New York Top 4 – New York Tipps von Julian Daynov

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Zur Woche der Berlin Fashion Week, habe ich wieder ein tolles New York Top 4 für euch – mit großartigen New York Tipps von Julian Daynov, einem echten New Yorker der Fashion lebt. Weil ich euch versprochen habe, dass es auch ab und zu Sue Loves NYC weiterhin auf Englisch gibt, lasse ich Julian in seiner Muttersprache zur Wort kommen. Viel Spaß mit seinen wunderbaren, ausführlichen New York City Tipps!

New York Top 4 – Julian Daynov

After traveling the world as fashion buyer, editor for major fashion magazines and celebrity stylist, Julian found a comfy stop of his life journey in Germany.
Together with the BrandRetail Company Liganova, he is currently developing the soon to be launched clothing label Amateaur as creative director and takes care of the the art buying at LigaStudios magazine.

Shopping New York – I feel almost like in heaven, when I go to Barneys, but this in fact has a pretty sentimental meaning to me… Anyway, the store offers anything stylish and iconic you could think of, carefully selected by the most amazing team of buyers I ever had the chance to work with. If you are in town, Barneys is a must-do. I would rather skip the Statue of Liberty or so, but never a visit to Barneys :).

Whatever style-trip you are on, there is always a good find for you in SoHo.
From Alexander Wang, Versace and Vuitton, through Acne, YSL or Helmut Lang, up to TopShop, Guess, Victoria’s Secret or H&M, one could easily find something for his taste and budget. If in NYC for the first time, walk down Broadway, but don’t skip all the cool side-streets you will surely recognise from several movies playing in New York. Greene, Wooster, Mercer, Prince and Spring Street are worth a walk in any case.

When in my neighborhood, I always check the latest selection the guys at OWEN bring over to New York from the runways of Paris, Tokyo and Milan.
The store has a fantastic mix of established and evoking labels I really love. Find OWEN on 809 Washington Street, in the very heart of the Meatpacking District.

Restaurant New York – My current number one is OVEST – a pretty new place, turning into a real hot spot for all the cool creative crowd, jumping around the Meatpacking District and inhabiting all the galleries and studios in the neighborhood. Really cozy, hidden in a garage and totally reflecting the spirit of the area, this place is just right for a meeting over tasty food and some sweet talk in-between. I love stopping by for lunch – they have an amazing daily carte and serve the most delicious pizza I have ever tried.
And if you should be into wine or strong cocktails, they have a really fantastic selection too.

Oh, and for all the ones usually starving after a long and rough night on town, I also have a cute place right in SoHo, serving fabulous food 24/7.
I am not at all into the typical atmosphere diners usually offer, but this one is really stylish. The Bowery Diner is just right for a dose of delicious goodies in the early morning hours after any hard clubbing session.
They really have all you need – great burgers, rich pancakes, eggs any style you can think of and yummy soups to warm up your tired soul.

Going Out New York – My ultimate favorite is Le Bain – the rooftop club at The Standard Hotel in the very heart of the Meatpacking District and 5 min walking distance to my place. Famous for hosting all the great partys during fashion week, the club offers a rather stunning view over the river and the skyline of Manhattan. Don’t get too excited if you bump into Madonna, Katy Perry, Chris Brown or Leo DiCaprio – they never miss coming over for a dance when in town. If you are up for a truly unforgettable night in New York and some celebrity spotting, dress up and go to Le Bain.

Sightseeing New York – I sort of hate even passing by all the touristic places one usually thinks of when in New York, but I have to admit that walking the High Line or jogging in Central Park is something very pleasant. I also love going to the Guggenheim right before they close it and tourists don’t walk in any more for the remaining 30 or 40 minutes.

What I really find fascinating about living in New York is that you can witness the changes a certain area undergoes – this is some sightseeing for me. You walk pass a pretty quiet street and some months later, it is full of cafés, cute small boutiques and bakeries. That’s the coolest thing – the city is always moving!

pic: Zlatimir Arakliev

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