New York, New York
As much as I am a product of many places, I am a New York girl through and through. I did most of my growing up in this glorious city and it is a part of who I am. I was an uptown kid and a downtown grown-up and this duality helps define me. I still get an indescribable buzz when I am in New York. I suppose it’s the feeling that so many worlds co-exist, that you can lose yourself in any one of them at almost any hour of the day. I ♥ NY.
The Lowell28 E. 63rd St. | 212.838.1400
The Lowell is a small, quiet, uptown luxury hotel. The rooms are gorgeous, some with libraries and wood-burning fireplaces. I have stayed here numerous times and have loved every stay.
The Bowery Hotel335 Bowery | 212.505.9100
The Bowery has been one of my homes-away-from-home in the last year. It is a very cool spot, with the people to match. As it is located on Bowery I wouldn't recommend it to the Park Avenue set, but my English rock star friends can’t get enough of it.
The Inn at Irving Place56 Irving Place | 212.533.4600
This is a very rare gem in NYC. The Inn has 12 rooms and is appointed in beautiful Victorian décor but with all the comforts of modern life. Near Gramercy Park, it is one of the most charming spots in the city.
The Carlyle35 E. 76th St. | 212.744.1600
The Carlyle is my favorite big uptown hotel. It's very grown up and old school, almost like another world and time. Woody Allen plays clarinet with his band in the Café Carlyle on Monday nights. Talk about classic New York.
The Mercer147 Mercer St. | 212.966.6060
The Mercer is a NY legend. The rooms are very comfortable and chic and it's right in the heart of SoHo. People watch in the lobby; it's pretty amazing.
The Greenwich Hotel377 Greenwich St. | 212.941.8900
I haven't stayed here yet or even been inside, but I am very curious. This is Robert DeNiro's newly opened, long-awaited hotel in Tribeca. It looks good on the website anyway.