The Upper West Side is rich with some of the best food, arts, and history in, well, anywhere. This neighborhood calls for something a bit artsy, but also something a more polished- think a grown-up version of an artist’s muse.
Start your night off right smack in the middle of it all by heading to Robert at the Museum of Arts and Design (2 Columbus Circle). Take in the breathtaking views of Central Park while dining on perfectly conceived grilled summer vegetable risotto or a delicate trio of crudos.
After sunset, head uptown a few blocks to Barcibo Enoteca (Broadway at 69th) for an aria’s worth of wines from Italy. If it’s a balmy night, sit out on the patio under twinkling lights nibbling on a dessert of fresh fig olive oil cake or verona chocolate mousse. Don’t forget to ask the knowledgeable staff about a wine pairing recommendation for your dessert du jour!
A laser printed maxi skirt or dress is the perfect thing for the Upper West Side because it embodies the mood of the streets there- modern, sophisticated, brilliantly intelligent, perhaps soon to become iconic. Let the print do the talking and keep the rest of the outfit minimal. If you’re running low on time before your evening commences, stop by Barney’s CO-OP (Broadway at 76th) for your pop piece or a refreshingly modern take on basics. Enjoy!