Go inside the worlds of art, fashion, design, and lifestyle.
It’s the week of Frieze New York and the latest issue of Whitewaller has arrived to reveal all you need to know about the exhibitions, events, and special projects taking place. All week-long we’ll bring you “Insider Tips” from those in-the-know on what to see, do, eat, and drink. First up, contributing editor at Vogue and curator, André Leon Talley.
“The Carlyle Hotel is excellent for drinks, and I recommend Il Buco for the best kale salad, and wonderful atmosphere. It’s like going to a restaurant in Rome, but in New York. Once inside, enjoy its rustic setting, with old wooden tables, and copper pots hanging from the ceiling. Mozzarella & Vino, a small Italian eatery, for their three-bean soup. Sant Ambroeus in the West Village—stop in to see their outstanding ceramic plate wall, and for the best hot chocolate. It’s a fashionable place for lunch, transported to Milan in its atmosphere. See Steve McQueen having lunch with Naomi Campbell, or Taylor Swift grabbing a bite.”
“I love DeLorenzo Gallery on Madison Avenue. You see the best of art deco furniture, designs by Rhulman and Armand Rateau, as well as first-rate Tiffany lamps, and other contemporary designs. Style is at its most incredible best—especially the beautiful collection of furniture. On the other hand, the Manolo Blahnik shoe store on West 54th, designed by George Malkemus III, and its huge ceramics by Peter Schlesinger. Blaniks shoes are like artworks for the feet and they are displayed in a bold original setting.”
“The Metropolitan Museum of Art, it’s always a place of great wonder and beauty. The great portrait of Madame X by John Singer Sargent is one of the great paintings. The classical antiquities are first-rate on the main floor.”
“The observation tower of One World Trade Center. It’s awesome—the breathtaking views, as well as the memorial to 9/11—and sobering to balance the great electrical vibe of New York City.”