New York Minute: Summer in the City

The east and the west, as they pertain to the Americas, are defined by the Big Apple and the City of Angels. Although the pace may differ, each city is […]


The east and the west, as they pertain to the Americas, are defined by the Big Apple and the City of Angels. Although the pace may differ, each city is a melting pot of commerce, luxury, and leisure. Every quarter, we will keep you in the loop of the opposite coast’s finest: where to dine, shop, and stay.


{Greenwich Village}

Italian-American has never been so cool. Common dishes such as veal parmesan and farfalle are taken to new heights under the direction of Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi, and Jeff Zalaznick. Start with the sizzling pancetta, which is so thick you smell it coming the second it leaves the kitchen. Pastas are made in-house and range from a seasonal farfalle with peas and greens to a rich tortellini with ragu. Regulars warn you of a few important details: reserve a month ahead as they book up and ask for a table in the back room; don’t fill up on the incredible bread even though it’s divine; and save room for dessert. The carrot cake is big enough for two and served with ginger ice cream and cream cheese icing.




Le Bernardin

This three-star Michelin seafood emporium will have your mouth watering with their yellowfin tuna pounded thinly over foie gras. Move on to their sautéed langoustine finished with truffle and chanterelle, and aged balsamic vinaigrette. Ask for a table in the back nook of the restaurant for the utmost privacy. The three-course lunch for $76 is one of the best in the city. Service will be perfect no matter where you choose to sit.



 The Marlton
{Greenwich Village} 

The tiny rooms (around 100-125 sq ft) are done in impeccable style with luxurious faux fur blankets and tempting gourmet mini bars.  Margaux (the restaurant) and the lobby are the places to see and be seen.  The central Greenwich Village location is the perfect starting point for a trip of meetings, shopping, and dining. There are two penthouses with terraces that offer quite a bit more space but also a heftier price tag.



The Armoury NYC

You’ve found a men’s haberdashery dedicated to the craft. Established in Hong Kong in 2010, the New York outpost where the best tailors in the world are flown several times a year to measure and build classic products made by hand out of the best fabrics in the world.



The Carlyle,  A Rosewood Hotel
{Upper East Side}

Experience classic luxury at its finest. This Upper East Side architectural landmark is located amidst museums, shops, restaurants and Central Park. Rooms are done in classic English style with original artwork on the walls. Need a table at the most popular restaurant in town? Concierge Waldo is your guy.  Bemelmans Bar, located off the lobby, is named in honor of Ludwig Bemelmans, of Madeline’s children’s books. The space is dramatic and low-key at the same time.  A favorite of New York socialites and politicians, be sure to enjoy a nightcap or two there. Room 3305 has views so magnificent you won’t want to leave.


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