Nobody does princess quite like the Park Avenue ones. Herewith, our
guide to a day in the life of a New York socialite. Don’t forget your
Loews Regency Hotel, 540 Park Avenue, 212-759-4100,
Mere blocks from the Four Seasons flagship, the Loews Regency Hotel
provides all the perks of Park Avenue without the giant price tag. Think
generous suites with luxurious linens and sleek plasma TVs, all just
blocks from Madison Avenue, Barney’s and Saks.
Via Quadronno, 25 East 73rd Street (at Madison Avenue),
Start your day off with a piping hot Caffe Doppio and mini-charcuterie
sandwiches at Via Quadronno. Tucked away on residential street lined
with classic New York brownstones, it is the place to see and be seen.
We think it’s the best coffee we’ve ever tasted and the people-watching
Intermix, 1003 Madison Avenue (between 77th and 78th),
When you’re done window shopping à la Plum Sykes on Madison Ave. (Chloé,
Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and so on) head to Intermix, where you’ll find an
ultra-chic mix of new local designers (Lorelei, Alisha Levine) Vogue‘s
seasonal must-haves (Loeffler Randall, Geren Ford) and fashion mainstays
(Stella McCartney, DVF). Do eavesdrop as you snoop the racks and get the
goods on the Princesses’ weekend escapades.
La Goulue, 746 Madison Ave, 212-988-8169, www.opentable.com
Packed with socialites and the men who buy them expensive baubles, Left
Bank- inspired La Goulue is the perfect spot to rest your weary,
shopped-out feet and sip on expensive (and restorative!) champagne.