Interior Dialogue with Sarah LaConte
I met Sarah LaConte of the fabulous blog Life x Style through living in Tribeca, so it only seemed fitting to have her give us her Top Picks for the neighborhood she calls home in this week’s Interior Dialogue!
This England-born style maven has called NYC home for the past thirteen years, during which time she has worked at a prestigious investment backing firm, then in high-end New York city real estate, before landing the hardest, but most rewarding job yet, being a full-time mum. In 2015 she started her blog where she is able to follow her passion for style and fashion, sharing her insights on what to wear, see and do in New York and around the world.
But for now, we’ll just stick with one of the smallest, albeit most densely packed cultural neighborhoods in New York: Tribeca!
DRESS: Edon Manor
“Well, since getting dressed is also about the accessories, Edon Manor is undoubtedly my favorite place to shop in TriBeCa (and also one of my favorite destinations in the entire city for accessories). The boutique has such a beautifully curated selection of accessories from the world’s top designers (shoes, bags, and more), I know I can always rely on them having something fabulous. The interiors are beautiful and luxurious, the work of world renowned interior designer, Ryan Korban – he designed the Alexander Wang boutique in SoHo and also the stunning new Aquazurra store that recently opened on Madison Avenue. Upon arrival at Edon Manor, you will be taken care of by the attentive staff and honestly will want to put your feet up and stay a while…. I often do.”
391 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013
DINE: Two Hands Restaurant and Bar
“It is hard to pick one restaurant as there are so many exquisite dining offerings in TriBeCa. However, within the past few months the restaurant I have visited most often is Two Hands, the second outpost of the Australian restaurant (their original cafe is located in the NoLita neighborhood). It’s a beautiful light and airy space that provides a very beachy and relaxed atmosphere – vibrant photos of Australian beaches line the white washed walls, and fresh tropical blooms and cactus surround the room. The food is outstanding – a variety of very fresh and beautifully presented dishes (if you’re extra hungry don’t miss out on the Australian style burger it is incredible). The coffee is also out of this world – the expert baristas know what they’re doing when it comes to taking care of your daily cortado! So if you’re looking for a beautiful cappuccino and avocado smash this is definitely the place for you.”
251 Church Street, New York, NY 10013
LIVE: Shibui Spa at the Greenwhich Hotel
“I live in a loft in the heart of TriBeca which I am very happy to call home, but when it isn’t quite enough to provide that peaceful escape from the city hustle and bustle I head to the Shibui Spa in the basement of the Greenwich Hotel (owned by Robert DeNiro). As the name would suggest, it’s a Japanese style spa. From the wooden Japanese style doors to the kimono inspired dressing rooms you are instantly transported to Japan and a space of zen when the elevator door opens. The spa also has a beautiful underground swimming pool, which encourages relaxation. Get the Drunken Lotus massage – the treatment combines hot sake soaked towels with the massage and will leave you feeling pretty amazing!”
377 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013
“TriBeCa has many interesting and unique boutiques and antique stores which I love to explore. One of my favorite interior stores that I find most interesting is Espasso – it showcases beautiful Brazilian furniture that you won’t really find anywhere else. I was in the store recently looking for some inspiration (and new furniture), and I was blown away by their Jangada Chair. I was advised they are the first to be authorized to offer a re-edition of the iconic chair that was designed by Jean Gillon in Brazil in 1968. It is inspired by the Brazilian ‘Jangada’ fishing boats and has what looks like fishing nets incorporated into the design. Aside from this chair, you’ll find many other high quality furnishings that will set you apart from the crowd.”
38 North Moore St, New York, NY 10013
A very heartfelt thank you to Sarah for sharing her Tribeca picks with us!