Looking For The Local Hot Spots?
Just Text Your Concierges
Welcome to the future, St. Regis Hotel—and by the future, of course, we mean the App Store. New York’s storied hotel is the latest to debut its own PDA application, which will allow guests of the hotel (and those who wish they were) to find calendar listings and a directory of favorite places to shop, eat, drink, and sightsee in the Big Apple. (Guests will also be able to text with the staff—Champagne and hand towels, stat!) To curate the app, however, they went farther than the St. Regis’ own concierge and solicited tips from New York notables, including plenty from the fashion world. Below, a few of their picks, from a risotto not to miss from Barneys’ Simon Doonan to Met Costume Institute curator Harold Koda’s favorite shop.
“For a little risotto primavera, I am loving Il Cantinori (32 E. 10 Street, NYC, ilcantinori.com) on 10th street. The crowd is fashiony but not too fashiony.”—Simon Doonan
The Neue Galerie(1048 Fifth Avenue, NYC, neuegalerie.org) “houses an amazing selection of Wiener Werkst&228;tte’s work. It’s a perfect amount of culture and art that leaves you invigorated to design and create. Treat yourself to the café for some Hungarian goulash.”—Alexis Bittar
“Ted Muehling’s shop on Howard Street (27 Howard Street, NYC, tedmuehling.com), near my second favorite, De Vera on Crosby. Both have the idiosyncrasy of discerning collectors as well as the refined aesthetic of true creators.”—Harold Koda
“I love Narnia Vintage (161 Rivington Street, NYC) on the Lower East Side—they stock beautiful, very unique designer pieces.”—Jason Wu
“My favorite classic is at Park Avenue and 53rd Street. You have Philip Johnson’s Seagram Building, across the street is the old-school elegance of the NY Racquet Club by McKim, Mead, and White, and then catty corner you have the Lever House.”—Peter Som
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