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Luxury New York Hotels that are Perfect for Families

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Are you starting to plan a trip to New York City with kids? If so, take a look at a few luxury New York hotels that are perfect for families!

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Just because you’re traveling to New York with your family, it doesn’t mean that a luxury experience is out of the question.

Adults with children or teenagers should get to have an indulgent trip too, which is fun for everyone.

So, if you’re planning on being in New York City with your family, you need a suitable place to stay. There are various options for accommodation, but hotels are ideal when you want to be cared for a little.

You don’t have to cook or clean while staying in a hotel, and it’s a fun experience for the kids too.

Take a look at these luxury New York Hotels that are perfect for families:


The Muse New York

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Located in Midtown Manhattan, The Muse is a fantastic hotel choice if you’re looking for a quieter spot for your family.

You can enjoy leafy parks, beautiful views, and hidden nooks and crannies.

At the same time, it’s only a few minutes walk from Times Square, Broadway, Central Park, and more.

The hotel itself is a trendy option, with some excellent family-friendly perks. There are lots of rooms with two beds, including rooms in corner clusters.

Kids get a toy at check-in, plus there are babysitting services available for when parents want to escape.

www.themusehotel.com

 

The St Regis New York

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The St. Regis has been open since 1904. In 2013, major renovations were carried out, with help from many consultants and contractors, including Peter DiTommaso and his company Interstate Drywall Corporation.

Today, the hotel combines both historical and modern styles. It’s a Marriott hotel that has plenty of rooms and suites with multiple beds, making it a great choice for families.

You can choose a room with two double beds or even the presidential suite with two bedrooms if you’re feeling particularly fancy.

Nearby family activities include Central Park, Bryant Park, The High Line, and the Staten Island Ferry.

www.marriott.com/the-st-regis-new-york

 

Four Seasons Hotel New York

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The suites at the Four Seasons are ideal for families, with the Gotham Junior Suite offering a king, two doubles, and space for a crib or rollaway bed too.

Their concierge can create the perfect family itinerary for you and there’s babysitting for when you want some adult time.

Children get welcome amenities when you arrive, and there’s a games and DVD library to keep them entertained.

They also get complimentary coloring books and toys. You can even keep them safe with childproofing items available for your room.

www.fourseasons.com/newyork

 

Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC

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The Gansevoort in the Meatpacking district is a modern hotel with a year-round heated rooftop pool.

If that’s not enough to tempt you, the hotel is full of handy tech, from the Google Nest Hub to a fitness MIRROR for in-room workouts.

The hotel can provide sofa beds, free for children under 13, and baby supplies such as cribs, diapers, and bath amenities.

It’s also a pet-friendly hotel, so even your furry four-legged family member can come.

www.gansevoorthotelgroup.com


New York City’s luxury hotels do everything they can to cater to their guests, including being welcoming to families. Find one you love for your next trip.

If you enjoyed this post about luxury New York Hotels that are perfect for families, but you’re going to New York City on a romantic trip, take a look this post: “Top 10 Romantic Hotels In New York To Escape To”.


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Cedar Lakes Estate: A Hudson Valley Luxury Estate

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Cedar Lakes Estate, located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, is the perfect upstate luxury estate to explore not only during the summer, but also during winter season!

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We are always looking for and exploring unique properties in upstate New York to share with you. Cedar Lakes Estate is certainly on the top of our list.

We also know that many people aren’t really sure where to go or what to do during the harsh New York winter, so we decided to help out!

This past weekend, we packed our bags and headed upstate to stay at a place called Cedar Lakes Estate. We’ve been following closely experiences they’ve been creating for guests and couldn’t wait anymore to go and explore!

Located in the heart of our gorgeous Hudson Valley, Cedar Lakes Estate’s story is quite special.

To start, the property is family owned. A few years back, the sisters Stephanie and Lisa Karvellas, that have countless unforgettable childhood memories at the Estate, decided to share the property not only with friends, but with outside guests.

They started working and organizing everything, building new rooms and cabins and renovating what needed a fresh look. In no time, they got so much organic press that not only people started reaching out, but also super young companies like Uber and Google decided to host team gatherings and activities during the year.

Below a short video of our experience:

The property is really something! You’ll be able to indulge in their 500 acres with 2 lakes, 2 pools, miles of hiking trails, boats, tennis, basketball courts, football fields, ziplines, and the BLOB.


Let’s talk about their accommodations!

They have rooms for every style, pocket and need!

The Bluebird Cottage and the Lakeside Cottage are great for a complete experience. These cottages boast with spacious formats, king-size beds and private patios. Plus, each one has its own cool amenities like full modern kitchen, heated stone floors, fireplace, living room and/or dining area.

In addition, the 10 Sleepy Pine Cottages are under a beautiful cluster of pine trees! It offers one queen or two full size beds, rain shower, Nespresso machine and mini bar. Perfect in size.

Furthermore, the Poolside Cabana is fully equipped with a fireplace, washer/dryer, with access to pool area, patio, outdoor wet bar and refrigerator, gazebo (extra bathroom in gazebo) and it’s also pet-friendly!

The Garden Suite is perfect for families, or for the more demanding couples. It has a fully equipped din-in kitchen, a fireplace with sitting area and a beautiful, large bathroom.

And, their option for Glamping (glamour camping), is called Campstyle. This communal house can host up to 43 people common room seating areas and a kitchen. Don’t worry, the bathrooms are just as nice as the other options above, and also offer complimentary toiletries (shampoo, conditioner and body wash).

Finally, the Rustic Cabins are for people that really have camp roots with bunk beds, ceiling fans and a communal bathhouse. But, they offer fresh linens and towels!

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Now, not many people know or can even imagine how many activities are available at properties upstate.

Cedar Lakes Estate is perfect not only in the summer time, but also during winter.

As they explain:

“Guests have full access to all that the grounds has to offer, including the use of the lakes, pools, hiking and biking trails, bonfire pits, tennis and basketball courts. With outdoor activities like The Blob, “drive in” movies under the stars, and guided yoga classes, we have everything needed for a memorable and refreshing getaway.”

Super cool right?

So if you’re the adventurer type, sporty-type or lets-chill-type, they have it all. Swimming, fishing, countless sports and games – basketball, tennis, volleyball, kickball, softball and football; plus, everyone’s favorite lawn games, like bocce, horseshoes, cornhole and ladder toss. Phiuf! What a list!

Close by the property, you can take some time to explore too. The region offers restaurants, breweries, farms, antiquing, markets, distilleries, artisan shops, ski mountains, and breathtaking hikes.


You might be asking…but what about the food and drinks!?

Where do we begin? We had a delicious, tasty experience and loved it all.

They have a garden where, not only they grow their own produce, but they also host summer outdoor dining experiences.

“Walk into our expansive Chef’s Garden and see where it all begins. The garden charms with its white picket fence and twinkling lights as we bring out the season’s best, harvested right beyond your feet. A 50-person farm table sits on a reclaimed brick patio in the center of the garden for a truly farm-to-table experience under the stars inside this expansive 4,000 square foot wonderland.”

“This Chef’s garden is a testament to our farm-to-table values, as we tailor our crops each season to grow produce specifically for the menus chosen by our clients. Whatever we cannot grow or make ourselves is sourced from our small-town farmer neighbors. We believe that cultivating a network of local purveyors ensures the most outstanding seasonal fare for your event.”

During winter, they put together a Après CLE Party and some really private Pop Up Dinners that gathers the coolest crowd from NYC and neighbor towns! The menu is to-die-for!

The Après CLE party is every Saturday, from 12pm – 6pm.

You can expect the grooviest tunes, a group of happy campers, old school toboggans, giant jenga, hot hot hot crackling fires paired with some yummy spiked hot cocoa!

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We all know how cold upstate New York can get, but this party will certainly keep you pretty warm! From entertaining conversations, gorgeous folks and a bonfire pit that will be roaring all day long, you won’t want to leave!

You can also hop inside the Canteen every now and then, for some melty grilled cheeses, fig and brie hot sandwiches and some boozy hot beverages!

If you enjoy it, and still want to hang around for more, don’t forget about their multi-course Pop Up Dinners that happens 1 Saturday every month!

Just so you can get an idea of what these dinners look like, see the menu from our dinner:

  • Amouse Bouche: Roasted breakfast radish, sorrel butter, crispy white anchovy
  • First Dish: Diver scallop carpaccio, cured olive labneh, preserved winter citrus, charred fennel and toasted red millet. For Vegetarians, they substituted the scallops for potatoes.
  • Second Dish: Handmade braised wild boar tortellini, tomato rosemary sugo and fontina fonduta. For Vegetarians, they substituted the wild boar for ricotta.
  • Third Dish: Citrus seared Hudson Valley duck breast salsify 2 ways, braised endives, blood orange and brown butter roasted hazelnuts. For Vegetarians, they substituted the duck for Japanese fingerling sweet potatoes.
  • Grand Finale: Cinnamon panna cotta cardamom roasted persimmon, dark chocolate espresso bean crumble and anise shortbread.
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How much better can this get, right? Super creative, innovative, entertaining, in a breathtaking place with the coolest crowd.

In addition, if you’re looking for a fantastic spot to organize your destination wedding, Cedar Lakes hosts luxury destination weddings and corporate retreats year round! Stephanie Karavellas actually organized her own wedding at the property, and it was nothing less than perfection.

So, after experiencing it all, we can only say that Stephanie and Lisa have really done an outstanding work. It’s surely all done from the heart and it reflects on every single detail around the property!

Contact us for any Corporate request for your team. They host throughout the year amazing getaways and company retreats!

Be sure to book your experience and have fun!

Location: 1 Team Usa Way, Port Jervis

http://cedarlakesestate.com


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*Last Update on March/2020.*

A Filmmaker, Digital Storyteller And Travel Expert Named Kristen Kellogg

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Kristen Kellogg, a filmmaker, digital storyteller, and travel expert shares with us her 7 best NYC tips for exploring New York City. There is nothing better than learning with travel experts, right?

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Kristen Kellogg glamping in Ithaca, New York!

We love all different types of interviews and the ones with travel experts are always quite amusing. We not only love all the tips, but we also end up finding out more secrets about our own beautiful concrete jungle.

Read about Kristen’s explorations and see her 7 best NYC tips for exploring New York City.


Exploring rugged to refined, filmmaker, digital storyteller, and travel expert Kristen Kellogg has designed her life for life on the road. Her Wanderlust Website + Content Creation Agency, Border Free Travels, produces and shares highly engaging lifestyle stories and brand campaigns through film, photography, and innovative media tied to travel.

In addition Kristen’s work and words have been featured in AFAR, MSN, Refinery 29, Daily Mail, Yahoo, and Travel Channel, and Islands Magazine, among others. Some of her recent clients include Skype, Thailand Tourism, The Outer Banks, Visit California, and Rosetta Stone for whom she produced a new travel video series.

On this adventure, Kristen journeys through Mérida, Mexico getting “Lost With Locals” while touring markets with a local chef, practicing Spanish phrases with strangers, and even picks up some local dance moves.

Kristen lives on Nantucket, has an obsession with cheese, loves talking to strangers – in person and on Instagram, and feels most at home when she’s not.

A Nantucket Island resident, when she’s not on the road, she finds inspiration by literally running around exploring her own backyard. She frequently visits NYC between travels in and out of the country.

So, take a look at Kristen Kellogg 7 best NYC tips for exploring New York City:


Helicopter Tours

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“The best views of Manhattan I’ve ever seen were in a helicopter – doors off! Everyone should do this once in their life – I’d go again in a NYC beat.

And we have to agree with Kristen! As we’ve said before, we know we are obsessed with New York City and one of the best views of the city is from high up in the air!

Plus, it’s incredible to see our concrete jungle and all the boroughs from this perspective.

Take a look at this Helicopter Tour and book now!


The William Vale

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“Sunset drinks and apps at the Westlight atop The William Vale hotel. This is the best view looking back on the city!”

Brooklyn is certainly the most up and coming area in New York and so much is going on, on that side of the bridge. New restaurants, stores, nightclubs, coffee shops, events, etc!

The William Vale is one of the newest additions to the neighborhood and has become an immediate hotspot.

Its rooftop offers a priceless 360º view where you can see the 5 boroughs.

So, if you want to stay in one of the trendiest hotels, in a super cool location and mix with an energetic and stylish crowd…then this is the place for you!

Location: 111 North 12th Street

www.thewilliamvale.com


Matcha Bar

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“If you have a thing for matcha and Instagram, you’ll find your prefect match at Matcha Bar, with two addresses in Manhattan.”

Founded by the brothers, Max and Graham Fortgang, in 2014, Matcha Bar is the perfect drink if you’re looking for energy, focus, paired with powerful antioxidants.

As they explained, they “became fixated on the idea of bringing this ancient tradition into the modern metropolis they call home”. And they did!

Their matcha is sourced directly from an independent family farm in Nishio, Japan.

www.matchabar.co


Miss Paradis

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UNFORTUNATELY THIS RESTAURANT IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED!

“I love Miss Paradis in SoHo – prefect for catching up with a friend or two. Nosh on small plates and sip on rose — it adorns the walls of the place. I love the burrata!”

Miss Paradis opened just a while ago, in November of 2016. The place is beautifully designed by Philippe Starck and serves super healthy, seasonal food. Moreover, the dishes are works of art and creatively presented.

They are well-known for their Rosé labels, so we do recommend trying the cocktails on their list. And, as they say: “don’t expect to skip dessert!”

“Miss Paradis is a timeless temple to the glory of the fruits of Nature.” ~ Philippe Starck, Créateur

Location: 47 Prince Street


Takoyaki

In New York city, you’ll find surprises around every corner, especially when it comes to culinary treats, such as this popular Japanese snack called “Takoyaki.” What is the most interesting street food you’ve tried?

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UNFORTUNATELY THIS SPOT IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED!

“I stumbled on this gem of a Takoyaki stand on Doyers Street in Chinatown. You’ll get hungry watching the video I made (above).”

If you go to New York, you have to be opened to trying the different street food you’ll find along your way. Plus, if they are literally a hole in the wall, it’s even better.

Hidden in one of Chinatown’s most famous streets, Takoyaki opens only for a few hours during the weekends, so you need to be sure to pass by.

What to try? Maybe a little of everything! Their octopus dumpling is on the top of our list. Prices are super fair, so don’t worry.

Hours: Saturday & Sunday: 12pm – 6pm

Location: 5 Doyers Street


KIIN Thai Eatery

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“I’ve traveled three times extensively through Thailand and always have a tough time finding those same tastes in the states. If you want authentic Thai food, KIIN Thai Eatery is IT! Every bite will have your mouth watering. This place is best for atlas for people – you can order half of the menu this way and try it all.”

KIIN, in the Greenwich Village, in Manhattan, serves authentic central and northern Thai cuisine, with recipes that dates back centuries, but are still current.

Ingredients are all very fresh and tasty, challenging everyone’s taste buds and offering a true Thai experience. 

Location: 36 East 8th Street


Sisley Spa

Curiosities Insider Interviews Kristen Kellogg Sisley Spa The Carlyle

“If you’re in need of a time out, stop at the Sisley Spa in the Rosewood Hotel and treat yourself to a unique treatment – the Phyto-Aromatic Replumping Youth Facial with Rose. The esthetician gently moves rose quartz around your face – so relaxing I fell asleep.”

Not really a “behind the scenes” experience, but nonetheless, super worth exploring, specially after a long and tiring day exploring New York.

Moreover, it’s located inside The Carlyle hotel, in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Treatments are customized according to you needs and desires, so you’ll be sure to leave completely relaxed and ready for more NYC adventures!

Location: The Carlyle – 35 East 76th Street – 3rd Floor

https://thesisleyspa.com


Thank you, Kristen, for being part of our Insider Interviews and for sharing your 7 best NYC tips for exploring New York City!


Photo Credits: Courtesy of Belly Adventure, Marky_Marc13 and all the venues.
*Last Update on April/2020.*

Mirror Lake Inn: One Of The Best Resorts In The US, In Lake Placid

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Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa was founded in 1926 by the couple Climena Alford, a native of Lake Placid, and her husband, William Rufus Wikoff from Massachusetts. It’s one of the best resorts in the US!

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In no time, Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa was transformed from an old estate into one of the most high quality resorts in the US.

Therefore, in no time their reputation spread everywhere and attracted wealthy guest from all over the state, and specially from New York City.

The Inn was always involved with sports events where they hosted entire teams. Also, they enjoyed sport-related innovation like the first electric rope-tow, the first snow making machine and the first bobsled run!

With locally sourced, fresh ingredients, they are also famous for their delicious food and treats!

They offer 3 dining options at the resort: The View – Lake Placid’s only AAA Four-Diamond “Exceptional” rated restaurant; Taste Bistro & Bar – serving a casual dinner and cocktails; and The Cottage – a great hangout spot year-round and named one of the top Après Ski spots in North America, by the readers of Ski Magazine!

In addition, they have a fantastic SPA that offers countless incredible treatments like the Vichy Shower and different massages with different purposes. Pamper yourself with the marine-based skincare product line, Phytomer. For the gals, manicure and pedicures are available and for the gentlemen, a variety of services too.

And, of course, pool, sauna, jacuzzi. Yes, they have it all!

Are you into fitness? You can book your personal trainer and hit the gym at any time!

With extremely comfortable and classically decorated rooms, you’ll certainly feel the nostalgic vibe! Take a look at the accommodation options.

It’s a 4-5h trip from New York City and definitely worth it!

In addition, they’ve been featured by renowned publications like Condé Nast Traveler, so do check them out if you’re planning an escape up state.

So, we have no doubt that you’ll have the most fantastic and relaxing time at the Mirror Lake Inn. Enjoy!

You might also want to take a look at a few other Day Trip ideas!

Location: 77 Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid, NY

www.mirrorlakeinn.com


Photo Credits: Courtesy of Mirror Lake Inn
*Last Update on March/2020.*

Mandarin Oriental NYC: The Luxurious 5 Stars

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The rooms at the luxurious 5 stars Mandarin Oriental NYC have some of the most amazing views of the city! Not really “behind the scenes”, but definitely worth the post!

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With over 240 suites, the luxury 5 star Mandarin Oriental NYC is just a few steps from Central Park. Its location, at Columbus Circle, is a quite touristy spot but, nonetheless, super high-end.

The hotel offers great dining options and a majestic spa with numerous treatments to make you feel deliciously pampered and relaxed after a long day.

Treatments combine both ancient and contemporary techniques are range from Ayurvedic and renewal rituals to bio-radiance, jade stone and proskin brightening facials. The Spa, as it’s called, mixes Eastern influences with contemporary New York touches in their décor.

While Asiate, is their modern American cuisine restaurant, opened for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, The Lobby Lounge is a perfect option for small bites and an afternoon tea. It may be a wise decision to make a reservation to avoid lines.

In addition, their rooms and suites have some of the most outstanding, unique view of our beautiful New York City.

Some of their amenities include: goose down bedding and luxurious linens by Fili D’Oro,  yoga mats, plush terry bathrobes and TV in the bathroom.

Therefore, it’s one of the top options for those seeking an unforgettable experience in New York!

Rates start at around $795/night – low season. For their top suites, you’ll have to contact the hotel for rates, since they are not disclosed on their website.

Location: 80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street

www.mandarinoriental.com/newyork


Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Mandarin Oriental NYC
*Last Update on March/2020.*

The Mark Hotel: A 5 Star Hotel Just Steps Away From Central Park

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The Mark Hotel is housed, as it has always been, in a beautiful 1927 landmark building at the corner of 77th Street and Madison Avenue in NYC. Just steps away from Central Park…

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Housed inside this gorgeous 1927 landmark building, The Mark Hotel is one of the top 5 star hotels in New York City.

But inside, this luxury hotel was completely reimagined and given a new life and identity for the 21st century. We personally love the black and white floors. So chic.

From complementary macaroons by Ladurée to a pet-friendly hotel with dog bed and Woof Woof Kits, The Mark has the French designer’s, Jacques Grange, signature in it!

Oh! And, The Mark Restaurant’s menu, specially crafted by NYC’s pre-eminent chef, globally renowned, award-winning Jean-Georges Vongerichten, is fantastic. The cuisine? French, of course!

In addition, you can start your day with a breathtaking morning run in Central Park, conveniently located just a block away.

When you come back in, you can finish your work out at their gorgeous fitness center. If you want to get ready for your day, just swing by the famous hairstylist, Frédéric Fekkai’s hair salon.

The service? Ah, flawless, of course!

Take a look at the gorgeous group of Brazilian Bloggers, including Camila Coelho, that have stayed at the hotel. This day, we hosted them on an exclusive NYC Broadway Backstage Experience!

That is to say, if you are interested in learning more about our fantastic and exclusive concierge services in New York, take a look at all the details. You’ll find everything from travel planning, personal shoppers, beauty services to private event organization and unique tours & experiences!

But wait! Are you a business looking for assistance for your c-level executives, contact our experts. Whether you need to organize an event, host clients or ‘wow’ potential buyers, BTSNYC can provide you with exclusive and irreverent ideas.

Location: 25 East 77th Street

www.themarkhotel.com


Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Mark Hotel
*Last Update on Feb/2020.*

Maggie Norris Couture: Life In Couture

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Maggie Norris is a legendary New York designer that lives a life in couture. Her exquisite work has been feature in the most renowned publication, and her work is coveted by the most fashionable women on the planet!

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Maggie Norris was born in New Orleans, but quickly moved to New York City to study Fashion at Parsons School of Design.

She became a legendary New York designer that started her career as Ralph Lauren’s Creative Designer. In no time, she quickly assumed the post as Senior Design Director in charge of the Women’s Collection during 13 years.

After leaving Ralph Lauren, she spent a few years in Europe. She returned to New York City in 2000 to launch her own custom-made couture line. Maggie also because part of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).

“I have an affinity to the Haute Couture craftsmanship because of its unyielding perfection.” ~ Maggie Norris

Now, imagine a glorious studio in the Garment District, with fascinating couture samples spread throughout the space. And yet, amazing beadwork all around, fantastics colors and fabrics sheltering plane spaces. Simply breathtaking and certainly a unique experience! This is what Maggie Norris Couture is all about.

A few names that are part of her very exclusive client list are: Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Alicia Keys, Diane Keaton, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Beyonce and First Lady Michelle Obama!

Every client has the possibility of booking private appointments, so Maggie can dedicate her time exclusively to them.

It is the place to make your wildest and deepest fashion desires com to life, through the hands of one of the world’s most coveted artistic hands! But, we do advise to really allow Maggie to explore her special talent and create for you!

So, be sure to enjoy this unique and memorable moment! It is certainly a priceless experience and the outcome will be mind blowing!

If you want help to book your personal appointment at Maggie Norris Couture, let our team of experts take care of it for you!

Plus, you might enjoy reading about the 8 Disappearing neighborhoods in Manhattan, one of them being the Garment District! Amusing article!


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Jan Klier, Capture Fashion and Maggie Norris Couture
*Last Update on March/2020.*

The Surrey Hotel in the Upper East Side of Manhattan

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Designed by Lauren Rottet, The Surrey Hotel in the UES was recently renovated and is New York City’s only Relais & Chateaux boutique hotel.

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To start, the cost of The Surrey Hotel’s renovation was over $60million. The result? Spectacular, of course!

Build in the 1920’s, it’s one of the most luxurious hotels in town with almost 200 rooms and suites.

“Built in 1926 as a residence hotel, the original Surrey was home to many of New York’s most eccentric celebrities. JFK, Bette Davis, Claudette Colbert, and other famous faces who recognized the allure of exceptional, discreet service.

Moreover, in re-creating The Surrey, we collaborated with acclaimed interior designer Lauren Rottet of Rottet Studio—to maintain the integrity of The Surrey’s history while modernizing New York’s most intimate address. Rottet’s inspiration was a New York City townhouse passed down through the generations.”

In other words, if you have a super high-end lifestyle, but a very low-key mindset, this is the perfect place for you to stay.

You can surely expect a breathtaking experience. We’ll explain:

The hotel offers everything from a fantastic fitness center and spa treatments, to private cocktail experiences and private roof garden.

At the Pleiades Bar, decorated with an art deco vibe (bring us back to Coco Chanel’s time), you’ll be indulged by a unique cocktail experience. Who’s the name behind this all? The famous bartender, Darryl Chan. His Cranberry Granita Champagne Cocktail is a winner!

Here is what Gael Greene, of The New York Times, says about the dining experience:

“If you hunger for constancy and dignity, it’s time for Café Boulud. The big cheese himself, Daniel Boulud, may be downtown at Daniel, on the road peddling his pots, or cooking for charity. He’s given a talented protégé…leave to invent within his café’s stated quartet of themes—tradition, season, market, and a detour to foreign kitchens.”

Lastly, be sure to explore the neighborhood, where you’ll find fantastic restaurants, bar, numerous stores for the shop-a-holics.

And still, you’ll be steps from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the one and only, Central Park and other historical spots.

So, prepare yourself for a fantastic adventure in the Upper East Side of the city!

Want help? Take a look at our Concierge Services and contact us to organize it all for you.

Location: 20 East 76th Street

www.thesurrey.com


Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Surrey Hotel
*Last Update on Feb/2020.*

Resurrection Vintage: Historic Cothing for Fashion Experts

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“Founded in 1996 by Mark Haddawy and Katy Rodriguez, with boutiques in New York and Los Angeles, Resurrection vintage is one of the world’s premier international venues for collectible and historic clothing.”

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Resurrection Vintage is definitely one of our top picks with the subject is: vintage fashion. For over 20 years, they have been collecting some of the best, most exquisite and special fashion pieces and accessories.

As they say, the are “Pioneers of Vintage and Historic Modern Sartorial Wonders”. And, we have to agree with them. Their curation is mind blowing and it’s almost impossible to leave the store with only one single item.

As a result, they sell brands like: Alaia, Chanel, Hermés, Maison Martin Margiela, Loris Azzaro, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Lanvin, and several others.

One of their most loyal clients is the one and only beauty, Giovanna Battaglia (aka, Giovanna Engelbert). She is an avid buyer of their collections and is always beautifully mixing and matching it all.

In sum, Resurrection has super high-end brands for ladies and some few for gentlemen!

It’s a store for every one, and a haven for the fashion experts!

Last, but surely not least, see what they have to say about their Resurrection Vintage Archives:

“We have expanded our commitment to preservation by including the Resurrection Archive Rental Studio located in New York City.

Resurrection’s extensive archive catalog is one of the fashion, media and film industries top resources for research, design, and development. Our specialized archive contains thousands of rare and historic designer pieces by highly distinguished American, European, and Japanese fashion designers from the 1960s to 2000s.”

And still:

“With an emphasis on avant-garde design, our archive features special collections by innovative designers such as Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, Comme Des Garcons, Martin Margiela as well as one of the largest private collections of Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren.

Our archive is an invaluable resource and source of inspiration to stylists, costumers, and industry clientele. Categories represented by our collection include men and womens designer clothing, accessories, bags, footwear, jewelry, books and rare ephemera. Our entire rental archive is available for daily, weekly, and monthly rental.”

In addition, if you need help at the store, there is nothing better than taking with you a Personal Stylist! Our experts help and guide you about how to purchase and wear vintage!

Locations:
217 Mott Street, Nolita
45 Great Jones Alley, NoHo

www.resurrectionvintage.com


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Resurrection Vintage
*Last Update on March/2020.*

Rare Vintage: Each Vintage Piece Has Its Own Story

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We are always searching for secret New York City vintage stores that offers the most exclusive brands. Located a few blocks from Central Park, Rare Vintage is one of these amazing vintage stores!

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THIS STORE IS UNFORTUNATELY PERMANENTLY CLOSED!

You’ll be able to find the very best of two centuries of fashion with a highly edited collection at Rare Vintage.

The store was founded in 2007 by Juliana Cairone. Juliana is Diane Vreeland’s grand daughter. At a very young age was exposed to amazing pieces of “art” by renowned designs.

Today, most of the items are bought from private collections found in the four major fashion capitals – New York, London, Milan and Paris. Items are unique, in great conditions and were statements in their own decades.

Juliana is passionate about buying and collecting pieces that have a story behind them! As she explains in the video below:

“I like buying pieces that have a history behind them. I like to buy pieces that went to a great party, or someone fell in love with their husband when she wore that dress, and all these wonderful stories.

People hold on to these pieces for so long because they love them and it means something to them.”

A few of the designers you’ll find are: Bill Blass, Halston, Thea Porter, Ossie Clark, Valentino Couturem Federico Forquet, YSL, Pierre Balmain, Madame Gres, Rive Gauch lines and numerous other big names!

Rare Vintage pieces have been worn by beautiful ladies from Giovanna Battaglia (aka Giovanna Engelbert) and Carine Roitfeld.

Other names like Anne Hathaway, Angelina Jolie and Lady Gaga are also some of their top clients!

New York City has other countless vintage stores that we’ve written about.

Plus, there are a few very high-end luxury stores that don’t only offer fantastic products, but offers a shopping experience, like Fivestory.

Need help to discover them all? Contact us so we can arrange a Personal Shopping consultation with our fashion experts!

Location: 24 West 57th Street – 5th Floor


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Rare Vintage
*Last Update on March/2020.*

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