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Lela Rose’s
Downtown Hangouts

CITY GUIDE

LELA ROSE’S FAVORITE THINGS

Where the designer loves to eat, shop and get her mani

Lela Rose

WHO Lela Rose

WHAT Fashion Designer

HOMETOWN Dallas, TX

FYI For her own wedding, Lela had a tree theme, which included twigs in her hair and a branch embroidered on her dress

Lela Rose New York

1GO-TO SPOT FOR COCKTAILS
Smith & Mills
171 N Moore Street at the West Side Hwy.
(212) 226-2515
, smithandmills.com

2ANOTHER GREAT SPOT FOR DRINKS WITH FRIENDS
Weather Up
159 Duane Street at Hudson St.,
(212) 766-3202,
weatherup.com

3FAVE PLACE FOR A POWER BREAKFAST
Buvette
42 Grove Street at Bleeker St.,
(212) 255-3590, 
www.buvette.com

4BEST WINDOW SHOPPING
Crosby Street

5GO-TO SPOT FOR A MANICURE
I only go to my local spot that is downstairs from my office. I don’t have time for anything else!

MAP ILLUSTRATION COURTESY OF REGAS

SMITH & MILLS Just like the designer and her creations, it’s no wonder Lela loves this restaurant that’s all about bringing something new to something from the past. Everything on the charcuterie plate is made in-house, and small plates are meant to be shared beneath classic cocktails of fresh juices, muddled cucumber, mint and bitters. Yum.

WEATHER UP TRIBECA With outposts in Brooklyn and Austin, Texas, Weather Up is far from a chain. Menu items include a meat and cheese plate with Abraham smoked speck, citterio bresaola, and delice de bourgogne. For the less adventurous there’s ricotta gnocchi, and a brunch menu that leaves little to be desired.

What do I love about spring in the city? The colors and the feeling of something new. —Lela Rose

BUVETTE Opened in 2011, this “part restaurant, part bar, part café,” combines the elegance of an old-world cafe with the casual nature of a neighborhood eatery. With amazing brunches, a fine wine list and long waits all day long, this place is a hidden gem in the West Village that makes you feel like you’re in Europe.

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