Perfect Day: In the Know with Harper's Bazaar Executive Editor

In the Know with Harper's Bazaar Executive Editor
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Laura Brown


My travel cravings are for history, food and fresh air. My earliest travel memory is being given Legos by a flight attendant at age 4.

I would spend my perfect day in New York because it is New York! My most memorable moment here involved jazz, Woody Allen, and a crazy Swedish wedding reception. I would stay at The Carlyle when visiting New York.


The activities that can't be missed

1. Lincoln Center - Have a pre-theater dinner at Lincoln Ristorante, then see a show.

2. Gray's Papaya hot dogs - My secret shame.

3. SoHo Shopping - Alexander Wang, Isabel Marant, all the luxury stores, and Balthazar.

Next Door Nobu

My favorite places to eat

1. Spaghetti Carbonara at Barbuto.

2. Weiner Schnitzel at Wallse.

3. Sushi at Next Door Nobu.

The places you should definitely see

1. The New York Public Library in the heart of Manhattan.

2. Just look up. The architecture never fails to blow my mind.

3. The beautiful Grand Central Station.

Carroll Park in Brooklyn

My favorite hidden gems

1. The antique market on 24th Street.

2. Seersucker Restaurant in Carroll Gardens (even though it is in Brooklyn).

3. The bar downstairs at Acme.

4. No. 8 - Amy Sacco remains the best.


We took Laura's favorite places and created a Perfect Day.