Ines Di Santo

Ines di Santo’s Top Spots in New York

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INES DI SANTO’S FAVE CITY SPOTS

The Italian-born Canadian-based designer shares where she loves to go when traveling to New York

Ines di Santo

WHO Ines di Santo

WHAT Fashion Designer

BORN Siena, Italy

FYI  The company is a mother-daughter team, Ines’ daughter, Veronica, joined in 1998

Ine Di Santo Designer

1 GO-TO SPOT FOR COCKTAILS
Sofia Wine Bar
242 East 50th Street at 2nd Ave., (212) 888-8660
sofiawinebar.com

2POWER BREAKFAST SPOT
Sant Ambroeus
1000 Madison Avenue at 78th Street, 212-570-2211
www.santambroeus.com

3FAVORITE STREET FOR WINDOW SHOPPING
Madison Avenue

4BEST SPOT FOR A MANICURE
tenoverten
112 Reade Street at W. Broadway, (212) 406-1010
tenoverten.com

5FAVORITE SPRINGTIME LOCALE IN THE CITY
Central Park

MAP ILLUSTRATION COURTESY OF REGAS

SOFIA WINE BAR With authentic Italian pizzas and small plates such as prosciutto mac n’ cheese, bresaola carpaccio and mozzarella crostinis made in house, it’s no wonder Ines di Santo loves Sofia Wine Bar. And it’s not just the food that she loves. “It is romantic with beautiful chandeliers,” she tells Twirl New York.” “And their selection of both Italian and Argentinean wines is incredible!”

SANT AMBROEUS The original is in Milan and opened in 1936, but these true Italian trattorias are nothing but classic, classy and authentic. With three outposts in New York (the Upper East Side, West Village and Southampton), Sant Ambroeus has a following of New Yorkers with discernible tastes. As for di Santo, she says it’s the “incredible Italian desserts that I cannot resist.”

Spring in New York makes people so happy, which I love. Everyone comes out to enjoy the beautiful sunshine. Also the tulips and daffodils blooming in Central Park are unmatched. — Ines di Santo

TENOVERTEN With locations in Midtown, Soho and Tribeca, tenoverten offers manicures, pedicures, waxing, eyebrow shaping, tinting and lash tinting. They even have their own line of polish, which are “five-free” so they don’t have resin, camphor or formaldehyde. Check them out for your next mani; you won’t be sorry.

CENTRAL PARK Yes, this world-famous park, which opened in 1857  is still enjoyed by millions today. And di Santo knowns her blooms. Our research shows that daffodils and tulips pop up throughout the park around the exact time or just before Bridal Fashion Week occurs in New York City every spring, creating a fragrant dsiplay unlike any other, and beautiful pastel perfection too.

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