Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

The Future Perfect
An innovative design store in Lower Manhattan, The Future Perfect is a showcase for both established and up-and-coming talent.
Chamber
Established in 2014 by Juan Garcia Mosqueda, Chamber is a high-end curios emporium (read: gallery) found in Chelsea in New York.
Juni
Chef Shaun Hergatt’s New York restaurant, Juni serves contemporary, innovative cuisine in one of the city's top Michelin star establishments.
The Loews Regency
A landmark among New York’s collection of classic hotels, The Loews Regency has enjoyed the favour of film stars, socialites and royalty over the years.
The Plaza
Found on the southern fringes of Central Park, The Plaza is arguably New York’s most iconic hotel.
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
Nougatine
Flatiron Lounge
Old school elegance and delicious cocktails at an old Sinatra hang-out...
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.
West Village
Bleecker is the main shopping street around these parts with Marc Jacobs Cynthia Rowley and Ralph Lauren leading the pack.
Liberty Helicopters
Liberty Helicopters offers the most glamorous way to see the sights of New York City - from the air where you can truly see what the Big Apple has to offer.
The Royalton
One of the first boutique hotels in Manhattan the Royalton remains one of the best.
The Greenwich
Innovative and imaginative; The Greenwich is a treat for technophiles.
Tribeca Grand
The exclusive Tribeca Grand's location is utterly unrivaled.
NoMad Hotel
Glamourous new boutique hotel and upscale eatery bridges the gap between Paris & New York and Chelsea & Gramercy Park.
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.
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.
Locanda Verde
Stunning mains and immaculate desserts. Savour every last morsel in the warm and rustic surrounds.
The Peninsula
The fusion between contemporary accessories with old-world grace makes this hotel a special pick.
Bar Americain
Superchef Bobby Flay's interpretation of the Brasserie is a triumph. From seafood to steaks; it is stunning.
The Carlyle
The Carlyle is a timeless classic a showcase of great art and a sanctuary of privacy.
Jean-Georges
Proudly the flagship of Jean-George Vongerichten's eateries the food is close to flawless.
The Benjamin
The Benjamin provides discerning New York travelers with intimacy and comfort.
B.B. King Blues
Legendary guitarist BB King's NYC live music venue can be a little 'destination' for some...
The Maritime Hotel
What the Maritime lacks in cutting-edge contemporary design it certainly makes up for in atmosphere.
Tenjune
High-octane Meatpacking club that packs in a weekend party crowd...
The Rose Bar
Oh so media friendly the GPH's bar is a work of art...
Apizz
A less than salubrious location just adds to the charm of Apizz.
Club Macanudo
Old school elegance for serious cocktails and cigars...
Upper West Side
Whilst the Upper West Side is definitely the poor relation to the Upper East Side's designer charms there are a few places that are worth popping into.
Exhale
Luxury, contemplative chain of upmarket spas around the US...
The Empire Hotel
Majestic modernity, happily situated adjacent to Central Park. Guests enjoy the rooftop pool deck, bar and lounge.
Financial District & Tribeca
Whilst the Financial District and Tribeca are not renowned shopping areas many Manhattanites make the trek downtown to rummage through Century 21 for bargains Sex and the City's Carrie would kill for.
The Muse
Personal pampering for both you and your pooch in the heart of Times Square.
Murray Hill
This is where the high-octane shopping really starts - going north up Madison or Fifth Avenue will take you past a roll-call of international designers. Revive with lunch at BLT Steak.
Per Se
This three Michelin-starred restaurant is where New York's moneyed elite dine in plush modernity overlooking Central Park.
Ritz Carlton
The theme of the hotel is pure old-school luxury... but with just enough contemporary twists.
Cipriani Downtown
Dress in the day's designer purchases and join the jet-set crowd for Bellinis and people watching.
Pegu Club
Perfectly mixed cocktails and a chic crowd at this SATC favourite...

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