"Having moved to New York City 22 years ago, I am always inspired by the diversity of the people, the art, fashion and the high energy of each day in the city.
The greatest way to start the day is to take an early morning walk in Central Park when the sunlight breaks through. Then grab a nice breakfast at Le Pain Quotidien to prepare you for the high energy day. Stroll down Madison Avenue, let your eyes feast on the fashion boutiques and then head down to the Lower East Side or maybe the West Village to experience fashion and style. End up in one of my favorite places, Da Silvano or Giorgione for the best Italian food with a fun vibe and amazing flavors. From time to time, I love to experience the top restaurant, Le Bernardin or Morimoto to bring a multitude of feelings to my taste buds. This makes it the perfect day and it always drives me to keep my Hair Salons A.K.S at the ... [more]
Alain Pinon, Salon AKS
Fancy on the Cheap
If you are itching to try some of the city's fine dining,
but are decidedly non-itching to pay fine dining prices,
stop by for lunch instead of dinner. Many restaurants
crammed for dinner will serve the same food to a nearly
empty room at lunchtime. Prices are often more reasonable;
for instance, Jean Georges, the well-starred restaurant right
off Columbus Circle (at 1 Central Park West), has a lunch
menu that features any two entrees for only $24. Afterwards,
take a walk through the park and splurge on a ridiculously
overpriced $4 ice cream from a cart.