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Summer Restaurants:
Jessica’s Picks

Summer in New York is the great equalizer. Leave the house and you’re almost certain to experience an ugly confrontation between your sweat glands and the gigantic furnace that replaces the city between June 15 and September 15 every year. Pollen, extreme air-conditioning, the potpourri of rotting garbage and the incessant clamor over weekend plans will be sure to grate on your nerves and nasal passages, but there’s hope yet! The season of outdoor dining hath begun!

So wrap your feet in bandages, tear the sleeves off your wrap dress and get yourself under the closest awning, order a bottle of rosé (“summer water”) and enjoy the season of rhubarb, short nights and ‘al fresco’ everything. Here are a few of my favourite outdoor dining options, new and old.

il Principe: Brand new, and tucked away in far west Soho, this gorgeous, simple Italian — named, presumably, after Machievelli’s tome  – is the sort of place Gio Ponti might enjoy. A tiny, quiet garden in front is the perfect setting for a Campari and soda and power grab brainstorm.

Edi & The Wolf: This magical indoor/outdoor fairy tale forest seems to have no walls or ceilings. Or separate tables for that matter. With flora and fauna growing out of every possible orifice, this may not be a place for the sort of person who likes clearly defined boundaries, but if you ticked the box ‘whimsical’ in your online dating profile, you’ll feel right at home here. Well disguised is the fact that the cuisine is actually Germano-Austrian, and the Spaetzle are simply ausgezeichnet!

La Esquina: This casual Mexican place is one of my New York favorites. During its first summer on the block, the anarchic owners broadcast the World Cup from their outdoor take-out window for the neighborhood to enjoy. A little more grownup these days, they’ve added a baby sister Esquina across the bridge with a Chinese paneled dining room attached to a 1950’s diner and their own cerveza jardín for a mellow Williamsburg evening among the hipsterati.

Since we’re already in Brooklyn, wipe your taco hands, finish your margarita and go for second dinner at the original outdoor venue…

The River Café: Who hasn’t celebrated a special occasion here, under the twinkling lights of the Brooklyn Bridge? And this tiny fragile little paradise survived Hurricane Sandy with gusto to come back stronger than ever. Skip downriver a few steps to the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory for dessert. Let the delightfully old-fashioned ice cream flavors and toppings drip down your arm as you saunter down the pier and admire Manhattan from afar.

Le Charlot: This old French Upper East Side standby is a comforting reminder that some neighborhoods are impervious to flux. Steak frites, impatient French waiters, and the sort of regulars who think ‘downtown’ is another country continue to populate this little sliver of a restaurant like never before. The summer’s the best time to slip into their midst undetected.

Narcissa: The new tremendously good restaurant in the Standard East has a garden that feels like a secret even when every table’s occupied. The farm to table concept has overrun most restaurants from Hoboken, NJ to Huntington Beach, CA but Narcissa adds a delicate touch that will make you want to stay all day and night until you’ve ordered everything on the menu.

Notable Mention: The benches outside Cafe Select and Balthazar, the non-outdoor but seasonally impeccable menu at ABC Kitchen and, of course, the catwalk power couple of Bar Pitti and Da Silvano.

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Fall

September Survival:
Part II

Welcome back for another edition of September Survival! Last time we checked in with our intrepid bloggers they were beginning their marathon Fashion Month in New York. The fashion set has since jetted off to London and Milan, so we’re checking in with Aimee Song of Song of Style and Carolina Engman of Fashion Squad for tips that will translate across the Atlantic, and carry you through the season in style! And don’t forget to check back throughout the month for more September Survival.

From Aimee Song of Song of Style:

Must-Have:
The blue trench with leather sleeves. It’s the perfect color for fall and a statement piece that would look good paired with anything from jeans to dresses.

Pick-Me-Up:
It used to be coffee for me but these days I’m going the healthier route so I prefer green juice or a fruit juice.

Pet Peeve:
Unexpected rain and shows all over town!

Hot Spot:
My hotel. I get dressed, blog, eat, do meetings, and take care of anything else at my own hotel usually. Even better if there are any after parties going on at my hotel.

Memorable Moment:
I always look forward to seeing my blogger friends from all over the world, and my now editor, stylist, and photographer friends. It feels like a high school reunion and it’s always so nice to catch up.

From Carolina Engman of Fashion Squad:

Must-Have:
The 440 mini bag in leopard is the perfect fashion week eye-candy and I love that it works for both day and night!

Pick-Me-Up:
A quick stop at Swedish candy store Sockerbit in the West Village gives me that well needed extra boost between shows!

Pet Peeve:
The traffic! I always end up having to run a small marathon… not an easy task in sky high heels.

Hot Spot:
My go-to place for the New York shows is definitely Kava café in Meatpacking. They have a really nice “secret” garden where you can rest your feet between shows and eat the best gelato in NYC!

Memorable Moment:
I’m definitely most looking forward to seeing all of my friends from across the world again for one whole week!

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Fall

September Survival:
Part III

New York to London to Milan to…Paris! Bloggers, editors, and other style mavens have finally flocked to France, which means Fashion Month is drawing to a close. So we finish off our September Survival series with tips from Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad as she jets off to the Paris shows. Bon voyage, Chiara!

From Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad:

Must-Have:
A leopard jacket I fell in love with. Perfect with basics. So chic and rock!

Pick-Me-Up:
I am a coffee fan. A good breakfast with a coffee and a fresh orange juice makes me start my new day with positive vibrations.

Pet Peeve:
It could be the fact that with so many events and shows unfortunately I can’t go and see everything.

Hot Spot:
I love parties and events but what I like the most, despite fashion week, is a good pizza slice with some of my best friends.

Memorable Moment:
Something really priceless was an after party with some of my friends from all over the world. I like fashion week because it helps me to connect and meet again friends I don’t see so often.

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Fall

September Survival:
Part I

Our Spring show has come and gone and as New York Fashion Week comes to a close, it’s hard to believe that, for many, the chaos has only just begun! From New York to London to Paris to Milan, the entire month of September is a super chic marathon for editors, buyers and bloggers. So we caught up with some of our favorite bloggers about how they survive the month that’s all about fashion! In Part I, you’ll meet Vivaluxury’s colorful Annabelle Fleur and The Native Fox’s classic Jennifer Grace and hear all of their survival secrets—from indispensable accessories to the perfect rooftop cocktail. Be sure to check back throughout the month for more September Survival!

From Annabelle Fleur of Vivaluxury:

Must-Have:
I have my eye on the Liberty Leather leggings. Paired together with gladiator heels and a slouchy knit, I think they will be absolutely perfect for any of the daytime events or cocktail hour, worn with a structured blazer and a clutch.

Pick-Me-Up:
A shot of double espresso in the morning. Nothing helps me get through the day the same way.

Pet Peeve:
Most of the time I have multiple events scheduled on the same day and since Fashion Week is the biggest fashion event of the season, constant outfit changes are a must. Trying to fit all the 20 pairs of shoes I want to bring with me into 2-3 suitcases, giving up at some point and deciding which ones to leave behind, is definitely one of my biggest pet peeves!

Hot Spot:
After a long day, if the weather permits, I love to go to the rooftop at the Empire Hotel. In my opinion, it’s simply the best place to grab a cocktail while enjoying breathtaking views of New York City at night.

Memorable Moment:
I love the moment during the opening show, when the lights go down and the music starts, I always think to myself, “Here we go again!” Being able to glimpse into the future, to me, that’s magical!

From Jennifer Grace of The Native Fox:

Must-Have:
The 440 mini bag. It’s the perfect size for a night out in the city.


Pick-Me-Up:
Double soy vanilla lattes, several!


Pet Peeve:
So much going on, so little time.


Hot Spot:
I love Dirt Candy in East Village. Best vegetarian food, ever!


Memorable Moment:
I am hoping for lots of glam grunge and western inspiration!

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Culture

Summer Restaurants:
Jessica’s Picks

Summer in New York is the great equalizer. Leave the house and you’re almost certain to experience an ugly confrontation between your sweat glands and the gigantic furnace that replaces the city between June 15 and September 15 every year. Pollen, extreme air-conditioning, the potpourri of rotting garbage and the incessant clamor over weekend plans will be sure to grate on your nerves and nasal passages, but there’s hope yet! The season of outdoor dining hath begun!

So wrap your feet in bandages, tear the sleeves off your wrap dress and get yourself under the closest awning, order a bottle of rosé (“summer water”) and enjoy the season of rhubarb, short nights and ‘al fresco’ everything. Here are a few of my favourite outdoor dining options, new and old.

il Principe: Brand new, and tucked away in far west Soho, this gorgeous, simple Italian — named, presumably, after Machievelli’s tome  – is the sort of place Gio Ponti might enjoy. A tiny, quiet garden in front is the perfect setting for a Campari and soda and power grab brainstorm.

Edi & The Wolf: This magical indoor/outdoor fairy tale forest seems to have no walls or ceilings. Or separate tables for that matter. With flora and fauna growing out of every possible orifice, this may not be a place for the sort of person who likes clearly defined boundaries, but if you ticked the box ‘whimsical’ in your online dating profile, you’ll feel right at home here. Well disguised is the fact that the cuisine is actually Germano-Austrian, and the Spaetzle are simply ausgezeichnet!

La Esquina: This casual Mexican place is one of my New York favorites. During its first summer on the block, the anarchic owners broadcast the World Cup from their outdoor take-out window for the neighborhood to enjoy. A little more grownup these days, they’ve added a baby sister Esquina across the bridge with a Chinese paneled dining room attached to a 1950’s diner and their own cerveza jardín for a mellow Williamsburg evening among the hipsterati.

Since we’re already in Brooklyn, wipe your taco hands, finish your margarita and go for second dinner at the original outdoor venue…

The River Café: Who hasn’t celebrated a special occasion here, under the twinkling lights of the Brooklyn Bridge? And this tiny fragile little paradise survived Hurricane Sandy with gusto to come back stronger than ever. Skip downriver a few steps to the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory for dessert. Let the delightfully old-fashioned ice cream flavors and toppings drip down your arm as you saunter down the pier and admire Manhattan from afar.

Le Charlot: This old French Upper East Side standby is a comforting reminder that some neighborhoods are impervious to flux. Steak frites, impatient French waiters, and the sort of regulars who think ‘downtown’ is another country continue to populate this little sliver of a restaurant like never before. The summer’s the best time to slip into their midst undetected.

Narcissa: The new tremendously good restaurant in the Standard East has a garden that feels like a secret even when every table’s occupied. The farm to table concept has overrun most restaurants from Hoboken, NJ to Huntington Beach, CA but Narcissa adds a delicate touch that will make you want to stay all day and night until you’ve ordered everything on the menu.

Notable Mention: The benches outside Cafe Select and Balthazar, the non-outdoor but seasonally impeccable menu at ABC Kitchen and, of course, the catwalk power couple of Bar Pitti and Da Silvano.

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Fall

September Survival:
Part III

New York to London to Milan to…Paris! Bloggers, editors, and other style mavens have finally flocked to France, which means Fashion Month is drawing to a close. So we finish off our September Survival series with tips from Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad as she jets off to the Paris shows. Bon voyage, Chiara!

From Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad:

Must-Have:
A leopard jacket I fell in love with. Perfect with basics. So chic and rock!

Pick-Me-Up:
I am a coffee fan. A good breakfast with a coffee and a fresh orange juice makes me start my new day with positive vibrations.

Pet Peeve:
It could be the fact that with so many events and shows unfortunately I can’t go and see everything.

Hot Spot:
I love parties and events but what I like the most, despite fashion week, is a good pizza slice with some of my best friends.

Memorable Moment:
Something really priceless was an after party with some of my friends from all over the world. I like fashion week because it helps me to connect and meet again friends I don’t see so often.

Share
Fall

September Survival:
Part II

Welcome back for another edition of September Survival! Last time we checked in with our intrepid bloggers they were beginning their marathon Fashion Month in New York. The fashion set has since jetted off to London and Milan, so we’re checking in with Aimee Song of Song of Style and Carolina Engman of Fashion Squad for tips that will translate across the Atlantic, and carry you through the season in style! And don’t forget to check back throughout the month for more September Survival.

From Aimee Song of Song of Style:

Must-Have:
The blue trench with leather sleeves. It’s the perfect color for fall and a statement piece that would look good paired with anything from jeans to dresses.

Pick-Me-Up:
It used to be coffee for me but these days I’m going the healthier route so I prefer green juice or a fruit juice.

Pet Peeve:
Unexpected rain and shows all over town!

Hot Spot:
My hotel. I get dressed, blog, eat, do meetings, and take care of anything else at my own hotel usually. Even better if there are any after parties going on at my hotel.

Memorable Moment:
I always look forward to seeing my blogger friends from all over the world, and my now editor, stylist, and photographer friends. It feels like a high school reunion and it’s always so nice to catch up.

From Carolina Engman of Fashion Squad:

Must-Have:
The 440 mini bag in leopard is the perfect fashion week eye-candy and I love that it works for both day and night!

Pick-Me-Up:
A quick stop at Swedish candy store Sockerbit in the West Village gives me that well needed extra boost between shows!

Pet Peeve:
The traffic! I always end up having to run a small marathon… not an easy task in sky high heels.

Hot Spot:
My go-to place for the New York shows is definitely Kava café in Meatpacking. They have a really nice “secret” garden where you can rest your feet between shows and eat the best gelato in NYC!

Memorable Moment:
I’m definitely most looking forward to seeing all of my friends from across the world again for one whole week!

Share
Fall

September Survival:
Part I

Our Spring show has come and gone and as New York Fashion Week comes to a close, it’s hard to believe that, for many, the chaos has only just begun! From New York to London to Paris to Milan, the entire month of September is a super chic marathon for editors, buyers and bloggers. So we caught up with some of our favorite bloggers about how they survive the month that’s all about fashion! In Part I, you’ll meet Vivaluxury’s colorful Annabelle Fleur and The Native Fox’s classic Jennifer Grace and hear all of their survival secrets—from indispensable accessories to the perfect rooftop cocktail. Be sure to check back throughout the month for more September Survival!

From Annabelle Fleur of Vivaluxury:

Must-Have:
I have my eye on the Liberty Leather leggings. Paired together with gladiator heels and a slouchy knit, I think they will be absolutely perfect for any of the daytime events or cocktail hour, worn with a structured blazer and a clutch.

Pick-Me-Up:
A shot of double espresso in the morning. Nothing helps me get through the day the same way.

Pet Peeve:
Most of the time I have multiple events scheduled on the same day and since Fashion Week is the biggest fashion event of the season, constant outfit changes are a must. Trying to fit all the 20 pairs of shoes I want to bring with me into 2-3 suitcases, giving up at some point and deciding which ones to leave behind, is definitely one of my biggest pet peeves!

Hot Spot:
After a long day, if the weather permits, I love to go to the rooftop at the Empire Hotel. In my opinion, it’s simply the best place to grab a cocktail while enjoying breathtaking views of New York City at night.

Memorable Moment:
I love the moment during the opening show, when the lights go down and the music starts, I always think to myself, “Here we go again!” Being able to glimpse into the future, to me, that’s magical!

From Jennifer Grace of The Native Fox:

Must-Have:
The 440 mini bag. It’s the perfect size for a night out in the city.


Pick-Me-Up:
Double soy vanilla lattes, several!


Pet Peeve:
So much going on, so little time.


Hot Spot:
I love Dirt Candy in East Village. Best vegetarian food, ever!


Memorable Moment:
I am hoping for lots of glam grunge and western inspiration!

Share

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