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OFM: Mansion Decor

Gracie Mansion is one of the city’s most classically well-appointed abodes. The official residence of New York’s Mayor, the Yorkville home dates back to 1799, and boasts some pretty impressive bones. So, as one would imagine, some cheap string lights and a sidewalk Christmas tree just aren’t going to cut it come December.

Looking to add some holiday flair to his historical halls, Mayor Bill de Blasio enlisted Rafanelli Events to bring on the merry. And bring it, they did.

Working with this year’s design theme of “togetherness,” Rafanelli Events brilliantly  played upon the significance of ribbons – a universal symbol of awareness and a material used to tie things together. Transforming an otherwise common décor piece into a beautiful tribute to the way in which New York breaks down borders, unifies families, communities, cultures and more.

Scroll through for an inside look at the colorful Christmas scene. We trust you’ll be tossing your ornaments for ribbons in no time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written by: Christie Grimm

NYC Bars
From chic ski lodges and rooftop igloos to light-strung lounges and booze-filled snow globes, click through for the most festive bars of the season.

 

Miracle

The OG holiday pop-up bar launched in 2014 has expanded across the world, and New York City. Besides the fan-favorite Miracle on 9th Street at Mace, the festivities can also be found at 12th Street, and in Brooklyn on the corner of Bedford and Grand.

Miracle, Multiple Locations

[Photo via @miraclepopup]

 

Sippin’ Santa at Boilermaker

For a tropical take on the season, don’t miss Sippin’ Santa at Boilermaker, a tiki-inspired pop-up now featuring a curated cocktail menu by Jeff “Beachbum” Berry and award-winning bartender Brad Smith. Surf’s up!

Sippin’ Santa at Boilermaker, 13 1st Avenue

[Photo via @igotfoodsinthecity]

 

Donner & Blitzen’s Reindeer Lounge at The Springs

Greenpoint’s retro, Palm Springs-inspired getaway has gotten a warm and cozy upgrade for the colder months. Sip a Frozen Peppermint Bark Latte while you cuddle up near the faux fireplace or strike a pose along the candy cane wall.

Donner & Blitzen’s Reindeer Lounge at The Springs224 Franklin St, Brooklyn

[Photo courtesy The Springs]

 

Haven Ski Chalet at The Sanctuary Hotel

Indulge in some après-ski festivities without having to hit the slopes. The Sanctuary Hotel’s heated, all-season rooftop lounge has been transformed into a chic ski chalet, complete with snow machines. Dive into some chocolate fondue and a shot ski (or two).

Haven Ski Chalet at The Sanctuary Hotel, 132 W 47th St.

[Photo courtesy Haven Rooftop]

 

FREEHOLD Winter Lodge

Williamsburg hot spot Freehold has turned its expansive outdoor space into festive winter lodge, complete with heat lamps, blankets, and colorful lights. Planning a holiday party? The two-floor courtyard can hold up to 200 people!

FREEHOLD Winter Lodge, 45 S 3rd St, Brooklyn

[Photo courtesy Freehold]

 

Arlo Arctica at Arlo Hotels

A swanky take on the famed 1907 Shackleton Antarctica Expedition, Arlo Arctica is a collab between Shackleton Whisky and Arlo Hotels. Warm up with specialty whisky cocktails inside heated igloos at both Arlo Soho and Arlo NoMad.

Arlo Arctica at Arlo Sohoand Arlo NoMad

[Photo courtesy Arlo Hotels]

 

Snow Globe in the Sky at Ophelia

Enter the magical world of a real-life snow globe 26 stories above NYC. Chic cocktail lounge Ophelia is dripping with crystals and sparkling snowflakes, giving revelers a glamorous holiday sipping experience.

Snow Globe in the Sky at Ophelia, 3 Mitchell Pl 26th floor

[Photo courtesy Ophelia]

 

Clicquot Chalet at Mr. Purple

Who can say no to some bubbly-fueled fun? Lower East Side hot spot Mr. Purple has been transformed into a rustic log cabin for the season, but the real magic is going down at the Clicquot Chalet, a dreamy snow globe on the rooftop terrace. Warm up under cozy blankets and twinkling lights while sipping on some Veuve.

Clicquot Chalet at Mr. Purple, 180 Orchard St.

[Photo courtesy Mr. Purple]

 

The Late Late’s Tacky Winter Takeover

Miss your grandmother’s piled-on Christmas decor? The Late Late’s delightfully tacky take on the season is the perfect spot to relive those childhood memories – with cocktails. Don’t skip the Oh, F…udge! with Hennessy VSOP, Green Chartreuse, hot chocolate, marshmallow meringue and peppermint candy.

The Late Late’s Tacky Winter Takeover, 159 E Houston St.

 

Winter Garden At The Standard East Village

Gather your crew and prepare for a fondue feast and endless stream of hot cocktails inside your own private yurt at the Standard East Village’s cult-favorite Winter Garden. It doesn’t get cozier than this.

Winter Garden At The Standard East Village, 25 Cooper Sq

[Photo via The Standard]

 

Igloo Bar at 230 Fifth

The iconic rooftop bar’s colorful igloo village is back, offering spectacular views of the Empire State Building. Instagram-chasers, this spot’s for you.

Igloo Bar at 230 Fifth, 230 Fifth Avenue

[Photo via @bygracelee]

 

SERRA ALPINA by Birreria

Can’t afford to jet off to the Italian Alps? Eataly’s winter greenhouse, SERRA ALPINA by Birreria, is the next best thing. The stunning seasonal pop-up is serving up glacier wines, craft cocktails infused with mountain herbs, and housemade Vin Brulè, the Italian version of mulled wine steeped with orange peel and spices.

SERRA ALPINA by Birreria, 200 Fifth Avenue

[Photo via Eataly]

 

Midwinter Night’s Dream at PHD Terrace

Inspired by the whimsical Shakespearean play, albeit with a wintertime twist, the massive PHD Terrace at the Dream Midtown is now sparkling with golden lights, rich greenery, and even features a fairy-worthy swing under a canopy of roses. Don’t forget to pucker up at the two mistletoe bars!

PHD Terrace at the Dream Midtown, 210 W 55th St.

[Photo by Keri Tan Photography]

 

Helliday Inn at The Skinny

Calling all Grinches and Scrooges – there’s even an anti-holiday bar for you! The Skinny’s Bah Humbug-worthy pop-up, Helliday Inn, is strewn with garish lights, disfigured Barbie dolls, reindeer heads, and Christmas trees decorated with empty beer cans. Stop in to get turnt and sit on a Bad Santa’s lap.

Helliday Inn at The Skinny, 174 Orchard St.

[Photo courtesy The Skinny]

 

SNOWday In Brooklyn

Cocktail connoisseurs are in for a treat at SNOWday In Brooklyn, the wintertime takeover of cozy Williamsburg favorite Sunday In Brooklyn. Renowned head bartender Brian Evans has created an extensive menu to the complement the bar room’s festive decor, with whimsical sips for the Naughty, the Nice, and even those dreaming of a Christmas in July.

SNOWday In Brooklyn, 348 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn

[Photo via Sunday In Brooklyn]

 

Written by Stephanie Maida

Christmas Pop-Up Shops

Spent Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping for yourself? While the biggest sale days of the year have come and gone, there’s still time to snag some goodies worth giving in time for Christmas – no shipping required. Here’s your guide to some of the coolest pop-up shops and markets New York has to offer.

[Photo via @lyss]

 

Le Rouge Chanel

Inspired by the festive favorite color of Gabrielle Chanel herself, Le Rouge Chanel is a three-floor beauty wonderland dressed in red, featuring interactive (and Instagrammable) moments for gift-givers looking to add an extra dose of glamour to their holiday shopping experience. The chic space at No. 5, East 57th Street, open through December 23rd, is a must-stop for fashionable fans of the house. Browse limited edition goodies, including collector’s edition makeup cases, and the iconic Chanel No. 5 perfume presented in a red Baccarat crystal bottle (the latter of which will only run you about $30,000).

5 East 57th Street

 

Grand Bazaar NYC

Grand Bazaar NYC, also known as “the city’s largest curated indoor and outdoor holiday market” will be open every Sunday in December from 10am to 5:30pm. You’ll have no problem finding vintage fashion, jewelry, accessories and handmade holiday knickknacks for every person in your life. Plus, there’s going to be tons of yummy treats to buy (and eat!) while you shop.

100 W. 77th Street

[Photo via @grandbazaarnyc]

 

Best Made Co.

Believe it or not, there are some New Yorkers who like to get out of the city once in a while and get rugged. Thankfully, Best Made Co.has crafted a cute little pop-up shop in Williamsburg for the outdoorsy ones whose idea of a perfect gift can take them on an adventure.

111 N. 6th Street, Brooklyn

[Photo via @bestmadeco]

 

Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick Pop Up

Iconic French cosmetics house Guerlain has found the perfect holiday home at the always-glamorous Plaza Hotel this season. Shoppers can create a completely customized Rouge G lipstick, choosing from over 450 permutations, 30 shades, and 15 glittering cases. While you’re there, digitally try on different shades for yourself and snap a pic at the selfie station!

768 5th Avenue

 

Maisonette’s Holiday Market

Finding gifts for the nieces, nephews, and kiddies can be tough but the chicest children’s brand ever, Maisonette, has recently debuted their “out of this world” themed holiday pop-up. Shop stylish clothes and accessories and leave time for some fun activities the entire family can enjoy, including pictures with Santa!

83 Mercer Street

[Photo via @maisonetteworld]

 

Bank Of America Winter Village

Bank of America’s Winter Village in Bryant Park is not only known for its ice skating rink (the only free admission skating rink in New York City) and Lodge provided by Urbanspace, but its Holiday Shops are full of small businesses like Ambica New York and Andrew Clark Creations for the jewelry lovers, or Artisans of New York and Alex-Star and Kanami for art buffs. Both the rink and The Lodge are open until March 3rd of 2019, and the Holiday Shops stay open until the beginning of January.find the perfect gifts.

Bryant Park 

[Photo via @lyss]

 

Atelier Alchemy

Jewelry designer Dana Bronfman will be partnering with Delphine Leymarie and Goldhenn Jewelry for a pop-up shop that’ll last all December long. Not only will you get some of the most uniquely elegant pieces you could dream of, but you’ll also be helping small businesses as well as up-and-coming designers. Check it out in the mezzanine of the Michele Varian Design boutique.

27 Howard Street

[Photo via @danabronfman]

 

Written by Bree Sparacino

 

 

OFM

October might be the best time of the year – we’ve got Halloween, pumpkins, crisp fall weather, and BEER! Oktoberfest is taking over NYC for the rest of the week and we’ve got the best Bavarian go-tos for bratwursts, beers, live music, and more. Click through some spots that will transport you to Germany (don’t forget your lederhosen!).

[Photo via @careofchan]

Bierhaus

Bierhaus is the place to be for a classic Oktoberfest experience. Basically NYC’s most legit Bavarian hub, it’s the only German bar in the city to be directly affiliated with the famous Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany.  From their biggest beer belly contest, to lederhosen looks and German feasts, you’re guaranteed plenty of fun.

Bierhaus, 712 Third Ave at 45th St.

[Photo via @bierhausnyc]

 

Munich On The East River

East Village classic Zum Schneider is hosting this epic Oktoberfest celebration through October 7th. Enjoy live music, food, and beer all beneath a fully decorated traditional Oktoberfest tent with original furniture (Garnituren), an Oompah band stage, general & reserved seating area and an elevated VIP section.

Get tickets HERE

Zum Schneider Oktoberfest Tent24-20 FDR Drive Service Road East

[Photo via @zumschneider]

 

The Pennsy

A slice of Germany has landed in Midtown. The Pennsy has been celebrating Oktoberfest this year with German bites and their own tap. They’ve partnered up with Five Borough Brewing Co. and created “PennsyFest”. It’s the perfect place to sip on a cold brew and snack on a Pat LaFrieda pretzel!

The Pennsy Food Hall, 2 Pennsylvania Plaza

[Photo via @dimsumyip]

 

Treadwell Park

Treadwell Park is known for making Oktoberfest feel authentic and fun with their bar hopping passport creation. Sip on their customized list beers and stamp your passport at each bar for an Oktoberfest treat. Be sure to check out all of their locations and experience live music, food, and more.

Treadwell Park Upper East Side, 1125 1st Ave

[Photo via @bostonfoodjournal]

 

The Standard Biergarten

The Standard Biergarten is where you want to be after a long day at work. Snack on some German delights and enjoy a few beers served in steins – or a boot.

The Standard, 848 Washington St

[Photo via @careofchan]

 

Radegast Hall

Wanna get down in Williamsburg? “The Original Brooklyn Biergarten” is celebrating with live music every day, keg tapping, and a pig roast. You’ll have plenty to eat, drink, and post about in one day.

Radegast Hall, 113 N 3rd St

[Photo via @withthelocals]

 

Circa Brewing Co.

There’s nothing like a fresh, cold draft! Circa is closing out Oktoberfest with a twist…and I’m not talking about a pretzel. Grab a buddy and cheers to the weekend with a PRIME $25 all you can drink deal and live music. Their authentic German brew will have you feeling like you’ve touched down in Munich.

Circa Brewing Co., 141 Lawrence St

[Photo via @circabrewingco]

 

Nowadays

The sprawling indoor/outdoor hot spot on the cusp of Ridgewood is throwing their Nowafest” celebration through October 6th. The lush beer garden is offering German staples with year-round + specialty beers from Brooklyn’s Threes Brewing and a bevy of local sausages from The Meat Hook, which can be ordered at Nowadays’ outdoor food truck.

Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave #1, Ridgewood

[Photo via @themeathook]

 

Sir Henri Penthouse Rooftop

Looking for a more swanky celebration? Head to Sir Henri Penthouse Rooftop Bar through October 7 for some mixologist-approved twists on Oktoberfest sips. Signature cocktails like the Sir Henri’s Sour Sister and Gurkensalat incorporate Bluepoint Brewery beer and fresh ingredients for a seriously unique experience.

Sir Henri Penthouse Rooftop, 37 W 24th St.

 

Written By: Raya O’Neal

OFM
Harry Potter, horror, and caviar facials – New York’s Insta-worthy scene has something for everyone this weekend! Click through for the coolest interactive experiences and pop-ups to explore (and, of course, photograph).

 

New York Magic Lab

Pick a card – any card – then get ready to pose for some snaps! The New York Magic Lab is an interactive experience inspired by the wonderful world of magic tricks. From giant playing cards and dice to a ball pit and trippy neon room, you’re sure to find the perfect backdrop.

New York Magic Lab, 344 West 14th Street

[Photo via @nybucketlist]

 

Nightmare Machine

All your worst fears have come to life at Dream Machine’s Halloween pop-up, Nightmare Machine. Get abducted by aliens, stage a murder scene, explore a foggy graveyard, and make sure to watch out for the cockroaches! (They’re fake, thank God.)

Nightmare Machine, 93 N 9th St, Brooklyn

[Photo via @eln_k]

 

Harry Potter: A History of Magic

The New York Historical Society invites us to explore the wizarding world of Harry Potter through the folklore and traditions that inspired it. Discover century-old treasures including rare books, manuscripts, and magical objects from the collections of the British Library and New-York Historical Society—with original material from Harry Potter publisher Scholastic and J.K. Rowling’s own archives.

Harry Potter: A History of Magic, 170 Central Park West

[Photo via @fomofeed]

Fairy Island Pop-Up

Gilded birdcages, glittering unicorns, and tons of confetti – the Fairy Island Pop-Up takes visitors to a magical (#OOTD-worthy) dreamland.

Fairy Island Pop-Up, 152 Lexington Avenue

[Photo via @voguishsoul]

 

Cartier Parfums Pop-Up

To celebrate the launch of Cartier Carat, Cartier Parfums has popped up in Soho. The free experience takes visitors on an olefactory journey, complete with fragrance fountains and the stunning Mille Facettes – A Thousand facets installation, created by the Bureau of Extraordinary Affairs.

Cartier Parfums Pop-Up, 120 Wooster Street

[Photo via @fomofeed]

 

La Prairie The Masterpiece Remastered

Luxury skincare brand La Prairie has popped up in the middle of The Oculus in celebration of their remastered Skin Caviar Collection. Stop by the sleek and chic hub for complimentary services including massages and facial treatments.

The Oculus, 33-69 Vesey StWorld Trade Center

[Photo via @krystal_bick]

 

The Museum of Street Art

Paying homage to the iconic 5 Pointz graffiti site, the Museum of Street Art at the citizenM New York Bowery hotel revives the tradition of guerrilla art, reuniting 20 artists of the 5 Pointz creates collective to completely cover the walls.

The Museum of Street Art, citizenM New York Bowery, 189 Bowery

[Photo via @liz_glamour]

 

Stranger Things Photo Op

Indulge in all things sweet and strange at IT’SUGAR in Soho. A corner of the shop has been transformed into a Stranger Things photo op. Pose at the doorway to the Upside Down with free cotton candy!

IT’SUGAR, 665 Broadway

[Photo via @vivsterr]

 

Arlo Orchard

A secret apple orchard in the heart of NYC?! Trendy downtown hotel and hang Arlo SoHo has transformed their outdoor courtyard into the ultimate autumn destination. Apples, pumpkins, and “fall chic” greenhouses galore. Indulge your fall basicness without leaving the city.

Arlo SoHo, 231 Hudson St

[Photo via @powerful_panda]

 

Museum of Illusions

Play, create, and defy gravity at the Museum of Illusions, where nothing is what it seems. The Museum consists of freaky interactive rooms, optical illusions and a playroom with didactic games and puzzles.

Museum of Illusions, 77 8th Ave.

[Photo via @melodymjiang]

 

Written By: Stephanie Maida

OFM

I apologize if this headline just gave you a mild heart attack but, bookworms, take a deep breath – they’re not closing down for good.

Now that you’ve relaxed, yes, there is still some sad news regarding our favorite indie bookstore in the heart of Soho. After 14 years on Prince Street, McNally Jackson will be forced to move in June 2019. Is nothing sacred?!

Bowery Boogie first reported that Winick leasing banners had been posted on the building, but Gothamist confirmed with Sarah McNally herself that the store will not be shuttering completely – they’re just looking for a new space in the neighborhood.

In a statement, she said:

This whole process has made me think about the soul of McNally Jackson. Something is always lost in translation, but the translator chooses what remains. What about McNally Jackson is irreducible? It’s certainly not the current space, which is in a shoddy building that was thrown up over a former chicken abattoir. The soul of McNally Jackson is the books and the booksellers… This we will keep, and translate into a new space.

Phew!

But still, nothing beats a coffee and two hours’ worth of book browsing after brunch at Sant Ambroeus, so please stay close, McNally – our entire Sunday routine depends on it!

[Photo via @jak_daily]

 

Written By: Stephanie Maida

OFM

There are plenty of reasons to love New York in the fall, but if there’s one thing the city’s lacking, it’s an adorable apple orchard to pose in with our boyfriends while wearing matching flannel. If you haven’t got time for a weekend trip to Long Island or Westchester or New Jersey, well, you’ll just have to pick up some Red Delicious from Whole Foods and maybe stage a romantic photo in the produce aisle.

Or do you?!

Trendy downtown hotel and hang Arlo SoHo has heard our cries. This season, they’re transforming their outdoor courtyard into the ultimate autumn destination with the help of Farm to People, an organization that supports small batch producers. Apples, pumpkins, and “fall chic” greenhouses galore.

Pick your own locally-sourced apples at The Arlo Orchard, and stop by their weekly “Happle Hours” when you can take part in pumpkin carvings and sip new harvest cocktail creations like the “Orchard Thief” and the “Maple and Fig Old Fashioned” for just $10 from 4 pm to 7 pm!

Grab your plaid and your pumpkin spice – it’s time to get basic, bitches.

[Photos courtesy Arlo Soho]

 

Written By: Stephanie Maida

 

OFM

The air is crisp, the leaves are changing, and it’s finally starting to feel like fall in New York. But if nature’s just not enough for you, there are plenty of spots amping up the autumn vibes so you can take in your favorite season while dining, drinking, and, of course, Instagramming.

[Photo via @eatalyflatiron]

 

Tavern on the Green

What better place to take in all of Central Park’s changing leaves? From Tavern on the Green’s classic, cozy interiors, to its patio-turned-apple garden, this spot is an autumn must.

Tavern on the Green, Central Park West & 67th Street

[Photo via @tavernonthegreen]

 

SERRA D’AUTUNNO by Birreria

Indulge in fresh Italian fare under a canopy of fall foliage at Eataly Flatiron’s fall greenhouse rooftop, SERRA D’AUTUNNO by Birreria. The lush decor comes complete with baskets of apples and Sidro, a build-your-own spiked cider stand!

SERRA D’AUTUNNO by Birreria, 200 5th Ave.

[Photo via @eatalyflatiron]

The High Line Hotel

The ever-cozy High Line Hotel has practically been transformed into a pumpkin patch, featuring stylishly-carved and colorful gourds and haystacks in its outdoor garden. The perfect spot to grab a coffee and strike a pose.

The High Line Hotel, 180 10th Ave.

[Photo via @april_hyorinny]

 

Park Avenue Avenue Autumn

Doesn’t really get more straightforward than this. Everyone’s favorite seasonal eatery, which changes everything from its decor to its name to match the season, is officially in autumn mode. Taste the flavors of the harvest, with dishes such as the Kabocha squash and ricotta, burrata and roasted grapes, and pumpkin ravioli.

Park Avenue Avenue Autumn, 360 Park Ave S.

[Photo via Park Avenue Avenue Autumn

 

La Mercerie

It’s amazing what some flowers can do. La Mercerie, the chic little cafe inside the Roman and Williams Guild, has taken on the colors of the season. As if the place could get any dreamier.

La Mercerie, 53 Howard St.

[Photo via @mbkimchi]

 

Arlo SoHo

Trendy downtown hotel and hang Arlo Soho has transformed their outdoor courtyard into the ultimate autumn destination with the help of Farm to People, an organization that supports small batch producers. Apples, pumpkins, and “fall chic” greenhouses galore. Pick your own locally-sourced apples at The Arlo Orchard, and stop by their weekly “Happle Hours” when you can take part in pumpkin carvings and sip new harvest cocktail creations like the “Orchard Thief” and the “Maple and Fig Old Fashioned.”

Arlo SoHo, 231 Hudson St.

[Photo courtesy Arlo SoHo]

 

Sézane L’Appartement New York

The Parisian shop and cafe has replaced its bright summer facade with garlands of rich fall florals. We’re not telling you to go there just for an #OOTD, but we’re also not not telling you that.

Sézane L’Appartement New York, 254 Elizabeth Street

[Photo via @chloejg]

 

The West Village

If there’s one neighborhood that embodies fall in New York, it’s the West Village. Take a romantic stroll and enjoy a stoop tour of the decked-out townhouses.

[Photo via @carlyahill]

 

Rockefeller Center

Who needs a giant Christmas tree when there are piles of pumpkins and scarecrows?!

Rockefeller Center, 45 Rockefeller Plaza

[Photo via @nyc.from.my.eyes]

 

Old Rose

Enjoy your pizza with a side of pumpkins, courtesy of Flower Girl NYC and Old Rose at the Jane Hotel.

Old Rose, 113 Jane St.

[Photo via @flowergirlnyc]

 

Written By: Stephanie Maida

 

OFM

Thankfully, for those of us who are more about running out to grab a quick green juice than a Diet Coke, bougie bodegas are having a moment. Remember when Tiffany & Co. took over bodegas around the city? Have you stopped by wellness bodega Clover Grocery for a pack of organic gummy bears or some cucumber collagen beauty water?

Well, cancel your plans, because there’s a new vegan, all natural bodega in town – Bonberi Bodega.

Tucked over on the corner of Bleecker and Perry, this place is a jewelry box of clean, feel-good finds. From coconut flour chips to all-natural sprinkles, Megababe’s aluminum-free rose deodorant to Tenoverten’s non-toxic nail polish, this place brings the health, the luxury, and the fun. A refrigerator of juices, freshly made meals (like chickpea nicoise salad, and quinoa bibimbap) and home baked treats round out a delicious array of offerings.

 

Written By:  Christie Grimm

OFM

Back in June we reported the news that everyone’s favorite fashionable foodie, Queer Eye‘s Antoni Porowski, was working on opening his very first restaurant right here in NYC. Well, fans of both the Netflix series and strict diet plans, can now rejoice – The Village Den is officially open for business (and it’s as adorable as Antoni himself).

The fast-casual spot serving up veggie and protein bowls a step above Dig Inn or Sweetgreen is particularly catered to the health-conscious set, with a menu that marks whether a meal is Whole30, Paleo, ketogenic, plant-based, vegetarian, dairy, or gluten-free. Porowski, along with partners Lisle Richards and Eric Marx (New York hospitality vets behind hot spots such as Gilded Lily) decided to keep the name The Village Den in homage to the space’s former identity, a diner considered a West Village institution.

But while the name may recall the past, the interiors are decidedly modern. With the help of architect firm Buro Koray Duman, the space has been transformed into an airy, Instagrammable haven for fit chicks with fun graphic art and a 3-D latticework structure that steals the show. #OOTD anyone?

The menu also includes plenty of smoothie options, with specialty add-ins like MCT oil, spirulina, matcha, and even a detox supplement. Unsurprisingly, avocados make plenty of appearances – they are practically Antoni’s primary food group.

The Village Den, 225 W. 12th St.

[Photo via @eatingnyc, @antoni]

 

Written By: Stephanie Maida