DARYN SCHNIPPER, se­nior vice pres­i­dent and chair­man of the in­ter­na­tional watch di­vi­sion at Sotheby’s

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Hour Glass Presents -

Back­yard get­away ... NoMo SoHo has a beau­ti­ful gar­den and bar. It’s a bit hid­den but when you walk into the en­try­way, it’s like you’re be­ing trans­ported from the city to a green oa­sis. Con­ve­niently lo­cated in SoHo and close to Chi­na­town, Lit­tle Italy, and the West Vil­lage, rooms here are small but the lo­ca­tion makes it worth­while. Step­ping into a dif­fer­ent world ... Hud­son Clear­wa­ter is a hid­den gem. The façade of the restau­rant is like one of New York’s speakeasies. The open kitchen here gives a glimpse into the fan­tas­tic food that they are pro­duc­ing. Lolita is the per­fect drink: gin, aperol, and pros­ecco with grapefruit and lemon. Sig­na­ture ex­pe­ri­ences ... The col­lec­tions at The Met are ab­so­lute must-sees; the ar­chi­tec­ture of Whit­ney Mu­seum is a work of art by it­self and quite pos­si­bly up­staged only by the art within it. Cen­tral Park is beau­ti­ful all four sea­sons, and of­fers a broad range of ac­tiv­i­ties. My favourite is to take a walk around the Jacque­line Kennedy Onas­sis Reser­voir, a 1.5-mile loop that of­fers un­be­liev­able views of the east and west sides of the city, and is con­ve­niently lo­cated ad­ja­cent to The Met. Din­ing musts ... Sec­chu Yokota in East Vil­lage is one of the best tem­pura restau­rants in the city. Serv­ing only eight guests at one go, a host­ess, a waiter, and two chefs are all you need for a mem­o­rable din­ner. Din­ners here are quite un­pre­dictable as it is based on the fresh­est in­gre­di­ents avail­able. New York City is ... all about the bor­oughs that make up this me­trop­o­lis that’s buzzing with elec­tric en­ergy. What makes New York great for me is the di­ver­sity built by smaller com­mu­ni­ties from the outer bor­oughs.

The suites at NoMo, with Vic­to­rian blue el­e­ments, look out to the city Whit­ney Mu­seum’s dy­namic façade was de­signed by Renzo Piano

NoMo Kitchen, the in-house restau­rant at NoMo SoHo of­fers Amer­i­can dishes with Mediter­ranean touches

Daryn Schnipper

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