Upper East Side
Upper East Side Travel Guide
If the diminutive storefront with its gilded signage, flowerpots, and tin ceiling recalls an earlier era, so does the spirit of this indie bookstore, which has inspired neighborhood loyalty since 1978.
Members show up regularly for continuing-ed classes or workouts in the 80,000-sq-ft gym, but this is hardly your average community center.
The New York outpost of renowned French spa Guerlain is located inside the famous Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Treatment rooms are decorated in soothing neutrals and feature large windows, providing views of the city below.
On almost any afternoon inside this Upper West Side open arts studio, you’ll find kids and adults hard at work, creating soaps, candles, jewelry, and painted pottery.
Magazine editors pull jewelry for shoots, and buyers from stores around the world discover new designers at this specialist in the latest adornments.
Founded in Paris in 1837, Hermès has evolved into one of the world’s most respected brands of ready-to-wear and personal accessories. The brand opened its first store solely for men in February 2010 on New York City’s Madison Avenue, opposite its flagship United States store.
This 22,000-square-foot self-proclaimed "day resort" on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue is stocked with decadent touches, like cashmere throws and butlers serving champagne in the relaxation room; a mini-boutique displays designer bags and accessories alongside
Actress Phoebe Cates has created a cozy two-floor space with a signature blue exterior and stocked it with original gifts, jewelry, children's toys, and clothing culled from around the globe.