Toro, meaning ‘bull’ in Spanish, is also the name of a sexy new bar at Thompson’s Smyth Tribeca hotel in New York. Decked out in ravishing red fabrics with weathered wood panelling, rustic terracotta tiles and black leather, the bar opened this month on the corner of West Broadway and Chambers streets amid a blaze of paparazzi flashbulbs. With the decor conceived by New York-based design firm AvroKo, the interiors draw on the refined country chic of Southern France; authentic matadors’ capes draped along the rear wall add sumptuous Spanish flare. And with a loungey vibe and extensive drinks menu, Toro is sure to keep the fash pack coming long after the launch party.
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