Flight of the Concrete

FROM CHINATOWN TO THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE, NEW YORK’S NEWEST HIDEAWAYS MAKE THE PERFECT BACKDROP FOR SPRING’S EARTHY PALETTES AND CLEAN LINES.

Above: Tailored Robe Coat, Rosetta Getty ($2,366); Stas Top, Nu Swim ($52); Skater Pant, Edun ($650); Roma III Sandal, NewbarK ($265); Luna Thread Earrings, Vita Fede ($250); Skinny Orb Quad Ring, 14k gold, Wasson Fine ($1,688); Etched Heart Ring and Etched Star Ring, both Ariel Gordon ($395 each); Maxime Hat, Janessa Leoné ($300); Wood bangles, Stylist’s own.

Early morning, when the streets are barely abuzz, an old-timey diner in Chinatown proves the perfect place to settle in with a freshly brewed cup before starting the day. As it turns out, of course, the Art Deco-inspired Nickel & Diner isn’t “old” at all; but rather, it’s the new all-day staple of a neighborhood that needed it most. Its grab-n-go, letter board-bedecked coffee counter gives way to intimate teal banquettes and a long, inviting bar where Chef James Friedberg serves up seasonal bites from kale cashew bowls in the morning to macadamia nut cod and chestnut pappardelle at night— diner-meets-farm perfection. (MAP IT)

Left: see credits above. Right: Alula Blouse, Beaufille ($495); Latitude Pinstripe Wide Leg Pant, Dion Lee ($1,445); Mari Hat, Janessa Leone ($188); Cassio Link Earrings, 24k gold and silver plated, Vita Fede ($490); Senna Denim Sandals, Tabitha Simmons ($695); Mini Safari Bag, ODP ($860).

Above: Delano One Piece, Alix ($198); Perfect Summer Jean in Fitzgerald Wash, Madewell ($115); Marfa Circle Crossbody Bag, Madewell ($98.50); Cratered Orbit Hoop Earrings, 14k gold, Wasson Fine ($1,900); Diamond Initial Pill Necklace, 14k gold, Smith + Mara ($1,880); Print Bandana, Clare V. ($55).

On the corner of Tompkins and Monroe, inside a tiny jewel box of a space, lies some of the season’s most special treasures. Known as Sincerely, Tommy, the Bed-Stuy boutique keeps a somewhat quiet, albeit loyal local following (those who know are hesitant to share) for its rare and original designs. Emerging women’s wear brands like Nu Swim and Beaufille hang above silver bowls, matisse-like jewelry and one-of-a-kind ceramics, all of which are waiting for a discerning home. (MAP IT)

Above: on Marie M. (left): Short-Sleeve Turtleneck, Sincerely, Tommy ($110); Foxes Dress, Sincerely, Tommy ($295); Gold Pop & Drop Choker, Holly Ryan ($682); Wood Bangle, Stylist’s own. On Eloizia (right): Gingham Go Shirt, Sincerely, Tommy ($95); Cusco Pant, Sincerely, Tommy ($275); Loafers, Loq Lucia ($325); Squiggle Earrings, Holly Ryan ($320).

Left: On Marie M.: Ludlow Bodysuit, Alix ($136.50); Linear Sheer Pant, Dion Lee ($1,190); Calla Light Pink Hat, Janessa Leone ($181); Antonia Two Tone Hoop Earrings, 24k gold and silver plated, Vita Fede ($275); Mini Safari Bag, ODP ($763.51). Right: On Eloizia: Florence Blazer Dress, Misha Nonoo ($450); Striped Slouch Pant, Kaelen ($595); Moon Phase Earrings, 14k gold with diamonds, Wasson Fine ($620); Petit Alistair Bag, Clare V. ($345).

After a long day in the city, there are few places as charming to unwind as All Hands. Tucked up under the Williamsburg Bridge, it’s here that sweeping views of Manhattan mingle with tea lights and locally-sourced fare as a host of neighbors pass on through. The kitchen, helmed by Chef Pete Lipson (formerly of the late, great Northern Spy Food Co.), champions nearby fisheries, farmers and artisans, churning out plates like albacore pastrami, mussels on toast and olive oil poached salmon. If you’re lucky enough to snag the cozy corner booth, its an ideal place to linger as dusk turns into night. (MAP IT)

Left: On Marie M.: Halter Tank ($895) and Petal Layered Bellbottom ($2,195), both Brandon Maxwell; Arp Earrings, Sophie Buhai ($585); Chaos 105 Sandals, Manolo Blahnik ($765). On EloiziaSilk Charmeuse Asymmetric Cami ($419) and Engineered Rib Knit High Waisted Skirt ($559), both Prabal Gurung; XL Endless Hoop, Ariel Gordon ($995); Natalie Heels, Dear Frances ($475). Right: On Marie M.: Allegra Top, A.L.C. ($215); Linear Sheer Pant, Dion Lee ($1,190); Trench Coat, Valentino ($7,250), available at Valentino boutiques; Maxime Hat, Janessa Leone ($300); Natalie Heels, Dear Frances ($475), Alligator clutch and umbrella, Stylist’s own. On Eloizia: Leather Dress, Valentino ($22,000), available at Valentino boutiques; Mini Safari Bag, ODP ($860), Chaos 105 Sandals, Manolo Blahnik ($765); Umbrella, Stylist’s own.

Styling by Alexandria Geisler. Photography by Trevor Smith. Models: Eloizia Melo and Marie M., New York Models. Hair by Taylor Bond, HairStory. Makeup by Grace Fong. Special thanks to Kamila Daurenova, Chris Medina, Nickel & Diner, Sincerely, Tommy and All Hands. 

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