Let designer — and quintessential New Yorker — Adam Lippes (whose pieces are on Gilt for the first time today!) be your guide to the chicest version of New York imaginable. He lives in Soho, works in the West Village, and “loves the constant change and energy” in every corner of the city. Get his guide to the best places to eat, drink, and be merry:
Restaurant: Sant Ambroeus
Cocktails: Boom Boom Room
Takeout: Blue Ribbon Sushi
Shops: John Derian, antique stores on 10th St., Rizzoli Bookstore on 57th St., Citarella, Russ & Daughters – a chic old school caviar shop.
Design inspiration: Design inspiration can come at any time, any place….
Weekend escape: In the countryside (I have a farm in the Berkshires) with my dogs and friends!
And while we had his ear, we had to ask about the must-wear items for spring — he says emphatically, “menswear shirts, crop tops, and culottes!”