OCCUPATION: Restauranteur and multi-tasker.
MY STYLE: Less is More. For me, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
This elegant restaurant features a formal dining room, as well as counter service for takeaway caffeine. We'll stop in for a cappuccino and brioche or, when happy hour strikes, a delightful evening cocktail. In addition to expertly crafted aperitifs, Sant' Ambroeus also offers small plates perfect for sharing with friends.READ MORE
American Museum of Natural History
“All the bugs and animals keep my sons entertained for hours,” says Jules Reid of The American Museum of Natural History, the city’s scientific mainstay. Founded in 1869, the museum quickly outgrew its first digs before moving to its current location on Central Park West. We love the wide range of exhibitions and activities, catering to any field your child could possibly fancy. Don’t miss the life-sized replica of the blue whale in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, or the built-to-scale Tyrannesauras Rex, created almost entirely out of 65-million-year-old bones, in the Fossil Halls.READ MORE
Built in 1980, Central Park has long been a go-to for New Yorkers in need of a little nature, and Jules Reid’s sons especially love the park’s playgrounds (there are 21!). Other activities like model boat sailing, bicycling, chess, and even bird-watching make the 842-acre park an obvious choice for children and adults alike, and moms in particular will appreciate the recent arrival of Le Pain Quotidien. Located at the Mineral Springs Pavilion, the beloved boulangerie provides the perfect post-play pick-me-up.READ MORE
Serafina was "founded by my husband Vittorio in 1995," says Charlotte Assaf. The Upper East Side Italian restaurant is the perfect place for an upscale meal that's child-friendly. Delicious pizzas and an inviting atmosphere have made this neighborhood favorite expand to multiple locations.READ MORE
The Mark Hotel
Charlotte Assaf loves everything about this fabulous five-star Manhattan landmark hotel: the location, the Jean-Georges restaurant downstairs, and the "cow-printed sofas and chairs in the bar." Plus, each room has "the most amazing mini-bar."READ MORE