Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

Kiehl’s Spa 1851
Kiehl's Spa 1851 is a beacon for health and beauty in New York’s Lenox Hill neighbourhood, offering a menu of bespoke treatments in chic surrounds.
The Cutting Room
One of New York’s better live music bars, The Cutting Room, with its intimate rock’n’roll decor, draws a crowd of celebs and live music lovers week-round.
Bâtard
A modern French restaurant in TriBeCa, Bâtard serves wildly imaginative and responsibly sourced cuisine in sleek surrounds.
Tørst
Danish for ‘thirst’, TØrst is the latest addition to Brooklyn's ever expanding bar scene, and a real haven for beer aficionados.
The Third Man
A speakeasy-like bar in Alphabet City, The Third Man serves creative cocktails and a great selection of wine and beer in its rustic-chic space.
The Marmara Park Avenue
Light, airy and unexpectedly modern, The Marmara Park Avenue offers a welcome retreat from the busy streets of Manhattan.
The Future Perfect
An innovative design store in Lower Manhattan, The Future Perfect is a showcase for both established and up-and-coming talent.
Hudson Clearwater
A rustic, romantic hideaway in the heart of the West Village, Hudson Clearwater delivers some of the best hearty American fare.
Chamber
Established in 2014 by Juan Garcia Mosqueda, Chamber is a high-end curios emporium (read: gallery) found in Chelsea in New York.
Maison Premiere
Oysters, cocktails and premium absinthe are the driving force behind Maison Premiere, a retro-tinged Williamsburg bar and restaurant.
The Todd English Food Hall
New York’s answer to the food halls and markets of the Mediterranean, The Todd English Food Hall is located in the luxurious Plaza hotel.
Momofuku Milk Bar
Momofuku Milk Bar is crammed with scrumptious sweet treats, as David Chang's consistently outpaces his rivals in understanding exactly what hits the spot...
Andaz Wall Street
It may be blocks from the New York Stock Exchange, but Andaz Wall Street is much too stylish to be relegated to the “business hotel” category.
Dover Street Market
Dover Street Market New York is part of the ever-expanding fashion market group pioneered by Comme de Garçons - this is haute couture for dedicated mavens
Estela
A bar/restaurant serving spanish cuisine alongside terrific wines
Nolita
Home to some seriously stylish independent boutiques work your up Mulberry Mott and Elizabeth Streets treating yourself to a quick bite at Cafe Gitane en route. For more glamorous fare lunch at Balthazar can't be beaten.
Minetta Tavern
Parisian steakhouse meets classic New York City tavern
West Village
Bleecker is the main shopping street around these parts with Marc Jacobs Cynthia Rowley and Ralph Lauren leading the pack.
Smyth Tribeca
Delightful details make this a charming 'boutique' hotel.
Ace Hotel
Achingly hip, vintage-inspired décor and quirky, nostalgia-inducing touches are guaranteed to charm.
The Greenwich
Innovative and imaginative; The Greenwich is a treat for technophiles.
Crosby Street Hotel
Áber-hoteliers Tim and Kit Kemp made the leap across the pond in 2009 transforming a vacant SoHo lot into this boutique beauty.
The Mercer
The fact that the owner dates Uma Thurman shouldn't impress you but it should alert you to the credentials of the place.
The Royalton
One of the first boutique hotels in Manhattan the Royalton remains one of the best.
Flatiron & Union Square
A potter around Broadway Fifth Avenue and Union Square will yield some treasures. If it's good weather join the crowds at the Shake Shack for a snack or indulge in a languid lunch at Gramercy Tavern.
Le Baron
Famous for its impossible-to-impress door handlers and tres chic clubbers in Paris, Le Baron's New York's outpost fits in swimmingly in the Big Apple...
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Superlatives just don't do justice to one of the most impressive and extensive art collections in the world...
Locanda Verde
Stunning mains and immaculate desserts. Savour every last morsel in the warm and rustic surrounds.
Bembe
Very cool, very alternative, very eco-friendly, very Williamsburg...
Momofuku Ssam Bar
Acclaimed chef David Chang continues to receive plaudits for this latterly fast-food restaurant.
Little Branch
West Village speakeasy from the Milk & Honey boys...
The Rose Bar
Oh so media friendly the GPH's bar is a work of art...
Sunshine Cinema
The hipster haunt for film fans…
Employees Only
Delicatessen
Smooth and striking interior; a tasty SoHo take on the greasy spoon diner...
Soaked Lounge
This new SoHo terrace bar gives extensive views over the roof tops of Manhattan, while serving up all-natural fruit cocktails for a stylish set.
Guggenheim Museum
One of the most iconic buildings in the city houses one of the world's greatest art collections...
Soho House
Chic decadence seeps from every pore of this building a top choice for a trendy media-set.
Cielo
New York's spiritual home of house music is now as much about the music as it is about the look...
Frick Collection
A collection of artworks housed in the former estate of steel tycoon Henry Clay Frick...

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