Over the past week, I’ve teamed up with Marc Jacobs (via Glam) on a fun, collaborative Instagram project to showcase a few of my favorite spaces and places in New York City. It was in celebration of his new perfume, Marc Jacobs Honey.
I’m still a tourist in my own right having lived here just seven months — seems longer, no? — but I do have my go-tos when the occasion calls. That said, here’s a few hot spots that I’ve been buzzing about. (See what I did there?!)
Dine // Lafayette: I don’t care what you order — because everything is so, so good — but make sure you get a side-order of brussel sprouts. And this is one resto you should not skimp on that fresh-baked bread basket!
Wine // Chateau Cherbuliez: Ah, my after-work hide-out. While it’s warm, at least. Chateau is a scenic outdoor biergarten in an incredible location. Admittedly, I’ve never had great wait service, but beggars can’t be choosers when you’re seeking a cozy, tucked-away nook in the heart of Manhattan. May I suggest a glass of prosecco, $1 oysters (happy hour) and soft pretzel sticks?
Sake // Blue Ribbon Sushi: This one needs to be next on your list — seriously. Come for the colorful chunks of fresh fish over hot-and-sticky rice, stay for the lychee martini (because they’re open late). And, okay, the green tea creme brûlée.
Shop // OTTE: An undeniable fixture in the New York City shopping scene. Here, you’ll find you’ll a meticulously curated mix of some of the most coveted brands – from Wang to Carven and Kenzo. Plus, the dollar sign on OTTE’s own signature line is right.
Splurge // Brush: New York has a shitload of hair salons per capita, and as a result, I have a hard time remaining loyal to a stylist. (Seriously, how bad can you really go with brunette?) That is to say, until I found Yuli at Brush — she does the best balayage highlights. Maybe ever. Don’t worry, I won’t judge if you say yes to that glass of wine they’re offering you before 3 p.m.
Explore // Brooklyn Heights Park: If you have an afternoon to kill and you’re not intimated by the subway, I’d highly recommend this park. It’s a stretch of land with (arguably) the best views of the city, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge. If your feet are up to it, you can walk the Brooklyn Bridge to get here, too.
If you’re planning a trip to New York (LuckyFABB, anyone?), feel free to ask more questions about my favorite New York City spots in the comments below.
If you want a sweet-smelling perfume for your Manhattan jaunts and want to check out Marc Jacobs Honey, I’d suggest Sephora. I swear, those department store perfume counter peeps can sniff out my shopaholic tendencies. The fragrance has sweet, energetic notes of pear and mandarin, but its vanilla and honey undertones give it a warmth that’s perfect for fall. Sign me up!
Lastly, here’s a few more spots around town you can often find me at — for… Coffee: La Colombe, Pushcart / Brunch: Preserve24, Peels / Mediterranean food: Jack’s Wife Freda / Mexican food: La Palapa, La Esquina / Pizza: Numero 28 / Burgers: The Spotted Pig / Sweets: Momofuku, 16 Handles / Drinks: Bar Veloce, Wilfie & Nell / Late-night: Boom Boom Room, Los Feliz, Hotel Chantelle / Fitness: SoulCycle / Champagne at 6 a.m.: Wherever this is.
Honey by Marc Jacobs is a sunny delicious floral – energetic and alluring, with a sparkling, golden touch. The perfect mix of brightness and warmth. The fragrance energizes with the freshness of green pear brightened with a splash of fruity punch and juicy mandarin. At the heart of the fragrance is orange blossom, a note of sparkling femininity that mingles with nectars of honeysuckle and peach. Honey, vanilla, and smooth woods dry down to a warm, golden base.
Disclaimer: Compensation was provided by COTY via Glam Media, but the opinions (and referrals) in this post are my own, as always.
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