369 Broome St., Little Italy
Husband-and-wife team Shinnosukae and Megumi Kida launched this intimate, six-seater salon in 2014, and it’s since become a favorite of an in-the-know clientele that includes models and celebs seeking a low-key hair fix. Cozy as it is, you’ll never feel rushed. In fact, the warm, attentive service, plus cool and comforting interior (brick walls, rustic-chic wood fixtures, and plenty of happy plants) make it a nice little getaway for both men and women. It somehow manages to be a barber shop and full-service women’s hair salon (color, cuts, blowouts all on offer), all while maintaining a homey, comfy vibe.
La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels
249 Centre St., Little Italy
This downtown wine bar is from the same team behind some of our favorite bar-restaurant spots in London and Paris. The concept is a cozy, candle-lit, living room-esque space with plush couches and decorative throw pillows, mod chairs, and marble-topped tables. The wine list is unsurprisingly very French, and impressive, plus there's a small but sufficient small-plate snack and dinner menu. In other words, this makes an excellent date spot.
6 Centre Market Pl., Little Italy
Owners and stylists Morgan Yakus and Karin Bereson pride themselves on making their cozy store the sort of place where you can shop, but also just hang out. As avid vintage collectors, almost everything here is one-of-a-kind, though you'll also find their now-famous boot clogs.