If you love a hotel with character, the NoMad Hotel, near the Flatiron and Chelsea districts of New York City, will not disappoint. Occupying a stunning 1903 Beaux-Arts building at 1170 Broadway, the NoMad offers more than a bit of Parisian chic in the center of Manhattan. The result of a collaboration between developer Andrew Zobler with restaurateur Will Guidar and chef Daniel Humm, guest rooms evoke old New York with their cozy, eclectic furnishings, reclaimed original wood floors, and claw-foot tubs. Downstairs, there are five dining rooms and bars nestled among rooms with book-lined walls where guests can lounge on mohair banquettes while enjoying Chef Humm’s signature dishes. Finish off your evening with an absinthe-infused martini known as the the Turf Cocktail.
Look closely. It’s candy – the creations of Sweet Saba, the whimsical new line of designer candy by Mayaan Zilberman. Each of her designs represents a memory from her past and bursts with unexpected fusions of flavor. Three of my favorites are the overseas letters, slides, & mixtapes, which together whisk me back to a time long ago when I was studying for a degree in theory & criticism of art. I would spend long nights in the slide library with my best friend memorizing works of art while listening to mixtapes and longing to travel instead. Now we travel often and have seen much of the art we studied, but that time spent in the slide library poring over works of art and sharing our dreams with each other remains one of my favorite experiences. I simply love that Mayaan’s designs can evoke such fond memories in me.