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Fashion / City Guide: Our New York Itinerary

There’s soooooo much to do, see and eat in NYC around fashion week, how can one honestly manage to pull off a City Guide Itinerary?! We spent a few hours stewing over our top gallivants about town, and somehow managed to narrow down a few of our faves to give you the inside scoop on New York’s most happening spots! Peep it now!

Eat

Wichcraft

Lincoln Center 61 W. 62nd St. (and throughout NYC)

The king of sandwiches (in our opinion anyways), Tom Colicchio knows how to make one mean grilled cheese. Then again, with aged gruyere and roasted onions on rye bread, there really is no competition.  We’ll be utilizing his Lincoln Center location for the perfect street style stakeout spot during the shows. #Winning

 

Momofuku Milk Bar

561 Columbus Ave. (and throughout NYC)

Whether you score a reservation at the Noodle Bar, stop in the Ssäm Bar (for some delectable duck) or shoot over to Milk Bar for the (infamous compost cookie), no trip to New York is complete without a stop at one of David Chang’s famous eateries.

Ladurée

864 Madison Ave.

There are only a few places we would wait 45 minutes to get into, and Ladurée is definitely on that list. The French import stocks our favorite version of the macaron with flavors like their classic pistachio and orange blossom (along with other rotating flavors). Get the collector’s box – it’ll last a lot longer than the macarons inside.

Artichoke Basille’s

328 East 14th St.

If there is one food that is synonymous with New York it is a delicious slice of pizza. Although it’s safe to say that the city is teaming with good slices, we are suckers for the artichoke pizza at this family-run local. Served extra-thin, piping hot, and covered in one of our favorite veggies, this pizza is bound to be the next “best in NYC.”

Il Laboratorio del Gelato

188 Ludlow St.

We’re big fans of gelato (and by big fan we mean crazy-obsessed). The lab produces small-batch, hand-crafted sorbets and gelatos that you can sample in the adjoining café. With almost 200 flavors, we are definitely going to have our work cut out for us.

Explore

Times Square – F21 Billboard

1540 Broadway

Boasting one of the biggest billboards on Broadway, this beast is a thing to behold! Check yourself out on the giant screen and cover a little shopping ground… that’s what we’ll be doing!

 

The Antiques Garage

112 West 25th St.

Yes, it’s in a parking garage. Yes, we know that sounds strange. But seriously, come every weekend, this market stocks furniture, art, jewelry, and treasures abound. Word of advice: bring a shopping cart.

The Bowery Ballroom

6 Delancey St.

This iconic New York stage is the place to go for live up-and-coming talent! We might have our eye on a couple shows for the coming season, but we’re not telling lest they sell out!

Narnia

161 Rivington St.

The Manhattan outpost of Narnia is chock full of rare vintage finds to pair with all our F21 goodies. We can’t wait to scour the racks for currently trending jewelry and prints for all those music fests we’ll be going to this summer!

The Museums: The Frick, the Met, MoMA, and the Guggenheim

We could spend a whole week in NYC and still not have enough time to visit all the museums we wanted to! For this trip, we’ll see how many we can fit into our schedule…The Frick, The Met, MoMA, The Guggenheim….We’ll be taking our time, wandering the halls and forgetting about fashion, if just for a moment

Bookmarc 

400 Bleecker St.

We’re just going to come out and say it…Marc Jacobs is a genius! So when Bookmarc first popped onto our radar, we just had to check out this book and gift outpost! Squeeze into this little shop and pour over the hundred or so books in stock that would be the perfect addition to any coffee table collection.

Relax

Culture Espresso Bar

72 West 38th St.

Look for the gal diving into her coffee (that’s their logo out front) and be awakened (literally) by some of the best drip coffee you’ll find in NYC! Most coffee purists would opt for Blue Bottle, but we simply can’t get enough of the cold brew here. 

The Nolitan

30 Kenmare St.

This 55-room boutique hotel in the Nolita district (that’s “North of Italy” for those off the island) provides a relaxed alternative to the tourist-filled hotels downtown. Pick up a bike or skateboard in the lobby and zip through the low-rise neighborhood right into Soho or Chinatown. Checkout is at 1PM…need we say more?

The Butcher’s Daughter

19 Kenmare St.

Tucked into a corner in Nolita, this mostly vegan café is known for its juice blends (we’ve got our eye on the a Young Thai coconut infusion) vegetarian charcuterie boards, and house-made milks. We’re not just going because it reminds us a little of our juice bars here in LA…ok, maybe we are!

High Line

Meatpacking District

This New York landmark, formally the NY Central Railroad line, has been transformed into hipster heaven. Walk amongst the skyscrapers, enjoy some of the rotating art exhibitions on site and plan your next meal in the Meatpacking District below.