Go inside the worlds of art, fashion, design, and lifestyle.
For Whitewaller‘s November New York issue, out this week for The Salon Art + Design fair, we handpicked a few insiders—a select group of those in-the-know on all things New York—that shared with us how to navigate the city this fall. To kick things off, we have Nicole Hanley, creative director of Hanley, share her top spots to eat, drink, network, and relax this week.
WHERE TO EAT
The restaurants I frequent invite you in like family. On the Upper East Side, Sette Mezzo is dinner heaven and I find it’s lunch equivalent at Le Bilboquet and Amaranth.
WHERE TO SIP
I start my morning with a bevy of juices from the Juice Press and follow them up with the perfect latte from Sant Ambroeus. For pre-dinner drinks, I like The Rotunda at The Pierre or Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle.
WHERE TO SEE ART
Browsing the pre-sales exhibitions at Sotheby’s and Christie’s is unique in that it gives you the opportunity to view a range of really wonderful art, and at times, from one individual’s perspective and personal collection. I always find a time to pass through the Neue Galerie and especially its bookstore.
WHERE TO HAVE FUN
With my children I like to wander though a wing at The Met or an exhibition we choose. I give them each a notebook to draw whatever catches their eye or inspires them. On my own I do the same, but with my journal.
WHERE TO RELAX
Central Park in the early morning. Get up before the rest of the city, pick up a coffee, and meditate in the early morning quietness. For a few moments the city becomes just yours to take in.
TOP SHOW(S) TO SEE THIS NOVEMBER
This November I am looking forward to seeing: the pre-sales Impressionist, Modern, and Contemporary art exhibitions at Sotheby’s and Christie’s; “Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion” at The Met; and “How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior” at MoMA.