OCCUPATION: Creative director
MY STYLE: Minimal but wearable pieces with an urban edge. Favorites include Margiela, Dries Van Noten, Wolford #66 stockings, Ksubi jeans, A.P.C. capes, and anything Isabel Marant.
I LOVE NEW YORK BECAUSE: We can walk almost anywhere. There are parks every few blocks. Every culture and nationality is represented in people, food, art, and music.
Clinton Street Bakery
This downtown brunch spot has been open for more than 10 years and the lines are still growing. Clinton Street’s pancakes are consistently voted the best in New York (try the wild blueberry variation for ar eal treat), and with crab cakes benedit, huevos rancheros, and other ever-changing savory options, everyone will find something to love.
The New Museum
It’s more than just a contemporary art museum—it’s a piece of art itself. The exhibitions, often with a political edge, rotate as frequently as every six weeks, and the rooftop deck (boasting unbeatable views of lower Manhattan) is always open. For students and other penny-pinchers, the entrance fees are waived on Thursday evenings from 7 pm to 9 pm.
Sweet William carries the highest quality (and mostly environmentally friendly) toys and clothing for children. Most products are made with organic materials, and all will have people stopping in the street to compliment your little one’s super savvy style.
All of Kula’s classes are in the vinyasa or “flow” style of yoga, but each teacher has her own individual technique. Whether you’re looking for a morning of high-intensity stretching or an afternoon of fast-moving flow (set to techno music), Kula has you covered. And with weekly workshops that focus on headstands or opening the hips, Kula customers can target their most specific needs.
Sitting in this bright café takes you right back to your grandma’s kitchen table, though—we’d venture to guess—Peels is a little hipper! The plush booths are framed by blossoming green trees, perched in every window, and the flavors are rich and familiar. Breakfast (which includes the popular “build-a-biscuit” offering) is served until 5 pm, after which the restaurant gets more romantic with the addition of candles and a dinner menu.