Best Shopping: Kirna Zabete. The most beautiful boutique in NYC by far.
Best Innovative Restaurant: WD-50 A Chef that treats his trade like a science; an incredibly educated and helpful staff. Oh yeah, and the food is great, the drinks even better.
Most Overated Restaurant: Cipriani Downtown. Beautiful people: yes (usually during lunch or a good night, but not always); Beautiful food: no way. Barely passable at best.
Best Hotel Deal: Seduction in Soho at Soho Grand. Discounted rooms including breakfast in your room, drink tickets, chocolates and a champagne toast, plus discounts at local boutiques (including 20% off at What Comes Around Goes Around!).
Best Hotel Soap: Malin + Goetz Peppermint Soap. Minty tootsies after a day of hard shopping is simply fantastic.
Most Confusing Branding: Calypso. There's Calypso, Calypso Enfant, Calypso Home, and a Calypso Outlet all within 10 feet of each other. And the first three have sale sections that have the same things as the outlet. And not much was wearable at any of it. They need a new team. Desperately.
Most Overated Activity: Vintage shopping in Nolita. Scouring through severly scoured racks is tiring. And mostly fruitless. Although Resurrection is still fun.
Best Husband: Mine.