NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: WHERE TO EAT (AND WHAT TO WEAR)
5 reservations to make this holiday season while the locals are out of town…
If there’s one thing I love (other than fashion), it’s food! Nothing makes me happier than sitting around a table at a delicious meal with my family and friends. Fortunately, New York has no shortage of must-try restaurants popping up all over the place. Whether you’re uptown, downtown, or somewhere in between here is my list of new restaurants to try. Better book now!
1. OMAR’S. This invite-only supper club is tucked below Omar’s La Ranita restaurant in Greenwich Village. Think cavernous and sexy, with a white marbled bar and mirrored walls. Very Art Deco. If you’re lucky enough to get in, you’ll be too busy people-watching to care about the food. (21 W 9th Street)
2. EAST POLE. From the team behind Lower East Side’s Fat Radish, which I love, is uptown’s coolest new restaurant. It has the same farm-to-table vibe as its downtown sibling but with an elevated ambience and menu. (133 E 65th Street)
3. BUBBY’S HIGH LINE. This standby Tribeca brunch spot is a favorite among families, and one bite of the famous buttermilk biscuits, you’ll know why. Now, a brand new offshoot is opening near the High Line, and is sure to be as popular as the original. Tip: go early or late, or be prepared to wait! (71 Gansevoort Street)
4. PARK AVENUE WINTER. This restaurant changes its design, not just the menu, with the seasons. Winter is decorated with elongated birch branches, raw leathers and white washed woods. The menu pays homage to the owner’s travels to Antarctica. Book a table for a holiday dinner with your girlfriends to get in the spirit.
5.LE BILBOQUET. Upper East Side, rejoice! This French staple near Madison Avenue is back on the scene, literally, after closing briefly and leaving many Manhattanites and tourists with sad, empty glasses of rosé. The new space is the double in size, but the bistro favorites and raucous “Sunday Funday” brunch remains the same. (20 E 60th Street)
Rachel Bilson loves to be the first to try out a trend. So it’s only fitting she is the first celebrity to wear this MILLY look, straight from the MILLY Spring ‘14 runway, for this week’s People’s Choice Award nominations.
Inspired by a recent trip MILLY founder and designer Michelle Smith took to Hawaii and Tokyo, the print, called “Sea Blossom” was engineered specially by Michelle, then nail-cut and printed on a luxurious Italian neoprene fabric. The silhouette on this look is ultra-flattering—the zip top is feminine with an edge, and perfect when paired with the long pencil skirt which hits the skinniest part of every woman’s body.
Today marks one of New York City’s most time-honored traditions: the ING Marathon, a 26.2 mile odyssey through all five city boroughs. To get in the spirit, we’ve mapped out our route, which we’re calling the “MILLY Marathon,” based on our 10 favorite Upper East Side checkpoints. Bonus: Daylight savings starts today, giving you an extra hour to explore…