Winter in the Big Apple can be a bit daunting to Angelenos, who have been known to “shut it down” at the occurrence of a 20-degree temperature drop accompanied by a slight drizzle. Here are some oases that will make your forays to the East Coast more hospitable.
Bryant, Quintess Collections
Located adjacent to Times Square, this stylish Quintess apartment is located within the boutique Viceory hotel, Cassa. The bright, contemporary apartment in the center of Manhattan features elegant décor and modern technology, as well as a kitchenette and luxurious bath with glacier glass walls. The hotel is now home to Butter Restaurant run by Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and with beautiful wood accents and high ceilings, it is the perfect place for a seasonal New York dinner.
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This modern, dark and warm new restaurant brings Latin heat to the Flatiron. Be adventurous with your cocktail and request a Scoville Sour, where you request your type of pepper (the mild was pretty spicy) Cascabel, Guajillo, Arbol-infused Siete Leguas, lemon juice, agave and spiced cucumber. Food highlights include the tender lobster pibil with chorizo and a smooth black bean puree. Other choices, such as duck carnitas with tomatillo, chile de arbol satisfy on many levels. While the menu says it’s for two, it could serve four, as it is incredibly rich and sweet from the skin when rolled in the tortilla. Finish with husk meringue, a corn mousse you’ll probably fight over.
The Jade Hotel
It’s hard not to love the location of this Greenwich Village boutique hotel, located between 5th and 6th. The cozy lobby flows into Grape & Vine Restaurant & Bar, featuring market driven fare and specialty cocktails. Sit fireside in the lobby before heading up to one of the art-deco Parisian-inspired rooms. Book a Hudson Queen to enjoy your own private terrace during your stay and enjoy BabyCakes vegan chocolate chip cookies with turn down.
Opened in 1997, Jean Georges is a perennial fixture in the New York City dining scene for good reason. What sets it apart is its approachability. Despite having three Michelin stars and four stars from the New York Times, the atmosphere is relaxed and even lively at times. Choose between a three-course prix-fixe menu or a six-course tasting menu, and give into the chic environment, incredible service, and seasonal food to come.
Read Wall is intent on reinventing the way men shop, with stock inspired by icons such as JFK, Ernest Hemingway, and Teddy Roosevelt. They work exclusively with American factories to make the perfect button-down shirt, and now full suits that will be perfectly tailored to you. The best part? No one will show up in an identical suit!