After one of the best summers in recent memory, New York City is rumbling, getting ready to comes back to life. Fall is exciting, one of my favorite times of the year when the city is just buzzing with a delightful sense of fall and anticipating the upcoming fun of the holidays. For some reason, New Yorkers all seem to look their best in the long sunny shadows of autumn! It must be all those beautiful fall clothes and good food!
• New season = new clothes…since the change of season requires a change in wardrobe here are a couple of my favorite shops to help get it right. NYC is a pretty fashionable town after all!
Located dangerously close to my apartment (where the kitchen doubles as a closet) is, Kirna Zabete, 477 Broome St, New York, NY +1-212 941-9656 www.kirnazabete.com T Magazine says its “The high-fashion equivalent of a candy store: colorful, tempting & addictive” and the sales associates are super nice too! I love following their Instagram postings at www.instagram.com/kirnazabete. Must have item, Ninja Dickey Classic Jacket by Veronica Beard.
Best shop for men, hands down is STEVEN ALAN ANNEX TRIBECA, 103 Franklin Street New York, NY 10013 +1-212-343-0692 Steven has a beautiful women’s collection but I think he shines best with his men’s. There is no explanation needed. Gentlemen, you will be done & dashing with one stop. http://www.stevenalan.com/mens
• It must be a new harvest that inspires chefs to open new restaurants in the fall! Even our tried & true spots get devilishly good when the weather starts to turn…pair that with a big glass of red and call me happy!
Tried & True = Peasant Wine Bar, Downstairs @ 194 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY www.peasantnyc.com. Chef Fran DeCarlo’s menu centers around a wood burning oven that screams fall. The in-the-know vibe and local clientele make this spot one of my favorites. You won’t just stumble upon this charming below-street-level venue, keeping it a best-kept secret on one of my favorite streets in New York.
NEW (and as of this writing, not yet open)
• Exciting, Just Awesome & Fancy = Cosme, Aldo Sohm & Dirty French
Exciting = Aldo Sohm Wine Bar, 151 W. 51st St., Midtown. Le Bernardin’s Eric Ripert & Maguy Le Coze plan a wine bar spinoff of their four-star restaurant. This new place will be helmed by Le Bern’s master sommelier, Aldo Sohm, hence the name. Midtown just got cool! Projected Opening: September
Just Awesome = Cosme, 35 East 21st St., Flatiron District. Yes, this is happening! A new Mexican restaurant from the world-renowned chef behind Pujol in Mexico City, Enrique Olvera. Think sea urchin tostadas, plus fresh tortillas, from the chef’s Brooklyn-based tortilleria. Projected Projected Opening: Early September
Fancy = Dirty French, 180 Ludlow St., Lower East Side The first ever non-Italian restaurant from the Torrisi team. This French restaurant in the new Ludlow hotel www.ludlowhotel.com will have nods to Morocco and New Orleans, with a dining experience similar to the one enjoyed at Carbone. Ok, ok we will wear a new dress! Projected Opening: September www.dirtyfrench.com Ludlow
So please get that sad end-of-summer look off your face, get dressed & go out. Enjoy!