I went to New York for the first time in four years , after a year of having baby Rafael keeping me up at night. The thought of a lie-in every morning for 6 days and the sheer freedom of just waking up to eat brunch and bum around and shop sounded like heaven.
Here are a few postcards from New York , decked out in a freeze-proof uniform of: Pinko down jacket , Chloe Baylee bag to fit gloves, hat and scarf in, Helmut Lang leather pants and Sweater , our own customised bejewelled eagle motif sweatshirt which we wore day to night. Biker boots when we needed to wear ski socks on the worst days or studded Ash trainers for extra comfort.
Some key suggestions of restaurants to go to:
Lunch/ brunch: Lafayette, Balthazar, Mercer Kitchen, ABC kitchen, Tartinery
Dinner: Locanda Verde, Bond Street Sushi, Blue Ribbon Sushi, The Standard Grill, La Esquina, Cafe Select.
From top to bottom: wall art in Soho and Nolita, outside a Cannolli and cigar shop on Mulberry street, our favourite coffee shop off West Broadway the Basque Bakery , an impressive multi-story car park on Lafayette street , and the computer keyboard wall of the James hotel in Soho.>