October 26th, 2006
NEW YORK NIGHTS
Our up-to-the-minute itinerary for a grand night out in New York, guaranteed. It’s vitamin v tested!
Warren Tricomi salon
The extra dollars are worth it just to survey the floor show of flying scissors, tongs and brushes at work on styling the fashionistas and society somebodies who frequent this far from ordinary full service salon. Feel like the princess you are perched on a silk draped chair with Moroccan pillows while your reflection looks back at you from an elaborate gilt framed 18th century inspired mirror. Is that really me?
In Chelsea, an unpretentious, fun-filled dining room aglow with the flame of the rotisserie and wood oven on view from the glassed-in kitchen. An enticing, comforting menu with generous portions and a wine list well-priced and well-chosen. Service is friendly and informed and better yet, it’s just a hop, skip and a jump away from the party-central Meatpacking district.
You must check out the scene and stunning interior at the new $10 million,15,000 square foot bar recently opened in the Meatpacking District. Sister to the Parisian original, but lacking that certain je ne sais quoi’ that comes naturally to les Français.
Across the street from Budda Bar, with its first guests gracing the doors just last month, NYC’s latest in club cool has already garnered US Weekly reports that Lindsay Lohan and P Diddy have done sets on the deck –but don’t let that put you off. The sexy purple room with scattered zebra print tables heats up to an intimate house party vibe with top tunes that will seduce you on to the dance floor well into tomorrow.
Sweet dreams are made of nights at Vikram Chartwell’s whimsical, fantastical Dream Hotel ideally located in Midtown Manhattan. Rooms are blue-lit with plush robes, 300-count Egyptian sheets, Molton Brown amenities and huge plasma TV screens. From the hotel lobby a spherical fish tank runs through two floors to the basement, home to the The Deepak Chopra Yoga Centre & Spa. Classes are complimentary to Dream guests—but despite the best of intentions, this vv gal’s Lululemon gear never saw the light of day.