ENGLISH CHARMS IN THE BIG APPLE
STAY Check in to the London NYC, a swank midtown boutique hotel where the roomy suites are bathed in cool greige and cream tones and feature luxe upgrades like shimmering gunmetal sheets. The bathrooms are so expansive and white that you’ll never leave a diamond stud behind again. And rather than employ some cheesy anglophilia to represent its name (no silent Queen’s Guards here), the hotel has adopted a few British delights: Gordon Ramsay’s Maze resto is nestled into its first floor (try the Beef Wellington for two), the customer service is elegant and prompt and they make a mean cup of tea. HANG OUT The James Beard Foundation just named Brit April Bloomfield the best chef in New York City. Check out her West Village gastropub, the Spotted Pig, where you can listen for cockney accents while noshing on classic pub snacks like chickenliver toast, devils on horseback and rollmops. SHOP Head to Madison Avenue to hit up some of the Duchess of Cambridge’s fave Brit brands: the Alexander McQueen flagship for a fancy frock and L.K. Bennett for classic pumps.