I don't think I have stayed at a Philippe Starck designed property in the past though I have visited many including the Paramount Hotel Times Square. However, it has been a while since I stayed on Park Avenue and NoMad. The last time I was in the neighborhood was when the Redbury used to be [...]
I discovered Eataly a few years ago when a friend recommended we meet for dinner at the Flatiron location. I was left speechless by the variety and 'Italian-ness' of the place (if that was a word!). You will be in an Italian heaven the second you enter the store. The first thought that came to [...]
My first experience of Joe was on New Year's day 2015 on the Upper West Side at 7 am. It still is one of the best barista conversations I have had till date considering I was really jet lagged, hung over from the night before and just plain new to the neighborhood. When I revisited [...]
My first Jean-Georges experience was at the Mark Hotel in New York. A glamorous destination of the Upper East Side yet offering simple and classic dishes. Jean-Georges at the Connaught is a replica of that but in the heart of Mayfair and in one of the most understated 5 star hotels you will come across. [...]
Gavin has been exposed to some of the best hospitality concepts across London before opening up his own restaurant and hidden gem of Mayfair, Bellamy’s. Bellamy’s is an understated 65- seat brasserie nestled away in Bruton place, Mayfair. The Queen celebrated her 90th birthday here. The restaurant is also home to an extensive French wine [...]
Breakfast at CUT at 45 Park Lane has always been a favourite, especially their French toasts. I was ecstatic when I heard that 45 Park Lane is launching an American version of Afternoon Tea. Personally sandwiches do not excite me, it is usually the desserts that I look out for during afternoon tea. 45 Park [...]
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. [...]
Russell Square holds a special and nostalgic place in my heart. I spent 3 years at Holborn and Fitzrovia whilst I studied at LSE and Brunswick was a key part of the evenings we spent hanging out with friends who lived near there. It is great to see that hotels have considered Holborn and Russell [...]
Garden Suites Hotel, Upper East Side and Julie Torres The General Manager and a blogger!
Interview with Founder of Coffee of Grace, Grace Hightower at their Head Office in TriBeca New York.