Fashion Week-Approved New York: Where to Stay, Dine and Play

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WHERE TO SPOT OFF-DUTY MODELS DURING NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

New York Fashion Week is upon us. Whether you’re in the city this week for the festivities or are visiting New York shortly, here are my top fashion-week-approved spots to stay, dine and play.

 

STAY

The High Line Hotel • Fashion Week-Approved New York: Where to Stay, Dine and Play

The High Line Hotel

The High Line Hotel located in Chelsea, is probably one of the closest and certainly the hottest hotel near Moynihan Station, one of NYFW’s newest locations. The 1865 red-brick building is a converted dormitory with original stained glass and pined floors. The hotel has kept a certain olde-worlde boho charm. Grab one of the best coffees in the city at their coffee shop Intelligientsia before heading out, and walk down the High Line to the Meatpacking District where you can enjoy a visit at the Whitney, or great people watching.

180 Tenth Ave, Chelsea

 

The Smyth TriBeCa a Thompson Hotel • Fashion Week-Approved New York: Where to Stay, Dine and Play

The Smyth

A personal favorite, The recently refurbished Smyth Hotel by Thompson was designed by the impossibly cool Gachot Studios. Located in TriBeCa a short 7 minute cab ride to Clarkson Square, NYFW’s second new location, it’s the perfect place to be to get away from the hustle and bustle and wind down in their den-like lobby—the perfect spot to making you feel at home away from home.

85 West Broadway, TriBeCa

 

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The Marlton

The Marlton is a fashion crowd favorite and it’s not hard to understand why: the decor is a mix of fashionable cool and Parisian chic with a fascinating historic past. Before it’s fashionable makeover, the Marlton hosted bohemian beatnick notables such as Jack Kerouac and Julie Andrews. Newly restored by Sean Macpherson in 2012, the Marlton kept its bohemian spirit. Primely located in Greenwich Village, in between the two NYFW locations.

5W 8th Street, Greenwich Village

 

DINE

Margaux Restaurant at the Marlton Hotel • Fashion Week-Approved New York: Where to Stay, Dine and Play

Margaux

An easy choice since it’s located inside The Marlton, Margaux is a must whether you’re a guest of the hotel or not. Its American diner-meets-French bistro flair is sure to leave an impression. It keeps the same refined boho vibe as the hotel other common areas.

5W 8th Street, Greenwich Village

 

Dirty French at The Ludlow Hotel • Fashion Week-Approved New York: Where to Stay, Dine and Play

Dirty French

Located inside my favorite hotel in the Lower East Side, The Ludlow Hotel‘s Dirty French restaurant is part of the Major Food Group (see other favorites Santina and ZZ’s Clam Bar). There’s a swarm of impossibly cool models bustling in and out of their doors every time I visit. The adjacent lobby bar is also the perfect spot for a night cap.

180 Ludlow Street, Lower East Side

 

Mr Fong, Chinatown, NYC • Fashion Week-Approved New York: Where to Stay, Dine and Play

Mr Fong

If Tory Burch says it’s the place to be, you better believe it. Mr Fong is the newest hot spot for in-the-know New Yorkers and off-duty models. The place is more of a bar than a restaurant, but it does serve small Chinese food bar bites. It’s unassumingly located in gritty Chinatown and yes, there is a Mr Fong—the realtor who found the location for the bar’s owners.

40 Market Street, Chinatown

 

PLAY

The Whitney Museum • Fashion Week-Approved New York: Where to Stay, Dine and Play

The Whitney Museum

Feel like squeezing in a little cultural excursion into your trip? The New Whitney is without a doubt the place to visit. The Renzo Piano-designed building alone is worth the trip, along with the impressive exhibitions of course. Stop by Santina for a cocktail or two after your visit, they’re delicious.

99 Gansevoort Street, Meatpacking District

 

Mother of Pearl, East Village • Fashion Week-Approved New York: Where to Stay, Dine and Play

Mother of Pearl

Feeling like an afternoon cocktail? Head to the East Village to Mother of Pearl where you’ll feel transported into a Polynesian Tiki parallel universe. Order a Shark Eye just because of how cool it looks (and it’s quite yummy too).

95 Avenue A, East Village

 

The Apartment by the Line • Fashion Week-Approved New York: Where to Stay, Dine and Play

Apartment by the Line

What’s a trip to NYC without squeezing in some good old interior design shopping? The Apartment by the Line mixes fashion and décor in a gorgeous SoHo loft… Everything in the apartment is for sale, from the one-of-a-kind Moroccan rugs to the clothing in the walk-in-wardrobe.

76 Greene Street, SoHo (3rd Floor)

 

Have more suggestions for NYFW approved hot spots? I’d love to hear them! Share them in the comments below.

Life Lately: A Summer Recap

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Oh hey! Is everyone enjoying the last days of summer to the fullest? Great! I’ve been wanting to do a summer recap for a while now, and Garance inspired me with hers. So here we go. It’s not over yet folks!

I’d love to hear your summer recap! Answer some (or all) of the questions in the comments below.

 

Resolution of the summer  To drink a cup of warm water with lemon AND a tall glass of green juice every morning (since I’m never hungry for breakfast). So far, so good.

Song of the summer  I’m still not 100% sure on that one, but I’m really digging the songs on my Soundcloud these days, especially this Bob Marley remake.

Meal of the summer  A tie between ZZ’s Clam Bar in NYC and Lavanderia in Montreal.

Cocktail of the summer  A Shark Attack at Mother of Pearl. Order it and you’ll see what I mean.

TV Show of the summer  I don’t watch a lot of TV (especially not when it’s nice out!) But Wet Hot American Summer is the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time.

Shortcomings of the summer  I kind of forgot to workout on the reg. Oops! At least I improved my tennis and golf games.

Shop of the summer  MONC XIII. Love. That. Place.

Party of the summer  It involved the Hamptons house of former Hercules star Kevin Sorbo, a performance by JaRule and an unfortunate bush fire. It was on 4th of July.

Iced latte of the summer  Hands down Toby’s Estate Coffee in the West Village. I crave it every day.

Pinch me moment  Seeing my face in print magazine in the September issue of House & Home. Pick up your copy now, my apartment is featured. Eeeek!

Bucket list moment  Attending the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic with a few gal pals. Been wanting to do that for a few years and it did not disappoint!

Purchase of the summer  The never-been-worn Burberry tunic I got at my aunt’s consignment store for a steal(sshhh)!

Book of the summer  Not that I read a lot (add that to shortcomings) but China Rich Girlfriend was the perfect beach read.

Hotel of the summer  Crow’s Nest in Montauk where I stayed last weekend with Lauren and Sam. Sean MacPherson, you outdid yourself again!

Local haunt of the summer  Montreal’s No Name Bar. The classic cocktails, the 50s music, the banana leaf trees, the tuxedo’ed waiters, the slow moving fans… it’s just so Casablanca.

Ugh moment of the summer  It’s a tie would be a tie between getting blisters til I bleed on my way to a meeting, or not being to find a cab in the pouring rain and walking 30 blocks in what I’m pretty sure were garbage water puddles. Yuck.

Photo-op of the summer  This one.

Recipe of the summer  Watermelon salad. I ordered it, made it endlessly in all it’s varieties. Yum.

Destination of the summer  With 7 times and counting since May, this one goes out to NYC.

This is summer moment A crab boil with chef Chris Rendell of Surf Lodge and the Google Play Music team. We learned to make tuna tartare from the best!

Images via Instagram.

The Weekender: 08.21.15

The Weekender: 08.21.15 • on @SavvyHome

Happy Friday from sunny Montauk (hopefully it’s sunny—I wrote this post ahead)! I’m spending the weekend in out East with Lauren and Sam. We’re soaking up the beach one last time before summer’s end. On the agenda: a beach day at Gurney’s, doing a crab boil with Surf Lodge chef Chris Rendell (so excited about this!) some sun, some rosé and not much else!

We’re staying at Crow’s Nest for the first time and I’m so excited! If Sean MacPherson’s other hotels is any indication (you know The Ludlow, The Marlton…all my favorites) it’s going to be exquisite. A Hotel Life describes it as “British Colony in Africa, by way of Morocco, meets Montauk”. It’s pretty spot-on actually. I’m already a huge fan of their restaurant and their rosé & a blanket Tuesdays (it was a thing last summer).

I remember the place before MacPherson put its magic spin on it. Crow’s Nest was a really dark and gloomy fisherman’s-lair-themed restaurant where you went to eat lobster wearing a plastic bib and drink bottomless Long Island iced teas. Now that I think about it, it really looked like a crow’s nest. Oh how times have changed… And I’m not mad about it.

Follow our weekend on Instagram and Snapchat @SavvyHome.

 

WEEKEND SALES

The Ken Fulk for Pottery Barn collection is pretty fantastic as a whole, but I’m especially obsessed with the keyhole dresser collection, the Pommel bench and the quilted leather sectional (can you imagine indulging in the 7-piece U-shaped sectional)?

How cute is Johanna Ortiz’s Resort 2016 collection? I want to buy everything. —M’oda ‘Operandi

 

WEEKEND READING

I got sucked in to watching all Mean Tweets videos… Because we could all use a little positive criticism, right?

I freelance as an interior decorator… You know the Bowery Hotel?” Hah that sounds like me. —I-D

There are two kinds of people in this world… Which one are you? —2Kindsofpeople

What style of art is right for you? I got beach photography #leduh. —MyDomaine

Out of time. Literally, same (minus the team and the book deal). —Garance Doré

I had no clue that Tory Burch listened to The Wknd. —Tory Burch

7 stellar home design pinners you need to follow.  —MyDomaine

How to add style to your space with books. —Apartment34

Where to play and stay in Sag Harbor. —Guest of a Guest

Where to Drink Rosé-on-Tap in the Hamptons

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“Yes, on-tap rosé makes this place pretty much automatically swoon-worthy…”

—Athena Calderone

 

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Moby's East Hampton on @SavvyHome

Moby's East Hampton on @SavvyHome

Moby's East Hampton on @SavvyHome

Moby's East Hampton on @SavvyHome

Moby's East Hampton on @SavvyHome

 

Enter Moby’s: the Hamptons spot where you order rosé, Aperol Spritz and Dark & Stormies on tap. The food is farm-to-table with a Mediterranean flare: wood oven pizza, spaghettini and rock shrimp sourced right off the docks of Montauk, where Moby’s first pop-up restaurant—Moby Dick’s—used to be.

Owners Lincoln and Nick are two Aussies with a dedication to locally sourced food and a shared vision for a community focused restaurant. I can understand why so many Aussies set up shop in the East End (think of Aussie chef Chris Rendell at the Surf Lodge‘s Byron restaurant). Part of the reason why I keep coming back to Montauk, is specifically because it gives me a taste of my days spent in small laid-back Australian surf towns.

Chef Gary King is dedicated to painstakingly simple food and quality ingredients. “The quality is the part that’s most important, after that nothing matters”. The décor, just like the food, is unfussy and focused on quality (rather than quantity). Located in an 1800s farmhouse, Moby’s feels like you’re hanging out at someone’s home (someone with great taste and superior cooking skills that is).

Who wants to meet me at Moby’s for a late brunch? They had me at rosé-on-tap.

 

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