Whether you live in NYC, visit the Big Apple on the regular or have only seen it in movies, it doesn’t take a genius to know that the big, busy city offers no shortage of activities. There will always be a long list of must-see landmarks, newly opened restaurants and more shopping trails than even we can keep track of, but how to make sure you hit the latest and greatest locales in style? We tapped the uber-stylish Texas-based jewelry designer Kendra Scott to school us on the chicest places to hit during your next Manhattan adventure. Considering her frequent visits to NYC for work and play, we fully trust her pointers. From a beautiful hotel to call home, to a unique destination sure to get your creative juices flowing, here are Kendra’s favorite New-York spots worth adding to your itinerary.
Travel Like A Designer
Where To Stay
"Gramercy Park Hotel hits all of the senses. From the eclectic décor to the colorful artwork adorning the walls, there's so much to take in. It's even great for a coffee or a visit with a friend."
Where To Eat
"I recommend this lovely little French/Basque eatery in Soho called Cocotte. This cozy spot offers delicious small plates ideal for sharing. I haven’t had the chance eat at Petite Cocotte, the sister and neighbor to the original, but I have heard amazing things!"
Where To Decompress
"Whenever I find myself in back-to-back meetings and in need of a little break, I head down to the High Line: A perfect outdoor setting to decompress and recharge. The Chelsea Market is close by, where I can always find an excuse to peruse the local foods and try all sorts of gourmet treats."
Where To Get Cultured
Where To Shop
"I love to visit Fivestory, a beautifully appointed townhouse featuring an impeccably curated assortment of the best labels and fresh up-and-coming designers."
Where To Meet Friends
"For a great view of the Hudson, Bar Hugo is the spot."
Where To Get Inspired
"I always have to make a stop by ABC Carpet & Home for a little visual inspiration. Their merchandising team has an incredibly unique vision. Everything from their innovative use of materials and textures to the eclectic mix of minerals and tchotchkes makes it a magical place to visit."