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Traveller’s Picks

Traveller’s Picks

by Emily Thompson

Emily was raised in the Northeast Kingdom, U.S. state of Vermont and travelled from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the University of Pennsylvania, to UCLA, where she earned her MFA in sculpture. Her work as an artist evokes nature in “magnificent style” and it is deeply inspired by William Gilpin, the 18th century theorist of the picturesque…

The Jane Hotel

The Jane Hotel

New York, Usa

It is impossible, as soon as you get in front of the stairs of this picturesque hotel by the Hudson River, not to recall to memory the latest fantastic film by Wes Anderson. Above all, it happens thanks to the concierges’ look, but also thanks to the enduring peculiar and timeless atmosphere that Jane Hotel maintains since its early days. Do not choose a single room with shared bathroom if you do not have a strong adaptability; do it instead if you have a weakness for unconventional accommodations and/or for the tiny compartments of yesteryear trains.

Trempeskill Country Store

Trempeskill Country Store

Catskills, Usa

Once upon a time, Candy and Edchin – a teacher and an engineer respectively – lived in Long Island. They arrived in Andes, NY, by chance, and became fond of the town. Therefore, when they found out that the Gas Station business was for sale, they decided that this would be a nice place to live. We, too, arrived in Andes by chance and, thanks to them, became immediately fond of the town, of their love story and of their peculiar gas station/diner/shop. Get here hungry and rely on Candy. She will disappear into the kitchen and come back with a giant version of your toasted sandwich. You will wolf it down sitting at the one informal table of the shop, among the shelves of vintage toys and preserves.

Arcade Bakery

Arcade Bakery

New York, USA

Today at breakfast you disappear behind the glass door of a lobby in Church Street, order a soft Danish pastry with raisins and an Americano, then slowly enjoy them while watching the coming and going in the building’s corridor. You will not feel like you are exaggerating when you define this odd bakery in Tribeca a bizarre and ingenious work.

Dimes

Dimes

New York, USA

‘I love this: New York was his town, and it always would be’ – Isaac in Manhattan, by W. Allen. It is a November midday, the Arctic-Canadian wind has not slipped through the glossy Midtown walls yet, and a reliable sun lets us hope for a mild and rose sunset. Walking fast on Canal Street toward Lower East Side, my coat in my hand, I feel lucky and seriously happy. The rendezvous is at 1 p.m. at Dimes. Today Vittoria, with her blue eyes, her usual lively-child smile, and a look that is pop, rock, and cultivated at the same time, appears to me like the faithful summary of the city. Our lunch takes place among pastel shades and indie music. We have two fantastic bowls of quinoa, cauliflower, kale, Brussel sprouts, and tahini, and two generous juices of the day. A loop of colour continuity, from the tables to season fruits.

Mission Chinese Food

Mission Chinese Food

New York, USA

The last wonder of our memorable Sunday in the upstate forests is not the wonderful live postcard beyond the Hudson River, but Damien Jurado playing for a little fans and friends reunion in the epic Bowery Ballroom. The penultimate, instead, is the most acclaimed Chinese restaurant in town. Mission Chinese Food is the crystalline realization of what we are unceasingly looking for. Amazement and inspiration, from reception to dessert.

Dimes Deli

Dimes Deli

New York, USA

The younger brother of the beloved Dimes, Dimes Deli is everything we need in a precocious jetlagged morning. A friendly and smiling coeval taking our order of Americano, a well-leavened slice of plumcake, and a bench to sit on and enjoy them both while leafing through the best local indie publications. Weekdays 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Diner Nyc

Diner Nyc

New York, USA

​Being unorthodox vegetarians allows us to peacefully yield to the bliss of a pork fillet, with autumn vegetables as a side dish, in the enchanting Diner ​of Andrew Tarlow, the famous Brooklyn colonizer through projects like Wythe Hotel’s Reynard and Diner Journal, the last having gained pride of place in our food library since long. We exit the original prefabricated building replete, contented and completely unregretful. Est. 1999.

Traveler’s Picks

Traveler’s Picks

by Wendy Simmons

President of MOSCOT, photographer, and intrepid world traveler, this is Wendy. “My belief is that simplicity allows the true soul of the subject to be revealed”.

Traveler’s Picks

Traveler’s Picks

by Rachael Antony

A former freelancer journalist for the likes of Vogue Living, COLORS and Wallpaper* Magazine, Rachael subsequently worked at Lonely Planet in publishing, TV and online video before co-founding Hotels We Love, a travel site for creative types…

Traveler’s Picks

Traveler’s Picks

by Zoie Kingsbery Coe

Zoie is the force behind Kid & Coe, a family accommodation website offering design-led family-friendly places to stay around the world, from cottages in Greece to apartments in New York City. She believes that exciting travel does not have to stop once you have had children – hence the company motto ‘Bring the Kids!’…

Montauk, NY

Montauk, NY

by Jayma Cardoso

Jayma is owner and founder of The Surf Lodge in Montauk.

The Fat Radish

The Fat Radish

New York, USA

There are menus that are so good you can’t help getting excited. If we were to dine at The Fat Radish tonight we would probably go for Chickpea Hummus, Beet Crumble and The Fat Radish Plate. Or actually, looking again at the menu, we would end up asking our friends to share in order to make sure we double the chances of trying almost every dish on the menu.

Isa

Isa

New York, USA

We went there for brunch on a Saturday morning when NY was covered in snow. As soon as we got in, we were welcomed by the smell of burning wood in the stove and we couldn’t help but smiling. It was like being in a mountain refuge. The combination of wood, light tones and clean lines reminds of sophisticated Scandinavian design. Against it, the artistic menus and the patchwork curtain at the entrance stand out for their vivid colour. Don’t miss the mouth-watering panettone donuts or the deliciously nutty homemade granola with fresh fruit.

WYTHE HOTEL

WYTHE HOTEL

New York, USA

Manhattan is there, past the Hudson, just like living wallpaper. Opened last spring in what once was a textile factory on the Williamsburg waterfront, Wythe hotel is one of NY highlights from last year. If you don’t have the chance to sleep here, make sure you come at least for a bite. Reynards Restaurant, with open-air kitchen, wooden oven and grill, serves daily menus using seasonal ingredients. No room service is available.

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