Holiday Picks

Dear Readers, We are so excited to have collaborated with the New York Association of Hotel Concierges (NYCAHC) for this special holiday guide. The concierge community shared their extensive knowledge of the best and most exciting activities for their worldly visitors. We are pleased to share their insider access with you in this first ever holiday guide. In these pages you will find everything you ever wanted to know about traditional New York City holiday activities; advisories on new and trendy ideas; and experiential tips from some of our favorite New Yorkers. We have the best of shopping, dining and entertainment all hand selected by the foremost experts in the city. Thank you to our partners for supporting this issue and putting it into the hands of 20,000 lucky visitors at the top hotels in the city. New York City is truly magical during the holidays. We hope you enjoy all that our city has to offer and that we can help make your trip as special as possible. Kind Regards, Randi Schatz President

Alixandre Furs

Alixandre Furs is located in the heart of the Fur District at their newly renovated showroom. With more than 90 years in the industry, the brand is a third-generation, family-owned business dedicated to the highest quality and innovative styles. Alixandre Furs offers the 2015–16 collection of Norman Ambrose, featuring the finest in sable, broadtail, mink and chinchilla. This is “the place” where savvy New Yorkers go for the latest new coat, remodeling and storage services. Appointments are highly recommended. ALIXANDRE FURS 150 West 30th Street, #13 New York, NY 10001 212.736.5550 FEATURES: • Showroom Appointments • Storage, Pickup, and Delivery • Cleaning services • Repairs

An American in Paris

Winner of four Tony Awards®, An American in Paris is a musical spectacular featuring classic Gershwin songs and some of the most breathtaking choreography on Broadway. Hailed by critics and audiences alike, the show tells the story of a young American solider and a beautiful French girl in the most romantic city in the world. The New York Times calls it “pure joy! An American in Paris is triumph!” Get swept up today in the most award-winning musical of the year! AN AMERICAN IN PARIS The Palace Theater 1564 Broadway New York, NY 10036 877.250.2929 FEATURES: • 8 Performances Every Week • Run Time: 2 Hours and 30 Minutes with a 15 Minute Intermission • Appropriate For All Ages, Recommended for Ages 6 and Up

Angus Club Steakhouse

Angus Club Steakhouse has quickly emerged as one of the top dining destinations in New York City. First and foremost, the steaks are expertly sourced and prepared to consistent perfection. The seafood selection is also notable, as is the variety of exclusive private dining options. The sexy yet masculine dining room has a vibe that is ideal for groups or romantic evenings. ANGUS CLUB STEAKHOUSE 135 East 55th Street New York, NY 10022 212.588.1585 FEATURES: • Lunch and Dinner • Reservations • Gift Cards • Private Parties and Events

Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro

Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro boasts French cuisine with fresh ingredients and playful modern twists. Famous for our fromagerie, fondue and charcuterie, we source the finest quality in international cheese and meats and bake our own artisan bread in house. We invite you to get lost in our sumptuous flavors and fine dining experience. History and culture collide at Artisanal when energetic New York meets romantic Paris. Wont you join us? ARTISANAL FROMAGERIE BISTRO 2 Park Avenue New York, NY 10016 212.725.8585 FEATURES: • Reservations • Brunch, Lunch and Dinner • Gift Cards • Private Parties and Events

Barclays Center

World-Class Sports and Entertainment in Brooklyn New York Islanders vs. Colorado Avalanche – Nov. 30 Brooklyn Nets vs. Phoenix Suns – Dec. 1 New York Islanders vs. New York Rangers – Dec. 2 New York Islanders vs. St. Louis Blues – Dec. 4 BROOKLYN BOXING™: Daniel Jacobs vs. Peter Quillin – Dec. 5 Brooklyn Nets vs. Golden State Warriors – Dec. 6 Brooklyn Nets vs. Houston Rockets – Dec. 8 Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia 76ers – Dec. 10 Brooklyn Nets vs. Los Angeles Clippers – Dec. 12 New York Islanders vs. New Jersey Devils – Dec. 13 Brooklyn Nets vs. Orlando Magic – Dec. 14 New York Islanders vs. Florida Panthers – Dec. 15 Brooklyn Nets vs. Miami Heat – Dec. 16 CBS Sports Classic – Dec. 19 Brooklyn Nets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves – Dec. 20 New York Islanders vs. Anaheim Ducks – Dec. 21 ACC/A-10 Doubleheader – Dec. 22 Brooklyn Nets vs. Dallas Mavericks – Dec. 23 Brooklyn Nets vs. Washington Wizards – Dec. 26 New York Islanders vs. Toronto Maple Leafs – Dec. 27 WWE Monday Night RAW – Dec. 28 Jimmy Buffett and Huey Lewis – Dec. 31 Harlem Globetrotters – Jan. 2 New York Islanders vs. Dallas Stars – Jan. 3 Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics – Jan. 4 Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors – Jan. 6 New York Islanders vs. Washington Capitals – Jan. 7 Brooklyn Nets vs. Orlando Magic – Jan. 8 Brooklyn Nets vs. San Antonio Spurs – Jan. 11 New York Islanders vs. Columbus Blue Jackets – Jan. 12 Brooklyn Nets vs. New York Knicks – Jan. 13 New York Islanders vs. New York Rangers – Jan. 14 Brooklyn Nets vs. Portland Trail Blazers – Jan. 15 New York Islanders vs. Vancouver Canucks – Jan. 17 Brooklyn Nets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers – Jan. 20 Brooklyn Nets vs. Utah Jazz – Jan. 22 New York Islanders vs. Philadelphia Flyers – Jan. 23 Brooklyn Nets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder – Jan. 24 New York Islanders vs. Detroit Red Wings – Jan. 25 Brooklyn Nets vs. Miami Heat – Jan. 26


Chef Alain Ducasse’s classic, fashionable French bistro is located in the heart of Midtown. Just a five-minute walk from Central Park, Rockefeller Center and the Theater District, Benoit is ideal for lunch, brunch, dinner or even just a trip to the cocktail and wine bar. Inspired by the Parisian original, Benoit draws its influence from 100-year-old recipes that are blended with modern technique. BENOIT 60 West 55th Street New York, NY 10019 646.943.7373 FEATURES: • Private Dining • Brunch • Cocktail and Wine Bar

Big Bus Tours

Big Bus Tours distinguishes itself among the city’s hop-on hop-off sightseeing services with friendly staff and by offering live commentary on all their tours, as well as 10 recorded language options and the ability to send e-tickets directly to your smartphone. In addition to the four Tour Loops, they offer combination packages that can include a cruise or a visit to the Statue of Liberty. BIG BUS TOURS 723 Seventh Avenue, 5th floor New York, NY 10019 212.685.8687 FEATURES: • Multilingual Commentary • Climate Control on the Upper Level • Holiday Lights and Shopping Tour Available • Award-Winning Sightseeing Service


Not just a department store, Bloomingdale’s is a shopping destination and has been in business since the late 1800s. Occupying an entire city block, “Bloomies” sits on the divide between busy Midtown and the fashionable Upper East Side. Some of the store’s many highlights include the At Your Service personal shoppers and Bloomingdale’s 100% (exclusive seasonal merchandise from top designers made just for Bloomingdale’s). And if you get hungry, there are five restaurants and a Magnolia Bakery, making the day complete! Don’t forget to try Bloomingdale’s famous frozen yogurt from Forty Carrots! BLOOMINGDALE’S 1000 Third Avenue New York, NY 10022 212.705.2000 FEATURES: • At Your Service Personal Shopping • Bakery and Five Restaurants • Wedding and Gift Registry • Loyalist Rewards Program • Visitor Center with Multilingual Associates

Camilla Dietz Bergeron, LTD.

Camilla Dietz Bergeron, Ltd., is a New York–based estate jewelry firm founded in 1987. Camilla and her business partner, Gus Davis, have spent the past 26 years building a niche business that buys and sells antique, period and estate jewelry. From the soothing atmosphere of the elegantly decorated Madison Avenue salon, they offer the kind of personal attention and time needed to look through the extensive collection of one-of-a-kind pieces. Whether clients are in search of a timeless engagement ring, distinctive cuff links, or that special anniversary gift, they can rely on Camilla Dietz Bergeron, Ltd. to find what they are looking for. CAMILLA DIETZ BERGERON, LTD. 818 Madison Avenue, 4th Floor New York, NY 10065 212.794.9100 FEATURES: • Collection and Bridal Selections • National Jewelry Shows • Original Designs and Gifts • Bespoke Services

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola Jazz at Lincoln Center

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola is an upscale, intimate jazz club that boasts incredible music with breathtaking views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. The delicious Southern-inspired cuisine and large menu enable the club’s guests to enjoy dinner while listening to worldclass jazz artists. Dizzy’s offers 2 to 3 sets per evening, and reservations are recommended. DIZZY’S CLUB COCA-COLA JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER Broadway at 60th Street, 5th Floor Time Warner Center New York, NY 10019 212.258.9595 Calendar of Events: FEATURES: • Private Events • Reservations • Gift Cards • Memberships


Eataly is a mecca for any and everything edible and Italian. Whether you’re looking to create your own Italian feast at home, or prefer to have an exceptional team of chefs wow your taste buds, Eataly succeeds in every facet. Come hungry and come often, and don’t forget to visit the scenic La Birreria on the roof. EATALY 200 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10010 Main: 212.229.2560 212.539.0833 FEATURES: • Restaurant • Market • Cafés • Classes and Events • Holiday Gift Boxes Available For Sale

Federico Salon

With his passion and expertise, Federico has elevated the definition of a megamodern and contemporary hairdresser. The salon presents Federico and his team of international stylists in a relaxing and inviting atmosphere with a European edge in his chic salons. A treasured resource among the world’s style setters, Federico pampers society’s women, actors, models and executives at his luxurious salons with an extensive array of hair services and treatments. “Federico Salon Direct,” a 24-hour hair and beauty service, is unique and was developed to offer beauticians at any hour, seven days a week, to any home, room or hotel in the city. FEDERICO SALON 57 West 58th Street New York, NY 10019 212.262.3027 FEDERICO HAIR AND SPA AT THE BENJAMIN HOTEL 125 East 50th Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10022 212.207.4400 FEATURES: • Hair, Nail and Spa Services • Exclusive Use of Certified Organic Color Line • 24-Hour Service Available Upon Request 914.882.2978 • Reservations

Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys is the Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning true-life musical phenomenon that takes you behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Now celebrating 10 years on Broadway, Jersey Boys features the legendary top ten hits, “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)” and many more. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true. JERSEY BOYS August Wilson Theatre 245 West 52nd Street New York, NY 10019 FEATURES: • 8 Performances Every Week • Run Time: 2 Hours and 30 Minutes, with a 15 Minute Intermission • May Be Inappropriate for Ages 12 and Under (Strong Language)

Le Pèrigord

Opening in 1964, founder Mr. Georges Briguet is now joined by his son, Christopher, at one of the grand dames of the New York City dining scene. Having helped launch the careers of some of the most notable celebrity chefs in the industry, Le Périgord has not strayed much from the classic French menu that brought it to stardom more than half a century ago. The dining room is sophisticated yet warm and inviting, and the extensive menu offers a variety of meat, fish, vegetables, wild game, and the dessert “Temptation Trolley.” LE PÉRIGORD 405 East 52nd Street New York, NY 10022 212.755.6244 FEATURES: • Lunch and Dinner • Private Events • Reservations • Online Virtual Tour


Limani, serving Greek Mediterranean cuisine influenced by tradition, has a dining room that is among the chicest in the entire city. The open and spacious layout features a blue reflecting pool and a backlit onyx bar. Located in the heart of Rockefeller Center, Limani is a destination for lavish dinners but also offers a reasonable prix fixe for lunch and pre-theater. Limani’s priority is to provide the best ingredients, produce and seafood that the world has to offer; they serve premium products while maintaining sound environmental practices and maintaining the core values of the Mediterranean diet. LIMANI 45 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10111 212.858.9200 1043 Northern Blvd. Roslyn, NY 11576 516.869.8989 FEATURES: • Customized Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres • Intimate Parties • Large Corporate Functions • Private Affairs • Reservations NYC Pre-Fixe Menu: Lunch, 3 Courses for $27.50 Pre/Post Theatre, 3 Courses for $39.50

Maximilian at Bloomingdale’s

Maximilian offers a stunning selection of today’s latest fashions in outerwear and fur. Choose from an extraordinary assortment of luxurious mink, fox, sable, chinchilla and more, including private collection and premier designer styles of the highest quality. Maximilian is located in Bloomingdale’s on 59th street on the 4th fl oor and at select stores, offering a variety of custom services. This season, stay cozy (and effortlessly chic) in a bold statement fur. MAXIMILIAN FUR SALON Bloomingdale’s 1000 Third Avenue, 4th Floor New York, NY 10022 212.705.3335 FEATURES: • Cleaning and Reconditioning • Repairs, Alterations and Relining • Fur Design • Trade-In Discount


Misahara, a fine jewelry brand that is inspired by the pristine and varied elements of nature, ranging from Adriatic Sea to the Sahara Desert, launched its first U.S. boutique at the iconic Plaza Hotel. Handmade in New York City with 18k or 20k fair-trade gold, diamonds and gemstones, Misahara fine jewelry is made for empowered, well-traveled women who have a philanthropist element to their personality, much like its founder Lepa Galeb-Roskopp. Misahara looks forward to entertaining you for an intimate shopping experience. MISAHARA The Shops at the Plaza Hotel 1 West 58th Street New York, NY 10019 212.371.7050 FEATURES: • Women’s Jewelry and Men’s Cuff Links • One-of-a-Kind Pieces • Special Orders


Mulberry offers a blend of fashion and accessories, making it the perfect place to shop for all your holiday gifts. The 2015 edit includes a new metallic range and can’t-go-wrong classics like the Bayswater bag. This outpost of the luxe British brand is famous for posh leather handbags, shoes, luggage and women’s wear in a variety of styles. With a number of stores, including one in Madison Avenue’s Midtown shopping district, Mulberry’s luxury products—combined with polished and welcoming staff—make it a fashionable shopping destination. MULBERRY 605 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10022 212.256.0632 134 Spring Street New York, NY 10012 646.669.8380 387 Bleecker Street New York, NY 10014 917.261.4394 FEATURES: • Women’s and Men’s Collections • Personalized Shopping Services

Museum of Arts and Design

MAD champions contemporary artists, designers and artisans across creative fields. Since its founding in 1956, the museum has celebrated all facets of making and the creative processes by which materials are transformed—from traditional techniques to cutting-edge technologies. Today, MAD offers a rich variety of exhibitions and public programs, presenting contemporary art and design through a craft lens. MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN 2 Columbus Circle New York, NY 10019 212.299.7777 FEATURES: • Contemporary Art and Design Exhibitions • Demonstrations of Artists at Work • Public Programs, Cinema, Talks, Performance • The Store at MAD: Distinctive Handcrafted Design Items, Fine Jewelry • Robert Restaurant with Views of Central Park and Columbus Circle

Shi Cashmere

SHI Cashmere is located in the heart of the fashionable Madison Avenue shopping district. The brand became one of the cashmere industry’s greatest innovators in 1980, and the family-owned business continues to thrive on the cutting edge. The collections are made of the finest cashmere yarns and fabrics in their own factory in Scotland. SHI CASHMERE 944 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10021 212.717.7115 FEATURES: • Bespoke Services • Made-to-Order Goods • Over 150 Cashmere Colors • Designs Archived in the Fashion Gallery of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum


Sphatika Skincare and Spa is the perfect oasis on Madison Avenue, with a menu of luxurious, deeply restful, detoxifying, revitalizing body and face treatments in an ecologically pure environment. In this beautiful Crystal Sanctuary, stress, insomnia and jet lag fade away, while the spa’s holistic treatments engage and stimulate the body’s natural ability to rejuvenate. All treatments use the luxurious, Award-Winning, 100 Percent Natural Sphatika Skincare Line with Elixir of Quartz Crystal and superior-quality botanical ingredients to promote healthy, radiant skin. SPHATIKA 818 Madison Avenue, 3rd floor New York, NY 10065 212.265.5885 FEATURES: • 100 Percent Natural Award-Winning Skincare • Far Infrared Sauna • Jet Lag Relief • Bridal Spa Parties and Special Events

The Baker House 1650

The Baker House 1650 is an upmarket English manor-style bed-and-breakfast that is the most exclusive on the East End. Homey yet majestic, this inn is located just a 10-minute walk from town and a very short drive to the beach. The grounds boast lush country gardens and the Baker Spa among the many amenities. Open year-round, it offers a great destination for a vacation, special event or romantic getaway. THE BAKER HOUSE 1650 181 Main Street East Hampton, NY 11937 631.324.4081 FEATURES: • The Carriage House • The Baker Spa • Amenities • Special Events and Activities

The Ride – Holiday Edition

THE RIDE Holiday Edition is back for its 4th annual year! THE RIDE is a joyous experience to share with friends and loved ones during New York City’s favorite season. Enjoy the exclusivity of gliding through Midtown Manhattan on THE RIDE’s state-of-the-art “sleigh”, protected from the frenzy of the crowds and winter weather. THE RIDE’s repertory company of talented performers will continue to surprise and to delight you with their original themed vignettes and music. The Holiday RIDE runs from November 12, 2015–January 3rd, 2016. THE RIDE – HOLIDAY EDITION 234 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036 212.221.0853 FEATURES: • 75-Minute Interactive Tour of Midtown Manhattan/Times Square • 5–7 Street Performances • 2 Professional Comedic Hosts • Trivia and Karaoke

The Water Club

Since 1982, the Water Club continues to be a destination for casual elegant dining and special occasions. In addition to sweeping views of the East River and some of New York City’s bridges and skyline, guests come to the Water Club to enjoy a menu filled with seafood-heavy, fresh American cuisine served by experienced staff. THE WATER CLUB 500 East 30th Street (Entrance on 23rd Street) New York, NY 10016 212.683.3333 FEATURES: • Three Elegantly Appointed Dining Rooms • Cozy Fireplaces • Two Open-Air Terraces • Live Piano Music • Complimentary Valet Service

Valentin Magro New York

The jeweler and designer Valentin Magro has been creating one-of-a-kind pieces for more than 25 years, ranging from the understated to the extravagant. This takes place in the heart of New York, where one can visit his studio/workshop and view the design process from inception to creation, watching stones and metals turn into unique and singular handcrafted jewelry by a team of skilled artisans. Classically trained at the houses of Tiffany & Co., Harry Winston and David Webb, Valentin carefully oversees all facets of the operation. VALENTIN MAGRO NEW YORK 42 West 48th Street, Suite 903 New York, NY 10036 212.575.9044 FEATURES: • All Work Done in the Valentin Magro New York Studio • Customized Design • Same-Day Repair • By Appointment