Sunset Sail

Now that summer is here, you MUST add a sunset sail to your “to do” list! There is no better way to kick-start a fantastic evening than sailing around the Statue of Liberty, at sunset, with a glass of rose in hand! The sun reflecting into the skyscrapers around the harbor make the view unforgettable. A magical moment that’ll enhance that NY energy we love so much!

Manhattan by Sail, check their website for more info or to book online
Ticket Price: Adults $50. Cash bar or Open bar available for $20

Dinner and a movie at the Crosby Hotel

Here is a glamorous way to spend your Sunday evenings… Instead of crowed a theater and greasy junk food, the Crosby Hotel introduces the SUNDAY NIGHT FILM CLUB. Don’t be fooled by the “club” label, it is open everyone. The concept, very simple, gives you the choice between dinner and a movie or cocktail / bar plate and a movie. Sit back and enjoy movies, picked from either recent releases or classics, screened in the Hotel’s sumptuous state-of-the-art cinema, every weekend at 8pm.

It’ll open on Sunday, March 21st, with a series of recent films which have each won a 2010 Academy Award…

Upcoming schedule
March 21st: The Blind Side
March 28th: The Hurt Locker
April 4th: Up
April 11th: Crazy Heart
April 18th: Avatar (3D)
SUNDAY NIGHT FILM CLUB @ the Crosby Hotel 79 Crosby Street. Tel: 1 212 226 64 00. Dinner and movie for $50 per person OR cocktail, bar plate and movie for 2 is $25 per person. Dinner and Cocktails are served beforehand in The Crosby Bar. For more info and the schedule of coming attractions check


You often hear foreigners say that they couldn’t live in NY because they would miss part of their lifestyle, particularly  the food… Well, if there is one thing you can’t complain about in NY,  it’s the food! For the Italians, a taste of home is around the corner at Gottino… heaven on earth!

This wine bar takes you on a culinary trip around Italy, serving you the finest Italian wines, obviously, but also delicious small plates of various hams, cheeses and other local delicacies…

Just to give you an idea of how good it is, note that Jody Williams, the chef of this little -Michelin recommended,  “gastroteca,” started her career at Il Buco… So if you are looking for the perfect place to have drinks and a bite… Look no further!

Note that they have the cutest garden in the back- ideal in the summer!

GOTTINO is located 52 greenwich avenue (bet 10th street and 7th avenue). Tel 1 212 633 25 90
Check out their great blog for more info


IZAKAYA TEN is intimate, cosy and the food is delicious. The rare kind of Japanese restaurant where you feel at home.
No reservation needed, you just might have five minutes at the bar to sip some sake or a lichee Martini (highly recommended) and nibble on some edamame before being seated at a small candle-lit table.
Saikoro Beef Steak, Yuzu Duck, Monkfish Liver, … everything is extremely tasty and served in small portions, so you can try them all ;-). For the late bird, note that IZAKAYA TEN is open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday until 3 am!

This spot is the ultimate NY Butterfly’s pick!

IZAKAYA TEN: 207 10th Avenue, bet 22nd & 23rd St. Tel: 1 212 627 7777

Brighton Beach or a trip to Russia…

If you are bored of traditional winter weekends in the city, you should try to go to Russia for a day!

Brighton Beach, also known as “Little Odessa” is only 45mn away from Manhattan- it will definitely surprise you. This neighborhood is mostly populated by Russian immigrants who came from the former Soviet Union in the late 60’s. Here you’ll wander around numerous storefronts with traditional Russian signs such as Fur shops, bakeries and Russian bookstores …

Head out there on a lovely sunny day, it’s easy to take the subway and get off at the Conney Island stop. Trot down the boardwalk towards Brighton beach. Sea gulls hanging on the beach might be your only encounter at this time of the year but that’s what makes this place so special.

The empty amusement park (closed for the winter) gives a mystical twist to the atmosphere…

To warm up from the brisk walk go to Tatiana, a typical Russian restaurant with a warm atmosphere and fancy décor where the vodka is generously poured… 😉

Tatiana is located 3152 Brighton 6th St (bet E Boardwalk & Brightwater Ct)

Vintage POP UP Shop

Atelier Mayer, the uber chic vintage e-shop from London, dedicated to 20th century vintage, is setting up a Pop up shop at Takamichi hair during Fashion week. You’ll find rare pieces from Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Cristobal Balenciaga, Jean Muir etc….

Vintage fashion lovers, collectors, sylists… don’t miss it!

Atelier Mayer @ Takamichi Hair: 35 Great Jones St. 7th Fl. Tel 1 212  420 7979.
From Monday February 15th to Wednesday the 17th, from 10am to 7pm.

INDOCHINE always and forever…

New York’s iconic downtown restaurant, INDOCHINE celebrates its 25th anniversary. With its stylish ambience, tropical décor, exotic French-Vietnamese cuisine, and yummy cocktails, INDOCHINE is one of these few, time less, restaurant that manages to stay a hip destination after all these years.

INDOCHINE, the book, celebrates twenty-five years of being an important legacy in New York’s downtown social swirl. It gathers Vintage photographs from the 1980s and ’90s mixed with collages and Polaroids taken during the restaurant’s most notorious private parties.  Stories by Moby, Julianne Moore and Bob Colacello are combined with photographs by Roxanne Lowit and Patrick Demarchelier, along with artworks by Francesco Clemente, Helmut Lang, Narciso Rodriguez, and Julian Schnabel and many more…

The restaurant is a must-see and the book is a must-have!

INDOCHINE is located 430 Lafayette Street bet W4th st & Astor pl. Tel: 1 212 505 5111

Indochine: Stories, shaken and stirred. Hardcover / $50.00 U.S.Rizzoli
You can buy the book on their website.