Pampering

Best spot for a mani-pedi: The Essie Flagship salon, in the Upper East Side.

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Best hair salon or blowdry bar: The Caravan Stylist Studio. They are a secret gem!

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Eating

Favorite brunch spot: Jacks’ Wife Freda, an all-day bistro executing American-Mediterranean cooking.

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Favorite dinner spot: Seamore’s, a sustainable seafood restaurant in NoLita.

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Best Instagram-ready plates: Easy… By Chloe!

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Favorite cafe/juice bar: Summer’s is a tiny juice bar in Soho. They’re a simple place. Simple menu, simple ingredients, simple decor. It’s got a Cali Vibe, with good music, but nowhere to sit. I like to stop in there some mornings before I head to work and get the ginger and orange shot! It really kickstarts my day.

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Working Out

Favorite fitness studio: I’m not very trendy (or athletic) when it comes to this stuff, but I’m into Higher Dose, an infrared sauna.

Shopping

Favorite area to shop: Soho!

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Favorite Local Store: The Apartment By the Line, a furniture/decor store that is set up like an actual apartment. It’s truly all of the “goals.”

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Favorite local brand: Fortune & Frame, an NYC-based jewelry line known for its signature fortune-holding lockets & frames, fortune cookies, and other inspired pieces.

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Favorite department store: I love Lord & Taylor! I’m so glad I finally got introduced to it since moving to NYC.

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Exploring

Must-sees: Grand Central Station and Fly By Night, a public artwork project which featured a massive flock of pigeons elegantly twirling, swooping, and gliding above the East River, as creator Duke Riley orchestrated a series of performances occurring regularly throughout late spring.

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Best lookout spots: Top of the Rock and the rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum can give you some seriously good snaps.

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Something people might not know about NYC: In Grand Central station, if you whisper into opposite archways, you can hear the other person!

 

Best place to enjoy the summer sun: I love taking a break in Washington Square Park. It’s right by the office, so if I need a little bit of sun, I’ll escape to there for a few minutes.

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Learning

Best museum: The Whitney Museum in the Meatpacking District.

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Favorite show: Paramour, the new Cirque du Soleil show on Broadway!

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Favorites

In Dumbo, overlooking the water

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The Skyline

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The Brooklyn Bridge

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