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New York, New York


JANUARY 19TH, 2011

New York, New York

Goldilocks had a thing for squatting in quaint cottages and stealing porridge in her younger years, but we think the grown-up gal would prefer a slice of the Big Apple. There she can still have it all—big, medium and small. Herewith, our NYC itinerary fit for a former fairytale felon (and you):

Big bed
Since Goldy’s making her own money now, we suggest she splurge on a spacious suite at The Pierre. The historical address steps from Central Park recently underwent restoration, which includes resplendent redone rooms. With impeccable special service, you’ll feel like one of the big bears (Elizabeth Taylor, Yves Saint-Laurent, Lauren Hutton) who once resided in the hotel. From $472, www.kiwicollection.com/hotel-detail/the-pierre

 

Medium chair
The Brooklyn equivalent to that charming cabin she once stumbled upon in the woods, Marlow & Sons is a café-cum-restaurant offering up the big girl needs, mainly groceries, spirits and oysters, maybe even an artsy boy to tryst with and retell her story. We tested the chairs, they didn’t break, and the food was just right. www.marlowandsons.com

 

Small pot
More than a pot of porridge, a girl needs some strong brew to fuel her tromping through Times Square. The tiny new D’Espresso location at Madison Avenue and 42nd Street is a sight to see and sip. Designed to look like a library tipped on its side, the floor is printed with life-sized visuals of bookshelves, one wall a wooden floor, the other sideways lights. Located close to the New York Public Library, G can stop by afterwards to read Robert Southey’s story on her childhood. www.despresso.com

For a New York dose from the other side of the Brooklyn Bridge, click here.

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