Shhhh.. we’re letting you in on our little secrets!
Since MILLY is based in NYC, we know those “staple” NYC summer activities. Smorgasbord, eating fro yo, going to flea markets… But everyone always seem to go to the same places!
So, we’re going to take you away from the norm and give you OUR checklist for the lesser-known places to do those classic summer activities, so check it out!
Eat an ice cream
We all scream for ice cream! So try out Lula’s Sweet Apothecary - its fun retro designed atmosphere and to-die-for ice cream (they do vegan and dairy-free options too!) Lulu’s Sweet Apothecary is our secret pick. We recommend the brownie sundae with gluten free brownies and hot fudge!
Go to a flea market
For those who have already gone to the Brooklyn Flea Market a dozen times, perhaps it’s time for you to head to a new set of vendors at Artist and Fleas, also located in Brooklyn. It features a lot of local artist’s work - check it out! Don’t forget the MILLY Avery Tote to carry all your findings!
What’s better than a lobster roll? A FOOTLONG lobster roll. Grab this classic summer sandwich at Cull & Pistol – they’re experts in serving out fresh, expertly and (ingeniously) prepared rolls.
Enjoy a margarita
The bigger the margarita the better, right? Well we found a 27-ounce margarita that is sure to knock you off your feet at Arriba Arriba located in Hell’s Kitchen. The “La Mama” is their biggest margarita coming in at $16 for frozen and $18 on the rocks…we’ll see you there in your rocking MILLY Sorry for Partying tee!
Dinner and Drinks
Move your bar scene to the water. One of our new favorite spots this summer is the North River Lobster Company, a boat bar and restaurant that takes you out for a 45-minute ride on the Hudson! We suggest checking out their raw bar and enjoy a fun drink out of one of their signature mason jars.
There you have it ! Get exploring.
While your at it, we have some travel tips if you want to try summer outside of NYC. Check out our MILLY Road Trip Series!
Introducing, the MILLY rooftop summer bar series, where the MILLY crew roadtests a New York City rooftop and gives you the lowdown on what to expect.
While Brass Monkey might not be your first choice of rooftop bar, it’s worth a visit. Disclosure: We didn’t even know they had a rooftop at first glance. Climb the three long stories up to reveal the recently renovated rooftop, a hidden gem overlooking the Hudson River.
Grab a bucket of Corona or some chilled rose and order from the house made bar menu - don’t miss out on the jalapeno poppers with lime creme fraiche.
With each collection, Michelle Smith, founder and designer of MILLY designs signature prints that act as roadmaps for the ready to wear season. Here, we give you a behind the scenes look at how a print comes to life.
WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL:
Snapped by a member of the MILLY team, this photograph was taken in the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle. Epitomizing the hustle and bustle of city life, the print features bright yellow NYC taxi cabs and the city’s stunning horizon. Transformed by our graphic designer into a continuous print, this design is truly one-of-a-kind.
HOW TO WEAR IT:
Transferred onto canvas, the city print is available in tote form. Carry this luxurious custom-made handbag when you’re looking to make a statement. A definite conversation starter, this tote features an interior zip compartment and is sized to fit all of your essentials, from your iPad to your beauty must-haves.
City Slickers: you know who you are. Never a dull moment, you live for the excitement and unpredictability that city life brings. Same goes for your wardrobe. Versatile, full of color and up for anything. Get the look now.
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: WHERE TO EAT (AND WHAT TO WEAR)
5 reservations to make this holiday season while the locals are out of town…
If there’s one thing I love (other than fashion), it’s food! Nothing makes me happier than sitting around a table at a delicious meal with my family and friends. Fortunately, New York has no shortage of must-try restaurants popping up all over the place. Whether you’re uptown, downtown, or somewhere in between here is my list of new restaurants to try. Better book now!
1. OMAR’S. This invite-only supper club is tucked below Omar’s La Ranita restaurant in Greenwich Village. Think cavernous and sexy, with a white marbled bar and mirrored walls. Very Art Deco. If you’re lucky enough to get in, you’ll be too busy people-watching to care about the food. (21 W 9th Street)
2. EAST POLE. From the team behind Lower East Side’s Fat Radish, which I love, is uptown’s coolest new restaurant. It has the same farm-to-table vibe as its downtown sibling but with an elevated ambience and menu. (133 E 65th Street)
3. BUBBY’S HIGH LINE. This standby Tribeca brunch spot is a favorite among families, and one bite of the famous buttermilk biscuits, you’ll know why. Now, a brand new offshoot is opening near the High Line, and is sure to be as popular as the original. Tip: go early or late, or be prepared to wait! (71 Gansevoort Street)
4. PARK AVENUE WINTER. This restaurant changes its design, not just the menu, with the seasons. Winter is decorated with elongated birch branches, raw leathers and white washed woods. The menu pays homage to the owner’s travels to Antarctica. Book a table for a holiday dinner with your girlfriends to get in the spirit.
5.LE BILBOQUET. Upper East Side, rejoice! This French staple near Madison Avenue is back on the scene, literally, after closing briefly and leaving many Manhattanites and tourists with sad, empty glasses of rosé. The new space is the double in size, but the bistro favorites and raucous “Sunday Funday” brunch remains the same. (20 E 60th Street)
Today marks one of New York City’s most time-honored traditions: the ING Marathon, a 26.2 mile odyssey through all five city boroughs. To get in the spirit, we’ve mapped out our route, which we’re calling the “MILLY Marathon,” based on our 10 favorite Upper East Side checkpoints. Bonus: Daylight savings starts today, giving you an extra hour to explore…
New York City’s Lincoln Center may be famous for its world renowned ballets, orchestras and its majestic fountain, but twice a year, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, along with the entire fashion industry, descends on the neighborhood. Click through slideshow to discover our favorite places in the ‘hood – what to do, eat and see between shows and around the tents.