Photography by Mallane Stanbury

Pamela Love

Jewelry Designer

| Williamsburg

A lapis cabochon nestled in a gold snake chain, arrow-tipped studs and a moonstone-encrusted bangle, designer Pamela Love’s totemic accessories are grounded in elements inherent to American folklore. The Brooklyn-based designer is remarkably well-versed in the art world (she is the former assistant of painter Francesco Clemente and studied film and art direction at NYU’s Tisch School) so she is constantly drumming up ways to meld the two worlds. Take, for example, this season’s Southwestern cuff featuring a traditional rug motif hammered into brass or the Art Deco-inspired pendant hanging from her Small Reflection necklace: both are contemporary pieces that could nearly double as beloved family heirlooms. Now that is something worth cherishing. Here, Love sits down with CITIPHILE to reveal her little black book on NYC.

NEIGHBORHOOD STANDBY: Little Dokebi (MAP IT, x). I love the Kirby gazpacho— it’s the best thing I’ve ever tasted– as well as the mushroom bibimbap.

COFFEE OR TEA: Tea at the Ace Hotel (MAP IT, x) because it has a really great atmosphere.

ALL-TIME FAVORITE RESTAURANT: The Breslin (MAP IT, BOOK ITx). Their Caesar salad is the best I’ve had in my entire life.

BEST BRUNCH: Café Mogador (MAP IT, x). I love therhalloumi eggs.

COCKTAIL DE LA NUIT: A Bloody Mary. Enid’s (MAP IT, x) makes my favorite.

HEALTHY STAPLE: Juice Press (MAP IT, x) for a marinated kale salad, kelp noodles and a spicy citrus juice.

GUILTY PLEASURE: Earl grey ice cream from Van Leeuwen (MAP IT, x).

DATE NIGHT STANDBY: Movies at Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg (MAP IT, x).

TO GET INSPIRED: I love to go to The Museum of Natural History and the Hayden Planetarium (MAP IT, x) there.

REGULAR AT: I eat at either Little Dokebi or Dokebi (MAP IT, x) at least once or twice a week.

CLOSET CHECK: My style is eclectic. I love Narnia Vintage (MAP IT, x) and Bird (MAP IT, x). Also, About Glamour in Williamsburg (MAP IT, x) has an amazing selection of Japanese designer vintage which is another guilty pleasure of mine.

ACCESSORIES PICK: I always wear my arrowhead ring, my engagement ring, serpent bangle and a tribal spike pendant. I never take them off.


BEAUTY BLACK BOOK: I frequently go to Joanna Vargas (MAP IT, x) for facials and treatments. There is nothing like a facial from Joanna to keep you looking fresh and beautiful.

FIT PICK: I try to go to FlyWheel (MAP IT, x) at least once a week and the gym twice a week.

Meeting my husband at a concert at The Bait and Tackle in Red Hook (MAP IT, x). CP

Pamela’s New York

From L to R: First Row: Pamela Love jewelry; The Ace Hotel; Van Leeuwen ice cream; Pamela Love jewelry. Second Row: Inside Narnia Vintage; Halloumi eggs from Café Mogador; Pamela Love jewelry; Korean BBQ feast at Little Dokebi.


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