This weekend I was in New York City and it was pretty badass, if I do say so myself.
Mostly because I got to stay at 60 Thompson, in Soho.
I would move into this hotel if I lived in New York or was a kept woman. I'd totally replicate Eloise's life in the Plaza, but at 60 Thom.
(For those of you not female, Eloise is the little girl who lived at the Plaza Hotel with her Nanny in Kay Thompson's classic little girl's book "Eloise".)
60 Thompson is tucked away on the corner of Thompson and Broome, two adorable little streets in Soho. (My favorite Soho street of all time is Greene Street. Oh my god, it's insane. I would give all my toes to own a loft on the corner of like, Greene and Broome. Seriously. Never again could I wear sandals, just for an apartment there.)
The inside of the hotel is sleek and minimalist, but comfy. Thombar, the bar on the lobby level, is a quiet little pick-up joint, not cheesy, but dim and sexy.
And the room! The mini-bar was stocked with Dean & Deluca snacks of every variety, including their famous chocolate bars (I had the Cookies & Cream). The room also comes with copies of hip and helpful magazines, like TimeOut and Papermag. I could've spent a rewarding day just lying on my oversized hotel bed reading magazines and eating D&D parmesan wafers and Dewars. I almost did this.
The great part of staying in Soho is that you wake up, walk outside and every store is a gorgeous little boutique. Barbara Bui, Wolford, Miu Miu, Alpana Bawa. Or it's a huge, fun flagship store like Prada or H&M. And the restaurants! Inside of 60 Thompson itself is the best Thai food in New York, Kittichai.
I will also add that the hotel room came with an "intimacy kit", which I loved. It was like they were saying "We are so awesome you will be having sex in this hotel." And you most likely will.
good for: trips to New York that you want to romantic and hip and completely memorable.