We have been there, we have seen its streets and we have unearthed for you the coolest places to see, the not-to-lose shops, the tips for a superglamour nightlife: here are all the things to see in New York in a small guide of the Big Apple for true fashionistas.
The most beautiful skyline in the world
At last in New York, a dream come true, but where to sleep? For our holiday, we have chosen a skyscraper outside of Manhattan: the Trump Plaza Residence, in Jersey City. Why? For its unique and unforgettable view on the most fashion island of the world, with the Statue of Liberty and the most beautiful and fascinating skyline on this earth.
A little of Milan in New York: breakfast on Madison Avenue
The day cannot start without a stop at Sant Ambroeus: since 1982, this famous restaurant has been a regular stopover for names like Woody Allen and Steve Martin and still today, it has the same charm and the elegant Milanese atmosphere. What to order? Do not miss their cappuccino and if you want to feel like a real New Yorker, give in to their pancake with fresh fruit and cinnamon. At that point, you will probably be fully loaded to face a long, very long shopping morning. Ready? Go!
Shopping and the City
There is no other city in the world where your shopping experience might be more electrifying and funny: from the small vintage boutiques to the more refined shops in which unearth the emerging designers and the big brands of fashion, New York knows how to satisfy the most hardened fashion victims.
If you are looking for a genuine it-bag to bring home, let yourself be conquered by the super glamour creations of Coach New York: the sophistication, the elegance and the character typical to the New York style give life to bags and unique accessories. Do not miss their boutique on Madison Avenue.
Do you like to mix different styles? Are you keen on studied retro touch? Do you like to wear personality-glorifying looks? Then, you will go crazy for New York Vintage. From Great Gatsby’s Art deco gowns to one-of-a-kind and priceless pieces such as the Paco Rabanne’s ’60 mini dress, this most exclusive shop will have you travel through the ages of fashion.
A walk in Soho is a must if you are in New York to succumb to shopping. Stop at 315 West Broadway ad enter What Goes Around Comes Around: a vintage shop where to lose your mind (and many hours of your life, too!), a true and proper wonderland for fashion lovers.
New York is second home to many great names of the fashion system, but why not allow yourself some exclusive shopping, making yours pieces of garment that you will not find anywhere else. Enter MILLY, a delightful place in which you can breathe the relaxed Paris atmosphere and the chic strictness of the Upper East Side. Young designer Michelle Smith, very much appreciated by stars like Beyoncé, creates very feminine gowns that are comfy and practical at the same time so that you can wear them all day long.
Fast City- Fast Lunch
Is it lunch time already? Stop at Macaron Cafè –on the Madison as well – for a quick salad or a sandwich to savour in a soft, relaxing, exquisite atmosphere. In addition, if you want to grant yourself a special dessert (even if it is little American!), you will have plenty of choices, with more than fifty particular macarons to taste.
Not only relax
Before going back to the discovery of the city, offer yourself some relax time. Where? Opt for a restoring nap in the green spaces of Central Park, or offer a beauty treatment to your hands. Make a stop at Paint-box in Soho for a special and uncommon manicure. You will be able to choose between an entire collection of nail polish and discover all the latest nail art trends. Do you need any other cuddle? Paintbox offers stations to reload your i-Phone, champagne to sip in the Paintbar while the nail polish is drying and, when the work is done, you can go to the Photobox: a professional station where to immortalise your manicure and take an extravagant souvenir home.
Happy Hour with view
In New York, a new district appears almost every day, so why not give in a little to exploration. You do not need to go too far from the most famous areas to get to the Meatpacking District. Situated in the southeast area of the island, the Meatpacking District is today of the most glamour and trendiest areas of Manhattan, full of restaurants and exclusive places. For our hyper glam cocktail, we chose the Boon Boom Room, at the 18th floor of the Standard Hotel, right next to Renzo Piano’s Whitney Museum. Unique design, good sound, excellent cocktails… What else? A breath-taking view on the High Line and the Hudson River.
A trip into the trip
New York, it is known, is amongst the most cosmopolite and multicultural cities in the world and, visiting it, you can come across a piece of Italy, China, or Spain. That is the reason why for our New Yorker dinners we chose two places that tell, in a different way, the many souls and cultures of the city.
In Soho, between Lafayette and Centre, make a gift to your papillae by having dinner in the restaurant La Esquina. A traditional and relaxed place where to enjoy marvellous tacos – try the ones with shrimp -, grilled cobs and everything the Mexican cuisine has to offer. Obviously accompanied with rivers of margaritas!
Beyond the ocean – but only culinary speaking – do not miss a dinner at TAO. If the feeling to be in one of the cult places of Sex&TheCity and find yourself on front of the oversize Buddha would not suffice, know that a dinner here is an unforgettable sensorial experience: Japanese cuisine and fusion dishes mix up with a very glamour and worldly atmosphere. Do not forget to book your table; the TAO is one of the most beloved places of the New Yorkers and tourists.