The Roebling Tea Room is located in a former industrial space in Williamsburg. Just go up the steps and into the big dining room for brunch, lunch, dinner or -what’s in a name?- tea! The restaurant is owned by former rock musician Syd Silver, and the food is by the hand of self-trained chef Dennis Spina. Both the space and the food you get on your plate have an eclectic and relaxed vibe, and according to many (oh so many!) reviews, Roebling offers amazing dishes. Read more ›
On Bleecker Street you’ll find the third New York City outpost of the Australian skin care brand Aesop – well-known for their visually stunning flagship stores all over the world. Instead of going for a singular look for all their shop interiors (as almost all other fashion and cosmetics houses do), they work with many talented architects and designers to create a completely unique and different interior in each location, often drawing inspiration from the context.
In this little gem of a shop the designers of Melbourne-based March Studio where inspired by the neighborhood’s bohemian past, creating a warm and intimate interior using wooden wall paneling, gorgeous brass details and a leather floor. We’re especially loving the Louis Poulsen pendant light and the huge brass sink – a signature detail coming back in every Aesop store, where you can try out all their quality products, before treating yourself to a new soap or shampoo – pleasing both your skin as well as your eyes: their highly stylized black bottles add an instant dose of design to your bathroom! Read more ›
This one was on our to do list before Dieter and I arrived for the third time together in NYC. With most of the “touristy” things checked off our list or not high priority, that leaves a whole lot of time for brunching, wining and dining (or cocktailing and dining, as we do most of the time). The Wythe hotel was a must on our list in april this year, and so, after visiting the Brooklyn Flea and before heading over to Roosevelt Island, we went for brunch at Wythe’s ground floor restaurant Reynard. Read more ›
Remembering how happy I was sitting on top of The Standard Hotel in NYC makes me want to hop on a plane and go back asap. Maybe I should wait until the next heatwave hits, so I can go back to Le Bain. To drink cold cocktails, lie on the waterbeds, get served by waitresses in cute tennis outfits and look at this view. Simply amazing. Read more ›