(Re)discovering Bond Street

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


above: a snap of Mercat, a tapas restaurant on Bond Street

Last night, my husband and I found ourselves enjoying sangria and tapas with friends at a gem of a restaurant on Bond Street called Mercat. A friend of ours was throwing a surprise birthday party for his wife, and despite our instinct to hibernate at home on a chilly New York night, we found ourselves charmed by Bond Street and its neighbors. "I kind of forgot about Bond Street," I found myself saying, as we passed by the little boutiques and swishy hair salons nearby.

This is what I love most about living in New York-- discovering or in our case, rediscovering pockets of organic cool. You could easily spend a day pampering yourself along the cobblestone lined streets here:

Sniff your way into euphoria at perfumier Bond No. 9...

Manage your tresses at hairdressers Mudhoney or Eva Scrivo...

Nibble on tapas at Mercat or sushi at Bond Street Sushi...

Discover emerging designers at Oak or buy yourself some sporty gear at Daryl K...

We are also in love with the Gaudi-esque gates of the condo development at Ian Schrager's 40 Bond Street-- beyond our price range, but a girl can dream, right?

What are some of your favorite streets in New York?

4 comments:

Harry McKinley said...

I love that living in a big city there's always something new to discover or at the very least re-discover! Being a Londoner we also have our own Bond Street which is the home of designer flagships so more doormen and Chanel than drinks and conversation!

H

Dream Sequins said...

Hi Harry- thanks for visiting! As you can tell by my recent entries, I've been crushing on London, and yes, I'm definitely aware that our street names mimick those of London. I loved my last visit to London, as it gave me a chance to explore the East End (while staying with my friend)- versus my stay in Central London during my last trips!

G said...

I really love 9th Ave. From about 18th - 21st, the street is very peaceful and quiet. There are some great places to eat like La Grainne Cafe (delicious chocolate croissants), Billy's Bakery (cupcakes are okay... but the brownies are divine!) and three tarts (yummy green tea ice cream sandwiches). There are also some great little antique shops and stores for house ware. And if you travel a bit further south you will hit Chelsea Market, which is always fun!

Dream Sequins said...

G- thanks for the tip. Love Chelsea as it used to be my old hood! Chelsea Market is my ultimate dream food court.

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