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N OW I N N YC FAB 5 1 Clockwise from top left: The Bill Rooney-designed living room of The Peninsula’s new Fifth Avenue Suite features polished wood-trimmed walls, herringbone walnut flooring and sweeping views of Fifth Avenue; classic outside but hi-tech inside: room functions are a touch away using newly unveiled tablet technology; the suite’s 10-seat dining room and gourmet kitchen with Gaggenau appliances and an interior wine cellar (to accommodate up to 50 bottles of wine) make elegant entertaining easy. Not everyone has time for a spa day. These brisk-beauty concepts keep the city’s chicest looking lovely, all in a New York minute. –Victoria Nazarov SILVER MIRROR FACIAL BAR IN THE FAST LANE Founders Cindy Kim and Matt Maroone deliver fast and affordable facials in their recently opened salon designed for deep cleansing, providing immediate benefits as well as long-term results. Facials from $75, 862 Lexington Ave., silvermirror.com MB45 Brazilian co-founders Fernanda Lacerda and Manuela Giannini’s newly opened Tribeca sister spot to Soho’s beloved Maria Bonita salon emphasizes efficiency, specializing in 45-minute simultaneous blowouts and manicures. Signature services from $65, 93 Worth St., mb45studio.com 2 SALON PHOTO COURTESY OF MB45 ROOM SERVICE The Peninsula debuts a swanky new 2,500-square-foot suite that is upping the ante on luxe living. By Jennifer Cohen THE Suite LIFE Now the second-largest suite at the Forbes Five Star-and AAA Five Diamond-rated property, The Peninsula’s new 17th-floor Fifth Avenue Suite is redefining high style. Designed by New York’s Bill Rooney of Bill Rooney Studio Inc., the one-bedroom suite resembles a classic Fifth Avenue apartment. “Patterns are taken from New York City inspirations of the city grid and skyline,” says Rooney. “These inspirations are evident in the custom glasswork of the dining room and master bath, and it is also seen in the custom hand tufting of the master bedroom’s leather headboard.” With an elegant dining room showcasing handpainted floral motif murals by Hong Kong-based artist David Qian; a full-scale living room; a gourmet kitchen with Gaggenau appliances; and bespoke tablet technology with entertainment at the touch of a button, the suite was designed for the guest to feel “completely pampered and... to have a very individualized experience,” says Rooney. Wake up to views stretching down Fifth Avenue above the Museum of Modern Art’s Sculpture Garden, or relax in the large bathroom Jacuzzi tub framed by a tryptic glass mural created by Brooklyn-based artist Michael Davis. Refined residential touches— picture a custom-built walk-in dressing area, the living room’s luxurious 80-inch flat-screen television, and a separate study complete with a working desk and warm wood trim—will have you feeling happily at home. From $19,000 per night, 700 Fifth Ave., 212.956.2888, peninsula.com 3 5 MADISON REED COLOR BAR With express root touch-up services in just 45 minutes combined with walk-in appointments, the new color-only bar also educates women on how to maintain their hair hue at home. From $45, 7 W. 19th St., madison-reed.com THE PEEL BAR BY BEAUTYRX Tucked inside Flatiron’s Butterfly Studio Salon, get glowing with a fresh face thanks to a two-minute 40 percent glycolic peel and minimal downtime. Peels from $50, 149 Fifth Ave., butterflystudiosalon.com HEYDAY With 30-minute facial 4 offerings, easy app scheduling, and phone charging and makeup application stations, this city-savvy spa is a must for girls on the go. Facials from $60, 1130 Broadway; 92 Reade St., thinkheyday.com 26 MAN H A T T AN M A R C H 2 0 1 7 | M O D E R N L U X U R Y. C O M

Now In NYC

Jennifer Cohen

ROOM SERVICE

THE Suite LIFE

The Peninsula debuts a swanky new 2,500-square-foot suite that is upping the ante on luxe living.

Now the second-largest suite at the Forbes Five Star- and AAA Five Diamond-rated property, The Peninsula’s new 17th-floor Fifth Avenue Suite is redefining high style. Designed by New York’s Bill Rooney of Bill Rooney Studio Inc., the one-bedroom suite resembles a classic Fifth Avenue apartment. “Patterns are taken from New York City inspirations of the city grid and skyline,” says Rooney. “These inspirations are evident in the custom glasswork of the dining room and master bath, and it is also seen in the custom hand tufting of the master bedroom’s leather headboard.”

With an elegant dining room showcasing handpainted floral motif murals by Hong Kong-based artist David Qian; a full-scale living room; a gourmet kitchen with Gaggenau appliances; and bespoke tablet technology with entertainment at the touch of a button, the suite was designed for the guest to feel “completely pampered and... to have a very individualized experience,” says Rooney.

Wake up to views stretching down Fifth Avenue above the Museum of Modern Art’s Sculpture Garden, or relax in the large bathroom Jacuzzi tub framed by a tryptic glass mural created by Brooklyn-based artist Michael Davis. Refined residential touches— picture a custom-built walk-in dressing area, the living room’s luxurious 80-inch flatscreen television, and a separate study complete with a working desk and warm wood trim—will have you feeling happily at home. From $19,000 per night, 700 Fifth Ave., 212.956.2888, peninsula.com

FAB 5

IN THE FAST LANE

Not everyone has time for a spa day. These briskbeauty concepts keep the city’s chicest looking lovely, all in a New York minute. –Victoria Nazarov

1 SILVER MIRROR FACIAL BAR

Founders Cindy Kim and Matt Maroone deliver fast and affordable facials in their recently opened salon designed for deep cleansing, providing immediate benefits as well as longterm results. Facials from $75, 862 Lexington Ave., silvermirror.com

2 MB45

Brazilian co-founders Fernanda Lacerda and Manuela Giannini’s newly opened Tribeca sister spot to Soho’s beloved Maria Bonita salon emphasizes efficiency, specializing in 45-minute simultaneous blowouts and manicures. Signature services from $65, 93 Worth St., mb45studio.com

3 MADISON REED COLOR BAR

Tucked inside Flatiron’s Butterfly Studio Salon, get glowing with a fresh face thanks to a twominute 40 percent glycolic peel and minimal downtime. Peels from $50, 149 Fifth Ave., butterflystudiosalon.com

4 THE PEEL BAR BY BEAUTY

With 30-minute facial offerings, easy app scheduling, and phone charging and makeup application stations, this city-savvy spa is a must for girls on the go. Facials from $60, 1130 Broadway; 92 Reade St., thinkheyday.com

5 HEYDAY

With 30-minute facial offerings, easy app scheduling, and phone charging and makeup application stations, this city-savvy spa is a must for girls on the go. Facials from $60, 1130 Broadway; 92 Reade St., thinkheyday.com

MY CITY

CURTAIN CALL

“Ever since I was a little girl I have loved the feeling of performing live,” says Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford, who boasts Playbills that include Kinky Boots, Wicked and Legally Blonde, as well as a standout role on Showtime’s Masters of Sex. “There’s an unspoken electricity that flows from performer to audience.” This month, Ashford stars alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in the musical Sunday in the Park With George at the Hudson Theatre. Here, the New Yorker shares her local haunts. –JC

ABOUT FACE

“The facials are to die for at the Peninsula Spa New York, and the swimming pool has a view of Central Park that only happens in charming movies.” Facials from $215, 700 Fifth Ave., peninsula.com

MIX MASTER

“I love Quarter Bar in south Park Slope—especially drinks by owner David Moo.” 676 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn

SPLITTING HAIRS

“Bumble and bumble is a New York institution.” Sumo Clay, $29, Bumble and bumble, 415 W 13th St., bumbleandbumble.com

HOMETOWN HERO

“Hometown Bar-B-Que in Red Hook is the best barbecue in New York!” 454 Van Brunt St., Brooklyn

SUNDAYS IN THE PARK

“If I were to choose a park, it would be Washington Square Park because of its history, beauty and grit—and also its amazing dog run.” Fifth Avenue and Waverly Place

NAME GAME

ICONIC INITIALS

This season, Saint Laurent endured a changing of the guard, ushering in designer Anthony Vaccarello to helm the Parisian atelier. As with any designer’s premiere collection, setting the stage of what is to come from the house is paramount. Previous designer Hedi Slimane famously dropped the “Yves” in Saint Laurent, while Vaccarello championed its return, hoisting the magnificent initials high above the runway venue and illuminating the Paris night sky. The iconic monogram also served as heel posts for stilettos and embellished some models’ ears. Breaking the trademark in two parts, the “YS” is a cuff worn high on the ear and the “L” adorns the lobe. Tapping into fashion’s current love affair with ’80s logo-mania, Vaccarello made it clear he’s embracing the brand’s heritage down to the letter. –Jacqueline Zenere

MINOR DETAILS

PLAYING DRESS UP

Snatch up the poshest play clothes in town at Gucci’s newly unveiled children’s boutique. –Phebe Wahl

Afantasyland for both the young and the young at heart is the theme for the newly renovated New York Fifth Avenue Gucci Children’s Boutique, where the spring 2017 children’s collection recently debuted. The fanciful space presents life as seen through the eyes of a child with a wild imagination, with lion’s paws peeping out from under furniture pieces and massive wooden pineapples scattered throughout the store. The collection ranges from iconic baby booties and chic diaper bags for mom to powder-pink, silk chiffon mini-me frocks with embroidered poppies along the bodice. The Fifth Avenue children’s boutique, which first opened in 2011, remains the brand’s only store in North America to be dedicated solely to the children’s collection, for which designer Alessandro Michele unveils whimsical prints and playful colors that capture the essence of childhood. Presented alongside pistachio-colored carpets, and bright and boldly patterned walls adorned with whimsical wardrobes stocked with ruffle- and bowbedecked wares, the luxe label’s frilly fashions are sure to resonate with all creatures, great and small. $95-$1,980, 725 Fifth Ave., gucci.com

BORN-AGAIN BAG

MAKER’S MARKS

Each new season ushers in the latest “it” bag. But what happens to the bag of seasons past? With some, the novelty wears, while others carve out coveted closet space as perennial purses. One such bag: Proenza Schouler’s PS1. This season, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez injected an added dimension to the beloved bag, with the debut of the PS1+. The signature oblong square shape will still be carried, but there are subtle differences in hardware and stitching from its predecessor. Less nuanced alterations will allow the wearers to customize their bags with detachable straps and charms in a collage of prints, textures and colors seen in the house’s runway collections. The endless combinations of options provides a way to express a unique sense of style without having to say a word. –JZ

TECH CRUNCH

A MOMENT IN PROVENCE

Fans of beloved beauty brand L’Occitane can now enjoy that French joie de vivre via an individualized shopping experience focused on immediacy at its new Flatiron location. With the Smart Beauty Fitting Room, guests can digitally try on products, allowing them to explore and discover what works best for them. Cutting-edge brand creative agency School House conceived the multisensory boutique as an immersive space that elevates Provence from a location to an experience. Très magnifique, n’est-ce pas? 170 Fifth Ave., usa.loccitane.com –VN

FRESHLY BREWED

TEA TIME

France-based beverage brand Kusmi Tea makes its mark stateside with a vibrant new flagship store inside the Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center.

BY ZACHARY WILSON

“Tea is the second-most consumed beverage in the world next to water,” says Sylvain Orebi, Frenchman and president of Kusmi Tea, the 150-year-old Russian brand he revived in the mid-2000s that now boasts more than 90 boutiques worldwide. Orebi is stateside for the debut of Kusmi’s new flagship within Westfield World Trade Center, a color-splashed boutique sporting a new look by British designer Christopher Jenner that’s exclusive to the U.S. market— and definitely a standout within the Oculus. The space is embellished by a custom 6 I/2-foot stainless steel chandelier, its playful drip hovering over the central tea-tasting station, and features a well-hued bespoke mosaic created with Bisazza. Also marking the opening is the debut of the new Blue Detox Tea, the brand’s first with pineapple, a delicious reminder that bright summer days are just around the corner. 185 Greenwich St., South Concorse, kusmitea.com

FASHION FLASH

LOCAL PERSPECTIVE

Fans of famed fashion house Louis Vuitton have a sparkling new Peter Marino-designed store in Soho to enjoy. In the spirit of an art gallery, the architectural details of the renovated store bring together the cultural and historical context of the neighborhood with the sleek modernity that is the hallmark of Louis Vuitton locations across the globe. In addition to a full product offering of men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes and accessories, also up for grabs are exclusive products—the Soho store is the only spot worldwide to offer the women’s Star Trail ankle boot ($1,490) and the men’s white Runaway sneaker ($815). To celebrate the renovation, Louis Vuitton’s artisans created an exclusive handbag called the Capucine Skyline ($6,500). Outlining the New York City skyline with silver and pink pearls that were cut, painted and varnished by hand and then embroidered onto the black leather, the buzzy bag is sure to be spotted on the arms of the fashion-obsessed neighborhood’s dapper denizens. 116 Greene St., louisvuitton.com –JC

A GOOD CAUSE

KIND EYES

Many designers took a more political tone in their presentations this year, but that’s nothing new for trendsetter Nina Farran, whose style blog Fashionkind, founded in 2014, has morphed into a marketplace for ethical and sustainable luxury goods. A new collaboration with sunglass designer Michael Nelson and eyewear boutique Selima Optique continues Farran’s mission. Each limitededition pair of shades is designed by Farren and Nelson, produced in Italy and then sent to Lucy Kintalel, a master artisan in Karen, Kenya, where she beads the frames by hand. Ten percent of sales will be contributed to educational funding for 22 children in Karen, including Kintalel’s daughter. $325, 59 Wooster St., fashionkind.com –JC

TRENDWATCH

SHOCK TREATMENT

Electrify your wardrobe this spring with a heavy dose of head-turning neon.

By Helena Kontos

Bag, $5,200, Chanel

Loubichrome limitededition 3 mini nail colors, $35 each, all at Christian Louboutin.

Cashmere woolblend sweater, $495, by Alberta Ferretti at Saks Fifth Avenue

Shiny calfskin zipup micro jacket in Jaune Impérial, $6,900, shiny calfskin highwaisted pants in Jaune Impérial, $7,150, painted stripes on taffeta elasticized-waist parka, $7,000, and Otto lift calfskin pumps in natural, $1,875, all at Hermès.

Sunglasses, $169, by McQ at New York Optical

Izia eau de parfum, 1 fl. Oz. For $100, 1. 7 fl. Oz. For $150 and 3. 3 fl. Oz. For $220, by Sisley Paris at Saks Fifth Avenue

Nylon boots, from $950, similar styles at Fendi

RETAIL R AP

A FINE ART

London-based designer Simone Rochabrings her artfully designed clothing, featuring handcrocheted details and embroidery with Perspex and plastics, as well as her Perspex furniture and handmade sculptures to her newly debuted Wooster Street store. The carefully curated shop also includes works by Ren Ri, Robert Rauschenberg and Louise Bourgeois. 71 Wooster St., simonerocha.com –VN

BEAUTY BUZZ

K-POW!

A new Soho retailer is here to feed the city’s Korean beauty obsession: the U.S. flagship of skincare and cosmetics brand Too Cool for School. The industrial-chic store houses all 12 of TCFS’ product lines, each targeting a specific function or aesthetic. McGirly potions harness the soothing power of rice wine, for example, while Glam Rock makeup is all about bold colors. Design lovers will appreciate the artist packaging collaborations too—among local architect Hatori Sando’s inspired designs is a mascara box that doubles as a pop-up card featuring the NYC skyline. Cult favorites like the Dinoplatz Twisty Tail mascara, tinted Artify Max lip balm and Glam Rock Metalhead eye shadows all make any K-beauty lover blush. 292 Lafayette St., toocoolforschool.us –Christine Wei

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