Upper East Side
311 E. 60th St., Upper East Side
Hidden under the Queensboro Bridge, The Jeffrey combines two storefronts that look completely unremarkable. Inside, though, you can get unexpectedly good coffee, drinks—and oysters. The espresso bar serves local roasts from Café Grumpy, and is also part growler-to-go-service. For later in the day and night, there are a few dozen rotating local and global brews, plus wines and a fairly extensive cocktail list. When the weather is nice, take your drink and oysters to the back patio.
306 E. 61st St., 7th Floor, Upper East Side
At Balsamo, you'll find an eclectic mix of European (18th- through 20th-century) antique and vintage furnishings and accessories for the home and garden. In addition to their showroom in Manhattan in the Interior Design Building, they have an upstate store—housed in a renovated 1837 church in Pine Plains, NY.
306 E. 61st St., 2nd Fl., Upper East Side
Led by Barbara Kirshbaum, who has been on more than 120 buying trips to Europe and Asia, BK Antiques carries furniture, lighting, accessories, original artwork, and silver from the 18th-, 19th-, and early 20th-century. BK Antiques also has an exclusive collection of limited editions: high-end desk accessories; a series of small “drinks” tables in wood, iron, and stone; oak console tables; barstools; wastebaskets and custom iron and wood benches.
114 E. 71st St., 1E, Upper East Side
Louise’s skincare philosophy is straightforward—energize skin cells, tone muscles, and stimulate the lymphatic system—and translates to treatments that include stem cell application via micro-needling, firming galvanic current, exfoliating dermaplaning, and acupuncture facials. Every session, whether it's a cryo facial or a radiofrequency session, starts with an in-depth consultation. There's a lengthy waitlist to get in with Louise herself, but a session with a member of her team is an exquisite, skin-perfecting experience.
Maria Radu Skincare (Closed)
24 E. 64th St., 3rd Fl., Upper East Side
Maria Radu sticks to a no-nonsense, European approach, which also happens to get great results. Not only is she the go-to for anti-aging and rejuvenating treatments, she's been known to work miracles on acne-riddled skin.
L’Olivier Floral Atelier
19 E. 76th St., Upper East Side
L'Olivier Floral Atelier consistently produces some of the most remarkable floral arrangements in New York: You can find Olivier Giugni's work in monumental arrangements in hotels and restaurants all over the city, but you can also have smaller arrangements tailored to your home. He's a great resource if you’re planning a wedding or a party.
Laura Schiller, M.D.
62 E. 88th St., Upper East Side
Dr. Schiller knows everything about women's health and is a wonderfully reassuring doctor to see when you're pregnant (or wanting to be). In fact, she contributed her wisdom to a goop issue on postpartum depression.
The Juhi Ash Center (Closed)
800A Fifth Ave., Ste. 205, Upper East Side
Dr. Richard Ash, who tragically passed away in 2015, has set up an enduring integrative medicine center in New York City, where you'll be shepherded through an extensive series of tests. After they'll create a totally customized, preventative, and restorative roadmap to optimum health. While it's not necessarily about detoxing, their steps to a healthier lifestyle often involve just that.
Jennifer Salzer, D.D.S.
553 Park Ave., Upper East Side
Dr. Salzer is one of our favorite dentists, thanks to her gentle, nearly painless procedures. She specializes in Invisalign braces, clear braces, and clear wires, rapid orthodontics, early intervention, surgical orthodontics, and TMJ.
Jennifer Salzer, D.D.S.
663 Park Ave., Upper East Side
Dr. Salzer is one of our favorite dentists, thanks to her gentle, nearly painless procedures. She specializes in Invisalign braces, clear braces and clear wires, rapid orthodontics, early intervention, surgical orthodontics, and TMJ.