Design Destination: 48 Hours In NYC – A Mini Guide


This piece originally appeared on My Domaine.

The Marlton Hotel

Photo courtesy of The Marlton Hotel

Booking a room at The Marlton in Greenwich Village, just off Washington Square Park, was key. The petite boutique hotel is now one of my all-time favorites and truly made the trip. Reopened last fall following a multimillion reno by hotelier Sean MacPherson (The Waverly Inn, The Bowery), the hotel is exquisitely designed, with refined Parisian-inspired details like brass fixtures, crown molding, marble bathrooms, and Serge Mouille lighting.

Photo courtesy of The Marlton Hotel

The Marlton feels like every boutique hotel should: a little bit like home, a little bit like fiction. I relished sitting in the lobby, which had the A/C on full blast and the fire roaring. I enjoyed getting to know the staff members. I loved my avocado toast in the restaurant every morning.

Amelie Wine Bar

Photo courtesy of Eat Up New York

Serendipitously, the New York outpost of my absolute favorite San Francisco wine bar, Amelie, is located just across the street from The Marlton. After checking into the hotel in the late afternoon, we popped in for a glass of Sancerre and some light salads. Charming, congenial, and French, our server was just as I’d imagined he’d be.


Photo courtesy of Melanie Biehle

After our late lunch, we headed west toward Chelsea to the city’s four-year-old linear park, the High Line, which I had yet to see. Along the way, I discovered Story, a beautifully curated retail shop that takes the viewpoint of a magazine. Every four to eight weeks, it completely reinvents itself with a new theme or “issue,” changing like a gallery. 

See the whole story HERE on My Domaine.