Scheduled to open on October 14, 2011, we're hot in anticipation of the newly renovated Hotel Bel-Air. Absolutely exquisite in tone and decor, this spot is sure to become a classic for a new set of demimondaines.
We remember ordering steaming cups of hot chocolate during our breaks from the box behind the front desk at the Standard Hotel, warming our hands before finishing our rigorous shift of napping and writing emails. We also love the hot chocolate in the lobby of the W San Francisco, a pure liquid chocolate and milk drizzle available year-round.
We picked up this nonfiction account of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair on our D.C. trip last month and could hardly put it down. Interwoven portraits of the fair's architect and a mass murderer operating in the vicinity prove gripping, disturbing, and exhaustively thrilling.
We love the ease of wearing pure white when it's as indestructable as a rubber rain boot. This style from Henri Bendel is perfect for your rainy trek downtown or, when it gets colder, an icy trip to Zabar's for lox and bagels.
Fall is always an appropriate time to air out your inner Siouxsie, and nothing reflects as little light as this dark purple gel nailpolish by CND called Rock Royalty. We love the staying power of CND (slightly better than the competition) and the ever-so-subtle tinge of shimmer (probably only visible under a black light).