The archetypal modern city, New York is buzzy, bold and beautiful. With its fashion-forward bars, restaurants and boutiques, the Big Apple is ever-evolving, always with something new to show off. Browse the stores of NoLiTa, get your limited-edition trainers and vinyl in the East Village, take in art and culture in SoHo, see a show on Broadway and have a cocktail back in your boudoir. And that’s just before dinner. This is truly the city that never sleeps, and nor should you…
Where to shop?
Barneys at 660 Madison Avenue at East 61st is a one-stop shop for fashionistas, and the jeans bar at its Co-op section is a must-visit. There’s also one down in the Meatpacking District, not far from Jeffrey on West 14th Street, which is full of designer labels such as Stella McCartney. Head to Fifth Avenue for all your flagship hankerings, such as Saks Fifth Avenue at 49th and 50th, Bergdorf Goodman at 57th, and Lord & Taylor at 38th and 39th.
Where to eat?
Linger over seafood and champagne at Balthazar, nosh with New York’s style set at Per Se or opt for mod-British fare at hipster gastropub The Spotted Pig. On the bar front, knock back a spicy Manhattan at Ian Schrager’s sexy bar in the East Village’s Gramercy Park Hotel or make a splash at The James New York’s see-and-be-seen rooftop pool bar. Craving something more subdued? A herbal brew at Brooklyn’s Bellocq Tea Atelier will cure what ails you.
New York, Hotel Americano
Hotel Americano, Bedroom
Where to stay?
Mr & Mrs Smithtips three boutique hotels in New York, including Paris-inspired perfection at Midtown marvel The NoMad Hotel, arty retreat Hôtel Americano in gallery-toting Chelsea and Brit-chic beauty Crosby Street Hotel in style-savvy SoHo. Book with Smith for exclusive extras at all stays.
Crosby Street Hotel, Lobby
NewYork, The No Mad Hotel
The No Mad Hotel, Bedroom