 61–63, 65, 66) Models: Maxine Schiff at Wilhelmina Miami, Olga Bocharova at Wilhelmina Miami, Love Bertilsson at Red NYC, Lisa Crosby at Iconic Focus, Lou Dbaibo at Red NYC, Alexander Dominguez at Q Management, Josh Knight at Next Management Miami, Chad at New York Model Management, Neil Fenton at Heroes Models, Jake Filling at New York Model Management, Yaris Cedano at Marilyn Agency New York Location: The Confidante Miami Beach, 4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL, 305-424-1234; theconfidante miamibeach.hyatt.com
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NEW YORK’S MOST GORGEOUS WEDDINGS
ALL THE RIGHT PLACES NEW YORK COUPLES ARE SAYING YES TO MULTILOCATION FESTIVITIES.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BELATHEE PHOTOGRAPHY
BY CASEY TRUDEAU
In bridal circles, New York City is known for being home to the industry’s top caterers, photographers, venues, florists, dress designers, and planners. But this treasure trove of talent can make it a tad overwhelming to narrow down the options. “This city has a lot to offer,” says Tatiana Byron, owner of the Wedding Salon (535 Eighth Ave., 212631-7777; weddingsalon.com), a luxury curator of wedding vendors. “Think first about your guest’s experience.” For couples that can’t quite decide, sometimes they just don’t have to. New York fashion pair Sara Towbin and Nick Stein chose multiple venues for their nuptials. They kept it small with a rustic outdoor ceremony and romantic luncheon at Dan Barber’s upstate culinary mecca, Blue Hill at Stone Barns (630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, 914-366-9600; bluehillfarm.com), with only close friends and family in attendance. As native New Yorkers, they couldn’t ignore the siren call of the city, so they capped off the festivities the next evening with a blowout party at the Top of the Standard (848 Washington St., 212-645-7600; standardhotels .com). As one of New York’s trendiest nightspots, with panoramic city views, the Standard was the perfect topper to Sara and Nick’s wedding weekend.
“WE TRULY ARE NEW YORKERS. HAVING EVERYONE ENJOY THAT VIEW ABOVE MANHATTAN WAS MAJOR FOR US.” –sara towbin
Make a statement! Sara Towbin and Nick Stein chose a wedding to reflect their unique personality as a couple. An upstate ceremony at Blue Hill at Stone Barns complemented a ravishing soirée at the Top of the Standard (shown).
BRIDAL PRIVATE CLUB Autumn in New York: For their fall wedding, Mackie Healy and Alexander Glauber embraced the colors of the season in the centerpieces (LEFT) and the bridal bouquet (BELOW).
A NEW YORK CLASSIC FROM A CHANCE MEETING AT SOTHEBY’S TO A FÊTE AT THE COLONY CLUB, A COUPLE’S WHIRLWIND WEDDING HAS ITS ROOTS IN THE CITY’S HERITAGE.
York is just so beautiful year-round, so we developed colors and flowers to add seasonal touches.” To ensure that their wedding was captured for posterity, Mackie and Alexander looked to photographer Judy Pak (judypak.com). “Communication between couple and photographer is fundamental for helping us capture beautiful and authentic images,” says Pak. “We love to get to know our couples, listen to their stories, and learn about their style to create more meaningful images for them.” Of course, having an attractive couple and a sophisticated backdrop makes the process a breeze. Says Pak, “We get excited when couples have an impeccable taste for fashion and are willing to have fun with the photos!”—C.T.
BACKLESS APPEAL The backless dress is one of the season’s hottest wedding trends. Mackie Healy’s custom Brandon Maxwell gown (LEFT) gave her the effortlessly cool and elegant look she craved. It’s no secret that a wedding dress is one of the focal points of the day—after all, your friends and family will watch you dance, toast, and celebrate the night away—so remember that the dress should be as breathtaking from the back as it is from the front! ABOVE: Stretch lace gown, Theia ($1,975). Lovely Bride, 182 Duane St., 212-924-2050; theiacouture.com
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JUDY PAK (CENTERPIECE, GLAUBER, HEALY)
When New York City is the backdrop to your love story, the fairy tale practically writes itself. After meeting at Sotheby’s auction house, New York couple Mackie Healy and Alexander Glauber knew that they wanted a classic wedding that represented the city’s cosmopolitan feel. The couple chose a private club that was special to the groom’s family and embodied the black-tie ambience they wanted. Event planner Danielle Elder of Classic Events (917-363-2208; classic eventsnyc.com) helped them pull the sophisticated elements together. “We gave them the traditional wedding they dreamed of—but with a modern twist,” she says. “Personal touches in your wedding are key.” The couple really wanted to embrace the season, she adds: “New
BRIDAL LANDMARK THE GROOM’S TOUCH They do! Nate Berkus (left) and Jeremiah Brent wed at the New York Public Library. Their friend and wedding planner Marcy Blum used “tons and tons” of candles to create intimacy amid the grand environs (below left) and added special touches to individuate each table (below right).
MASCULINE ACCENTS CREATE A TRULY MODERN— BUT STILL ROMANTIC!— EXPERIENCE.
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THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY PROVIDES A GRAND BACKDROP FOR THE MOST MEANINGFUL OF VOWS.
After getting engaged in Peru, dapper interior designers Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent wanted an iconic New York landmark for their wedding, and the New York Public Library spoke to them. “Choose a space based on the way you want your wedding to feel rather than have the space dictate what the wedding should be,” says Marcy Blum (212-9299814; marcyblum.com), a New York wedding planner and 72 GOTHAM-MAGAZINE.COM
friend of the couple, who arranged their festivities. “Use it as a backdrop rather than [let it] supersede what you want.” It’s worth noting that public spaces often have a different set of restrictions compared to more traditional ones—think permits, limitations on adding or erecting décor, and special curfews for both entering and exiting the venue. “Before you get your heart set on a space just on the way it
looks,” advises Blum, “look at all the variables.” Scale is also a factor, and Blum is a pro at using small touches to create an intimate feeling even in grand spaces. “Certainly tons and tons of candlelight is important,” she says. “Whenever you’re doing a party for more than 50 people, it’s best to use different sizes and shapes of tables. You want to avoid it looking like a ginormous banquet room or a cafeteria. You won’t see any two tables replicated exactly.” Every detail matters when you want your wedding to be one-of-a-kind!—C.T.
Finishing touches make for a perfect groom’s gift, such as these Rebel at Heart cufflinks in sterling silver with black enamel and onyx by Thomas Sabo ($198). Westfield WTC at The Oculus, 185 Greenwich St., 347-507-8300; thomassabo.com
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BRIDAL JEWELRY White-gold diamond watch bracelet, Hermès ($65,300). 691 Madison Ave., 212-751-3181; hermes.com
14k white-gold .50-carat diamond stud set, London Collection (starting at $795). London Jewelers, Westfield World Trade Center, Oculus/Main Level C2, 212-381-9455; londonjewelers.com
White-gold 7.06-carat pearshaped diamonds and 18.55-carat brilliant-cut diamond necklace, Wempe ($244,424). 700 Fifth Ave., 212-397-9000; wempe.com
Style inspiration: Mia Farrow perfectly incorporates a pair of diamond drop earrings into a knockout ensemble.
EVERLASTING ELEGANCE Platinum and diamond bracelet, Cartier (price on request). 828 Madison Ave., 212-472-6400; cartier.com
EMBRACE A MODERN TWIST ON CLASSIC PIECES WITH DIAMONDS THAT GO ON FOREVER.
Platinum 2.05-carat diamond baguettes and 1.05-carat pavé diamond wedding band, David Alan Jewelry ($12,500). By appointment, 2 W. 45th St., 212-3821410; davidalan jewelry.com
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18k white-gold and 10-carat three-row Statement diamond line bracelet, Forevermark by Leo Schachter (price on request). London Jewelers, Westfield World Trade Center, Oculus/Main Level C2, 212-381-9455; londonjewelers.com Platinum 130th-anniversary diamond pavé engagement ring (price on request) and platinum and pavé band, ($12,500), Tiffany & Co. 727 Fifth Ave., 212-755-8000; tiffany.com
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Platinum and .22-carat diamond octagonal halo modern vintage engagement ring, A.Jaffe ($3,470; not including center stone). Madison Jewelers, 400 Madison Ave., 212-644-4100; a.jaffe.com
Platinum five-row diamond set necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels (price on request). 744 Fifth Ave., 212-896-9284; vancleefarpels.com
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Sometimes the most unexpected spaces are right in your backyard. At the beginning of the planning process, Emily Tisch Sussman, the campaign director for the Center for American Progress Action Fund, and Kevin Craw, a foreign policy analyst, knew they wanted an atypical wedding venue that still felt like New York. Planner Bronson Van Wyck (212-675-8601; vanwyck .net) looked beyond the
usual locales to Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, creating a magical oasis with picturesque views of the Manhattan skyline. The chance to be the park’s first wedding added to its allure for the couple. Close proximity to the city made travel easy for both New Yorkers and out-oftowners, and Senator Cory Booker, a close friend, acted as officiant, giving the ceremony an intimate
and friendly feeling. The removed stillness of Roosevelt Island made it seem like an escape, and the tent, full of twinkling candles, added to the sense of romantic seclusion. “Just on the other side of the park, next to our afterparty tent, are some of the only structural ruins left in the city,” says Van Wyck. “We got permission to light [them] to incorporate them into part of the décor.” When choosing a conven-
tional space in the city, says Van Wyck, “You have access to fabulous food, beautiful spaces, and great service. You basically start on third base.” For couples that go an alternate route, he continues, “It’s important to take into consideration that they may not provide items that are taken for granted at other wedding venues.... Think about a way to make it yours—put your signature icing on the cake so it stands out from the rest.”—C.T.
A night to remember: “It was a journey, an escape,” says planner Bronson Van Wyck of this wedding on Roosevelt Island. “From one island to another, guests escaped the rough and loud streets of Manhattan to a glowing tent twinkling with candles, cocooned in the shimmering city lights of Manhattan and Queens. “
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DONNA NEWMAN
“ROOSEVELT ISLAND IS A WINDOW TO THE CITY SKYLINE AND THE MOST PICTURESQUE BACKDROP FOR A CEREMONY.” —bronson van wyck
BRIDAL HAMPTONS This private residence in Water Mill, Bridgehampton, hosted over 425 guests, complete with sit-down dinner and dessert.
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vineyards like Wölffer Estate Vineyards (wolffer .com), Channing Daughters (channing daughters.com), and Bedell Cellars (bedellcellars.com); and dynamic cultural centers such as the Parrish Art Museum (parrishart .org) and Madoo Conservancy (madoo.org). Each venue has a distinct personality, so a couple must choose one that feels true to them. “The theme absolutely has to revolve around the bride and the groom,” says Scott. Oheka Castle (oheka.com) gives a grand feel, while a sunset wedding at the Harbor Club (harborclubatprime.com) is a perfect way to connect to the surrounding nature. For engaged couples, dreaming of venues is natural, and the Hamptons is filled with ethereal options.—C.T.
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The breathtaking beaches and quaint towns they border have many brides obsessing a little (or a lot!) over the Hamptons as the perfect romantic wedding locale. For New Yorkers, it can be the destination wedding you long for without the stress of extensive travel. “It’s the Riviera of America!” says wedding planner extraordinaire Larry Scott of Lawrence Scott Events (212-369-3100; lawrencescottevents.com). “Couples can have that feel on the East Coast. If a guest cannot do a whole weekend, they’re not missing out.” The Hamptons abounds with options: intimate inns such as Topping Rose House (toppingrosehouse .com), The Maidstone (themaidstone.com), and Gurneys Inn (gurneys montauk.com); glorious
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Do it right: The DIY women’s parlor in Gucci’s redesigned Fifth Avenue flagship store has a feminine touch, with tufted walls and a light pink palette.
The iconic luxury house of Gucci is making what could possibly be one of its biggest changes to date: a complete redesign of its legendary Fifth Avenue ﬂagship boutique, taking Creative Director Alessandro Michele’s romantic and worldly vision to even grander heights. The new store space juxtaposes hard components (think marble and polychrome display cases) against soft accents (velvet furniture and oriental rugs), a one-of-a-kind mash-up now synonymous with the Italian house. The renovations also extend to the brand’s neighboring children’s boutique, creating an all-encompassing vision for Gucci’s Fifth Avenue spectacle. 725 Fifth Ave., 212-826-2600; gucci.com
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the charts, too. 965 Madison Ave., 646-677-5555; aquatalia.com
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Minimal and cool, Alexander Wang’s Soho outpost is the ultimate destination for all things haute, drawing inspiration from grunge and French chic for that covetable downtown look. 103 Grand St., 212-977-9683; alexanderwang.com
Colombian-born designer Edgardo Osorio’s colorful, ultra-glam footwear— like his signature Sexy Thing booties and Christy flats—is having a major moment, and his Madison Avenue boutique provides the perfect backdrop, with graphic stripes, striking columns, and beautiful marble. INSIDER TIP: The just-released #Aquazzuramini was announced on Instagram, allowing girls to be just like Mommy with miniature versions of Aquazzura’s coveted shoes. 939 Madison Ave., 347-328-0080; aquazzura.com
This Parisian designer is famous for her essential wear-everywhere white shirt. 837 Madison Ave., 212-988-8081; 610 Fifth Ave., 212-489-1554; annefontaine.com
Make like a fashion insider and browse a curated selection of must-have pieces (like an off-the-runway Salvatore Ferragamo dress or one-of-a-kind minaudière) that are available to rent. The store’s knowledgeable founders, Alexandra Lind Rose and Trisha Gregory, are industry veterans with decades of experience between them. 1 E. 52nd St., 646-580-7464; armarium.com
This colorful timepiece purveyor specializes in unique, sporty watches for men and women. Danielle B Jewelers, 871 Seventh Ave., 212-4591400; teno.com
AQUATALIA Fashion darlings like The Glamourai’s Kelly Framel and royal style-maven Kate Middleton rely on Creative Director Edmundo Castillo for weatherproof and stain-resistant shoes and boots to finish off the perfect wardrobe. Their men’s selection is off
boutique on Madison Avenue with an exclusive capsule collection. The new shop is brimming with both her fashion and high jewelry, inspired by leaves, shells, and animals. 957 Madison Ave., 212-628-2125; 265 Lafayette St., 212-335-0604; aureliebidermann.com
BALMAIN A-listers like Allison Williams and Naomi Watts and models like Jourdan Dunn and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley are fans of Olivier Rousteing’s glam pieces, which range from cut-out tops to colorful body-conscious dresses. 100 Wooster St., 212-966-4200; balmain.com
BARNEYS NEW YORK The luxury retailer returns to its original 1920s home in Chelsea with a 55,000-square-foot, five-floor flagship. 660 Madison Ave., 212-826-8900; 101 Seventh Ave., 646-264-6400; 2151 Broadway, 646-335-0978; barneys.com
BERGDORF GOODMAN This New York institution isn’t just about luxury fashion (though obviously there’s plenty of that): It offers personal styling sessions from experts like 30-year veteran (and Chanel bag enthusiast) Alla Prokopov, a John Barrett salon on the penthouse floor, and picturesque views of Central Park from its restaurant
the arrival of new Chanel accessories? Get on Joseph Costello’s emails for hard-to-find runway pieces and one-of-a-kind classics. Women’s Store, 754 Fifth Ave., 212-753-7300; Men’s Store, 745 Fifth Ave., 212-753-7300; bergdorfgoodman.com
BLUE & CREAM Jeffrey Goldstein took this Hamptons outpost and duplicated the experience for Manhattan shoppers, offering a unique product mix for men and women like Illesteva sunnies and Sydney Evan jewelry; designers from its own private label to romantic feminine looks from Zimmerman make this a one-stop shop. 1 E. First St., 212-533-3088; blueandcream.com
BOTTEGA VENETA As a precursor to the opening of its first New York Maison store, this Italian powerhouse just moved into a sprawling Madison Avenue location. 650 Madison Ave., 212-371-5511; Brookfield Place, 225 Liberty St., 212-271-2626; bottegaveneta.com
but for diners it’s Square Diner (33 Leonard St., 212-925-7188). Our first
The city’s newest retail mecca is all about one-stop shopping, with All Saints, Bottega Veneta, Ermenegildo Zegna, Gucci, Hermès Parfumerie, Saks Fifth Avenue, Smythson, Salvatore Ferragamo, Theory, and Tory Burch. Dining options include new favorites like authentic French marketplace Le District and American saloon P.J. Clarke’s. 230 Vesey St., 212-978-1698; brookfieldplaceny.com
home in Tribeca was a block away, and our kids grew up going there for
weekend breakfasts. It’s tiny and owned by the nicest guy. The breakfast
Design darling Zac Posen lends expertise to classic American sportswear as the brand’s creative director. 1180 Madison Ave., 212-2895027; 1270 Avenue of the Americas, 212-247-9374; 346 Madison Ave., 212-682-8800; brooksbrothers.com
This French jeweler recently opened a
WHO: Founder and creative director of an eponymous line of necklaces,
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charms, and other celeb-approved baubles. GO-TO COFFEE SHOP: “Kaffe (275 Greenwich St., 212-693-3750; kaffe1668.com) or Maman (211 W. Broadway, 646-882-8682; mamannyc.com) for soy/almond lattes,
potatoes just don’t taste the same at the larger diners… ask for them well done.” COCKTAIL CRAVING: “Lychee martini from Mr Chow (121 Hudson St., 212-965-9500; mrchow.com) in Tribeca—it’s my Cheers.” FAVORITE SHOPPING: “Barneys (660 Madison Ave., 212-826-8900; barneys.com), always. They have everything, including Céline and Dries. There is David Rosen in Shoes (@barneysshoeman), who can find any shoe
and knows exactly what I will want before it comes in; Sonya Benson in
Leonardo DiCaprio and Prince William are fans of this luxury Italian label’s streamlined shapes in mineral shades. 379 Bleecker St.,
Private Shopping; and Doris in Dries, who I have been working with since I moved to NY in 1989. We go way back.”
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CALVIN KLEIN The American brand’s collections bring modernity to a whole new level, and thanks to a global ad campaign boasting icons like Kate Moss and Grace Coddington and of-the-moment models like Bella Hadid, it’s a proven staple among the stylish and fashionforward. 654 Madison Ave., 2122-292-9000; calvinklein.com
44,100-square-foot space. INSIDER TIP: Among the many offerings—signature pieces, high jewelry, accessories, and collectible watches—the just-released Panthère de Cartier watch is the most sough-after item. 653 Fifth Ave., 212-446-3400; 828 Madison Ave., 212-472-6400; cartier.us
CÉLINE Purveyor of all things sleek and minimal, Phoebe Philo’s designs are for the chic set. 870 Madison Ave., 212-535-3703; 67 Wooster St., 212-226-8001; celine.com
generous volumes with sensual lines. 824 Madison Ave., 212-439-4220; degrisogono.com
DOLCE & GABBANA Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s take on Italian glamour has been at the forefront of fashion since the brand’s establishment in 1984. 717 Fifth Ave., 212-897-9653; Woman’s Boutique, 827 Madison Ave., 212-2494100; Children’s Boutique, 820 Madison Ave., 646-767-9171; dolcegabbana.com
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The choice for leading men from the big screen to city streets, Canali specializes in made-to-measure menswear. 625 Madison Ave., 212-752-3131; canali.com
This appointment-only jeweler is perfect for helping find and craft stunning pieces for any occasion. 2 W. 45th St., 212-382-1410; davidalanjewelry.com
Elegant silhouettes get pops of color in the iconic designer’s jewel box of a boutique. 802 Madison Ave., 212-7442076; carolinaherrera.com
The fashion jewelry brand does ever fresher takes on its classic cable and chevron patterns, from everyday bracelets to engagement rings and elaborate pavé designs. 712 Madison Ave., 212-752-4255; 114 Prince St., 212-343-7918; davidyurman.com
CARTIER After a major renovation spearheaded by interior designer Thierry Despont, the revamped mansion is exquisite. It features leather upholstered walls and a staircase connecting all four floors of the
DE GRISOGONO Founder and Creative Director Fawaz Gruosi creates pieces that contrast
The fashion retail space offers multiple floors with an eclectic atmosphere and trendy pieces to match the art gallerylike aesthetic. INSIDER TIP: The rotating clothing installations are always timely. Visit now for the Comme des Garçons installation by Rei Kawakubo, who will also be honored this year at the Met’s Costume Institute in an exhibition called “The Art of In Between.” 160 Lexington Ave., 646-837-7750; doverstreetmarket.com
DSQUARED2 The brand’s fashion-forward styles have appeared everywhere from Madonna’s music videos to catwalks all over the globe. 402 W. Broadway, 212-966-3487; dsquared2.com
EDON MANOR Claire Olshan’s boutique, Fivestory, wows with three floors of perfectly curated luxury.
Statement-making shoes from Paul Andrew and Alexandre Birman, bags by Lanvin and Givenchy, small leather goods from design darling Alexander Wang, and so much more make up an accessories-lover’s dream at the English manor-inspired boutique, which is infused with a dreamy palette of nudes, ivory, and blush tones. 391 Greenwich St., 212-431-3890; edonmanor.com
ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA The luxury Italian label offers men’s clothing, tailored suits, shoes, accessories, and fragrances. 663 Fifth Ave., 212-421-4488; zegna.com
ESCADA Effortless glamour and modern femininity are at the core of the German-based women’s brand. 7 E. 55th St., 212-755-2200; us.escada.com
FIVESTORY Housed in a traditional brownstone on the Upper East Side, the three-story boutique founded by New York University graduate Claire Olshan (and her father, Fred Distenfeld) offers one-off finds from sought-after labels like Giambattista Valli, Brandon Maxwell, and Rosie Assoulin. 18 E. 69th St., 212-888-1338; fivestoryny.com
FOREVERMARK Each Forevermark diamond is beautiful, rare, and responsibly sourced. De Beers Diamond Jewellers, 703 Fifth Ave., 212-906-0001; debeers.com
GIVENCHY Riccardo Tisci’s vision of the maison brings a dose of urban luxe to women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessories. 747 Madison Ave., 212-650-0180; givenchy.com
GUCCI Creative Director Alessandro Michele brings a fresh twist to the Italian luxury brand with clothes and accessories that feel vintage and referential but also lively and unmistakably now. 725 Fifth Ave., 212-826-2600; gucci.com
HERMÈS Since 2001, Pierre Hardy has created jewelry designs that put a modern spin on the brand’s equestrian heritage. 691 Madison Ave., 212-751-3181; Men’s Store, 690 Madison Ave., 212-308-3585; 15 Broad St., 212-785-3030; hermes.com
INTERMIX Personal stylists guide shoppers through a mix of edgy and stylish sartorial and accessories designers. 98 Prince St., 212-966-5303; 332 Bowery, 212-228-8531; 365 Bleecker St., 212-929-7180; 812 Washington St., 646-480-5762; 125 Fifth Ave., 212-533-9720; intermixonline.com
ISABEL MARANT The designer’s collection of French It-girl pieces are set off by the boutique’s beautiful installations using wood, polyester film, and a motor by sculpture artist Arnold Goron. 469 Broome St., 212-219-2284; 23 E. 67th
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St., 212-249-2019; isabelmarant.com
JEFFREY NEW YORK Manhattan’s style set shops the boutique for items from Christian Louboutin, Sacai, Kenzo, and more. 449 W. 14th St., 212-206-1272; jeffreynewyork.com
JENNIFER FISHER This celebrity jewelry designer and fashion favorite specializes in charms, architectural cuffs, and stackable rings. 103 Fifth Ave., 888-255-0640; jenniferfisherjewelry.com
LA PERLA Founded in 1954 by Italian corsetmaker Ada Masotti, La Perla now offers everything from swimwear to perfume. 803 Madison Ave., 212-570-0050; 434 W. Broadway, 212-219-0999; laperla.com
LJ CROSS Jeweler Lisa Jackson creates pieces that convey laidback luxury. 994 Madison Ave., 212-472-5050; ljcrossny.com
Choo’s sky-high strappy sandals may be the most recognizable, but the brand’s handbags and leather goods are just as coveted. 699 Madison Ave., 212-759-7078; 645 Fifth Ave., 212-593-0800; 111 Greene St., 347-584-882; jimmychoo.com
Go for monogrammed leather bags and luxury trunks galore. INSIDER TIP: The Soho shop, revamped by architect Peter Marino, features the works of artist Shuji Mukai on display. Flagship, 1 E. 57th St., 212-758-8877; 116 Greene St., 212-274-9090; louisvuitton.com
This French house is celebrated for its expert work with luxury leathers. 959 Madison Ave., 917-239-0933; jitrois.com
Consuelo Castiglioni’s playful vision for the Italian label made it a global success across womenswear, menswear, and baubles. 159–161 Mercer St., 212-3433912; 1 Gansevoort St., 646-532-6015; 21 E. 67th St., 212-257-6907; marni.com
JOHN VARVATOS The designer’s love of Motor City rock ’n’ roll is apparent in his trendy, tailored menswear. 765 Madison Ave., 212-7602414; johnvarvatos.com
KIRNA ZABÊTE Founded in 1999 by college friends, the eclectic boutique—which recently opened a permanent outpost in East Hampton—features Beth Buccini’s curated favorites, including cuttingedge fashion from 3.1 Phillip Lim and Vetements. 477 Broome St., 212-9419656; kirnazabate.com
MARYAM NASSIR ZADEH Located on the Lower East Side, this boutique boasts stark white walls that act as a canvas for the downtown designer’s curated selection of independent designers, insider faves, and her own minimal styles. 123 Norfolk St., 212-673-6405; mnzstore.com
Every season caters to the designer’s glam, jet-set-chic clientele. 601 Fifth Ave., 212-582-2444; michaelkors.com
MISAHARA Designer Lepa Galeb-Roskopp is influenced by her multicultural lifestyle. The Shops at the Plaza Hotel, 1 W. 58th St., 212-371-7050; misahara.com
MODA OPERANDI LANCIANI TRAVEL JEWELRY Each piece is plated with three layers of yellow, white, or oxidized gold, and
seasonal collections from the likes of Marchesa, Jonathan Simkhai, and Emilio Pucci. 24 E. 64th St., 212-7277120; modaoperandi.com
Goodman Jewelry Salon’s best-kept secret until he opened a stand-alone shop in 2014. 895 Madison Ave., 212-585-4200; paulmorelli.com
Thom Browne takes après ski to the next level with modern looks for ladies and gents. 650 Madison Ave., 646-7687022; 90 Prince St., 646-350-3620; moncler.com
Created in New York by Parsons graduates-turned-fashion powerhouses Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, the brand redefines the modern woman’s wardrobe with forward-thinking designs. 822 Madison Ave., 212-585-3200; 121 Greene St., 212-420-7300; proenzaschouler.com
NORMA KAMALI The shop features Kamali’s collection as well as an organic café and home and wellness items. 11 W. 56th St., 212-957-9797; normakamali.com
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LALIQUE The French master of all things crystal continues to expand its offerings. Recent highlights include gorgeous bowls and vases designed by the late great Zaha Hadid. 609 Madison Ave., 212-355-6550; lalique.com
Kirna Zabête’s eclectic mix of designers is a Broome Street mainstay.
hand set with cubic zirconia stones. 826 Lexington Ave., 212-832-2092; lanciani.com
Not just for fashion insiders anymore, Moda Operandi’s straight-from-therunway looks are shoppable in the online retailer’s boutique. Look for
Hailing from West Hollywood, the California-cool designs prove to be a mainstay for Manhattanites. 366 W. Broadway, 212-925-5400; 575 Madison Ave., 212-593-6135; 812 Madison Ave., 212-585-3433; oliverpeoples.com
RAG & BONE American staples get the British tailoring treatment at this in-demand label. Women’s Store, 182 Columbus Ave., 212-362-7138; 73 E. Houston St., 212-777-2210; Men’s and Women’s, 425 W. 13th St., 212-2493331; 11 E. 68th St., 646-517-7586; 119 Mercer St., 212-219-2204; Men’s Store, 228 W. Broadway, 646-2778362; rag-bone.com
OPENING CEREMONY Established designers like Raf Simons and Pamela Love make the bustling shop a must-visit locale. 35 Howard St., 212-219-2688; 1190–1192 Broadway, 646-695-5680; openingceremony.com
PAUL MORELLI This jeweler remained Bergdorf
RALPH LAUREN Since its inception in 1968, the label has put its stamp on everything from tuxedos to tennis skirts. INSIDER TIP: Nestled inside the flagship shop is Ralph Lauren’s first-ever fragrance boutique with 10 specially crafted eaux de parfums. The exclusive scents channel
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REINSTEIN/ROSS, GOLDSMITHS The jeweler is known for contemporary designs rendered with ingots of 18k to 22k gold. 29 E. 73rd St., 212-722-1901; reinsteinross.com
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE The go-to for trendy yet accessible contemporary collections, the luxury department store has stood as a pillar of New York’s fashion industry since 1924. 611 Fifth Ave., 212-753-4000; Brookfield Place, 225 Liberty St., 646-344-6300; saks.com
SALVATORE FERRAGAMO The Italian luxury lifestyle brand is favored by New York socialites and investment bankers. 655 Fifth Ave., 212-759-3822; ferragamo.com
SANJAY KASLIWAL Sanjay Kasliwal and his expert artisans are masters at Indian enameling techniques. 971 Madison Ave., 212-988-1511; sanjaykasliwal.com
SMYTHSON From Grace Kelly to Sigmund Freud, the British brand has been the longtime choice for quality leather goods. 667 Madison Ave., 212-2654573; smythson.com
SONIA RYKIEL Shop signature striped looks and colorful frocks amid the setting of a Parisian café, outfitted with more than 20,000 vintage books. 816 Madison Ave., 212-396-3060; soniarykiel.com
STELLA MCCARTNEY McCartney brings sustainable fashion to the forefront with super-chic vegan accessories and a new menswear line.
112 Greene St., 212-627-1408; stellamccartney.com
THAKOON Thakoon Panichgul creates effortless cool-meets-American classic pieces for the modern woman. 70 Wooster St., 212-929-0700; thakoon.com
cashmere pullovers, boat neck blouses, and leather jackets that are a must for every closet from Wall Street to the Upper East Side. 40 Gansevoort St., 212-524-6790; 137 Fifth Ave., 212-460-5289; 230 Columbus Ave., 212-362-3676; theory.com
TIFFANY & CO. THE APARTMENT BY THE LINE Modeled after a Soho apartment and offering services from personal styling assistance to wedding and gift registry, the shop sells everything from a blue velvet tufted sofa to an Altuzarra dress for your wardrobe and not-so-humble abode. 76 Greene St., 917-460-7196; theline.com
THE ROW Celeb design duo Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen brought their Californiacool and minimalist designs to a three-story townhouse in the heart of the Upper East Side for an intimate shopping experience. Their sleek collections include a new menswear line and curated vintage jewelry collection. 17 E. 71st St., 212-755-2017; therow.com
The memory of a black-clad Audrey Hepburn may draw visitors to the famed jeweler’s Fifth Avenue flagship, but distinctive designs across a range of price points keep them coming back. The offerings include sweetheart necklaces and rings in sterling silver (the Elsa Peretti collection); sleek, contemporary cuffs and bracelets (the Tiffany T collection); and show-stopping fine jewelry (Tiffany Masterpieces). 727 Fifth Ave., 212-755-8000; tiffany.com
TOD’S Italian luxury at its best, Tod’s offers shoes, ready-to-wear, and leather goods for men and women whose priorities run to quality craftsmanship and contemporary style. 650 Madison Ave., 212-644-5945; tods.com
TOMAS MAIER THEORY Basics get injected with the brand’s minimalist classicism, resulting in
Browse casual essentials within a chic 19th-century townhouse in the West Village. 407 Bleecker St.,
212-547-8383; 956 Madison Ave., 212-988-8686; tomasmaier.com
TORY BURCH Chic patterns and relaxed, easy silhouettes make Tory Burch an enduring favorite of Manhattan’s glitterati. 797 Madison Ave., 212-5108371; 38–40 Little W. 12th St., 212-929-0125; toryburch.com
TOTOKAELO Comme des Garçons and The Row are just two of the top labels found in this curated stop for fashion and art. 54 Crosby St., 306-623-3582; totokaelo.com
TOURNEAU New York’s go-to emporium is a certified retailer for Rolex, Patek Philippe, and its namesake watches since 1900. 510 Madison Ave., 212-7585830; 1095 Avenue of the Americas, 212-278-8041; 12 E. 57th St., 212-758-7300; tourneau.com
WEMPE JEWELERS Since debuting in NYC in 1980, Wempe has been recognized as one of the world’s leading purveyors of fine timepieces and jewels. 700 Fifth Ave., 212-397-9000; Rolex Boutique, 665 Fifth Ave., 212-759-8278; wempe.com
WESTFIELD WORLD TRADE CENTER Saks Downtown embraces an individualistic approach to personal style.
Shoppers come for the Insta-worthy architecture by Santiago Calatrava and stay for oodles of luxury shopping, thanks to stores like London Jewelers, John Varvatos, Smythson, and the first-ever Dior makeup concept boutique. 185 Greenwich St., 212-2849982; westfield.com
WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND In 1993, college friends Gerard Maione and Seth Weisser opened a vintage paradise for those seeking something truly unique amid the usual luxury label suspects. Coveted finds—from the 1880s to 1990s!— include Hermès Birkin bags, Louis Vuitton trunks, and Chanel earrings. 351 Broadway, 212-343-1225; whatgoesaroundnyc.com
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locales that have most influenced Lauren’s personal and professional life. New York City has an especially lovely scent, with notes of white lily and vetiver that recall the warmth and the spice so emblematic of Manhattan. Women’s and Home Flagship, 888 Madison Ave., 212-434-8000; Men’s Flagship, 867 Madison Ave., 212-606-2100; ralphlauren.com
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A LEGEND RETURNS
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UNION SQUARE CAFE REOPENS AFTER A REVAMP—AND RELOCATION.
It’s back! The first floor of the new Union Square Cafe features a bar, café, and dining room, while the second floor is divided into more intimate spaces.
“We as New Yorkers do not celebrate ‘old’—we celebrate what’s new and what’s next,” says Union Square Cafe’s director of operations, Sam Lipp. “Union Square Cafe is the anti-opening in that there is no fussiness: We don’t try, we just do.” The crown jewel in Danny Meyer’s restaurant kingdom may have moved a few blocks from its original Union Square West location, but it’s picking up where it left off, with a few subtle enhancements. Executive chef Carmen Quagliata’s menu still evokes seasonal dining at its best, but there are new, adventurous pastas, too. The design by the Rockwell Group is somehow grander and airier at the same time, but familiar touches abound. The original bar has been preserved on the second ﬂoor (a choice spot for an intimate cocktail or two), and the iconic neon sign is intact above the entrance. 101 E. 19th St., 212243-4020; unionsquarecafe.com
The SOURCE: SCENE DINING AUGUSTINE From his first spot, Odeon, Keith McNally’s hotter-than-hot French restaurants have become New York landmarks with near-impossible-toscore reservations, so it makes sense that his latest—which has opened at the Beekman Hotel—is the boîte-tobe-at for French classics and an incredibly impressive wine list. 5 Beekman St., 212-375-0010; augustineny.com
THE BEATRICE INN Angie Mar’s reimagined version of this West Village spot has developed an almost sommelier-like approach to the cuts of meat it offers. Taking the reins from Graydon Carter and maintaining an impossibly cool crowd have been a breeze for Mar, who has kept the often-hard-to-find spot packed night after night. 285 W. 12th St., 212-675-2808; thebeatriceinn.com
CAFÉ MEDI A dose of Mediterranean cuisine was deeply needed in the city, and Café Medi serves it up with both small and large plates in a space with Aegeaninspired murals and a cavernous
skylight, giving this Lower East Side restaurant a truly coastal vibe.107 Rivington St.; cafemedinyc.com
CHEF’S CLUB NYC The organizing principle behind this resto keeps it in a constant state of buzz: Celebrity chefs submit dishes to a menu that changes seasonally, so diners can taste Bryce Shuman’s radicchio tardivo, Curtis Stone’s charred octopus, and Eric Ripert’s croque monsieur in one sitting. The industrial-chic setting was designed by Rockwell Group, with a massive, eye-catching piece of salt suspended from the ceiling. 275 Mulberry St., 212-941-1100; chefsclubnyc.com
CUT NEW YORK CITY Wolfgang Puck is off to a stellar start with his first restaurant in New York City. Each cut of meat is presented table side, from porterhouse to wagyu, and you’ll find guest after guest snapping the presentation for Instagram. INSIDER TIP: Housed inside the hot new Robert A.M. Stern-designed Four Seasons Downtown, it’s worth arriving early to take a look at the hotel’s gilded chandeliers and photo-worthy staircase. 99 Church St., 646-880-1995; wolfgangpuck.com
EATALY DOWNTOWN The second iteration of the Flatiron market and dining establishment, the FiDi location offers plenty of authentic and delicious examples of Italian cuisine, from fresh pasta to oysters on the half-shell—perfect for midday power lunches and after-work glasses of wine. 101 Liberty St., 212-8972895; eataly.com
hotter than hot restaurants inside hotels. This Italian eatery in the Innside New York hotel offers up pastas and pastries in perfect harmony from a menu built by world-renowned chef Scott Conant. The ragù is so good—and so in-demand—that it’s on the brunch menu, too. 132 W. 27th St., 917-4095171; imperorestaurants.com
Held inside The Met Breuer, the seafood-focused restaurant from the team behind Estela is as hot as the art on the walls. Its subterranean feel makes for the perfect modern meal after a tour of one of the premier modern art collections in New York. 945 Madison Ave., 646-558-5383; florabarnyc.com
This bright and airy downtown eatery is new, hot, and hard to get into! The brainchild of two alums of London’s famed River Café, this restaurant attracts a super cool crowd with a seafood-structured menu that changes daily and features rustic dishes. 18 King St., 917-825-1618; kingrestaurant.nyc
FOWLER & WELLS
Tucked into the Beekman Hotel, Tom Colicchio’s latest restaurant features a breathtaking stained glass wall and an American-leaning menu. INSIDER TIP: Spend the night at the hotel upstairs and have your meal delivered right to your room! 5 Beekman St., 212-658-1848; fowlerandwells.com
The Batali & Bastianich team continues to drive the possibilities of Italian cuisine in new directions. This Michelin-starred spot checks a lot of boxes: a myriad of pastas, a superstar wine program, a lasting chocolate coppetta, and the most gorgeous balcony overlooking MEPA. 88 Ninth Ave., 212-977-6096; lasirena-nyc.com
IMPERO CAFFÈ Trending in New York right now are
WHO: Chef and restaurateur at Cut. #SQUADGOALS:
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“Up until I opened Cut at the new Four Seasons Hotel
Downtown, when I would visit New York I’d always be sure to stop in at my friends’ restaurants. I do my best to visit these places when I visit now, but my time and focus now is on our new restaurant downtown. I love Daniel (60 E. 65th St., 212-288-0033; danielnyc.com). I know
when I eat at the bar, Daniel [Boulud] will cook; it’s a great
This chic French restaurant on the Lower East Side has become a haven of celebrities and socialites. Taavo Somer of Freemans and Carlos Quirarte of The Smile combined forces for the first time and only accolades have followed. INSIDER TIP: Although healthy and veg-centric options dot the menu, stay tuned for their swine-and-wine dinners, which promise to be rowdy and rich! 177 Chrystie St., 646-918-7189; leturtle.fr
experience. Le Bernardin (155 W. 51st St., 212-554-1515; le-bernadin.com) is incredible. Very few chefs cook the way Eric [Ripert] does. I always enjoy my meal here. When I want Italian, I go to chef Michael White’s Marea (240 Central Park South, 212-582-5100; marea-nyc.com). I close my eyes and taste the flavors and textures of Michael’s food—it’s like I’m in Italy.” Cut is located at 99 Church St., 646-880-1995; wolfgangpuck.com
Coming off multiple rave reviews, Le Coucou has become the hottest ticket in town. Refined French cuisine has never been more in vogue than at this Little Italy outpost from Stephen Starr and Daniel Rose. INSIDER TIP: If you can score a post-dinner table at the adjacent club, The Blond, then kudos to you! 138 Lafayette St., 212-2714252; lecoucou.com
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LORING PLACE The reigning king of farm-to-table dining, Dan Kluger’s new restaurant has finally opened its doors with a veg-forward menu and custom aprons by friend Todd Snyder. Kluger’s love and appreciation for organic local fare comes from his days as executive chef at ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina. 21 W. Eighth St., 212-388-1831; loringplacenyc.com
MIMI This sexy French boîte may be minuscule, but the closely packed tables let you shop your fellow diners’ plates (there is lots of ooh’ing and aah’ing), and the stylish staff is happy to walk you through the decadent and innovative bistro menu. The lobster with escargot butter is everything. INSIDER TIP: In order to give the kitchen time to prepare the soufflé—which is excellent, btw—you have to order it at the start of the meal. 185 Sullivan St., 212-4181260; miminyc.com
pro polish; and original Madeline wallpaper illustrations. 35 E. 76th St., 212-744-1600; rosewoodhotels.com
THE BLOND With subtle gold and bronze accents that glint alluringly in the low light, this glamorous spot in Aby Rosen’s 11 Howard hotel quickly emerged last year as the choice for private events by the likes of Jimmy Choo and the Film Society. 11 Howard St., 212-2351111; 11howard.com
NIGHTLIFE AVENUE A prominent stop on the nightlife circuit, Avenue attracts celebs and scenesters with a sexy setting that combines over-the-top glamour (think tufted black-leather banquettes and electric candelabras) with masculine wood wainscoting. 116 10th Ave., 212-337-0054; avenue-newyork.com
BEMELMANS BAR This swanky Upper East Side spot within the Carlyle Hotel features jazz bands and singers throughout the week (including Woody Allen on the clarinet!); classic cocktails mixed with
Boom Room) is the gold-dusted lounge that specializes in beautifully balanced retro and modern cocktails in a setting that likes its glam with a side of glitz. INSIDER TIP: The Top of the Standard closes to the public at 9 pm each night (or midnight, from Sunday through Tuesday), but even early-evening revelers should book in advance to get a table with views of lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center. 848 Washington St., 212-645-7600; standardhotels.com
KING COLE BAR THE CLOCKTOWER Housed inside the Edition Hotel, the 24k-gold-leaf bar on the second floor sets the stage for a perfectly curated craft-cocktail menu. The cut-crystal barware glimmers alongside a super chic Flatiron crowd. INSIDER TIP: Make a reservation before or after cocktails at chef Jason Atherton’s British-fare restaurant inside the hotel and stare at the photography-covered mahogany walls. 5 Madison Ave., 212-413-4300; theclocktowernyc.com
NIX This Indian-inspired, veggie-heavy spot was the sleeper hit of 2016, with creative dishes like avocado, mint, and curry dip and ribbons of jicama with fresno chili and blood oranges. It’s no surprise that the crowd is super chic given that the restaurant’s primary investor is Condé Nast alum James Truman. 72 University Pl., 212-498-9393; nixny.com
birthday, this quiet, darkly lit lounge has graduated from cool newcomer to standard-bearer of the New York cocktail renaissance. The expert bartenders serve up some of the most exquisitely crafted drinks in the city. INSIDER TIP: Let the barkeeps suggest a tipple from the extensive menu based on your preferences— they won’t steer you wrong. 433 E. Sixth St., 212-388-0882; deathandcompany.com
DEATH & CO. Turning the corner on its tenth
A legend of New York’s high society kingpins, the King Cole Bar within the St. Regis hotel offers guests luxury dining and cocktails. We recommend the Bloody Mary, or “Red Snapper”— after all, the bar invented this brunch mainstay in the 1930s. 2 E. 55th St., 212-339-6857; stregisnewyork.com
THE STANDARD HOTEL This Meatpacking District gamechanger has not one but two nightlife destinations, both with semi-haughty gatekeepers at the door. Le Bain is the rooftop bar and club, and the Top of the Standard (formerly the Boom
The owners of Mimi did stints at some of the world’s most famous restaurants— Noma, Per Se—before opening their intriguingly intimate and innovative French bistro. shown: The blood orange Negroni at Mimi.
SQUARES Just east of Madison Square Park, far away from the din of the nightlife district, Squares takes a cheeky approach to the idea of old society clubs. Traditional décor, such as stag heads and trophies, are flattened and pixelated like a throwback Nintendo game, and even the cocktail bites have been cut into, well, squares. 360 Park Ave. South, 212-481-0187; squaresny.com
VANDAL This trendy downtown resto pairs street art with street food in an elevated setting. The tapas-style menu keeps the place buzzy and fun; diners snack on New York hot pretzel steak tartare, banh mi sliders, and chicken katsu and waffles while taking in eye-popping murals by street artists Hush, Shepard Fairey, and Tristan Eaton. Diners can get into mischief of their own at the downstairs lounge. 199 Bowery, 212-400-0199; vandalnewyork.com
NEW ON BROADWAY AMÉLIE Upon graduating from Juilliard, actress and singer Phillipa Soo began a swift rise through the ranks of young Broadway stars, from the acclaimed Off-Broadway premiere of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 to a Tony nod for Best Actress for her performance in Hamilton. Now she’s a headliner, starring as everyone’s favorite French charmer in this musical adaptation of the 2001 film. Previews begin March 9, Walter Kerr
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Rachel Chavkin’s glittering production immerses the audience in the action of Great Comet, which stars Denée Benton (LEFT), Brittain Ashford, and pop vocalist Josh Groban (NOT SHOWN).
ANASTASIA This season, there is no shortage of shows adapted from films, but this musical doesn’t need to rely on brand recognition alone: The top-shelf creative team—songwriting duo Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime), director Darko Tresnjak (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder), and playwright Terrence McNally (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Master Class)—has half a dozen Tonys between them. Previews begin March 23, Broadhurst Theatre, 235 W. 44th St., 212-239-6200; anastasiabroadway.com
Dave Malloy’s eccentric electropop opera Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 is one of the most original musicals of the 21st century. Sure, it echoes other styles—the overheated yet irresistible theatrics of rock operas like Jesus Christ Superstar, the fuzzy beats of EDM, the melodic sweep of classical art song— but the end result is thrillingly Malloy’s own. Imperial Theatre, 249 W. 45th St., 212-2396200; greatcomet broadway.com
A BRONX TALE Robert De Niro and Chazz Palminteri reunite as director and writer, respectively, for this musical adaptation of Palminteri’s one-manshow-turned-Hollywood-film. Alan Menken’s score is a low-level pastiche of lounge music and ’60s-era soul (with what sounds like a blatant ripoff of “You’re All I Need to Get By”), but Broadway favorite Nick Cordero gives an absolutely splendid performance as the charismatic gangster Sonny. Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St., 212-239-6200; abronxtalethemusical.com
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY After the success of Matilda on Broadway, it was only a matter of time before Roald Dahl’s most famous story got a big-budget musical adaptation. The flashy West End production—long on spectacle and
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OUT OF THIS WORLD!
This original musical is all about Americana: A group of World War II vets teams up with a singing war widow to enter a radio contest to find the next great big band. Look for show-stopping swing routines from Hamilton choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler. Previews begin March 31, Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 W. 45th St., 212-239-6200; bandstandbroadway.com
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WHO: Director of Nightlife at Squares NY. NIGHT(S) OUT: “The night starts at The Rickey (210 W 55th St., 646-756-2054;
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therickey.com). Great craft cocktail room in midtown west—nice
A new exhibition looks at American modernist Marsden Hartley’s Maine paintings, where the men are as rugged as the landscapes, and where the influence of artists like Paul Cézanne is apparent. The museum puts Hartley’s work in historical context by showing it alongside Japanese printmakers Utagawa Hiroshige and Katsushika Hokusai and American painters Winslow Homer and Albert Pinkham Ryder. March 15 to June 18, 945 Madison Ave., 212-731-1675; metmuseum.org
vibe, good music. You can grab some snacks, an amazing drink and just hang out. The Garret East (206 Avenue A, 212-228-6231; thegarreteast.com) is so hip, it could be in Brooklyn—DJs that spin on vinyl, cool bartenders (ask for Jeremy), good looking people that are agreeable to a conversation. It’s the best bar south of 14th Street and north of Houston. Daddy’s Girl (7 E. 17th St., 212-633-6003; daddysgirlny.com) is a new lounge underneath Union Faire brought to you by Hurricane Club alum Ryan Harris. It’s a unique space in a location that desperately needed something cool. Great DJs, awesome people—you can show up and have one drink or hang for the whole night. Dig it.” Squares is located at 360 Park Ave. S., 212481-0187; squaresnyc.com
special effects—comes to New York City with two-time Tony winner Christian Borle as the mysterious Willy Wonka. Previews begin March 28, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W. 46th St., 877-250-2929; charlieonbroadway.com
A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2
This heartwarming musical tells the real-life story of how an airplane’s passengers befriended the residents of a small Canadian town after their flight was grounded on September 11. Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 W. 45th St., 212-239-6200; comefromaway.com
What happens after Nora Helmer slams the door on her husband and children? Playwright Lucas Hnath dreams up a sequel to the classic Ibsen play with a star-studded cast to match (Laurie Metcalf, Chris Cooper, Condola Rashad, and recent Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell). The much in-demand director Sam Gold helms his third show of the theater season, which began with a sold-out run of Othello starring Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo at New York Theatre Workshop. Previews begin April 1, Golden Theatre, 252 W. 45th St., 212-239-6200; dollshousepart2.com
DEAR EVAN HANSEN
THE GLASS MENAGERIE
Pitch Perfect’s Ben Platt stars as an anxiety-stricken teen in this acclaimed musical from La La Land composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. The show is a bright-eyed, emotionally attuned reflection of the life of lonely American teenagers in a hyper-connected, digitized world. Platt’s performance, built on pinpoint comic timing and an earnest, heart-piercing voice, is one of the highlights of the Broadway season. Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 45th St., 212-239-6200; dearevanhansen.com
Broadway producers cannot stay away from Tennessee Williams’s gorgeous “memory play”—and neither can big-name talent. Sally Field and Joe Mantello star in Sam Gold’s staging. Belasco Theatre, 111 W. 44th St., 212-239-6200; glassmenagerieonbroadway.com
COME FROM AWAY
HELLO, DOLLY! The list of singing actresses who can step into a role once played by Carol Channing, Barbra Streisand, and Ethel Merman is short, and fortunately, it includes Bette Midler. She headlines
the current Broadway revival, which also stars David Hyde Pierce. Previews begin March 15, Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th St., 212-239-6200; hellodollyonbroadway.com
THE PRESENT Cate Blanchett makes the most anticipated debut of the Broadway season in this adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s first play. Through March 19, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 W. 47th St., 212-239-6200; thepresentbroadway.com
THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART The Met has built an exhibition around Georges Seurat’s moody canvas Parade de Cirque (Circus Sideshow), the pointillist master’s first nighttime scene. In 19th century Paris, a sideshow was a free street entertainment meant to entice passersby to purchase tickets to the circus; the exhibition will include more than 100 related works by Seurat and others, highlighting fairs and traveling circuses. Through May 29, 1000 Fifth Ave., 212-535-7710; metmuseum.org
A starry cast—Mark Ruffalo, Jessica Hecht, Tony Shalhoub, and Danny DeVito—takes on Arthur Miller’s intimate play about a man who looks back on his choice to sacrifice his ambitions for his family. American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St., 212-719-1300; roundabouttheatre.org
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s performance piece Work/Travail/ Arbeid sets out to determine whether dance can be adapted to the specific time and space constraints of a museum exhibition. She has taken a version of this work to Brussels already (where each performance was nine hours long), and the version for MoMA will be performed over nine days. March 25 to April 2, 11 W. 53rd St., 212-708-9400; moma.org
THE NEW MUSEUM
Glenn Close reprises her Tonywinning star turn—complete with histrionic mad scene—as Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, which hasn’t been on Broadway in two decades. Palace Theatre, 1564 Broadway, 877-2502929; sunsetboulevardthemusical.com
The new exhibition “Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work” takes in the artist’s early zines and videos, his comic-like illustrations, and his punk leanings as a way of charting his influence over a decades-long career. Through April 16, 235 Bowery, 212-219-1222; newmuseum.org
WHERE TO BOOK THE BEST ROOMS IN NYC
WALK THE WALK
Intimacy on a grand scale: The Walker Hotel’s lobby is designed to evoke an inviting parlor, with plush furniture, a fireplace, and rich wall-coverings.
On a serene street just south of Union Square, the Walker Hotel offers the glitz and glamour of the jazz age (think velvet-covered furniture and mood lighting) with modern luxuries (like HDTVs and in-room stereos). The bar and room interiors make guests feel as though they’ve escaped to a Gatsby-esque time, and the pristinely tiled marble bathrooms offer supreme relaxation with a soaking tub, standing glass shower, and toiletries by C.O. Bigelow. The Walker Terrace room also leads out to its own balcony overlooking the Village below and the Empire State Building in the distance— allowing guests to enjoy one of New York’s most intimate neighborhoods and its vibrant Art Deco history. 52 W. 13th St., 212-375-1300; walkerhotel.com
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THE WAL ER HOTEL’S RECENT REVAMP GIVES GUESTS THE FEELING THEY ARE STAYING IN A GREENWICH VILLAGE PIED-À-TERRE.
The SOURCE: SPACE FIDI/TRIBECA THE BEEKMAN Located in one of lower Manhattan’s most revered historic buildings, this chic new hotel also boasts two of the city’s buzziest restaurants, Keith McNally’s Augustine and Tom Colicchio’s Fowler & Wells (the latter delivers room service 24/7). 123 Nassau St., 212-233-2300; thompsonhotels.com/the-beekman
FOUR SEASONS NEW YORK DOWNTOWN Robert A.M. Stern’s latest masterpiece features the classic luxury he is known for, as well as the first-ever Wolfgang Puck restaurant in New York. INSIDER TIP: Take a right off the lobby to peek at the stairwell to the private event space—it’s the hotel’s most featured Insta spot! 27 Barclay St., 646-880-1999; fourseasons.com/ newyorkdowntown
THE GREENWICH HOTEL Robert De Niro’s country-style hotel features a Shibui Spa and buzzy dining spot Locanda Verde. INSIDER TIP: Sit in the lobby’s front lounge and there are always guaranteed celeb sightings, like Harvey Weinstein catching up with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. 377 Greenwich St., 212-941-8900; thegreenwichhotel.com
THE JAMES True to its hip locale, The James features a stylish rooftop bar, an in-house art curator, and a David Burke restaurant. The balcony is the perfect spot for a cocktail and incredible views of One World Trade. 27 Grand St., 212-4652000; jameshotels.com
SMYTH Loft-style rooms, Kiehl’s products, and terry-cloth robes fill this boutique hotel. 85 W. Broadway, 212-5877000; thompsonhotels.com
LES/EAST VILLAGE THE BOWERY HOTEL An industrial-like building disguises kitschy interiors. 335 Bowery, 212-505-9100; theboweryhotel.com
CROSBY STREET HOTEL Each of the 86 rooms is distinctly different and luxuriously appointed. 79 Crosby St., 212-226-6400; firmdalehotels.com
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glass-ceilinged lobby lounge that looks into a swimming pool above. The hot new restaurant Megu serves an impressive sushi menu. 355 W. 16th St., 212-229-2559; dreamhotels.com
THE HIGH LINE HOTEL The rooms in this converted 1865 dormitory feature quirky details like terrariums and rotary phones from the ’30s. With walking proximity to MEPA, The Whitney, and the excitement of Hudson Yards, this undiscovered gem won’t remain so for long.180 10th Ave., 212-929-3888; thehighlinehotel.com
MIDTOWN THE KIMBERLY HOTEL Opt for The Kimberly if you’re looking for a homey yet luxe stay— most rooms are spacious suites that include a kitchenette. 145 E. 50th St., 212-702-1600; kimberlyhotel.com
THE STANDARD, HIGH LINE When André Balazs opened this 18-story, concrete-and-glass structure, in 2009, it was an instant sensation— and its cool factor shows no signs of abating. The guest rooms’ floor-toceiling windows, with unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline, continue to enchant; the hotel’s two late-night spots, Le Bain and Top of the Standard, draw a see-and-be-seen crowd; and the Standard Grill delivers an ace brunch. 848 Washington St., 212-645-4646; standardhotels.com
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This after-hours spot is known for its
This retro-chic spot offers celeb
WHO: Interior designer and host of Yours Mine or Ours on Bravo.
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sightings, high-end amenities, and access to the city’s only private park. INSIDER TIP: Breakfast at Maialino is a must—we recommend the cacio e pepe. 2 Lexington Ave., 212-9203300; gramercyparkhotel.com
VA-VA-VINTAGE: “The big trend in interior design is timeless, unique pieces with a rich history and patina. Pippin Vintage (112 W. 17th St., 212-505-5159; pippinvintage.com) is really a hidden gem. They have the best antiques for surprisingly great prices. Homenature (7 W. 18th St., 212-675-4663; homenature.com) has been
THE LONDON Inspired interiors from renowned designer David Collins are among the many draws of this hotel, a stone’s throw from Carnegie Hall and MoMA. 151 W. 54th St., 212-3075000; thelondonnyc.com
PARK HYATT Hyatt’s flagship hotel is housed in the first 25 floors of the colossal One57 condo tower at the heart of Billionaires’ Row. The design of the Living Room effortlessly turns a grand bar space into a cozy-chic setting for delicious after-work cocktails and bites. 153 W. 57th St., 646-774-1234; newyork.park.hyatt.com
THE ONE HOTEL, CENTRAL PARK Designed using reclaimed materials, this hotel is a natural wonder, with another location opening in Brooklyn. The California cuisine served at Jams plays up chef Jonathan Waxman’s keep-itsimple philosophy. INSIDER TIP: Take a close look at the exterior of the building—it is entirely covered in live vines. 1414 Sixth Ave., 212-703-2001; 1hotels.com/Central-Park
in the Hamptons for years and now is in the city. You’ll be salivating
over the amazing range of products they offer. Cafiero Select (36 E.
This classically luxurious hotel comes with all the amenities needed for the modern business traveler who wants to work (a 24-hour business center, IT support for conferences and events) and play (indoor pool, terrace, beauty services). 700 Fifth Ave., 212-9562888; newyork.peninsula.com
2nd St., 212-414-8821; cafieroselect.com) is my favorite store. They have the most amazing art, rugs, and furniture. Uhuru Design (74 Franklin St., 212-882-1581; uhurudesign.com) has the most interesting furniture ever seen. Go there. Now.” Taylor Spellman New York is located at 630 Ninth Ave., 646-630-8599; taylorspellman.com
The SOURCE: SPACE The Plaza remains a beacon of old-wealth New York, with Frenchstyle rooms, private terraces, and butler service. Tommy Hilfiger lives upstairs in the residences, and the Plaza Food Hall on the lower concourse run by Todd English has all sorts of delicacies from truffle pizza to custom tins of caviar. 768 Fifth Ave., 212-759-3000; fairmont.com
THE RITZ-CARLTON, CENTRAL PARK A short walk to Museum Mile, this townhouse-like hotel has views of Central Park and a La Prairie spa, which offers up some of the city’s best spa services, such as a caviar facial that helps with elasticity and tone. 50
Central Park South, 212-308-9100; ritzcarlton.com
THE ST. REGIS This NYC institution is known for unrivaled service, a luxe Remède Spa, and the storied King Cole Bar. It makes the perfect stay for travelers looking to live in the lap of luxury or for locals looking to celebrate a birthday or anniversary in grand style. INSIDER TIP: Right across the street is the hardest-to-book restaurant in town, Ralph Lauren’s Polo Bar, so make a reservation as you’re securing your room. 2 E. 55th St., 212-753-4500; stregisnewyork.com
SANCTUARY HOTEL This centrally located hotel adjacent to
Times Square boasts European-style hospitality and stylish furnishings. 132 W. 47th St., 212-234-7000; sanctuaryhotelnyc.com
VICEROY All the rooms harken to cabins on a luxury ocean liner, but opt for a Viceroy Park View Room and its green vistas. 120 W. 57th St., 212-830-8000; viceroyhotelsandresorts.com
UPPER EAST SIDE THE CARLYLE Talk about amenities! Guests and visitors can hear world-class cabaret at Café Carlyle, rejuvenate themselves at the hotel’s Sisley-Paris spa, or head to Bemelmans Bar— with its famous Ludwig Bemelmans murals and 24k-gold-leaf-covered ceiling—for a classic New York moment. 35 E. 76th St., 212-7441600; rosewoodhotels.com
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LUXE REDUX The Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, the new iteration of the classic uptown hotel, occupies the first 24 floors of a handsome tower on the border between FiDi and Tribeca. Yabu Pushelberg has designed 189 luxuriously tranquil guest rooms, and a staircase off the main lobby (RIGHT) creates its own showstopping moment. 27 Barclay St., 646-880-1999; fourseasons.com/ newyorkdowntown
Greenwich Hotel in Tribeca.
This boutique hotel is all about one-of-a-kind perks: 24-hour access to Bergdorf Goodman, personal training with Dan Flores, and room service from none other than Jean-Georges Vongerichten. 25 E. 77th St., 212-744-4300; themarkhotel.com
64th St., 212-606-4600; plazaathenee.com
THE SURREY Highlights abound at this Beaux Arts-style hotel: an impressive art collection, a restaurant from worldclass chef Daniel Boulud, and the Cornelia Spa (with services that New Yorkers—and not just guests—rave about). It’s the perfect spot to stop for a cocktail while shopping on Madison Avenue. 20 E. 76th St., 212-2883700; thesurrey.com
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THE PIERRE This New York landmark offers white-glove VIP service to its guests and rooms that feel like private residences. INSIDER TIP: The Presidential Suite, known as the Tata Suite, has the most exquisite Manhattan views of all of the hotel’s rooms. 2 E. 61st St., 212-838-8000; tajhotels.com
HÔTEL PLAZA ATHÉNÉE After a $268 million facelift, the charming hotel feels a touch more couture, and the suites have a distinctly residential feel (in line with the townhouse-lined street). INSIDER TIP: After the recent revitalization, try to book one of the six new guest rooms and eight new suites. 37 E.
Central Park, Hayden Planetarium, and the American Museum of Natural History are just two blocks from this classically restored landmark building. Just as important, it’s also near the Shake Shack with the least crazy line in NYC. 201 W. 79th St., 212-8751000; thelucernehotel.com
MANDARIN ORIENTAL This Forbes five-star hotel at the Time Warner Center includes a 35th-floor lobby overlooking Central Park and a 14,500-square-foot spa with views of the Hudson River. INSIDER TIP: The private event space holds some of New York’s most glamorous fundraisers, such as New Yorkers for Children. 80 Columbus Circle, 212-805-8800; mandarinoriental.com
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YOUR GUIDE TO CHIC SPAS & FIERCE FITNESS
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Fitness guru Tracy Anderson has built out her dream 6,000-squarefoot ﬂagship studio in a former old Hollywood movie theater, juxtaposing some of the quirky architectural details with the modern machines for which she has become famous the world over. (Anderson trains private clients in London and has two super successful studios in LA.) Situated in midtown, the studio, her fourth in New York, offers a complete expression of the Tracy Anderson Method, which combines dance, cardio, and mat work. It includes custom programs, private training, and, for the ﬁrst time, a fully developed men’s program. Anderson also will have a full range of her patented innovations, including the Iso-Kinetic Band System and The Super G Floor. The space also houses a street level 3 Green Hearts food and juice café and a curated retail center. Membership begins at $900 a month. 239 E. 59th St.; tracyanderson.com
Camera ready: Celeb trainer—and trainer of celebs— Tracy Anderson is opening a new midtown flagship studio to help clients get ready for their close-ups.
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FITNESS-OBSESSED CELEBS ARE FLOCKING TO TRACY ANDERSON’S NEW STUDIO IN A CONVERTED MOVIE THEATER FOR EVERY TONING TRICK IN THE BOOK!
The SOURCE: SELF SPA & BEAUTY CAUDALIE Attention, busy New Yorkers! The Express Facial, a 30-minute, radianceboosting treatment, is exclusive to the West Village boutique. It’s the perfect on-the-go stop when your visage needs a super quick boost. 315 Bleecker St., 212-308-3552; us.caudalie.com
FOUR SEASONS NEW YORK DOWNTOWN The spa at this arrestingly beautiful luxury hotel blends hi-tech treatments (such as the re-mineralizing crystal detox body ritual) with a host of natural ingredients to create a rejuvenating experience. INSIDER TIP: We suggest the Hydrating Swiss Milk Treat—it’s regal and reminiscent of Cleopatra’s favorite beauty ritual. 27 Barclay St., 844-246-1097; fourseasons.com/ newyorkdowntown/spa
sleek studio is right underneath Alec Baldwin’s apartment, so a celeb sighting or two is in the cards. 51 University Pl., 212-477-2444; joeyhealy.com
NATUROPATHICA CHELSEA Sample from an array of herbal tonics and elixirs at the center’s Vitality Bar. This is the spot in NYC (and the Hamptons) for anti-aging au naturel. 127 W. 26th St., 646-979-3960; naturopathica.com
THE RED DOOR SALON & SPA This cornerstone of Manhattan luxury spas offers everything from facial cosmetic treatments and hair therapy to an array of massages. INSIDER TIP: The Potent Ceramide Capsules are our top pick for take-home products. 663 Fifth Ave., 212-564-0200; thereddoor.com
SEPHORA DR. STEVEN GREENBERG Dr. Greenberg has become a go-to resource for those considering plastic surgery, with a book (A Little Nip, a Little Tuck) and an anti-aging product line (Cosmetic Surgeon in a Jar) to his credit. 461 Park Ave. S., 212-3194999; greenbergcosmeticsurgery.com
JOEY HEALY EYEBROW STUDIO A go-to for perfectly refined brows, this
This beauty chain has become the foundation (pun intended) of looking great, with a new flaghsip store on Fifth Avenue offering skincare and fragrances from top luxury brands. 580 Fifth Ave., 212-980-6534; sephora.com
Supreme experience, which offers muscular remodeling, facial massage, and a dose of Sisley’s concentrated Supremÿa at Night products. The result is smoothed fine lines, firmer skin, and redefined facial contours. 343 Bleecker St., 212-645-1013; sisley-paris.com
SPA DE LA MER Imagine being pampered head-to-toe in La Mer’s famous roster of products. This spa features bio-fermentation procedures to revitalize the whole body. INSIDER TIP: Try the Miracle Broth facial, which combines bespoke massage techniques and a pure infusion of La Mer’s coveted Miracle Broth to aid with moisture, regeneration, soothing, smoothing, and radiance. 28 W. 53rd St.; baccarathotels.com/spa-de-la-mer
The brand’s West Village boutique offers a number of anti-aging spa treatments in a private back room. We recommend the signature 80-minute
Hailed as the top facial plastic surgeon in NYC, this Harvard-trained surgeon is an international authority on facial aging. 800 Fifth Ave., Ste. 502A, 646-568-9115; drmatthewwhite.com
FITNESS Strengthen your core like you’re one of Lincoln Center’s finest at this balletbased class for balance, strength, and elegance. INSIDER TIP: Follow founder Mary Helen Bowers on Instagram
WHO: Skin guru and owner of Tracie Martyn Spa. RX FOR
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FHITTING ROOM The boutique fitness studio, which specializes in under-an-hour, highintensity workouts, has locations on the UES and in Flatiron. It’s a fast-moving whiplash of a workout. 31 W. 19th St., 646-850-0469; fhittingroom.com
EXHALE This is where fitness and spa meet. Our tip for the coolest class to book is a one-on-one session of Thai yoga. The stretch is subtle, but the impact is transformative. 150 Central Park South, 212-561-7400; exhalespa.com
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(@balletbeautiful) for some pre-session inspiration. Not only are her moves transformative, the feed is arrestingly beautiful to look at. 98 Greene St.; balletbeautiful.com
R&R: “If I want to relax and completely forget about work and everything, I may go to Tribeca’s Aire (88 Franklin St., 646-8786174; ancientbathsny.com) for a steam and a hot pool experience on my way back to Brooklyn.” LUSCIOUS LOCKS: “Downtown in Nolita is the Melville Pipino Salon (3 Centre Market Pl., 212-7757223; melvillepipino.com) with Chad Kenyon, where you can get Ric’s signature work, creating sexy long layers and fuss free-hair.” COLOR ME RIGHT: “Switching gears to color, Manhattan’s most exclusive
SLT Strengthen, lengthen, tone—that’s the mantra at this line of fitness studios across the city. INSIDER TIP: Try to get into founder Amanda Freeman’s class. She created the pilates-based exercises from her own SLT Megaformer Classes, but she mixes it up with ChaiseFitness and yoga. Various locations, 212-226-7814; sltnyc.com
SOULCYCLE A cross between fitness, fashion, music, and culture, SoulCycle has become a lifestyle for many—in addition to offering some of the best cycling classes in the city. INSIDER TIP: Be sure to look out for our favorite instructors—Julie D, Jade, and Noah F. Various locations; soul-cycle.com
STUDIO B BY BANDIER In the heart of the Flatiron District is the go-to store for fitness apparel—look for lines like Alala or one-off collabs with the likes of Nike. Nestled upstairs is the gem of the operation: a contemporary fitness studio that blends music, fashion, and fitness. 164 Fifth Ave., 917-408-4617; bandier.com/studio-b
Upper East Side colorist, Sharon Dorram (17 E. 71st St., 212-535-
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3519; sharondorram.com), is known for creating beautiful, natural
These retreats are the perfect way to stretch out while still staying fit. Follow @yogaforbadpeople to track the retreats. Various locations; yogaforbadpeople.com
color, reminiscent of children’s hair.” Tracie Martyn Spa is located at 101 Fifth Ave., 212-206-9333; traciemartyn.com
THE HIGH LIFE MICHAEL ORS AND TOMMY HILFIGER HAVE FASHIONED TWO VERY DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO PENTHOUSE LIVING. BY OUSSAMA ZAHR
Hollywood royalty who are apprehensive about soaring buildings.
His new development is all about transitional style with minimalist tendencies, which is another way of saying everything is white.
Kors likes his cocktails as straightforward as the black blazers he wears, so it’s a Ketel One on the rocks.
The bacon cheeseburger at the Little Owl—for when he’s feeling naughty.
The A-listers are stacked deep in the West Village: Julia Roberts, Tom Cruise, Julianne Moore, Sarah Jessica Parker…
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Wall Street royalty who are apprehensive about soaring (then dipping) prices—reports indicate the market on Billionaires’ Row has cooled in the past year.
His Plaza Hotel penthouse is the epitome of traditional style with maximalist tendencies: inset ceilings, picture molding, black lacquer, gilt accents.
When Mustique just feels so far away (we feel you, Tommy), the Imperial Punch at the Rum House does the trick.
The omakase menu at Nobu 57—for when he’s feeling nice.
Permanent residents at the Plaza include Eloise and the ghost of Fannie Lowenstein (who lived in a $500 rent-controlled unit for 35 years and allegedly terrorized the staff).
PHOTOGRAPHY BY HAN MYUNG-GU/GETTY IMAGES (KORS); UNGANO & AGRIODIMAS/GETTY IMAGES (HILFIGER); ROBERTO MACHADO NOA/GETTY IMAGES (SKYLINE); EVAN JOSEPH (PLAZA PENTHOUSE); M. UNAL OZMEN (VODKA); COURTESY OF NOBU RESTAURANTS (DISH); JOSIAH KAMAU/GETTY IMAGES (MOORE)
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