red|guide Tipps: New York
EAT in New York: Spice Market
Paul Bocuse ranges among his teachers. Bangkok, Sinapore and Hong Kong range among his stations. Jean-Georges Vongerichten is the name of the Alsation celebrity cook who's been busy in New York as well. His restaurant: the Spice Market in the Meatpacking district. Since 2004 he serves South East Asian street dishes in the style of Thai and Vietnamese cookshops. The guests dine on two floors, surrounded by a wild mixture of artefacts from India, Burma, Malaysia, China and Thailand and tasty morsels continuously arrive at the table. Jacques Garcia was responsible for the design of this huge restaurant (comparable to a bus station). The French architect transports the guests with pagodas and colonial bespoke furniture into a distant world. A strong contrast to the New York peachiness of the Meatpacking District where hipsters shop at Stella McCartney or jog in the High Line Park.
SHOP in New York: Haute Hippie
When hippie fashion pairs with haute couture you get Haute Hippie. But apart from a symbiosis of fashion trends Haute Hippie is also the name of a fashion label in New York. Everything began in 2008 in a private apartment in Manhattan. The fashion label Haute Hippie was born. The team: five colleagues, an eight-year-old girl and a little dog. Later the small company rose to world fame. By now the number of employees has increased significantly, two more dogs have joined the family and the girl became a teenager. Just for your information. The fashion is rock 'n' roll and urban, yet glamorous - in accordance with the hippies who were known for loving music festivals. Thus with fashion by Haute Hippie you rock at every concert. No matter if it's with a fur vest and hot pants or with marabou feathers and a mini dress. Next to wearable outfits for daily use you also find long, flowing evening gowns for exclusive happenings.
STAY in New York: Hotel Rivington
Turning around your own axis - New York wherever you look. The hotel rooms on Rivington in the Lower East Side are furnished with ceiling-high glass windows and on the upper floors provide an almost continuous panorama view on the city. The Owners Suite of hotel owner Paul Stallings in the 17th floor is open to three sides. When the Stalling clan happens to be out of town, the suite is rented. Two-thirds of the rooms also have a balcony. When the hotel guests are tired of looking at the urban environment, they change their location and catch sight of celebrities like Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Edwart Norton and Lucy DeVito - on the roof-top terrace or in the restaurant LevantEast. The soaring hotel on Rivington is 21-floors tall and in close vicinity to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and Katz's delicatessen shop. The minimalistic interior was designed by India Mahdavi. Rooms starting from 225 dollars, breakfast for five dollars.
SEE in New York: Brooklyn Bridge
Since 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge has been connecting the two districts of Brooklyn and Manhattan. The construction of steel ropes and gothic archways designed by German-American engineer John August Roebling stretches for almost 1.3 miles across the East River. On its completion date it was the longest chain bridge in the world. Today it is a showplace for athletes and strollers, cinema movies (catch-word: The Fifth Element), supermodels like Agyness Deyn and even for long traffic jams. Under the wooden covered floor for pedestrians, there is a six-lane highway. After arriving in Brooklyn, the road directly leads into the River Café, the Michelin-starred restaurant by the river with a view on the city which fills every New Yorker with pride. The River Café is the birth place of many chefs such as Larry Forgione or David Burke and - especially at mild summer evenings with saxophone sounds on the terrace - it is an extremely popular setting for whispering sweet nothings.