What would Pat Field do?

What would Patricia Field do?  
Hang on to your Manolo's...because I'm about to find out!

Photography: Mike Ruiz / Myspace

My husband and I are planning a trip to New York in December.  We love NYC so we try to make a trip there at least once a year.  My husband planned the most romantic proposal for me in New York's Central Park...so the city will always be a special place to visit.

We have our favorite places to go and things to do while we're there, but NYC is just too amazing to stick to your favorites every time you go.  Besides that, we just love digging into culture, exploring fun sights and experiencing new restaurants.

Turns out I fell upon this fun article that was written back in October for the New York Post.  In the article, Patricia Field shares some of her favorite things about New York.  I'm going to mix up our December trip and try to visit some of Pat Field's favorites.  ...Should be fun!  When in Rome.... or rather when in NY...do as Pat Field would do. 

....So, without further ado...
Here is Pat Field's New York:
1. Il Posto Acanto, 190 Second St., between avenues A and B
“Beatrice, the owner, has made this one of my favorite places. She’s Roman and serves the most delicious homemade pastas and breads. The atmosphere is comfortable and friendly and personal. It’s like you’re in Italy: The owner is there giving you food, saying hello. I go there often on the weekends for brunch.”

2. Patricia Field, 302 Bowery, between Houston and Bleecker streets
“I opened my shop when I was in my 20s. It’s now 40 years old and still there — I’m very proud of it. I’m especially proud of the crew who runs it; they’re doing good. I walk in there and feel like the grandmother visiting my grandchildren.”

3. Il Buco, 47 Bond St., between Lafayette Street and Bowery
“I eat there at least once or twice a week. It’s all about organic food. There’s a page [in the menu] about all the different olive oils. I love it. The food is delightful and it’s only a block and a half away from me. I can eat there without making it a big trip.”

4. Frock, 170 Elizabeth St., between Spring and Kenmare streets
“For most people, this boutique is still a secret. I go in there for a project and then I find something for myself. Their focus is late ’80s-’90s, and the selection is really great. I love their taste.”

5. Chinatown
“When I was a kid, it was three blocks, and now it has these tentacles all over downtown. It’s a jewel in this city. You go there and it’s filled with people. The food is fresh and not processed, there’s acupuncture and massages. You can pick up home furnishings — I have these huge red lanterns that open up like a fan, and they’re totally affordable and look gorgeous.”

6. Century 21, 22 Cortlandt St., between Broadway and Church streets
“What can I say? The price and selection are great, and they have samples that have never been made. I’ve been shopping there forever, so it’s always a part of my palette. Lots of pieces from ‘Sex and the City’ have come from there. They open at 7:45 a.m., and that’s the best time to go because the store is in order and there are no people there. Between then and noon, it’s golden.”

7. INA, 101 Thompson St., between Spring and Prince streets
“This consignment shop is favorite haunt of mine where I found an iconic, a 1970s vintage fur coat while shopping with SJP. She wears it throughout the series and in the movie (above.) I’ve been going there since at least the mid-’90s. You can always find something that’s one of a kind.Items might be from last season or from five years ago, but they won’t be recognizable.”

8. Rockaway Beach
“I bought an apartment there four years ago. It’s a stunning drive. You arrive in 25 minutes and the ocean’s right there! I think people who live there year-round feel like it’s their secret. As a child, my family went there. We’d alternate: one Saturday Jones Beach, one Saturday Rockaway Beach. It was just one of my favorite places. I’m going to make it my retreat over there with a Jacuzzi and steam room.”

9. Agnanti, 19-06 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria, Queens
“This place is kind of tucked away, but I’ve been going for years. Sometimes we’ll go after work, or when my Greek friends are in town. It’s Greek, but with a Turkish style of food. The space is rustic, not fancy, but the food is delicious; The fried eggplant is fabulous; the seafood is gorgeous, their lamb — they use a lot of yogurt. It’s very traditional.”
Read more: HERE!
I'd love to hear about your NY too!  
What are your favorite things to 
see, do, eat, & shop in the Big Apple?  
Leave me a comment and share!



  1. ahh New York, New York :) Well of course you must go shopping on Spring Street especially at LF! (Pricey but just looking around is exciting). This sounds cliche but there is this chocolate cake/coffee cafe on Spring Street CALLED "Best Chocolate Cake In The World," they were giving out samples one day and it's soooo amazing, best I've ever had. It's at 55A Spring Street, phone# (212) 343-2253. And you must go to this 100% organic (USDA certified) restuarant in Dumbo (Brooklyn Heights), Brooklyn: it's called Siggy's Good Food. It's on 76 Henry Street phone# (718) 237-3199. It's always fun to venture to the Brownstones while in NY. Last but not least if you are at all into Yoga - take an hour class at Laughing Lotus, you'll feel accomplished, energized and relaxed afterwards. It's mid-town located at 59 West 19th Street, they have a website too. ENJOY!!! :)



  2. Great advice! Thanks so much for sharing! I appreciate your suggestions!


  3. Anonymous11/22/2010

    OMG I absolutely LOVE NYC!!! I went last JAnuary and I am DYING to go again soon! And how lucky are you that your husband proposed there!! How awesome! I hope you have a fab time girl!!


  4. HI darlin'..
    WHat a lovely blog you have here!
    Lots of nice pictures and good inspiration! Love it, keep it up hun!!

    Follow me if you like what you see!..

    Love from Stockholm.. xoxo


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