Today I had breakfast at Duck & Waffle – the new restaurant on the 40th floor of Heron Tower. The elevator whisked me up – in 22 seconds – and opened onto sweeping views of London. The ‘inside out’ bar is backed by a graffiti wall and features an eclectic drinks menus (gin sorbet, anyone?). The open plan dining area has even more spectacular views. Breakfast is a modern take on British comfort food. The duck egg en cocotte with wild mushrooms, gruyere, truffle and soldiers is a stand out. This is definitely one of the hottest and highest tickets in London – now day and night.
After much anticipation, American underwear giant Victoria’s Secret opened its flagship store yesterday over on Bond Street. Set over four floors and full of an impressive selection of lingerie, the store includes everything from the Victoria’s Secret Pink to perfumes. All in a fantastically feminine interior, the store boasts a floor dedicated to pink, custom-made chandeliers, walls decorated with posters the brand’s most famous muses, and finally of course the infamous Angel wings. For the first purchase, customers all received a complimentary umbrella – perfect for our London weather!
While under renovation, The Cooper Hewitt has installed “Graphic Design: Now In Production” on Governor’s Island, a short ferry ride away from the city. The brilliant exhibition looks at how the field has evolved over the last ten years-from alternative modes of printing to branding trends to user generated content, such as LUST a constantly changing #posterwall thanks to our tweets. Up through September, go now!!
Maison Kitsuné already can be found at Barney’s, Bergdorf Goodman and Opening Ceremony, but just over 4 months ago they opened a boutique adjacent to The Nomad Hotel. The shop carries men’s and women’s, as well as Aesop products and the collaborative products they have done with our friends at Monocle. We also loved the limited run of Olympic bags – only four are left!
There is always a buzz about Ace Hotel apart from the pilgrimage to get a Stumptown cup of coffee. During summer the outside has foliage and this tiny flower stand means for $15 guests can buy a simple glass vase and put in a few flowers for their room. Ace Hotel New York City 20W 29th Street New York City, NY 10001