OCCUPATION: Personal Investor
MY STYLE: Modern bohemian (in my dress) and modern eclectic (in my home).
I LOVE NEW YORK BECAUSE: New York is a pool of diversity: people, art, culture, restaurants, theater, shopping, and Central Park. Our daughter Theodora can have a unique, individual experience every day.
Known for its lofty rooms and understated intimacy, The Mercer Hotel embodies with ease the sort of downtown luxury that Soho does best. Sister site to Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont (and occupying a building originally built for an Astor), its 75 rooms are frequently occupied by the well-heeled and well-known. Services include dog walking, private yoga sessions and in-room beauty treatments, and Guitar Hero and Wii are available upon request for any pint-sized patrons (or young-at-heart husbands). And is it coincidence that the hotel’s restaurant, Kitchen, boasts a menu created by Jean-Georges Vongerichten? No, we think not.READ MORE
The Carlyle Hotel
The Carlyle Hotel is just about as classic as it gets. The graceful and quintessentially Manhattan-style rooms were once Mick Jagger’s home away from home, not to mention JFK’s favorite hideaway during the final decade of his life. For families, the Upper East Side hotel also features the Rose Buds program, which offers such amenities as cribs, changing tables, and rainy day activities, as well as babysitting services.READ MORE
Getting into Balthazar without a reservation will undoubtedly require at least a small wait, but we promise the Michelin-recommended brasserie, bakery, and seafood bar is well worth it. Balthazar boasts mastery over French favorites like croque-monsieur, moules frites, and salade niçoise, to name a few basic items on the menu. The restaurant is an ideal lunch spot during a day of SoHo shopping, but all meals can be enjoyed in the restaurant’s inviting interior. Just be sure to leave room for desert—the bakery’s chocolate pot de crème, mango cheesecake, and tarte du jour should not be missed.READ MORE
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
Conveniently located across the street from Lincoln Center, the restaurant is popular with the theater crowd. New York mom Stefani Greenfield goes for the dim sum on weekends and says the spot is "great for kids." This haute Chinese restaurant has been in business since the 1970s, serving upscale versions of classic comfort Chinese foods along with regional specialties. They also serve dishes like Grand Marnier prawns and a killer General Tso's chicken. With comfortable booths and a space large enough to accommodate groups, it's a great choice for families. Plus, kids will love the dramatic decor, which features a glowing dragon that snakes around the ceiling.READ MORE