Welcome to our Fashion Insiders' Guide to N.Y.C. In this series, we've recruited a stylish group of New York locals to reveal their favorite spots in the city. For more N.Y.C.-centric inspiration, head to InStyle Hearts N.Y.C. to read up on everything else that's happening in the city that never sleeps.
What is your number one must-do for someone visiting New York City?
"Go for a walk through Central Park and stop at the Met. It's the best way to get a feel for what makes New York so special."
What is your favorite thing to do on a weekend in the city?
"My husband and I work to keep our weekends pretty unscheduled, which leaves room for spontaneity. I love low-key mornings at home, making breakfast with my kids, snuggling together in bed, and reading the papers. We also do a lot of exploring. Aside from Central Park, the DUMBO waterfront is one of my children's favorite go-tos."
What is your favorite spot in the city to spend the day shopping?
"I like to check out Story, which is a really cool concept shop with a seasonally rotating theme. I also love Shareen for vintage and Fivestory, a very small, tightly curated store on the Upper East Side."
When you are in need of a culture fix, what is your go-to spot?
"I love the MoMA. I also enjoy my annual date with [my daughter] Arabella and her toddler cousins to see the New York City Ballet perform at Lincoln Center."