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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August 26, 2016

Le Coucou- La Vie en Daniel Rose

buttons bursting open

138 Lafayette Street (near Howard)
(212) 271-4252
www.lecoucou.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: A soft mix of sexy and classic in an unconventional dining room; Large windows in the front but cozier near the open kitchen in the back; feels very French
  • sip: The No 2; any carefully crafted cocktail
  • savor: Ouef Norvégien; fried quail; chocolate mousse
  • sit: With your lover for a top-notch date night; with a breakfast meeting you are trying to impress; with your foodie friend from out of town
  • stilettos: This is the new hot place and the crowd the night I was there was chic chic chic; throw on a pencil skirt and pointy heels
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 138 Lafayette Street (near Howard)
  • phone number: (212) 271-4252
  • website: www.lecoucou.com

pants picks

fit for foodiesHot SpotHyped Chef

My dinner at Le Coucou made me giddily, grinningly  happy. It has been a long time since the atmosphere, food, and most importantly service, impressed me to the degree that Le Coucou did.   I am not saying that everything was perfect, and perhaps my standards for service have been lowered due to the dire situations […]

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May 12, 2015

Cafe Clover- Stuff White Girls Like

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10 Downing Street (at Sixth Avenue)
(212) 675-4350
www.cafeclovernyc.com

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

Cafe Clover NYC Unbuttoning Pants

pants at a glance

  • scene: Hip downtowners in a sunny, guilt- free environment
  • sip: The Two Hungry Blondes cocktail, obviously!
  • savor: Kale; octopus; chicken breast ( I know, I don't believe what I am saying either)
  • sit: With girlfriends; this is the idea spot for a ladies brunch or dinner, workout plans optional
  • stilettos: It seems better suited for the Lulu set, but this is hot- spot so wear your best earth-friendly Stella McCartney
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 10 Downing Street (at Sixth Avenue)
  • phone number: (212) 675-4350
  • website: www.cafeclovernyc.com

pants picks

Girls Night Outgood in the hoodhealthyishHot Spot

Remember when going to the newest David Rabin hotspot meant you were in for a long night of VIP partying that would inevitably lead to a long day of bacon and egg cheese sandwiches and soul searching? Gaining access is still a struggle for those not in the know, but you are more likely to […]

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March 6, 2014

Bodega Negra- Lights, Camera, ACTION

buttons open

Dream Downtown (355 West 16th Street)
(212) 299-2336
labodegranegra.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Trendy funky vibey Mexican, caliente and cool, figure that out
  • sip: What starts with "t" and ends with "a"? Tequila!
  • savor: Guac in a skull; tacos
  • sit: Trendy troublemakers and scenesters, so you know, your weekend crew
  • stilettos: Ay dios mio, girl you better work! The bathrooms are a hike, so make sure you can strut in your heels, so you are not Bodega Negra roadkill
  • spend: $$
  • address: Dream Downtown (355 West 16th Street)
  • phone number: (212) 299-2336
  • website: labodegranegra.com

pants picks

Chews before you boozeGroupsHot SpotMexicansexy sexy

Bodega Negra on a Saturday night is hot hot hot, and we are not talking about the salsa.  The main dish of the night is vibe, and La Bodegra Negra serves it up in heaping portions, from the “hidden” entrance in a juice shop in a hotel (much sanitized from the sex shop front of […]

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July 29, 2013

ABC Cocina- Me Encanta

buttons bursting open

38 East 19th Street (off Broadway)
(212) 677-2233
www. abccocinanyc.com

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

Best cuban sandwich NYC

pants at a glance

  • scene: ABC carpet chic
  • sip: Vino Verde! Any signature cocktails, wine, go nuts
  • savor: Guacamole; Cuban Sandwich; Huevos Rancheros
  • sit: People who like to share; this place is great for just about anyone, even people visiting from out of town or clients
  • stilettos: It is not a formal spot, but it is new and chic so feel free to flaunt it
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 38 East 19th Street (off Broadway)
  • phone number: (212) 677-2233
  • website: www. abccocinanyc.com

pants picks

Hot SpotHyped ChefMexican

It is no secret that I love Jean Georges, and when I heard that he was opening a Mexican cousin to ABC Kitchen, I was in a tailspin of anticipation. Sister and I happened to walk by a Friends and Family night before it officially opened, and we stood salivating, with our little noses pressed […]

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