Archive for the ‘New York’ Category

NEW SPOT: JOHN DORY OYSTER BAR NY

December 1, 2010

3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you’re staying in the Ace Hotel and don’t want to go far for a decent lunch.
  2. If the Breslin (awarded with a Michelin Star) is fully booked.
  3. If you like seafood. Oysters anyone?

Check out: www.acehotel.com

Photo: Clay Williams on Flickr

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LIKE TO HAVE: AN ALLSAINTS WARDROBE

November 25, 2010

I fell in love with All Saints when I was in London a couple of years ago. I visited their flagshipstore in Spitalfields and loved the soft fabric and the twisted details. For a moment I thought of Rick Owens – but that’s impossible for that prices. It’s a bit rough – not for the girly, girly type of woman. On this wednesdaynight I did some online shopping and these are my favorites:

Clockwise, from left to right:

1. Jumper (cool with a leather legging): 295 euro
2. Scarf: 47 euro
3. Top: 55 euro
4. Denim short: 59 euro
5. The most beautiful purse ever: 59 euro
6. Leather skinny jeans: 177 euro

Check out: www.allsaints.co.uk

LIKE TO HAVE: LE LABO CANDLE

October 17, 2010

First of all I like the simplicity of the design. Second of all I like their philosophy: who want to smell like everyone else? I mean I really like my Jean Paul Gaultier 2 fragrance but if someone else is wearing it, a part of the magic disappears. The same goes for your home. Isn’t it fabulous if your home, the place where you relax and be yourself (even without make-up and sweat pants on) smells like Paris? Well that’s where le Labo comes in. For example with Figue 15 (my favorite). The newest le Labo is located in London in Marylebone Village. But you can find shops worldwide.

Price: 50 euro. Check out: www.lelabofragrances.com

NEW SPOT: VILLA PACRI NEW YORK

October 15, 2010


3 reasons to go there:

  1. Because it’s located in the Meatpacking District.
  2. Because it’s a great Italian place to have lunch or dinner.
  3. Because the background music at their site is from Paolo Conte. The Italian singer who gives you an instant holiday fever.

Check out: www.villapacri.com

NEW SPOT: D’ESPRESSO NEW YORK

October 15, 2010


3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you like espresso.
  2. If you like books.
  3. If you like to bend your head – everything is turned sideways.

Check out: www.despresso.com

Image is taken from the Contemporist, more pictures after this click.

NEW SPOT: TARTINERY NEW YORK

October 8, 2010


3 reasons to go there:

  1. Because it’s located in Nolita, nearby this cool hotel.
  2. Because it’s a French bistro.
  3. Because you don’t get a menu – everything is written down on a chalkboard.

Check out: www.tartinery.com

NEW SPOT: MONOCLE NEW YORK

October 5, 2010


3 reasons to go there:

  1. To buy the latest issue of Monocle.
  2. To buy one of their travel friendly products like notebooks or a blanket.
  3. To see their limited editions.

The newest Monocle shop is now open in New York, but you will find them in London, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Tokyo as well. Check out: www.monocle.com

NEW SPOT: THOR NEW YORK

September 23, 2010


3 reasons to go there:

  1. To see the work of Dutch hero Marcel Wanders.
  2. To have a cocktail.
  3. To be in Hotel on Rivington – even if you can’t afford the Award winning hotel room with views over Manhattan.

Check out: www.hotelonrivington.com

LIKE TO HAVE: STATIONARY of GREEN DEPOT NY

September 10, 2010


Green Depot is a department store. It sells everything: from baby clothing to light bulbs. But everything in here is ‘green’. Some stuff is locally produced, other stuff is recycled and another product is an energy saver. If you want to go green, it’s definitely worth the check out. Because everything is presented in an ultra chic way. I like this notebook which is made entirely from discarded paper. From 10 dollar (8 euro).

Check out: www.greendepot.com

NEWSFLASH: MARC JACOBS INTO STATIONARY

September 5, 2010


Marc Jacobs is a busy bee: working for his own company and for Louis Vuitton. Designing fashion items to die for. But he’s into fun items as well: a couple of years ago he introduced the Marc Jacobs condom with a note that says ‘remember safety first’. This year he’s into stationary and, as a big fan of notebooks and diaries, I’m really curious about the products. Maybe they will sell it at some exclusive Marc Jacobs stores, but: his own BookMarc store in New York is the best place to catch his products. Located on 400 Bleecker Street.

Check out: www.marcjacobs.com

Image from Racked, thanks to Xaviera Aubri for spotting it online