Aretsky’s Patroon is Manhattan’s best kept secret. I stumbled upon it last year when I visited New York for my birthday and was recommended for dinner by the concierge at The New York Palace. I have a weakness for steak whenever I am in New York and this was something new for me to try. [...]
Interview with Founder of Coffee of Grace, Grace Hightower at their Head Office in TriBeca New York.
Columbus Circle and the Shops at Columbus are my ultimate favourite destination in New York and I ensure to visit every time I am in the city. You'll find William Sonoma, J Crew, Bouchon Bakery, Wholefoods, Sephora, Ted Baker - all under one roof which is very convenient! The Mandarin Oriental New York is located [...]
Possibly the best hotel when it comes to in-house baked goodies and coolest branded products in the room including bathrobes and amenities. The Williamsburg Hotel is the latest addition to the Williamsburg neighborhood and during my short stint there in January I had the opportunity to stay here. The Brooklyn Bread Lab, the in-house bakery [...]
I have been meaning to go to Norma's for over 2 years and this time I made it a mission to visit one morning for breakfast. Norma's is part of the Parker New York Hotel located in midtown west and a real local experience in Manhattan - you'll see locals, professionals and guests dining here [...]
The first time I visited a Jeffrey Zakarian restaurant was at the Lambs Club at The Chatwal last year which is in comparison a very formal experience. The National is a grand cafe in midtown which had an extremely buzzy atmosphere at lunchtime despite it being -12 degrees in January! I love bistros as they [...]
I met with a fellow hospitality professional during this visit and he is obsessed with hotel bars and restaurants. Having been in the industry for a very long time, he named the top 3 favourite places in New York - one of which was the NoMad Hotel's Elephant Bar. New York has got me addicted [...]
I visited The Baccarat for the first time when it opened in 2014. At that time I was only passing through and didn't get a chance to properly try it out. The Baccarat is one of the most palatial properties I have ever visited. Having breakfast here made me realise how understated the actual experience [...]
My first visit to The Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg and Brooklyn!
My favourite aspect of dining on the Upper East Side is the element of people watching that comes with it. Some places like Georgette's are relaxed, great finds if you are acquainted with the right circles in the city and some places like Le Bilboquet are UES institutions and must be on your bucket list [...]