I fall in love with NYC the same time every year. Autumn is so alluring in this city. The streets have a buzz about them as everyone gets back to work after summer escapades, and everyone dresses just a tad sharper.
The perfect fall day in NYC involves a bit of pampering, a bit of shopping and a ton of soaking in the style of the city. I'm sharing my five favorite places for a perfectly stylish day.
Warren Tricomi Style
Start your day with a fresh blowout at the most stylish salon in NYC. Tucked into the Plaza (of Eloise fame), this modern salon is sleek and provides exquisite service. Looking good matters in NYC. Head to plaza.warrentricomi.com/onlinebooking/ to book your appointment.
Shoe Shopping at Bergdorf Goodman
Next stop is shoe mecca, 754 5th Ave, the Bergdorf's shoe department. Skip the handbags on one and head right to the second floor shoe department. Tip: head there in January and July for the best sales. I have fond memories of buying my first pair of Manolos there with Natasha Richardson right next to me. We both were after a great bargain.
When you're feeling peckish, stop in at the swank LadurÃ©e on Madison Avenue (864 Madison Avenue) for a nibble on a cloud...otherwise known as the LadurÃ©e macaron. I suggest citron & basil. What's your favorite?
Window Shopping at Ralph Lauren
From 1999 to 2000 you could find me at 888 or 867 Madison Avenue. As one of the general managers for the flagships stores, I helped keep these luxurious ships afloat. Now a civilian, I love to wander through the glorious stores and soak in the atmosphere. No one creates shopertainment like Ralph. And the dazzling new 4-story women's store can't be missed.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Costume Institute
Don't believe fashion is an art form? Clearly you need to plan a trip to the MET. The Costume Institute encompasses over 35,000 costumes, dresses and accessories, from the fifteenth century to the present. From Christian Dior to Karl Lagerfeld, you'll surely be inspired here.
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