Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

West Village
Bleecker is the main shopping street around these parts with Marc Jacobs Cynthia Rowley and Ralph Lauren leading the pack.
The Whitby
A second New York hotel for the Firmdale Group, The Whitby shows the group has hotel design down to an art, with luxe rooms and an in-house cinema.
The Standard
Towering graciously above the neighbouring warehouses and the High Line, this glistening glass wonder offers stunning city views.
The Royalton
One of the first boutique hotels in Manhattan the Royalton remains one of the best.
The Rose Bar
Oh so media friendly the GPH's bar is a work of art...
The Quin
The Quin offers a quintessential New York experience – if you like high-end amenities, amazing dining and location, and sumptuous guestrooms that is.
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 Ludlow
Housed in a 20-floor red brick building on the Lower East Side, The Ludlow is a sleek hotel offering boho-luxe style and a buzzy French restaurant.
The Greenwich
Innovative and imaginative; The Greenwich is a treat for technophiles.
The Future Perfect
An innovative design store in Lower Manhattan, The Future Perfect is a showcase for both established and up-and-coming talent.
The Box
Decadent, debauched, anything-goes hedonism has meant The Box has been one of the city's most talked about clubs in recent years...
The Bar at Baccarat Hotel
The Bar at Baccarat Hotel is opulent and literally dripping with crystal; it’s a fine place for a Champagne cocktail or even a New York cider.
Temple Bar
Glamorous, fabulous and oh so Mwah - not to mention the cocktails...
Tao Uptown
Specialising in mouthwatering pan-Asian cuisine, Tao Uptown is revered on the New York dining scene for its club-like vibe and high-end clientele.
Sushi Yasuda
Delicately fresh and simple flavours at this celebrated sushi restaurant...
Spa Nalai
Spa Nalai is found in Midtown Manhattan’s Park Hyatt, offering custom “experiences” and spa packages, with incredible views of the city skyline.
Soho
Fashionistas could go no further than Soho on a NYC shopping trip. From Bloomingdale's to Prada Anna Sui and Marni it's home to some great names. Lunch at Cipriani Downtown or pop into the stylish Mercer Hotel for a quick bite.
Per Se
This three Michelin-starred restaurant is where New York's moneyed elite dine in plush modernity overlooking Central Park.
Pegu Club
Perfectly mixed cocktails and a chic crowd at this SATC favourite...
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.
Nobu
New York EDITION
With incredible views, stunning interiors, and a restaurant from Jason Atherton, The New York EDITION is a great addition to the Flatiron District.
Morandi
Fashionable types flock for the sophisticated food and stylish scene.
Masa
With a set menu in excess of $400 the sushi has to be pretty darn amazing...
Maryam Nassir Zadeh
The eponymous store of designer Maryam Nassir Zadeh in Lower Manhattan seems to send out a stylish siren call to the city’s well-dressed.
Marquee
The queen of the ultralounge" - Marquee is about being seen..."
Locanda Verde
Stunning mains and immaculate desserts. Savour every last morsel in the warm and rustic surrounds.
Le Bernardin
One of the all time New York greats is still going strong after many years...
John Varvatos Soho
The label whose minimalist fashion has become synonymous with rock 'n' roll nostalgia fits perfectly within this once iconic punk club.
Hudson Terrace
A South Beach al fresco vibe on the banks of the Hudson for the bright and beautiful...
Hotel Gansevoort
This wonderful hotel is located right in the centre of all the action of the Meatpacking District.
Hommage
So set aside an hour or two of you time when you're next in town to visit Hommage, and leave feeling ready to take on the world. Or at least your wife...
Gramercy Tavern
Gramercy Tavern is the quintessential modern New York restaurant...
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.
Eleven Madison Park
This is the one everyone's talking about - Eleven Madison Park is slowly creeping up the list of the World's Best Restaurants...
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
Dell’anima
Big neighbourhood eaterie, amazing Italian food and wine and an atmosphere to match...
Cipriani Downtown
Dress in the day's designer purchases and join the jet-set crowd for Bellinis and people watching.
Chamber
Established in 2014 by Juan Garcia Mosqueda, Chamber is a high-end curios emporium (read: gallery) found in Chelsea in New York.
Café Gitane
Crusty baguettes and French models are the staple at this Nolita café...

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