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New York City, the City that Offers it All

We decided to introduce a new series to our blog highlighting some of our favorite cities. Whether you're planning a bachelorette party or a romantic weekend away with your fiance, we thought it would be fun to share some of our top spots to eat, shop, sleep and play in destinations close to our hearts and what better place to start than the city our co-founder Lindsay called home for 5 years. 

"I lived in NYC from 2009-2014 and I wouldn't be the same person without this special time in my 20s. I loved the energy, the culture, the clothing, the freedom, the list is endless.  Every day living in New York was an adventure and every night was full of friends, food, and wine.  Since moving to Charleston, my now husband and I visit NYC frequently.  We even got engaged on my old West Village doorstep, ran across the street and toasted with Champagne at Turks & Frogs, joined friends for surprise celebratory drinks at Soho House and then enjoyed dinner at our first date spot from 2012 (Dell'anima) with Emily and her husband. Below I'm sharing a list of some NYC classics, some new spots, and a few photos for nostalgic purposes :) Enjoy! xx Lindsay"

HOTELS:

SOHO NEIGHBORHOOD
SOHO GRAND
SIXTY SOHO
THE JAMES
THE MERCER

TRIBECA NEIGHBORHOOD
TRIBECA GRAND
THE GREENWICH HOTEL

UES NEIGHBORHOOD
THE CARLYLE
THE PALACE
THE PIERRE
THE PLAZA

NOMAD/GRAMERCY NEIGHBORHOOD
ACE HOTEL
THE NOMAD

LES NEIGHBORHOOD
SIXTY LOWER EAST SIDE

MEATPACKING NEIGHBORHOOD
THE STANDARD
GANSEVOORT
SOHO HOUSE

EAT:

NYC STYLE PIZZA
west village   BLEECKER STREET PIZZA (NONA MARIA SLICE)

BEER
meatpacking
  STANDARD BIERGARTEN

CHAMPAGNE & VIEWS
meatpacking
  TOP OF THE STANDARD (BOOM BOOM ROOM)

BRUNCH
nolita   JACK’S WIFE FREIDA
soho   BALTHAZAR
nolita   BLACK SEED BAGEL (QUICK)
soho   LOCAL (QUICK- CASH ONLY)
tribeca   BUBBY’S (SPIKED GREEN JUICE)
nolita   EGG SHOP
nolita & wv   BUTCHER’S DAUGHTER (VEGETARIAN)
chelsea & wv   WESTVILLE (QUICK AND TONS OF VEGETABLES)
wv   MARKET TABLE
nolita   PIETRO NOLITA (ALL PINK EVERYTHING)
soho   BIRD BATH BAKERY (VESUVIO BAKERY) QUICK, GRAB AND GO- CHICKEN CILANTRO SANDWICH IS THE BEST CHICKEN SANDWICH EVER, AND THEY HAVE THE BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE (BELOW IN DESSERTS) PS I DON’T EVEN LIKE CILANTRO AND THIS SANDWICH IS UNREAL

MEXICAN
nolita   CAFE HABANA
nolita   LA ESQUINA
les   BARRIO CHINO- BEST FRESH MARGS
chinatown   PULQUERIA

FINE DINING
gramercy
  GRAMERCY TAVERN
gramercy   ELEVEN MADISON PARK
gramercy   THE NOMAD

SIGNATURE COCKTAILS
les   FREEMAN’S (GET THE FREEMAN’S COCKTAIL)
gramercy   THE BRESLIN (IN THE NOMAD)

BURGER
wv   SPOTTED PIG (BY MY HOUSE- 322 W11TH ST)
the village   MINETTA TAVERN
nolita   RUBY’S

ROMANTIC DINNER
tribeca   TINY’S
soho   RAOUL’S
wv   THE LITTLE OWL (BOTTOM OF THE “FRIENDS” BUILDING)
wv   ARIA
east village   EDIE & THE WOLF

PASTA
wv   DELL'ANIMA
tribeca   LOCANDA VERDE
the village   BABBO
the village   PERLA
the village   LUPA (MARIO BATALI’S CASUAL SPOT)

OUTDOOR FOOD
tribeca   GRAND BANKS (OYSTERS AND ROSE ON A SCHOONER)
chelsea   FRYING PAN (BURGERS AND BEER ON A PARKED BOAT)

DIM SUM
chinatown   JING FONG
chinatown   NOM WAH TEA PARLOR
wv   RED FARM (NICE CHINESE)


DIVE BAR
wv   WILFIE & NELL (GREAT MALTED VINEGAR FRIES)
tribeca   THE HIDEAWAY
wv   RUSTY KNOT- MUST DRINK THE RUSTY KNOT

CLUB
noho   ACME (DOWNSTAIRS)
wv   THE BALLROOM AT THE JANE HOTEL
les   FAT BABY

SIT DOWN DRINKS
midtown
  21 CLUB
midtown   POLO BAR
ues   BEMELMANS BAR (CARLYLE) FUN SUNDAY JAZZ DATE
tribeca   SMITH & MILL’S
chinatown   APOTHEKE

SUSHI
gramercy
  SUGARFISH- I DREAM OF THIS SUSHI- ITS THE BEST I’VE HAD ANYWHERE AROUND THE WORLD.  GET THE TRUST ME LITE
noho   BOND STREET- SCENEY SUSHI- LOUD FUN MUSIC AND ROUND TABLES PERFECT FOR GROUPS AVAILABLE

DESSERTS
soho
  BIRD BATH BAKERY OR CITY BAKERY - SAME OWNER.  THE BIRD BATH IN SOHO IS IN THE OLD VESUVIO BAKERY SPOT.  THE BEST
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE OF YOUR LIFE.
midtown & ev   MOMOFUKU MILK BAR- B’DAY TRUFFLES ARE THE JAM
les   BABYCAKES- VEGAN BAKERY
chelsea & les   DOUGHNUT PLANT
soho   MARIEBELLE- CUTE DESSERT SHOP WITH GREAT GIFTS

DO:


WALK
meatpacking & chelsea   HIGH LINE
wv   WEST SIDE HIGHWAY (FROM WEST VILLAGE TO THE SOUTHERN TIP OF MANHATTAN)
uptown   CENTRAL PARK RESERVOIR

SPA
tribeca
  AIRE ANCIENT BATHS  (TURKISH BATH HOUSE)
ues   GEORGIA LOUISE- FAMOUS FACIALIST

FOOD SHOPS
chelsea
  EATALY (SET UP LIKE A EUROPEAN MARKET)
chelsea   CHELSEA MARKET
the village   UNION SQUARE FARMER’S MARKET
the village   MURRAY CHEESE SHOP

BOOKSTORE
wv
  BOOKMARC- YOU WILL STUMBLE UPON FAMOUS SIGNINGS HERE- ALSO SELLS AMAZING COFFEE TABLE BOOKS
nolita   CLIC
nolita   MCNALLY JACKSON

SIMPLE/COSTUME JEWELRY
soho
  BROKEN ENGLISH
brooklyn   CATBIRD
nolita   TENDENZA- THE CUTEST DELICATE JEWELRY- EASY TO CUSTOMIZE AND ENGRAVE
nolita   ERICA WEINER


CLOTHES SHOPPING
les & wv
  (MEN) SATURDAYS (LES IS THE ORIGINAL)
soho   & OTHER STORIES- WILL BE THE NEXT H&M IN 8 YEARS
chelsea & uptown   BARNEYS (DOWNTOWN IS COOL ARCHITECTURALLY BUT HAS LESS TO BUY)
uptown   BERGDORF
soho   INA IS A COOL CONSIGNMENT SHOP (I LIKE THE ONE ON THOMPSON ST BEST)
ues   FIVESTORY - THE BEEEEEESSSSSSST
meatpacking   JEFFREY
nolita   SALON MODA OPERANDI
soho   THE APARTMENT
noho   CURVE
soho   KIRNA ZABETE
nolita   NO. 6 (LOTS OF ONE OF A KIND PIECES)


HOME SHOPPING
soho
  GLOBAL TABLE (GREAT TABLE TOP)
chelsea   ABC HOME AND CARPET

VINTAGE SHOP
nolita
  AMACORD
noho   RESURRECTION

CULTURE
inwood
   THE MET CLOISTERS
ues   THE MET- BERMAN’S CLOSET IS CURRENTLY ON EXHIBIT UNTIL 9/2017
midtown   MOMA
meatpacking   THE WHITNEY
ues   COOPER HEWITT (ANDREW CARNEGIE’S FORMER MANSION)
ues   GUGGENHEIM
les   TENEMENT MUSEUM- ACTORS PORTRAY LIFE IN THEIR TENEMENT AFTER CHECKING IN AT ELLIS ISLAND
les   THE NEW MUSEUM ON BOWERY
les   INVISIBLE EXPORTS (COOL LES GALLERY)
soho   DONALD JUDD’S SOHO HOME NOW ON TOUR
chelsea   MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY (GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY)
midtown   NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
ues   THE FRICK

SHOWS
chelsea   THE JOYCE- DANCE PERFORMANCES
chelsea   COMEDY- UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE- VERY SNL
les   THE SLIPPER ROOM- BURLESQUE AND TUESDAYS MY FRIEND SETH HERTZOG HOSTS A COMEDY NIGHT
les   THE BOX- FAMOUS BURLESQUE/VARIETY SHOW
midtown   BROADWAY- CURRENTLY HAMILTON DUH
chelsea   SLEEP NO MORE- 3 HOUR INTERACTIVE “PLAY”- YOU SPLIT UP AND YOU FOLLOW CHARACTERS THROUGH THE STORY
meatpacking   MIDNIGHT BINGO AT THE STANDARD (SUNDAYS)
brooklyn   BROOKLYN BOWL THURSDAY NIGHTS WITH QUEST LOVE
brooklyn   NITEHAWK CINEMA- PAIRED FOOD AND DRINKS TO THE ON-SCREEN SELECTION
soho    ANGELIKA- FEATURES INDEPENDENT AND FOREIGN FILMS
the village   IFC- ART MOVIE THEATER SHOWING THROWBACK CLASSICS LIKE FUNNY FACE