This week, Whitewaller New York launches for The Salon Art + Design (November 9-13). To help guide you to the best spots in town—where you can eat, drink, see art, and relax at, we hear from a group of insiders. Up next, we hear from designer Lisa Perry.
WHERE TO EAT AND SIP
I love to have breakfast at one of the many locations of Le Pain Quotidien around the city. I have a “bowl” of hot chocolate or tea and the baguette with butter and jam, and I feel like I’m transported to Europe. I also love indulging in afternoon tea. Lady M has the best chocolate éclair this side of Paris, and it’s worth the visit just to see the cakes.
WHERE TO SEE ART
I love The Met Breuer not only for its exhibits, but also because the building itself is a modernist masterpiece. The Judd Foundation in SoHo is also well worth the trip. It’s a beautiful space with the original art and furniture. Visit the Luxembourg & Dayan gallery for very cool shows specializing in European artists and work from the sixties, which is the era I love.
WHERE TO HAVE FUN AND RELAX
Lately, I am loving a walk on the High Line any chance I get. It’s an urban marvel and I think it adds so much to the city. Everyone should do it at least once from start to finish. For relaxation, I like to escape the city for a weekend retreat.