Photography by Masha Maltsava

Hannah Bronfman

Entrepreneur | DJ

| East Village

One glance at Hannah Bronfman’s stacked resumé and it’s clear this multi-dimensional babe hails from the Big Apple. At just 26 years old, she’s DJed tons of fashion parties, walked the catwalk for DKNY’s F/W ’14 show and founded two companies: Beautified, a mobile beauty app which she co-founded with Annie Evans and Peter Hananel to keep tabs on last-minute openings at the best salons and spas in town (think same-day facials at Clarins or blow-outs at ION), and more recently,, a wellness site dedicated to healthy living. When she isn’t busy making our beauty dreams come true or coming up with recipes for her famous HBFit smoothies, Bronfman keeps it real in the East Village. Here, she sits down with CITIPHILE to reveal her little black book on NYC.

NEIGHBORHOOD STANDBY: I lived in SoHo for the last few years so my trusty spots for lunch are The Smile (MAP IT, BOOK IT, x) and Jack’s Wife Freda (MAP IT, x). For dinner, the octopus salad from Rin Tin Tin (MAP IT, BOOK IT, x).

COFFEE OR TEA: The matcha almond latte from Ground Support (MAP IT, x).

ALL-TIME FAVORITE RESTAURANT: ABC Kitchen (MAP IT, BOOK IT, x). It’s so hard to pick a favorite dish! I love their fish and the roasted carrot salad, but everything is insane!

BEST BRUNCH: Russ & Daughters Café (MAP IT, x). My favorite breakfast is fresh lox and it doesn’t get better than Russ & Daughters. In the summer, I’m away a lot so anytime I’m in the city on the weekend, I try to get over there!


MUSIC PICK: Hip hop is definitely my favorite. I’m pretty partial to my boyfriend Brendan Fallis’ playlist.

COCKTAIL DE LA NUIT: The Aviation (gin, maraschino liqueur, crème de violette and lemon juice). It’s my dad’s signature drink. I go to his place in East Hampton most weekends in the summer and we always toast to the week over one of these!

HEALTHY STAPLE: Hu Kitchen (MAP IT, x) for the kale salad and almond crusted chicken fingers.

GUILTY PLEASURE: Tate’s chocolate chip cookies.

FAVORITE CUISINE: Mediterranean at Milos (MAP IT, BOOK IT, x).

DATE NIGHT STANDBY: The Standard East (MAP IT, x) for a glass of rosé and then off to explore dinner spots because we just moved to the East Village!

TO GET INSPIRED: Riverside Park. It’s beautiful and takes me back to my childhood and its real New York beauty.

DELIVERY GO-TO: Souen (MAP IT, x). It’s the freshest fast food you can get!

NY’S BEST-KEPT SECRET: Maria Bonita Salon on Prince Street (MAP IT, x). Go to Maria for all of your waxing needs!

THING I MISS MOST WHEN I’M AWAY: Having everything I need on one block.

CLOSET CHECK: I love Curve (MAP IT, x). I’m drawn to dainty, gold pieces with diamonds so right now I’m loving Jacquie Aiche. I have a slave bracelet and body chain with a single diamond from her that are super chic.

BEST HOST/HOSTESS GIFTS: SPACE.NK (MAP IT, x) for my girlfriends and Malin + Goetz (MAP IT, x) in general.

BEAUTY BLACK BOOK: It’s tough because I love so many! I always book last-minute through the app I co-founded, Beautified. Some notable places are ION (MAP IT, x) and Bliss (MAP IT, x).

FIT PICK: I alternate between weights at Equinox (MAP IT, x), pilates, barre and kick-boxing. I love Aerospace (MAP IT, BOOK IT, x) for boxing and Ashley DeLeon (MAP IT, BOOK IT, x) for pilates. The instructors combined with the amazing toning that I get from each workout keeps me coming back.

Walking in the DKNY show this past fashion week was surreal. CP

Hannah’s New York

From L to R: First Row: The Smile; Jewelry by Jacquie Aiche; Plates from Jack’s Wife Freda; Outside Russ & Daughters. Second Row: Matcha latte from Ground Support; Outside Jack’s Wife Freda; Womenswear at Curve; Jacquie Aiche jewelry.


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