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Saturday Style: Follow Our NYC Weekend Guide Inspired by Kate Spade Saturday

As a New York-based magazine, we here at Lifestyle Mirror may be a little biased in saying this—but New York City is an amazing city. And we want everyone to get in on the fun.

So whether you’re a native New Yorker or in town for a weekend, we’ve put together a New York City weekend guide to give you an authentic locals-only experience. We’ve dodged the tourist traps and gathered the spots frequented by hip Manhattanites (and Brooklynites). From hip restos to must-see shows, you’ll be living a New Yorker’s un-lazy Saturday dream.

Now New York may be known as a fashion capital, but don’t let that send you into an outfit panic. It’s the weekend, you’re supposed to relax! Luckily, Kate Spade Saturday (see our favorite picks here) is the perfect place to find a little casual style inspiration. And we’ve even put together the perfect weekend outfit to go with the fun.

So ditch your Zagat guide and scroll through our insider picks to a cool New York weekend.

By Mina Kang

Where To Eat
Mile End
97A Hoyt Street
Brooklyn, NY
Move over, Katz’s. For an upscale take on a delicatessen, try Mile End in Brooklyn. It draws inspiration from old school-Montreal eats, dishing out smoked meat plates, poutine, and chewy hand-rolled bagels.

Carbone
181 Thompson Street
New York, NY
Brought to you by the white-hot team behind foodie hotspots Torrisi Italian Specialties and Parm, Carbone has already earned lots of buzz. Its menu is packed with hearty classics like linguine with clams and piccata.

ABC Kitchen
35 East 18th Street
New York, NY
This sleek rustic resto by Jean-Georges is furnished with decor from neighbor ABC Carpet and Home and offers local and organic dishes like carrot and avocado salad and farm egg pizza.

Doughnut Plant
220 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
Flavors like tres leches and crème brulee are baked into doughnut perfection using all-natural ingredients. 

Booker and Dax
207 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10003
This Momofuku cocktail bar offers more than your typical booze scene, with liquid nitrogen and flames happening behind the bar. In addition to high-minded cocktails, Momofuku’s famous pork buns can be had—the ultimate bar snack.

WHAT TO DO

The Highline
210 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY
This former railroad turned outdoor park is lined with flowers and gorgeous sculptures all year round, offering stunning views of the lower west side of Manhattan.

New Museum of Contemporary Art
235 Bowery
New York, NY
New York’s sole collection of all-contemporary art from around the world, this museum has amazing exhibits and a sleek exterior that evokes beautifully stacked boxes.

Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
150 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY
Take a break from the bustle of Manhattan and head to this Brooklyn oasis for serene strolls and nature-watching.  

Sleep No More at McKittrick Hotel
530 West 27th Street
New York, NY
At this silent Macbeth-inspired play, you won’t be able to stay still in your seat—literally. Audience members wear masks and follow the thrilling action. Prepare to run up and down the corridors of the building made to look like an abandoned hotel. Hint: follow the music, find the actors, and go with the flow.

WHERE TO SHOP

Strand Book Store
828 Broadway
New York, NY
This must-see shop has with miles of vast bookshelves stocked with rare reads and out-of-print works.

Eataly
200 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Take your time at this massive premium Italian market for imported gelato, wine, cheese, and meats. Grab a bite in one of their in-store restaurants or knock back a drink at the rooftop beer garden bar.  

Bergdorf Goodman
754 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
This airy luxury department store features famous shoe salon and endless handbag displays.

Kirna Zabête
96 Greene Street
New York, NY
This haute spot, conveniently located in the great SoHo shopping district, boasts the best of high end designers like Rick Owens, Chloé, Lanvin, and Proenza Schouler.

Brooklyn Flea
176 Lafayette Avenue
New York, NY
There’s plenty of hidden treasures at this charming Brooklyn market, brimming with 200+ vendors selling everything from trinkets to furniture to vintage clothing.

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