By Olivia Price By Olivia Price | September 7, 2022 | Lifestyle
Explore the city’s debut culinary destinations, cultural experiences and more this season.
Le Labo x The Met candle is the perfect scent for the season ahead.
This season, luxury fragrance brand Le Labo teams up with The Met to create a special-edition candle, dubbed Laurier 62, that champions the art of fragrance. Made with 62 ingredients inspired by French painter Henri-Edmond Cross’ unfinished painting “Underneath the Cork Oats,” the candle encapsulates the subtle chaos of the artist’s incomplete work. A sweet bite of laurel is fused with the herbal scents of thyme, cumin and clove, warm amber and sandalwood, in addition to 56 other notes—all of which create a decadent scent fit for fall.
Projections of Gustav Klimt’s “Friends II” and “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I” at Hall des Lumières.
French private manager of museums and cultural heritage sites Culturespaces and IMG will debut a permanent space for digital art exhibitions at the historic Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank, just north of City Hall Park. Aptly named Hall des Lumières, the stunning spot’s inaugural installation will be Gustav Klimt: Gold in Motion, a luminescent experience featuring 30-foot-high images of the painter’s work, enhanced by other sensory features such as an exclusively arranged soundtrack. Various other experiences are on view as well, including an exhibition of Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser’s works. 49 Chambers St.
Inside the new Felice on Hudson space
Italian restaurant and wine bar Felice expands its footprint to the West Village this season with the opening of its latest location, Felice on Hudson. Of the new spot, partner and COO Jacopo Giustiniani says, “We are thrilled to open our doors in this special and historic community in New York.” The eatery’s ambiance is warm and low-key and is complemented by a hearty menu that Culinary Director Iacopo Falai describes as “one that begins in the hills of the Tuscan countryside and ends at the sea.” Along with a selection of organic wines and cocktails, an exclusive crostone menu, featuring dishes like the crostone alla ventresca di tonno (toasted bread with ventresca tuna, white beans, bottarga and red onion), is served at both the bar and in the main dining room. 615 Hudson St.
Nick Cave, “Bunny Boy” (2012, digital transfer file), 14:05 minutes
Praised after its debut at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Nick Cave: Forothermore makes its way to the Guggenheim’s tower galleries this season. The exhibit is the artist’s first retrospective and showcases sculptures, videos and unseen works from the artist’s early career. Cave, best known for his full-body costume Soundsuit series, portrays a space for counterculture to thrive and be seen, summarized by the neologism of the show’s title. The exhibit is curated by Naomi Beckwith, the Guggenheim Museum’s deputy director and Jennifer and David Stockman chief curator. “Audiences at the Guggenheim New York will have the opportunity to experience a [comprehensive] view of Cave’s artistic and life practice,” Beckwith says. “Cave is an artist who allows all his audiences to celebrate, mourn and learn with and from each other—a kind of social healing that is so necessary as the world contends with continued physical and political isolation.” Nov. 18-April 10, 2023, 1071 Fifth Ave.
The facade of the new One Fifth location
Acclaimed chef Marc Forgione, who brought us Restaurant Marc Forgione and Peasant, debuts One Fifth in Greenwich Village. “As a born-and-raised New Yorker raised in the restaurant industry, I have so much respect for storied spaces,” says Forgione of the location that’s been home to eateries for nearly 100 years. “When I was looking for a space for this concept, I knew 1 Fifth Ave. was the perfect fit.” The bill of fare, created with executive chef Robert Zwirz, features dishes such as housemade pasta; pinsa, an oval-shaped Roman-style pizza; and Prime hanger steak. “It’s been a dream of my family to open up a restaurant that can showcase the way the Forgiones eat when we all get together,” he says. “Huge antipasti platters being shared, conversations around a big table, lots of wine… The timing couldn’t be better now that the city is fully alive post-COVID—I can’t wait for strangers to meet again and become friends.” 1 Fifth Ave.
The newly constructed Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad is now home to the Zaytinya (translated from a play on the Turkish word for olive oil)—a dining concept by famed chef José Andrés. “ We married the refined service that The Ritz-Carlton is known for with the kitchen of humanitarian and Michelin-starred chef José Andrés for the next generation of a luxury hotel experience,” says Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, president of Flag Luxury Group. The ground-floor restaurant offers an innovative mezze menu as well as cocktails inspired by Turkish, Greek and Lebanese cuisines. Andrés helms all culinary endeavors at the property, including high-end, avant-garde dining destination The Bazaar by José Andrés, which is slated to make its New York debut later this year. 25 W. 28th St.
Looks from the Monica Vinader x Kate Young collection.
This season, jewelry designer Monica Vinader, whose jewels have been worn by celebs such as Jennifer Lopez, and celebrity stylist Kate Young collaborate to create a dreamy jewelry collection. “We paired our sustainable craftsmanship with Kate’s red-carpet aesthetic to create something beautiful that women will love to wear,” Vinader says of the collab, which features stunning pieces like earrings, bracelets, rings and necklaces crafted with gold, lemon quartz and green onyx. “I love Monica and admire her work for its design, beautiful stones and ethical practice,” says Young, who’s been named “The Most Powerful Stylist” three times by The Hollywood Reporter for her work with A-listers like Margot Robbie. “It’s been a true pleasure working with her and learning from her. I hope these pieces bring elements of both of us to the women who wear them.”
Photography by: LE LABO PHOTO COURTESY OF BRAND; HALL DES LUMIÈRES PHOTO COURTESY OF LUISA RICCIARINI/BRIDGEMAN IMAGE; DINING ROOM PHOTO BY GIADA PAOLONI; ARTWORK PHOTO: © NICK CAVE/COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY, NEW YORK; ONE FIFTH PHOTO BY EVAN SUNG; ALL PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS