The Veronica Beard Uptown/Downtown Guide

The Veronica Beard Uptown/Downtown Guide

In a city where restaurants seemingly pop–up overnight and you can't walk a block without passing a coffee shop, it's hard to distinguish the best spots from the worst. And since we're always on the lookout for a good recommendation, we decided to ask stylish New York–based designers Veronica Swanson Beard and Veronica Miele Beard of Veronica Beard for their top neighborhood picks. Find out where the duo hangs both uptown and downtown.

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Veronica Miele Beard's Uptown

  1. Café Carlyle: "The perfect spot for a fun, easy night out with exceptional live music."
  2. Joe's Coffee: "Every morning, I start my day with a coffee from Joe's. It's a totally necessary part of my morning routine."
  3. Central Park Zoo: "Visiting the Central Park Zoo is my idea of a perfect afternoon with the kids."
  4. Il Mulino: "Reservations are near impossible to get, but the Italian eatery is totally worth the wait."
  5. Serendipity 3: "As far as New York institutions go, this is definitely one. Come for the history, stay for the amazing brunch."


Veronica Swanson Beard's Downtown

  1. ABC Kitchen: "It's super close to the office, which makes it the perfect place for a quick lunch meeting."
  2. Prana Power Yoga: "100% necessary."
  3. Luther Antiques: "I can always count on this boutique to find something amazing and completely unique."
  4. Il Cantinori: "Incredible Italian food. It's practically my second kitchen."
  5. The Water Fountain in Washington Square Park: "I bring my kids here to let loose. It's a true downtown gem."

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