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the kate spade new york guide to where to eat, drink, be cultured and get pampered, on the upper east side
May 08, 2013  |   column: WHAT'S NEW

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EAT

lady m cake boutique, 41 e. 78th st.: home of the famously dainty and delectable thousand-layer crepe cake.

ladurée, 864 madison ave.: pedigreed parisian import with towers of colorful, pillowy french macarons.

salumeria rosi parmacotto, 903 madison ave.: sleek modern italian restaurant meets sweet neighborhood salumi shop.

william poll gourmet foods, 1051 lexington ave.: roaring ‘20s-era fixture for glamorous finger sandwiches and canapés.

jones wood foundry, 401 e. 76th st.: charming brit-style gastropub spurs convivial dining and drinking.

DRINK

bemelmans bar, 35 e. 76th st.,: dapper, old-school cocktail spot perfect for practicing film noir dialogue.

match 65 brasserie, 29 e. 65th st.: warmly lit french brasserie with elbow room for the whole gaggle.

jbird cocktails, 339 e. 75th st., bt first & second aves.: the kind of classy craft cocktail bar that makes matching craft ice cubes.

SHOP

kate spade new york, 789 madison avenue: our new manhattan flagship. a sophisticated three-story wonderland we’ve filled with a little bit of  everything we love most—from tabletop settings to lipstick and perfume, dazzling dresses to dainty flats (and a few surprises, too). plus: exclusives you can’t find anywhere else, same day delivery in manhattan, tailoring services, a personal styling suite, and more.

tender buttons, 143 e. 62nd st.: cute-as-a-button boutique wholeheartedly devoted to, well, buttons.

creel and gow, 131 e. 70th st.: rare natural specimens, taxidermy, and curiosities expertly curated among design items.

ovando, 19 e. 65th st.: refreshingly asymmetrical flower design means drama in a vase.

EXPLORE

argosy book store, 116 e. 59th st.: labyrinth of antiquarian tomes, botanical posters, rare books, and history lessons.

sotheby’s, 1334 york ave.: bid, buy, and collect at top-of-the-heap auctions and art exhibitions. on now: an impressive selection of works by basquiat, through june 9th.

new york public library, 328 e. 67th st.: an ideal place to get lost in a book.

PAMPER

jin soon, 421 e. 73rd st.: ultra private nail salon for simple and ultra-chic tips. softening soaks infused with essential oils revive tired toes.

drybar, 209 e 76th st.: glossy in-and-out blowouts with classic movies on loop, cocktails on tap and chandeliers dangling from the ceiling. the head massages are bliss.

see you in the neighborhood this friday!


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