November 2016

Last seasons pants

November 28, 2016

Augustine and Be Scene

buttons open

5 Beekman Street
212-375-0010
http://www.thompsonhotels.com/hotels/the-beekman

Excellent. You'll consume more than your skinny jeans will allow.

pants at a glance

  • scene: Blink and you are in Paris
  • sip: Any crafted cocktail, wine, etc...
  • savor: Cheese soufflé; crab salad; burger, uni spaghetti
  • sit: With a date you want to impress; with another fun couple; with a girl friend for some quality time over wine and fries
  • stilettos: This place is hot hot hot, so do it up, French chic; Isabel Marant, YSL, but make sure you can strut in your shoes because the bathroom is really far
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 5 Beekman Street
  • phone number: 212-375-0010
  • website: http://www.thompsonhotels.com/hotels/the-beekman

pants picks

bistroburgerFrenchHot SpotHotel dining

It’s been a while since I have been out and about with the beautiful people on a Monday night, and to be honest it felt fantastic.  I air-kissed and smiled my way through several unexpected run ins with old friends at the Beekman, and I enjoyed every minute it.  The Beekman is one of the […]

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September 18, 2014

Dirty French- Talk Dirty to Me

buttons open

180 Ludlow Street (Between Houston and Stanton)
(212) 254-3000
dirtyfrench.com

Excellent. You'll consume more than your skinny jeans will allow.

Dirty French NYC

pants at a glance

  • scene: Dark wood and neon and pops of color throughout make the space very cool; more explicitly hip than their other spots
  • sip: Whatever you want, si vous plait
  • savor: Grilled oysters; tuna tartare; black bass en papillote; mushrooms
  • sit: On a date for major coolness points as long as you don't order like a wimp; with a few couples; with your foodie friend
  • stilettos: Oui Oui to Isabel Marant and non non to Christian Dior, this is a hot hot hot spot on the LES, so break out the expensive not trying too hard clothes...
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 180 Ludlow Street (Between Houston and Stanton)
  • phone number: (212) 254-3000
  • website: dirtyfrench.com

pants picks

chicken for twoFrenchPlace of the moment

Bonjour mes amours, its time to get the last of that summer sand out of your hair and shake off your fashion week hangover ( drinking is always in fashion, FYI) and get back on that hamster wheel that is the restaurant scene in New York City.  Riding high on the success of, well everything […]

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July 29, 2014

Cherche Midi-Love the One You’re With

buttons open

282 Bowery (at Houston)
(212) 226-3055
www.cherchemidiny.com

Excellent. You'll consume more than your skinny jeans will allow.

pants at a glance

  • scene: White tiles, red banquettes and a beautifully lit (and stocked bar)...Welcome to the Left Bank
  • sip: Rosè, wine, anything
  • savor: Beet salad; burger; fries
  • sit: With a girlfriend for some wine and whining; with your lover
  • stilettos: It's a cool new place downtown, so feel free to bring the Frenchies- Louboutin, Dior, Lanvin...Cherche is causal chic, but by no means dressy
  • spend: $$
  • address: 282 Bowery (at Houston)
  • phone number: (212) 226-3055
  • website: www.cherchemidiny.com

pants picks

burgerschicFrenchFriessexy sexy

Walking into Cherche Midi I literally had a case of deja vu and thought that I saw the bar at Pastis.  The recently shuttered Pastis had such a beautiful, authentic French bar, and I never expected to be hit with the same love when walking into Cherche.  I miss Pastis almost daily, for its consistently […]

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January 28, 2013

La Mangeoire- J’Adore

buttons bursting open

1008 Second Avenue (between 53rd and 54th)
212-759-7086
www.lamangeore.com

The highest Pants praise! You'll head home to stretchy-pants bliss.

pants at a glance

  • scene: Rustic French country charm- lots of couples, warm candlelight
  • sip: Vin
  • savor: Chicken Chicken Chicken
  • sit: With your lovah; with another couple, with a friend from out of town staying in midtown
  • stilettos: St Laurent, Lanvin...not necessary, but French chic is the right call
  • spend: $$
  • address: 1008 Second Avenue (between 53rd and 54th)
  • phone number: 212-759-7086
  • website: www.lamangeore.com

pants picks

chicken for twocozyFrenchgood in the hoodromantical

Bonsoir! There is a little piece of Provence on Second Avenue- all the charm, culinary skills and attention to detail that you can expect from the French without the passport, jet-lag or superior attitude. La Mangeoire is charming, cozy and according to an actual French person seated next to me serves “real food from the […]

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January 25, 2012

La Promenade des Anglais-Pants in France

buttons bursting open

461 West 23rd Street
(212) 255-7400
www.lapromenadenyc.com

The highest Pants praise! You'll head home to stretchy-pants bliss.

pants at a glance

  • scene: Aims to be like a spot on the Rivieria, but the references are more literal than they should be; large open room with a small bar
  • sip: Rose by the quartino
  • savor: Soup de poisson; trofie with tuna; croque monsieur
  • sit: With anyone really- a large group of ladies for lunch; on a double date; with parents
  • stilettos: Louboutin, YSL, Lanvin are all French...just saying...
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 461 West 23rd Street
  • phone number: (212) 255-7400
  • website: www.lapromenadenyc.com

pants picks

FrenchHyped ChefSoup de Poisson

The Pants took a Sistermoon to the South of France last summer, and while our days were filled with sun, spf, and sips of rose, we also had a bigger goal on our mind: Soup de poisson. The traditional provencal fish soup is a favorite of Sister’s, and although we were able to snag amazing […]

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