I love finding new gems around NYC to bookmark for brunches with friends, coffee dates, or those rare moments when I have a little time to unwind, so when Vince Camuto asked if I could share three of my current favorites, I was happy to oblige. Whether you’re an NYC local or visiting for the first time, here are three little spots you’ll want to check out. Also check out Vince Camuto‘s spring collection. It’s packed with go-tos like this bomber jacket in essential military green (bombers are kind of the new leather jacket!), espadrille sneakers (for the girl who already has a pair of classic white kicks), and an edgy backpack that’s just the right size for all day exploring.
The healthy Italian fare is quite good at this hole in the wall found down one of NoLIta quiet blocks, but priorities, you’ll be going to Pietro Nolita for the photo op! I’m pleased to report that the inside is just as pink and photo-worthy as the outside. I don’t claim to be a foodie, but I’m a cocktail snob for sure. My reco—the Nolitarita. I’m a sucker for anything with Mezcal right now.
Pietro Nolita is located at 174 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012
Channel your inner gallerina at Milk Gallery. While the rest of the Meatpacking District teems with tourists, this cool kids gallery—showcasing works from known and emerging artists and photographers—is tucked away in plain sight. Exhibitions rotate throughout the year except for February and September when the space is taken over by NYFW.
Milk Studios is located at 450 W 15th St # 800, New York, NY 10011
Part coffee shop, part nail salon, part massage spot, Chillhouse is a serene little escape from the gritty Lower East Side. Go with your girls for a coffee date and new nail lewk or create a sweet desk space in the white-washed cafe, then treat yourself to a massage after all your hard work. The beet-chata is a must try for the unique taste and the Insta photo!
Chillhouse is located at 149 Essex Street, NY, NY, 10002
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